Twixmas; that time of year between the big day and New Year. It’s usually a little sleepy, but we recommend that you get out and about and enjoy everything Cheshire has on offer. So seize the opportunity and take a relaxing break in luxurious surroundings, dine from some of the finest restaurants around (and let someone else worry about the washing up!), take an extra special day out, get a head start on the sales and wander some of Cheshire’s glorious walking routes. We’ve put together some ideas for a special Twixmas to get you started so the festive magic can go on that little bit longer!

Take a break from your surroundings

Cheshire has some of the finest hotels around and Twixmas could be the perfect time to take a break from your surroundings and experience what’s on offer. With festive offers to take advantage off, you can make your Twixmas a little bit more magical in some truly stunning locations. Here’s a selection of our favourites:

Shrigley Hall – Relish Winter Break

Imagine snuggling up in a Victorian country manor in the Peak District this Winter. Now stop imagining - pack your bags and be sure to include an appetite and a sense of adventure... The Relish Winter Break includes: 2 nights in a classic double room, drinks voucher on arrival, £25 per person dinner allowance on the first night, Full English and Continental breakfast each morning, full use of the Gym Facilities (*pool & Spa available at a supplement) and free Wi-Fi & free on-site parking.Shrigley

The Mere Twixmas Getaway

Make the most of your Christmas break with an overnight stay, the perfect interlude between Christmas and New Year from £140.00 per night between Monday 27th and Thursday 30th December. Your package includes: One night’s stay in a Club room and full English breakfast the following morning.

The Mere

Winter Escape at The Pheasant Inn

Escape to the beautiful county of Cheshire this winter to treat yourself to a relaxing break at the charming and rustic Pheasant Inn. Take a crisp countryside walk along the Sandstone Trail, or visit one of the many activities in the area, after which you can enjoy refined pub food in our warm and cosy setting, before retiring to a spotless and well appointed country-style room. The winter escape for two from just £129 includes: An overnight stay in a standard bedroom (room upgrades available), dinner on the evening of your stay (£25 per person allocation towards food and beverage) and a full English breakfast.

The Pheasant Inn

The Park Royal - Twixmas Breaks

Celebrate the festive season this year in the beautiful surroundings of The Park Royal. The Park Royal offers first class service in a tranquil, rural setting. There’s a spa and health club for complete relaxation, 146 beautiful bedrooms, and an AA Rosette restaurant with an outdoor terrace. This Twixmas you can enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast with up to 15% off.

The Park Royal

Twixmas at Crewe Hall Hotel

Make the most out of the festive period with a relaxing one-night break. The perfect way to extend the celebrations post-Christmas, this Twixmas Break include dinner (up to £28 per guest) and breakfast. Whether you want to treat a loved one to a romantic getaway or fancy one last family staycation in 2021, enjoy the most wonderful time of the year at Crewe Hall Hotel. Book for stays between 26 - 30 December & save up to 15% off our Advanced Purchase Rate.

Crewe Hall Hotel

Dine to your hearts content

If you’re done with all the Christmas cooking, why not book to dine at one of Cheshire’s many great restaurants. There’s everything from afternoon tea to sumptuous curated menus. Here are some top picks:

Festive Afternoon Tea at Peckforton Castle

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with our festive-themed afternoon tea. Enjoy a host of seasonal treats and classic Christmas favourites mixed with some modern twists! £22.95 per person or £42.95 to share.

Peckforton Castle

The Mere Boxing Day Afternoon Tea

Relax at the Mere this Boxing Day, with a fantastic Afternoon Tea. This is the perfect opportunity to unwind after a hectic Christmas season and enjoy a selection of fresh finger sandwiches, moreish baked scones and pastries, all served with loose leaf tea or fresh ground coffee.

The Mere festive afternoon tea

Festive Fayre at The Bear’s Paw

Enjoy Christmas Dining in Sandbach this festive season at The Bear’s Paw. Tis’ the season to get together with friends, relatives and work colleagues and celebrate in style with a delicious and tempting Christmas fayre menu. You can enjoy festive food from 26th November to 30th December 2021 (excluding Christmas Day) that’s sure to make your special meal merry and bright at only £24.50 for two courses or £29.50 for three!

The Bear's Paw

Boxing Day at The Hayhurst Arms

Whether you are continuing the festivities or would just like to put your feet up after the entertainment the previous day, The Hayhust Arms have everything covered to help you enjoy Boxing Day. For the special day, they’ve curated a special menu for you to enjoy. You can even take a traditional Boxing Day walk via this walking route.

The Hayhurst Arms

La Boheme Le “Boxing Day”   

La Boheme serve some of the best traditional French cuisine around. So this Twixmas, why not mix things up a little with their Le Boxing Day menu starting at just £35 for two courses.

La Boheme

Have an unforgettable day out

The fun doesn’t have to stop at Christmas Day in Cheshire. There’s lots to keep you and the family entertained, from treetop thrills to pampering spa days. Take a look at some great ideas:

Christmas at The Magical Woodland

With the woodland as a natural backdrop, you will experience a truly magical Christmas experience. This is a walking experience where you will embark on a journey through a 15 acre magical woodland. Make the Christmas magic last longer, with bookings open until 3rd January 2022.

Christmas at The Magical Woodland

Christmas at Dunham Massey

It's the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun at Dunham Massey. Look forward to some together time and make everlasting memories, as you enter beside glittering deer,
discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. Pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden for a moment of reflection, marvel at larger-than-life illuminations and don't forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.

Christmas at Dunham Massey

Christmas at Delamere Forest

Spend time together and create everlasting memories as you wander between the specially chosen illuminations, all choreographed to a soundtrack of Christmas classics. Pause at the flickering flames in the fire garden and don't forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.

Christmas at Delamere Forest

Cinderella at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn

The world’s favourite pantomime Cinderella will arrive at the Brindley Theatre at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday 8 December until 9th January 2022 and we’re inviting you to the Ball!

Cinderella, The Brindley

Sleeping Beauty at Crewe Lyceum

Crewe Lyceum Theatre have announced that comedy and television personality Bobby Davro and X Factor finalist Amelia Lily will star in this year’s Crewe Lyceum pantomime, joined by Cheshire’s best-loved panto dame Malcolm Lord. On until 2nd January 2022.

Sleeping Beauty, Crewe Lyceum

Twixmas at Gulliver's World

The Christmas festive fun will keep going after the big day itself, as the Warrington theme park and resort hosts a special Twixmas pantomime show of Aladdin between Christmas and New Year.

The Aladdin show, featuring everyone's favourite characters like Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the genie, will be put on by the talented entertainment team at Gulliver's World on Wednesday, December 29 and Thursday, December 30.

As experts in entertaining young and old, the panto promises plenty of audience participation, family fun and laughs.

A Twixmas Gold Day Ticket includes entry to the theme park with festive rides and attractions, the magical North Pole Express Experience and the Aladdin panto show with a meal. 

Twixmas at Gulliver's World, Warrington

Tatton Park / One Snowy Night: a Christmas Garden Tale

This festive feel-good family event is based on Nick Butterworth’s much-cherished book ‘One Snowy Night’, where Percy the Park Keeper helps his animal friends escape the cold on a chilly Christmas Eve. Brrrrrr…. you’ll need a trail sheet, winter woollies and a keen eye to spot Percy’s animal friends along the way. Warm up toasting marshmallows by the fire, before heading off to spot

One Snowy Night at Tatton Park

Christmas Adventure Quest at Beeston Castle

Explore Beeston Castle with our family-friendly Christmas adventure quest. Follow the trail to find clues dotted around the castle, and discover fun facts and festive folklore along the way. Until 2nd January 2022.

Christmas Adventure Quest at Beeston Castle

Champneys Spa at Mottram Hall

A spa day at Mottram Hall is the ultimate way to unwind after all the excitement of Christmas. There's no better place to rest and recharge with their brand new luxurious and stylish spa facilities and reviving health and beauty treatments.

Champney's Spa at Mottram Hall

Get some retail therapy after the big day

It’s time to treat yourself. And there’s plenty to satisfy the avid shopper in Cheshire. From big brands to boutiques, there’s something for everyone. We’ve selected some choice offerings for the shopaholic this Twixmas

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

You’re never far from big brands and great savings in Chester as Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is just a short journey away. Get a head start on those sales and continue the festive fun with a visit to the Winter Village and its VIP huts that can be pre booked for one hour for up to 6 people.

Cheshire Oaks

Knutsford

Take a trip to the beautiful town of Knutsford and experience some great shopping from some of Cheshire’s best independents and boutiques.

Knutsford

Macclesfield

Visit treacle town on the edge of the Peak District to get yourself something truly unique from a great range of independent shops.

Macclesfield

Tarporley

Take a stroll down the historic high street in the picturesque village of Tarporley. You’re sure to find something spectacular amongst the great range of independent boutiques.

Tarporley

Frodsham

There’s everything one could want on Frodsham’s high street. In this beautiful and historic town you’ll find a range of independent shops, bistros and inns. You can even wander to Castle Park for a peaceful festive walk.

Frodsham

Macclesfield

Macclesfield boasts bijoux art galleries, great shops and an award winning brass band. Macclesfield is perfectly placed to enjoy a weekend break in the Peak District. Within minutes of the town centre you can escape to the Peak District National Park and enjoy spectacular views across Cheshire. 

Macclesfield

Nantwich

Nantwich is a medieval market town with a modern edge. Situated on the banks of the River Weaver, Nantwich is famous for the medieval timbered buildings dotted around the town. Stroll through the atmospheric streets and visit for bijoux boutiques, antiques dealers and contemporary craft shops.

Nantwich

Take a quintessential Twixmas walk

Take advantage of the glorious Cheshire countryside by going on a quintessentially festive walk. Here are some of our favourite spots:

Delamere Forest

Take in some of the finest forestry Cheshire has to offer at Delamere Forest. There’s a wide range of walking and cycling trails to keep you strolling on your Twixmas walk. On a clear day, head to the top of Old Pale hill to see Cheshire in all its glory.

Delamere Forest

Macclesfield Forest

Lose yourself in Macclesfield Forest this Twixmas. With acres of awe-inspiring woodlands and shimmering reservoirs, you’re sure to find the perfect trail for that festive walk. The forest also has a herd of red deer and various other wildlife which you may encounter on a visit. The reservoirs are home to many species of wildfowl and Trentabank is home to the largest heronry in the Peak District.

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