Weird and Wonderful things to do this Winter:

Christmas is an interesting time of year with weird presents and even weirder family – yet somehow traditional Christmas events tend to be totally traditional.

This year, why not shun the typical and the humdrum? Swerve the Christmas markets and the shopping centres; dodge the queues to see Santa and the packed light switch-ons.

Here, we give you some ideas for events that will leave your friends and followers with major FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) – plus all of these activities are easily accessible via train and public transport.


If you love Karaoke and you love Christmas, Bar Hutte has merged the two, giving us Carol-oke! Carol-oke takes place in Alpine huts across locations in Manchester (9th Nov-31st Dec), Liverpool (16th Nov-1st Jan) and Winter Wonderland, London (22nd Nov-6th Jan).

Book your Carol-oke both here:

Carols Christmas Train Tickets UK


Drakelow Sinister Sunday Ghost Hunt:

Wish it was Halloween again, or looking for a unique Christmas party? Newsflash: ghosts don’t stop at Christmas, do you even remember A Christmas Carol? Drakelow Sinister Sunday Ghost hunts are reported to be terrifying to even the most hardened ghost hunters (Sunday 16th Dec).

Book your ghost hunt here:


Ice Factor:

Do you have what it takes for the Ice Factor? This venue is Scotland’s National Ice Climbing Centre and once you’re good enough you could even climb with a guide in the West Highland Mountains (open 364 days a year excluding Christmas Day).

Book your Ice Climbing session here now!

Ice climb train

Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City:

Architecture firms come together to create a gingerbread city. This year’s theme is ‘Imagining the Future City’: does it look tasty enough for you? This exhibition is shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum (8th Dec-6th January).

Find out more here:

Cheap Trains To London UK Museum

The Stand Christmas Special:

Forget the pantomime, adults deserve a Christmas laugh too! Check out The Stand Christmas Specials, running at all venues, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle from the 10th December some come with the option of a Christmas burger too! (vegetarian option).

For tickets and all other events at The Stand, check their website out!

Burger Cheap Train Fares UK

Die Hard:

End the age-old debate that has divided Twitter: is Die Hard really a Christmas film? Find out for yourself, with numerous showings at Tyneside Cinema Newcastle (8th-20th December) and many other locations across the U.K.

Book your tickets here!

These are just a few of the different events around the U.K this Christmas which one takes your fancy? Click here for train tickets to all of these locations.