Trentham Italian Garden
Trentham offers seasonal shopping & an Ice Spectacular
Festive treats are set to transform Staffordshire’s Trentham Estate into a sensational seasonal shopping destination – complete with a Christmas market alongside frosty winter gardens and real ice-skating…
From the grand Christmas light switch-on, in November, Trentham Estate is promising a spectacular line-up ranging from its hugely popular lakeside Winter Ice Rink – with real ice – to Christmas gift-buying in the ever-popular shopping village, complete with festive street entertainment and Christmas market.
And for Christmas 2011, the 725-acre Estate will take-on a whole new look.
Trentham Shopping Village is the perfect stop for shopaholics – offering over 60 individual shops, housed in a charming timber lodge village, twinkling with festive ambience. The adjacent Trentham Garden Centre, meanwhile, not only sells gardening produce, but also a wide range of lifestyle goods while its three cafes and restaurants will offer festive menus and seasonal treats.
Bursting with inspirational gift ideas, Trentham Shopping Village will also be the venue for a full programme of seasonal street entertainment, and will be playing host to a very festive Christmas Market of up to 40 stalls on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on the run up to Christmas (16th-18th December).
A special Christmas area will host a ‘seasonal village’ – including, of course, Santa’s Wonderland with Mr & Mrs Claus’s Grotto. Santa will be in residence every weekend from 3rd-18th December; and real reindeers will join him every Saturday.
Trentham’s Winter Gardens offers visitors bracing walks along the lakeside, through the Italian Gardens or the sweeping parkland, with any frost and snow creating a picture-perfect scene – perfectly complimenting the Winter Ice Rink, which makes its return this year. Ideal for school and youth groups there will be discounted rates for groups of 12 or more.
Full details of Christmas entertainment can be found at www.trentham.co.uk.