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Hereford Lions Santa Sleigh Route

Hereford Lions Santa Sleigh Route for 2019 (Updated 9th November 2019)

Hereford Lions Santa Sleigh route around the city streets of Hereford, and in the neighbouring villages, is one of the great Christmas traditions which was introduced by the Hereford Lions Club four decades ago. Thousands of children come out to see Santa and tell him what presents they would like for Christmas with some children giving him a letter (don’t forget to put your name and address on it to get a reply from Santa!).

Please note: the times given are approximate.

Saturday 30th November – Villages

From 5pm – Moreton on Lugg (outside village stores),
5.45pm – Marden School,
6.15pm – Sutton St Nicholas School

Sunday 1st December – East Belmont & Newton Farm area

From 4.30pm – Eastholme (Community Centre), Westholme Rd (by Notice Board), Mulberry Close, Silver Firs, Wheatridge Rd (corner of Green Nash Close), Rowan Tree Close, Waterfield Rd (by bus shelter), Yarlington Mill (junc Coppin Rise), Carwardine Green, Ethelstan Cres (junc Waterfield Rd), Ethelstan Cres (halfway along), Ethelstan Cres (junc Masefield Ave), Charlton Ave, New Kilvert Rd, Woodward Ave, The Oval

Monday 2nd December – Villages

From 5pm – Holme Lacy,
5.45pm – Fownhope,
6.30pm – Mordiford (at The Moon Inn),
7.00pm – Hampton Bishop (Bunch of Carrots)

Tuesday 3rd December – Whitecross area

From 5.30pm – Wordsworth Rd, Marlowe Drive, Shakespeare Rd, Cotterell St, Chandos St, Kernal Rd

Wednesday 4th December – Villages

From 5.30pm – Clehonger Village Shop,
6.20pm – Madley School,
7.00pm – Kingstone Village Hall,
7.20pm – Coldstone Cross

Thursday 5th December – Putson area

From 5.30pm – Dinedor Ave and Webtree Ave (sleigh at junction of), Longmeadow (junction of Homestead), Manor Rd, Ridgeway Ave, Aconbury Ave, Mayne Ave, Franks Ave (Community Centre), Woodhouse Way, Hoarwithy Rd, The Pastures, The Shires, The Dales

Friday 6th December – Bobblestock & Yazor area

From 5.30pm – Kempton Avenue through to Thirsk Ave, Sandown Drive, Grandstand Rd, Chatsworth Rd, Westfield St, Highmore St, Grandstand Rd (finish at junction of Yazor Rd)

Saturday 7th December – Three Elms area

From 4.45pm – Hillary Drive and Bonnington Drive followed by
Burghill; St Marys Park, Redstone, Manorfields, Leasown, Bakers Furlong, Bell Inn at Tillington

Sunday 8th December – Newton Farm area

From 4.30pm – Goodrich Grove (outside Police Station), Brampton Rd (Brampton Rd Stores), Brampton Rd (junc with Grosmont Grove), Brampton Rd (Premier Stores – junc Kilpeck Ave), Treago Grove, Treago Grove (junc with John Tarrant Close), Treago Grove (junc with Vernon Williams and Bert Evans Close), Waterfield Rd (junc Heron Close), Kingfisher Rd

Monday 9th December – Hunderton area

From 5.30pm –Belmont Ave (junction of Belmont Ct), Springfield Ave, Hunderton Ave (incl new houses), Charles Witts Ave, Rogers Ave, Wallis Ave, Blackmarston Rd, Merryhill Cres, Haylease Cres, Hunderton Rd, Beattie Ave

Wednesday 11th December – Yazor & Kings Acre area

From 5.30pm – Yazor Rd, Ambleside Drive, Windermere Rd, Sherrington Drive, Trinity Rd, Cliveden Grove, Sheridan Rd (junc with Cliveden Grove) Sheridan Rd (junc with Warncombe link), Sheridan Rd (bus stop), Moor Farm Lane

Santa's Grotto
Thursday 12th December – Ross Road area

From 5.15pm – Stanberrow Rd (junc Escley Drive), Stanberrow Rd (by school), Marlbrook Rd, Ross Rd flats, Mayberry Ave (post office), Staddlestone, Saxon Gate, Thorsby Drive

Friday 13th December – Holmer area

From 5.15pm – Aylesbrook, Hereford Point, Hugh Thomas Ave, Holmer Manor Close (at the entrance to the close), Glenthorne Rd, Belle Bank Ave, Cleeve Orchard, Wentworth Park (junc with Lytham Drive), Meadow Park, The Furlongs (stopping at the main entrance)

Saturday 14th December – Belmont area

From 4.30pm – Stanbrook Rd (junc with Chichester Close), Oulton Ave (junc with Abingdon Drive), Oulton Ave (junc with Morville Close), Dorchester Way, Grantham Close, Northholme Rd, Broadholme Rd, Wyedean Rise, Tavistock Drive, Sydwall Rd, Whitefriars Rd, Abbotsmead Rd

Sunday 15th December – Ledbury road & villages area

From 5.00pm – Frome Park, Bartestree, 5.15pm – Burdon Rd, Bartestree, 6.00pm – Crown and Anchor, Lugwardine, 6.30pm – Whittern Way (Perrystone Lane), 6.45pm – Whittern Way (Whitehouse)

Monday 16th December – Hinton area

From 5.15pm – Oak Ave, Laburnam Grove, Hinton Cres, Hinton Ave (junc Hawthorn Grove/Lime Grove), Hinton Ave (junc Birch Grove/Lilac Grove), Putson Ave, St Vincents Close, Goodwin Way, Windsor Rd, Warwick Rd, Hever Rd

Tuesday 17th December – Aylestone Hill and College Estate area

From 5.00pm – College Rd, Queensway, Kingsway, College Green (post office), Lingen Ave, Bulmer Ave, Penn Grove Rd, Moreland Ave, Courtnay Rise

Wednesday 18th December – City Centre

From 10.30am – High Town Hereford

Thursday 19th December – Bartonsham & Tupsley area

From 4.45pm – St Guthlac St, Central Ave, Turner St, Green St, Park St, Meadowbank, Chartwell Rd, Blenheim Close, Pilley Road, Church Rd (lower part), Dormington Drive

Friday 20th December – Hampton Dene & Hampton Park area

From 4.45pm – Quarry Road – junction of Brockington Drive, junction of Wellington Place (at the crossroads), Gorsty Lane, Rosemary Gardens (junc of Knightswood), Gurney Ave, Queenswood Drive, Nimrod Drive, Old Eign Hill, Harvey Rd, Siddons Rd, Wellington Place

Saturday 21st December – Kings Acre area

From 5.15pm – Westfaling St, Stephens Close, Coleridge Cres, Langland Drive, Rankin Rd, Moor Park Rd, Ferndale Rd, Hewitt Ave, Huntsman Drive, Cotswold Drive

Sunday 22nd December – villages

From 4.15pm – Roman Way (Stretton Sugwas), Married Quarters (community hall),
Credenhill – Waterside, Glebe Close (stopping at entrance to and Cul de Sac), Ecroyd Park, Trenchard Ave (outside Headway), Oak Rd, Elm Rd, Dovecote Lane

Monday 23rd December

From 2.00pm – Martha Trust – Old Eign Hill, Martha Trust – Holywell Gutter Lane, St Michael’s Hospice


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