Bored of the same old Christmas traditions or after something fun and new to do this December? We’ve scoured the country far and wide to compile this list of awesome family entertainment to keep your festive spirits up!
Check or our handy guide below or use our fab interactive map.
Winter Wonderland – London
Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 10am – 10pm, except Christmas Day. It’s not just Father Christmas that needs a rest! They’ve got lots of new attractions including Peter Pan on Ice, Teletubbies Christmas Show, Ice Sculpting Workshops, and their very own Comedy Club – but let’s not forget our returning favourites, including an even bigger ice rink, jaw dropping acts in the Circus MegaDome and so much more.
From 23rd November 2018 to 6th January 2019
Hyde Park, London
Hogwarts in the snow – London
Experience Christmas in the Wizarding World and discover how film-makers created fire, ice and snow that never melts as the Studio Tour undergoes a magical makeover for Hogwarts in the Snow.
17th November 2018 to 27 January 2019
Warner Bros Studio, Watford
Sunday Cinema at Bristol Zoo – Bristol
Enjoy a festive trip to Bristol Zoo Gardens with your friends and family this December. Explore the grounds, visit your favourite animals and when you’re ready, head to the intimate indoor cinema to enjoy some of your favourite Christmas films. Every Sunday this December they will be hosting wholesome cinematic experiences to leave everyone with a warm festive glow.
16th and 23rd December
Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol
German Christmas Market – Leeds
Christkindelmarkt, Leeds is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel rides and twinkling colourful lights all creating a unique continental festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre.
9 November to 22 December 2018
Millenium Square Leeds
Fenwick Christmas Window – Newcastle
This year, Father Christmas will be taking over the Fenwick Newcastle with an enchanted Christmas wonderland.
2 November to 31st December 2018
Silent Light – Edinburgh
In a world first, Silent Light brings together the spectacular Street of Light from Edinburgh’s Christmas 2015 and 2016 and silent disco headphones to give you the ultimate street party: singing and dancing under a spectacular array of 60,000 lights synchronised to music heard only through the headphones.
19 November 2018 to 21st January 2019
George Street, Edinburgh
Christmas Ice Festival – Liverpool
This winter everyones’ favourite enchanting Christmas Ice Festival returns for another year, as Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head is transformed into a winter wonderland. It features Liverpool’s biggest ever ice slide and a huge covered outdoor rink giving skaters the chance to glide in style with a stunning backdrop of the world famous Three Graces.
November 2018 to 6 January 2019
A Penrhyn Christmas – Bangor
This holiday season Penrhyn Castle is all about leaving the high street behind and embracing a more traditional kind of Christmas. Join them for festive food demonstrations, a cup of warming fruit punch, Victorian Christmas card making activities and a workshop to build your own family Christmas wreath. Go and see the Grand Hall decked in traditional evergreens and keep an eye out for the big man in red…
Penrhyn Castle, Llandegai, Bangor
Winchester Christmas Market
Situated under Winchester’s historic Cathedral, this Christmas Market is recognised as one of the UK’s finest with over 100 wooden chalets to explore for unique presents, scrumptious street food and an open-air ice rink.
17 November to 20 December 2018