Enchanting and whimsical, Christmas markets are becoming ever more popular each year and the demand is being met.
Below we’ve compiled the top Christmas markets taking place across the UK for 2018 within driving distance of our campsites, perfect for a day out.
Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market
Where? Birmingham City Centre, use the postcode B1 1BD
When? 15th November - 23rd December 2018
What? Expect one of the best German Christmas Markets in the country with well over 180 stalls, selling all kinds of festive gifts and treats.
31 minute drive from Kingsbury Water Park Club Site
Chatsworth House Christmas Market
Where? Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP
When? 16th November – 4th December 2018
What? Instantly get into the Christmas spirit with the backdrop of the stunning, stately, Chatsworth House. Step into the enchanting winter wonderland and enjoy over 100 stalls offering Christmas gifts, decorations, crafts, homeware and food.
46 minute drive from our Teversal Club Site
Cheltenham Christmas Market
Where? The Promenade, town centre, GL50 1NN
When? 22nd November - 15th December 2018
What? Traders from around the world are set to showcase the best foodie fun their retrospective country's have to offer. Expect goods from around the world, from bespoke craft items to the best seasonal Christmas treats.
27 minute drive from our Winchcombe Club Site
Chester Christmas Market
Where? Chester Town Centre. CH1 3NT
When? 16th November - 22nd December 2018
What? Shoppers can expect a truly magical experience, with over 70 traditional wooden chalets all wrapped around a twinkling Christmas Tree.
25 minute drive from our Delamere Forest Club Site
Christmas Market at Leeds Castle
Where? Leeds Castle, ME17 1PL
When? 24 and 25 Nov, 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th December 2018
What? Visit the Christmas market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the spectacular Castle and you wont be disappointed. Meet the reindeer and watch the birds of prey before enjoying fairground attractions, craft, food and gift stalls.
47 minute drive from our Canterbury Club Site
Exeter Christmas Market
Where? Exeter Cathedral Green, EX1 1HS
When? 15th November - 16th December 2018
What? The heart of the city will be bought to life with a mix of great food, seasonal crafts and goods from around the world. Overlooked by the stunning Exeter Cathedral, this is a great shopping spot for the festive season.
54 minute drive from our Tavistock Club Site
Oxford Christmas Market
Where? Broad Street, OX1 3AS
When? 7th December - 22nd December 2018
What? Visit the city of dreaming spires with the sound of singing choirs and smell of mulled wine floating through the air. Market traders will be offering handmade gfts, colourful decorations and a truly magical Christmas experience.
13 minute drive from our Oxford Club Site
Salisbury Christmas Market
Where? Guildhall Square, SP1 1JH
When? 29th November - 23rd December 2018
What? Over 75 chalets offering everything from delicious food to the finest Christmas crafts. Beautiful, historic and festive, Salisbury Christmas Market showcases some of the most unique finds.
16 minute drive from our Salisbury Club Site
St Albans Christmas Market
Where? Outside St Albans Cathedral, AL1 1BY
When? Friday 30th November to Saturday 22nd December 2018. Closed Mondays
What? St Albans is famous for its market which has run for over 1,000 years. This winter you'll find up to 60 traditional wooden chalets jam packed with Christmas gifts, surrounded by the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree.
York's St Nicholas Fayre
Where? York City Centre, YO1 7HH
When? 15th November – 23rd December 2018
What? St Nicholas Fair will fill the streets with festive wooden chalets and twinkling lights up until Christmas Eve. Selling unique jewellery, homewares, crafts and lots of yummy food, this event is great for the whole family.
Christmas Markets abroad
If you're looking for something completely different, then why not take a look at our Christmas Markets tour abroad. You'll camp in the Netherlands and enjoy trips to see the festive delights of Belgium and Germany - find out more.