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Awesome Activities Between Christmas and New Year

Written by Lottie

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If you’re still not ready to face the fact that Christmas is over for another year (sob!) and are struggling to come up with fun ideas to keep the little ones occupied until the New Year celebrations, here’s a handy list of some fab attractions and activities going on to keep the festive fun and spirit alive!

Festival of Light, Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Wiltshire

13th November – 3rd January

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Enjoy some extra special attractions at Longleat during their Festival of Light event. Marvel at the phenomenal display of Chinese lanterns, meet fairytale characters, and don’t miss the spectacular singing Christmas tree with its beautiful sparkling lights! Book here.

Tower of London Ice Rink, London

Until 3rd January 2017
Credit: Tower of London Ice Rink

Credit: Tower of London Ice Rink

Bring all the family for a festive skate this Christmas in front of a historical back drop that is the magnificent Tower of London. After your skate session you can also enjoy a visit to the Eis Haus – wrap up warm in one of the insulated coats provided and then step into the pop-up bar and lounge made entirely of ice! Wheelchair users are welcome except during the last session of the day. Find out more.

Illuminasia, Blackpool

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Credit: Illuminasia

Visit the world’s largest indoor illuminations and see wonders from around the globe light up before your very eyes! Combining traditional Chinese lantern methods with the latest in lighting technology, Illuminasia creates a family friendly, educational and awe-inspiring day out. Book here.

Magic Lantern Festival, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Until 2nd January 2017
Credit: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Credit: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

These beautiful gardens will be lit up for the festive period with pretty magical lights, making this a truly memorable experience for all the family to enjoy and remember this Christmas! Find out more. 

Go Ape, Multiple Locations

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Credit: Go Ape

Take the tree tops to swing, zip and fly through the skies at this amazing adventure! This is one adrenaline inducing activity that’ll keep the boredom and bay between Christmas and New Year, and not only guarantees great fun but also improves on team building and confidence skills! Book here.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London

Until 2nd January 2017
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Credit: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Family favourite Winter Wonderland returns to London’s Hyde Park to get you into the Christmas spirit! This free-to-enter event hosts plenty of Christmas-themed activities, including Zeppo’s Christmas Circus, the Magical Ice Kingdom, ice skating, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. With real snow, thousands of twinkling lights and so much fun everyone will leave feeling very festive whatever their age! Find out more.

Coleton Aglow, Colton Fishacre House and Garden, Kingswear

Until 31st December
Credit: National Trust Tony Cobley

Credit: National Trust Tony Cobley

Come and see some beautiful twinkling lights that are a sight to behold whatever the occasion… perfect to get everyone in the celebratory mood in the run up to New Years! Find out more.

Festive Afternoon Tea, Roman Baths and Pump Room, Bath

Until 2nd January 2017
The Pump Rooms food and drink and tea. Credit: Freia Turland

The Pump Rooms food and drink and tea. Credit: Freia Turland

You don’t really need an occasion for afternoon tea, but why not bring the little ones along to continue the festive fun at the Roman Baths and Pump Room? Not only will you get some yummy treats, but you’ll also get to find out all about the Romans at this amazing historical museum! Find out more.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not, London

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Why not make the most of our fab offer of four tickets for £44? With over 700 fascinating artefacts, all spread over 6 different floors and covering a wide range of themes, you’re sure to find something weird and wonderfully fascinating! Book here.

Winter Lights at Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset

Until 31st December
Credit: National Trust

Credit: National Trust

Marvel at some luminous lights at the historically rich Corfe Castle! Not only will you be able to see some twinkling lights, but you’ll also get to find out some fascinating facts about this wonderful castle. Find out more.

Christmas at KidZania, London

Until 6th January 2017
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Credit: KidZania

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In addition to more than 60 amazing role play adventures, children can enjoy the Christmas market where they can spend their hard earned KidZos on gifts fro friend and family! Book here.

Cardiff Winter Wonderland, Cardiff

Until 3rd January 2017
Credit: Cardiff's Winter Wonderland

Credit: Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland

The city hall lawns will be turned into a real ice rink this winter to get the festive feelings going! Come rain or shine, this beautiful rink is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family! Find out more.

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