With the holidays fast approaching, many people are confronted with the problem of deciding where to go. In the UK alone, the choices are almost limitless, each with a unique promise. If you are clueless with regards to where you should go, keep on reading and learn from our top recommendations.


One of the most popular attractions in Yorkshire is The Christmas Adventure, which is held at the Stockeld Park, which happens from November to January. It is divided into different zones, such as Nordic Ski, Ice Skate, Enchanted Forest and Santa’s Grotto. It will provide you with a true winter Christmas experience.

For a truly local and unique experience that the whole family can enjoy, book for a countryside retreat in one of the charming villages in the city. Some of the most popular choices include The Coniston Hotel, Yorebridge House, Raven Hall and The Shibden Mill Inn.

If you are tired of the usual Christmas celebrations with the family, Yorkshire has also something to offer and is home to some of the best large holiday homes in the UK. The Yorkboat for instance, will allow you to cruise as you celebrate. A visit to The National Media Museum, York Dungeons, Magna, and Pole Position Indoor Karting, should be also part of your itinerary.


West Coast of Scotland

The West Coast of Scotland can offer a truly magical experience for families. One thing that should not be missed is its castles, which can be best experienced through unique accommodations during your Christmas break. Some of the most popular choices include The Glenburn Hotel, Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club and the Loch Fyne Hotel and Spa.

Christmas celebrations at Argyll can also be considered. Although it may be popular for summer trips, during the holidays, it will also easily make one of the best picks. The most popular region here is Oban, which is known for its attractive coastline. You can go on a boat trip from Oban and see the majestic West Coast from the water.

Glasgow is also a popular choice for Christmas breaks in this part of Scotland. It is known not only as the country’s largest city, but also the most cultural, making it offer immersive experiences for families.

Scotland's West Coast
Scotland’s West Coast

The Cotswolds

When you speak of the Cotswolds, many would instantly think of majestic cottages that offer stunning views in charming villages. With such, the best way to experience Christmas in this part of UK is to perhaps stay in one of its stately homes.

One of the activities that should not be missed by visiting families would be the Cirencester Christmas Market, which has been repeatedly ranked by many as one of the best in Britain. Here, families can enjoy a festive vibe while shopping for some unique souvenirs and holiday items.

For a more memorable holiday at the Cotswolds, visiting its most popular villages should not be missed. One of the most popular is Stow-on-the-Wold, which is home of the newly built Cotswold Cricket Museum. Bourton-on-the-Water is also popular, with one of the most popular attractions being Birdland. Here, kids and adults can enjoy the sight of pelicans, penguins, and flamingos, among others.

Photos: Dennyboy, Alan.

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