Phone: 01963 210999
From the 29 November our Christmas Cabin will be decked out with all the flora and fauna and Christmas items you need to create that special gift or Christmas Display.
A visit to Bailey Ridge is a great way to entertain the kids and get organised for Christmas at the same time. Santa and his reindeer will be here to greet you.
If you need that perfect tree why not check out the Bailey Ridge Christmas Trees site and come along and pick your own or select one from the range of ready cut or potted trees. We even have our own Reindeer and Christmas Sleigh.
There is a lesson to learn about keeping trees fresh over Christmas. They are just like flowers. If your tree has been cut for sometime the secret is to cut off an inch or two from the bottom to reveal fresh trunk. Put the tree into your stand and keep the reservoir topped up with water.
Trees do not like centrally heated areas so the cooler the tree can be kept the longer it will last. Keep a freshly cut tree in the shed in a bucket of water until you are ready to bring it indoors.
Click the photo to see our Bailey Ridge Christmas Tree Site for information about how you can visit Santa and feed his Reindeer at Bailey Ridge this December
Our Christmas Cabin opens on 29 November
Click the picture for a children’s Christmas Story
We have a wide selection of fresh and artificial wreaths, ribbons, Christmas Tree Ornaments, baubles, tinsel, candles, indoor and outdoor lights, and many other items specially selected and all at competitive prices.
Santa is at Bailey Ridge every weekend in December and every weekday afternoon from 9th December. Additional times for pre-booked Pre-school, Nursery and Toddler Groups.
A Christmas Tale
“Please can you help me William?”
William had a busy brain he,was only 4. It was Christmas and he desperately wanted to help Father Christmas in his workshop. His dad had told him that if he was enthusiastic and worked hard he could be anything that he wanted to be. He turned over the possibilities in his head.
“Hmmm, space astronaut or Santa's helper?” William decided to contact Santa. He rang up the North Pole everyday but he could not get through! He wrote dozens of letters and gave them to the Postman, but nothing happened! And then one day he had a phone call from Father Christmas.
“Come on up to my workshop, I have a job for you.” William was so excited he nearly threw up!
“I have been so busy working William, that there has been no one to help Mama Santa to make the elves supper. Please can you help?”
“What do I have to do?” asked William rolling up his sleeves.
Mama Santa was big, round, red and jolly and rolled her eyes. William helped Mama Santa to make cookie dough, he broke 24 eggs, unwrappedand chopped 2 kilos of butter and was asked to put in loads of flour. Oh dear William chose the wrong jar and added magic dust instead, he had no idea, the magic dust looked just like flour.
“Good boy”,said Mama Santa as William added the last of the ingredients.
Together they cut out the cookies and put them in a giant black stove.
In marched the elves, they were no bigger than William and dashed here, there and everywhere. They hung around waiting for the cookies which smelt amazing. When T last the cookies came out of the oven they were a triumph. William proudly handed them around to everyone and they were devoured in no time. But shock, horror, no sooner had they been swallowed than William,the elves, Mama Santa and Father Christmas rose up from the ground and started to float on the ceiling. Mama Santa puffed out her cheeks and rolled her eyes. Santa laughed and the elves giggled. Looks like William added magic dust instead of flour laughed Santa.
“Well what do we do now?” said William holding his fingers to his head.
“Well you had better go and make a wish under the Christmas tree and hope that everything will be all right”, said Santa
So that's what William did and that is where his Mum found him, making wishes under the Christmas tree.