The Meadow Croft German Market
Inspired by traditional German Markets, you will be captivated by the sights, sounds and smells of the market, with irresistible seasonal treats and unique yuletide gifts and decorations.
The German Market hosts more than 30 stalls each handcrafted by owner Roland Smith. Every stall is adorned with handpicked, high-quality artisan products including carved wooden decorations, delicate glassware and baubles, traditional cuckoo clocks, scandinavian gonks and much more.
Each year, we go out to Germany to find new crafts and suppliers and many of the products on our stalls are hand-produced by local craftsmen, whom we’ve met personally. We once visited a town in the Erzgebirge region called Seiffen. It’s a tiny town where Christmas isn’t a one-day affair but carries on all year! All of the craftsmen we met, work in garden workshops handed down from generation to generation. It’s amazing to watch the tiny handmade pieces come together to make something like a Christmas Pyramid or a tiny wooden smoker and the craftsmanship and detail is astounding.
Festive visitors can wander amongst the many festive chalet style stalls, soak up the festive atmosphere and get in the mood for the holiday season whilst the smells of Bratwurst, Gingerbread and Glühwein waft through.
At the heart of the German Market, we serve lots of mouth-watering, specialist German foods such as Frankfurter, Sauerkraut, Waffles, Apple Strudel & the incredibly popular Schokokusse (chocolate kisses) which the whole family can enjoy. We also serve German bottled beers, our delicious homemade spiced apple drink and of course, Glühwein.
The Christmas Market is free to attend and is open 7 days a week during our opening hours. No tickets are needed to visit during these times.
Join us this year to enjoy the traditional German Market experience and browse the many yuletide gifts and decorations.
Everyday between Thursday 15th September & Friday 23rd December 2022
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Hot Food Hut
Monday - Saturday : 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Sweet Food Hut
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 3:30pm
Meadow Croft Garden Centre, Woodham Road, Battlesbridge, Wickford, Essex SS11 7QU
Thu 15 Sep to Sun 13 November