Top 6 locations to find a real Christmas tree in and around Liverpool
The authentic feeling you get walking around 100’s of Christmas trees is the perfect way to kick off the festive season. Nothing beats that feeling of festive joy you get when you find the perfect one to take pride of place in your living room. This is something I’ve enjoyed ever since I moved into my own house 8 years ago. As I child we always had an artificial tree and although it was still very enjoyable getting it down every year and decorating it whistle listing to Christmas songs, There is just something magical about having a real tree for me. Another benefit is every morning when coming downstairs and the smell of fresh spruce hits you. I would recommend thinking about where you want to place your tree in your home and how early you plan to get it as this can affect how long it’s going to be looking fresh and full.
Rainfords Christmas trees
Catchdale Moss Farm, WA10 5QG (34 minutes from Liverpool city centre)
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday’s 10am – 4pm
This is the go-to place for your real Christmas tree. This is a well-established Christmas tree farm with 1000’s trees. Whether you want one to fill your bay window. A potted one to take pride of place on the driveway. Maybe even a large one for inside or outside your business, There is sure to be something for everybody in the festive forest.
They even sell the less desirable ones for just £10 so they can fill their Christmas destiny, Pheobe would be happy. Along with the fantastic volume, they have a lot of types too and experts onsite to help you pick the perfect one. Don’t know your Normans to your Fraisers? you will find one of each type just outside the store with examples of prices. We went for a homegrown fraiser fur as this tree isn’t too spikey and ideal for small children.
As well as the fantastic array of Christmas trees they have an abundance of Christmas decorations for everyone. The kids were in their element pointing out all the lights and cute festive decorations they had set up. they even have a very festive post box which could be a good idea to post your letters to Santa if you’re going back to collect your tree.
After we picked our tree and looked at all of the amazing decorations, we all enjoyed a lovely hot chocolate by the fire in the little onsite café which has food and drinks. They even have Mulled wine and beer on tap.
See my recent Instagram post for all the beautiful pictures.
Delivery is available free within 5 Miles or £10 for anybody over 5 miles away.
Dobbies Garden Centre
1A Speke Hall Ave, Speke, Liverpool L24 1UX (25 minutes outside Liverpool city centre)
Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 6pm
Sunday’s 10:30am – 4:30pm
Is there anything this garden centre doesn’t have?
They have a variety of amazing trees with plenty for you to choose from or staff are happy to un-net them so you can have a look. This lovely garden centre just 2 minutes from the new Mersey retail park has everything you need this Christmas from tree’s (real or artificial) decorations, indoor lights, outdoor lights, toys, food, gift… you name it you will find it here. There is also a fantastic cafe on site which I can confirm do the best breakfasts. Their website also states they have a soft play on site which I didn’t know about so keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram as I do plan to visit soon.
They do also have a Santa’s grotto here but it’s a sell-out every year. If you can go on a weekday or after school them you might still be able to get a slot.
Giltrees Christmas tree farm
26 Liverpool Rd, Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk L39 0EG (45 minutes outside Liverpool city centre)
Monday – Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 8am – 7pm
Sunday’s 9am – 5pm
As members of the British Christmas tree growers’ association you know if you come here to pick your Christmas tree it’s going to be of amazing quality. Customer service is at the heart of the experience here. They will cut it down, fit it with a block, net it for you and bring it to your car. All you need to do is can around their festive forest to pick the perfect tree to come home with you. Don’t fancy your car covered in pine needles for the next 9 months? they deliver locally for a small fee.
If you don’t fancy the stress of picking the perfect tree to can order one online and let the experts pick one for you and get it delivered locally.
Mill Lane, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 3UL (30 minutes outside Liverpool city centre)
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10:30am – 4:30pm
This lovely little garden centre on the outskirts of Widnes has a fantastic range of real Christmas tree’s all types and sizes for everybody. Their friendly staff onsite will help you pick the perfect tree. In lockdown last year when the only festive place you could go was garden centre’s I took Maisie and Miles here to go pick some lights for our tree and honestly it was such a lovely experience.
The quality of Christmas products and decorations here is second to none. I’m ashamed to admit I was very tempted by an artificial tree from here as they had so many amazing ones. The Christmas displays here are fantastically festive with decorations for every taste. The main thing the kids loved here were all of the lights on display and I remember a set of light up penguins that would look lovely in front of the house. They also have a lovely range of Christmas gifts and festive food. I bought some lovely Christmas scent diffusers last year and I can’t wait to go back and get some more this year.
They do also have a cafe on-site so check their website for opening hours. Before you go sign up for their newsletter and get £5 off when you spend £25.00
Walton xmas trees.
Chester Road, WA4 6JY -Just over the road from the Walton Arms. (40 minutes outside Liverpool city centre)
check their social media pages for updates on times.
The Walton Christmas tree’s a small but widely popular Christmas tree grower. They have a great range of traditional Christmas trees which have been homegrown and outsourced from suppliers to ensure demand is met. We have got our tree from here in previous years and were able to chop our tree down.
They also have a lovely selection of wreaths and stands for all your real Christmas tree needs. Delivery is subject to how busy they are so might be worth asking when you attend.
The Hayloft Cheshire
Sandy Lane Bold Heath, Great Sankey, Widnes WA8 3XP
Monday – Sunday 10:30am – 5pm
This Fantastic little place on the outskirts of Widnes is the perfect place to spend an afternoon as a family to pick a real Christmas Tree. Not only are they selling a vast range of norman and fraiser fur needle retaining trees, they also have a select of wreaths and stands too.
Finally picked the perfect Christmas tree? Before you head home to decorate it why not get some lunch or treat the kids to a festive hot chocolate from there lovely cafe.
They also have an undercover play area for the kids which is perfect for a play while they net up your tree. Don’t fancy needles everywhere then why not ask for delivery.
The big guy himself is here too so if you are still yet to book a Santa visit check out their website, it’s limited availability but if you fancy doing something nice with the kids after school this could be the place for you.