Christmas Wonderland at Crews Hill

It’s Christmas eve and there’s just enough time for me to share one last post before the big day arrives. This time I thought I’d share one of my favourite places to go to get myself into the festive spirit… Crews Hill Nurseries.

Crews Hill, which lies on the outer edge of Enfield, can be reached by train by heading up to Finsbury Park then jumping on the overground towards Hertford North (if you’ve been to Alexandra Palace before you’ll know the route!). Directly outside of the station you’ll find a lovely row of local garden centres and nurseries which truly come into their own during the month of December. From trees and decorations to gifts and christmas clothing, crews hill has everything you need for the festive period.


One of the largest attractions on the road is Springtime nursery, or as it’s known in December Christmas Wonderland, which features one of the biggest Santa’s grotto in Europe. After being greeted by real reindeer, a giant snow globe and an indoor ice rink, you can jump on the ‘Santa’s express’ train which takes you through 20 festive scene’s before reaching the grotto itself where Santa hands out presents to the children.


Spending a day wandering around the Nurseries has become a Christmas tradition for me, and definitely somewhere I’d recommend going to get into the festive spirit!