A MAGICAL lineup of festive events are taking place at Gloucestershire's biggest garden centre. 

Dobbies' new megastore off the M5 near Tewkesbury has recently opened and the company has announced multiple events in the run up to Christmas. 

The garden centre is hosting a unique Santa’s grotto for dog owners and their canine friends as well as for children and families. 

Dog lovers have the chance to bring their pups to see Santa - for £6.99 per dog - with a special doggie gift and photo opportunity available.

Children’s tickets can also be added, for a full family experience. 

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Attendees will be greeted by Santa’s elves to walk through the snowy woodland, spotting reindeer and rabbits, as well as helping to pack Santa’s sleigh.

Dobbies’ Quiet Grottos will also be available on December 9.

This experience is designed to help support children with additional needs, with sound and visual elements adapted to reduce anxiety. 

Dobbies’ partnership and events manager, Sarah Murray, said: “We are so excited to be celebrating Christmas for the first time at our brand-new flagship store in Tewkesbury. 

“Christmas is all about getting the family together and spending quality time with your loved ones, and we have something for everyone to enjoy. 

Cotswold Journal: Dobbies is also offering a Santa's grotto for children in Tewkesbury Dobbies is also offering a Santa's grotto for children in Tewkesbury (Image: Dobbies’)

“At Dobbies Tewkesbury we want to give families an experience to remember and unforgettable memories to cherish for years to come.

"Nothing is more magical than Christmas time, and our interactive festive events will help bring the season to life for the entire family.” 

Samuel Field, general manager, at Dobbies’ Tewkesbury, said: “We’re going to have an amazing festive in-store experience, brought together by our local team members, and we can’t wait to welcome new customers for our very first Christmas.” 

The garden centre is also hosting its Santa’s Breakfast experience, perfect for families and children under 10 years old.

Dobbies’ Festive Afternoon Tea will also take place, with options to suit the whole family. 

Customers are encouraged to book in advance for Dobbies' Christmas events to avoid disappointment. 

•    Santa’s Grotto is from £11.99 per child 

•    Santa Paws is from £6.99 per dog 

•    Santa’s Breakfast is £13.99 per child and from £7.30 per adult 

•    Festive Afternoon Tea is from £13.50 per adult and £7.50 per child 

The Gloucester and Cirencester stores will offer the Little Seedlings Christmas Party along with the same events as Tewkesbury. 

For more information visit - https://www.dobbies.com/book-with-confidence