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Your perfect guide to the perfect day out!
Your perfect day at Gloucester Quays! The Holiday season is well on its way and Gloucester Quays is taking visitors back in time, to a Dickensian era thanks to its Victorian Christmas Markets and Open-Air Ice Rink which starts on Thursday 14th November. Running until 24 November, the markets are showcasing some of the finest artisan goods from across the region, thanks to some of very best independents being selected from across Gloucestershire to sell their wares. With over 150 stalls on offer, there will be everything to raise the Christmas cheer from delicious roasted chestnuts and award winning gins to handcrafted candles and mulled wine. Transporting you back in time, the market will be brought to life with Victorian street performers, live blacksmith demonstrations and stall holders who will be dressed in Victorian attire. Paired with the stunning back drop of Gloucester Quays and the historic docks, this makes for the perfect trip out. The large Open-Air Ice Rink taking over Orchard Square is the perfect spot for a little fun, encapsulating the romance of winter. Over 450m2, skaters – novice or experienced, will be able to take to the ice from Thursday 14th November until Sunday 5th January. And with the cosy bar right next to the rink, visitors be able to ‘warm their cockles’ with a nice glass of mulled wine whilst watching friends and family on the ice.
Tickets start from £7.40 for children and £9.80 for adults, there are also family passes available at £31 and discounted concessions. The rink will be open every day from the 14th Nov – 5th Jan excluding Christmas Day with sessions available from 12:35 – 21:00 Monday – Friday and 09:50 – 21:00 on Saturdays and 09:50 – 19:00 on Sundays. To find the perfect session and to buy tickets, visit: www.gqchristmas.co.uk The ultimate destination for a great day out – the fun doesn’t stop with the ice rink and markets. With a host of the nation’s favourite brands at up to 70% off, visitors can shop until they drop picking out the perfect Christmas gifts and must-have party outfits for festive season thanks to retailers such as Hugo Boss, Barbour, Joules, Cath Kidston, Ted Baker, The North Face, Nike and Adidas. Gloucester Quays is also home to a superb selection of restaurants and multi-screen cinema, so you can dine out on the perfect festive menus from the likes of Bills, Brewhouse & Kitchen and Cote Brasserie then catch one of the must-see festive movies such as Frozen 2 out on Friday 22nd November. Don’t forget to tag you photo’s of your perfect day out using #Yourperfectchristmas @GloucesterQuays for your chance to win a £100 Gloucester Quays voucher. T&C’s apply, see T&C’s page for more details.