Princes Park Garden Centre

Image Credit: Permission Granted by Stacey Antcliff.

Princes Park Garden Centre is all ready for their Christmas events starting this Sunday!

The Irlam based garden centre plays host to monthly markets, showcasing local home crafters, businesses and produce growers.

The markets started six months ago and are on every third Sunday of the month.

There are hopes to continue this for the community with a spokeswoman for Princes Park, Stacey Antcliff saying: “We’d love for them to grow even more.”

Anyone can set up a stall with just a £10 payment to secure a space.

So far these markets, which started in June have been a success, Antcliff said that Princes Park Garden Centre will hopefully become: “A fab destination to do some local shopping.”

Princes Park also have a thrift shop which is open every day with preloved bargains such as furniture and clothing.

Princes Park Garden Centre
Permission granted by Stacey Antcliff.

From the 1st December, there are a range of themed activities such as making your own Christmas crackers a countdown clock to the 25th.

Alongside the stalls, there is a ‘Christmas Elves Club’ for the children, running on Sundays whilst parents stock up on gifts.

Antcliff said: “There is a suggested £3 donation, but no child is turned away!”

Children also have the chance to meet Santa Claus in his grotto where each visitor will get their own tree sapling to grow at home.

In the weeks to come there are more opportunities to get involved.

Show your skills in Christmas karaoke or enter the Christmas LEGO competition!

There is also a tree which can be decorated for the community.

On the 15th December, the garden centre has their very own ‘Holly Jolly Festival’.

There will be a special festive version of the regular markets with train rides through Princes Park and plenty of food and entertainment to go around.

Open daily, the garden centre has real Christmas trees and wreaths available, alongside a selection of decorations and gift ideas for all.

If you are interested in events as such, there are more within the Greater Manchester area:

Do your good deed with HitsRadio’s cash for kids  with drop off points and fundraisers pinned in the map.

For communities who want to host their own Christmas event for their Greater Manchester neighborhood can look into Forever Manchester’s programme.

Get involved and tag your Christmas plans with the Greater Manchester hashtag!


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