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Tong launches its biggest ever Christmas weekend event

Tong launches its biggest ever Christmas weekend event


A family-friendly Bradford garden centre is preparing for Santa's arrival as it throws its doors open for a weekend of festive fun.


Tong Garden Centre will mark the opening of Santa's grotto and its new Christmas Cabin with a two-day event which begins on Saturday November 18.


The team at Tong are celebrating the festive family fun weekend with a reduced price of £10 for the 30 minute magical journey through Santa's grotto together with a packed schedule of activities for families to enjoy, from festive entertainers and photo opportunities to face painting and food in the cabin.


Festive entertainers will be on hand from 11am on both Saturday and Sunday to engage visitors with Snow Queen sing-a-longs, Christmas cracker joke contests, quizzes and festive face painting.


The new for 2017 Christmas Cabin features free shows from Rudy the talking Reindeer, photo opportunities in the Snow Globe and Giant Festive Baubles and donkey rides in support of the Cellar Trust.


The team are anticipating a busy weekend thanks to the packed programme of activities and events, Marketing Manager Jo Dales said.


"We're delighted to invite families to help us celebrate the opening of the grotto and our special Christmas Cabin, which will be open right up to Christmas Eve.


"In addition to the special festive family fun weekend grotto price of £10, all of the children's grotto tickets will be entered into a prize draw to win a special Festive Afternoon Tea for Two in a restaurant - a nice treat for the grown-ups!


"This weekend is just the start of Tong's magical journey through November and December that includes Festive Tasting events in the Food Hall every weekend until Christmas."


Hot food, snacks and drinks will be available in the Christmas Cabin and the Restaurant throughout the weekend.


For more information about opening times and to book the grotto experience,




Photo:Santa in his grotto at Tong Garden Centre Santa in the grotto at Tong Garden Centre


For more information or to arrange an interview with Jo Dales, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line: 01430 871360

Mobile: 07971 961574



Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Tong Garden Centre, please see the centre'sFacebook,Twitter,Instagramandnewsonline.

  2. Tong Garden Centre is one of the largest independent garden centres in Yorkshire, located near Bradford in West Yorkshire. It occupies a 17-acre site near Tong village. Anoutdoor plant department and shopping departments filled with garden furniture, gifts, home accessories and leading brands spread across 110,000 square feet of retail space. Also on-site is the Coffee Shop, Orchard Restaurant, children's outdoor adventure playground Grass Hoppers and a newly refurbished food hall.

  3. For more information aboutTong's events, including the Christmas schedules, please