Did you know it’s seven Friday’s till Christmas? A local garden centre is leaping into the festive season by opening late. It is the go-to place for people looking for unique, hand-made gifts with a twist. Where is the magic place I hear you ask?

It’s a quaint place in Bolton – Heaton Fold Garden Centre, which will be getting into the Christmas spirit as it opens for late night shopping from November 16.

The centre on Overdale Drive, off Chorley New Road, will open until 8pm every Thursday until December 21.

Fresh wreaths, Christmas trees, festive hanging baskets and pots will be available to buy to add some Christmas sparkle to your home and garden. If you haven’t indulged in mince pies yet as “it’s too early”, then you tuck into these festive pies and sip mulled wine, whilst pottering around shopping. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday evening, can you?

An artisan market also takes place at the centre every third Sunday of the month. The next one is on November 19.

For updates follow @HeatonFold on Twitter. Free parking is also available on site.

See you there.