Santa's Grotto 2019

Saturday 23rd November - Tuesday 24th December

Santa's Special November Opening Week Offer: £5 per child / £2 per adult

December: £12.50 per child / £4 per adult
 
(Every adult requires a ticket to enter the Grotto)
 
Journey through Christmas past and visit Santa in his magical Grotto at Woodcote Green. Peer through the little shop windows and see the animated shopkeepers busy at work preparing for Christmas before you meet Santa in his cosy cabin.

Each child will receive a gift, please note that the age selected on the booking system will reflect the gift the child is given. There will also be an opportunity to have your photo taken with Santa. Photos are available to purchase at an additional cost at the grotto exit, please see the photo kiosk or the booking office for full details from 23rd November.
 

 

Late Night Shopping

November & December 2019

This Christmas we are keeping our gates open until 7pm for several nights in November and December. Why not take advantage and join us on one of the evenings listed below.
 

November

Saturday 23rd November
Friday 29th November
Saturday 30th November

 

December

From Monday 2nd until Monday 30th excluding Sundays

 

Taste Teasers!

Last Saturday of Every Month - 11am to 3pm

Join us on the last Saturday of every month in the Farm Shop at 11am to 3pm. There will be opportunities to taste delicious seasonal delights for free before you buy! There will also be a chance to meet the Woodcote Green Farm Shop team and the suppliers of the Farm Shop who will be on hand to discuss their products and answer any questions.
 

 

News - Christmas 2019

Cancellation of Real Reindeer at Woodcote Green 

Following animal welfare concerns involving captive reindeer used for public display, Woodcote Green has taken the decision to cancel plans to have reindeer at the centre again this year and in future.

We appreciate this is disappointing to many regular visitors, as the reindeer have been a very popular festive attraction in recent years. However, the overriding consideration should be for the animal’s welfare and we sincerely hope all our customers will respect our position and responsibility to do the right thing.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Green Fingered Kids Voucher Scheme

Start Collecting Vouchers from 1st April 2019!
 
Green Fingered Kids is a home-grown initiative, now in its 14th year, which seeks to encourage children within the local area to pick up their gardening gloves and step outside!

This initiative works through a voucher scheme, that runs during the Spring, in which customers can collect vouchers from their in-store purchases (25p for every £10 spent) and donate these to local schools and youth groups who are signed up to the Green Fingered Kids initiative. These vouchers are then claimed back and can be spent in-store on products which benefits the children's gardening experience.

We are proud to run this scheme as not only does it encourage children to step outside and begin gardening but schools, and youth groups, have used the money to help create interactive lessons to teach kids about the importance of the environment, healthy eating and the natural life cycle.
 
Happy collecting!
 
Click here for full details of the scheme
 
Click here to see if your school is registered 
 
Click here to register your school
 
Click here to download the GFK 2019 poster

Click here for newsletter insert

 

News - November 2018

Dobbies Garden Centres Acquisition of Woodcote Green
 
We are really excited to announce that Dobbies Garden Centres have acquired Woodcote Green Garden Centre. Our centre is open as usual and we remain as committed to welcoming you and delivering great customer service.
 
Press Release:
 
Wyevale Garden Centres (‘WGC’), the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, announces the sale of its Woodcote Green Garden Centre to Dobbies Garden Centres. Woodcote Green is the third largest garden centre in the UK market.
 
Located in South London, the centre was bought by WGC in 2016 and run as a stand-alone entity within the Wyevale Group and Dobbies will continue this strategy with the Woodcote Green brand for the foreseeable future.
 
Roger Mclaughlan, Chief Executive of WGC, said: “We are pleased to have agreed the sale of Woodcote Green to Dobbies, one of the UK’s biggest and most experienced garden centre operators. We would like to thank our great colleagues at this centre, who have made a huge contribution to the business, and wish them well for the next stage of their growth and development under Dobbies’ ownership.”
 
Graeme Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer of Dobbies Garden Centres, said: “The acquisition of Woodcote Green represents another step in our growth plan and expands our footprint in the South of England.
“There is a great team at Woodcote Green who have succeeded in creating one of the UK’s best garden centres and we very much look forward to welcoming them to the Dobbies’ family.”
 
The sale was completed on November 1st 2018 and will bring Dobbies Garden Centres’ estate to 40 centres across the UK. Woodcote Green will become the largest garden centre in the Dobbies Group.