Christmas Fun and Festivities

Phoebe Shipton  ·  23rd November 2015


The countdown to Christmas has officially begun so we have been busy as elves here at Keepers Cottages to give you the very best places to take family and friends!

Christmas market Leeds

Leeds Castle Christmas Market – 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th to 23rd December 2015

Leeds Castle hosts the annual Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle. Discover an array of seasonal gift ideas, toys, decorations, food and drink. Visit the Leeds Castle reindeer and birds of prey in the animal area.

Enjoy our nostalgic fairground attractions, children’s rides and a daily programme of live musical entertainment at the band stand. The organ from the beautiful traditional horse carousel will add to the festive atmosphere and is a favourite with families. Leisurely trips will also be available on the big wheel, giving spectacular birds eye views of the Castle and Christmas market. Small additional charges apply.

Xmas around the world Hever

Hever Castle – Christmas Around the World

28 November – 13 December: Open Wednesday – Sunday Only

14 – 24 December: Open Daily

For a fun-filled Christmas family day out, discover how different countries around the world celebrate Christmas and the history behind their traditions. Travel across the continents uncovering Christmas practices and rituals from various cultures.

Walk through the rooms of the fairytale castle, adorned with beautiful decorations and welcoming log fires and discover how people in various countries decorate their homes, what they eat and how and when they celebrate over the Christmas period.

Follow the magical fairy lit Christmas trail along the snowy path and around the illuminated grounds. Journey through the enchanted fairy dell, past Father Christmas’ grotto, around the colour washed Italian Garden and on to the beautifully lit Tudor Garden.

Canterbury Tales Artisan


28 Nov 2015 – 29 Nov 2015

For one weekend only the Canterbury Tales will be opening its doors free for all guests to come and enjoy our Artisan Christmas Fair. Building on the success of last year, this is a totally unique experience for your visit to the Canterbury Tales.

Frosted Fairground Margate


05 Dec 2015 – 03 Jan 2016

For our first Christmas at Dreamland, we present The Frosted Fairground!

Here at the UK’s original pleasure park join us for festive fun, thrills and good times!

Roller Skate photo

Roller Room Tinsel-Tastic Christmas

5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th – 24th December 10am – 4pm

Off-Peak (Monday – Thursday): £4.50, On-Peak (Friday – Sunday): £4.95, Family of 4: £14.99

Skate into Christmas and Dreamlands Roller Room, playing a selection of feel good Christmas Anthems and Nostalgic Christmas Oldies alongside our daily Christmas Movie Soundtrack hour. Is there a better way to get into the Christmas spirit, and burn a few calories before the big day too? Christmas bobble hats will be included with skate hire, Christmas Jumpers encouraged!

Winter at Dover Castle

Winter at Dover Castle – Sat 28 & Sun 29 Nov 2015

Enjoy music, dance and storytelling around the roaring open fire. Step inside and experience the magic of the castle in winter.

Santa Specials at Romney


05 Dec 2015 – 24 Dec 2015

For hundreds of families who return year on year, no christmas would be complete without joining us for one our famous Santa Specials. Included is a steam train ride to see santa in his grotto, a visit to the Model Railway exhibition, festive nibbles and treats for all, plus the snow machine!

Peter Pan Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens

Peter Pan 2-6 December


Fresh on the heels on last year’s ‘Rapunzel’ this year MOS proudly present their NODA Award Winning production of Peter Pan.

Ho Ho Ho Dreamland photo

Christmas Grotto at Dream, Margate 5-24th Decemberland

Welcome to our magical Christmas Grotto and Toy Workshop!

Father Christmas’s magical Grotto has landed right the middle of Dreamland’s Scenic Railway. Come and help the elf department of Hornby Hobbies as they busy themselves making toys for the big day.

Rare breeds centre xmas photo

A truly magical Christmas at The Rare Breeds 5-6 December

About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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