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December is finally here, which means that it’s officially ok to mention the ‘c word’ without a unanimous groan!

The countdown to Christmas is on, and we’re here to help you fill your December with festive activities that the whole family will enjoy… 

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Festive family film nights

Bring the family together for a festive night in front of the TV, complete with your favourite snacks or takeaway food! No distractions, just quality time enjoying your favourite Christmas movies.

Walking in a winter wonderland

Blow away the cobwebs and make the most of the change in seasons with a winter walk. Whether it’s the beach, the forest, or even a walk around the town, it’s the perfect way to de-stress and reset, and who doesn’t need that in the run-up to Christmas? Don’t forget to dig out the woolly hats and gloves!

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The great Christmas bake off

Dust up on your baking skills and get some healthy competition going with your very own Christmas bake off. Choose an unbiased friend or family member to judge – the winner remakes their bake to take pride of place on the Christmas dinner table and the loser washes up!

Deck the halls

The Christmas decorating shouldn’t just be down to one person, make a cosy family afternoon of it! Put on some festive tunes and bring out that tub of chocolates we know you’ve already stashed away; it’s time to transform your home into a glittery grotto that even Santa himself would be proud of! 


Everyone is welcome at our fun-filled festive family activity sessions taking place this December. From exploring the home of Mr & Mrs Claus, to enjoying a delicious festive dinner with your friends or colleagues, we’ve got something for everyone.

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Visit the enchanting home of Mr & Mrs Claus, hidden away in the woodland of Hoburne Bashley. Discover the magical fireplace and experience the heart of the home, the kitchen with Mrs Claus. You’ll learn even secrets such as how the reindeer fly… but shhh, don’t tell anyone!


A chance to not only meet Santa but help him and his head elf in their workshop too! Build a Christmas bear full of cuddles, that’ll bring the spirit of Christmas back to the workshop and become a fully qualified elf, just in time for Christmas! 

– New Forest, Dorset, Gloucestershire, and Devon

A Santa experience like no other! Enjoy festive fun with Father Christmas and Sammy Seahorse including games, a disco and a delicious roast dinner.

TRADITIONAL PANTOS – New Forest, Gloucestershire, Devon and Hampshire

Enjoy a traditional panto, suitable for the whole family! Choose from Jack and the Beanstalk or Cinderella.

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CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS – New Forest, Hampshire

Gather a group of friends, or colleagues and enjoy a festive three-course menu with live entertainment. 

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