It might be a little early, but here at Sykes Cottages we’re already getting into the Christmas spirit. Lucky for you, this means we’ve already scouted out some of the best Christmas events taking place across the UK this festive season, so you don’t have to! We’ve listed three of our favourites below for you to have a look at.
Lantern Magic, Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo’s Lantern Magic event is one of the most unique and interesting events taking place in the run up to Christmas this year, and it promises to be fun for all the family. Lantern Magic is running from Thursday 4th December until Tuesday 23rd December but places are limited and tickets are selling out fast so make sure you visit their website to secure yourself a spot. After dark, you can embark on an ‘enchanted’ illuminated trail around the zoo, which leads to a spectacular display of animal lanterns. Children can also get involved in writing a letter to Santa, taking part in a lantern-making workshop, making a wish on the Giant Wishing Tree, and even visit some of the animals.
Christmas at Chatsworth
Christmas at Chatsworth is always one of the most wonderful events of the year with lots of activities and events to get you in the Christmas spirit. The festivities started on 8th November and will run through until 4th January. Chatsworth’s theme this year is Alice’s Wonderland; visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the vibrant, fantastical world brought to life by Lewis Carroll. You can attend the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, meet characters such as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and play games of croquet. There’s even ‘drink me’ and ‘eat me’ refreshments! Other Christmas events taking place at Chatsworth include wreath making, a Christmas market and Christmas twilight evenings.
Santa’s Grotto at Bounce Below
Bounce Below is the world’s first underground playground of its kind and is one of the UK’s best new days out. Located in a disused slate cavern in North Wales, Bounce Below consists of large bouncy nets hung between the caverns, linked together with walkways and giant slides. It’s incredible fun for all the family and this December, Bounce Below will be hosting a magical Christmas grotto where children will get the chance to bounce about amongst a spectacular light display and festive decorations, before meeting Father Christmas himself. It is recommended that you pre-book for this event.