The WD3 Santa Sleigh 2022

Once again, Batchworth Sea Scouts in collaboration with other local scout groups, are organising a series of routes around the Rickmansworth, Croxley and Chorleywood area across weeknight evenings in December. Rudolf’s Sleigh is accompanied by a team of Elves that encourage people out to see Father Christmas, and to invite donations towards the charities we support.

Seeing and hearing Father Christmas pass along your road can be a magical experience for our young residents and we try to choose routes that cover popular roads. However, we have only 10 nights a year when we can run the sleigh due to the restrictions on our charity collection licence, and each night requires over 10 volunteers to be successful.

We appreciate the frustrations if we can’t pass along your route; but please do come and find Santa whilst he is out and about! Keep an eye on local Facebook groups for live posts about his travels.

This year, we continue to support New Hope, a Watford based charity helping those who find themselves without a home and who need support at this time of year more than any other. 50% of all the donations collected during the Santa Sleigh rides are passed directly onto New Hope.

The remaining profit is split across the Scout Groups that run the sleigh rides, ensuring that the local community can access active adventures at a young age. Everyone involved in the sleigh rides is a volunteer – most are either scout leaders, parents of scouts or scouts themselves (aged 16 and over, due to licensing restrictions).

2022 Santa Sleigh Routes

This year, the Sleigh will be covering the following routes (subject to change, based on volunteer availability, travel times and weather).

All routes aim to depart at 5.45pm and will finish by 8pm:

Mon 5th DecChorleywood NorthFrom New Parade, Whitelands Avenue, Blacketts Wood Drive, Carpenters Wood Drive, Shire Lane, Homefield Road, Green Street, Orchard Drive.
Tues 6th DecRickmansworth CentralNorfolk Road, Waters Drive, Skidmore Way, Church Street, Bury Lane, Ebury Road, Wensum Way.
Wed 7th DecRickmansworth Money HillFrom Money Hill Road, Mount View, The Close, Park Way, Elm Way, Field Way, West Way, The Highlands, Shepherds Way, Pheasants Way.
Thurs 8th DecRickmansworth EastFrom Berry Lane Methodist Church, Berry Lane, Tudor Way, Pheasants Way, Beacon Way, Highfield Way, Meadow Way, Hill Rise, Ridge Way, Berry Way.
Fri 9th DecChorleywood SouthFrom Lower Road, Chorleywood Bottom, Hubbards Road, Capell Way, Capell Road, Furze View, Rendlesham Way, Stag Lane, Heronsgate Road, Dove Park, Burfield Road, Haddon Road, Berks Hill.
Mon 12th DecCroxley Green SouthFrom Frankland Rd, Frankland Close, Harvey Rd, Gonville Avenue, Dickinson Square, Dickinson Ave, Yorke Rd, New Rd.
Tues 13th DecCroxley Green EastBeechcroft Ave, Valley Walk, Sycamore Road, Valley Walk, Oakleigh Drive, Hazelwood Road.
Wed 14th DecCroxley Green CentralFrom Croxley Green Baptist Church, Sherborne Way, Owens Way, Dulwich Way, Fuller Way, Sherborne Way, Rugby Way, Fuller Way, Barton Way, Malvern Way, Lancing Way, Winchester Way, Barton Way.
Thurs 15thCroxley Green NorthFrom St Mawes Close, Appleby Drive, Scarborough Drive, Pevansey Way, Lincoln Way, Rochester Way, Kenilworth Drive, Durrants Drive, Little Green Lane, Norwich Way, Lewes Way, Hastings Way.

At this time, we are awaiting confirmation on whether we will also be able to run Mill End South on Friday 16th Dec – watch this space for updates.

For any queries regarding the Santa Sleigh, please contact santa@batchworth.org.