Swindon garden centre announces festive events

By Barrie Hudson - 13 September 2023


Dobbies' Hyde Road garden centre promises to make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year.

It says there will be an incredible line up of fun and affordable festive events to make the holiday season extra special for families, and tickets are on sale now.

Events include Santa's Breakfast, described as ideal for the under-10s. Breakfast options will be available for both adults and children, including vegetarian selections, and children can dive into exciting craft activities, enjoy festive games and receive a gift from Santa.

Dobbies' Festive Afternoon Tea is billed as the perfect opportunity for family and friends in Swindon to spend time enjoying seasonal magic. There will be three tiers of tasty festive treats from finger sandwiches with honey roast ham to sweet treats such as scones served with Cornish clotted cream, as well as unlimited tea and coffee. 

People can also upgrade to enjoy more delicious savoury snacks like the Prawn Marie Rose vol au vents, festive hot drinks and even Prosecco for an additional treat.

Dobbies' Christmas Shopping Night on 30 November will be an opportunity for families to enjoy festive shopping while supporting Dobbies’ National Charity Partner, Teenage Cancer Trust. 

The Little Seedlings Christmas Party will also be taking place, exclusively for Little Seedlings Club members aged 4-10. Members will receive a VIP invite to attend, and can look forward to Christmas games, dancing and delicious food, alongside a visit from Santa, bearing a special gift. 

Sarah Murray, who has developed this year’s events programme, said: “We are filled with excitement about the upcoming Christmas events in our Swindon store. 

"Seeing families and friends come together, sharing laughter, and creating special memories is at the heart of what we do at Dobbies. Our team has poured their passion into crafting an array of festive experiences that will truly bring the magic of Christmas to life. 

"We can't wait to see the happiness these events bring our customers and their loved ones.”

Customers in Swindon are encouraged to book in advance for Dobbies' Christmas events to avoid disappointment:

- Santa’s Breakfast takes place from 25 November onwards, £13.99 per child and from £9 per adult

-  Festive Afternoon Tea starts on 1 November and runs through December, prices from £13.50 for adults and £8.50 for children. 

- Christmas Shopping Night runs on 30 November, from 5pm to 9pm 

-  The Little Seedlings Christmas Party takes place on 3 December 

To learn more about the events and bookings, people can visit dobbies.com/events

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