AN Amman Valley charity is offering children free elf experiences this festive season.

Joseph’s Smile has over a thousand tickets for the free elf experience at Brynamman Christmas Village in December.

The experience lasts between 45 minutes to an hour and little ones will be enchanted as their receive their own Elf name, rosy cheeks and an elf hat before going on a whimsical journey on a magical spaceship bound for the North Pole.

On arriving at the North Pole, children will go to elf training school, taking part in some fun tasks to become honorary elves and at the end of training, they will receive a special gift that Santa prepared.

There will also be a chance to send Santa Christmas lists and letters with the magical Post Office.

This year, the experience will be free for 1,800 children thanks to funding from The National Lottery, however, there are only around 400 tickets left!

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Joseph’s Smile’s Emma Rees said: “It is an opportunity for us as a charity to say thank you for what the community has done for us and to welcome new supporters of the charity to raise awareness of what we are trying to do as a charity.”

The charity also runs the Santa’s grotto where there will be personalised Santa experiences. Santa will know the name of the child, their preference of English or Welsh communication and what they have asked Santa for Christmas! There will also be a reindeer cuddly toy, a magical key from Santa that they must use to let him in on Christmas Eve, a candy cane and a bilingual certificate to let them know that the child is on the nice list.

Brynamman Christmas Village is open each weekend from December 1 through to Christmas Eve, and will be open from 5pm daily from December 18. For more information and to book tickets for the experiences, visit