Winter wonderlands worth escaping London for
The not-so-distant tinkling of Christmas bells and the promise of another magical winter wonderland experience is sure to make those of us who aren't Scrooges feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
That is, unless you're a parent. By mid-October, if you haven't booked your central London winter wonderland/Santa's grotto/Nutcracker tickets, you quickly realise that everything gorgeous and Christmassy in London is booked up. Then again, do you really want to be dealing with London Christmas crowds with a kid in tow?
Fear not: we’ve found some out-of-this-world winter wonderlands that are worth getting out of London for. Perfect for a little magic and adventure... and remembering that Christmas spirit is about so much more than just toys.