Santa has swapped his sleigh for a boat so bring your children or grandchildren and join in the festive spirit of Christmas, cruising with Santa Claus around Poole Harbour with City Cruises Poole.

Departing from Poole Quay and sailing for approximately one hour and 15 minutes, on our big boat Solent Scene.

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while you are listening to Christmas carols playing in the background. Kids will be able to enjoy a 30 minute magic show and balloon modelling performed by Dr Balloonman while they snack on biscuits and sip a soft drink.

Santa will be walking around the boat, meeting all children, the small ones and those ‘just a little bit older’ too. Each child will receive a Christmas present directly from Santa!

For your chance to win one of three family tickets (2 adults and 2 children), simply answer the following question:

Q. What does Santa climb down when delivering all the presents?

By post: Send your name, address and all contact details on the back of a postcard to Sail with Santa Competition, Newsquest Dorset, Fleet House, Hampshire Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9XD before the closing date of 11th December 2017.

By phone: Simply call 09011510220 and leave your answer and details when prompted.

By text: Send your text to 80360 starting with SAIL leave a space, followed by your answer, name and contact details.

Terms and conditions:

Calls cost 51p per minute from a BT Landline plus your phone company’s access charge. Calls from mobiles and some other networks may cost more.

Texts cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. Telephone and text lines open 04/12/2017 and close 11/12/2017 at 23:59PM.

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Winner/s will be chosen from all entries received. Winners will be contacted by City Cruises Poole to book their prize.

All dates are subject to availability.

Newsquest competition terms and conditions apply see