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Festive fun for the whole family at Dobbies

With the Christmas season just around the corner, Dobbies Garden Centres has everything you need to get in the festive spirit. From beautiful decorations to help you transform the home into a winter wonderland, to the foodhall brimming with delicious festive treats, Dobbies has everything you need this Christmas, all under one roof. 

As well as one-stop-shop for all things Christmas, Dobbies Edinburgh is also hosting a number of special events to get the whole family in the festive spirit.


Breakfast or Tea with Santa 

For a festive feast your little one won’t forget, pop along to Dobbies to enjoy a special breakfast or tea with Santa. 

Running from the 24th of November right up until Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24th December), children can enjoy a hot breakfast in the morning, and tuck into sausage, hash browns, scrambled eggs and baked beans – with everything from fish and chips to a jacket potato on the menu for dinner. 

Tickets for breakfast and tea with Santa are selling out fast, so be sure to get yours before they are gone. Adult tickets for breakfast start from £6.99, with tea available from £5.99, and must be purchased ahead of the event at


Christmas Afternoon Tea 

Tis the season to be jolly, and where better to enjoy a delicious Christmas Afternoon Tea. 

The quintessential British pastime has been given a festive makeover at Dobbies, with dainty sandwiches, handmade cakes and a variety of delectable treats all on the menu. Customers can take their pick from a range of classic finger sandwiches, including a special winter addition of turkey and cranberry sauce, and tuck into delicious mini Christmas spiced scones with jam and clotted cream. 

Running for a limited time from the 24th November until the 31st December, book now to secure your spot.

Santa’s Grotto 

One of the most exciting festive experiences at Dobbies, a trip to Santa’s Grotto is not to be missed. 

As well as exploring the magical grotto and meeting Santa himself, little ones will also receive a special Christmas gift – all the way from the North Pole. With a host toys, puzzles and games, and even a cuddly Dobbie the Reindeer available to pick up in store, there’s something for every girl and boy this Christmas. 

Santa will be in store from the 24th November until Christmas Eve and dates are selling out fast, so be sure to book your slot now. 

To find out what else Dobbies has to offer this Christmas, visit the website at

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