Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat …
After one Christmas under lockdown restrictions and the possibility of more to come this festive season, why not make the most of what the North West has to offer? (socially distanced, where necessary)
Whether it’s out and about in the winter cold or snuggled up in front of the gogglebox, here are a few ideas for activities with family and friends:
Take a stroll along the brightly lit paths of Delamere Forest, Lightopia at Heaton Park, the Christmas Light Trail at Bolesworth, or through the Magical Woodland in Blakemere Village (Sandiway) to name but a few. Alternatively, why not stay local and wander around your very own neighbourhood to find the best lights.
The North West offers some fantastic public trails that make for excellent walks to take in winter’s best scenery. For inspiration you could take a look at the Sandstone trail, Macclesfield Forest, the Gritstone Trail and the Peak District. Don’t forget to wrap up well! Mulled wine and hot chocolate can only warm you up so much…
At the cinema for Father Christmas’ origin story A Boy Called Christmas, at a drive-in cinema for Elf and more at Park N Party MCR drive-in cinema, or find something special like It’s a Wonderful Life at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic on Christmas Eve.
Car Park Panto: Horrible Histories Presents Horrible Christmas at a variety of locations, Aladdin at Manchester’s Opera House, Sleeping Beauty at Salford Arts Theatre and The Snowman & Hairy Maclary at Bridgewater Hall.
Keep an eye out for new treats and family favourites:
If you’re celebrating Christmas as part of a big group, parlour games make cheap and cheerful options to entertain.
Ibble-Dibble; Who Am I? Post-it note game; Wink Murder and Charades are classic examples. A word to the wise, think carefully before picking up board games, particularly ones that test friendships to their limit (Monopoly, we’re looking at you).
– Each of the live events above is likely to have some restrictions in place so please check the booking website or contact the venue for further information.
Regardless of what you choose to do, from all of us at Merrick, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
I WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL. AMANDA MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE HER ONLY CLIENT AND HOLDS YOUR HAND TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH