It’s almost that time of year again – Santa, snow and Christmas shopping! It can be a demanding time of year for the family as expectations are high and there is a lot of planning and organising to be done.
Taking a weekend break with the family can elevate unnecessary stress, and make Christmas a more enjoyable and unforgettable experience. Keeping the entire family happy is essential, and it is vital that the destination you choose has all the elements that are sure to keep the whole family entertained and feeling content.
London is a city that welcomes families all year round, but this is especially true at Christmas time. Some people may think that a family weekend break in London will be an extremely costly adventure. This isn’t the case, and if you do your research properly, you could be on the receiving end of some great value deals for both flights and accommodation. The Crowne Plaza London Heathrow is situated a mere twenty minutes away from Central London, and they offer fantastic facilities for all the family.
London is special as it provides a host of activities and attractions that are specifically designed to keep the kids happy and get them in the festive spirit of Christmas.
If you’re thinking of taking your family to London this Christmas, the following is a look at some of the ‘must see’ attractions:
The West End
The West End isn’t just for grownups, as it is brimming with matinee performances that are suitable for all the family to enjoy. Even the most restless kids will be captivated by a trip to the West End as the shows are both enthralling and magical. It brings musicals like ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Matilta’ to life and is definitely worth a visit.
Pantomimies are a must when visiting London as it is an experience that will be immensely enjoyed by everyone. Pantos in London are famous and for very good reason. They never fail to put their own twist on a classic fairy tale and the show is delivered to an extremely high standard. Once you have confirmed your dates for travelling to London, do some research into the panto that is due to be shown at that time.
Christmas markets are one of Londons great specialities. There is a plethora of different markets to choose from, each offering shoppers something special and unique. The Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is a firm favourite for families as they have a wide range of attractions that are specifically geared towards the younger generation.
Slipping on the skates and spending a day at the ice rink is a sure way to get the whole family energised. You don’t need to be an expert on the ice to enjoy the experience, and it is a great way for the family to spend quality together while having fun.
Those are just some of the attractions that London has to offer during the Christmas period. There are many more, and a weekend break to London is worth considering as it gives parents a chance to get the Christmas shopping done while ensuring that the kids have their fun too!