A jolly good time was had by all when The Park hotel in Werribee threw open its doors for Wyndham families doing it tough this Christmas.

For the second year in a row, The Park’s owners, Nick and Connie Christou, laid on lunch for 11 families of Manor Lakes College students who receive assistance from the Smith Family.

Parents and their children were treated to lunch, a petting zoo, photo booth and other entertainment and surprises, including a visit from Santa.

Mr Christou said local donations for the event had come from Woolworths, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Cake Creations and Werribee MP Tim Pallas.