I'm just surfacing again after a hectic month so can at last let you know how it went. There really isn't any bad news! We had another record santa season with almost 9500 visitors - up over 10% in two years - and interestingly 38% were children - is exactly the same percentage as the past three years. We gave each child 2 presents so you can work out how many presents we handed out in total, and of course added to that were hundreds of baby presents.
Because our toy supplier needs approximate numbers now for 2016 (as he is flying off to China and India in the early new year to place orders), we have already made a provisional order for a further increased number as allowing for the calendar it looks as if we are in store for another record year.
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves with (so far) only one e mail of complaint and lots of "thank you" emails, letters and cards. Have a look at Tripadvisor for more comments. Thanks to everyone for their enthusiastic support