Christmas Around the World – Festivals and Markets

Christmas Around the World – Festivals and Markets – I think Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to travel and visit Festive Christmas Markets and events!  I have gathered suggestions of some of the most magical festivals of Christmas around the world, written by other travel bloggers.   Bolzano Christmas Market, Italy The … Read more

Christmas Markets Yorkshire – Dates and Locations 2021

Christmas Markets Yorkshire – Christmas in Yorkshire means lots of fantastic festive Christmas Markets.  So if you are looking for gifts and decorations or just an atmospheric Christmassy day out, the Christmas Markets in Yorkshire have plenty to offer!  As well as Christmas Markets, there are lots of fab Christmas events in Yorkshire, or have a … Read more

Castle Howard Christmas 2020 -Still Worth a Festive Visit!

castle howard at Christmas

Christmas at Castle Howard – for us, Christmas would not be Christmas without a trip to Castle Howard.  Although things have to be a bit different this year, it’s still very much worth a visit.  For families, Skelf Island will be open and the Boathouse cafe will be serving pizza.  Couple that with Castle Howard’s … Read more

Festive Christmas in the Lake District 2020 – What’s On?

Christmas in the Lake District 2020 – Looking for Christmas events in the Lake District/Cumbria?  Looking to visit Santa, or a Christmas market in the Lake District?  See our list of fantastic Christmas events in the Lake District with kids.  Also have a look at our list of suggestions for great family hotels in the … Read more

Festive Christmas Ice Skating in Yorkshire 2019

Ice skating rink at Lotherton

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 Yorkshire at Christmas.  I shall update the list as venues … Read more

Harewood House – A Victorian Christmas – What’s on?

‘A Victorian Christmas’ at Harewood House Friday 24 November – Sunday 31 December 2017 (excluding 24, 25, 26 Dec) 10am – 6pm This winter, visit Harewood House for a truly spectacular Victorian Christmas. For the first time in 5 years, Harewood House and grounds will open for a special Christmas season. You will be able … Read more

Magic Lantern Festival Leeds at Roundhay Park – Review

This review was kindly written by Teresa Buckle for Yorkshire Wonders.  We were very excited to be heading to the Roundhay Park Lantern Festival Leeds.   It is the first time the Magical Lantern Festival has been held in Yorkshire so we wrapped up warm with hats and gloves and headed to Leeds.   The park is … Read more

Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure – Review

Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure – We love Stockeld Park at Christmas, there are so many festive activities! A Great Place for a Get Together This time we planned our trip to coincide with a reunion – meeting up with old friends with similar aged children and it worked really well. The children had a fabulous … Read more

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) – Riding the Hogwarts Express

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) – So September has blown in and the leaves are beginning to take on their Autumnal hue. What better way to welcome the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness than taking the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade Station? (Otherwise known as taking a trip on the heritage steam engine on the … Read more