Christmas Markets with a difference

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 2017. As a bonus they’re all within 45 minutes driving distance to our campsites, some of which are holding their own Christmas events!


Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market 

Where? Birmingham City Centre, use the postcode B1 1BD 

When? 16th Nov - 24th Dec 

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. 

20 minute drive from Kingsbury Water Park Club Site

Explore the Birmingham Frankfurt Market



Chatsworth House Christmas Market Chatsworth Christmas Market

Where? Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP

When? 17th Nov - 5th Dec 

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. 

21 minute drive from our Teversal Club Site

Get into the Christmas spirit at Chatsworth


Cheltenham Christmas Market 

Where? The Promenade, town centre, GL50 1NN

When? 23th Nov - 16th Dec

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. 

20 minute drive from our Winchcombe Club Site 

Discover what Cheltenham Christmas Market has to offer


Chester Christmas Market Chester Christmas Market

Where? Chester Town Centre. CH1 3NT

When? 16th Nov - 20th Dec

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

Visit the twinkling chalets of Chester Christmas Market


Christmas Market at Leeds Castle 

Where? Leeds Castle, ME17 1PL

When? 25th - 26th Nov, 2nd - 3rd Dec, 9th - 10th Dec & 16th - 17th Dec

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.

40 minute drive from our Canterbury Club Site 

Fancy a spot of Christmas Shopping in Leeds Castle?


Exeter Christmas Market Exeter Christmas Market

Where? Exeter Cathedral Green, EX1 1HS

When? 16th Nov - 17th Dec 

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. 

45 minute drive from our Tavistock Club Site

Discover Christmas goods from around the world


Oxford Christmas Market 

Where? Broad Street, OX1 3AS 

When? 7th - 17th Dec 

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 

Join in with the magic of Christmas in Oxford

Salisbury Christmas Market Salisbury Christmas Market

Where? Guildhall Square, SP1 1JH 

When? 23rd Nov - 22nd Dec 

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. 

8 minute drive from our Salisbury Club Site

Enjoy a festive shop near the beautiful Salisbury Cathedral


St Albans Christmas Market 

Where? Outside St Albans Cathedral, AL1 1BY
When? 25h Nov - 23rd Dec
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. 
29 minute drive from our Theobalds Park and Hertford Club sites

Find out more about this 1,000 year old market!


York's St Nicholas FayreYork St Nicholas Christmas Market

Where? York City Centre, YO1 7HH

When? 16th Nov - 22nd Dec 
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.  
29 minute drive from our Boroughbridge Club Site

Enjoy Christmas Festivities named after Santa Himself


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.