Tree-mendous! Fancy getting wrapped up like a Christmas tree?

Chloe Tucker is wrapped up for Christmas as she goes through the Christmas tree netting machine at T

Customers can go through a Christmas tree machine at Thorpe Plant Centre. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Dive into Christmas this festive season at a garden centre near Norwich that is inviting customers to go through its tree netting machine.

Thorpe Plant Centre, in Thorpe St Andrew, is bringing back the bizarre - yet popular - experience for 2021 throughout December.

It was first launched in 2018 as something fun to do for staff and customers and after owner Paul Oxborrow posted a video on Facebook it was shared across the UK and beyond.

People can dive through the machine into a paddling pool with a mattress and polystyrene chips inside.

Mr Oxborrow said: "This year we have tried to make it a little more fun and interesting and it is under a gazebo with Christmas lights and we have also invested in a snow machine."

New for 2021, it is in a gazebo with Christmas lights.

New for 2021, it is in a gazebo with Christmas lights. - Credit: Thorpe Plant Centre

Donations are welcome and will raise money to create food parcels which will be distributed by Thorpe Helping Hands.

The netting and chips are environmentally-friendly and there will be hand sanitiser and the machine will be cleaned between customers. 

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