NOT A CREA­TURE STIR­RING

The Sunday Telegraph - Sunday - - Front Page -

LON­GLEAT FES­TI­VAL OF LIGHT, WILT­SHIRE

As well as the op­por­tu­nity to spot tigers, mon­keys and ele­phants on a win­ter sa­fari, Lon­gleat also of­fers fes­tive cheer. The park’s Fes­ti­val of Light (left) fea­tures hun­dreds of Chi­nese-style il­lu­mi­na­tions. Chil­dren can en­joy the Santa train and hedge maze, while the Eliz­a­bethan house will go Twen­ties glam. En­try in­clud­ing park, £31.45 (chil­dren three to 15 £23.55); un­til Jan 6; lon­gleat.co.uk

CHRIST­MAS AT LON­DON ZOO, LON­DON

The an­i­mals may have re­turned to their sleep­ing quar­ters but night-time visi­tors to the zoo can see glow­ing gi­raffe sculp­tures, sparkly flamin­gos and a gi­ant lion. The Grade I-listed pen­guin pools will be lit by foun­tains and there is a Christ­mas tree made from re­cy­cled sledges. Fam­ily en­try to light trail from £52; un­til Jan 1; zsl.org/ zsl-lon­don-zoo

WINCH­ESTER CATHE­DRAL CHRIST­MAS MAR­KET

The at­mos­phere at Winch­ester is al­ways par­tic­u­larly Christ­massy, so head down to the huge cathe­dral for a round of mulled wine and a slice of stollen. The or­gan­is­ers say the pro­duce in the food court and crafts vil­lage has been hand-picked for its in­di­vid­u­al­ity and there is an ice rink, too. Free; fam­ily skate £37.50; un­til Dec 20; winch­ester­cathe­dral.org.uk

LIN­COLN CHRIST­MAS MAR­KET

Lin­coln’s fair is held over four days in the me­dieval square be­tween the city’s cathe­dral and its Nor­man cas­tle. There should be around 200 stalls laden with hand­i­crafts, jams, meat, cheese and drinks. Fairground rides are also avail­able and fes­tive buskers are ex­pected. Free; Dec 6-9; lin­col­nchrist­mas­mar­ket.co.uk

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