Festive cheer will be aplenty at a borough garden centre this Christmas.

Heaton Fold Garden Centre's artisan Christmas markets are back on November 26 and December 17 from 10am to 3pm.

And the annual Christmas night market at the council-run Overdale Drive venue takes place on Thursday, December 8 from 5pm to 8pm.

The stalls will be packed full of festive crafts, gift ideas, decadent food and more.

Visitors will get a chance to see all the lights and displays at night, while also enjoying a pop-up market, Santa’s Grotto, live music, and a seasonal menu in the café.

There is also a newly renovated giftshop jam-packed with festive gift ideas from chocolates, ladies’ fashions and decorations plus a fantastic range of gifts.

The friendly staff will be on hand to help you pick the perfect tree from an amazing selection of Nordmann and Frasier Firs.

Assistant director for economic development and regeneration at the council, Paul Whittingham, said: “Heaton Fold Garden Centre is a great place to enjoy some Christmas shopping whilst supporting small businesses.

“Visitors can shop in a relaxed and festive environment.”

Heaton Fold is a council-run garden centre offering work placements to adults with learning disabilities; all income goes straight back into supporting them.

Students come to Heaton Fold to undertake a range of work-related tasks and activities in a safe and supportive environment to enhance their skills.