Winter holidays

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.

Winter holidays

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

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Get stuck into the festive season by visiting some of England’s most Christmassy locations.

Family breaks in winter

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

Romantic breaks in winter

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

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.

Events in winter

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

Cultural breaks in winter

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

Lifestyle in winter

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

Rural escapes in winter

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

Coastal breaks in winter

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

Activity holidays in winter

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

Budget breaks in winter

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

Heritage breaks in winter

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

Winter warmers

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

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