The children are rejoicing, it’s finally the Christmas holidays! They’re free at last and the thought of school is a distant memory. It’s not a distant memory for mum and dad, oh no, it means a ton less time for doing what you need to do and a ton more time for worrying about the little ones. Sure, it’s a fantastic period to spend time as a family and for building those treasured memories but… It takes planning, lots of it, and finding time for yourself between, that’s the real trick!
Nothing is quite as quintessentially Christmas as taking the kids to meet Santa Claus himself! Santa is such a busy man, but he’ll be making appearances throughout London! He’ll be in Hamleys, Winter Wonderland, Leicester Square and Portobello Road. It’s hard to believe one man can do all of this but he always does it all, he’s a bit like us really!
Houghton Tower – http://www.hoghtontower.co.uk/events/
There’s a whole slew of events occurring in Houghton tower over the whole Christmas period! Why not kick things off at the end of November with some festive wreath making. It’s a joy for the whole family and saves you buying a wreath… Although, you should anyway… (They’re available here!). There’s also their wonderful Christmas fair, with arts, crafts and entertainment! Everything the festive family could desire.
Christmas at Kew – https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/christmas-at-kew
Looking for something slightly out of the city that’s also a feast for the eyes? Then we can’t recommend Christmas at Kew more.
“Fairy-tale meets fantasy in a world of singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ribbons of light, giant baubles, and a flickering Fire Garden. The Palm House leaps into life with a dazzling show of laser beams, jets of light and kaleidoscopic projections.”
Now, if that hasn’t got the kids excited I don’t know what will!
Winter Wonderland – http://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/#A3B7tcp1DCX4XDH2.97
You can not go wrong with Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park. This has everything for all the family. The kids will be busy with rides and all kinds of treats. There’s something for everyone at Winter Wonderland which is why we recommend it every year. It only gets better!