Welcome to Whilton Locks Garden Village Events

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We host a number of seasonal events too – from our Winter Wonderland and Real Ice, Ice Rink for the Christmas season to events all year round; for Easter, Hallowe’en, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Let’s Have An Event Because They Are Great Fun Day!


We host a number of themed events too – from meets and greets of Space Rangers and Ice Princesses, to both educational and enjoyable Cuddle Sessions with our Meet the Animalswhat would you choose? Something soft and furry or scaly and slimey? We have hosted a number of events for fans of Harry Potter, Dinosaurs, Pirates, themed Afternoon Teas and brilliant Birthday Parties.

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“We love this business – they go the extra mile for you EVERY time, not just the first visit. Very well run with a caring culture – superb customer care – WELL DONE.” Beverley Bates, Facebook

“The best Santa’s grotto ever, and I have been to loads. Well organised, very friendly and helpful. My grandchildren enjoyed it last Sunday. They didn’t stop talking about it. Everyone should go.” Enid Morris, Facebook

“Took our girls to see Santa in his grotto today and it was a great experience. The grotto was magically decorated, Santa a lovely sweet man who was great to the children and parents and Santa’s helpers outside were very sweet girls who completed the experience. Great present as well for the money. Well done Whilton Locks.” Michaella Sutton, Facebook

“Just wanted to say thank you for a fab visit to the Grotto on Saturday, our 5 year old had a great time. Mrs Claus, Santa and the elves were so friendly and welcoming and the three stage process, ie woodland and Santa’s lounge before seeing Santa himself, was a great idea!” Thanks again and Merry Christmas!” Beverley Heeley, Facebook

“Really enjoyed our Afternoon Tea and so did our guests one of whom was celebrating her 88th birthday. There was a good choice of cakes and sandwiches.” Terence W, Groupon


More Reviews
“Just been to the Valentine’s day cuddle day and afternoon tea. What a fantastic afternoon and a great range of animal interactions. My son who is 5 absolutely loved it and held every animal and his sister who’s almost 2 joined in with quite a lot too. Also the tea beforehand was delicious. Definitely look into this for my sons 6th birthday in September.” Emily Wright, Facebook

“I’ve been before for shopping , today I came with my boys to meet santa in his grotto and I was really impressed ! The grotto is beautiful !!!!! I love the sleigh area making more photo opportunities and happy children . “Santa” didn’t rush us and made it very special ! I loved the snowman bouncy castle and the ice rink what a lovely way to spend a family day out on a normally stressful run up to Christmas !” Allanah Swain, Facebook

“Highly recommend, it was brilliant!” Laura Roberts, Facebook

“I NEVER leave reviews, I always forget to, but I couldn’t ignore today. We arrived with three kids today, and I can honestly say we had just the best day. The ice rink was fantastic – we have used it before but their COVID safe approach meant it was incredibly spacious for all. The Santa’s grotto was the best one we have seen in years (and with three kids we have seen a fair few!) but honestly, without doubt, the thing that really stood out today was the staff. Dan in the cafe couldn’t do enough to help a crazy family of feral kids (sorry!!) and literally every member of staff we came across from the rink, to the grotto to the shop was just so helpful and genuinely friendly. We will be coming back soon, we’ve always loved the place – but hats off to you for coming back so strong from a rough year so far – we cannot recommend you enough!! Thank you xxNatasha Whiles, Facebook


Christmas is complete.
See you for Christmas 2024.

We celebrated 10 years of making memories and for 2023 we introduced “A Dash of Magic,” a fantastic Virtual Reality experience which made Christmas the best yet! Thank you to everyone that visited us during the festive period.

Download our Christmas 2023 leaflet HERE


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Having trouble booking or any other questions?

Our Elves are very busy this time of year, often with guests on-site. For Frequently Asked Questions for Winter Wonderland, please see HERE. Thank you.

Events Licence No: LN/202000010 • West Northants Council
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