The best Winter events in the UK 2023
We believe Winter is one of the best times of year. It’s full of warm drinks, comforting food, twinkling lights, and of course, the festive season. So, if you’re planning on having a magical Christmas break in the UK, from a cosy winter break for couples, to a family Twixmas break, prepare to make this Winter the best one yet. We’ve compiled a list of the greatest events going on across the UK this festive season.
Best Christmas events for kids in the UK
Little Elves Hunt at Lumley Castle, County Durham
Bring the little ones along for a day of fun! The kids will be greeted by elves and given a map and clues to help them set out on their magical adventure.
- When? 16th, 17th, and 23rd December
- 45-minute drive from Heather View Leisure Park
- Christmas event for kids
Alnwick Gardens Winter Light Trail, Northumberland
Gaze in wonder at the magical, award-winning lights of the unique Alnwick Gardens. Tickets cost from just £13.20 for adults, and children under the age of 4 can attend for free.
- When? 13th November to 7th January
- 30-minute drive from Riverside Leisure Park
- Christmas events north east
Starry Nights at Dean Castle, Ayrshire
At this historic castle, this fully immersive, unforgettable experience will have you feeling festive! There will be sparkling lights, a visit from Santa, and brilliant entertainment.
- When? 8th to 23rd December
- 25-minute drive from Viewfield Manor Leisure Park
- Winter wonderland events
Christmas at East Links Family Park, Berwickshire
Festive fun is all around! The whole family will love to play old fashioned carnival style games, and getting in the Christmas spirit with the decorations and music. There’ll also be a special visit from Santa on his Sleigh Train, directly from the North Pole, and each child will get a free present from the Elf Station.
Best UK Winter events for couples and friends
Festive Ladies Day at Hetland Hall Hotel, Dumfriesshire
Get dressed up and head out for a day of fun with your girlfriends! At this event you can watch fabulous entertainment, including an ABBA tribute band, enjoy a glass of bubbly, and a delicious 3 course meal.
- When? 10th December
- 15-minute drive from Queensberry Bay Leisure Park
- Winter activity to do with friends
The Christmas Tipi at Archerfield Walled Garden, East Lothian
This brand-new event is a creative theatrical experience filled with unique festive fun. Enjoy entertainment from a trio of world-class performers including beatboxing, dancing, and rapping.
- When? 15th-17th and 22nd-23rd December
- 30-minute drive from Thurston Manor Leisure Park
- Best Winter festival activities
Edinburgh Christmas Markets
One of the best Christmas Markets in the United Kingdom. World-renowned Edinburgh's Christmas celebrations spread the festive cheer across the Scottish capital!
- When? 24th November to 3rd January
- Under an hour’s drive from Pease Bay Leisure Park
- Christmas events near Berwickshire
From magical light trails to musical celebrations, there’s so much going on this Winter in the UK. Plus, we have a fantastic entertainment schedule on our holiday parks. Planning your activities ahead will help make this year the best one yet! Click here to book your 2023 holiday, including Winter couples breaks in the UK, and family Christmas holidays.
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