Santa’s elf missing in Wakefield – children called to join an elf-hunt


Wakefield Council is putting out an SOS for children across the district to join a hunt for one of Santa’s elves.

Santa has asked for the assistance of Wakefield’s children to identify which elf and which present has vanished as his team were out shopping for presents in the city.

There are far too many presents and elves for Santa to keep track of, so he needs help.

Children are being asked to start at Wakefield Westgate train station and follow the clues. There are 11 clues to be found on buildings and in shop windows. Children will be given a list of elves and presents that are currently in the city. As they follow the clues, they are able to eliminate the elves and gifts they find to reveal the identity of the missing elf and the missing present.

Elf trail map

Cllr Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport and head of the Elf Improvement Team, said: “This will be an exhilarating and fun-filled activity for the entire family and one that should not be missed. It’s one of the activities for the Year of Walking, to encourage adults and children to walk more as part of their healthy lifestyle choices, at the same time enjoying the sights and sounds of our city this festive season.”

Families can find a trail map in their local library, museum, cafes and shops that will guide them along the Elf-hunt. It can also be downloaded from our website. The Elf Trail starts at Wakefield Westgate train station and ends at the library in Wakefield One. It takes approximately 30 minutes

Completed missing elf forms should be dropped in the box at the library for a chance to win a family cinema ticket.

It will be a fun-filled, festive activity for the entire family!