Things to do in the Broads National Park this Christmas

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Ding dong merrily on high it’s already November, and with December just around the corner it’s the time of year for planning what you’ll up to over the month of mistletoe and mirth. So dust off that novelty jumper, unstopper the sherry and have a good read of our top things to do in the Broads this Christmas…

Lantern making and winter celebration

Lantern Making Walk © Bill Smith
Lantern Making Walk 2017 © Bill Smith

Hark back to the past by celebrating the winter with all things natural at Whitlingham Country Park. Willow weaving and other natural materials are used to create lanterns in preparation for a twilight walk and winter celebration around a camp fire.

Where: Whitlingham Country Park

When: 24 November 2018, 15:00 to 18:00

Wreath Workshop

Create your own Christmas wreath using fresh and natural materials and produce something truly organic and festive. Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is brimming with rustic goodies to show-off the homemade look this Christmas.

Where: Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

When: 8 December 2018, 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 15:30 and 12 December 2018, 10:00 to 12:00

Christmas Deer Ramble

Winter deer walk
Go searching for deer at the National Trust's Heigham Holmes reserve

Search for red deer and Chinese water deer at Heigham Holmes Nature Reserve with a little bit of help from the National Trust Rangers. Few animals feel as festive as deer even if their noses aren’t quite red!

Where: Heigham Holmes Nature Reserve

When: 9 December 2018, 14:00 to 16:00

Christmas Carol Concert

Houses like the one at How Hill are just made for Christmas! This bleak midwinter come inside and be wowed by a truly festive treat, with carol singing, firelight and mince pies aplenty!

Where: How Hill House

When: 17 and 18 December 2018, 19:00

Santa Cruise

Santa Cruise
Get involved in some festive fun with Broads Tours

All aboard the Santa Cruise! Take children on the trip of the season with a magical boat trip they’ll never forget. Dig into mince pies and listen for the sound of reindeer hooves landing on the roof because a very special arrival in red is about to make his appearance…

Where: Broads Tours, Wroxham

When: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December 2018

Go Wildlife Watching

Hire one of the Broads Authority’s wildlife cameras and set it up in your back garden. You’ll be amazed at what appears in your garden at night when no one is looking, you might even catch a glimpse of a reindeer!

Where: Visitor centres at Carlton Marshes and Whitlingham Country Park

When: Anytime