Festive Days Out On A Budget with Honest Mum

Honest Mum

Critically acclaimed blogger, Honest Mum shares her tips for festive family days out this Christmas.

 Honest Mum


This Leeds-based family loves nothing more than travelling around the UK for days out, in pursuit of feeling festive. Here are our top family-friendly places to visit from Liverpool to London and beyond this season! Enjoy: 


Father Christmas

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

Sat 22 Nov 2014 - Sat 3 Jan 2015 

A magical, enchanting production which really made Christmas for us last year, this well-known story is brought to life on stage 40 years later to wide-eyed children as wooden reindeers take the skies and the auditorium fills with snow. Not to be missed.

Tickets from £10/12.

Check it out here


Farmer Copley’s Santa Experience from the 1st-5th of December and 9-12th December 2014 will ensure you feel all festive this Christmas.

You will be greeted at the breathtakingly beautiful farm by Santa’s Elves before embarking on festive arts and crafts involving orange, cloves, ribbons and paper snowflakes! Why not take a walk to the see the animals or enjoy the nativity before meeting the main man himselfSanta and his reindeers plus you receive a gift. 

There’s a cafe, restaurant and divine deli on site too, to meet your Christmas foodie needs.

£13.99 per child, max of 5 children per slot and includes a children’s meal. 

More details here



Legoland Discovery Centres Bricktacular (15th November 2014-2nd January 2015)

A festive treat for the family; you can explore the Lego factory on site and build to your hearts content

with these colourful bricks plus have a go at lots of Christmas-inspired activities including: a giant advent calender giveaway full of LEGO prizes, a snowman and reindeer hunt, a fancy dress competition and a chance to create a LEGO gingerbread house!

*Advent calendar giveaways are only available from 1st - 24th December. 

Tickets range from £8.50-£14.95 per person depending on time you choose to visit)

Learn about it here



With a captivating Christmas market in the centre of lovely Liverpool you can buy your stocking fillers and food for the big day right there! The Ice Festival is already running (7th November- 4th January 2014) and will entertain the whole family with stunning ice sculptures, an ice rink, fairground and tents filled with arts and crafts plusface painting and more.

Prices vary and start from £4.50 per child. 

More info on prices here


Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London is utterly thrilling for adults and children alike. You can whizz around the pretty ice rink which surrounds the Victorian bandstand, enter the Magical Ice Kingdom and watch the Zippos Circus and Cirque Beserk in amazement! 

Smaller children can enjoy the carousels, helter-skelters and fun houses to their delight and adults can go wild on the rollercoasters (if they’re brave enough, I never am). 

Admission to Winter Wonderland is free but charges apply for rides, ice skating, big top shows and the observation wheel.

More details here

Let us know your favourite family festive days out by commenting below!

Posted on 08 Dec 2014  |  Posted in  Christmas Ideas
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