Chester has been named as one of the most cost-effective places to go this Christmas for a day out with the family. 

The Christmas markets open from November 18 - December 22 and feature a whole host of festive fun for the family.

Vanarama has put together a list of the cheapest family Christmas Days out in the UK by comparing the entrance fees, ice skating and Santa's Grotto prices for two adults and two children.

Chester markets do not have ice skating, so the cost used for Chester was an average of the other cities. 

Entry to the markets is free, the cost of visiting Santa in his Grotto is £30 and parking for six hours is £11. 


What is included in the Chester Christmas Markets?

Traditional wooden chalets adorn the historic centre of Chester and a huge sparkling tree can be found in the middle. 

There are plenty of stalls with handmade and local produce, perfect for stocking fillers and gifts. 

The markets are open from Sunday to Wednesday 10.30am - 6.30pm and Thursday - Saturday 10.30am - 8pm.

Where are the 10 cheapest cities for family Christmas days out?

  1. Yorkshire Winter Wonderland - Total cost: £53.00
  2. Edinburgh Christmas Market - Total cost: £66.00
  3. London Hyde Park Winter Wonderland - Total cost: £72.50
  4. Winchester Christmas Market - Total cost: £76.90
  5. Chester Christmas Market - Total cost: £77.49
  6. Manchester Christmas Market - Total cost: £83
  7. Kingston Upon Thames Christmas Market - Total cost: £88.79
  8.  Nottingham Christmas Market - Total cost: £92.80
  9. Oxford Christmas Market - Total cost: £93.40
  10.  Birmingham Christmas Market - Total cost: £97.00