Dobbies Garden Centre Christmas events as organisers promise it’ll be an ‘Xmas to remember’

The Preston-based centre is set for a ‘magical’ line up this winter.

Garden centres are magical places to be at this time of year, with extravagant Christmas decorations on display, Santa’s grottos and festive treats to enjoy. And Dobbies in Preston has promised ‘a magical line up’ fir for the whole family in the run up to December 25.

The retailer, which is located om Blackpool Road, will be hosting a plethora of festive events in the coming weeks, including an interactive winter wonderland experience. Special ‘quiet grotto’ days will also take place, designed for children who have additional needs, with sound and visual changes in place to help reduce distress and anxiety.

The grotto will transform the centre with a snowy woodland, spotting reindeer, rabbits and more, as well as helping to pack Santa’s sleigh. There will also be a Santa’s afternoon tea, which is expected to be one of the most popular annual events at the garden centre, while Breakfast with Santa will also return.

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The breakfast menu will features a number of options, including vegetarian and is ideal for families and children under 10 years old, while savoury and sweet treats, including freshly-made sandwiches, muffins and scones will be available, and the chance to meet Santa, at the afternoon tea. Your furry friends will not be left out of the fun, either, with the Santa Paws grotto experience also returning for 2022.

Sarah Murray, Dobbies partnership and events manager, said: “Christmas is all about getting the family together and spending quality time with your loved ones. At Dobbies we want to give families an experience to remember and unforgettable memories to cherish for years to come.

“Nothing is more magical than Christmas time, and our interactive festive events in Preston will help bring the season to life for the entire family.”

In addition to family activities, Dobbies also boasts a festive fayre menu and a late-night shopping night on November 24.

Full Christmas events timetable

  • Santa’s Grotto opens November 24 (from £11.99 per child)
  • Santa’s Quiet Grotto December 9 (from £11.99 child)
  • Santa Paws December 3 ( £6.99 per dog)
  • Santa’s Breakfast November, 26 onwards, (£13.99 child and from £7.30 adult)
  • Festive Afternoon Tea starts November 1 (£13.50 adult and £7.50 child)
  • Santa’s Afternoon Tea runs from December 3 ( £13.99 adult and £13.50 child)
    • 05:45, 28 OCT 2022

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