Christmas trips can be great. It can be a nice opportunity to get together as a family and do something exciting to get in the mood for Christmas. Traveling abroad is still uncertain in these times, and many people will be hoping to find somewhere in the UK to visit instead. Below, we explore some of the best potential Christmas destinations.
For the thrill-seekers, Alton Towers could be the ideal destination. With rides for people of all ages, shows, and stunning grounds it can make an exciting getaway in winter. And it has a Christmas theme in this season too. You can take part in their Santa sleepover – an event perfect for the whole family. There’s also a Christmas market for you to explore.
And to add to all of this you can visit lightopia – an award-winning lights festival that has graced the resort for the last three years. Plus you can stay in one of the hotels on-site to ensure you get the most out of your stay.
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is another popular Christmas destination. Open from 19 November onwards, this event runs every day and features something for everyone. It includes festive entertainment and activities, ranging from ice skating and circus shows to a Christmas market and live music.
On top of this, you can get a great view of the spectacle on top of the giant observation wheel. For those with strong nerves, you can even take on one of the nine different rollercoasters at the fairground.
Birmingham Christmas Markets
If you’re looking for a proper Christmas market, then Birmingham could be the right choice. Birmingham has the biggest Christmas market in the UK and opens a week earlier so it might not be as busy if you’re worried about taking your whole family there.
Light trails can make for a beautiful winter evening. Blenheim Palace in Oxford has one of the best shows. The stately, picturesque grounds are adorned with lasers, a torch-lit rose garden, and fire sculptures amongst other pretty curiosities. Any of the Christmas destinations above could help you get into the spirit of the holidays.
To make the most of it, you could consider leasing a car to ensure that you beat the rush on public transport and carry any purchases safely home.