As we start to creep closer and closer to December, we are beginning to think about the ‘C’ word.. no, it’s not the dreaded ‘C’ word we have constantly been hearing about for the past 19 months, don’t worry, we mean Christmas!
It seems that this year it’s probably going to be quite the affair seeing as it was pretty much cancelled last year, but we won’t dwell on that too much. Instead, we are here to help you plan your fabulous and extra special Christmas 2021 with your family and friends!
Although, it seems as though it sneaks up on us earlier and earlier every year, it is also another excuse to put it off for longer, whether that means Christmas shopping or planning activities in the run up.
So, instead of procrastinating, note the following recommendations down to your bucket list to help you on your way to get into the spirit!
The Bluebell Railway in East Sussex is holding a Christmas special. Board the beautiful steam train where you can enjoy mince pies and chocolate coins on your journey to Horsted Keys, whilst taking in the stunning winter countryside.
Visit Santa Claus in his parlour and collect a special little present from his workshop before heading to the amusement attractions.
When you are ready to head back to either Sheffield Park or East Grinstead, make your way back to the platform where you can also enjoy a delicious glass of Christmas punch to finish off the experience!
The Christmas special is around 2 hours and 15 minutes long which runs from 27th November – 24th December.
Spa Valley Railway in Kent is putting on a spectacular and unique experience to travel on The Polar Express!
As you cruise along on your journey you will get to meet your favourite characters including the conductor, dancing chefs, the mysterious ghost and most importantly Santa! As you make your way to the North Pole you will be immersed in theatre and lots of fun happenings along the way, whilst devouring your hot chocolate and cookie!
Once you reach the North Pole, you will receive a little present! On your return, back to where you started, the kids will be able to write a letter to Santa before heading home!
As always, get in quick and purchase tickets as far in advance as possible!
Drusilla’s Park in Alfriston is holding a wonderful Christmas experience. You will be able to meet Santa in his grotto, one on one, followed by cuddles with the lovely huskies in the ice cave before strolling through the twinkling tunnel of lights and admiring the amazing glistening 24ft Christmas tree!
Get into the Christmas spirit with a glass of mulled wine, a delicious mince pie or some warm fresh doughnuts!
Tickets can be purchased at the gate; however, they cannot guarantee availability as it is on a first come first served basis, so you may want to pre book to avoid any disappointment.
The Christmas Park will take place between the 20th November and 24th December.
Tulleys Farm in Crawley is holding a jam-packed Christmas experience including, ice skating, 3D cinema, a circus, ginger bread decorating with Mother Christmas, explore a magical forest, make a bear at the workshop, story time with Father Christmas, an elf hunt, Santa’s sleigh ride, plus more much!
Starting from 27th November and running to 24thDecember opening from 9.30am and closing at 7.30pm.
Not only will you experience Standen House beautifully decorated, you will get to experience so much more. A festive trail around the lovely garden as well as a Pyjama Thief Trail, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the courtyard at twilight and visit Santa’s woodland grotto where you can enjoy a magical Christmas story, read by Father Christmas himself. The kids will also receive a small present and a hot chocolate at the end of their experience.
This Christmas special will run from 27th November – 23rd December. Please check the website for times and booking details.
Father Christmas will be making a grand appearance at his grotto at Fishers Farm Park in West Sussex. Tip toe through the magical winter wonderland to Father Christmas’ toy store where the elves will be checking who has been naughty or nice! You can also make your very own reindeer food to put out for Rudolph and his friends on Christmas Eve!
All tickets must be booked online in advance with some December dates still available, so hurry!
We would love to hear which one you decided to venture to!
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