Shop til you drop this Christmas! Christmas shopping day trips with Selwyns Travel

Christmas is fast approaching, and there are plenty of places to do some serious Christmas shopping! Fancy a shopping spree with your friends? Our vehicles are large enough to get everyone’s shopping in!

Here’s some ideas for great shopping destinations for this Christmas season!

Trafford Centre

With over 200 stores and over 60 restaurants, cafés and bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Intu Trafford Centre.

Get all your shopping done under one roof, with fashion, gadgets, homeware and stuff for the kids. Need to recharge? Check out the Orient, the largest food court in Britain perfect for light bites, a full meal, or even a glass of champagne! A well as being home to an Odeon Imax, Adventure Golf and Laser Quest, the newest park of the centre, Barton Square, houses a Sealife and Lego Discovery Centre!

By HAMED MASOUMI, via Wikimedia Commons
By HAMED MASOUMI, via Wikimedia Commons

You’re sure to get your Christmas shopping list filled, so hop on board our trip! Travel in comfort in one of our modern, comfortable coaches with reclining seats to rest your legs, and be sure there’s plenty of space to store your shopping bags!

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Bury Market

For over five hundred years, Bury Market has dominated the consumer retail sector in the area. Over the past thirty years, retail giants have developed in the vicinity, yet Bury Market remains the undisputed champion of the North, attracting 250,000 visitors every week – no wonder it’s a Selwyns favourite! Quite rightly world famous, Bury Open Market oozes charisma and atmosphere. The ambience and layout offers visitors the opportunity to seek out and visit every stall. The range of products and facilities is second to none. Bury Market is a very large traditional market in a modern setting.

Bury market Christmas shopping trips

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Chatsworth House Christmas Market

The grounds of the beautiful Chatsworth House comes alive at Christmas Time, with live entertainment, delicious food and drink, as well as over 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations, crafts, homeware, seasonal produce, toiletries and clothing. Be sure to round off your visit with a mulled cider or beer from the outdoor bar!

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Wally Haines, via Wikimedia Commons

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Boundary Mill

Come with us for a full day to browse the new bigger Boundary Mill Stores. Whether you are a regular visitor or new to Outlet Shopping, you will always find something new and exciting to tempt you. It’s quality shopping at affordable prices and all under one roof.The flagship store at Colne offers top quality branded products in Ladies and Men’s Fashion, Shoes, Bags and Luggage, plus everything for the Home and Garden, including a Marks & Spencer Outlet. A variety of delicious meals and refreshments are also available in Bannister’s Restaurant and BB’s Coffee Shop.

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Paul Anderson, via Wikimedia Commons

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Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is the perfect place for a family afternoon out as there’s always something going on with over 140 stores, cafes and restaurants with up to 60% off RRP everyday. You can try one of the sumptuous restaurants at Cheshire Oaks where you can choose from the exclusive Red House Brasserie, Pizza Express or Cafe Rouge.

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Eirian Evans, via Wikimedia Commons

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York Christmas Market

Every Christmas, York’s St Nicholas Fair lines the historic streets of this ancient city with snug wooden chalets selling jewellery, homewares, crafts and local wines and cheeses. The twinkling light and scents of hot mulled wine and ‘chestnuts roasting on an open fire’ really add to the beautifully festive atmosphere. This is perfect for both sightseeing and some Christmas shopping!

 York Christmas shopping trips

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Llandudno Christmas Fayre

Llandudno Christmas Fayre showcases the festive side of the famous seaside town. Join us for the festive day trip to the ‘Queen of Welsh Resorts’ this Christmas time, as Llandudno showcases quality local food, drinks, crafts and gifts. This famous Victorian seaside town comes alive with cultural entertainment, over 165 stalls for your Christmas shopping, and perhaps even a glimpse of Santa in his grotto…

Decorations for sale on christmas market

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Leeds & Harrogate Christmas Markets

Today takes us to two festive street markets – the first being Leeds’ Christkindelmarkt, Leeds is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel ride and twinkling colourful lights all creating a unique continental festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre.

Then we go onto Harrogate’s festive market filled with nearly 200 stalls selling everything from Yorkshire cheeses and chutneys to handmade gifts and Christmas decorations. Not forgetting Santa’s Grotto and real reindeer!

Leeds & Harrogate Christmas Markets

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Llangollen Christmas Festival

Llangollen Christmas Festival festivities begin with a parade through town, followed by events and entertainment in and around the town until the Christmas lights are switched on in the late afternoon. You can also take the chance to visit Sion Corn’s grotto…

Christmas shopping trips

In Wales, Father Christmas is often known as Siôn Corn (Chimney Jack) and you may be surprised to see he is wearing a green outfit instead of the more usual red one! A long time ago Father Christmas always wore green but one day in America, where he was also known as Santa Claus, someone gave him a red suit and it became fashionable all over the world for Father Christmas to wear red. Sometimes however, he likes to wear his more traditional green outfit, especially when he visits historic places like Llangollen.

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Manchester Christmas Markets

Get into the Christmas spirit while you browse the traditional wooden chalets and twinkling stalls and soak up the unique bustling atmosphere.

Manchester’s Christmas market trail winds through the city centre, with over 300 stalls offering mouthwatering food and drinks, clothing, toys and trinkets. This buzzing city is always popular for Christmas shopping, and provides an exciting atmosphere that will really get you geared up for the festive season – don’t miss out on this popular event!

Manchester Christmas market day trip

You’ll find enticing gifts including decorative pottery and ceramics, handcrafted toys and decorations, jewellery and Christmas trees, plants and bulbs from Holland. Continental sausages, roasted almonds, crêpes as well as Bavarian beer and Glühwein provide the perfect alfresco snack.

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Book a coach or minibus for your group shopping trip!

Looking for private hire to arrange your own Christmas day trip or night out transport? Get in touch using our Quick Quote Form!

Our sales phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 5:30. Give us a call and our staff will be happy to answer any questions you have!

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