Fun Festive Things To Do In London This Weekend

One of the many Christmas attractions in London, just short journey from Marygreen Manor

One of the many Christmas attractions in London, just a short journey from Marygreen Manor

As you well know, here at the Marygreen Manor, we aren’t just perfectly situated for all those wanting to explore the wonderful county of Essex. We also happen to be perfectly located for those wanting the fun and frolics of London without having to endure the rat race 24/7. With just one simple train journey from Brentwood Station you can be at Liverpool Street in around 30 minutes or better still, jump straight on to the M25 for access to the A13 or A12, both of which take you to different areas of our beloved city. With such easy access into the capital we thought we’d offer you a great guide on some of the perfect Christmas themed activities to get up to in the city this weekend. Let’s face it, with Christmas shopping well and truly done (if it isn’t take a peek at our fabulously indulgent Marygreen Manor gift vouchers) and the Christmas and Boxing Day dinners sorted (thanks to our ever popular Christmas Day and Boxing Day lunches) this weekend should be all about fun, games and enjoyment. So in true Christmas spirit, let’s make sure everyone has a smile on their face this weekend with a festive trip to the city.

Winterville in Victoria Park – take a short drive along the A12 and find yourself immersed in a frosty town that’s brimming with festive adventures. East London’s finest park will be packed with a full on programme of attractions and entertainment as well as great food and drink. Everything centres around the Winterville clock tower offering seasonal classics along with a myriad of dazzling alternatives, catering perfectly to all ages. Entry into the Winterville attraction is completely free too which makes it even more attractive, especially when you consider the money you’ve no doubt spent on family and friends this Christmas. Events you can expect to see inside of Winterville include the Moscow State Circus, the Backyard Cinema’s magic forest and even the Winter Night Garden that will be showcasing a series of family favourites and Christmas Classics. They’ll also be a somewhat reimagined Santa’s Grotto along with a Winterville pub aptly named Bar Humbug serving mulled wine and some rather delicious food.

Eyeskate at the London Eye – for some, a Christmas day out just isn’t complete without an ice skating adventure in the middle of the concrete jungle that is our city. There’s just something super magical about an ice filled arena in the middle of skyscrapers. The fact that there are now mutliple ice rinks scattered throughout the city is just testament to their popularity but there’s now one ice rink that stands out from the rest and we’re not talking about the world famous Somerset House ice rink. This time we’re focusing all of our attention on Eyeskate, the spectacular ice rink along the South Bank at the London Eye. Returning for it’s sixth year, it’s offering plenty of festive fun and wintery activities. To top off your 45-minute spin on the ice, you could always book a flight on the London Eye too for a winter cocktail experience or share a private Mistletoe Cupid’s Capsule for a little added romance.

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland – last but most certainly not least, we have quite possibly the ultimate Christmas experience in London, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. Here in the middle of the city’s most famous park, it’s Christmas Day every single day. Here at Winter Wonderland you’ll find over 100 amazing rides and attractions along with Christmas markets, bars, restaurants, street food and even live music and what’s more, it’s all free. On top of all of that, you’ll also find ice-skating, the Magical Ice Kingdom, Zippos Christmas circus and even Bar Ice.

With so much to choose from we know it’s going to be a touch decision but if you’re staying here at the Marygreen Manor, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t enjoy all three attractions over the course of a few days or a weekend. Just a short journey in to the city is all it takes and then when you’re done, enjoy the peaceful, calming surroundings of our wonderful manor house complete with log fires and luxury accommodation. We can’t think of a more perfect way to start your Christmas holidays.

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