Christmas is right around the corner and unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic managed to cancel a lot of our favourite events. 

However, the show must go on and there is still a whole host of festive family fun to be had in the area. 

Here are some of our favourite Christmas events still going ahead in Wiltshire this year:

Roves Farm Christmas Experience 

Swindon Advertiser:

Where: Roves Farm, Swindon, SN6 7GQ

Price: £22.30 for children and £5 for adults.

Date: December 5 to 23

Visitors can go on a journey to meet Father Christmas in his grotto then choose their special gift from the Elves’ Toyshop. 

There are elves who will help children to make their own Reindeer Food ready for Christmas Eve.

In the 'walk-through nativity scene' you can meet the donkeys, alpacas, sheep and goats.

For the admission price, you can also take part in all the usual daily activities and enjoy the outdoor play areas and animal paddocks.

For more information visit the website.

Enchanted Christmas

Swindon Advertiser:

Where: Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, GL8 8QS

Price: £16 for adults and £8 for children.

Date: Until December 21

Just 40 minutes from Swindon you can set out on an adventure through the trees of the arboretum to find the West Pole and experience mesmerising light displays and stunning spectacles along the way.

Meet the elves that help Father Christmas make the toys for the children, come across talking trees and make your way through the Candy Cane Forest on your quest to the West Pole. 

Father Christmas will be located along the woodland trail – he will do a short performance; however, he will not be wandering around the Christmas Village or in a grotto. 

There are only a few more days available that haven't sold out so you will need to be quick.

Pre-booking is essential, this can be done online.

Christmas dinner masterclass

Swindon Advertiser:

Where: Virtual

Price: £15 per device

Dates: Monday December 7 from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Get a head start on your Christmas preparations this year by perfecting some delicious sides and gravy in this online Christmas Dinner cookery class bought to you by The Farm Cookery School.

Once booked they will send you the ingredients and equipment list plus details of how to join the class.

For more information visit The Farm Cookery School.

 Little Robin Redbreast

Where: Salisbury Playhouse, SP2 7RA

Price: Tickets from £10

Dates: December 1 to 27

Little Robin Redbreast is a Christmas show full of magic, laughter, song, dance and surprise for children and their grownups.

The musical is bought to you by Glyn Kerslake and Gareth Machin. 

There are a range of refreshments on offer at The Playhouse including some festive delights.

Visit the website to find out more.

Longleat's Land of Light

Swindon Advertiser:

(Image courtesy of Longleat).

Where: Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch

Price: £36.50 for adults and £27.35 for children for all-in-one tickets.

Dates: Until January 10.

Longleat’s famous Sun Maze and Love Labyrinth will be embellished with LED lighting, mirror balls and atmospheric haze, with trees and topiary hedges, decked out in their own stunning illuminated displays, bringing a wintery shimmer to the historic gardens.

Venture into the 70-metre long sensory tunnel before heading inside The Longhouse for a 360° infinity experience, featuring fully mirrored walls and hundreds of diffracted laser beams in a floor-to-ceiling optical and aural experience.

During the day, you may also enjoy all of Longleat’s animal and adventure attractions, including the Safari Park, Koala Creek, Jungle Kingdom, Jungle Cruise and the iconic Longleat Hedge Maze.

To book tickets visit the website. 

Will you be going to any festive events this year? Let us know in the comments.