On the roads this Christmas?

This is what is on this Christmas at Welcome Break

What is on at Welcome Break Christmas 2023


Welcome Break is the perfect stop on your Christmas journey!

Keep the kids entertained with the free on-site activities as you take advantage of the seasonal specials and fill up with a delicious meal from one of your favourite brands during your pit stop.

Snap a selfie with the festive photo backdrops, or write down your wishes on the free gift tags and add the to the Christmas trees.

For the music enthusiasts, we also have pianos waiting for you at five locations, allowing you to showcase your talents for free or enjoy the melodious tunes of others! Don't forget to video your performance and tag us on social media so that we can see your skills too!

Stop off at Welcome Break this Christmas

There are so many free activities!

This Christmas, get ready for a festive pit stop like no other!

We've partnered with Twinkl again to produce some festive-themed activity sheets, perfect for keeping the little ones entertained during your stop and during the rest of your journey. But the magic doesn't stop there! Scan the QR code on the posters or click on the links below to unlock a treasure trove of additional free activities and audiobooks. 🎁 🎄

Feeling the festive spirit? Grab a pen and a free wish tag to note down your Christmas wishes before adding them to the trees with everyone else's.

And for that picture-perfect moment, select locations feature a festive backdrop just begging for a jolly selfie! Make sure you tag us on social media so that we can see your photos too! 📸

The festive menus are here!

Seasonal Delights On The Road

This December your much loved brands are serving up so many festive delights, to keep your pit stops merry and bright!

There is something for everyone... whether you want to try Subway's Festive Edition Submelts V.I.Brie, savour the season with KFC's Christmas Specials - The Stuffing Tower and Stuffing Stacker, or indulge in the warmth of Starbucks' Caramel Waffle Latte.

Don't miss out on the chance to pick up some delicious all butter mince pies from Waitrose before you head home, or for a twist, try out PizzaExpress' Dough Balls in Blankets!

Welcome Break launches a video call service with Father Christmas for one day only on Saturday 10th December, after researched revealed a third of kids aren’t visiting Santa this year due to the rising cost of living

Where can you find the free Welcome Break pianos?

In partnership with Electric Umbrella, our Oxford, South Mimms, Fleet, Birchanger Green and Leicester Forest East locations now have a beautiful, bright yellow piano available for anyone to use for free during their stops.

Whether you're a seasoned pianist or just enjoy the soothing sounds of music, feel free to showcase your musical talents or simply sit back and enjoy the melodies.

Make sure you take a short video and tag us on social media so that we can see your performance too!

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