Nothing puts us in a Christmas mood better than a Christmas market or a visit with children (or your dog – see below) to Santa’s Grotto. With some of the best local activities starting this Saturday, we’ve highlighted a few of the top things to do below.  Did you know that at Metro Rod, our professional drainage engineers are on call throughout all of the festive period? That means that whilst you relax and get yourself in the mood for Christmas, Metro Rod are always on call if you find you have a blocked drain, cluttered gutter, or require a CCTV drain survey.  So, call us on 01582 666543 if you have a drain that needs unblocking and we’ll do the dirty work whilst you go and enjoy a mince pie or two!

Christmas at Waddesdon Manor.

Anyone that has visited the hugely impressive Waddesdon Manor, built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 1870s, will know that it is a magical place to visit all year round. In November and December it comes to life even more when it hosts a Christmas Carnival, a Christmas Fayre & Market, and even a Christmas Trail around the amazing house for children!  These activities run from this coming Saturday (November 10th) right up until Christmas. You can click on the link below to read about all the activities and start planning your festive season as booking for some of the events is essential.

             Image : Waddesdon Christmas Market

For Waddesdon House Christmas Carnival Information Click Here, and for information on Waddesdon House Christmas Market and Fayre Information, Click Here 

Christmas at intu Milton Keynes.

Christmas festivities start in Milton Keynes soon too, with the beginning of activities kicking off when the Alpine Village opens in Oak Court on Thursday 15 November, followed by the lighting up of the intu Central Milton Keynes with thousands of twinkling, sparkly lights on Saturday 17 November, marking the start of the countdown to Christmas. There is so much going on at the intu centre throughout November and December, that we have included this link, so all you have to do is click here to start planning your Christmas in MK!

And with us at Metro Rod Bedford and Milton Keynes looking after the toilet facilities at intu MK, you can rest assured that your Christmas shopping experience there will run smoothly, as you won’t find closed and blocked drains or toilets in the centre!

Christmas at Frosts Woburn Sands.

Another local family favourite this time of year is Frosts Garden Centre at Woburn Sands, where festive activities begin with ‘Santa’s Arrival Parade’ on November 18th. Santa’s Grotto at Frosts is known as one of the best in the area, and Frosts is so much more than a garden centre with a HUGE selection of Christmas decorations and gifts on sale here every year.


Image : ‘Spoil Your Pooch’ at Woburn

Back by popular demand at Frosts in Woburn this year is the ‘Doggy Santa’s Grotto’, giving you the opportunity to spoil your pooch with an extra special visit to see Santa! At Frosts you can also find all your Christmas delights on offer in the food hall where you can come and browse to your heart’s content in our foodie paradise, designed to satisfy all your culinary requirements.

Check out everything that Frosts Garden Centre has to offer, and click here to find out more about the famous Santa’s Grotto! 

So, we hope we have managed to whet your appetite and give you a few suggestions for things to do in the area in the forthcoming month. And don’t forget – Metro Rod and our team of highly experienced, professional engineers are on call all day and night, even Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Eve. Whether you find yourself with a blocked drain or requiring a CCTV survey, we have some of the fastest response rates in the industry.

We can come and diagnose and solve any problems you may have with blocked drains at your property or place of work. We carry out routine work, unblocking drains and gutters but are also fully equipped with our own CCTV equipment and tanker, should you find you have a more complicated problem.  We work with local residents and businesses, keeping drains unblocked and clean.

And if you need us at Metro Rod Bedford to unblock drains or carry out a CCTV survey for you, you can contact us the following ways:

Give us a call 01582 666543

Email us at  [email protected]

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