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Things to do this Christmas in Surrey
December 12th 2016
It’s seriously beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas, so if you fancy making the most of what our lovely county of Surrey has to offer in the lead up and on the big day itself, settle yourself down with a drop of mulled wine, turn the heating up, and read on!
Hampton Court Palace
A host of wonderful things await this Christmas at Hampton Court Palace, from ice skating to traditional carols to Tudor cookery and a warm Elizabethan Christmas tale performed right around the Palace from the kitchens to the Great Hall. From 17th to 18th December there’s a 16th Century music weekend featuring Tudor tunes and traditional carols. The Elizabethan Christmas story telling event runs from 21st to 23rd December and then from 27th December to 1st January. If you’d like to exercise your vocal cords then pay a visit on the 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd or 23rd December where your carolling will be accompanied by the Epsom and Ewell Silver Band. And if you want to really get in the mood for a traditional Christmas, why not take the family along for a glide around the Palace’s ice rink, stunningly lit with hundreds of twinkly coloured lights? You really can’t beat Hampton Court Palace at Christmas!
Tulleys Family Christmas Experience
The Tulleys Christmas Experience, set within the intriguing woodlands of Tulleys Farm just outside Surrey and not far from Redhill, offers an extensive programme of festive events and activities not to be missed. Children will adore clambering aboard Santa’s sleigh ride and ducking and diving through the forest on the exciting journey to Santa’s log cabin where he’ll read them a very special story and reward them with a gift star! And there’s so much else on offer too at Tulleys, from reindeer food making to ginger bread decorating to elf hunts and puppet shows as well as the Christmas store which is brimming with traditional gifts. Open up to Christmas Eve, 10am to 5pm daily.
More information: http://www.tulleyschristmas.co.uk/
If getting the family out into the great outdoors is something that’s on your agenda, how about a festive trail? There’s one running at the Claremont Landscape Garden in Esher now until 4th January, 10am to 3pm, and another at the Winkworth Arboretum in Godalming until 2nd January. There’s also a Boxing Day walk including a climb up the Belvedere Tower at Claremont running from 1-2.30pm if you fancy getting yourself out of the house after your big day in.
Enjoy a Panto
He’s behind you! Yes it’s pantomime season and there is no shortage of options this year in Surrey. If you’re a fan of Aladdin then book your tickets for the show at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford (http://www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/) showing from 9th December to 8th January. If Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs are more your cup of tea, get yourself booked up to see the all-star cast led by TV’s Warwick Davis at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking (http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/snow-white/new-victoria-theatre/), running from 13th December to 8th January. And there’s more! Check out the Big Panto Guide to find a show near you: http://www.bigpantoguide.co.uk/surrey.php
Dining and Wining
Why not take the stress out of Christmas Day cooking and treat yourself and the family to a slap-up meal in one of Surrey’s amazing eateries? There are plenty to choose from, from the cosy Cricketers in Bagshot to the luxurious surroundings of the Brooklands Hotel in Weybridge, the lakeside setting of the Silvermere Golf Complex in Cobham to the quaint and charming Bell Inn pub in Godstone, there really is something for everyone, although you had better get your skates on if you want to secure a booking.
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