Visit our Christmas market themed display at Stone Cross!
These years theme at Stone Cross will make you feel as if you're at a real Bavarian market. We've transformed our garden centre into a Christmas wonderland with an endless array of festive goodies.
There's plenty on offer including market stalls with decorations, gifts, festive food and more. You'll find rooms featuring different themes along with our infamous Gonk factory!
The Kids will love the UpCountry Expess which is parked at UpCountry stations platform.
We are home to one of the biggest Gonk selections around. For those that have no idea what a gonk is, they look a bit like a funny Santa Claus, or a festive gnome. Imagine the happiest little elf you have ever seen, but instead of wearing red or green clothes like most other Christmas creatures do; he's in blue. His beard is so long that it covers up his entire face except for one small sliver where an eye can be found peeking out from behind a curly tuft at its tip! The word originates from Dutch words meaning 'long' and" nose', which makes perfect sense because these stumpy little guys usually sport such bushy beards themselves. The 'Gonk' craze recently become very popular here in the UK but have been a long held Christmas tradition across Scandinavian countries and Nordic mythology
If you haven't started already, now is the time to start building your Gonk family this Christams, we have plenty of little characters to choose from; Gonks with different outfits, light up Gonks, Gonks with extra long beards...you name it!
Enoy our Festive Menu!
Enjoy our delicious festive menu at The Bakehouse Kitchen this Christmas season.
You’ll find delicious seasonal specials including winter warmer mains, and some cosy drinks specials such as our Pumpkin Spiced Latte, and Christmas Marimba Hot Chocolate with ALL the trimmings!.
Enoy Christmas Specials at our Farm Shop!
This year at UpCountry Fresh will be better than ever before! With a vast selection of Christmas delicacies. From festive beer and wine specials including Harvey's festive beer range, sparkling wine specials and Christmas spirits. We also have a great gift selection along with hamper fillers and Childrens treats such as our Santa cookies that make wonderful stocking fillers.
We are also taking Christmas food delivery orders, so you can sit back and relax this Christmas whilst we come to you!.
Take a trip on the UpCountry Express!
Our popular steam train is back! Hop on and take a photo on our train parked up in the centre of our Christmas display.
You'll be immersed amongst real life smoke and train sound effects, you won't believe you're not moving!!.