Free Time with the Kids Christmas Guide

I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I don’t put the decorations up too early, but they do always go up the first weekend of December. It’s a particularly busy time for the Free Time with the Kids blog because I’ll be doing loads of Christmas activities with the kids. This year we have a real mix of Christmas beliefs from the kids. Smallest Child gets very excited about Santa but doesn’t really know what it’s all about. Middle Child still very much believes. Biggest Child knows the truth but still loves all things Christmas. This page pulls together all of my different what’s on guides, reviews of individual events and some of my festive musings. There’s a what’s on guide for each of the four counties; Bucks, Beds, Oxon and Herts.

There’s one other Christmas tradition I’d like to tell you about. Every year we get our letters from Santa from the NSPCC. There’s a suggested £5 donation which goes directly to the NSPCC. We’ve had letters from them for the past few years and they’re really beautiful. I highly recommend them! Order your letters here.

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Christmas what’s on guides

2020 version now live

Family friendly Christmas events – Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire

Christmas events in Hertfordshire | Free Time with the Kids
£1 per child
There’s a slightly different version of elf school for 2020 but here’s our review from last year

Free Time with the Kids Christmas Blogs

Here are some blogs that I’ve written about Christmas in previous years. Please note that some of the activities mentioned are pre-covid and so may no longer be correct. Disclaimer – Before anyone starts getting cross with me for ruining Christmas please read the blog about Santa, not just the title. I’m not telling the kids before they ask me, I’m in no rush for the kids to grown up, it’s just a really nice way to answer the dreaded question “Mummy, is Santa real?”

Free Time with the Kids | How to answer "is Santa real?"
Free Time with the Kids | Christmas experiences gift guide

Hi, I’m Vicky. My husband and I live in Aylesbury with our three children; a 10 year old son, an 8 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I (mostly) love spending time together as a family. We visit all kinds of places and we’re quite happy to drive a fair distance for a decent day out. A few years ago I decided to set up Free Time with the Kids as a way to share our experiences of these family days out. You know, the essential information you need to know before your visit that can be surprisingly hard to find out. Where do I park? How much will it cost me to get in? Are there any discounts available? Are there loos? Can I take a picnic or get food? My aim is to be your go-to guide for all your free and cheap family days out across Bucks, Beds, Oxon, Herts & slightly beyond. I really hope you find the reviews helpful. If there’s anywhere that you’d recommend please get in touch or get in touch via Facebook