Thursday, 23 August 2018

10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018


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I love getting away with Steve and the kids over Christmas if we can. It's such a lovely time of year to spend some quality time together. Today I am sharing some of the best UK Festive Short Breaks for families you can enjoy in the UK. Let me know if you fancy any or if you have a recommendation.

10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018
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Santa Sleepover at Alton Towers 


10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018  - Santa Sleepovers Alton Towers
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Santa Sleepovers at Alton Towers include:
  • Overnight resort stay
  • A unique visit to Santa
  • Alice in Wonderland Pantomime 
  • A festive evening meal (additional cost)
  • Buffet breakfast 
  • One day entry to Alton Towers theme park with selected ride openings (including CBeebies Land)
  • One day entry to Alton Towers water park 
  • Evening entertainment with character meet and greets, a farewell to Santa and Christmas movie
  • A round of extraordinary golf 
You really do seem to get a lot included in this break. Prices are available from £278 for a family of four. Find out more and book online here.

Magical Christmas at Thomas Land


10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018  - Magical Christmas at Thomas Land
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We've enjoyed this break twice now and I'd highly recommend for children aged 1-8 (ish). There's loads included and it's a must for Thomas fans. A stay and play Christmas package includes:
  • Overnight accommodation in the Thomas Land Hotel 
  • Entry to Drayton Manor and Thomas Land with access to over 25 rides and attractions
  • Live Christmas shows throughout the day
  • A visit to the Castle of Dreams where you can meet Father Christmas and receive a gift
  • Access to the 15-acre zoo
  • Guaranteed snow and festive decorations
  • Fireworks at the end of the day
Prices start from just £153.60 for a family of four. Find out more and book online here. 


Santa Sleepovers at Warwick Castle 


10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018  - Santa Sleepover at Warwick Castle
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Many parents have mentioned to me that the real Father Christmas visits Warwick Castle each year. Packages include:
  • An overnight stay in Warwick Castle accommodation 
  • Access to the Castle and grounds including stories with Santa
  • An elf wake up call and more
Prices are available from £252 per family of four in a Knight's Village Lodge. Find out more and book online here. 

Longleat Safari Park 


10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018  - Santa at Longleat Safari Park
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This year's Christmas at Longleat event hasn't actually been announced yet but I've heard it's fantastic. Keep an eye on their website here and I'll update this post as soon as details are released.

Lapland UK 


10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018  - Santa at Lapland UK
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Lapland UK is often described as the closest you can get to Lapland without actually leaving the UK. A day at Lapland UK includes:
  • A personalised invitation
  • An elf passport
  • Toy making in the Elven toy factory
  • Decorating Gingerbread men with Mother Christmas
  • Ice skating
  • 90 minute immersive theatre experience
  • A framed professional photo with Santa
  • A personalised meeting with Father Christmas including a beautiful Christmas gift
  • Santa's Reindeer
Lapland UK tickets are available from £65pp. Find out more and book online here.  There is no on-site accommodation at Lapland UK. Macdonald Berystede is a recommended partner hotel or Travelodge Bracknell Central is less than 2 miles away. 

Santa Sleepovers at LEGOLAND® 


10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018  - Santa at Legoland
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  • This has to be the ultimate Christmas break for families who love LEGO®. Packages include: 
  • Acces to LEGOLAND® with Christmas builds, rides and shows
  • 1 Night stay in a LEGO® themed room
  • Delicious breakfast 
  • Festive evening entertainment 
  • Splash and Play in the indoor water play area and pool 
  • FREE LEGO® gift for each child 
  • Personal Meet & Greet with Father Christmas 
Prices are available from £289 per family of four. Find out more and book here. 

Kielder Winter Wonderland 


Kielder Winter Wonderland Lodge Breaks are available for 1 night (21/22 December) or three nights (other dates in November and December). Priced from £275 per lodge plus £39.50 per person.

10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018  - Kielder Winter Wonderland
Thanks to my friend Beccy for this photo

 Your break will include: 
  • Self-catering lodge accommodation in a woodland setting
  • A visit with Father Christmas
  • Elves' Workshop 
  • Mrs Christmas
  • The Beavers
  • Christmas theatre
  • Snow tubing 
  • Reindeer
  • Snowy Owl and friends
  • Festive Gifts 
  • Letters to Father Christmas
  • Find out more and book here

Winter Wonderland breaks at Center Parcs 


10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018  - Winter Wonderland at Kielder
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Winter Wonderland breaks at Center Parcs take place in a magical woodland setting. Some activities do need to be pre-booked and are a chargeable extra. Breaks include:
  • 3/4 nights in lodge accommodation
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Meet Santa's reindeer
  • Elf Academy 
  • Christmas crafts
  • Santa's Workshop 
Breaks are available from £429 per family of 4. Find out more and book online here.


National Holidays 


10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018  - National Holidays Christmas Breaks


National Holidays Christmas Breaks are a good option for families who don't have access to a car and are on a budget - breaks include entrance fees, transport, dinner, bed and breakfast. There are lots of different options including:


Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and London 


Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is free to visit (with some paid-for experiences) and lovely to walk around - it really does get you in the festive spirit.
10 of the Best UK Christmas Breaks for Families 2018  - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Activities include: 

I'd recommend booking a cheap London Travelodge (these ones are all close by) or searching LateRooms.com for a good deal. 

Let me know if you have any other recommendations or if you've stayed at any of the places I've mentioned. 


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  1. Wohh just what I was looking for, appreciate it for posting.

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