The London Wetland Centre is offering a fairytale journey to the north pole, with husky drawn sleigh rides to visit Father Christmas.

Children will be thrilled to hop aboard for a husky sled ride to visit Santa in his log cabin grotto in the Barnes centre's own pine forest.

There will also be two Christmas shows, based on Dickens' A Christmas Carol, each day throughout the holidays, at 12 noon and 3.30pm.

A spokesman for the LWC said: "There's something for everyone, with wine tasting for adults and a chance to meet Santa’s huggable huskies: they’re lovely to look at but also working animals, so younger children can experience the excitement of a husky sleigh ride."