As the festive season is now well and truly upon us we have compiled 22 excellent days out that will allow you to make the most of this glorious season! From The Polar Express to drinks with Thor we’ve got something to please everyone.
Location: Dreamland, Margate, Kent
The Frosted Fairground is set to bring festive cheer to Margate this Christmas! The whole event is free to enter you just pay per ride and if you are lucky enough to be a member you ride for free! Enjoy everything from Christmas markets to meeting Santa, on the 19th December you will even be able to see the Coca Cola Truck! Find out more by clicking here.
Location: Seaton, Devon
Families can enjoy a Christmas experience like no other this December by taking a trip on The Polar Express Tram at Seaton Tramway in Devon. Take a trip to the magical North Pole and on your way there sit back and make the most of the experience with a cup of hot chocolate! Find out more by clicking here.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Location: St Austell, Cornwall
There is a fantastic array of Christmas events taking place at The Lost Gardens of Heligan this December including free entrance to the magical Lantern-Lit Northern Gardens on one of their Christmas evenings. Find out more by clicking here.
Street of Light
Location: Royal Mile, Edinburgh
This December a breathtaking extravaganza of light is coming to the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. With 26 arches made up of 60,000 lights you will be able to experience a whole new world of Christmas lights, alongside synchronised light choir shows from a whole array of local choirs! Find out more by clicking here.
Father Christmas at the Farm
Location: Tatton Park, Cheshire
Come and visit Tatton Park in Cheshire where you can see an array of farm yard animals alongside Santa and his reindeer, Prancer and Dancer! Find out more by clicking here.
Mousehole Christmas Lights
Location: Mousehole, Cornwall
Real Ale Train
Location: Llangollen, North Wales
All aboard the Real Ale Train departing from Llangollen Train Station on 12th December. Sit back, relax and enjoy the glorious Welsh countryside with a delicious pint of ale. Find out more by clicking here.
Princes Street Gardens Ice Rink
Location: Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
Ice skates at the ready, enjoy an ice rink experience like no other at Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh! With Edinburgh’s stunning skyline as a backdrop and under the big wheel you can really immerse yourself in Christmas joy. Find out more by clicking here.
Tenby Boxing Day Swim
Location: Tenby, South Wales
This world famous boxing day swim support locals charities and is definitely one for the brave! Are you going to be doing it this year? Find out more by clicking here.
THOR’S Tipi Bar
Location: Parliament Street, York
Wine and dine like a Norse God at Thor’s Tipi Bar in Parliament Street, York! With everything from DJ sessions to drafts ales and BBQ kitchen this is definitely one to not be missed this festive season, find out more by clicking here.
Caerphilly Christmas Fayre
Location: Caerphilly, South Wales
You can’t miss the Caerphilly Christmas Fayre this year with over 100 stalls there is so much to discover! You can even enter into the mighty castle and find an array of interesting gifts and delicious food and drink. Find out more by clicking here.
Santa, Elves and Sleigh Bells
Location: Tropical Butterfly House, Yorkshire
Experience Christmas with a twist this year at the Tropical Butterfly House. Head on over to the Nativity scene and meet the friendly farm animals, alongside Lemurs and Meerkats! Also why not hitch a ride aboard the magical sleigh and meet Father Christmas at the Enchanted Grotto. Find out more by clicking here.
Victorian Christmas Market
Location: Linden Hall, Northumberland
The Ice Factor at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland
Location: York Designer Outlet, Yorkshire
Running until 3rd January, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland returns with a huge array of activities including ice skating, apres skate Café Bar, funfair and much more! Discover more by clicking here.
Hippodrome 12th Christmas Spectacular
Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Running from December 15 to January 13 the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth becomes a hub of international circus acts, comedians, water acrobatics and much more! Find out more by clicking here.
Christmas Artists’ Market
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
On the 12th Day of December, Lincoln gave to us a Christmas Artists’ Market inbetween the city’s beautiful Cathedral, alongside an array of unique artwork and crafts! Find out more by clicking here.
Snowflake Wishes Self Guided Trail
Location: Weald Country Park, Essex
Can you find all the magic snowflakes that have been scattered across the park? If you can the Snow King and Queen will grant a special wish to you! Find out more by clicking here.
Thursford Santa’s Magical Journey
Location: Thursford, Norfolk
Opening throughout a range of dates in December visit Father Christmas in the stunning seasonal setting of Thursford. Journey past polar bears, penguins, giant teddy bears and elves getting ready for Christmas! Find out more by clicking here.
Winter Wonderland & Ice Rink
Location: Colchester, Essex
Enjoy a brilliant selection of food and drink alongside an ice rink and winter market all taking place in Castle Park, Colchester until 3rd January! Find out more by clicking here.
Canterbury Christmas Market
Location: Canterbury, Kent
In the heart of one of the most historic towns in England you will find a delightful Christmas Market will all manner of different stalls to bring festive joy to your day! Find out more by clicking here.
Bridport Annual Christmas Tree Festival 2015
Location: Bridport, Dorset
Discover over 60 decorated and illuminated trees with each one showcasing a different theme as well as being donated by a charity, community groups and many more. Come and join in the fun on Tuesday 8th December at 7pm! Find out more by clicking here.
Location: The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick
Running every weekend until the 20th December make yourself a willow lantern and return at 5.30pm on 20th for a Lantern Parade! You can also enjoy this years theme of The Elves and the Shoemaker, find out more by clicking here.