Santa and Strictly stars set up camp at Windsor Castle

Windsor estate has been transformed into a festive retreat for Santa and venue for Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special
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The Queen’s Windsor Estate has been transformed into a magical festive retreat.

Windsor Great Park and Windsor Castle Home Park are part of the 6,400-hectare estate, and in keeping with the Christmas spirit, the magnificent grounds now also provide a base for Father Christmas’s new home — LaplandUK.

Visitors can try making toys with the elves, decorating gingerbread with Mother Christmas and skating on the ice rink. Of course, Santa’s “home” would not be complete without huskies and reindeer.

Stars including Rochelle Humes, from girl band The Saturdays, singer Elaine Page and comedian Rufus Hound have filmed there for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special, which is due to be broadcast on Christmas Day. 

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