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Real Christmas Tree by Post – a Pines and Needles Review

Real Christmas Tree by Post – a Pines and Needles Review

Real Christmas Tree by Post – a Pines and Needles Review – I am sure you can probably tell by the amount of Christmas events we attend and write about, that I love Christmas! Every year when I take my Christmas tree down I feel […]

The Northern Lights Express – Christmas at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The Northern Lights Express – Christmas at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

There is a new Christmas experience on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – The Northern Lights!  NYMR have long run Santa Specials (and still do) but this is a service aimed at adults and older children.  The steam train is magnificently lit on both sides […]

A Dickensian Christmas at York Castle Museum

A Dickensian Christmas at York Castle Museum

A Dickensian Christmas at York Castle Museum – I have always loved the York Castle Museum and have been an occasional visitor since I was a child. We took the kids when they were younger – you can see that review here. But, this was […]

Festive Christmas Ice Skating in Yorkshire 2019

Festive Christmas Ice Skating in Yorkshire 2019

Festive Christmas ice-skating in Yorkshire – there are few things more Christmassy that ice skating round a beautifully lit Christmas tree with Christmas tunes playing in the background and a promise of hot chocolate to come! Here is my list of ice skating venues in […]

Lotherton Hall The Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019

Lotherton Hall The Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019

Lotherton Hall The Christmas Experience, Leeds, 2019 – This week we visited Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience for the first time and we loved it!  It reminded us rather of Lapland UK but of course, being in Yorkshire it was a fraction of the cost!  The […]

Thor’s Tipi in Leeds Review – A Christmas Treat!

Thor’s Tipi in Leeds Review – A Christmas Treat!

Thor’s Tipi Leeds Review – This week we visited Thor’s Tipi in Leeds. It’s at Victoria Gardens and just a few steps from the Christkindlemarkt, Leeds German Christmas Market.  We’ve put a short video together of Thor’s and the Christkindlemarkt so you can get an […]

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland York Designer Outlet 2019

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland York Designer Outlet 2019

Visiting Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is one of our favourite family traditions before Christmas, and this year was no exception.  As soon as November hits, the kids are asking when we are going ice skating. Last year, I made a video of our day out: We […]

York at Christmas – Festive things to do in 2019

York at Christmas – Festive things to do in 2019

York at Christmas – York is a truly enchanting place at Christmas. With our lovely cobbled medieval streets providing a backdrop to the festive lights festooning every tree it really is a magical place to visit at Christmas.  Have a look below for lots of […]

Scarborough’s new six-week Christmas ‘variety show’ extravaganza

Scarborough’s new six-week Christmas ‘variety show’ extravaganza

Scarborough will become a Grinch-free zone for six weeks from 14 November, as a cast of magicians, musicians, street performers, famous panto characters – and Father Christmas – assemble to help bring glitter, glee and glam to the town’s streets and stores as part of […]

Christmas Events and Attractions in the UK 2019

Christmas Events and Attractions in the UK 2019

There are so many fabulous Christmas events and attractions in the UK.  Here is a list of the best of the Christmas attractions, Santa’s grottos and Festive Events! Also see my Christmas Events in Yorkshire post for more Yorkshire based festivities!   Lapland UK We […]