These are a few ofour favourite December things

It’s here! We’ve spent all the money on pressies and the great big Christmas stuffing so let’s fill our days with a bit of FREE Christmas magic, there’s plenty around…read on…




Bunkers Hill Christmas Reindeer Trail

A Chrsitmas tradition staple for so many families with the added bonus that the monies raised from trails goes to local mental health charities.

The Wildlife Trusts festive 12 Days of Wild Christmas

The festive version of 30 Days Wild! Craft ideas, ways to connect with nature and pockets of joys to find in the natural world.

Besselsleigh Village Christmas Lights

Imagine if a teeny tiny village went Chrsitmas light bonkers and created the Christmas drive thru of dreams…well, we present to you Besselsleigh village! 

Appleton Christmas Barn

Reindeers and all the Christmas decorations you don’t need but can’t help yourself! Want to know the Christmas dream?  Team with a visit to Besselsleigh Village just down the road.



visit the road that glows! Every year this house goes Christmas mad for charity as the local community queue up to meet Santa and admire the twinkly lights. Bring your change for the charity bucket!



The Cheese Shed
The Cheese Shed

The Cheese Shed, purveyor of the finest doorstop toasties in the world! Fill up then walk it off in the beautiful Chilterns. Read more

Jessie’s Art Shed
Jessie’s Art Shed

An art shop in a small Oxfordshire village that packs a huge punch with their classes and workshops for toddlers all the way through ... Read more

Small Worlds at The Story Museum
Small Worlds at The Story Museum

Pre-schoolers will exploring the different story-themed zones in this magical early years offer from the magical Story Museum. Read more

East Hanney Play Area
East Hanney Play Area

A recently renovated playground with a huge fox installation that children can clamber all over! Read more

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Fancy climbing into a massive guitar or walking through an ear? Maybe you want to explore space or experience the UK's biggest stand ... Read more

Chilterns walk and The Maker Space
Chilterns walk and The Maker Space

A circular walk that starts and ends at a café in a restored Grade 2 listed building with garden, craft store and craft workshops. ... Read more



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