What’s On In Bristol
Christmas in Bristol this year includes shopping, ice skating, and a Santa Grotto with Bristol’s German-themed chalet-style stalls. Need to do some last minute Christmas shopping? Well, then this is the place to head to for gifts, crafts, food and drinks!
The market is open every day from 10-7 and 10-6 on Sundays, until the 22nd December. For more information, go to: http://visitbristol.co.uk/things-to-do/bristols-german-christmas-market-p31891
Don’t miss out on Bristol’s Winter Wonderland at the Mall at Cribbs Causeway which, this year, has the largest outdoor ice rink in the South West, Santa’s Enchanted Ice Castle and rides on the Christmas train!
To find out the open hours and prices, go to: http://www.mallcribbs.com/wwl13.php
Not feeling Christmasy? Well, Bristol has a huge range of attractions to offer visitors! The Bristol Zoo Gardens and aquarium, the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and much, much more. However, why not try Brunel’s ss Great Britain, Bristol’s number one museum ship which you can board and discover a breadth of history of the passengers and crew. If you like your boats moving, why not take a tour with Bristol Ferry Boats for a chance to see Bristol from the water.
What’s On In Cardiff
Be carolled with the Christmas spirit and get festive with some great traditional and popular Christmas Carols on the Quayside from 1-3 from the 21st to 23rd December!
For more information, go to: http://www.mermaidquay.co.uk/whatson.php
This year’s Cardiff Winter Wonderland will be at the Civic Centre and includes an open Ice Rink, festival rides, food and drink stalls, and seasonal fun for the whole family! The wonderland is open until the 6th January 2014, so even if you miss it this weekend, you can still catch it in the New Year. It will be just as magical then, we’re certain!
For more information, go to: http://www.cardiffwinterwonderland.com/
Psst Cardiff Bay has four main local attractions, if the above aren’t your thing this weekend: The Senedd National Assembly for Wales; The Assembly at the Pierhead Building (which is a free interactive exhibition about the National Assembly for Wales); the Techniquest (the most visited Science Discovery centre in the UK); and The Goleulong 2000 Lightship (which is a permanent anchor in Roath Dock). There’s plenty more besides that. Why not take a boat tour, or try some Sea Angling/Coarse Fishing? Don’t forget to pack your warm clothing! For mor information about these attractions go to: http://www.cardiffbay.co.uk/index.php/en/cardiff-bay-attractions
What’s On In Plymouth
If you are staying in Plymouth one of the best ways to get into the Christmas spirit is to visit the Plymouth Christmas Market. The market will be open until 24th December and includes homemade arts and crafts, festive food and drink, and is a great place for shoppers!
For more information, go to: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/events/christmas-market-and-late-night-shopping-p1610843
Want to dust off your skating boots? Why not visit the Plymouth Winter Wonderland Ice Rink inside Plymouth Piazza! The Piazza has been transformed for the 3rd year running for your skating needs. You can also bring your family to Santa’s Grotto while in the Piazza to visit Santa and get your kids’ pictures taken with him!
For more information, go to: http://www.iceangelevents.co.uk/
Plymouth has a lot to offer. From Barbican and Sutton Harbour, Further Afield, The Hoe, Royal William Yard, the City Centre, and surrounding areas such as Mount Edgcumbe. Why not take a boat trip, visit the Mayflower Museum, visit four of Plymouths beaches or take a walk on their three well-known trails? (The South West Coast Path walk promises an amazing view of the water, so check it out!)
For more information, and for ideas on things to do whilst in Plymouth, go to: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/