FREE Christmas children's activities are being held at Keighley Market.

On Saturday, December 9, youngsters can make festive frames and create still life drawings in a workshop run by artist Naseem Darbey and Keighley Creative.

The drop-in session takes place between 11am and 3pm.

And Keighley Creative will return, with artist Emily Parkin, on Saturday, December 16, for a session making Scandinavian-style corn decorations. Participants can create hearts, hoops and angels by plaiting stalks of wheat, plus there will be a chance to decorate wooden baubles and make paper snowflake tree decorations.

Both sessions are suitable for children of all ages. Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Long Lee author Simon Wilkinson will also be at the market hall on Saturdays December 9/16 reading from his book, The Mammoth and the Moonstick.

And there will be free face painting and a visit from Santa on December 16 and 23.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council's portfolio holder for regeneration, planning and transport, says: "We hope people will use this opportunity to visit our markets. There’s plenty happening to keep families entertained and create some unique Christmas gifts or decorations."

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