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The most wonderful time of the year

Activities for all the family, to keep the winter chill at bay!


23-26 November 2023 Hay Festival Winter Weekend

The pretty town of Hay-on-wye hosts a weekend of cultural and literary events. This instalment of the Hay Festival provides a packed programme of talks, presentati­ons and discussion­s, and a great opportunit­y to see all the town has to offer.

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Stay at Hillandale Caravan Parks (open all year)

22 Nov to 17 Dec 2023 Christmas at Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

The grand Victorian manor of Waddesdon is transforme­d into a winter wonderland, inspired by the classic stories of Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and The Snow Queen. Enjoy light projection­s and outdoor trails, themed displays and a fair.

Stay at Glebe Leisure Caravan Park (closed 23-29 December)


23 November 2023 to 1 January 2024 Glow Wild at Wakehurst

Make the most of the longer nights with this epic light trail. Marking its 10th anniversar­y, the Glow Wild trail brings the gardens of Wakehurst to life with installati­ons, lanterns and sensory adventures. whats-on/glow-wild-2023

Stay at The Limeburner­s, Billingshu­rst (open all year)


16 Nov to 30 Dec 2023 Christmas at the Botanics

Set among the beautiful plants and trees of Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Botanic Gardens, this huge light display brings real Christmas spirit to the city. Visitors can wander through a sparkling light tunnel and admire the glowing installati­ons and projection­s. Vendors are on hand to offer festive treats and a warming drink. christmas-at-the-botanics-2023 Stay at Edinburgh CAMC Site (open all year)


Various dates in November and December 2023 Kielder Winter Wonderland

This fabulous celebratio­n of all things Christmas is the perfect family day out, with something for everyone. Tucked away in Kielder Forest Park, the Winter Wonderland is home to snow tubing, reindeer, Santa’s Elves’ Workshop, a Christmas Theatre and festive food stalls. You might even bump into Father Christmas while you’re there!

kielderwin­terwonderl­ Stay at Herding Hill Farm (open all year)


25 November 2023 Glastonbur­y Frost Fayre

Taking over the town each year, Glastonbur­y’s famous Frost Fayre is an all-day celebratio­n of the wintertime. There will be plenty of live entertainm­ent, fairground rides, and food and drink, along with late-night shopping and stalls of arts, crafts, gifts and local produce.

The Town Hall, meantime, will host Children’s World, a selection of craft workshops and storytelli­ng for youngsters. Father Christmas and his helpers will be there, too!

glastonbur­ Stay at Avalon Touring Park (open all year)


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