Our Christmas Opening Hours 2016

We are open until 2pm tomorrow (Christmas Eve) prompt!  Aquahome will be closing at this time also and open the same as Avant over the Christmas period.

Between Christmas and New Year (27th to 31st December) we will be open from 10am until 3pm.  We are closed on 1st January but reopen at 9am on Monday 2nd January.

All the very best seasons greetings to all our customers.  Have a wonderful Christmas and an exceptionally happy New Year!

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Orchid Day – 2017 dates TBC

Orchids have long been a symbol of love and admired for their exotic beauty.  As new growth techniques make orchids more accessible, so many more of us receive them as gifts – but what next? Well you too can learn the skill of not only keeping your orchid longer than a bouquet of cut flowers, but also mastering the art its continuous flowering for up to 3 years or even more!

Chris Channon, orchid expert and RHS gold medal winner, will appear at Avant for one day only to impart his knowledge of all things orchid.  Bring your plants along for a FREE Orchid MOT – but be warned, Chris will tell you what mistakes you have made, before he repots, prunes and soaks your specimen all free of charge. But he couldn’t do it without you and your plants so come along for this free informative session and you will never own a sad orchid again.


Today’s Christmas Craft Fair at Avant

After Black Friday and an equally intense shopping Saturday, Avant present the first of 3 weeks worth of Christmas craft fairs and entertainment for the kids.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s a leisurely affair without the hustle and bustle of town.  We’ll be here till 4pm so come and see us!

Arctic Arrival of Santa – he’s on his way!

Santa will be flying into Avant on Sunday 1st, 8th and 15th December to distribute gifts to all the good children.  Tickets cost £8 and include a gift, simple breakfast and exclusive entry to our Arctic area. A hot food stall will be open to parents once in the Arctic area, whilst children take part in our festive activities.  Book your child’s place now!

Awesome Orchids!

Our new stocks of orchids have arrived and make the most perfect, impressive Christmas gifts. We have an amazing array of orchid varieties for you to become experts in the care of, with the help of our orchid expert Chris Channon who will be on hand this Sunday from 10am to advise you on all things orchid related.  You can even bring your own along to his orchid clinic for a bit of TLC!  With special offers for that day only on orchids and orchid care products, you can’t afford to miss this one.