FATHER Christmas got more than he bargained for when he visited Seavington Village Store and Cafe – triplets!

Santa was in Seavington for a festive event with villagers who enjoyed music, mulled wine and carols, plus a raffle which raised nearly £300 for store funds.

He met triplets Rhona, Ethan and Frankie Ash, who will be eight months old on Christmas Day. Santa said: “I know I’ have my hands full with Christmas just around the corner but I really did have my hands full when I was presented with the lovely triplets!”

The triplets have an older brother Ash, five, and sister, Ruby.

A spokesman for Seavington Village Store and Cafe said the festive get-together had been a big success. “The event managed to bring together young and old to exemplify the community spirit we have here in Seavington,” he said.