M&D’S has announced it is on the lookout is for some very special guests to help spread Christmas cheer this festive season.

The theme park has launched a recruitment drive - for Santas.

Due to launch next month, Santa’s Magical Wonderland is expected to welcome even more visitors to its animated scenes, as well as the only outdoor ice-rink.

Matthew Taylor, managing director of the park, said: “This is a very special role we’re looking to fill here.

“The gentleman needs to be tall and like his food, and it would be advantageous for him to have white hair and a beard.

“Ideally, he will also have a good ‘hohoho!’ - and I’m afraid we must insist that he loves reindeer.”

Anyone interested in applying should contact 01698 333777.