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Festive fun for all the family – The Land Trust’s parks and green spaces become winter wonderlands

30 Nov 2016

Our parks and green spaces are all set to become winter wonderlands, with festive fun on offer for all the family over the next few weeks.

The Land Trust, a national charity that owns and manages land for public benefit, has sites across England, and many are making the most of the season to encourage people to get active, do something crafty, or simply take the time to enjoy the great outdoors.

Alan Carter, Director of Portfolio Management at the Land Trust, said: “As we prepare for Christmas it’s a great opportunity to come together with our friends and family and get in the festive spirit. Across the country, our sites are hosting all sorts of events and activities, from a Santa Dash for those who like to be active, to carol services and craft sessions for people who prefer something a bit more leisurely.

“Of course, getting out to enjoy the crisp air, say hello to the winter wildlife and work off those mince pies is an option at all our parks and open spaces, so why not give the telly a miss and head outdoors this winter – just be sure to wrap up warm!”

Winter and Christmas event highlights include:

Christmas Crafts at Langdon Visitor Centre, Langdon Nature Reserve, Basildon

First three weekends in December, 12-4pm, £3 per child requested donation

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/christmas-crafts-lang3/

 

Christmas Crafts & Carols at Port Sunlight River Park, Bromborough

Sat 3rd Dec, 12-3pm, refreshments available, small charge for some activities

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/christmas-crafts-carols/

 

Wild Winter Fayre at Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, London

Sun 4th Dec, 1am-3pm, free entry

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/wild-winter-fayre/

 

Christmas Fair at Rabbit Ings Country Park, Royston near Barnsley

Sun 11th Dec, 11am-3pm

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/rabbit-ings-christmas-fair/

 

Santa’s Grotto at Northumberlandia, Cramlington

Sat 17th and Sun 18th Dec, 11am-4pm, £7.50 incl. toy

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/santas-grotto-3/

 

Sunset Stroll at Vange Marsh, Basildon

Sat 17th Dec, 3-5pm, £3 RSPB members, £4 non-members, booking required

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/sunset-stroll/

 

Santa Dash at Port Sunlight River Park, Bromborough

Sun 18th Dec, 9.30am, £2, register at: www.psrphealthrun.co.uk

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/winter-health-run-copy/

 

Christmas Wreath Making at Wellesley Woodlands, Aldershot

Mon 19th Dec, 10am, FREE

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/christmas-wreath-making/

 

Christmas Wreaths & Crafts at Fryston Country Trails, Castleford

Tue 20th Dec, 1-3pm, £1

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/christmas-wreaths-crafts/

 

Christmas Songs & Carols at Countess of Chester Country Park, Cheshire

Tue 20th Dec, 4.30pm, FREE

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/christmas-songs-carols/  

Christmas Wreaths & Crafts at Frickley Country Park, South Elmsall

Wed 21st Dec, 10am-12pm, £1, booking required

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/christmas-wreaths-crafts-2/

 

Winter Walks at Langdon Visitor Centre, Langdon Nature Reserve, Basildon

Fri 30th and Sat 31st Dec, 10am-12pm, requested donation £6 adult, £3 child, booking required

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/winter-walk-dec30/

 

Winter Bird Wander at Vange Marsh, Basildon

Sat 14th Jan, 2-4pm, £3 RSPB members, £4 non-members, booking required

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/winter-bird-wander/

 

Winter Health Run at Port Sunlight River Park, Bromborough

Sun 29th Jan, 9.30am, £2, register at: www.psrphealthrun.co.uk

http://thelandtrust.org.uk/events/winter-health-run-jan29/