6 Must-Visit Places Winter Events

Sure, the days might be getting shorter (sad face), but winter’s not all that bad…

1 Santa Safari, Birmingham

Head out on a festive safari at West Midland Safari Park for a chance to see its wildlife in their frosty habitats. A visit to Santa is also included (no, we’re not too old). Weekends from 11 November and then daily from 25 November -24 December, Santasafari.co.uk

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2 Grassington Dickensian Christmas Festival, Yorkshire

The sleepy Yorkshire village of Grassington will be transported back to the Victorian era with bands, entertainers and a traditional Christmas market. 2-10 December, Grassingtondickensian.co.uk

3 Natural History Museum Ice Rink, London

For one of the UK’s most magical winter experiences, head to the NHM’s famous ice rink. Skate among Christmas trees and fairy lights, before hanging up your skates for a hot choc (or mulled wine). It’s open to all abilities, so don’t worry if you end up flat on your face. Until 7 January, Nhm.ac.uk

4 Magic Roundabout, London

The popular London venue has been transformed for Christmas with a new ‘decades’ inspired theme. Step inside and travel back to the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, with highlights including an ’80s disco and a Woodstock-themed area. DJs and award-winning street food make it a festive must. Magicroundabout.co

5 Town Treasure Hunt, Stives

Hit the coastal Cornish town for its annual treasure hunt. Just look out for festive cards in shops and cafés and fill in the entry form. Throughout December, Stivesindecember.co.uk

6 Christmas At The Botanics, Edinburgh

Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to enjoy enchanted landscapes, a Fire Garden and the Choir of Trees. Santa will make an appearance, too. 24 November-30 December, Rbge.org.uk

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