A 6,000-acre estate, located near Chester, has welcomed visitors form across the country for its spectacular festive celebration.

Christmas at Bolesworth Castle offers an incredible yuletide programme of activities, with thousands having already visited the enchanted lights trail, Alpine Lodge, Santa's Grotto, Rudolph's Rest, fairground rides and ice-skating experiences.

The event will run until December 31 - with special offers for those who attend between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve.

Bolesworth’s Managing Director Nina Barbour says they are thrilled to be recognised as one of the best Christmas events in Cheshire and North Wales.

Chester and District Standard: Families visit Santa Claus at Bolesworth Castle.Families visit Santa Claus at Bolesworth Castle. (Image: Nick Hastings-Winch)

"The response we’ve had since day one has been amazing, and that looks set to continue throughout the month," she said.

"People are loving the wide range of attractions on offer, and we also have a selection of food and drink producers from across the area selling their delicious festive fare, with the marshmallows and mulled wine proving particularly popular!

"There will be some special surprises to end the year in style so we hope people will be able to join us in the weeks ahead."

When Santa parks his sleigh for another year, the fun will continue at Bolesworth.

Liverpool’s famous Festive Farmers Christmas Display will bring their dazzingly decked-out array of tractors covered in lights to join part of the trail, raising money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

There are discount deals of up to 28 percent between December 27 and December 31, and a firework display will add a splash of colour to New Year’s Eve from 7pm.

Nina added: "Christmas at Bolesworth is proving to be the perfect gift experience for people of all ages to enjoy, so we look forward to seeing you here soon."

For more information including ticketing details, visit www.bolesworth.com/christmas and follow @Bolesworth on social media. Alternatively, call 01829 782210 or email info@bolesworth.com.