Great Places To Go This Winter

Isobel Ridley

Posted on December 03 2019

Christmas lights in London - Regents street, London

The wintertime has arrived and is in full effect. The colder nights and shorter days though may seem unappealing, but this magical time of year brings a variety of things to do and places to visit. Whatever your tastes are, there is something for everyone to get involved with during this time.

These months are the ideal time to get the family together and enjoying some of the huge number of events going on all over the country. This enchanting time of the year, is your time to see the city skies sparkle with lights, indulge in some unique delicacies, visit places you’ll never forget and experience things you'll look forward to experiencing again next year.

Who says all winter events have to be costly? At Lavender Hill, we have listed some winter goings-on this year we think you will love. So, grab your gloves, hats and scarves (we would suggest our beautiful cashmere gloves, hats & scarves) and find out where you’ll be heading this winter.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Even if you don’t live in our country’s capital, we would still recommend visiting the Hyde park winter wonderland event, especially if you live somewhere fairly close to London. This amazing event has become somewhat of a tradition of the last few years and will be returning for its 12th year this winter. Often called the UK’s number one Christmas destination, we would need to whole separate blog to go through all the various activities and things to do during your visit. Some of the events happening are:

  • The Magical Ice Kingdom – featuring a Christmas Carol theme. Go on a journey through the past, present and future Christmas.
  • Watch world-class skaters put on an amazing performance at the Paddington on Ice event.
  • Zippos Christmas Circus. A real treat for the whole family, the Zippos circus incredible performances from clowns, acrobats, and magicians.

There is a whole lot going on, see here for the full details. Also, be sure to plan and book ahead to avoid any disappointments.

Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival

A truly breath-taking sight to behold, viewing the Canary Wharf winter lights are something you must tick off your list this year. This year features a new set of dazzling lighting, artwork and interactive experiences. The lighting and artwork on display are truly something that images cannot do justice. What’s more, you do not require a ticket or need to pay to take part. So, if you’re heading to London, or live close to it, we recommend setting aside an evening to visit Canary Wharf and be prepared to be amazed. See the full details here.

London’s New Year’s Parade

To top off the Christmas holidays and welcome in the New Year, we recommend observing London’s New Year’s Day parade. With a tradition dating back to 1987, this parade begins at Piccadilly and finishes off at Westminster. There are various performances going on during it and is something the kids will love. Be sure to get there early though to avoid disappointment. See the full details here.

Winter Arts Market Liverpool

For those based in, or around, the north-west of England, the Liverpool winter arts market is your opportunity to attend one of the biggest arts and crafts fairs in the UK. It’s an event where independent artists from across the country show off their work directly to the public, and for the public to support local artists, all in the magnificent settings of the Liverpool Cathedral. You will see thousands of handmade artwork and crafts as well as jewellery, clothing and more. It’s a great chance to support local artists and get your hands on some unique items. You can read more about this event here.

The Winter Wonderland at Dudley Zoological Gardens

The winter wonderland event at Dudley Zoo is genuinely one the kids and adults will both love. This event includes a chance to visit Santa in his grotto set and receive a special gift. As well as a chance to see all your favourite animals and see what they get up to in the winter months, including a chance to greet Santa’s reindeers. It’s a great way to get the kids exploring and learning about all the different animals. The full details can be found here.

Edinburgh’s Christmas and the Edinburgh Christmas Market

For those in the North of the UK, and based in, or close to, Edinburgh, Edinburgh’s Christmas event and the Christmas market, is something you have to experience and visit at least once. There are a whole host of activities and events to get amongst. From rides, markets, shows and much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There is also plenty of free events to take part in, making Edinburgh a real hotspot this winter. Read more and book your place here.

Santa’s Victorian Christmas, Cardiff Castle

There’s no better time to visit the Cardiff castle than Christmas time. It’s a fantastic way for adults to brush up on their knowledge, and for the children to learn about the Victorian Christmas ways. This also includes a meet with Santa, a Candy Cane Trail through the house with a candy cane to take home, a Victorian craft activity in the Banqueting Hall and more. For those in Cardiff during the festive period, this is an activity we recommend taking part in.

The wintertime is a magical and special time where there is a seemingly endless number of events going on all across the country, definitely more than we could fit into this blog.

Be sure to get in touch with us on Facebook or Instagram to let us know where you are heading to this winter or would love to go. Also, don’t forget, you need to make sure you keep warm during your winter adventures, so be sure to view all of Lavender Hill Clothing’s offerings, featuring luxury Cashmere gloves, hats, scarves, socks and much more.

So, browse through our range and find the ideal sustainable, ethically produced addition to your wardrobe.

And if you have any questions, please do get in touch.

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