Count down till christmas - things to do over the UK

  • Lauren's Avatar
    Community Manager
    Hey everyone,

    I refuse to even believe it's December the 1st tomorrow 😅 Where has this year gone?

    The countdown to Christmas, has well and truly begun! Below is a couple of lists of activities and things to do with your family and friends over the UK:

    🎄 Christmas Markets 🎁​​​​​​​
    Combat those dark nights with an afternoon browsing festive bargains and sampling delicious food stalls.
    • Leeds Christkindelmarkt – Millennium Square, Leeds
    • The Victorian Christmas Market – Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
    • York’s St Nicholas Christmas Fair – Parliament Street, York
    • Bath Christmas Market – Abbey Churchyard, Bath
    • Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market – Victoria Square, Birmingham
    • Southbank Winter Festival – Southbank Centre, London
    • Winter Gardens Wonderland – Blackpool, Lancashire
    Ill be attending Winchesters Christmas Market next week, has anyone else been to others not in the list above? 😍

    🎄​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Festive Days Out 👪
    With Christmas just around the corner, there are lots of places working hard to organise fun-filled family days out:
    • Winter Funland – Manchester
    • Winter Wonderland – London
    • Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland – York
    • Lapland UK – Ascot
    • Alton Towers Santa’s Sleepover – Alton
    • Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland – Cardiff
    • Chessington World of Adventures, Winters Tail – London
    • Drayton Manor, Magical Christmas – Staffordshire
    • Silent Nights – Edinburgh
    • Christmas at Longleat – Wiltshire
    • Santa’s Sleepover Legoland – Berkshire
    • Santa Land – Edinburgh

    🎄​​​​​​​ Ice Rinks
    • The Natural History Museum – London
    • The Royal Pavilion Brighton Ice Rink – East Sussex
    • Bath On Ice – Bath
    • Windsor Ice Rink Alexandra Gardens – Berkshire
    • The Eden Project – Cornwall
    • Somerset House – London
    • Hampton Court Palace – Surrey
    • Ice Skate - Birmingham

    🎄​​​​​​​ Illuminations 💡
    Light up trail walks have been rising in popularity over the last few years - A perfect place to find beautiful light displays and magical gardens
    • Christmas at Kew – Richmond
    • RHS Wisley – Surrey
    • Anglesey Abbey – Cambridgeshire
    • Blickling Estate – Norfolk
    • Belton House – Lincolnshire
    • Durham Massey – Greater Manchester
    • Gibside – Tyne & Wear
    • Ickworth – Suffolk
    • Killerton – Devon
    • Stourhead – Wiltshire
    • The Alnwick Garden – Newcastle
    • Enchanted Forest - Gloucestershire
    • Kingston Lacy – Dorset


    🎄​​​​​​​ Christmas Movie Screenings 📽
    • Brands Hatch – Kent
    • The NEC – Birmingham
    • St Michael’s Church – Buckinghamshire
    • Backyard Cinema – London
    • Battersea Arts Centre – London
    • Christmas City – Manchester
    • Shanfold Farm – East Sussex

    I'll certainly be making an attendance to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park this year - what will you be up to? 🎡✨🥨

    Kindest regards,
    Lauren
    Last edited by Lauren; 30-11-21 at 12:22.
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  • Georgia's Avatar
    Community Manager
    @Lauren this is such a great list, I had no idea all of these places had all of this going on!

    Has anyone been to any of these? I must admit I have been in London in December for a good few years now and have never been to Winter Wonderland! 😲
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