A hub of winter fun!


Good times at Thorngrove: join us for festive fun, Breakfast with Santa, craft sessions, and more! Making memories in our cosy community hub

By the time you read this, for most of us, there is just ONE pay day remaining before Christmas. This means here at Thorngrove we are shifting fully into festive mode! Decorations, gifts, real Christmas trees, and our festive events. It can be a little overwhelming from the retail perspective, but at the same time, Christmas is about making memories, spending time with loved ones, and having fun – and here at Thorngrove, we want to be part of that with you!
In October we held our first children’s craft sessions for almost a year – we wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended. They went brilliantly and the creations by the small craftspeople have been shared proudly on our social media. We’re going to ensure we host these during as many school holidays possible as they’re always so much fun, and it’s great to meet so many members of the community.

The half term childrens craft workshops were a huge success!

What else is on at Thorngrove?
Our Christmas event for children is Breakfast with Santa, taking place on Tuesday 19th December, with both morning and afternoon (ssshhhh, we can have a late breakfast!) sessions. Join us in The Secret Garden Café as Father Christmas himself will be handing out gifts to every child, and reading a Christmas story too.
Tickets will be available vie Eventbrite and should be on sale by the time you read this. Booking by 1st December is essential!
Our Christmas Wreath Making workshops are returning – at the time of writing we’re finalising the dates, so keep your eyes on our social media and website for details (or drop in and see us).
Saturday 11th November we have a Decoupage workshop hosted by Laura Jackson of Summer Lane Handcrafted Gifts. There are a few spaces left so please get in touch if you’d like to book!
You can also pre-order your real Christmas trees from us; visit our website or pop in and see us to ensure you get yours! FREE delivery to the local area around Gillingham too.
Our amazing lunch offer in the café has been so popular that we’ve recently expanded it to every weekday – Buy one lunch, get one FREE! Ben and the team in the café are often making little changes, so there’s bound to be something new to try if you want to stop by again – it’s the perfect place for a catch-up with friends and to pick up a Christmas gift this November.
We do hope you’ll visit us as the festive season arrives – our small team is working incredibly hard behind the scenes to be one of the best destinations in the area. Our calendar for next year is already filling up too; we can’t wait to share more details with you!



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