Walking In A Winter Wonderland
So, you have got some time off from uni and are wondering what to do with yourself. If you aren’t really one for pigging out in front of the TV all week, then you might want to wrap up warm and visit one of the many wintery attractions around the UK.
Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
Open 21st Dec – 4th Jan
This Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is a top attraction every year. It is free to actually get into the park, so you can have a walk around and soak up the atmosphere without paying a penny. If you do fancy doing some activities there’s an ice rink, a circus or you could grab a few drinks at the ice bar which you can buy tickets for in advance.
Winterville, Victoria Park
Open 2nd Dec – 1st Jan
Winterville is a new attraction for London in 2014 and another bonus is that it is free. It has an ice skating rink and a Dutch spiegeltent offering lots of entertainment from pantomimes, to live gigs, to comedy. If you fancy doing something a bit different then head over to the roller disco where the best DJ’s from the East End will be providing the soundtrack.
Winter Wonderland, Cardiff
Open 13th Nov- 5th Jan
Much like the Winter Wonderland in London, Cardiff’s very own Winter Wonderland has ice skating opportunities as well as fun rides for everyone. If you get a bit peckish whilst you are there, the alpine village will be offering yummy food and drinks to keep you going.
Open 21st Nov – 4th Jan
Edinburgh’s Christmas has got to be one of the most impressive Christmas events that happen in the UK. For six weeks Edinburgh sees visitors coming to soak up the atmosphere of the markets, rides and four ice rinks! Some attractions and shows you do need to pay for, but there are still so many free things you can do at the event that it is well worth a visit. If you visit the Edinburgh Christmas website then you can also see what offers are available to save you some money.
Open 29th Nov – 24th Dec
Clearwell Caves are a pretty cool sight even when it isn’t Christmas, the caves are old iron mines dating back 4000 years. At Christmas they are transformed into a magical Christmas grotto complete with market stalls and places to eat.
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