Christmas Fun

The winter holidays are soon starting. Are you travelling abroad or are you staying at home? Travelling abroad might be to warmer places or to visit family and friends, but often the thought of travelling during this busy season, might be too much. It might be easier to stay put. Staying at home means finding interesting activities for the whole family.

The days running up to Christmas can be a very busy time especially in London, with everyone doing their last minute shopping, so be prepared for the crowds and long queues. Your normal shopping trip might take that bit longer.

Christmas Eve is generally busy during the day, but by the evening the city settles down for the family celebrations. Public transport will have a very limited service on Christmas Day, however there will always be Uber or mini cabs available. Below I have listed a few of my favourite activities for the Christmas Holidays:

In London

Having a Christmas/Boxing Day walk on Hampstead Heath. Visiting Kenwood House for afternoon tea (please check opening times over Christmas) Visit the South Bank Centre for plenty of festive offerings including: Winter Choirs, kids plays and a Christmas Food Market. Kings Cross has a Christmas Market.. Chiswick House is one of my favourite gardens. Kentish Town City Farm is always fun for kids in love with animals!

Around London

Surrey Virginia Waters for some fresh air! Coral Reef Water Park Bracknell for indoor water sports fun. The Look Out Discovery Centre in the forest offers indoor Science play and out door forest fun.

Hertfordshire Aldenham Country Park and working farm. Great fun for kids. Galleria Outlet Shopping Mall is great for discount shopping.

In the UK

Oxford Blenheim Palace a very beautiful and Royal experience. Bicester Village for discount designer clothing and more.

West Midlands Ludlow Castle   Warwick Castle part of the Merlin Pass good for many other attractions around London.

Norfolk Magical adventures for young ones Bewilderwood. In Norwich is my friend’s fantastic garden centre and cafe Urban Jungle.

U.K wide holiday parks, which offer accommodation and children’s entertainment packages generally including an indoor pool: Hoseasons Centre parks Butlins

Enjoy the holidays everyone!

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