Escape the festive season with 7 get up and go events

Various, UK

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Whatever...

December 24, 2023

Ok, Christmas Grinch, time to get your freak on. While the rest of the country decorates their trees, grabs their gifts, and stuffs their face with Celebrations (okay, maybe you’ll want to do that too, nothing beats an excuse for chocolate!) get yourself out and make some memories before the close of the year away from Christmas shenanigans.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour in Winchester

Calling all gin lovers! Head down to Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire to enter the world of the bright blue gin. Enjoy a complimentary G&T before discovering the history behind the brand and the secrets of the production process that make this the best-selling spirit. Explore the mesmerising Botanical Glasshouse and its uniquely styled glass dome before ending your day with a bespoke gin cocktail at the Turbine Bar. This tour is the tonic for escaping the festive season.

Flying Experience in Northumberland

Looking for a new perspective? Take to the skies over Northumberland with a flying experience for a new way of sightseeing, giving you a chance to see Hadrian’s Wall, Bamburgh Castle, the Holy Island, and Alnwick Castle all in one day, plus so many more sights across the county. Make sure to bring your camera for unreal photo opportunities to make your socials pop. There’s something serene about seeing a snowy landscape under a crisp and clear winter’s sky, if you’re lucky!

‍Surfing Experience in Newquay

Nothing says ‘escaping Christmas’ like going surfing. Pretend it is still summer and endure the cold waters to learn how to surf in Cornwall this winter. Whether you have attempted surfing before or never even thought about it before, you’ll be in good hands. This half day crash course in surfing is a great adventure to set up your 2024 summer agenda.

Ghyll Scrambling Water Adventure

Adrenaline junkies rejoice, it’s not too late to explore the gullies and rapids of the River Greta in the Lake District. Ghyll Scrambling is exactly what it says on the tin, climb, jump, slide, and of course, scramble your way through the natural assault course. Try going head-to-head with a friend to see who is quicker! There are extra wetsuit socks, gloves and hats to combat the cold.

Silver Ring Workshop in Kent

Learn a new skill this winter and turn your hand to silversmithing. Make yourself or a friend a personalised silver ring to wear, the perfect Christmas gift even if you’re a member of the Humbug Collective. Your expert silversmith will guide you through the process and encourage you to come up with a unique design using stamps, textures and patterns. A unique and memorable experience with a take home that will last forever.

Deer Park Tour and Day Out in Leek

Enjoy a day in nature with an opportunity to feed and photograph wild deer in the greenery of farmlands near Milton Keynes. Take adorable pics of Red and Fallow deer throughout the walk and relax into the calm and serene environment, a welcome breath of fresh air. Get to know the animals, with your guide’s expert deer knowledge to learn more about these wonderful creatures.

Express Chocolate Workshop in Windsor

A full circle back to chocolate. Get stuck in creating three chocolate bars, however you like them with your choice of toppings from nuts, sweets, fruits, and seeds. Add an essence of lemon, orange, or mint to really take your creation to another level. But of course, the best part is getting to enjoy them after the workshop!