Christmas Time at UK Theme Parks
Get all the family together this Christmas and take a magical day trip to one of the UK’s favourite theme parks. Many of the amusement parks around the country are open to the public around the festive period, and they can be a really lovely way to bring the family closer around this magical time.
Here are a few parks that have already got their Christmas information up online, which we thought we would share with you if you are planning on getting organised early!
Christmas Opening – 21st November to 31st December 2015
The big guy in red will be visiting Drayton Manor throughout the whole Christmas opening season, so why not give the children a Christmas to remember by taking them to see Santa Claus himself! As well as a visit to Santa the whole family can enjoy The Polar Express in 4D, visiting Rudolf and the rest of the reindeer at the 15 acre zoo, and over 25 rides open to experience. Real life snow, ice skating and a Christmas parade are amongst the many other things that are on offer this Christmas at this theme park. All prices and further information is available through their website.
Sundown Adventure Land
Christmas Opening - 14th November to 24th December 2015
This is the perfect venue for families, particularly for small children. Again, Santa will be there for visits for the children where they will receive a lovely gift from him and the elves. There are so many things to see and do such as the new Night Before Christmas ride, join the dancing bears for a children’s disco, there is the Santa’s Sleigh Ride that is open all year round but is especially perfect for during the Christmas period, and there are lots of festive food and drink to enjoy too! The rest of the information including prices and opening times can be found on the website
Christmas Opening – 29th November, 6th December, 13th December, 23rd December 2015
This exciting package form Alton Towers is the perfect winter getaway this year for you and your family. Santa’s Sleepovers run on the dates above and this includes a stay over in a themed hotel, a yummy Christmas dinner and breakfast, a visit to Santa with a gift for each child and a wonderful evening of entertainment. In addition to these extra features there will also be access available to children’s rides in the theme park, free entry to the hotel’s waterpark and free tickets to the fantastic pantomime Cinderella showing at Alton Towers, exclusive to hotel guests! From £45 per child and £60 per adult this great value stay is an excellent way to kick off a magical family Christmas. All other booking information can be found on the website or via a phone call to the venue.
Christmas Opening – 5th & 6th December 2015
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a visit to see Santa, like all of the other theme parks, Lightwater Valley are offering this as part of their Christmas experience. Bring the children to enjoy this as well as a ride on the Polar Lightwater Express to see the big man himself, where you can enjoy a fireside story with Santa and the Christmas Elves. There will of course be a present for each of the children as well as a bit of something for the grown-ups! Refreshments will also be available for all, and a UV puppet show can be enjoyed too, along with the attractions in the theme park. Children under 12 can enter for £12, and adults for £10, a great value day out! Again all further information can be found online, such as opening times, prices and booking information.
Christmas Opening – 28th November to 24th December 2015
Book one of the fantastic Christmas packages available this year for a truly magical Christmas experience for you and your family to enjoy! Look out for some festive favourites such as Elf School, a visit to Mrs Christmas’ Kitchen where you can cook up a treat, or the chance to become an honorary elf! There are so many great Christmas package option to view on the website, so for full details be sure to check them out. Also featuring on 24th December there is the Santa Send-Off. Before the big guy sets off on his Christmas Eve travels, there will be a huge party to see him off! This day also includes special shows throughout the day as well as rides and attractions to enjoy, there really will be something for everyone to love! Christmas packages start from £7.95 so choose your own day out, to match any budget.
Here we have shared a handful of what great events there are on offer in many of the UK’s favourite theme parks, be sure to book onto some of these early to avoid disappointment, and make it a family Christmas to remember!