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 6th January.
Our Garden Centre and Pet Shop remain open for essential supplies.

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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Whilton Locks Garden Village

The view from our Canalside restaurant terrace yesterday afternoon was stunning 😍
We can’t wait to welcome you all back to Canalside as soon as we can!
For now though, under government guidelines the Garden Centre and Pet Shop remain open, plus you can order online for delivery! www.wlgv.co.uk

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Hello snow!! ❄️
Who is going out and braving the cold?
If you are staying home in the warm, why not take a look through our website. You can place an order for contactless home delivery here: www.wlgv.co.uk
From garden to pet supplies, we have it all available to order!

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Beautiful chilly morning here @whiltonlocksgardenvillage this morning!
The plant area is bursting with potential colour for your gardens! From Hellebore to potted bulbs and lots of winter bedding plants and rhododendron.
You can shop safely in store, or simply visit our website www.wlgv.co.uk to place your order for delivery.

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Galanthus - commonly known as Snowdrop!
Brighten up your garden with these tough little beauties 😍
Available in store or to order online for delivery at www.wlgv.co.uk

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Our live feed bugs are currently:
£2 per tub, OR 6 tubs for £10!

You can shop safely in store, or order via phone for delivery 01327 842727!

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