Christmas grotto fascinates visitors

Last updated 07:50 13/12/2012
Christmas grotto

FASCINATED: Stella Jones looks through a window at the Spreydon Baptist Church Christmas grotto.

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A Christmas grotto in Spreydon has attracted thousands of people this year.

The grotto, at the Spreydon Baptist Church, was created by siblings Linda Hills and Edward Warrington 12 years ago.

Hills said about 4500 people had been through the grotto so far this year.

"It's been constantly steady. Sometimes it's been very busy," she said.

There are seven displays in the grotto, including toyland, candyland, a toy factory, a bush-theme display with live turtles, a snow display and an animated teddy bear nativity scene.

"Toyland is a definite favourite, but they love them all," Hills said.

The grotto attracted people of all ages, from preschool groups to the elderly.

It is open from 9.30am to 9.30pm every day, except the last day, Christmas Eve, when it closes at 11pm.

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- The Press


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