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FRI 11 - SUN 13 JAN 2019

Wedding Open Day, Penshurst Place, 13 Jan 
Did someone say Wedding season? Join Penshurst Place on their first Wedding Open Day of 2019 and discover the beautiful 14th century manor house like you’ve never seen it before! Open from 10am – 3pm, you can browse and meet the experts to help make your wedding at Penshurst Place come alive. penshurstplace.com 

Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea at One Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, 1 – 31 Jan

This special themed afternoon tea will have you grinning like a Cheshire Cat! Enjoy an eclectic menu of sweet treats and savoury delights inspired by characters and quirks from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland like Chocolate Playing Cards, Marzipan Mushroom, Raspberry Mousse Cake and Strawberry Panna Cotta. Accompanying finger sandwiches include Alice English Cucumber and Cream Cheese, Smoked Salmon, Egg Mayonnaise, Beef, Rocket and Onion Marmalade, and Ham and Mustard. Wash everything down with Alice’s Exotic potions ‘Drink Me’, ‘Queen of Hearts’, ‘The White Rabbit’ or a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne! onewarwickpark.co.uk

FURTHER AFIELD…

Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason, London, Until 13 Jan

Skate at Somerset House is tying-up with Fortnum & Mason again, London’s most beautiful ice rink. skate Lates features an extra special series of music nights throughout the season with music takeovers from the 90s and Noughties hip-hop and an R&B night. Après-skate, treat yourself at Fortnum’s Alpine-themed Lodge where you can share cheese or chocolate fondues with friends or the family. somersethouse.org.uk

A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic, London, Until 19 Jan

The smash hit of Dickens’ classic adapted by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and directed by Matthew Warchus returns to the Old Vic and this time Stephen Tompkinson stars as Ebenezer Scrooge. This big-hearted and warm production’s unique staging immerses the audience in the story and there’s music and mince pies if you’re still feeling festive. theoldvic.com

Ice Skating at the National History Museum, London, Until 20 Jan

Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter. Whether or not you can skate like Torvill and Dean or Bambi, a visit to the Museum’s Ice Rink is a must-have! Or relax in the Cafe Bar and have a bird’s-eye view of the rink. nhm.ac.uk

Hogwarts in the Snow, Harry Potter Studios, Watford, Until Sun 27 Jan

Hogwarts in the Snow – as regular as Christmas!  The festive makeover sees Christmas trees line the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow covering the majestic Hogwarts castle model. Visitors can touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice. Trust me, your kids will love it. wbstudiotour.co.uk

Compiled by Mollie Manning

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