12 days of GC Christmas: Day Three - Festive Guide to your ultimate Christmas Days out in Lincolnshire

With half term fast approaching and only a little bit longer to wait until the big day, we’ve put together a little guide of the top festive things to do across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire in the run up to Christmas!

1)   A Storybook Christmas at Newstead Abbey with Festive Afternoon Tea, Nottingham 

Held between 1st December to the 23rd December, this Christmas experience offers a chance for an indulgent Christmas outing for the whole family. With a chance to look round the festive decorations and gorgeous gardens, you’re sure to get right into the festive spirit. Complete with a sure to be spectacularly tasty afternoon tea – this Christmas experience sounds like something perfect for those Children a little bit older and their parents. For more information, head to their website: https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/a-storybook-christmas-at-newstead-abbey-festive-afternoon-tea-p756601 

2)   Rand Farm Park Real Christmas Experience, Rand, Market Rasen 

The Real Christmas Experience at Rand Farm Park is an immersive Christmas journey through our extensively themed zones. Decorate a biscuit with Mrs Claus, travel through our Magical Forest and learn to be a real Elf in Elf Academy before meeting Santa himself and choosing a toy from his secret toyshop! New for this year; enrol at Santa’s music school – an audience participation show where everyone can learn “The Turkey Trot”.  There is also The Lazy Elf’s Toy Workshop and and new photograph opportunity in Gingerbread Land (sometimes even with Gingerbread George). But that’s not all Rand Farm Park are also offering the opportunity for Breakfast with Santa. Head to their website to find out more: https://randfarmpark.com/christmas/ 

3)   Dick Wittington at The Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

This year’s Pantomime for Grantham is Dick Wittington. Held throughout December all the way until January; this is the ultimate way to get you into the festive spirit. “Oh no it’s not” Oh yes, it is! Head over their website to find available dates and purchase tickets for this year’s pantomime: https://guildhallartscentre.com/whats-on/all-shows/dick-whittington.

4)   Supper with Father Christmas at Belton House, Grantham

What better way to finish a nice festive day than sitting down to eat your meal with Santa Claus. Held in the Belton House Ride Play Café – this is one that little ones are bound to enjoy, with fun and games throughout the evening. There’s also a present included for every child. For more information about dates, times and how to book, pop along to their website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/5de50416-f1cd-4db9-8450-4863a51f58fa/pages/details.

5)   Experience a Magical Christmas at Oldrids & Downtown

Alongside beautiful gifts for any last-minute presents that you may need to buy, Oldrids & Downtown have lots of great things happening over the festive period for the whole family. Pop along to the Grantham Store where you can meet Santa in a Gingerbread House, put on your skates and show just how good your ice-skating moves are and don’t forget about the giant snow globe where you can take some festive photos and have a snowball fight. With lots more going on across all their stores, you won’t want to miss them. Head to their website to find out more information: https://www.oldrids.co.uk/santa 

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas Day Out!