VIDEO: Thousands raised for Northamptonshire charities during annual Christmas sleigh tour

More than £11,000 was raised this year in the annual Santa Sleigh tour across the Daventry District.

Around 160 children met Father Christmas as he stopped off at Daventry Country Park on the eve of his busiest night of the year.

Stephen (2), Molly (4) and Jennifer (7) Paine with Father Christmas at the Santa's Stop event at Daventry Country Park NNL-141229-115324001

Stephen (2), Molly (4) and Jennifer (7) Paine with Father Christmas at the Santa's Stop event at Daventry Country Park NNL-141229-115324001

Santa handed out free gifts to youngsters during the event organised by Daventry District Council in partnership with Danetre Rotary Club.

It marked the end of his three-week tour of Daventry and the surrounding villages run by the Rotary Club, during which at total of £11,834 was raised for local good causes.