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Have you checked your email inbox lately for an exclusive offer for a meal for two for just £10 in January, in our Canalside restaurant? Continue reading “Loyalty Card Member? Check Your Inbox”

Snow Way!

Snow DaventryWhat a day!
With the snow there has been so much disruption to travel on the local roads and due to treacherous driving conditions we decided early on to cancel all special events today. Your safety is very important to us. The site did remain open all day for those who did brave the conditions as it would have been terrible to venture out and find us shut!

We apologise to customers who had planned to visit us today and may have been disappointed with the cancellations. Those of you who have booked either Breakfast with Santa or Ice Skating for today we have automatically moved your booking to the same time next Sunday. So if you had Breakfast with Santa booked for today (10th December) at 10am we have automatically moved you to next Sunday (17th December) at 10am. If this is inconvenient to you please let us know and we can re-arrange to another time/date.

Thanks to everyone’s understanding on this difficult day – Santa made it in (well I guess thats a sleigh for you) and a sprinkling of people came too, it was good to see you all.

#Thankyou #Snow #

This Weekend – Winter Fun at Whilton Locks

Santa Grotto DaventryThere’s a whole host of festive fun this weekend at Whilton Locks Garden Village

Breakfast with Santa
Always popular, always magical. Join us for Breakfast with Santa this weekend. Saturday’s first session is completely sold out but there are very limited spaces available for Saturday at 10am and Sunday. Book now to avoid missing out.
#WLGV #IBelieve #Bacon #FullEnglish #Hohoho

Santa’s Grotto
An amazing response to Santa’s Grotto this year – and why not as his helpers have really pulled out all the stops for a grotto that is bigger, better and more beautiful than ever before. There is no online booking for Santa’s Grotto – and he will see every child that will wait for him. There’s lots of free activities for kids whilst they queue. Santa’s Grotto is open 11:15am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Each special child will receive a premium toy. Accompanying adults enjoy free entry.
#WLGV #IBelieve

Ice Skating
Sessions are available all day. You can book online, to secure a time, or just turn up. There are hot drinks available by the rink too! Ice Skating is open 10am – 6pm Saturday and 10am – 5pm Sunday
#whhhaaahey

Meet Elsa
Saturday’s Afternoon Tea with Elsa is now completely sold out.
There are very limited spaces available for Saturday 16th. Book now to avoid missing out.
#DoYouWantToBuildaSnowman

Phew! But there’s more…

Festive Food
There’s fab food in our Canalside restaurant with all day breakfasts available …er all day and Sunday sees our delicious Sunday Lunch. Lighter bites are available too and did we mention cake?!
#Tasty

Deck the Halls
There’s savings on Christmas cards, decorations and wrap – THREE for TWO on most lines and we have fantastic prices on both real and artificial trees – with sparkling deals on lights to go on them too!!
#Save

Don’t forget your pets – it’s Christmas for them too. We are pet friendly and even love to welcome your (behaved) pets on the site. We have a huge selection of tasty treats for those with paws or claws.
#HappyChristmutt #CattyChristmas #HappyChristmouse #CanYouDoBetter?

…and even more.

Frosty our fifty-foot-of-fab-fun inflatable snowman will be available for good boys and girls.
#boing #bounce #fun

…and finally some of the best Christmas displays for miles around. The lights, the colour, the sounds and the fun of Christmas THIS WEEKEND. Ho ho ho-nly at Whilton Locks Winter Wonderland.
#excited #hashtaggedout

It’s Christmas For Pets Too

Did you know ho ho ho?
Whether your pet has paws or claws; feathers, fur or fins it’s their Christmas too.
At Brunos, our Pet shop right within the heart of Whilton Locks Garden Village we have a whole host of gifts, tasty treats and presents for your perfect pet.

Pet Friendly Garden Centre
Pet Friendly Garden Centre

We take pride and our experienced and helpful staff are always ready to assist you. If we don’t have something in stock we can usually order it for you – just ask!

Pet Friendly – Bring Them Too!
Our site is a dog friendly establishment; come to think of it an animal friendly centre. Our staff are always keen for cuddles and eager to meet your ‘weird and wonderful’ companions. Perhaps just not on the ice rink!

Did you know ho ho ho?

Whilton Locks Winter WonderlandDid you know ho ho ho?
We allow wheelchairs and pushchairs onto the ice rink.
This is often the very first time some of our guests have ever had the opportunity to go on real ice.
We just ask that adult supervision is available at all times and all wheels are clean.
#justask #WLGV

Did you know ho ho ho?
We sell real Christmas Trees. Of course, you knew that, did you also know ho ho ho we can load them into your car or deliver to your ho-ho-home?
#justask #WLGV

Did you know ho ho ho?
There’s no need to wait for the sales, you can save now at Whilton Locks Winter Wonderland.
There are 3 for 2 on Christmas Cards, Wrapping Paper and Christmas Decorations.
#justask #WLGV

Did you know ho ho ho?
We are independent and there is no harm in asking. You can ask for a smaller cup in our restaurant for instance, change your skates halfway through skating for a comfier fit (some people wear two pairs of socks and forget to up a size!), or that we can deliver bulky items to your ho-ho-home – just ask we’ll see what we can do.
#justask #WLGV

Whilton Locks Winter WonderlandDid you know ho ho ho?
A beautiful Festive Afternoon Tea is available in our Canalside restaurant during the week – and hey, if you are a bit of a bah-humbug then go for the standard Afternoon Tea, available all year, just without the Christmas cheer.
#justask #WLGV

Did you know ho ho ho?
Frosty our huge inflatable snowman is fifty foot tall and loves nothing more than good children bouncing around. He can be seen for miles around and is great for smiles all round!
#justask #WLGV

Did you know ho ho ho?
We are OPEN New Years Day.
What could be better than a New Years Day ice skate on real ice? Ok perhaps a cake, well we could offer a slice of that too! Remember the New Year diet starts the day the schools go back!!
#justask #WLGV

Did you know ho ho ho?
It’s Christmas for pets too. We have a huge selection of festive treats for paws and claws – what’s yours? Show us a photo.
#justask #WLGV

Did you know ho ho ho?
We have a number of competitions running – with new ones to be added before Christmas. Our traditional hamper is bigger than ever this year, there are FREE ice skating tickets, FREE festive Afternoon Tea for two up for grabs and even a special LeMax competition – stay tuned.
#justask #WLGV

Did you know ho ho ho?
We were so touched by recent visitor 5 star ratings and lovely comments on Facebook that we offered 20 pairs of FREE ice skating tickets to those people. A lovely review takes seconds to write and benefits us immensely, so we are always pleased to receive them. It also puts the boss in a happy mood and we can offer more in the future!!
#justask #WLGV

Whilton Locks Winter WonderlandDid you know ho ho ho?
A delicious Christmas meal is now available in our Canalside restaurant – if you are a group or organisation and would like to book some fabulous festive food in Christmassy surroundings then get in touch.
#justask #WLGV

Did you know ho ho ho?
Ice skating is available after hours for group booking. You can reserve the entire rink for after hours skating with dance music and lights. Party on!
#justask #WLGV

Whilton Locks Winter WonderlandDid you know ho ho ho?
We are rather well known for helping those who require a little bit of extra help. We are wheelchair friendly throughout and cater for many people with all sorts of disabilities.
Everyone has the right to enjoy Christmas and we are always on hand to help.
#justask #WLGV

Did you know ho ho ho?
We can make a special event for you? A Christmas party, a Birthday party even a what-the-heck-I-need-a-party party lets us know. We can offer group bookings in our restaurant for food, an exclusive see Santa in his Grotto, meet the animals cuddle party and, of course Ice Skating – we can tailor a special party for your special event.
#justask #WLGV

If you didn’t, you do now – if there is something else, just let us know ho ho!

More Loveliness…

More comments from happy customers over the weekend:

“Such a great experience today. Went with my son and my niece to see Santa. It’s fab that you don’t have to book and you just turn up. Also great that there’s things to do while the children are queuing up. Thoroughly enjoyably experience.”
Deirdre Deerdra Mooney

“Lovely afternoon seeing Santa and ice skating.”
Frances Johnson

“Hi, I visited the garden village today with my partner and son, we booked to go ice skating and to see Santa, I thought this would never happen as he is wheelchair bound and has other disabilities I would just like to say a huge thank you to all of the staff at Whilton Locks Garden Village for making my sons first ever experience of ice skating such a magical one and he had the best time ever! I am truly greatful for all the help you gave and will definitely be coming back and recommend you to others!”
Jade Simpson

“Took my 6 year old son to see santa on sunday. It was amazing. The staff are so friendly and caring. My son has dyspraxia and found everything easy to use and manoeuvre around. Santa was fantastic . Highly recommend this centre also the hot chocolate in the cafe was to die for. Thank you Whilton Locks”
Claire Humpage

Lovely friendly staff. And the whole place looked so festive. The afternoon tea was great. Super sandwich choices and lovely cakes and bakes. Endless tea too! Great value for money.”
Amy L.

 

Santa’s Grotto

Santa has arrived at Whilton Locks Garden Village – in his grotto that is bigger, better and more beautiful than ever. Walk through amazing scenes from dancing Penguins to singing Reindeer, before entering Santa’s workshop with his elves busy working away in preparation for the big day. Continue reading “Santa’s Grotto”