ITV Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher stuns fans with £54 fee to see Santa at his festive farm

Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher has left fans shocked at the price of a meet Santa experience at his family farm, where he is charging up to £54 for children's tickets.

Kelvin, 39, is best known for having played Andy Sugden in ITV soap Emmerdale and winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2019, but in recent years has pivoted away from the Dales drama and into real-life farming.

With his wife Liz and their four children, he is living the rural dream running a Peak District farm which has featured in TV series Fletcher's Family Farm about their move to a different pace of life.

But Kelvin's fans who might have been hoping to get a glimpse of the star alongside Santa at his farm's Christmas experience have been left stunned by the prices.

Children aged between 12 months and 12 years will need tickets priced from £48 to £54 depending on the date, while adults accompanying them will have to stump up between £24 and £28 – with some fans saying it is simply an unaffordable day out.

Kelvin has been promoting the Santa experience since the summer on social media, but while lots of his keen fans booked tickets, many commented on the high prices.

One person wrote: "Jeez how much," while someone else added: "Wow, that's expensive," and another person wrote: "Prices are a bit extreme well actually a lot."

People commenting thought that Kelvin, who has welcomed celebrity pals including Shayne Ward to the festive event, was touting celebrity prices.

One person commented: "Shame the prices are so high for children," as someone else agreed: "What a shame the price is so expensive." Another follower added: "£48 plus not good if u have more than 1 child x must be amazing x" One shocked fan wrote: "It's far too dear for families, needs to be half the price.

Someone else added: "I love the programme but must agree that three adults and two children was too expensive for us too. Such a shame. I do hope it's a success though."

The Fletchers' festive experience includes meeting Santa, making reindeer food, meeting the family's farm animals and getting the chance to play with mini Land Rovers and giant snow globes.

They also run toddler meet and greet sessions with Santa.

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