Twas the week before Christmas, celebrations are due, festive activities surround us and our families too. There’s crafting, there are archery, and many games to play, even a trip to Marwell Zoo to see Santa’s Sleigh. So grab your coat and your spiced Christmas coffee, and experience this week’s festive events, brought to you by our editor Poppy.
Winter at Marwell zoo
From the striking Snow Leopard to graceful Giraffe, the 140-acre zoo is home to a range of incredible and endangered animals. Get cosy and up close with the magic of Marwell this week and see the magnificent natural world and some festive attractions.
Get your ticket now: https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/event/77/winter-at-marwell
A Christmas Carol Online
Award-winning storyteller Jason Buck brings Charles Dickens notorious novel, A Christmas Carol, to life this Christmas Eve. This profound story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption can be watched from the comfort of your own home. A perfect way to celebrate Christmas with the family.
Join the story lovers on Christmas eve at 18:30 here: https://www.visitmanchester.com/whats-on/a-christmas-carol-online-p45488
Festive Archery with New Forest Activities
Wanting to try something a little different this Christmas? Why not visit the New Forest and enjoy some family fun during an archery session with a Christmas twist! Your teacher will demonstrate the way to handle a bow and arrow before you test your aim at the firing line.
Tickets available through the Christmas holidays: https://www.visit-hampshire.co.uk/whats-on/festive-archery-with-new-forest-activities-p1850151
Christmas Crafting: Painting Winter Landscapes Taster
Join the talented artist Sophia Shuvalova on the 18th of December for a virtual painting session where you will be guided to help create a one-of-a-kind winter landscape. Whether you’re mastering your artistic talent or just fancy a Christmas activity, this is for you.
Join Sophia’s virtual session here: https://www.lumi.org.uk/activities/view/christmas-crafting-painting-winter-landscapes/
Ice Village Manchester
Manchester Cathedral Gardens welcomes back the Ice Village this Christmas. Featuring attractions such an Ice Tiki Bar, a brand-new ice-skating rink and an unforgettable Santa experience as well as festive games for both adults and children.
Get your ticket now: https://www.visitmanchester.com/whats-on/ice-village-manchester-p390221