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With warnings circulating that the UK will experience its coldest winter in 30 years. What better time to consider an alternative Christmas holiday? Taking a festive break with the family can make the season even more magical. The question is, where should you head to for the best alternative breaks?
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Here, you’ll discover some of the best alternative Christmas holiday ideas for the family you’ll want to consider.
Spend time with elephants in Thailand
If you really want to do something different as a family this Christmas, why not spend time with elephants in Thailand? If you head to Chiang Mai, you’ll be able to visit the Elephant Nature Park where you’ll get to help bathe and feed the elephants. The kids will love this and it’s a great way to spend the festive season.
European cycling holidays
If you don’t want to travel too far for your festive break, taking a European cycling holiday could be a good alternative. Some parts of Europe remain mild and even hot throughout the winter months. This makes it a great choice for those seeking short-haul adventure holidays.
With cycling holidays, you get to explore cities in a unique way. You’ll get to explore more hidden parts of the destination than you would in a car or on public transportation. Of course, it’s also a great way to help you and the family stay in shape over the festive season too.
Visit Santa in Lapland
If you quite like the idea of a snowy Christmas, heading to Lapland is a great choice. It can be pretty expensive, but if you can afford it, you’ll definitely find it worthwhile. The kids will love getting to meet Santa and his reindeers.
There’s also a lot more to Lapland than Santa. You’ll find a great range of adventure style activities on offer such as husky sleigh rides, snowmobile safaris and skiing. You could also potentially see the stunning Northern lights while you’re here.
Trekking in Nepal
Finally, if you and the family want to escape Christmas entirely, trekking in Nepal is ideal. The festive season will feel a world away once you arrive in this largely Hindu populated destination. Choose to take the family on a trek through the Himalayan foothills from Kathmandu. You can also head to the Chitwan National Park where you’ll get to see wildlife such as Bengal tigers and rhinos.
As you can see, there’s a lot of different ways you and the family can spend Christmas this year. Whether you’re looking to enjoy some winter sun or immerse yourself in the festivities of Lapland, there’s something on the list above to match your preferences.