If you have older children or a toddler as well as a baby, here a few Christmas attractions that are suitable for the whole family...


1. National Trust - The NT puts on Christmas trails, Santa's grottos and storytelling over the festive period. Have a look at www.nationaltrust.org.uk for your local events.

2. Kew Gardens, South West London - A mile long illuminated trail of Xmas wonders will give your baby their first taste of Christmas magic. Including decorated trees, holly bushes and fountains plus a personalised Santa's grotto experience for older children. Visit their website for more info.

3. Fairytales after dark, Olympic Park, Stratford, London - A mixture of puppetry, stories and music provides lots of stimulation for your baby if you want to take an oldr child for a fun evening experience. Check out their website.

4. Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London - open until 3 January 2015 from 10am to 10pm, Winter Wonderland has rides, attractions, a Christmas market, themed bars, restaurants and street food and live music.  Visit their website.