Best UK Christmas Days Out
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The Best UK Christmas Days Out

It’s that time of year where we start to get busy planning our family Christmas days out. Festive experiences and trips to see Santa are popping up all around and in the UK we are really spoilt for choice with the immersive and magical experiences that are available. But, which …

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Places to see Santa in Wigan this Christmas

It’s already getting to the time of year when trips to Santa are popping up everywhere. If you’re likeLisa of Hollybobbs Blog you’ll want to get booked in early so you don’t miss out or like to get the festive season all planned out then you’ll want to get the dates …

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5 places to see Santa in Nottinghamshire this Christmas

There are plenty of places to visit Santa in Nottinghamshire, but here are our 5 favourite places to see Santa in Nottinghamshire this Christmas. Rufford Abbey Set in beautiful parkland in North Nottinghamshire, Rufford Abbey provides the perfect setting for a visit to Santa. Santa’s Grotto will be open from the …

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5 places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall

There are countless places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall but here are The Little Pip’s five favourite places to visit Father Christmas in Cornwall. Sugar and Spice Grotto, Bedruthan Scandi inspired grotto and workshop  “Rumours say that Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas have crash landed at Bedruthan this year while doing a …

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Places to see Santa in Wirral in 2018

It’s that time of year and trips to see Santa in Wirral are popping up all around you, but with so many around, and so many that get booked up really quickly, which ones should you be booking in 2018. 1. Santa at Port Sunlight Garden Centre Visit Port Sunlight …

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5 Places to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas
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5 Places to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas

Christmas is such a magical time. We love the build up of Christmas …. the planning, the magic, and the anticipation of what is to come. Here are our top five places to see Santa in Staffordshire this Christmas. Blithbury Reindeer Lodge, Staffordshire Blithbury reindeer lodge is in Rugeley, Staffordshire. …

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The Best Places to see Santa near you this year!

It’s that time of year and trips to see Santa are popping up all around you, but with so many around, and so many that get booked up really quickly, which ones should you be booking and which ones should you not. We’ve tried to include a mixture of areas …

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5 places to see Santa in Manchester in 2018

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year when the nights start drawing in, the central heating goes on and the Christmas decorations arrive in the shops. On every parent’s to do list is getting the children to write to Santa and plan a Santa visit, oh and don’t forget …

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Top 10 Places to Visit Santa in The West Midlands

Top 10 Places to Visit Father Christmas in The West Midlands. National Sea Life Centre A visit to the Sea Life Centre has always been a popular choice for our children, particularly when they were small.  Little ones especially like the fact that so much of it is at their …

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Top 5 places to see Santa Claus in County Durham this Christmas!

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year when the nights start drawing in, the central heating goes on and the Christmas decorations arrive in the shops. On every parent’s to do list is getting the children to write to Santa and plan a Santa visit, oh and don’t forget …

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Where to see Santa at your local National Trust

Making a trip to see Santa adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart) and where better to see him than at your local National Trust.  At a National Trust property Santa always seems happier, less worried about money and …

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Is it worth taking kids to the Ice Bar in Liverpol? | Liverpool Ice Festival
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Ultimate Guide to Liverpool Ice Festival with Kids

On 10th November 2018 the enchanting Liverpool Ice Festival returns for another year, as Pier Head is transformed into a winter wonderland. This will be the third year for the Liverpool Ice Festival at its iconic waterfront location, featuring: Liverpool’s biggest ever ice slide Last year we went on the Ice …

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Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers

We have just returned home from absolutely the most magical Christmassy weekend ever a Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers!! From start to finish we have had such a fabulous time that we couldn’t even choose a ‘highlight’ of the weekend because it was all so good!  Be prepared – this …

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Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm – MOVED TO MOLD

Updated: 11 November 2018 We understand that the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and Christmas Tree Farm is now CLOSED at the Cheshire Oaks location and has moved to Mold. Why not check out the Santa Experience at St Lukes Bombed Out Church in Liverpool. For further details please see here.   …

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In the Night Garden – Advent Calendar

Every day from 1-24 Dec 24 VIP family tickets worth £188 will be given away for IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE 2019. Plus, there are over £214,512 worth of gifts this December – including 24 VIP Family Experiences worth £188 each! Signing up is 100% free and can be done in …

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St Luke’s “Bombed-Out” Church is Winter Wonderland in Liverpool this Christmas

One of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks St Luke’s “Bombed-Out” Church will be transformed into a magical, immersive, Christmas attraction for 2018. Last year’s Winter Wonderland in Liverpool took place at the Cunard Building. You can WIN 4 tickets to attend the Winter Wonderland Grotto on either 3rd, 4th or 5th December at the bottom …

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Lyme Park at Christmas

We spent a day at Lyme Park in Cheshire (the setting for Colin Firth’s Pride & Prejudice) at Christmas so read on to find out what Lyme Park at Christmas is like. I had a quick look at the National Trust website before we set off to see what Christmas things they had …

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Santa's Lapland Search for Santa Day | Mini Travellers
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Santa’s Lapland Search for Santa Day | Mini Travellers

Our magical trip to Santa’s Lapland and what happened on Search for Santa Day.

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20 Top Tips for Visiting Lapland with Kids

Plan your Lapland adventure this year with my top tips for visiting Lapland on a family holiday.

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Alice in Winterland, The Rose Theatre, Kingston
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Rose Theatre’s Christmas production

A review of Rose Theatre’s Christmas production, Alice in Winterland.

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Preparing for Christmas

Discover how we prepared for Christmas and all the excitement to come.

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Review | The Extraordinary Tale of Holly Christmas | The Lowry
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The Extraordinary Tale of Holly Christmas | The Lowry

The Lowry, which presents some of the UK’s largest touring work has commissioned Salford based theatre company Colour the Clouds to produce a brand new Christmas show The Extraordinary Tale of Holly Christmas. Colour the Clouds joined The Lowry’s Associate Artist programme in 2017 after the success of Aleena’s Garden (Review here), a sensory …

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How to Tell the Kids they are Visiting Santa in Lapland – Printable Lapland Boarding Pass

Looking for a fun way to tell the kids they’re visiting Lapland this year? Download this free printable Lapland boarding pass.

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Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter
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2 Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter

The Gruffalo’s Child at the Lyric Theatre & The Hungry Caterpillar at the Ambassador’s Theatre are 2 Reasons to Explore Theatreland with an under-5 this Winter. I have two daughters (aged 8 & 5) who are at school, and Nancy, who is just two. Nancy has not known life without …

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