At Christmas Frankie declared he wanted to find reindeers so I had a google found a garden centre a 25 minute journey from us called Thurrock Garden Centre.
They had a Grotto, farmyard animals & two reindeer who Frankie enjoyed watching. Whilst we were we entered and won their ‘Santa Selfie’ Competition as I posted some photos whilst we were there & won a £20 voucher to spent in their on site cafe ‘Woody’s Restaurant’.
I took Mum as a birthday treat & we had a lovely lunch, quiche of the day and two coffees and Frankie had a lunchbox & enjoyed picking his own food. They offer a wide range of cakes and sweet treats as well as a full menu with lots of choice and they have a microwave for warming baby food up too..
BUT, best thing they have is a small softplay area, meaning you can let the little ones play happy while you scoff your cake and a hot latte!
They also have a wide range of events on throughout the year like Afternoon Teas and Character Breakfasts including Paw Patrol, Ironman and Baby Shark most recently. Full list here.
Follow them on Instagram to stay up to date on events throughout the year!
Lastly, they have a lot of gorgeous bits for the garden and home & once we complete on a new home I’ll be there to stock up!! I particularly loved these teepees and wooden signs.
South Road, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 6DU