Fun ways to burn off the Christmas bloat

Snow covered landscape. Stone wall and gateway in front of a large tree with a path between them

If you’ve had one too many mince pies already this festive season there are lots of opportunities to stretch your legs and burn off a few calories.

Some of the highlights include…

  •  Festive heated swim 10am-11.30am, Christmas Day, Portishead Open Air Pool. Swim and sing along to Christmas songs in 28C water. Donations on the door.
  • RNLI Christmas Day Swim – 10am-noon, Tuesday 25 December, Knightstone Plaza, Weston-super-Mare. Meet at 10am by the temporary RNLI lifeboat station. Refreshments available, including mince pies and mulled wine. Everyone welcome.
  • New Year’s Day boundary walk – 11am-3pm, Tuesday 1 January, National Trust Tyntesfield, Wraxall. With 540 acres of land to explore, Tyntesfield is the perfect place for walking. This guided walk follows the boundary wall, with a stop for lunch in the Kitchen Garden. £15 including lunch. Booking essential at
  • Champion tree walk – 9.30am-12.30pm, Sunday 20 January, National Trust Tyntesfield, Wraxall. Tyntesfield is home to more than 40 champion trees – the tallest, widest and oldest of their species. Discover hidden hems and some ancient giants during this guided walk across the estate. £10. Booking essential at