Welcome to Whilton Locks Garden Village Events

Here at Whilton Locks Garden Village, we have a fabulous reputation for hosting family, fun filled events. A reputation of high quality events at affordable prices, with events for you, your friends and family and even your dog! A reputation earned from the fabulous feedback by you, our visitors – we are really proud of these achievements and look to ensure our events are the best possible fun at the best possible value.

Update Spring 2021.
Our Garden Centre and Pet Shop remain open for essential supplies. Events currently on Hold

We host a number of seasonal events too – from our Winter Wonderland and Real Ice, Ice Rink for the Christmas season to events all year round; for Easter, Hallowe’en, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Let’s Have An Event Because They Are Great Fun Day!

We host a number of themed events too – from meets and greets of Space Rangers and Ice Princesses, to both educational and enjoyable Cuddle Sessions with our Meet the Animalswhat would you choose? Something soft and furry or scaly and slimey? We have hosted a number of events for fans of Harry Potter, Dinosaurs, Pirates, themed Afternoon Teas and brilliant Birthday Parties.


Tell me more about online bookings at Whilton Locks Garden Village and Paypal.
First of all you do not need a Paypal account to pay with Paypal. You can use any Credit/Debit Card to pay. We use Paypal, as our default payment portal, as we believe it’s the most secure available worldwide.

We love this business – they go the extra mile for you EVERY time, not just the first visit. Very well run with a caring culture – superb customer care – WELL DONE.” Beverley Bates, Facebook.

NEW for 2020: “The best Santa’s grotto ever, and I have been to loads. Well organised, very friendly and helpful. My grandchildren enjoyed it last Sunday. They didn’t stop talking about it. Everyone should go.” Enid Morris, Facebook

Took our girls to see Santa in his grotto today and it was a great experience. The grotto was magically decorated, Santa a lovely sweet man who was great to the children and parents and Santa’s helpers outside were very sweet girls who completed the experience. Great present as well for the money. Well done Whilton Locks.” Michaella Sutton, Facebook

NEW for 2020: “Just wanted to say thank you for a fab visit to the Grotto on Saturday, our 5 year old had a great time. Mrs Claus, Santa and the elves were so friendly and welcoming and the three stage process, ie woodland and Santa’s lounge before seeing Santa himself, was a great idea!”
Thanks again and Merry Christmas! ”
Beverley Heeley, Facebook

“Really enjoyed our Afternoon Tea and so did our guests one of whom was celebrating her 88th birthday. There was a good choice of cakes and sandwiches.” Terence W, Groupon

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More Reviews: “Just been to the Valentine’s day cuddle day and afternoon tea. What a fantastic afternoon and a great range of animal interactions. My son who is 5 absolutely loved it and held every animal and his sister who’s almost 2 joined in with quite a lot too.  Also the tea beforehand was delicious. Definitely look into this for my sons 6th birthday in September.” Emily Wright, Facebook

“I’ve been before for shopping , today I came with my boys to meet santa in his grotto and I was really impressed ! The grotto is beautiful !!!!! I love the sleigh area making more photo opportunities and happy children . “Santa” didn’t rush us and made it very special ! I loved the snowman bouncy castle and the ice rink what a lovely way to spend a family day out on a normally stressful run up to Christmas ! Allanah Swain, Facebook

NEW for 2020: “Highly recommend, it was brilliant!” Laura Roberts, Facebook

NEW for 2020: “I NEVER leave reviews, I always forget to, but I couldn’t ignore today. We arrived with three kids today, and I can honestly say we had just the best day. The ice rink was fantastic – we have used it before but their COVID safe approach meant it was incredibly spacious for all. The Santa’s grotto was the best one we have seen in years (and with three kids we have seen a fair few!) but honestly, without doubt, the thing that really stood out today was the staff. Dan in the cafe couldn’t do enough to help a crazy family of feral kids (sorry!!) and literally every member of staff we came across from the rink, to the grotto to the shop was just so helpful and genuinely friendly. We will be coming back soon, we’ve always loved the place – but hats off to you for coming back so strong from a rough 2020 so far – we cannot recommend you enough!! Thank you xx” Natasha Whiles, Facebook

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‘It’s hot, maybe too hot’.

Cool yourself down down with one of our paddling pools or really treat yourself to a Rota Spa.

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Good Morning and happy Saturday!

It’s the weekend, and it is set to be a lovely couple of days, so why not get garden organised?

Here at Whilton Locks Garden Village, we have a huge range of garden furniture to view in store.

Open this weekend Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm!

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I’ve put out my feelers and it looks set for a fabulous weekend, so I’ve had a thought...
I’ve wracked my brain. Hold on! What does “wrack” even mean? Also don’t some people spell it “rack”?

Whether the weather be fine, or whether the weather be not, whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot, we'll weather the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not!

Sometimes it’s difficult to write suitable words. I might be up to my eyeballs or feeling like I could tear my hair out, then out of the woodwork an idea will hatch. I’ll pour my heart into it and make certain no-one will be cheesed off, or fly off the handle. I would rise and shine. I’d be a happy camper, the best thing since sliced bread. I’d keep my eyes peeled for the elephant in the room and ensure it wouldn’t be a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire.

I before E?
Except when your foreign neighbour Keith receives eight counterfeit beige sleighs from feisty caffeinated weightlifters. Weird!

Pardon my French.

Hyphenated… Non-hyphenated. How ironic!

If you’ve read all that - whilst completely correct, it makes no sense - or nonsense. What’s the extra ’n’ even for?

It DOES makes complete sense to take a trip out to Whilton Locks Garden Village this weekend.
Bring the whole family - even grammar!

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So many hanging baskets to brighten up your garden!
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