Yes, it’s that time of year again when we start to see sparkling lights adorning houses, Christmas trees appearing in windows and there’s a never-ending stream of Christmas music coming from every shop you pass.
If you want to get into the festive spirit, but don’t fancy flying to Europe to visit one of the more famous Christmas markets on the continent, we’ve got some good news – there’s plenty going on in the north east if you’d rather stay in a B and B in Northumberland.
We’ve picked out a couple of our favourite options for getting into the festive spirit this year.
Enjoy festive afternoon tea at Langley Castle
Langley Castle is beautiful at any time of the year, but with its Christmas decorations up it really is somewhere magical to explore. No Christmas is complete without eating and drinking plenty, so the castle’s Festive Afternoon Tea offer is perfect.
Snuggle up in front of a log fire in the cozy drawing room and indulge in an array of festive snacks, including sandwiches filled with the likes of butter-roast turkey and cranberry relish, cranberry and white chocolate scones, and mulled wine macaroons.
Visit the Kielder Winter Wonderland
This is a particularly great option if you’re looking for a family day out, with Father Christmas on hand to meet the little ones and the elves’ workshop to explore.
There are a host of fun experiences to try though, including snow tubing, ice skating and the chance to interact with a snowy owl and see the centre’s other birds of prey.