The YEP wants to share in your festive fun – and we are now offering two GREAT prizes for our readers that we think are truly Christmas crackers.
We are offering both the lucky winners of our festive photo competition and children’s story-writing contest family tickets for a safari adventure at Knowsley Safari – recently voted the UK’s number-one safari by visitors on Trip Advisor.
We have also EXTENDED the deadline for our writing competition, to give even more youngsters chance to showcase their skills.
As well as the family ticket to Knowsley Safari, the winner will also collect a £20 book voucher.
Entrants must start their story with the following sentences and continue, adding up to 200 additional words: “As darkness fell on a frosty Christmas Eve, Adam put on his pyjamas and rushed to bed.
“As he closed his eyes, all he could think of was what Santa had planned for him this year. Soon enough he was fast asleep, dreaming of snow and sleigh bells. Crash! Adam jumped out of bed in the middle of the night, what was that sound?”
Both competition winners will scoop the family day tickets - for two adults and two children - which must be taken between February 14 and 22, 2015.
The lucky winners and their families will enjoy a wild day out at the 550-acre safari space, coming face-to-face with over 700 animals including zebra, lions, tigers and cheeky baboons.
Don’t worry, you can always take the car-friendly route!
You can get up close to the biggest residents at the Giraffe Platform and Elephant Platform; dare to enter the lair of over 100 Egyptian Fruit Bats, as they swoop and dive in the nocturnal bat forest and enjoy the Flight of the Talons birds of prey spectacular. (*Ts and Cs apply).
For more information visit: www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk
Terms and Conditions: The winner will receive a free family pass to Knowsley Safari available for two adults and two children.
Valid between February 14th and 22nd, 2015. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Amusements not included in admission. Amusement ride opening times will vary each week – please check website for details.
Voucher can not be used multiple times.
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN IN WITH YEP FESTIVE FUN
Story entries: Email to email@example.com before Sunday, December 21. Include name, age and contact details. Or post to Hannah Start, Yorkshire Evening Post, No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE.
Cracking photos: Send us pictures of you, your friends, family and pets dressed up for Christmas.
Xmas memories: Share special festive memories or traditions.
Festive reviews: Become a consumer champion. Tell us which mince pies you think are the best, where to find the best stocking fillers, etc.
Xmas factor: Got a hidden musical talent? Send us a video clip of a carol, a hymn or a song for our new competition.
Get in touch: Use our special web buttons at the side of this page to submit videos, pictures and comments. Tweet @LeedsNews or email firstname.lastname@example.org