Get Ready for Christmas!

Let’s Go and Get Ready for Christmas!

We know it’s still early, but there is a lot to look forward to this Christmas 2021 and already many of your favourite attractions are planning ahead with amazing events. We don’t want you to miss out! So here is a round-up of some fantastic festive activities and ideas for the family to enjoy this Christmas that you need to book now!

Christmas tree with mum and child at Longleat

Longleat in Warminster, Wiltshire

Everything is sparkling with music and magic at Longleat this Christmas! Belt out carols with Britain’s biggest singing Christmas tree, follow the disco balls through the after-dark Hedge Maze, settle down for storytime with owls and even meet Santa and his elves! Warmth and wonder await you at Longleat.


man showing boy a replica dinosaur at Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre near Winchester, Hampshire

Enjoy the sights, sounds and science of Christmas past…way past. Between 21st November and 16th January, enjoy a roar-some festive season at Winchester Science Centre’s Science Dino-mite. Experience a Jurassic adventure filled with dino digs, fossil festival, dino-mite science demos and shows, plus a special guest appearance from Santa Claus himself.


trees lit with Christmas lights at Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe Gardens in Taunton, Somerset

Experience Hestercombe’s historic gardens as never before, on their colourful illuminated winter trail. ILLUMINATE will light up the woodland’s natural features and terrain with a beautiful multicoloured display and lead through a light-studded Yew Tunnel and onto a stunning, dynamic pixel lawn.
Bring the whole family to enjoy this lovely light experience and finish up by the fire pit with a rich hot chocolate or homemade sausage roll from Caffè + Gelato.


Scene from Dick Whittington pantomime at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey

Festive panto fun is in full swing this festive season as Dick Whittington is heading to seek his fame and fortune. With his loyal cat by his side, he battles King Rat. Book tickets now for this fabulous pantomime running from 3rd December to 9th January 2022.



Before you go, check out what’s going on in your region:

Need more festive inspiration? Below you can check out the Christmas events going on in your area.

Guinness Book of Records 2022 cover

Guinness World Records 2022

Fully revised and updated and with a bright new design, Guinness World Records 2022 provides a fascinating snapshot of the world today and includes even more inductees into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame, such as Sir David Attenborough, astronaut Peggy Whitson and K-Pop sensations BTS! Grab a copy now!


Father Christmas with two lemurs at West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire

West Midland Safari Park is once again hosting its magical festive event, Santa Safari! Travel to the ‘North Pole’ and visit Santa in his cosy grotto. Children will even get to choose their own present and everyone gets a treat from Mrs Claus’ Kitchen! Book online now to avoid disappointment.


Santa in his grotto at Kent Life

Kent Life near Maidstone, Kent

Experience Christmas at Kent Life! Whilst the highlight is visiting Father Christmas in his magical grotto, don’t forget to graduate from elf school, learn about Victorian Christmas traditions, snuggle up in front of some Christmas films, visit the new sweet shop, stop off for mulled wine and food, decorate gingerbread or make reindeer food. Choose from selected dates in November and December.


santa on train West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway in Minehead, Somerset

Book early for the famous West Somerset Railway Santa Express for dates in December. Enjoy a magical return steam train journey through the wintery Somerset countryside in a festively decorated heritage carriage complete with refreshments and presents.



santa with kids at Roves Farm

Roves Farm in Sevenhampton, Wiltshire

Roves Farm’s magical Christmas experience returns with Father Christmas and a range of seasonal activities as well as all the usual things to do on the farm. Help the Elves make reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve and meet the animals in the walk-through nativity scene. Book early to meet Father Christmas in his grotto and lucky youngsters can join the busy workshop elves and choose a toy from the Toy Shop.



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We recommend you always check COVID-secure measures before you travel and note changes to booking requirements. We hope you and your children enjoy wonderful and safe days out this autumn.