“Holidays are Coming, Holidays are coming…tis the season, watch out, look around…..” You know its Christmas as soon as you hear this and see that big red truck on TV, and that means the kiddos are home for 2 full weeks! And what do you do in the Christmas holidays with the kid -dos in the freezing cold?
Well let me help you out:
1. Coca Cola Lorry
Yes, yes I know what your going to say I’m a big hypocrite- I’ll take that fully. I do not buy or Drink Coca Cola or have Coca Cola in my house since 2008 because of Palestine. My boycott is still going strong. But there’s something magical about the Lorry and I do get excited to see it.
I remember my boys when they were younger- I mean every child’s favourite toy has to be a Coca Cola can right? and it was something we would go to see- its a huge bright red lorry festively kitted out for Christmas, giving out free drinks and giving people the opportunity to take a photo- a proper Instagram moment this is!
Last year because of Covid it did not come out- but this year its back, only difference is, this year they are rolling out the dates slowly, and I haven’t seen Leicester on there. Yet.
Few dates have been released with Sheffield, Manchester, and Leeds, but ill be keeping an eye out and if you want to find out when its in your area. heres the link.
This is free for everyone and perfect to do in the Christmas holidays with the kid -do’s.
2. Winter Wonderland NEC Birmingham.
Its not Christmas holidays with the kid without a trip to Winter Wonderland, but sometimes going all the way London can be a chore (did I say that? OMG. age is really kicking in!) Well guys good news is, for those of us in the Midlands, there’s a Winter Wonderland at the NEC Birmingham, and guess what! Its Indoors!
Running from 9th December to the 2nd of January. Family tickets (4 people) are at £70, whist individual tickets are £18.50 each. Under 3 go in for free.
Inside you will find a ice-skating ring, Christmas festival circus, indoor funfair, loads of mouth-watering festive foods, and the best part Santa’s Grotto. If you are after Santa Grotto, this is pre- bookable at time of entry, please book yourself in as soon as possible as once the limit is reached, You may miss out
3. At Home Fun.
Its that time again where the supermarkets are at war for Gingerbread Houses, and I’m all in for it. Christmas can be expensive, and so so cold, so why not stay in? Buy a Gingerbread House and have some fun with the family.
I bought mine from Lidl- it did have Jelly sweets in it- which I removed, but the rest is all Halal. I set the kids up a little competition, and they were busy for a couple of hours. Bingo.
The perfect activity to do in the Christmas holidays with the kid -dos
4. SnowDome Tamworth
Tamworth has its own Snowdome Winter Wonderland, and its one not to be missed, Boasting real snow (brrrrrrr!) you get 30 minutes play in real snow, making snow angels, snowball fights or just playing with snow!
Also included is a snow trail which you can slide down with sledges, an enchanted forest full of snow to walk through, Santa’s Pantomine- an interactive show for the kiddos to enjoy, a little village full of animals which the kids can visit and pet, and don’t forget the snow tubes.
Prices start at £15.95 per person, duration is usually 3-4 hours max and under 2 go in for free.
5. Amerton Railway (Staffordshire)
After something a little different?
Santa Specials on a railway are back on again.
Oh No! The elves have forgotten to Invite Santa on the ‘Santa Express!! and so you must ride the festive filled train to get to the North Pole to pick up Santa. Enjoy the singsongs and the quizzes set up by the elves on the way.
Cheer Santa onboard and get ready to come back, Santa will come bearing gifts for you all, and the elders can enjoy some hot and cold food served at at the team room, and don’t forget to pick up your North Pole Hot Chocolate served by the elves.
Tickets for this is £40 per carriage which seats up to 6 people. They are running every Saturday and Sunday in the month of December and the best part- All profits go towards the Locomotive charity. Its the gift of giving!
6. West Lodge Farm Park
West Lodge Farm Park is ready for Christmas, and be sure not to miss it guy’s.
Walk through the Christmas Wood with your magical 3D glasses, where you can meet elves, and go through the elf village. Next up- visit Rudolph and make some Food with him to get ready for Christmas Eve.
Pop into Elf school, and train how to be the perfect Christmas elf, if you graduate you’ll receive a Elf hat.
Write up and Pop your own handwritten letter to Santa in the Post.
And the best part of the day, Visit Santa in his grotto! If your good he will give you some tokens to spend at the Elves Toy shop. Don’t forget to get your photo with Santa! And because the elders were so well behaved they also get a cup of Christmas cheer and a mince pie!
And that’s not the end folks- their is so much more to do! Here’s the link.
Tickets for children are at £26.00 each. Adults are £10.50 and under 12’s are £7.00
To book. Click here
7. Manor Farm Park and Woodlands (Leicester)
Visit Santa in the Winter Woodland, and this one is so close to home!and so what do we do here? Well firstly you can visit Santa in his grotto and choose a toy from his woodland toy shop (make sure you book your time slot online in advance).
Go and join in the festive scavenger hunt as you go through the Elves’ Village.
Visit Mrs Claus and Decorate a gingerbread biscuit with her. Dont forget to write a letter to Santa and post it in the special postbox.
Make magical reindeer food to take home.
Enjoy a slice of toast from the Christmas campfire. Spend a full day on the farm, meeting all the animals and playing in the indoor and outdoor play areas
A Perfect day? Yes! I agree.
Price. £14 per person (any age)
For more info. Click here.
And That’s what I got for you folks. 7 things to do in Christmas holidays with the kid- dos during the Christmas holidays. What will I be doing? Well with a 18 and a 16 year old for me its Netflix and loads of Hot chocolate. Time to catch up with my ‘Forever Movies’
Do let me know if you do go to any and how you found it so that I can update anything as relevant.
Enjoy your holidays.
Love and regards