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Where would you go in the UK for a fabulous Christmas experience?

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Venay Thu 22-Aug-13 22:16:32

Sorry - I know it is horrible to ask in August! My sister is visiting in December for 3 weeks, and I would like to take her to a traditional British Christmas event. I have tried googling, and it keeps suggesting things like we should visit Santa in Lapland or go to Germany for the Christmas markets, however we have 3 under 5s between us, and I don't think we want to leave the UK.

So, is there anywhere good in the UK that we could visit? My sister is especially interested in history, and would probably enjoy a Stately home - her children won't have seen reindeer or snow or Santa...

Does anyone have any advice?

OldRoan Tue 27-Aug-13 17:24:11

The Somerset House ice rink has a smaller children's one at the back (like the baby pool if you go swimming) with penguins they can push around for support.

I feel very strongly that Christmas needs some sort of show, so maybe a panto but The Snowman is meant to be wonderful (and I see was mentioned upthread).

Stately homes often have Christmas events on - I know some do a traditional X period Christmas (for whatever era the house was built) with Father Christmas on certain days. Hampton Court carol singing - I think the historic palaces will update their Christmas things soon (doesn't Hampton Court have an ice rink?)

BaconAndAvocado Wed 28-Aug-13 21:19:11

We are hopefully doing Lapland UK for the first (and probably the last, eek tres pricey!) time this Christmas.

It's at Windsor this year.

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