Have you started planning your family Christmas days out? We love Christmas at theme parks and find that at this time of year they’re always decorated and full of festive fun.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite parks to visit at Christmas time in the UK. We’ll also be adding to this list throughout November and December, so do check back if your area isn’t yet covered.
Christmas At Theme Parks
Alton Towers at Christmas
Alton Towers are offering their ‘Santa Sleepover’ again this year. The Santa Sleepovers include an overnight stay in one of the fabulously themed hotels, a unique visit to Santa, tickets to the Pantomime and entry to all the parks! There are also lots of other festive treats to experience at Alton Towers during November and December. Families can enjoy a Christmas Cinema, they can meet Santa in his woodland grotto, have a Christmas party with Santa, or enjoy Santas festive breakfast. The main parks are also open and are looking really magical!
- Read our review of the Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers here.
Chessington World Of Adventures at Christmas
Chessington Holidays are offering ‘Santa Sleepovers’ again this Christmas. Even if you just visit for the day though, there is still plenty of festive experiences to enjoy. You can visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto and receive an early Christmas gift, you can hang out with the mischievous elves and Santa’s trusty reindeer Willow and Drizzle. You can even get into the Christmas groove with ‘The Gruffalo’. See the Gruffalo’s new festive dancing show, decorate festive treats in the Gruffalo kitchen and enter the deep dark wood with mouse on The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure.
- Read our review of Chessington World Of Adventures here.
Drayton Manor and Thomas Land at Christmas
If you’re looking for the perfect theme park experience this Christmas, we highly recommend visiting Thomas Land at Drayton Manor. This is one of our family favourites and the ‘Magical Christmas’ makeover at Drayton Manor is worth seeing! Throughout November and December, the park is jam-packed full of Christmas family fun. You can expect guaranteed snowfall throughout the day and spectacular festive shows! If you choose to visit the Castle Of Dreams, you’ll even get to meet Father Christmas and his helpers. We recommend sticking around till the very end because each day you can see the Imagination Parade and a short but spectacular fireworks display.
- Read our review of Drayton Manor and Christmas at Thomas Land here.
Gullivers Kingdom at Christmas
We love Gullivers Theme Park and this Christmas you will be transported to a winter wonderland. Gullivers will be playing host to a great selection of Christmas rides, shows and attractions throughout the theme park. There will be Christmas favourites returning again this year, including the popular Elf School. Kids even get the chance to be an honorary elf and can visit Mrs Christmas in her kitchen where they can cook up some delicious treats to take home.
- Read our review of Gullivers Kingdom here.
LEGOLAND at Christmas
LEGOLAND resort in Windsor is even more magical at Christmas. Spot the Christmas additions in MiniLand (including a Christmas market in Covent Garden), marvel at the twinkling lights and snow-dusted pine trees and take part in exciting seasonal festivities. You might even spot LEGO Father Christmas delivering his gifts!
Not only that, but families can also build together, adding to a festive LEGO scene. There will be a stunning 8 meter high LEGO Christmas Tree towering over Kingdom of the Pharaoh’s and families can take part in the LEGO scavenger hunt before meeting Santa in his grotto.
- Read our review of LegoLand here.
Paultons Park at Christmas
Christmas is a special time of the year at Paultons Park. See Rudolph and the elves, meet Santa in his magical Grotto, experience Peppa Pig World in a festive setting, see the musical Christmas tree, ‘Snow Street’ and illuminations and and enjoy selected rides and attractions, including Lost Kingdom and Critter Creek, across the Park. The event starts on 24th November 2018 and runs on selected dates until 23rd December 2018.
- Read our review of Paultons Park here.
Crealy Adventure Theme Park
Crealy is the South West’s top theme park to visit this Christmas. There will be 9 new Christmas attractions for the who family to experience. This year Crealy will feature the South West’s first ever ‘Christmas on Ice Show’. Kids can also visit Santa’s Magical Toy Shop, where every child gets to choose their own present from thousands of wonderful hand picked toys and gifts! Other Christmas experiences include; Mary’s Christmas Bakery, Rudy’s Reindeer Food Making Station, Santa’s Post Office and The Singing Snowmen. There will also be a whole variety of Christmas craft sessions on offer, a Christmas market and so much more.
- Read our review of Crealy Adventure Theme Park here.
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