The Winter Village at Battersea Power Station

What to do between Christmas and New Year

What to do between Christmas and New Year

7 ideas for festive fun and getting out in the fresh air…

Head to a Winter Village

Battersea Power Station’s winter village (pictured top) is open until 3 January and features festive food and drinks and rides in a magical setting. Check website for times.

Explore a garden

Done Richmond Park? Strolled along the river? Head to Painshill Park in Cobham packed with follies and glorious views. And see if you can spot where Bridgerton was filmed! Open daily, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Mulled wine on a winter terrace

Head to 144 on the Hill in Richmond where you can curl up among the twinkling lights and warm up with a fondue with your nearest and dearest. Ongoing.

Go ice skating

Hampton Court Palace provides a stunning backdrop for a glide around the ice. Open until 9 January.

See the lights

Illuminature at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes is running until 9 January. This gorgeous trail features rainfall lights, light tunnels and even responsive lily pads.

Take a walk

Some of our favourite local winter walks include Home Park where you can stroll along the Long Walk with Hampton Court in the background, and across Wimbledon Common when the frost carpets the grass.

Admire a view

Take a steaming flask of hot chocolate or mulled wine and head up on high to enjoy great views over Surrey. Try Box Hill or King Henry’s Mound in Richmond Park. Here’s our top picks of walks with views.