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Winter holidays

Winter holidays in England

As the days become shorter, enjoy winter holidays in England and seasonal celebrations huddled together over an open fire in a cosy cottage in the middle of the countryside; discover historic pubs in hidden valleys, or wrap up warm and venture on frosty rambles on river banks and through forests. Escape to the city for things to do in winter and make the most of Christmas celebrations; enter the warmth of a museum and enjoy late night exhibitions, sip mulled wine as you browse the stalls at a Christmas market, ice skate in the glow of Winchester Cathedral, or enjoy fine dining behind closed doors.

Things to do in winter

Story Museum, Sunderland

Family breaks in winter

Enjoy fun family breaks from visiting Father Christmas to looking after farm animals.

A couple cuddled by the fire

Romantic breaks in winter

Enjoy winter strolls and cuddling up in front of a roaring fire on a romantic escape.

A couple ice skating

City breaks in winter

Whizz around outdoor ice skating rinks and seasonal shopping on a city break this winter.

Foodie breaks in winter

Tuck into hearty pub grub and delectable Michelin-starred dishes on a foodie break.

Mrs Christmas at Kielder Winter Wonderland

Events in winter

Enjoy lots of winter events from Christmas markets to illumination displays.

Filming of Poldark

Cultural breaks in winter

Explore England’s rich cultural heritage this winter from film festivals to literary breaks.

Students at Raymond Blanc's cookery school

Lifestyle in winter

Take a break that’s out of the ordinary from pampering holidays to learning new skills.

Malvern in the Yorkshire Dales

Rural escapes in winter

Enjoy scenic walks along country paths and secluded getaways on a rural break.

A couple walking around Norfolk Coastal Path

Coastal breaks in winter

Explore the ancient beauty of the English coastline on a coastal break this winter.

A man surfing

Activity holidays in winter

Enjoy awe-inspiring sights of England’s rugged beauty on an activity holiday.

Wild Forest Gym

Budget breaks in winter

Enjoy free events, breath-taking landscapes and active days out on a budget break.

Salts Mill

Heritage breaks in winter

Take a glimpse into England’s historic past on a heritage break this winter.

New Years parade

Winter warmers

As Christmas comes back around, our festive festivals and events will keep you entertained during the long evenings.

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