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Festive fun
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December 2021
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It’s time to get into the Christmas spirit

From exploring the beautiful outdoors, to getting hands-on with a stunt driving experience, plan some special festivities or give the perfect gift to thrill-seeking friends and family.

Bywell Shooting Ground 

If you’re looking for something a little different, where your skills of concentration and focus can be put to the test, then look no further than Bywell Shoot Ground. Enjoy a fun day out at this Morpeth-based shooting ground which offers tutorials and coaching for a range of skill levels, from novice, to clay and game shooters. Add a dose of healthy competition this Christmas and enjoy a shared lesson with a friend or family member and learn the ropes together. This alternative activity can be the perfect gift too. 

Bywell Farm, Morpeth NE65 9QQ
01670 787827
bywellshootingground.co.uk


Northumberland National Park 

With a range of different festive activities taking place in and around Northumberland National Park, you’re really spoilt for choice. If you’re into crafts and creativity head to The Sill where you can embrace your artistic talents by making your own willow angel or Christmas wreath. If adventure and sport is more your scene, join in the Mission Imp-ossible festive fun run at Walltown Country Park on 21st December. There’s even Santa’s workshop for the kids to visit and hear about the heart-warming tale of Effie Brightbuttons. Meet the elves and hear stories and songs before you make your very own wooden Christmas decorations at the workshop. 

northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk 
01434 605555

Paul Swift 

Fancy a day of thrill-seeking fun? Paul Swift offers exactly that with their stunt driving and stunt ride experiences. Whether you love cars or are just after an extra dose of excitement this Christmas these adrenaline-filled master classes delivered by a team of professional stunt drivers will get your heart pumping. Not only are the Paul Swift experiences a great day out, they also make great Christmas gifts – learn how to handbrake parallel park, tackle the art of drifting and take on the slalom time trial course, or hold on tight for a series of stunning stunt driving moves performed by qualified members of the Precision Driving Team. 

Darlington DL1 9BT
01325 247554 
paulswift.com 


Experience Wakefield

Returning for a second year, Light Up is back in Wakefield until 5th December with buildings across the district being lit up with bright colours to coincide with the start of the festive season. Look out for the Artwalk Wakefield featuring five new light-themed workshops. A trip to Santa’s Grotto is also a must this festive season. The man himself with will be at Harpins at Ackworth Garden Centre alongside his trusty elves to hand out some gifts to the kids after they have followed the reindeer trail looking for Santa’s missing reindeer. Finish the day by warming up with some festive treats in the café. 

01924 305 569
experiencewakefield.co.uk 

Uniquely Local 

From gin making to glamping, spiced rum creation classes and a go green natural cosmetic experience, this Yorkshire-based experience company has something to appeal to everyone. Create some special Christmas memories by booking an experience day to remember. The alpaca walking near York is the perfect day out for both kids and adults – meet the alpacas and learn how to look after them before taking one of the super-soft and curious animals for a gentle stroll in the stunning Hambleton Hills. 

0800 7720825
uniquelylocal.co.uk 


Joe Laws Photography 

Professional and award-winning photographer, Joe Laws is widely known for his magical enchanted fairy photoshoots, as well as his extreme versatility in photographing weddings, models and portraits in a variety of locations. Purchase a gift voucher either for yourself or for a loved one where you can create a cherished memory with an experienced photographer who holds a Fellowship of the prestigious Master Photographers Association. Joe also works with dogs too – so if you want to capture your puppy in their early years, Joe will create a magical set to represent the moment perfectly. 

34 Boyd Street, Newburn, Newcastle NE15 8LU
07762 817584
joelaws.co.uk 


Experience Halifax 

If you’re looking for the perfect place to get all your Christmas shopping done, head to Halifax. The vibrant cultural scene as well as some really unique attractions like the stunning Piece Hall, are just some of highlights in Halifax, but there are also a range of interesting shops where you can discover the perfect Christmas gifts for all your friends and family. Can’t decide which gift to get? Experience Halifax offer a gift card which is the ideal solution. Over 80 businesses in Halifax accepts the gift cards so there will be something for everyone.

01422 413012
discoverhalifax.co.uk

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