A great seasonal treat is to pop down to East Grinstead, just off the A22, and visit the wonderful herd of reindeer this festive period, at Ashdown Forest Llama Park. Reindeer are fascinating domesticated animals and, during December, the Park organises daily ‘Meet the Reindeer’ sessions. Visitors can watch them being fed and learn all about them, their origins and seasonal relevance. The gift shop at the Park is packed with festive present ideas. Children can join in the Christmas Trail to win a Father Christmas treat and also visit him in his grotto. Relax in the cosy Coffee Shop, in front of a woodburning stove, and enjoy home-made soups, snacks and mincemeat pies.

No booking is required. For opening times, go to: www.llamapark.co.uk