There are loads of interesting and exciting activities happening around the country this Christmas. Here are some we think could be great fun for you and your family.
Hogwarts In The Snow
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour gives families a chance to walk around the world of Harry Potter at the very studio where all the films were produced. This year all is magically (not muggically) changed for Christmas. Go to Great Hall decked out in wreathes and garlands, see the Gryffindor Common Room decorated with original props. You might even be able to snoop around Dumbledore’s office and wander down Diagon Alley.
Visit Lapland (at Ascot)
Lapland is the North Pole recreated at Ascot. Over the course of a three-hour experience, kids will help Elves in a toy factory, decorate gingerbread with Mother Christmas and meet huskies, reindeer and Father Christmas.
Roald Dahl Museum
Whether your children (or you) adore Giant Peaches, Big Friendly Giants or Wonk-y chocolate bars, the Roald Dahl museum in Buckinghamshire will have something to delight. There is a range of activities on offer leading up to Christmas, including decorating chocolate, making finger puppets and play and storytelling events for children under three.
Liverpool Ice Festival
The Ice Festival has something for grown-ups and children. Adults can have freezing-cold shots in a bar full of sculptures and furniture carved from ice, while children can go ice skating or ride down 30m long ice slides that rise up 6m above the park.
Take a trip to Birmingham to see Santa in his stage show, Cinderella in panto and have Christmas dinner at the Cadbury Café. If the grown-ups want to do some sightseeing, they can visit historic model village of Bourneville where the Cadburys built their ‘factory in a garden’.