If you love Christmas, then you’re sure to love indulging in a good festive light display, or getting into the spirit with a visit to Santa. There are some fantastic festive events running across the country, in some of the most glorious of the UK’s grounds and gardens. We’ve picked a small selection of some of our favourites to give you some inspiration to get out and about this Christmas.
RHS Garden Wisley is beautiful all year round, but truly magical at Christmas time. You can enjoy a stroll along their Winter Walk, featuring stunning views of the Seven Acre Lake and admiring the stunning frost-kissed scenery. The venue’s main attraction is the Christmas Glow illuminations, promising to be bigger and brighter than ever! See gigantic ‘blooms’ lighting up the winter landscape as you enjoy late night shopping and delicious festive treats. The children will love this destination too, as they can meet Santa, listen to Christmas stories and decorate yummy gingerbread to take home.
At Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan this year, you can see the Twelve Days of Christmas spring to life along their seasonal trail, finding French hens, turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree along your way. Afterwards, there’s a chance to warm up taking afternoon tea with the elves and adding a special wish to the Christmas wish tree.
Another beautiful seasonal trail can be found in Northumberland, where Alnwick Park is offering you a unique chance to join the elves in making Rudolph and the gang some reindeer food to help them guide the sleigh on its way on the big night. Their festive trail is a magical mystery walk, complete with beautiful light displays.
These are only a handful of our favourite outdoor Christmas attractions. Countless winter wonderlands await you across the UK! So wrap up warm and explore your local parks and gardens, making magical memories for the whole family. Make sure you don’t forget to tell us your favourites!