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Santa’s Grotto by Reuben’s Retreat Charity

We are delighted that Santa’s Grotto in aid of Reuben’s Retreat is back again at Lymefield with Santa Claus.

The local charity, Reuben’s Retreat, and their hard-working team of volunteers create a magical setting here at Lymefield in the Glasshouse for Santa and his elves.

Reuben’s Retreat is in the next phase of its huge project to provide support for children and their families who have life-limiting conditions or have lost a child.

Located in the heart of Glossop this fantastic charity provides ‘a place to Relax, Recharge, Remember, Rebuild, built on an army of love and compassion.’ At Lymefield Garden Centre, we are very proud to facilitate Reuben’s Retreat with their fundraising this December.

The Grotto will be here in December on 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th December. Each day it will run from 10am until 4pm. It is £7 per child (discounts for siblings) including a gift in Santa’s Grotto.

Please book your tickets on the Reuben’s Retreat website to avoid disappointment on the day. If you would like any further information, please call Reuben’s Retreat directly on tel: 01457 680 023

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Lymefield Winter Festival

Lymefield Winter Festival has it all this year, it’s all your Christmas favourites in one day!

And its free – no tickets required

Our Farm Shop & suppliers will be showcasing their products for you to try and buy!

Martins Craft Bakery, Tameside Distillery, Raydale Preserves & Morgenrot are all bringing their wonderful food & drink for you to share.

Delicious hot homemade food & drinks from the Lymefield Tea Room kitchen will available from stalls in the Glasshouse.

Alongside live music from Glossop Ukelele Group, Hattersley Brass Band & Lets Sing Choir.

Lymefield Garden Centre is delighted that Father Christmas is coming to Lymefield for the day to show our festivities! No need to book to see Santa Claus alongside the Glossop Mountain Rescue Team.

Our Winter Festival starts at 11am until 4pm, all undercover here at Lymefield Garden Centre, Tea Room and Farm Shop.

For updates on the festival before & during the day, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Christmas Lunch at Lymefield Tea Room

Book your Christmas Lunch at Lymefield

You can book to join us for a freshly prepared, homemade Christmas dinner including all of the trimmings on any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from Tuesday 22nd November until Tuesday 22nd December.

Our Christmas lunch is great whether it is just for two people, or your whole family. Plus we cater to everyone’s dietary needs just let us know on booking we will ensure that your table is fully dressed and waiting for you on the day!

We also have a license to sell alcohol, so if you wish, you can add a glass of wine, a locally brewed ale, or Prosecco.

If you would like to book or just ask us for further information, call us on 01457 764686

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Turkey Cooking Times

Christmas Roast Cooking Times Cheat List

At Lymefield, we love to provide the very best poultry, beef, pork, and lamb for your Christmas feast.  Once you’ve chosen your Christmas centrepiece, it all comes down to the cooking. So we have put together a handy Christmas Roast Cheat blog with all poultry & joint serving sizes and cooking times to make your Christmas Dinner as hassle-free as possible.

Order your turkey from Lymefield for collection or delivery. Our Barn reared birds are sourced from just over the hill in Holmfirth, so the food miles are low and the supply chain is fully traceable. These turkeys are slowly reared to develop a thick layer of fat to ensure a succulent, tasty roast.

You can choose from either a fresh full local bird or if thigh meat is not your thing, try a Turkey crown which are the same birds without the thighs.

For easy carving and cooking, choose a turkey joint as this is a 100% breast meat joint. Add a bit of luxury by ordering one of our prepared turkey joints stuffed with your choice of stuffing or thigh meat.

If you are looking for a treat then try one of our Herb-Fed free-range bronze turkeys. These turkeys have lived life in the lap of the luxury, roaming over acres of Yorkshire pasture and feasting on fresh herbs. Their stress-free lifestyle and additive-free diet add an extra dimension of flavour to their rich taste.

Turkey Cooking Times

To prepare the turkey, remove the bird from the fridge one hour before cooking. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4, remove the giblets from your fresh bird and cover with foil. Roast the turkey for your required time (see table below) basting every 30 minutes, ensure the juices run clear. If you have a thermometer, the internal temperature should be 70C. Remove and cover the turkey and allow to rest for one hour.

Turkey Cooking Times
Weight Serves Times
4 – 4.5kg 6 2 1/4 hours
4.5 – 5kg 6-7 2 1/2 hours
5 – 5.5kg 7-8 2 3/4 hours
5.5 – 6kg 8-10 3 hours
6 – 6.5kg 10 – 12 3 1/4 hours
6.5kg – 7kg 12 – 15 3 1/2 hours

Order your turkey from Lymefield Farm Shop. Our closing date for Christmas Food orders is Sunday 13th December. Happy cooking!

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Christmas Tree Festival

Our Christmas Tree Festival is open until Christmas Eve.

Our wonderful charities, schools, and local organisations have sent their decorations to Lymefield and are now in all their glory in the Glasshouse.

You are welcome to visit every day during opening hours to see these fantastic trees and choose your favourite! Show the charities and organisations your love and share your photos on social media.

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Order your 2020 Christmas Dinner with ease from Lymefield

How to order your 2020 Christmas dinner from Lymefield simply follow the steps below:

  1. Select your Christmas food online
  2. Go to your basket
  3. Choose collection or delivery.
  4. State your day of collection or delivery from 22nd, 23rd, or 24th December in the notes section.
  5. Pay a £25 deposit at Checkout using Paypal or credit/debit card. You can use your credit/debit card by clicking the Paypal button and finding the credit/debit card section.
  6. Pay your balance on collection or delivery. NB: There may be a slight change to your balance if ordering poultry, in order to charge you the exact amount based on £/kg.
  7. Enjoy your delicious locally sourced Christmas Feast.

Alternatively, pick up a paper copy in-store & return your order to the Farm Shop.

Whichever way you choose, please place your order by Sunday 13th December!

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Real christmas Trees for Glossop, Hyde, Manchester and beyond

For those of you who have not visited us at Christmas before, here at Lymefield in Broadbottom, Cheshire we specialize in providing high quality, fresh, Real Christmas Trees. On 25th November through to Christmas, our car park will be transformed into a tree wonderland! All our trees will be on display divided by variety and size, one of us will always be on hand to do the hard work of finding the best tree for your exact requirements.

There are 3 varieties of Christmas trees which we stock at Lymefield.

Here is a quick guide to our trees:

The Nordmann Fir variety has excellent needle retention. It often tends to have a straight top with a bushy body. The colour is a true green and the shape is what many consider to be the more ‘traditional Christmas tree shape’. We stock heights from 3 feet to 9-10 feet in this variety.

The Fraser Fir is a variety of Christmas trees that is now hugely popular and is famous for being the tree of choice for the White House in the United States! The shape is usually extremely full and compact from top to bottom. They can be more narrow, making them great for smaller homes and as well as having brilliant needle retention, they also have a true Christmas tree fragrance.

The Norway Spruce to many generations has been the true ‘traditional Christmas tree’. Despite not having great needle retention, those who have a Spruce take them home year on year. Their full, bushy shape and large branches are ideal for hanging decorations meaning that as long as you know how to look after it, they can be a great choice. We recommend leaving it outside until as late as possible, standing it in water once inside, and keeping it away from heat sources such as radiators.

At Lymefield, we also have rooted trees in pots. These trees have been grown in pots (not just uprooted from the ground and stuck in one) and so will survive beyond Christmas as long as you limit their time indoors and don’t let them get too warm! As well as potted Norway Spruce’s and Nordmann Firs, we also have potted Noble Firs.

As always we will be operating our Christmas Tree delivery service. Come and choose your Christmas Tree, stay for some lunch and a hot drink, and we will deliver your tree for you on the same day, where possible. Otherwise, you can take your tree away with you, and we will, of course, assist you to your car. We have a free local delivery service and deliver to all areas in Glossop, Hyde, Stockport & Manchester.

Whilst choosing your tree, you could also make use of our late opening times this December. Every Thursday until 7pm.

We are open 7 days a week until Christmas.

9am until 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am until 5pm on Sunday.

For any further help or information just call us on 01457 764686.