Father Christmas is preparing for his festive deliveries with a visit to new houses in the South West

A special visitor has visited the new Barratt Homes developments across the South West recently.

The bearded visitor turned a few heads at developments across the region, where he had come to ensure all the children who had recently moved into new homes were on his list for deliveries on Christmas Eve.

Sales director Andrea Pilgrim said Father Christmas was seen checking out the best way to arrive at the different developments and updating his address book with the names of children who have moved into new homes since last Christmas.

“This is definitely the most interesting visitor we have had here and we’re making sure all the children in our new homes know that Father Christmas definitely knows their new address,” she said.


Santa’s travels

Santa will travel an estimated 510 million km on Christmas Eve, flying at around 10 million km per hour in order to make the 233 million stops on his list. His first stop is the Republic of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean and, according to NORAD, which is running its popular online Santa tracker, he will make his way west around the world before arriving in the UK.

Andrea added: “The new developments have really taken shape since he last flew over, with lots of new families having moved in, so Santa and his reindeer will have lots to see.”

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