Home | News | Christmas At Hetland 2019

Get Ready For Christmas at Hetland 2019

Fancy enrolling your little ones in Elf School? With the school holidays over and just three months until Christmas, the whole family can look forward to one of the highlights of the Dumfries & Galloway festive calendar at Hetland Garden Centre and Dino Park.

Book Online – Christmas at Hetland

Owners David and Karen Wilson announce the Hetland Christmas programme including traditional favourites and some new activities for 2019 – including Elf School for Santa’s Little Helpers!

Online booking is open now for Christmas at Hetland, which starts in November with festive fun for the whole family – even the furry four-legged ones – with the return of Santa’s Grotto and a first time at Hetland for Santa Paws; a Christmas Grotto for dogs and their owners – which includes a gift and a photo opportunity with Santa.

David looks forward to another busy Christmas at Hetland for 2019 with a packed programme:

“Our team have worked hard on this year’s festive fun. As well as our new Santa Paws grotto, we’ve introduced Hetland’s Elf School – a school for Santa’s little helpers where little ones become fully fledged Elves, learn the Elf Code, and take part in Christmas arts and crafts before graduating from Elf School with a Certificate and a present from Santa. We think it’s a great addition to our festive calendar of events and complements our traditional Santa’s Grotto”

Elf School sessions run each Friday from 6th to 20th December, and early online booking is recommended for all Hetland Garden Centre Christmas events.

David continued:

visitors can even feed the reindeer

“We’re also delighted to welcome Santa’s reindeer back for Christmas 2019 – visitors can even feed the reindeer – and our famous Dino Park dinosaurs will be decorated with thousands of lights for our spectacular Dino Park Illuminated Walkway.

The walkway will be open daily 4pm – 5.15pm from 23rd November through to 31st December.

Early booking is recommended for all Hetland Christmas activities.



Opening Hours

Garden Centre
9am – 5.30pm

Garden Centre is fully dog friendly

Tea Room
10am – 5pm

We now have a dog friendly seating area in our Tea Room

Closed New Years Day and the 2nd of January

Contact Us

Dino Park

Dino Park
From Easter to November

Dino Soft Play

Dino Park


This site uses cookies.
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.