THE THURROCK Garden Centre in South Road, South Ockendon has a wonderful Santa’s Grotto. You follow the footsteps until you get to the entrance. You are then treated to a menagerie including reindeers, donkeys alpacas and goats.
Last week, everyone got a true Christmas present when one of the goats surprisingly went into labour. There were difficulties. Two members of staff, Stephanie Campbell and Annie Smith leapt into action.
YourThurrock spoke to Director, Graham Walsham about the excitement of the day.