FOR the first time, Kidderminster's Rowland Hill Shopping Centre will be welcoming children to its Santa's grotto this December.

Father Christmas and his elves will be meeting visitors at the Vicar Street mall on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15.

Children will be able to have their photograph taken with Santa and take the commemorative picture home with them.

The event is free of charge, including the photograph, but admission will be on a first come, first served basis.

Rowland Hill Shopping Centre manager Jackie Allen said: "We’re really excited about hosting our first ever Santa’s grotto and I’m sure it will be a hit with our younger customers in Kidderminster.”

The grotto will be situated inside the shopping centre, opposite Santander.

It will be open to visitors from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday, December 14 and from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday, December 15.