The Not To Be Missed Hidden Gems For A Perfect Wintry Day Out

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Brave the cold weather with these fantastic go-to destinations for family fun!

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Hunt out the woollen scarves, grab your gloves and head off on a fantastic day out this winter!

Whether you want relive the magic of Harry Potter, ice skating, a wander round a royal palace or a budget friendly woodland walk, there's something for everyone! 

Take a peek as some of our not-to-be-missed gems in London, Kent and East Sussex... 

Feed your curiosity in the Horniman Museum

For a quirky museum experience swap the Natural History Museum or the nearby Science Museum for the Horniman Museum - a treasure trove of anthropological curiosities located not too far from West Dulwich station. 

Tempt your tastebuds at The Good Shed in Canterbury

Once you've explored the Cathedral, sampled the sweet treats at The Fudge Kitchen and visited the creepy Old Weaver's House, you'll probably be in the mood for some grub! The Good Shed has a menu that changes twice daily using local ingredients from the nearby farmer's market, so you'll know it's as fresh as possible. 

Relive the magic with the Harry Potter 'Tour for Muggles'

Fans of Hogwarts shouldn't miss this chance to retrace the steps of the 'Boy who Lived'! This fab walking tour starts near London Bridge and your guide will take you to key locations from the books and films revealing behind-the-scenes secrets every step of the way. Grab your magic wand and book before spaces sell out... 

Go green fingered with Christmas at Kew Gardens

Wander this one mile sparkling path though Kew Gardens and prepare to be dazzled by brightly coloured laser beams, a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden and fairytale avenues of flora. Santa and his elves will be camped out in the North Pole village, with vintage rides, Christmas gifts and traditional festive fare also on-hand to keep you entertained. 


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Experience 700-years of history at Hever Castle, Kent

This incredible double-moated 13th century castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. This winter, Hever Castle is celebrating the history of pantomime in Once Upon A Castle - a wonderful walking tour both inside and out. Prepare to hear 'he's behind you!' A LOT... 


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Be entertained at the Medway Little Theatre in Rochester 

Described as a 'Jewel of a Theatre', this is the perfect place to see a fantastic show when it's cold and miserable outside. This season's line-up includes a version of family classic 'Oliver', so don't leave it too long to book your tickets! 

Take a break in Granary Square, St Pancras

This tucked away square is situated right on Regent's Canal and boasts a fantastic water feature, coffee shops, restaurants and a calm atmosphere to beat the bustling crowds! If your feet are aching from too much shopping this is definitely the place to unwind. 

What are your favourite winter hidden gems? Let everyone know below...