RAINBOWS from Morpeth entered the festive spirit with a unique girl-only Christmas party.
The event was organised for Rainbow groups across the region by Girlguiding North East England.
On a magical journey aboard the steam train Santa Special, the youngsters travelled along the historic Tanfield Railway in North Durham, looking out for deer and other seasonal wildlife.
And despite his busy gift-wrapping schedule, Mr Claus took time out to talk to the Rainbows about their Christmas lists.
As well as enjoying their festive train ride, the group had fun and games and received a special badge to mark the occasion and an early Christmas gift from Santa himself.
Rainbow Leader Carolyne Hobson said: “It was a really magical experience.
“Meeting Santa was so exciting for the Rainbows. It was really fun.”
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