Planning the perfect Family Christmas Break
Thinking about going away for a Christmas holiday with the kids this year? Whether you’re looking for a different way to spend Christmas, or you just want to have a break in the run up to the big day which has all the magic of the festive season, we’ve found the best ideas and deals for your 2018 Family Christmas Break in the UK.
Why take your family on a Christmas break in the UK?
Who doesn’t love Christmas?! The festive season is a special time of the year and it deserves some special attention. A quick (but well planned) family break will make the 2018 Christmas holiday unforgettable for the kids.
Stay close to home and avoid the hassle of traveling far in winter; there’s plenty to do in the UK! From the brilliantly festive Christmas markets in Birmingham, Manchester and London, to wonderful Santa’s Grottos and spectacular festive events throughout the country, you’ll be spoiled for choice of things to do on your Christmas family break.
Stay at a Theme Park this Christmas
Christmas holidays for kids are usually best spent at a place designed especially for kids like, say, a theme park. Giants, such as Alton Towers, Gulliver’s, and Drayton Manor offer some of the best Christmas family breaks in the UK. Combining an essential visit to Santa's Grotto with Christmas treats and magical Christmas-themed rides, a theme park Christmas package will undoubtedly bring the spirit of the season to your holiday.
What makes large theme parks convenient is that they usually offer in-resort accommodation, just a stone’s throw away from where all the magic happens. While you’re relieved to be next door to the park, the kids will be blown away by the themed rooms on offer - making them the perfect choice for Christmas family breaks.
Enjoy the Christmas Break with Family at Home
Want to do something different but the thought of spending the holidays away from home makes you a little sad? We get it. Christmas is a family affair. You can still enjoy some wonderful days out if you're just having a staycation over the school holidays.
We list the best attractions for kids near home - just pop your town or postcode into the search bar to find the best things to do near you now. Or, if that feels a little too much like hard work when you're already busy with your preparations for the festive period, we have some Christmas guides to help you. See our review of the best Christmas Days Out, the best places to Visit Father Christmas in his grotto, go outdoor ice skating or take in a lantern festival - and that's just a handful of the suggestions and Christmas inspiration you can find on our blog.