Experience the Magic of Christmas in the Malverns
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in the Malverns! From magical light trails and outdoor winter wonderlands to Santa’s grotto visits and dazzling ice-skating rinks, there’s something for all the family to enjoy this Christmas time. So, wrap up warm and head outdoors for some truly festive fun in the Malvern Hills this season…
The Lion, The Witch & The Malverns
Did you know that the Malverns inspired the opening description of Narnia in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? C.S. Lewis was a regular at The Unicorn pub with good friends J.R.R. Tolkien and George Sayer, and one snowy evening was reported to have remarked upon how beautiful the Malvern gas lamps were and how this imagery would work well in a future book. And so, Narnia was born…
Fantastic Festive Events in and Around the Malverns
Head on over to the Three Counties Showground for some fabulous festive fun this December. With four festive experiences to choose from, you’re guaranteed a jolly good time! Skate on one of the region’s largest real ice rinks, before grabbing a bite to eat at the festive food quarter. Then, embark upon the sparkling new light trail as it meanders through the showground, with illuminations more impressive than ever before. Families can take a trip on the Arctic Express train to meet Santa, before riding on the giant Observation Wheel. The countdown to Christmas has truly begun!
Immerse yourself in a fairytale-like winter wonderland at the Webbs of Wychbold’s Enchanted Gardens. Travel through thousands of twinkling lights and lanterns to reach the snowy North Pole; home to the big man himself. You will see glittering glowing toad stalls, giant gingerbread houses and woodland cottages on your way to the North Pole; before stopping to meet Santa and his busy elves in their Christmas workshop. At the end of the evening, warm up and enjoy a tasty hot chocolate in the stunning tipi tents.
For a full festive day out, try Ralph Court Garden’s Christmas Winter Wonderland experience. Visit during the day and enjoy Christmas stories, singing reindeer, snow experiences, inflatables, carol singers and much more. Venture through the gardens to discover the magical Christmas Winter Wonderland – also open for evening visits on selected dates throughout December. Father Christmas is also set to make an appearance at Ralph Court Gardens, with special gifts from the North Pole for each child.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in and Around the Malverns
The Left Bank Village NYE Spectacular will surely be one to remember. See in the New Year with fireworks, live DJs, entertainment, and street food – it’s set to be the party of the year! Acts include Outbound, Gary Newman, Max Galactic, SJ Anderson, Sam Westlake, Roddy Hankins, Claude Minkey, Jake of Diamond, Mark Gaunt and more.
Escape to Colwall Park for a romantic two-night New Year’s break. Packages include a two-night stay in a cosy hotel room, a full continental and English Breakfast served each morning, one afternoon tea with Prosecco, a five-course New Year’s Eve gourmet meal and live entertainment. Ideal for a romantic break away to celebrate the start of 2022.
Retreat to The Malvern Spa for a special New Year’s Eve spa break and start 2022 with style. Packages include a one-night stay in a stunning hotel room, a black-tie four-course New Year’s dinner, live music from The Lady and The Sax, unlimited access to the award-winning spa and a continental or cooked breakfast.
Go Glamping in the Malvern Hills with Swallowfields
Our glorious glamping retreat is nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills, home to stunning scenery and beautiful backdrops. Rediscover nature and spend quality time with your loved ones in the most luxurious glamping accommodation. We are now taking bookings for 2022 – click here to book your break in the magical Malvern Hills today!