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Things to Do in Northamptonshire this Christmas

Travel & Leisure

There's lots of magical things to do in Northamptonshire this festive season. Here are some of our favourites...

Ice Skate Under the Lights at Beckworth Emporium

  • Where: Beckworth Emporium, Mears Ashby
  • When: 3rd November 2018 - 6th January 2019

Beckworth's Ice Emporium returns this winter, offering a fun festive activity for all - from private parties to Friday fun nights. There's even parent and toddler skating sessions, with push along penguins to help the little skaters!

More information: www.iceemporium.com

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Pick Your Own Tree at Welford Christmas Tree Farm

  • When: 17th November - 24th December 2018

Come along to Welford Christmas Tree Farm and choose your own real tree this year. Browse the Christmas shop with a glass of mulled wine and say hello to the friendly farm animals - you might even meet Santa and his reindeer!

More information: www.welfordchristmastreefarm.co.uk

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Follow the Holly and Ivy Trail at Canons Ashby 

  • When: 1st December 2018 - 2nd January 2019

Wrap up warm and explore the grounds of Canons Ashby with a Christmas twist! Answer the festive questions, learn something new and win a prize - a great day out for the whole family.

More information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby

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Visit the Christmas Market at Billing Aquadrome

  • When: 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th December 2018

This December, Billing Aquadrome turns into a Winter Wonderland with Christmas market stalls and crafts so you can pick up a gift for someone special or treat yourself. 

More information: www.billingaquadrome.com

Take a Magical Ride at Wicksteed Park

  • Where: Wicksteed Park, Kettering
  • When: 1st - 24th December 2018

It's a magical time of year at Wicksteed Park. Climb aboard this festive train journey to meet Santa's reindeer, enjoy a story with Mrs Claus and meet Santa himself! 

More information: www.wicksteedpark.org

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Watch Peter Pan in Pantomime

  • Where: Royal & Derngate, Northampton
  • When: 7th - 30th December 2018

Take a fairytale flight to Neverland with the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget. With amazing flying effects, barrels of laughter, magic and fairy dust - Peter Pan at the Royal and Derngate is a festive treat you won't want to miss.

More information: www.royalandderngate.co.uk/whats-on

Join in the Festive Fun at the Farm

  • Where: Mini Meadows Farm, Welford
  • When: 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th December 2018

Mini Meadows Farm are hosting their annual festive farm weekends - visit the friendly farm animals and get involved in Christmas crafting activities. Carol Singers and a Brass Band will also provide a lovely dose of festive feeling! 

More information: www.minimeadowsfarm.com

Sing Carols at Delapré Abbey

  • Where: Delapré Abbey, Northampton
  • When: Friday 21st December 2018

Head to Delapré Abbey from 4pm to 7pm and enjoy Christmas carols for all the family. A fun evening which guarantees to get you in the festive spirit!

More information: www.delapreabbey.org

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Further Afield...

Visit Santa at the National Space Centre

  • Where: National Space Centre, Leicester
  • When: Friday 21st December 2018

Combining stories, songs and trails, this is a fun and interactive Christmas Small Space Day for under 5's to enjoy. Santa will also be making a scheduled stop at the National Space Centre to see the young astronauts!

More information: www.spacecentre.co.uk

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Enjoy what Northamptonshire has to offer this Christmas!

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