Blackpool has been named the most cost-effective place to go this Christmas for a day out with the family. 

The Winter Gardens event includes an ice-skating rink, a festive village, a projection show and a magic forest, and is open from November 26 to January 2.

This is all free, but if you really want to see Santa in his Grotto you can visit for a small fee of £15 per child. 

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.

In addition to the cheap entry fees, Blackpool's parking was second cheapest at just £7 for six hours at the Houndshill Shopping Centre. 

What is included in the Blackpool Winter Gardens Winter Wonderland?

You can expect to see wooden chalets and Bavarian-style Christmas markets, both inside and outside. 

There will be live entertainment, a Santa's Grotto and lots of amazing food to try.

Best of all, it’s entirely free including activity participation.

Should you wish to visit Santa’s Grotto, you will have to head over to the Winter Gardens Wonderland which costs £15, so £30 for two children.  

The Blackpool Illuminations are also visible after 5pm from November 1 to January 3, making the price even better. 

Which 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