Kerry farmers share the joy of Christmas with festive hay bale display

JOLLY HAY BALES: Santa and two of his reindeer can be seen at Ladybrook Farm until Christmas. Photo: Supplied
JOLLY HAY BALES: Santa and two of his reindeer can be seen at Ladybrook Farm until Christmas. Photo: Supplied

THE latest hay bale display on Kerry Road is all decked out with Christmas cheer to bring joy to local children and passing motorists.

The display is the brainchild of Matt Harrison from Ladybrook Farm, who was also responsible for creating a display that went viral on social media in June.

Those hay bales depicted Bluey and Bingo, the cartoon characters from the popular ABC children's television series.

Mr Harrison said his family had been introduced to Bluey and Bingo when his children were home from school during COVID-19 restriction.

"We used to have hay bale minions and tourists passing by the farm on their way to the Lost World would stop and snap a picture," he said.

"Lots of people pass by that area and we are quite happy for people to pull over and take photos, all we ask is that people don't climb on them."

Mr Harrison said he hoped people would enjoy the new Christmas sculptures.

"Last year we used five bales to create a Christmas tree and this year we used three bales to make Santa and two 're-hay-ndeer," he said.

"My two-year-old daughter loves them. She's just getting into it and even though she's not ken on getting too close to Santa, she thinks the hay bale Santa is great."

Mr Harrison said the family hoped the display would give people some Christmas joy after what has been a tough year for many.

"There's plenty of room for people to safely pull over and stop for a photo too," he said.

The display can be seen at 2763 Kerry Road, a short drive from Tommerups Dairy for those who are going to their "Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice" Christmas shopping event on Saturday.