We countdown the top 5 attracrions to get you in the Festive spirit!

With Christmas just around the corner, we look at the top 5 destinations to get you into the Christmas spirit, as well as what the UK has to offer!

5. Chatsworth House

Situated within the Derbyshire Dales, Chatsworth House is a popular tourist attraction in the UK and is regarded as one of the most spectacular Heritage homes Britain has to offer.

However, the House and grounds take on a new life throughout the Christmas period. Each year, Chatsworth is transformed into a particular theme. Previously, the story of Charles Dickens has been told throughout each room and this year, Fairy Tales are set to do the same thing.

Including Cinderella, Snow White and more modern tales such as, James and the Giant Peach and Charlotte’s Web, Chatsworth wish to give you a happy ever after!

Tickets, pricing and more information can be found here.


4. Alton Towers

Close by to Chatsworth lies another Estate, however this one is much livelier. Alton Towers Resort may have closed its Theme Park in November, but that doesn’t mean that the fun stops.

Throughout the run-up to Christmas, the Hotels put on a lively extravaganza. Their Festive Breaks are wonderful for all the family and include access to Cbeebies Land and other areas of the Theme Park.

The Waterpark is also open and to prepare you fully for Christmas, the Alton Towers pantomime, Alice In Wonderland, is set to keep the children entertained.

Also, even Santa may make an appearance to give gifts and festive cheer.

To find out more information, click here.


3. Hyde Park, London

For those further South and not wishing to travel too far, then the annual Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London is perfect. Mixing the traditional Christmas Fayre with a modern twist, the Wonderland is exceptionally popular and attracts large crowds of tourists.

Including funfair rides, roller coasters and the traditional German Market, there is something for everyone. The traditional Ice Rink is especially fun, as are the wonderful shows and Cinema!

The Winter Wonderland is open until the 6th January from 10.00am – 10.00pm!

To find out more wonderful treat, see here!


2. Santa Special, Yorkshire

For something a little different, the Santa Special Express at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a truly special treat.

Setting off from Pickering and then travelling onto Levisham, the Santa Special takes guests on a unique train journey with Santa and his Elves.

Including a scrumptious Christmas lunch and a chance to meet Santa himself, it’s the perfect day out to get ready for the festive period.

Tickets and further information can be found here!


1. St Nicholas Market, York

The ancient City of York is as Christmassy as it gets over the festive period. The cobbled streets and medieval buildings are decorated with Christmas wreaths and twinkling lights.

Though perhaps the most celebrated part of the City’s Christmas extravaganza, is the traditional St Nicholas Market.

Located on Parliament Street, the market showcases the best of local Yorkshire produce and trinkets, perfect for stocking fillers!

The Market is open from 15th November – 23rd December, so there is plenty of time to visit.

To see what other delights await in York throughout the Christmas period, see here!