With Halloween done and dusted and the school Nativity auditions beginning imminently, now is the perfect time to begin planning your family festivities. Take a look below at some of our favourite child-friendly Christmas events in the New Forest this December.
Meet Father Christmas and his Elves
Let’s be honest, no Christmas is quite complete without an afternoon spent with the big guy himself. So ready you Christmas jumpers, refresh your jingle knowledge and most importantly be on your best behaviour, because on the 10th and 17th December Bartley Lodge is set to welcome Father Christmas and his two mischievous elves Pea and Pepper, for an afternoon of Christmas crafting and feasting. Tickets start at £9.95 and little ones can enjoy a delicious snack box, small gift and plenty of photo opportunities. For more information click the link here
As the school holidays kickstart, Beaulieu Inn have you covered! On the 19th December at 11am let your little ones embrace their inner Mary Berry or ‘Is It Cake’ contestant with our Biscuit Decorating Workshop. Perfect for little ones between three and ten. Ticket are £9.95 per child. For more information click the link here
Christmas Canoe Paddle
Available throughout December, join New Forest Activities for their 90 minutes guided tour of the Beaulieu River with the added excitement of knowing you’ll be meeting the jolly Old Saint Nick. All children will receive a gift from Father Christmas and there’ll be hot chocolate on hand to keep everyone toasty. Find out more here
Festive Fun at Beaulieu Motor Museum
Whether it be there Beaulieu Festive Fayre running 9th to 11th December, the magic of Christmas’s past at Palace House, The Snow Queen performed open-air in the ruins of Beaulieu Abbey or their Festive 3k Dash on the 3rd December, Beaulieu Motor Museum have a jampacked festive calendar like no other this December. All included in your Beaulieu admission ticket. Plus don’t forget if you book your break direct with New Forest Collection you can enjoy great discounts on your next visit. Find out more here