FREE Winter Woodland Experience

(header image is behind the scenes, unfinished sneak peek!)

Free entry event for the whole family this December in Gillingham, North Dorset.

We’re very excited to reveal that on the 9th December we will be opening a magical doorway into a Winter Woodland experience here at Thorngrove. Taking inspiration from the amazing Fairytale Forest hosted last year by Angel Exit (and some of our favourite magical stories), we are once again transforming a section of the site into an immersive walkthrough for you to visit and help get you in the festive mood!

Our Employ My Ability students and day service users, along with Thorngrove staff have been working hard behind the scenes to create the woodland scene and this year we’re doing even more to raise awareness and funds for the brilliant local community project HippBones – a Gillingham based youth club for young people with special needs, utilised by some of our own EMA service users.

The legacy left by Angel Exit last year in creating a free experience for the local community is something we want to continue and we’d love for you to stop by! Bring your friends, take photos, and get ready for Christmas in the best way. 😊

Opens 9th December and runs every day until we close for Christmas. Free entry. Donations of any size welcome – payable on the day or by contacting us directly. All funds raised go to Hipp!!Bones.

We have so much happening here at Thorngrove Garden Centre this month, with events for the whole family, along with our one-stop-shop for Christmas decorations, trees, gifts, and our café here to serve you and warm you up!

Wreath Making Workshops – Dec 7th & 9th (£30pp). Enquire for other dates. Group discounts available.

Breakfast with Santa – Tuesday 19th December – last few tickets!
Christmas Market – Tuesday 19th December – free entry. a range of local businesses. plus mulled wine!
Christmas Crafts – 18th Dec and 21st Dec – £7.50 per child


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