School’s out for Christmas? Maybe you’ve finished university already. Checking in those remaining holidays? Fine by us. Either way, if you’ve got a load of winter holiday coming up, you’re going to need some fun things to do.
At TOPMAN, we’re the epitome of fun (or trying), so naturally, we know all the best spots to fuel that festive fix this Christmas. Markets in plenty, lights bright enough to blind you (not really), and family-friendly activities to tire you all out, here are our favourite 5 things to do this Christmas holidays.
Have you even done Christmas if you haven’t gone to Winter Wonderland? One of London’s busiest hotspots (ever), Winter Wonderland may as well be Lapland. Full of everything Christmas, expect market stalls of the weird and wonderful, games stalls with prizes so big you won’t be able to get them home, rollercoasters to get that adrenaline going and bars to settle the nerves afterwards. With pre-bookable events including this year’s 70-metre observation wheel, Paddington on Ice and circus ventures, you can spend a whole day here and not get bored. Just remember to wrap up – it’s a cold one!
If action and adventure are more up your street, what better way to fill your day than with a nostalgic trip to The Crystal Maze? Fairly new to the London scene, The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience, takes you and a group of 8 into the maze to complete timed tasks in order to win those all-important crystals. The more crystals you win, the more time you get in the famous dome. With physical, skill, mental and mystery tasks, will you make it out alive? (Disclaimer, of course you will). A genuinely fun day, find your tickets on Red Letter Days. If you’re in the mood for a bonus, grab a ticket where you get a t-shirt and crystal souvenir to take home. Win, win.
Christmas At Kew is back for another year of festive lights, market stalls and rides suitable for the whole family. A perfect date or something to make you feel oh-so-warm inside, Kew Gardens is the most picturesque place this winter. Commended for their contestant effort in light displays, Kew Gardens is somewhere everyone should visit once a year (no matter what season). A ticketed event, make sure you book early to get in before everyone else.
No matter how old you are, you’re never too old to whack on a pair of skates and plunge into the deep end. For the pure laughs and enjoyment of it, everyone needs to hop on an ice rink this Christmas. For 2019, our top ice skating event is Skate At Somerset House. Set amongst the encompassing building, take in the 360º views as you glide your way around the 40ft Christmas tree. Be sure to look at their website for more information on their skating lessons, late-night DJs series ‘Skate Lates‘, and their first-ever Skate all-nighter event that’s running on Saturday 07 December. Once you’ve hung up your skates, be sure to have a gander in the neighbouring Skate Lounge or head to the Fortnum & Mason’s Lodge for a spot of gourmet dining – how very British.
Turns out you don’t have to be in the middle of the Lake District to enjoy a charming winter walk. Why not enjoy one of these strolls in the capital? We’ve explored three great routes (The Parkland Walk, The Epping Forest Oak Trail and the Modern Hall Park) that you can set off on this Christmas – yes, pubs are involved. Take a flask of something hot, grab your best winter boots and set off to get the freshest air in the city. Read more here.