Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Garden Centre Minigolf

A look at garden centres with miniature golf courses.

Jurassic Golf at Bridgemere Garden World in Nantwich
Jurassic Golf at Bridgemere Garden World in Nantwich

It's brilliant to find new minigolf courses opening in different places and over the last few years we've seen more being created at garden centres.

Minigolf has become very popular in recent years and has developed from being a traditional outdoor seaside summer activity to become a year-round game that can be played indoors or out.

Much like at shopping malls, outlet centres and on the high street, customers are looking to be entertained while they shop and garden centres are a perfect spot for a game of minigolf.

The space available at or next to garden centres and the potential to decorate or theme the course with products available at on-site retailers make it a great combination.

In July 2015 we played the excellent 12-hole Peterborough Minigolf course at Dobbies Garden Centre.

Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre
Peterborough Minigolf

In April this year we visited Fletchers Family Golf Centre in Eccleshall, Staffordshire to play the Crazy Golf course there.

Crazy Golf at Fletchers Garden Centre
Crazy Golf at Fletchers Garden Centre

Earlier this summer we visited 18 more courses on our trip to Southampton and back. On the way down the first course we played was Jurassic Golf Bridgemere in Nantwich, Cheshire and the last course we played on the way back up north was the Tidal Bay Crazy Adventure Golf at the Wyevale Garden Centre in Sherfield on Loddon, near Hook in Hampshire.

Tidal Bay Adventure Golf in Sherfield on Loddon
Tidal Bay Adventure Golf

The Jurassic Golf course at Wyevale's Bridgemere Garden Centre in Nantwich has sister courses at Heighley Gate Garden Centre in Morpeth, Northumberland and at Bents Garden and Home in Glazebury near Warrington.

Emily played the Jurassic Cove Adventure Golf course at Bents Garden and Home in June 2017.

Jurassic Cove Adventure Golf at Bents Garden and Home
Jurassic Cove Adventure Golf

We also visited Golf Attractions' pop-up Jurassic and Pirate adventure golf courses when they were at the Centre MK shopping centre in Milton Keynes and at the Galleria in Hatfield a few years ago.

The Golf Attractions Dinosaur Adventure Golf course at the Centre MK in Milton Keynes
The Golf Attractions Dinosaur Adventure Golf course at the Centre MK in Milton Keynes

Offering fun activities like minigolf where people of all ages and abilities can take part is a nice way to attract and retain both new and old customers.

Related blog posts:
- Garden Centres
Shopping Centre Minigolf
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

If you are interested in installing or building a minigolf course and would like to receive specialist help, Richard Gottfried is able to provide experience, knowledge and support for all aspects of minigolf business, at any stage of the process. Get in touch to find out more.