With just over two months to go until the big day, the Christmas countdown is officially on. For those staying with us or visiting over the festive season, discover our round-up of the best festive activities near The Runnymede on Thames.
Mark the 7th November (4.30pm – 8.30pm) in your diary as it’s the annual late night shopping event at Daniel in Windsor. Daniel is a department store that’s the perfect for stocking up on presents for loved ones and little ones so their annual discounted shopping event is a must! For those staying with us at The Runnymede on Thames, you can even make the most of our complimentary shuttle service to Windsor.
Undeniably one of the top festive activities in the UK, Christmas at Kew returns this year with their magical after-dark light trail. The enchanting trail full of glowing installations is now in its tenth year! As well as the classic photo opportunities such as the sparkling Tunnel of Light, they will be unveiling a brand new art installation – The Hive – at a towering 17 metres tall!
What better time to visit the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world than when it is dressed for Christmas? Visitors will see the State Apartments transformed with spectacular Christmas trees and a breathtaking table display in the largest room in the castle, Waterloo Chamber.
Embrace the colder weather by wrapping up and heading into the great outdoors. Windsor Great Park Illuminated is back for its third year and promises a perfect outing for all. Wander along the twinkling trails and pass by fountains of flowers, witnessing an impressive laser light display amongst the trees, before indulging in delicious food, hot chocolate and mulled wine.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a pantomime trip! Set to be Theatre Royal Windsor’s biggest of all time, guests can enjoy a classic performance of Aladdin. Everyone’s favourite fox Basil Brush is back alongside Windsor favourites Steven Blakeley, Kevin Cruise and Anita Harris. This comedy-filled show is always popular, so booking is highly advisable.
A fabulous way to spend an afternoon with friends and family is at the Howden Christmas race weekend at Ascot race course. Taking place over two days, this is one of Britain’s most prestigious long-distance hurdle races. Guests can also expect an array of seasonal entertainment for all ages. Think candle-lit carol singing and a visit from Father Christmas himself!
Enjoy fun on the ice in the historic Alexandra Gardens in Windsor. With indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks, fairground rides and an array of festive food and drink. Enjoy fun on the ice whether you are young or old, experienced or inexperienced: all levels of skaters are welcome.