Santa Claus and his ‘little helpers’ take on the music industry to raise money for children’s charity
‘Santa’s Little Helpers’ available for download today
Fans can meet the Castle’s singing Santa at the all-new ‘Stories with Santa’ and ‘Santa Sleepovers’ throughout December
A child’s wish to help Father Christmas and his Elves is coming true this festive season as Santa Claus (as seen at Warwick Castle) launches a bid to claim the Christmas charity single charts number one spot. Available for download today, Santa’s Little Helpers, is a jaunty jingle, thought to have been inspired by a poem written by a child on a recent visit to see Santa at Warwick Castle, offering to help the Elves over Christmas.
Performed by Santa Claus and local children of The Stagecoach Agency ranging from six to 10 years old, ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’ is available to download now from iTunes, Google Play and Amazon for just 79p with ALL proceeds going to Merlin’s Magic Wand.
Releasing his debut single today, Santa Claus said: “This is more than a yuletide yodel, this is the real deal like me. Kids are so inspiring and they love to help others, so when I heard the poem I had to act. Mrs Claus and the Elves at Warwick Castle jumped at the chance to lay down a track and jingle some bells to create ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’. Every penny goes to help children have a great time, so it is a cause that many people will feel close to especially at Christmas.”
As the race for the prestigious Christmas number one song begins, ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’ is the perfect solution to decades of assaults on the Xmas charts from the likes of X Factor winners and Mr Blobby to endless boy band ballads. Who better for the top spot than Santa himself?
Merlin’s Magic Wand is a global charity providing magical days out for ill, disabled and disadvantaged children and their families at over 100 Merlin Entertainments attractions worldwide. The charity has provided special days for over 260,000 children and their families. In cases where children are too poorly to enjoy a day out, the charity deliver’s exciting Merlin’s Magic Spaces projects directly to them.
Fans of Warwick Castle’s singing Santa have the opportunity to meet him each day until Christmas, at the ALL-NEW Stories with Santa attraction. Included in the price of entry. This heart warming festive attraction takes Children on a magical twenty-minute journey through three fully immersive and interactive Christmas themed areas. First stop is the Music Room for a jolly singsong of Christmas carols with Mrs. Claus. Children can then help the Elves as they prepare for the big day in the Workshop room before joining Santa for a joyous seasonal tale in the Library.
Families can also enjoy a magical Santa Sleepover in the new Knight’s Village on the 2, 3, 9, 10, 17-23 December, which comes complete with an Elf wakeup call and exclusive access to Stories with Santa. Breakfast is included in the price and there is also the option to add a Supper with Santa and Mrs Claus to the stay. Prices start from £60 pppn based on five guests sharing, including breakfast and two days Castle entry, with car parking.
About Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle is easily accessible from Junction 15 of the M40, just 40 minutes from Birmingham and 1 hour 40 minutes from London. Warwick Castle is easy to reach by train from London Marylebone in only 86 minutes. The Castle, set in 64 acres of grounds designed by Capability Brown, rests on the banks of the River Avon at the heart of historic Warwick.
About Merlin Entertainments plc
Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its c.27,000 employees (peak season).