6 Amazing Winter Experiences in the UK

Blog | 19th Nov 2021 | 4min read

Christmas time is precious because it is a whole holiday dedicated to spending time with loved ones.

This can look like board games around the fire, or perhaps settling in for your favourite assortment of Christmas movies to brave the winter weather. 

But, why not try and make this year’s holiday season slightly more adventurous? 

We’ve got some awesome one-of-a-kind ideas that are bound to make this winter season worthwhile! 

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Without further ado, here are our recommended winter activities!

The Passion of Jesus Play- Wintershall

Prepare to witness the story of Jesus’ life in a never before seen way!

This dramatic retelling starts from the birth of Jesus and his evasion of King Herod.

Whether you’re a firm believer or not, this play is truly heart-wrenching and it certainly does justice to the most famous story in the world. 

Lapland UK Experience

Although Lapland is a real place in Finland, near the North Pole, this recreation is bound to bring majestic Northern lights right to your neighbourhood.

Essentially, the whole experience is a spin on the traditional story of Father Christmas. You also can call ahead and personalize the experience for the little ones. 

A Christmas Carol- The Old Vic, London

Here, you can watch one of London’s most famous plays at one of its most famous theatres.

There are countless movie remakes of Dicken’s iconic piece “A Christmas Carol”, though none of them equates to seeing this performance live.

With the dimly-lit ambience and some interactive elements to the play, too, you are bound to have an unforgettable experience with friends or family.

There’s also always a chance you can meet some of the actors after the performance. 

Surfing on the English Coast

This activity is for the adrenaline junkies.

Whilst it may not be a typical holiday vacation, this one is bound to give you some good stories as well as burn some calories.

Although you may not be aware, the UK has some of the best surfing spots in all of Europe, in particular, Cornwall, West Wittering and Saunton Sands. So, why not go outside of your comfort zone and into a wetsuit? 

Hike the Mountains of Snowdonia

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Wales boasts some of the most beautiful scenery our little island has to offer. So, for those of you that adore climbing, this has got to be up your alley.

There are hundreds of famous hiking trails covering the mountains of Snowdonia, with the tallest mountain, Snowden, being a sought-after peak by all seasoned hikers.

There are many inns and taverns throughout the mountains, so you’ll be able to find accommodation without too much difficulty. 

Take a Polar Plunge in Dublin

As the phrase goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”.

Well, if you make it over to Dublin come wintertime, you will see natives going for dips in the ice-cold water throughout all hours of the day. Why you may ask?

The health benefits are extraordinary, with some believing these polar plunges to help with chemotherapy, too.

Whilst the ice is freezing in Ireland, the people couldn’t be warmer, so be sure to check out this amazing place. 

So, now you’ve got this list, we have one more gift to bestow upon you. 

Have an enjoyable holiday season with your loved ones.

Merry Christmas from us to you!

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