The Port Vale players have a busy pre-Christmas schedule on the training pitch, but took time out for this visit much to the children's delight.
They will also be on hand at Vale's club shop at Vale Park between 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm on Thursday to meet and greet fans.
The visit co-incides with the club's late opening and gives fans a chance to get their last minute presents.
Shop manager Andy Burgess said:
' The club shop has taken off since the new owners took over and we are delighted with the support shown by the fans.'