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Monday, 14 December 2015

Places To Visit This Christmas

When it comes to Christmas I know how it's all to easy to become consumed by presents, shopping and decorations! But sometimes it's the simplest things that put a smile on my face like spending a day with the family. So I thought I would do a round up of some attractions that make for a great family day out.


English National Opera
If you mentioned any type of musical performance to me last year I would have really said it wasn't my cup of tea. However, after watching Bend it like Beckham The Musical earlier this year I'm already looking for the next show! It's just an amazing experience watching some really talented people and you get all caught up in the moment as well. Although the name English National Opera may suggest that they only have opera performances going on, like norma opera, there are also many other performances that fit more into the category of dance. The one that I'm particularly interested in is Nutcracker which is a musical and ballet extravaganza that follows Clara's adventures in Edwardian London. It definitely has a Christmassy feel and I for one love seeing the Orchestra in action, I find it quite captivating! The best part is that in order to make it all accessible there is supposed to be atleast 500 tickets at £20 or under for every performance, although I have a feeling they must sell out quite quickly.

Cadbury World
Cadbury World is amazing at any time of the year. I mean heaps of chocolate, what is there not to love?! However, there's just that bit more magic around Christmas, especially with their handmade seasonal treats in the sweet shop. Tickets are relatively affordable and there are many treats included in that price, including pots of melted chocolate that you can fill up with more chocolates, a 4D cinema experience, and of course the guided tour. The sweetshop is where you go to pick up your chocolate souvenirs and they do packs of what they call misshapes, basically chocolates that didn't meet the high standards initially, which are bundled together in a huge packet for £3, these didn't last very long at all in my house!

Winter Wonderland
Lastly, I'm sure by now you must all know how much I enjoy visiting Winter Wonderland with a customary walk down Oxford Street to breathe the whole atmosphere in. If you missed it here's my latest excursion! Whilst there is a huge amount of German Markets in my city centre I find these too packed most of the time, whereas Winter Wonderland offers more in the sense of a day out as you can enjoy some attractions (Zippos Circus is still one of my favourites), some great food and some fun in the way of those win a teddy bar stalls, there's still time for me to win one of those huge teddies!

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What places would you recommend I visit?

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66 comments:

  1. I've visited Winter Wonderland and although it's crazy busy, it's definitely worth a visit if you've not been before - makes you feel so festive! Also I love chocolate so what a great idea to visit Cadburys world!

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    1. I agree, I've been there twice now and thoroughly enjoyed it :)

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  2. Cadbury World sounds lovely! Really want a bag of misshapes now!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. If you're lucky you can end up getting lot's of nice choccies in them, like Twirl :)

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  3. This is such a fab post idea - me and my bf have decided to do days/events out together, rather than presents this year :)

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    1. Thank you! That's a lovely idea, I hope you enjoy them :)

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  4. I'd like a bag of chocolate for 3 GBP! Where's mine? :p

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  5. I wish I live close to Cadbury World, actually I had no idea that it exist! I don't like anything sweet but omg, I have a major weakness for chocolate so Cadbury World sounds like heaven to me.

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    1. They're really the creators of Chocolate in my eyes, the Bournville family actually set up the whole village so it's a very cool place to visit :)

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  6. looks like lovely places to visit

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  7. Winter Wonderland is awesome. I could never go in a weekend though, it`s so crowded.

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    1. I guess if you live close by it would be easier going on the weekdays, although I didn't find it very crowded as there's so much room :)

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  8. I absolutely love Winter Wonderland I went last year and it was so good, gutted I couldn't go this year though!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  9. all things I would absolutely love to do! Winter wonderland high on my list, bend it like beckham the musical sounds interesting, I do love a musical it's just hard to rope my bf into it ;) xxx



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    1. It was sooo good, haha just tell him it's about football and sports :)

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  10. Cool would love to go to all of these places. Gemma xx
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  11. It looks like I need to start changing plans for my vacation!

    Adi xx
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  12. Unfortunately I can't go to any of these places but Winter Wonderland sounds absolutely amazing! I hope to go one day, I've heard good things about it :)

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    1. Aww no, hopefully you'll get the chance soon :)

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  13. I would love to visit Cadbury world and eat as much as chocolate possible! Winter wonderland is beautiful so it is also one of the places I want to visit.

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    1. Haha one of my favourites things! It's stunning isn't it?!

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  14. I so want to visit the Winter Wonderland- it looks amazing xx

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    1. It's so much fun, it's like a gigantic theme park :)

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  15. I would love to visit England!

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    1. You'll really enjoy it because you get to experience everything from the old quaint castle towns to the huge commercial cities :)

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    1. Aww you could always get another family member to join you :)

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  17. Being German I´d of course recommend the German Christmas Markets. Yes, they are crowded, but that adds to the feeling!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I did spot some really cool little glitter decorations the last time I went :)

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  18. I'd love to visit all of these places if I were in the area!
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  19. These are great places. I would really recommend visiting Christmas Markets or any theaters at this time, they really are great for creating more festive atmosphere. x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Totally agree with you, they really get you into the festive mood :)

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  20. great post
    Have a nice day
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  21. Lovely places surely to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. The post is so great! I love the pictures:)

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  23. I couldn't agree more on how important it is to have that precious family time, no matter what to do together but just have some quality time :) Loving all the ideas you suggested for places to visit, hon!
    Hubby & I were planning to go to Cadbury World in January and I can not wait! Really hope to make it to Winter Wonderland next December ;)
    xox Nadia
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    1. Aww thank you! Wow I'm sure you'll have a blast :)

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  24. Love the sound of Going to Cadbury world! how amazing would that be :D! & I absolutely love Winter wonderland! <3

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    1. It's so cool, especially because it's all based around Bournville which the founders actually created :)

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  25. Love the sound of Going to Cadbury world! how amazing would that be :D! & I absolutely love Winter wonderland! <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  26. Great places! Amazing post!
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  27. I agree with you completely, quality time with your loved ones is the most important thing about Christmas! :) I'd love to visit the Cadbury World one day, sounds like my kind of place for sure, haha! x

    Kay
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    1. It's amazing, it's like being Charlie in the chocolate factory :)

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  28. I would looove to visit some of these places, they seem incredibly beautiful! Thanks for sharing! x

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  29. I want to visit all of those now! hehe :) Musicals and ballet are something I absolutely love and I've only ever walked past Winter Wonderland. In London at Christmas time I also love window shopping especially at Harrods and Selfridges :)
    Emma xxx

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    1. Some of the window displays are incredible mesmorising, I haven't seen Harrods at Christmas time so I'll have to make a note of that :)

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  30. Aww all the place are so beautiful and Christmassy ! I live in a little city in Italy and we don't have a lot of place to visit during Christmas time.

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    1. Aww I think that sometimes we get so used to our surroundings that they don't excite us anymore, but I'm sure you must have some amazing sights in Italy :)

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  31. Aww, this makes me want to visit more than ever now. I have never even heard of or imagined Cadbury World though until now. Picturing it like Willy Wonka's factory...yes please!
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    1. I've watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory like a hundred times so it was amazing :)

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  32. winter wonderland is a must!
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  33. Ooh, I really have to try this Banana Dreams - I had some Ben Nye but it just wasn't justifiable using it every day! x

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    1. I can imagine it's quite hard to get hold of :)

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