Forest Holidays

Christmas holidays & breaks in the UK

Make Christmas one to remember

Spend Christmas holidays in the forest. Be quick, last breaks remaining!

Bring your loved ones together in the great outdoors and spend your festive holiday in the fresh forest air. With plenty of space to relax, special added extras and a beautiful backdrop just waiting to be explored, this is sure to be your most magical Christmas yet.


Christmas break durations 2021

Four festive options to choose from

  • 3 nights

    Fri 24th - Mon 27th Dec

    Breaks starting from £915

    7 nights

    Mon 20th - Mon 27th Dec

    Breaks starting from £1,560

  • 4 nights

    Mon 20th - Fri 24th Dec

    Breaks starting from £645

    7 nights

    Fri 24th - Fri 31st Dec

    Breaks starting from £1,940

What’s included with our Christmas breaks

Step a world away, step into Forest Feeling

  • Christmas hamper

    Available on breaks: 20th-27th, 24th-27th & 24th-31st Dec 2021

    Festive quiz

    Available from: 15th Nov - 16th Dec 2021. Days & times vary by location

  • Christmas tree

    Available on breaks: 17th, 20th & 24th Dec 2021

    Post box for letters to Santa

    Available from: 15th Nov - 16th Dec 2021

Create special holiday moments in a cosy cabin complete with bubbling hot tub and incredible forest views

  • 1-8 guests
    1-4 bedrooms
    Golden Oak

    Spend time together in nature with our Golden Oak cabins. Fire up the barbecue for a festive feast or enjoy some well-earned downtime next to the log burner as you ease into the holiday season.

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove

    Gas barbecue

  • 1-2 guests
    1 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Hideaway

    A romantic cabin for two, perfect for honeymoons and secluded weekends away. Chilled prosecco and treats included on arrival.

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove


  • 1-10 guests
    5 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Treehouse

    A treehouse nestled in the forest (with an extra bedroom across a rope bridge). Perfect for family get-togethers or a break away with friends. Sleeps up to 10.

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove

    Gas barbecue

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How you could spend your Christmas holiday in the forest

Who are you bringing with you?

  • Christmas with young kids

    Decorate your real Christmas tree together before a splash in the outdoor hot tub. Tuck into pizza packages and snuggle up to watch a blockbuster on Christmas Eve. Pre-book bikes for a Boxing Day ride through the forest.

  • Christmas as a couple

    Clink glasses together in front of the fire on Christmas Eve. Enjoy a Christmas Day pub lunch followed by a leisurely walk-through nature. Complete your getaway with a romantic evening in package. Perfect.

  • Christmas with older kids

    Enjoy welcome hamper treats on arrival and stargaze from the hot tub together on Christmas Eve. Celebrate the big day with cosy chats around the log burner. Zoom high above the treetops at Go Ape or blow out the cobwebs with an archery session.

  • Christmas as a group

    Kick-start the festivities with a bottle of fizz and curry night delivery. Spend those lazy afternoons catching up with each other in hot tub. Complete your long weekend with relaxing in-cabin spa treatments.

Pre-bookable festive extras

Christmas activities for everyone

  • The Snowman & The Snowdog self led trail

    Wrap up warm and wander through the winter forest on a trail inspired by the magical story of The Snowman and the Snowdog, the sequel to Raymond Briggs' much-loved classic The Snowman.

    Follow the map and answer clues to reveal a special prize and see the forest in all its seasonal glory. Look out for wildlife, enjoy the crisp winter weather and let your imagination run wild. The ultimate festive fun.

    • From £7.95 per person. One prize per completed trail.
    • Available to book from 1st November 2021 - 6th January 2022*
    • Add the trail to your booking and it will be ready for your arrival.
    • Excludes Beddgelert, Snowdonia.

    *If taking part on Christmas Day, please note there will be restricted opening hours at the Forest Retreat/Hub which varies by location

  • Merry little Christmas party

    You're invited to a spectacular festive party at the Forest Retreat. Snack on tasty Christmas goodies, join in with crafts, competitions, games and dance to classic festive tunes.

    • From £12.95 per person. 
    • Available to book from Monday 15th November 2021 - Monday 24th January 2022*
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activity takes place in the Forest Retreat/Hub.
    • Excludes Beddgelert, Snowdonia.

    * Please note activities are not available on Christmas Day

  • In-cabin entertainment & Movie night treats

    Relax and unwind over the holiday season with a marathon of movies or sports entertainment. Perfect with movie night treats. Evenings don’t get much better with this.

    In-cabin entertainment from £45:

    • Premium Wifi for all devices, stream on demand TV and films in HD.
    • Unlimited access to movies including new releases & all your favourite Sky Sports channels.

    Movie night treats from £15:

    • Giant Rocky Road chocolate slab, Large tub of local ice cream, Large bag of sweet popcorn or two smaller bags with salt and sweet and a Large bag of Manomasa Tortilla chips.
    • Delivered to your cabin ready for your arrival. 

What's on over Christmas

Find plenty to do at our forest locations or nearby in the local area

  • Things to do on location

    Build dens and toast marshmallows with your Forest Ranger. Explore the forest trails by bike or unwind at the Forest Retreat with Christmas Crafts and a hot drink. Delish.

  • Things to do nearby

    Wrap up warm and soak up the festive atmosphere at nearby Ice Rinks. Build up the excitement with a visit to Santa. Shop local for family gifts and finish with tasty treats at the Christmas markets.

What's on this winter in Gloucestershire

Don't miss out, cabins selling fast

Spectacle of light trail at Sudeley Castle & Gardens: 26th November - 30th December 2021.

Malvern Winter Glow: four festive experiences: 12th November 2021 - 9th January 2022.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway: Santa train: 4th - 24th December 2021. 

Everyman Theatre Christmas Pantomime: 26th November 2021 - 8th January 2022. 

Winter wander trail at Berrington Hall: 4th December 2021 - 2nd January 2022. 

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What's on this winter in Nottinghamshire

Limited cabin availability at Sherwood Forest

Illuminated trail at Rufford Abbey: 28th October – 14th November 2021.

Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2021: Dates coming soon...

Christmas trail at Wollaton Hall: 26th November - 9th January 2022.

Mansfield Christmas Market: 27th November - 22nd December 2021.

Nottingham Playhouse Christmas pantomine: 3rd December 2021 - 15th January 2022.

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Christmas at Delamere Forest, Cheshire

With lots going on in the local area it's the perfect time to visit our newest location. Make this Christmas that little bit special.

Book now, Delamere Forest is filling up fast

Chester Christmas market - 18th November - 22nd December 

Santa Sunday lunch - 5th December

Christmas after-dark illuminated trail - 26 November - 31 December

Christmas at Dunham Massey - 19 November - 2 January 2022

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Other seasonal breaks you might like

Get ahead and get together for 2022

  • New Year's Eve

    Breaks starting from £995

    Valentine's Day

    Breaks starting from £645

  • January

    Breaks starting from £360

    February half-term

    Breaks starting from £770

Find your #ForestFeeling this Christmas 🎄

Spending your winter break in a cosy cabin beneath the stars? Tag us in your festive celebrations and forest adventures.

Frequently asked questions

Where are the best locations for a Christmas break?

All of our locations offer an enchanting base for your Christmas break in the forest. Whether you choose a cabin situated near the shores of Loch Long in Scotland, a cabin surrounded by snow-capped mountains in Wales, or opt for a cabin close to the Cornish coast there’s something for everyone on a Christmas break in the forest.

What is open over Christmas at Forest Holidays?

All of our facilities are open over the festive period. Our Forest Retreat/Hub, restaurant, café, and bar will be open with festive opening hours so don’t forget to check on arrival. In-cabin delivery is also available throughout the festive season, with the exception of Christmas Day.

Can we have a Christmas tree in our cabin?

Nothing beats the smell of a real Christmas tree. If you’re staying with us for breaks commencing 17th, 20th, and 24th December 2021 a Christmas trees will be waiting for you inside your cabin on arrival. If you’re staying on a pre-Christmas break, you’ll be able to add a Christmas tree to your booking, subject to availability. Add this to your booking via my account and it will be delivered to your cabin ready for your arrival.

What festive activities are available?

For breaks over Christmas Day you will receive a Christmas hamper and Christmas tree inside your cabin. There will also be a festive quiz in the Forest Retreat/Hub and a post box to send those all-important letters to Santa. Activities vary by location and availability are yet to be confirmed.