My posts seem to have a bit of a food theme at the moment …must be the time of year! Do you always eat your scones with cream and jam? Maybe now would be the time to experiment a bit! How about trying some of these?
Who said you can’t have scones for Christmas dinner?! Smoked salmon & dill canapé to get the taste buds going, butternut squash & pancetta soup to start, then turkey, sage and onion main or a veggie option of stilton & cranberry. Finally, the piece de resistance, mince pie or Christmas cake for sweet. These have been made by Rob at Dunwich Heath after we set him the challenge to knock up some Christmas themed scones, we think you’ll agree he’s done rather well!
Eat Wild in Cirencester in now serving their game inspired Christmas menu. In the evening you can choose from a wide range of dished including Spatchcocked Partridges with a Pickled Pear Salad or Local Pheasant Kiev Stuffed with Cranberry and Caramelised Red Onion. Or why not try the Pheasant and Chorizo bangers and mash? The pudding menu includes mince pie puree donuts with pine sugar and brnady ice cream and chocolate orange cheesecake. You may need to start with one and then enjoy the next!
Each year the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's Santa Specials are a really popular part of the Christmas season for many families. Visitors are able to travel from Cheltenham to Winchcombe station by steam train where they visit Santa and his elves in the Christmas grotto. No visit to Santa would be complete without a present for the children and mince pies and warm drinks all round (the mince pies are made to the railway's own recipe!)
Booking is essential – head across to www.gswr.com for more details
The Bird and Deer Park at Prinknash has been listed as one of the top five places to see Christmas Lights in the UK by Huffington Post. The park is famous for it's wildfowl and at Christmas they put on a spectacular light show flooding the park in coloured light. If you've never seen a pink swan gliding by this is your chance!
As well as the lights, Santa will be visiting, and children will be able to see him in a beautifully decorated grotto. There's also a Nativity Scene and creative activities for children to enjoy.
This special Christmas event is on each weekend in December and from 19th – 24th December.