Category: Events

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WLGV Event Booking

At Whilton Locks Garden Village you can now book and reserve your tickets for a wide range of events available throughout the year at WLGV.

Simply select the event, via the ‘Event’ tab and choose a suitable time slot. Where food, at our Canalside restaurant is included, you can also choose your food options here too. Once you have made your booking click on the ‘buy now’ link and you can make a secure payment with a credit/debit card or paypal.

Once paid, we’ll confirm your booking via the email address you have submitted, this will contain your unique booking reference number – so please bring this confirmation email with you.

CLICK HERE for the Booking Page

NEW: Afternoon Tea is now available to pre-book online. Available every weekday (except Bank Holidays) from 2-4pm.

Have Your Birthday Party at WLGV

Who Doesn’t Like a Cuddle? Especially on Their Birthday?
Eat then a very special treat!

Kids ‘Cuddle’ Parties
Great fun for your little animals, and ours too!!
Fantastic fun for all ages at Whilton Locks Garden Village – A Birthday Party Cuddle Day!

Invite your friends for an unforgettable party – share fab party food then meet the animals; from the cute and fluffy to the scaly and slimy!

On Saturdays and Sundays, we offer two party times. We offer a brunch party, which would start at 10am and finish at 11:30am or an afternoon tea party, from 3:00pm – 4.30pm.

Monday to Friday, we offer an afternoon tea party from 3:30 pm until 5:00pm.
The party will include food first and then a cuddle session with the animals.

For the brunch it would be a cooked breakfast. This includes one sausage, a fried egg, hash brown and beans and squash for the children. The adults will have a gardeners breakfast; a rasher of bacon, sausage, one fried egg, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes and a slice of toast, with a cup of tea or coffee.

For the afternoon tea party, the children will have two jam and one ham sandwich, a cupcake, popcorn and marshmallows, with a squash. The adults would have a homemade scone with raspberry jam and Cornish clotted cream and a homemade Victoria sponge with a cup of tea or coffee.

The price structure is as follows:

Our party price structure starts at £199. This includes the full party package as above for 13 people.
Additional people, children or adults, over the minimum of 13, will be charged at £9.99 per head. We have a maximum party number of 40.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss your party/event.
For more details and to book, please call us on 01327 843100 or email:

Meet Elsa Reviews

Here’s what you said about our magical Meet Elsa event.

“Popped in here randomly. Saw they had Anna and Elsa and enquired.
We were told today was the last day and it finished at 2. (we were there gone 4…close to closing time)
The lady went out of her way to ask Anna and Elsa if they could see our girls.
Anna took our eledest girls hand and led her to the ice palace.
My girls were amazed and in awe at this experience. 
Myself and their dad were touched at how kind the lady who we enquired to….going out of her way to make sure our girls had sn experience like no other even though we were past the ending time.
We were in the ice palace a good 10 minutes or more where Anna and Elsa were talking to the girls and involving them in everything.
I have never seen anything so worth while and enjoyable….even close to closing time nothing was rushed and it was truly magical. Thank you!” 
Lauren Hill, Facebook

“This place is brilliant. Took my 22 month old here for afternoon tea with Elsa and it was so unbelievably magical. The staff couldn’t do enough to help us and were so kind. There is so much to see and do and some great priced gifts and toys. Loved it and will be back thank you xxxx.” Debbie Jackson, Facebook
“Went for the afternoon tea with Elsa on Wednesday, food was lovely, good value event for the money, Elsa was really good with the children. Children fully enjoyed it. Normally visit another garden centre for there Christmas event but after a bad experience last year, will be looking out for your events over Christmas and up coming half terms! Thank you.” Connie Britton, Facebook
“My children loved visiting Elsa and Anna today they love the present from Elsa and Anna we had a fab day thank you x.” Alana Bartlett, Facebook
“Both my girls had the most amazing day. Meeting Elsa, photo opportunities, ice skating and tea with Elsa they loved. We will go again and highly recommend it.” Justine McMullan, Facebook
“I have just taken my 2 year old to meet Elsa and it was truly magical. Far exceeded our expectations and was well worth the money. A must for anyone with a frozen fan in the family.” Sophie Walker, Facebook
“A brilliant afternoon ice-skating and having afternoon tea with Elsa. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and made it the perfect afternoon. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.” Karen Minto, Facebook
“A great afternoon at Whilton Locks Garden Village with the family ,friends and 2 Disney Princess’s. A fantastic real ice rink that you don’t have to wait hours to get on. The staff were great and all joined in with the event. Thanks, great fun.” Anthony Tamagni, Facebook
“Wow what an amazing day we had! The staff were so friendly and helpful and all the children enjoyed the Frozen songs. My daughter has had a great time and even my son loved it! Elsa was fantastic and made such an effort to spend time with all the children, even my little girl who is only 2! Oh and the slab of cake went down well with the grown ups! Lots of photos and happy memories. Thanks you sooooo much!!!” Catherine Piner, Facebook

Summer Holiday Fun Cuddle Session

cuddle day SUMMER
11am-12 noon Cuddle Session.
Wild and Wicked Wednesdays – School Summer Holiday fun at Whilton Locks Garden Village.
Squash for the children and a regular coffee or tea for the adults.
£4.99 per person.
Children must be accompanied by a paying adult!
BOOKING, via our website, advised

Valentines Day

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
We’ve got cuddles galore
Especially for you

A guaranteed cuddle this Valentines Day. Half Term fun with our furry and fluffy friends complete with Afternoon Tea.
3pm-4.30pm, Tuesday 14th February.
Adults: £6.99, Children: £6.99 includes Afternoon Tea and cuddle session. Spaces are limited and advanced booking is advised.