Festive Fun For Families

As Christmas approaches find some festive fun for the whole family to get involved in. Lace up your skates and visit one of the many outdoor ice-rinks that pop up for Christmas, don your Santa suit and go on a run or just find a Christmas market to walk around with the family. There’s plenty to do on the lead up to Christmas, see our top picks below.


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Christmas Day skating at Guildford Spectrum

Escape the festive mayhem by chilling out at Guildford Spectrum this Christmas. The complex is open over the whole of the Christmas holiday period, so there are plenty of opportunities to take a break from the shopping, cooking and eating! The complex is also open from 10am – 12.00 noon for swimming and skating (from 10.30am) on Christmas Day, a fantastic way to work up your appetite before Christmas dinner. Tickets are limited so book now by calling 01483 443333 or booking online. More…

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Ice Skating in the Park, Calverley Grounds, Royal Tunbridge Wells

From 17th November – 1st January, Calverley Grounds will be transformed into the ultimate winter destination, with stylish skating, festive food and drink, music and Christmas shopping inspiration. By day or night, visitors can skate in the beautiful splendour of Calverley Grounds’ amphitheatre from £9.50 a ticket. On Thursday nights across the season, the ice rink will once again collaborate with The Forum – the lifeblood of the live music scene – and host indie and folk music nights. More…

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The Original Tour Christmas Lights Trip, London

See the best of London’s Christmas lights with a perfect view from the top deck of one of The Original Tours double decker buses. Join the knowledgeable and fun tour guides to learn about the British Christmas traditions and listen to stories of Christmas past and present. Included free with every ticket will be a Santa’s hat, providing you with a great look when taking amazing photos and even the odd selfie! More…

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Enjoy the Jingle Bell Blast on Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets revs up for one of its most exciting, super-sleigh ride adventures! With a very special guest to greet you at the pier, you’ll be sent beholding gifts aplenty onto one of the super slick speedboats – good enough for old St Nick himself! You’ll be carol singing all the way through yuletide London on this whizzy wintery wonder-ride, whilst one of Santa’s helpers ensures fun is had by all, old and young alike! See the sights at this most special time of year. More…

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Dick Whittington at the London Palladium

Pantomime returns to the iconic London Palladium this Christmas with an enchanting new production of Dick Whittington staged by Qdos Entertainment and the team behind Cinderella at the London Palladium. Book a family of 4 for £195 and get ready for the greatest pantomime adventure of them all! Valid on selected performances only, visit website for more information. More…

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Meet Santa and the Reindeer at Paradise Wildlife Park

Come and visit Santa, his reindeer and animal friends at Paradise Wildlife Park this Christmas, there’s lots of festive fun to be had! Kids can meet the reindeer who pull Santa’s sleigh or meet Santa in his Grotto with all his little helpers, plus receive a Christmas present from Santa. Santa will be at Paradise every weekend until 16th December after which he be there every day! Don’t forget, Paradise have an amazing range of animal experiences that make unforgettable gifts for loved ones! More…

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Save 10% on family escapes this Christmas with Forest Holidays

Christmas time in the forest is magical so why not enjoy the delights of a family Christmas in a luxury woodland cabin? Celebrate Christmas morning round the tree, then head for a brisk winter walk through the silent forest, and back for turkey and all the trimmings and a wonderful family evening. With multiple packages to choose from, a selection of 3 and 4 night stays, plus a full Christmas week on offer. There will be an escape to suit every family and don’t forget you can save 10% with our unique code when you book and holiday before 31st December 2018. More…

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Still undecided on what to buy the kids this Christmas? Check out our special Christmas Presents feature which pulls together a selection of unique gifts families will love. There are also some fabulous Christmas Shows and Pantomimes to see and don’t forget to book to Meet Santa at a local attraction near you this Christmas!


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