Christmas treats at National Forest centres

Friday, 29 October 2010 3:21 PM

Discover a winter wonderland close to home, with a series of family friendly events being laid on this festive season at various National Forest centres across the UK. Enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner dance or come along for a visit from Santa.

Santa will be visiting Twycross Zoo every weekend from November 20 and every day from December 18 to 24. Children can walk through the ice cave and follow the avenue of snow-covered trees to meet Santa on his ice throne. For more information, visit:

Get your tickets now for the Conkers Christmas Dinner and Dance, with two of the four events already sold out. Tickets for December 17 and 18 are still available, when guests can enjoy a traditional four-course dinner before dancing the night away. To find out more, go to:

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum’s Christmas Programme begins on November 1 with a Christmas Card Making Workshop for those who want to get ahead of the game. Its annual Christmas Fayre is on the weekend of November 26 and 27 with stalls, crafts and seasonal refreshments. To find out more visit:

For more festive ideas for a family day out, visit:

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