Father Christmas drives train in Burnley Park

The festive period came early for children who visited Burnley’s Thompson Park to take a train ride with Father Christmas.

Helped by his elves and a snowman Father Christmas was driving steam trains on the park’s miniature railway.

SANTA SPECIAL: Santa's helpers on the Santa Special train in Thompson Park.'Photo Ben Parsons

SANTA SPECIAL: Santa's helpers on the Santa Special train in Thompson Park.'Photo Ben Parsons

Families flocked to the attraction which takes passengers around the park and all the youngsters were given a gift donated by Sainsbury’s supermarket.