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South Lopham near Fersfield has a magical elf kingdom waiting to greet visitors





A hand-crafted miniature village has opened its doors for visitors to step into and be greeted by a magical elf kingdom.

The attraction in South Lopham is currently welcoming people as it seeks to surpass the £3,000 raised for charity last year.

“We did really well last year, but it’s already been crazy this year with lots of families stopping by,” said creator Rona Reeder.

Lime Tree Farm in South Lopham, which has a special Christmas elf display pictured is Rona Reeder. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2022.
Lime Tree Farm in South Lopham, which has a special Christmas elf display pictured is Rona Reeder. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2022.

“We had a nativity scene set up on the opening day with sheep and a donkey, but the main attraction is the elf village.

“It all began with just making elf houses from tree bark during lockdown and everyone loved it, so myself, my husband David and our friends have been making them since September to create our second annual display.

“It gives people the chance to enjoy something while raising a little money for charity along the way.”

The elf village is open for families to come and explore.
The elf village is open for families to come and explore.

The showpiece, which is on Lime Tree Farm, also includes a quiz for children, torches so they can search the village for a hidden elf and a prize at the end.

All funds raised throughout the month will be distributed between St Andrew’s Church in South Lopham and the To Kenya With Love charity.

“To Kenya With Love allows us to sponsor a little girl so she can go to school in Kenya and receive an education,” said Rona (pictured).

“We have upgraded the elf village since last year, with a covered area for when it rains and a little kiosk, so it’s a bit more user friendly for the winter months.

“We have enjoyed making it so much that it’s probably given us more joy than it has for the people visiting, but it’s been lovely to see the people coming by and exploring it.

“We also still have our sheep here from the nativity, so the children can enjoy meeting them, too.”

The elf village will be open until December 23, from Monday to Saturday, between 9.30am and 5pm, and on Sundays, from 10am to 4pm.



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