It’s just under a month to go until the big day so now’s the ideal time to start your Christmas shopping and enjoy some festive fun with the family. Many of the UK's top attractions are being transformed into wintry wonderlands while traditional markets and fayres are being set up in towns and cities to spread that joyous Christmas cheer and get ready to welcome Santa Claus! Here at Days Inn UK, we’ve put together some of the best activities this winter to get each and every one of you in the Christmas spirit:
Our Maidstone hotel is within easy reach of the magnificent Leeds Castle and this Christmas, its set to wow visitors from near and far. See the castle beautifully decorated with sparkling lights and pretty Christmas trees and book tickets to the new event ‘Christmas Past’, running from the 12th – 23rd December where you can enjoy the illuminated Woodland Walk before taking a ride on the Victorian train to the Fairfax Courtyard where there'll be plenty of fantastic gifts and delicious food on offer. All of this and Christmas carol, Santa Claus and real Reindeer!
Cheltenham’s beautiful Promenade has once again been transformed into a winter wonderland with over 40 wooden chalets selling everything from jewellery and candles to arts and crafts. Running until 2nd December, the market is the perfect place to pick up some special gifts and indulge in some classic treats including German Bratwursts and French crepes.
The historic city of Durham will be hosting its award-winning Christmas Festival once more between the 30th November and 2nd December, with endless amounts of festive entertainment for all the family. Situated in and around the World Heritage Site of the Cathedral and Castle, you’ll find over 190 stalls, a food producers market, carol services, a lantern procession and a live reindeer display! Our Durham hotel is just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.
Running until the 9th December, Bath’s enchanting Christmas Market is a shopper’s haven, boasting a beautiful backdrop, set between the Abbey and Roman Baths. Over 140 chalets fill the city offering a range of gifts, decorations and food as well as plenty of entertainment and carols. There’s a reason why Bath is known as the ‘Christmas Capital of the West’!
The Trentham Estate is packed with Christmas cheer for all the family this November and December. As well as the stunning gardens and the fascinating monkey forest, Trentham is hosting some amazing events and activities including ice skating, Santa’s Grotto and a magical fairy trail. You’ll also be able to pick up some unique gifts for friends and family in the superb shopping village that houses a range of independent retailers and big brands in stylish timber lodges.