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Swansea garden centre launches programme of festive fun

Llansamlet garden centre, Dobbies is gearing up to create a Christmas to remember with a magical line up of great-value festive events planned to get the whole family excited for the season ahead.
The garden centre chain say their Santa’s Grotto is back and better than ever, with families having the opportunity to take part in an interactive experience in the Swansea store.

Attendees will be greeted by Santa’s elves to walk through the snowy woodland, spotting reindeer, rabbits and more, as well as helping to pack Santa’s sleigh. They’ll then spend time with Santa and receive a special gift to take home. Families can opt in to purchase a photograph with Santa, creating memories to last forever.

Dobbies’ Quiet Grottos will also be available on 9 December. This experience is designed to help support children with additional needs, with sound and visual elements adapted to reduce anxiety.

If you’re looking to get the whole family involved, Dobbies’ Swansea store will also offer a Santa Paws grotto experience. Dog lovers across Swansea have the chance to bring their pups to see Santa, with a special doggie gift and photo opportunity available. Children’s tickets can be added, for a full family experience.

The garden centre is also hosting its ever-popular Santa’s Breakfast experience, perfect for families and children under 10 years old. Breakfast options are available for both adults and children, including vegetarian and lighter options, with food, fun activities and a gift from Santa all included in the children’s great-value ticket price.

Dobbies’ Festive Afternoon Tea will also take place, with options to suit the whole family. Guests can indulge in three tiers of fantastic festive food, and unlimited tea and coffee refills. There are also options to upgrade with additional savoury items, hot drinks and Prosecco.

Dobbies’ Partnership and Events Manager, Sarah Murray, 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 Swansea will help bring the season to life for the entire family.”

Customers in Swansea are encouraged to book in advance for Dobbies’ Christmas events to avoid disappointment. Customers have the opportunity to make a donation to Dobbies’ National Charity Partner, Teenage Cancer Trust, when booking online: https://www.dobbies.com/events.

Santa’s Grotto events start on 24 November, prices from £11.99 per child
Santa’s Quiet Grotto takes place on 9 December, prices from £11.99 per child
Santa Paws starts running on 3 December, priced at £6.99 per dog
Santa’s Breakfast takes place from 26 November onwards, £13.99 per child and from £7.30 per adult
Festive Afternoon Tea starts on 1 November, £13.50 per adult and £7.50 per child
Santa’s Afternoon Tea runs from 3 December, £13.99 per adult and £13.50 per child