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Swanage Christmas Markets 2018

Date: 3rd November 2018
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes

Enjoy the picturesque Swanage seafront views whilst immersing yourself in Christmas themed activities, while enjoying a holiday at our Wareham Forest location…

Fancy heading to the South Coast for a pre-Christmas break? Then what better way to spend some time away but in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the Jurassic Coast. Soak up those panoramic sea views and breathe in the fresh crisp air whilst enjoying a bit of festive shopping. There’s plenty of Christmas events both in and around Swanage for you to get into the spirit of Christmas, take a look at our top picks below…

Santa Specials: Swanage Railway

When: 1st Dec – 24th Dec / Where: Swanage Railway, BH19 1HB / Times: Times & Prices Vary on Booking. / Booking Essential Call Now: 01929 425800

Get in the festive spirit with a fabulous steam train ride with Swanage Railway’s Santa Special journeys, where you’ll get to meet Father Christmas himself! Tickets includes a festive present for each child to enjoy, as well as delicious seasonal refreshments for the adults along for the trip. There are a few different options for the Santa train journeys to chose from, including the Carol Trains, a Christmas Belle and delicious Christmas Luncheons. You will be sure to have a wonderful time on a steam train journey with the jolly man himself.

Swanage Christmas Market

When: 8th Dec / Where: Station Road, BH19 1DF / Times: 10am – 4pm / Prices: Free

This traditional market is the perfect location to fully immerse yourself in the joy of Christmas. Just a short walk from our Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park, this popular market is hosted each year and provides the perfect old fashioned Victorian Christmas Market in the heart of Swanage town centre. So wrap yourselves up warm and head out and get those important gifts for you loved ones!

Putlake Farm Christmas Market

When: 24th Nov / Where: Putlake Adventure Farm, BH19 3EU / Times: 1pm – 5pm / Prices: Adult £7.95, Child £7.95

The popular family attraction will become Santa’s grotto for the day and you’ll be in festive heaven! Stroll around the stalls and browse the local produce on offer, as well as some beautiful handmade crafts, as well as trees, wreaths and delicious mulled wine to keep you warm. The children will love meeting Santa in his grotto, with each child receiving a small gift from the jolly man himself.

12 Days of Christmas Castle Quest

Photo credits: Tallguyuk

When: 1st Dec – 6th Dec / Where: Corfe Castle, BH20 5EZ / Times: 10:30am – 3:30pm / Prices: Adult £10.50, Child £5.30

Head to the historic castle and enjoy the fabulously festive family quest available! Search the castle and the grounds for the cleverly hidden shields all around, and get stuck in with the Christmas-themed quest for all the family to enjoy!

So make sure you book a luxury Dorset break to our picturesque Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat today! All of our luxury self-catering accommodation provides the idyllic place to lay down your head after a busy day Christmas shopping!

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