If you are looking for some great?Christmas Educational Visits for the whole family or school trips then visit our website and look on the events section or visit the attractions section for Christmas events near you.
Here are just some of the fantastically festive Christmas events from around the country...
Christmas opening 11am to 5pm - 14 November 2012 - 23 December 2012
The Cunliffe-Lister family gather natural products from the Hall's award winning gardens and estate to create stunning, original decorations. A huge Christmas tree from the estate's forestland will dominate the Great Hall. Original Elizabethan and Jacobean quarters will be decorated in traditional style whilst the extraordinary Long Gallery will have a contemporary Christmas mood to complement its collection of modern and impressionist art.
In the courtyard, the Home and Garden?Shop and Gift Shop will stock exciting and unusual Christmas presents and decorations. The Farmers' Food Store will sell delicious seasonal specialties and hampers, while the caf? will serve a seasonal menu.
Adults ?8.00, Seniors ?7.50, Children ?4.00, Under 5's FREE
Tropical Butterfly, Wildlife and Falconry centre
Santa, Elves and Sleigh Bells
Weekends in December and daily Saturday 22nd - ? Monday 24th December
Experience a classic Christmas at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre!
Visit the nativity scene in the?cosy stable, meet friendly farm animals and take a peek in the manger. Hitch a ride aboard a magical sleigh on your way to meet Father Christmas in his enchanting grotto.
Sip a warming glass of mulled wine, sample delicious hot chocolate and homemade festive goodies, then browse a selection of festive stocking fillers in the Jungle Gift Shop.
Normal admission charges apply for all events, some activities and crafts may carry an additional charge.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Meet Santa in his Reindeer Lodge
17 Nov - 24 Dec 2012 ? All Day
Come and visit Santa in his Reindeer Lodge, a custom-designed grotto built in a fairytale setting in ZSL London Zoo?s parklands ? home to London?s reindeer herd!
Enjoy a Christmas experience like no other at ZSL London Zoo where visitors will be able to see our reindeer up close in their festive paddock.
Santa will be waiting to greet children in his grotto, where they can tell him their Christmas wish-list, our cheeky elf photographers will be on hand to capture the moment, and each child will receive a special gift to take home.
Available from November 2012. Tickets on sale soon.
3 - 19 Dec 2012 ? All Day
Experience the magic of Christmas by enjoying ZSL?s Living Nativity, a special Education event.
As you journey through the scenes of the nativity you will meet the Wise Men and their camels, see Mary in the stable and talk to the Shepherds as they tend their flock.
Your class will then join Santa as he tells you about the animals he meets when he travels around the world. All the boys and girls will also receive a present to take home with them
Monday 3 December - Wednesday 19 December inclusive (Monday-Friday only)
?7.00 per child
?12.75 adult admission
Suitable for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes with accompanying adults.
For other fun and festive events please visit our website and check out some of the great attractions near you.