If your idea of a fun New Years is no longer heading to an overpriced, over hyped and over filled club it can feel like the only option left is to stay in with a glass of Pinot Grigio until you fall asleep on the sofa.

Rather than settle for a distinctly average New Year’s Eve, we suggest that you wrap up warm in some sheepskin gloves, head outside and make the most of the night.

Sheepskin gloves

Go ice-skating

London has some incredible ice rinks on offer this year; Winter Wonderland, Winterville, Eyeskate and the Natural History Museum are just a few we suggest checking out. Not only does ice skating count as exercise, releasing those happy hormones, nothing says fun like laughing when your friend falls over. When your legs have turned to jelly, grab a waffle from one of the food stalls and take some pictures of the beautiful festive decorations before taking advantage of the free tubes running all night.

Things to do NYE

Get lost in Pleasure Gardens

Ice Skate Vauxhall has created a 500 square metre maze of the most beautiful Nordic Christmas trees, all decorated with twinkly lights. If you love the magic of Christmas, why not grab yourself a hot mulled wine and work your way through with a friend?

Unusual things to do on NYE

Host a barbeque

Although barbeques are more typically held in summer, they’re the perfect excuse for a get together with friends if a party isn’t really your style. The barbeque (and the beers) will keep you warm, whilst the fresh air and food will help to keep you awake well past the midnight mark. If your garden is big enough, you could even put on a small fireworks show.

NYE ideas

If staying in really is your thing, make sure you do it properly in a snug pair of our sheepskin slippers. And whatever you choose, happy New Year!