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Night time lights at Edinburgh Christmas Markets activities for festive UK breaks


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.

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.

Lights wrapped around trees around a footpath for festive breaks

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.

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.

  • When? 9th & 10th and 16th-24th December
  • 30-minute drive from Coldingham Bay and Scoutscroft Leisure Parks
  • Winter activities for early years and children

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.

Cheers drinks glasses with background lights for festive Christmas activities

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.

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
Night time lights at Edinburgh Christmas Markets activities for festive UK breaks

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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