The entrance fee to Santa's grotto is �5.50 per child, about average. Entrance
times are restricted but in general, the grotto is open from mid November onwards.
In November, only at weekends. In December the grotto is closed on Monday and
Tuesday. Phone 0121 7822683 for specific details.
The entrance to the grotto is particularly uninspiring but once inside it gets
Christmas Spirit and Feel
This garden centre has done a good job in arranging the store attractively for
Christmas shopping. There are lots of seasonal displays and arrangements around the
store which inspire a good deal of Christmas spirit.
Overall a good experience.
Prices were about average with few bargains but you are not going to be exorbitantly
Our Christmas price guide below uses a star system,
the more stars the better the value.
One star shows prices give extremely bad value for money.
Five stars show prices give extremely good value for money.
decorations / wrapping
A visit to
Price wise for XMAS gifts and goodies, Melbicks is average for a large garden centre. If
you are on a tight budget then few of the garden centres will give you a bargain and
Melbicks is the same. But the range of gifts, plants and accessories is good and
attractively laid out.
It's well worth a visit for an afternoon's Christmas shopping.