All the excitement and preparation for Christmas means it often flies by in a haze before you have had a chance to do anything. But for those days where you find yourself at a loose end, have a look at these websites for some great winter activity ideas.
Check out www.nationaltrust.org.uk, especially the ‘Visit’ and ‘What’s on near you’ sections, which are crammed full of great ideas for activities. With everything from art exhibitions to walking events, tea rooms to Christmas markets, there really is something for everyone.
You can find more ideas at www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo. Search the site by town, county or postcode, and it will show all the events in your area. Featuring activities like local guided walks, talks on fascinating subjects like astronomy, and even sports courses for everything from golf and judo to skiing and tennis!
If you would like to embrace the arts this winter by taking in a production at the theatre or enjoy a comedy show, or maybe visiting a music event or listening to an insightful talk, then have a look at www.list.co.uk for some great ideas.