Winter fun in Uxbridge.

Christmas – a time to get creative, cosy and festive!

We have rounded up some of the best winter activities in Uxbridge this December – whether you are looking to get crafty, spend time with the children, or head out on a long winter walk. Check out some of this month’s highlights below!

Christmas Trail

Take a stroll with kids and grandkids along the Love Uxbridge Christmas trail from 3rd December. Beginning in the town centre, collect your trail map from The Flower Stall Uxbridge. Keep a lookout for the first creature here and begin the hunt to find all twenty Christmas creatures around the town centre.

“Don’t forget to wave at the shop keepers as you go past or pop in to say hello, it is Christmas after all!”

Write down the names of the creatures you spot on the window and share your trail map with Love Uxbridge tagging your photos with @LoveUxbridge and #uxbridgexmastrail to be in with a chance of winning over twenty prizes! Check the map once you have finished the trail for other activities to have a go at for some festive fun!

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Use this seasons foliage and berries to create your very own Christmas Wreath to showcase on your door over the festive period! Bring along a pair of scissors and get ready to learn and decorate at Brookfield Adult Learning Centre. For information on dates, cost and enrolling click here.

Culture Bite

Looking for a new lunchtime activity? Tune into the lockdown lunches author interviews from Hillingdon Library for live broadcasts and a chance to ask authors your questions. Head to their Facebook or YouTube on the day/time of the Culture Bite events. Not available at lunchtimes? Check out the Hillingdon Libraries Facebook page or YouTube channel for the latest conversations.

Winter Walking

Enjoy the green spaces, historic sites and beautiful parks Uxbridge has to offer this Christmas with one of the many great walks in and around the borough.

Short Walks

London LOOP – “circular route that is made up of 24 sections, including 2 routes in Hillingdon”.

Ruislip Woods“explore the Woods National Nature Reserve”.

Uxbridge – “explore the town through “parks, open spaces and the Grand Union Canal”.

Walk the planets“a walk at Ruislip Lido. Starting with the Sun, you will encounter each planet in order. Each is marked by an informative display board, telling you more about them with pictures from spacecraft or as viewed in the sky from Earth.”

Longer Walks

Willow Tree Wander“5-mile walk along Yeading Brook from North Harrow Station to Ickenham Station. Along the route, follow the signs and waymark posts with the willow leaves and catkin symbol of Willow Tree Walk.”

Celandine walks – “12-mile walk along the River Pinn to the Grand Union Canal, passing through green spaces, conservation areas and wildlife havens.”

Hillingdon Trail“walk 20 miles through beautiful countryside – from Cranford to Harefield”.

Guided Walks

Although currently suspended Uxbridge has many regular guided walks where you can enjoy strolling with step-by-step directions from a walk leader. Check their website in the new year, the walks will be back once it’s safe to do so once more!

Little Britain – “Along the Grand Union Canal and around Little Britain Lake”.

Manor Farm“Along the River Pinn and through the beautiful grounds of Eastcote House Gardens and Manor Farm”.

West Drayton“Through many beautiful open and green spaces, including The Closes, Harmondsworth Moor and Saxon Lake”.

Need some more walk inspiration? Check out our post on Colne Valley Regional Park!

What are your plans for the festive period? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.