CHRISTMAS AT KEW GARDENS
22nd November - 1st January 2018
Magical at any time of year, this world-famous botanic garden outdoes itself at Christmas. Expect illuminated trails around the gardens and promenades,
an underwater light display and a forest of singing trees. Rich pickings include mulled cider, roasted chestnuts and other festive offerings, with a Victorian
fairground for the little ones.
PADSTOW CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
7th - 10th December 2017
Padstow's historic harbour plays host to one of the UK's largest free food festivals, celebrating its ten year anniversary this year. Boasting demos from
a plethora of top chefs including Angela Hartnett, Michael Caines and Rick Stein; this is a foodie's paradise. Work up an appetite in the charity Santa run,
stock up on artisan goods and see out the weekend in style with a spectacular firework showdown.
GIN FESTIVAL HARROGATE
8th - 9th December 2017
Get in the spirit of Christmas with a juniper-fuelled weekend in Harrogate. Whether you're a self-taught expert or a complete be-ginner,
get ready to learn with masterclasses from industry professionals. Few things are more satisfying than a well garnished G&T and the organisers
ensure that you aren't left wanting. Expect live music, a cocktail bar and even a gin glass to take home with you.
BAKED HONEYCOMB PUDDINGS
Serves: 4. Preperation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes
At this time of year, it's easy to feel like you're in a state of perpetual fullness with rich meals lurking around every corner. Luckily, there's always room
for dessert. In his book 'New Classics', Marcus Wareing puts his own spin on time honoured recipes that are classics for a good reason.
Wickedly indulgent and in bite sized portions, these festive fancies are a guaranteed crowd pleaser.