Festive fun in Hertfordshire
The lights are on, the tinsel is here and we have to say, we’re full of cheer! In addition to making up some questionable rhymes, we’ve gathered together the Hertfordshire Christmas shortlist, packed with all the family fun and festive events you could possibly wish for. It looks like Santa isn’t the only one in the business of list-making this year.
What are you waiting for? Whether you’ve got a hankering to lace up your skates or you want to go in search of Santa’s grotto, it’s time to step into Christmas.
Still dreaming of a white Christmas? Stop dreaming and start living it at the Snow Centre this year. With real powdery snow (not the grey slushy stuff we normally see), Santa’s Grotto, ringo rides and sledging, you’ll be doing more than walking in this winter wonderland.
In a world of Amazon and Ebay, you’ve got to admit that a hand-made, locally-sourced gift has a real charm to it. 30 stalls of hand-crafted jewellery, decorations and stocking fillers await at Frogmore Paper Mill, so tour the stalls and collect gifts to make St Nick himself green with envy.
Gifts at the mill
Santa Claus is coming to Willows Activity Farm so you’d better watch out! Visit him in his grotto, sing along with the elves and, if you’re really good, receive the golden key to the Toy Shop. With an ice rink and the chance to make your own cuddly teddy bear, this Santa Spectacular is set to shine.
Guess who’s coming to town
Have you been waiting all year to pirouette your way across the ice? The Big Skate is back and it's time lace up your skates and take a spin. More Bambi than Olympic figure skater? Don’t worry you’ll also find some pretty perfect spots for spectating in the rink-side bar.
Get your skates on
If you thought the regular Warner Bros. Studio tour was magical, prepare for Hogwarts in the Snow. With snow-covered Christmas trees, flaming Christmas puddings and a Great Hall dressed for the enchanted Yule Ball, we can’t think of anywhere more charming than Hogwarts this season.
An enchanted setting
Treat yourself to a very merry evening at Hatfield House’s Stable Yard this Christmas, where twinkling lights and live music create the most festive of feels. Stock up on the stocking fillers and enjoy late night shopping without the rush, because when else can you shop while sipping on mulled wine?
Gift-giving made easy
Your little elves are needed on a mission to save Christmas this year. Through sing-alongs and lots of audience participation, the search for Santa's sleigh is on. Because no good goes unrewarded, Father Christmas will even be handing out gifts as a thank you for saving the day.