Santa's ride around Felixstowe - All the details

From Monday 4 December, Rotary and Save the Children, along with their faithful Rudolph, will be taking over from the Lions bringing Christmas cheer and collecting for their worthy causes.

The Routes 

Santa and his helpers do their best to visit as many streets as they can.  If they don’t catch you at home, or you would like to chat to Santa and take photos, please come to one of the four weekend locations shown below.


Monday 27th Nov - Roads between Langer Rd and Sea Rd and roads off Carr Rd down to Adastral Close including Manor Rd and Manor Terrace

Tuesday 28th Nov - Walton Gate estate, Goslings Way, Poppyfields and The Lilacs estates in Trimley St Martin.

Wednesday 29th Nov- -Walton High St, Exeter Rd, Recreation Lane, Church Lane, Ataka Rd, Treetops, Ascot Drive and Gulpher Rd

Thurs 30th Nov - Grange Farm Avenue and roads off

Friday 1st  - Wesel Avenue and roads off and Grange Road up to Mill Lane roundabout

Monday 4th - Western Avenue and Westmorland Rd and roads off that are trailer accessible.  

Tuesday 5th-  Laureate Fields and Trelawny Place

Wednesday 6th- -Trimley St Mary – Faulkeners Way estate – starting at the shops on the green going to Trimley High Rd covering roads off including Punchard Way, Langstons, Farriers Went, Dains Place and roads off where accessible.

Thursday 7th- -Trimley St Mary – Sprites Hall Lane, High Rd, New Rd, Chatsworth Crescent, Addington Rd, Station Rd, The Avenues and St Marys Close

Friday 8th - Town centre - Valley Walk, Garrison Lane, Newry Ave, Goyfield Ave, Princes Gdns, Riby Rd, Bacton Rd, Garfield Rd, Victoria Rd, Princes and Queens Rds from St Andrews Rd to Wolsey Gdns plus Orwell Rd and roads off.

Saturday 9th  - HAMILTON RD – 9.30am to 4.30pm

Sunday 10th      

Monday 11th - Trimley St Martin, St Martins Green, Mill Lane & roads off. 

Tuesday 12th  - Grange Rd and roads off (Mill Lane to railway bridge), Coronation Drive and roads off, Mill Lane, Stour Ave and Wadgate Rd

Wednesday 13th - Town centre Roads bounded by and including Tomline Rd, Hamilton Gdns, Chevalier Rd, Felix Rd, Gainsborough Rd and St Andrews (west)

Thursday 14th  - Glenfield and Fairfield Ave, Beatrice Ave, Dellwood, Fleetwood and Lynwood Ave, Lansdowne Rd, Rosemary Ave, Colneis Rd, Links Ave, Upperfield Drive.

Friday 15th  - Maybush Lane, Priory Rd, Marcus Rd, St Georges, Church Rd and roads off, Looe Rd and roads off, Sunningdale/Wentworth Drives, Quinton’s Lane

Saturday 16th  - MORRISONS – 9.30am to 4.30pm 

Sunday 17th - MORRISONS – 10am to 4pm

Monday 18th  - Walton –Maidstone Rd and roads off Cornwall Rd, Seaton Rd and High St.

Tuesday 19th - Trimley St Mary – Faulkeners Way estate – starting at shops on the green going to Trimley High Rd covering roads off including Fen Meadow, Thomas Ave, The Wheelwrights, Dawson Drive, The Josselyns, Woodlands Ave, Drovers Court and Mill Pouch

Wednesday 20th - Kirton

Thursday 21st - St Andrews Rd (east), Croutel Rd, Brook Lane, Picketts Rd, High Rd East, Foxgrove Lane, Thornley Rd, Rosebery Rd, Bath Rd, Quilter Rd, Barton Rd and Constable Rd. 

Saturday 23rd  - MORRISONS – 9.30am to 4.30pm 

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