Christmas is the perfect time to kick back and relax with a mince pie or two and a festive tipple. But the holidays are also great for getting out and about with the family. If you’re looking for days out that’ll keep everyone entertained, here are five ideas to pop on your festive itinerary.
What better way to get in the festive spirit than by watching a Christmassy play at the theatre? There are loads of shows to choose from, but A Sherlock Carol - currently playing at London’s Marylebone Theatre - is a great choice for this time of year as it’s a mashup of Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. Whisk your family away to Victorian London where a festive mystery needs solving. Book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!
While in the capital, why not take the time to check out the London lights? The city’s famous streets are adorned with twinkling decorations, with the angels of Regent Street making a return for Christmas 2023. These are made from 300,000 LED lights and have 17-metre wingspans and 15-metre trains, all designed to bring the ‘wow’ factor to the city.
Oxford Street’s department stores are extra special this year, with the likes of John Lewis and Selfridges putting on a real show. And then there’s the royal inspired lights of Bond Street to admire. You could get lost in the city for hours - just remember to bring your camera and wear comfortable shoes.
Family fun days don’t have to be complicated. In fact, wandering around a local Christmas market can be surprisingly fun and fill everyone with good cheer. Treat yourself to a German sausage or some mulled wine and pick up some festive treats for your loved ones. There are Christmas markets up and down the country, but the best in London include the Southbank Centre Winter Market, Covent Garden and Borough Market.
When looking for ‘family days out near me’ why not head to a location that has exceptional Christmas decorations and enjoy a DIY photoshoot? Encourage the family to wear their favourite Christmas outfits or jumpers and take snaps in front of a twinkling backdrop. While many people go to studios and have staged pictures, there’s something rustic and magical about going rogue and doing it alone.
If you’ve researched ‘days out near me’ and have had your fair share of adventures, a movie night indoors might be just what you need. Pop on your favourite Christmas films, snuggle up in matching pyjamas and tuck into some popcorn as you enjoy a cosy night together.
Book your London theatre tickets with KX Tickets today and enjoy a host of shows, from A Sherlock Carol to The Tiger Who Came to Tea.