As we edge just that little bit closer to the most festive month of the year, we take a look at some of the fantastic festive activities that the whole family can get involved in. Although Diggerland would definitely be up there on the list of things to do during the holiday season, we are unfortunately closed over the winter period. Take a look at the next best things to do as a family in December.
FESTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
With only a few more weeks until the schools break up for the Christmas holidays, there’s still plenty of time to plan some festive days inside and even out. How many of these ideas will you be doing with your family?
Get in the kitchen and bake!
Can you go wrong with food, of course you can’t! Plus, festive food is even better. The question is what will you be making with the children this year?
Maybe your children would love to make some Christmas tree shaped biscuits or even some mince pies for the adults. The children will love dusting off their cooking aprons and getting their hands dirty. Then they can decorate their own bakes, ready to enjoy later on. Perhaps they could take it one step further and decorate a gift basket, and wrap up their home baked goods. If you need some inspiration then we would highly recommend checking out BBC Good Food for the latest Christmas recipes.
Is it too early to put up the Christmas tree?
Is it tradition in your household to wait until at least 1st December to put up the Christmas decorations, or are you an eager beaver? If you’ve got young children then you’ll either be delaying as long as possible, or giving it to keep them happy!
Once you’ve dug out all of the decorations from the loft, then it’s time to get decorating. Make the most of the precious family time, and make it an activity that is done together. Get even more into the festive spirit and put on some Christmas songs to sing and dance to!
Cosy up and watch a Christmas film!
After a fun-filled afternoon of putting up the Christmas tree, is there anything more relaxing than cosying up on the sofa and watching a classic Christmas film?
When it comes to festive films, we definitely have our top 5 choices:
- The Grinch
- Home Alone
- The Night Before Christmas
- Love Actually
How many of these have you seen?
Wreath making is one of many festive activities that have become popular in the UK. Originally, the first wreaths were made in Ancient Greece and Rome, which were then hung on doors as a symbol of victory. In the 19th century, it also became common for handmade wreaths to be laid to honour the dead. The tradition has changed dramatically to now incorporate Christmas!
Commonly, wreaths are decorated with red berries, pine cones, holly, and even cinnamon sticks for the ultimate festive feel. What will you choose?
HAVE YOU FINISHED YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING YET?
For those that are still in need of presents for their loved ones, then a day out Christmas shopping may be on the cards. If you’re not one for taking on busy shopping centres then we have the perfect gift ideas for you.
Diggerland Gift Vouchers Available
Give the gift of family time and treat your family to a day out to Diggerland UK. There are plenty of gift vouchers to choose from!
If you’re looking to buy an admission gift voucher, you’ll be able to choose from the following:
2 people: £51.90
3 people: £77.85
4 people: £103.80
For those over the age of 17, that want a more in depth construction experience, then our Adult Experience Days will be sure to please. Visitors can choose from the Monster Digger Experience, Dumper Racing and Individual and Group JCB Experiences.
Order your gift vouchers here and choose between an e-voucher or a physical postal gift voucher. Don’t forget to order them in plenty of time to allow delivery!
In need of some more gift idea inspiration? We also have an online goodie store, stocking plenty of construction gifts for digger mad fans!
Whether you’re looking for digger themed clothing or some small stocking fillers we have plenty to pick!
For those construction workers in the making, get your hands on a personalised ‘Digger mad’ Hi-Viz vest, or a pair of Diggerland pyjamas for both boys and girls. Does your child need a new backpack before they return to school? We also have JCB themed backpacks available!
Don’t worry, we haven’t left the adults out!
We have a large range of clothing available including t-shirts, shirts, shorts and hats for adults to choose from. You’re never too old to have Diggerland branded clothing!
View all of our available products in the Goodie Store here.
WHEN IS DIGGERLAND OPEN AGAIN?
Our 2023 opening dates for the new season are still in the process of being finalised, but there isn’t too much longer to wait. We hope to release our new opening dates in December or early January, ready for our customers to pre-book their long awaited trips to our 4 UK Diggerland parks. For those not familiar with our opening dates, we generally open around mid February, ahead of the first half term for most schools.
Don’t forget to keep an eye on our website, or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to receive any news and special offers.buy your diggerland gift vouchers today!
All information correct as of: 25/11/2022