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Dobbies Garden Centre announces Christmas events programme for its King's Lynn store

Garden centre retailer Dobbies has lined up a series of events ahead of Christmas at its Lynn store but safety measures such as social distancing will be in place.

It says this year’s programme is packed full of seasonal fun for the whole family, with a focus on bringing together communities.

To ensure customers feel safe and have an enjoyable experience, there will be reduced capacity at events to ensure social distancing is adhered to.

Dobbies Lynn store has several events lined up for festive season (42260904)
Dobbies Lynn store has several events lined up for festive season (42260904)

This will be managed with online bookings for all events. Scheduled cleaning and rigorous hygiene routines will also be carried out between events, with attendees notified when required to wear a face covering.

Santa’s Arrival is one of the highlights of this year’s events calendar and families are invited to greet him in all Dobbies' 68 stores. Families can also book to enjoy a Santa’s Arrival Breakfast or Lunch.

Breakfast with Santa is back by popular demand, with children able to spend a magical morning with Santa himself. Dobbies will also be hosting a special Christmas Party with Dobbie the Reindeer, packed with dancing and festive games – and even a gift and visit from Santa.

Children can explore the Winter Wonderland before seeing Santa in his grotto and receiving a gift. This year, the grottos will be in open spaces to allow for social distancing.

For families looking to capture a lasting memory, Dobbies magical Snow Globes will be in selected stores, creating a Christmas backdrop for seasonal snaps.

There will also be Little Seedlings Christmas Stories sessions for children aged five and under, where families can listen to Christmas-themed stories while enjoying refreshments.

There’s festive fun for customers’ four-legged friends. Santa Paws will run throughout the Christmas period at the Lynn store, with photogenic pets able to pose for a selfie with Santa.

In the restaurant, Dobbies will also be hosting a number of special afternoon tea experiences and a number of Christmas-themed workshops on cocktail making and creating Christmas decorations and indoor winter gardens.

Graeme Jenkins, CEO at Dobbies, said: “Our Christmas events programme has something for all ages as we have focused on bringing communities back together over the festive period.

“We will be following Government guidelines to ensure our events are safe and enjoyable for both customers and team members. We look forward to welcoming customers in all 68 stores for seasonal fun.”

Dobbies’ Christmas events schedule is available to view online, with customers requested to book in advance wherever possible. For more information visit dobbies.com

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