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Christmas at Forest Holidays with The Snowman™ and The Snowdog

Bring your favourite story to life in the forest this year 8 September 2020

We’re excited to reveal that Forest Holidays is creating some unforgettable festive experiences in the forest with The Snowman and The Snowdog, in partnership with Penguin Random House Children’s.  Here’s how you can celebrate with us and ensure that Christmas 2020 is your most incredible yet. 

Experience the natural magic of the forest 

As you get deeper and deeper into the forest, something magical happens - you begin to see the world through the eyes of a child. A bundle of sticks becomes an epic fort. A tree becomes a fairytale castle. And a pile of snow combined with a pair of socks becomes a real life Snowdog scampering through the woodland. 

The excitement in the air becomes even more tangible at Christmas, as the leaves twinkle with frost and crisp evenings give way to clear starry nights. This naturally makes the forest the perfect location for a festive celebration - and means you can bring the magic of The Snowman and The Snowdog into your everyday life. 

In winter our 10 locations are transformed into a wonderland that’s perfect for a cheeky Snowdog. With lanterns and lights that spark your imagination, festive fun is guaranteed.

Whether you’re holidaying with little ones or just want to feel like a ‘big kid’ again, spend some time together in the forest this Christmas. 


Find out why time in the forest is good for you 



Add some festive nostalgia to your celebrations 

Watching The Snowman and it’s heartwarming sequel The Snowman and The Snowdog is part of everyone’s Christmas traditions. Raymond Briggs’ timeless creation signals the countdown to Christmas morning and brings people of all ages together. 

Stay with us this Christmas and create new memories with your entire family. And feel the magic of The Snowman and The Snowdog as you explore the forest together. You can even bring your own furry friend along on a pet-friendly holiday too. 

Join in with The Snowman and The Snowdog self-led trail, or book a winter-themed afternoon tea your family will always remember. 

Perfect if you need something wonderful to look forward to. 


Discover winter breaks in the forest



Spend time together under the stars

Searching for the ultimate winter family break? An easy forest staycation suits all types of setups from reunions with extended family to quiet celebrations with a select few. 

Our ‘unpackaged’ escapes mean you can do Christmas your way, whatever family looks like to you. Whether that’s filling your days with trips to local Christmas markets or simply exploring the winter forest at your feet. 

Slow down and ease into the season with a soak in the hot tub or savour the excitement of sleeping in the forest on Christmas Eve. Your secluded woodland cabin makes a cosy base for any kind of Christmas getaway. 

With minced pies and mulled wine on check-in, a real Christmas tree in your cabin and a welcome hamper containing products from Booths, you’ll have everything you need to make each moment feel extra special. 


Find out about Christmas in the forest



To get started on your winter staycation simply choose your cabin, select your activities and look forward to Christmas with The Snowman and The Snowdog. 

About The Snowman™ and The Snowdog
Originally published in 1978, The Snowman, created and illustrated by Raymond Briggs, has become one of the world’s most popular children’s books.  Available in 15 languages it has sold in excess of 5.5 million copies worldwide.  Adapted for screen by producer John Coates, the Oscar-nominated animation launched on Channel 4 in its inaugural year in 1982 and has been repeated every Christmas since.  The heartwarming sequel, The Snowman and The Snowdog, premiered on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve 2012 and was seen by over 10 million people over the festive period.   The Snowman brand enjoys an international audience with global broadcast of the sequel, consumer products, publishing and immersive family experiences.
Snowman Enterprises Limited (SEL) is a Penguin Random House owned company.