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21 December 2014

As Christmas approaches why not begin your family’s celebrations with the National Trust’s special Christmas Trail? Every weekend before Christmas, the fun-packed seasonal activity trail will lead you around the gardens to find some early stocking-filler gifts (£5 plus usual admission).

Discover a whole world of chocolatey fun and enjoy a scrumptious day out at Cadbury World this Christmas. From Saturday 22 November to Sunday 21 December, weekends will be choc full of seasonal activities and festive fun for all.

Lots of things to do and see and take part in over the half term and throughout the year. Come and vist, log on and be a part of it all!

Frankfurt Market & Craft Fair 13 November - 22 December, Victoria Square, New Street, Centenary Square & Chamberlain Square, 10am -9pm The largest authentic German market outside Germany and Austria and the centrepiece of the city’s festive event calendar returns to Birmingham each year in ...

Image Get traditional at Black Country Living Museum There’s something for all the family over the festive season at BCLM. Seasonal activities and demonstrations, every weekend throughout December Step back in time and experience domestic festive bliss as the BCLM's period houses and co...

At 360 Play we want families to have an enjoyable time together in a safe and stimulating environment. Join in with your youngsters and enjoy the fun as they explore the huge playframe, rides and activities that we have on offer, or sit and relax whilst your children gain their independence safe ...

Coventry based actress Katy Stephens will be on hand to provide some festive fun for grownups in the Belgrade’s popular B2 Xmas Show, Oh No It Isn’t! from Sat 6 – Sat 27 Dec, a hilarious comedy thriller, written and directed by acclaimed Coventry writer, Nick Walker. Katy will be reprising the ro...

Avoid the crush and shop with none of the hassle at this popular local market which always has plenty of fresh, quality local produce on offer.

Welcome to the 6th German Christmas Market in Broadmead part of Bristol Shopping Quarter from 7 November - 22 December 2014 Open from Monday - Saturday 10am – 7pm , Sundays 10am to 6pm. The 38 traditional chalets decorated with festive greenery and colourful lights, the Christmas nativity Pyramid...

The 38 traditional chalets decorated with festive greenery and colourful lights, the Christmas nativity Pyramid, giant advent calendar and beer gardens combine to create a festive atmosphere in the heart of the city centre shopping area. This year's Entertainer is Der Alpen Klaus. Klaus does a lo...

Discover over 8000 wonderful animals and 400 different species including some of the most endangered in the world! From the magnificent elephants and rhinos to the delicate butterflies, there is a different animal to see around every corner of this amazing 110 acres of award winning gardens. Visit...

Offers families a unique festive environment to shop for handmade, one off and vintage gifts, clothes, nik-naks, jewellery, furniture, edible treats and much more, both inside and around the magnificent tent. Hot food, drinks, tea and cakes and the like will be available and it’s free too

Collect a trail sheet from the visitor centre and hunt for clues on a walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the visitor centre to collect your prize.

Panto - Santa - Seasonal food in the cafe - fun for all the family!

Christmas will soon be here, and to celebrate the start of the festive season we’re sending our iconic Christmas truck on tour, bringing Coca-Cola magic to people up and down the country. The star of the legendary 'Holidays are coming' advert will be touring the nation, making 45 stops along the ...

As the home of Rare Breeds Conservation, visitors can meet over 50 flocks and herds of farm animals, including Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and Highland Cattle. The Touch Barn and Demonstration Barn can be enjoyed all year round, as they are under cover and protected from the elements. With an ad...

Come and build your own snowman to take away and decorate your home or give as a gift. These snowmen won’t melt as they are made using wood from trees grown in the park. Our rangers will help you to build it from a ready-made kit then decorate it to add your own personal touch!

Emberton Country Park is close to the village of Emberton and the market town of Olney. There is easy access from J14 of the M1 The area was originally a gravel works, but has now been transformed into an attractive parkland setting covering 200 acres which is welcoming to visitors and encourag...

Westonbirt Arboretum's Enchanted Christmas features a spectacular one mile illuminated trail, highlighting the striking structures of Westonbirt’s trees as they are illuminated against the winter night sky. Each year a new lighting design is created so visitors can experience different specimens,...

The Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Westonbirt Arboretum's Enchanted Christmas features a spectacular one mile illuminated trail, highlighting the striking structures of Westonbirt’s trees as they are illuminated against the winter night sky. Each year a new lighting design is created so visitors...

Following in the success of last year’s record-breaking production of Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin features all the hallmarks of a traditional Belgrade Theatre pantomime, spectacular scenery, incredible costumes, hilarious slapstick and plenty of audience participation. There’s heaps of fun t...

From 10am To really make Christmas come alive, bring your children along to meet Father Christmas. He will be in residence in December, and could make your children’s Christmas experience complete. For only £8.50 (non-refundable) he will read a Christmas story (parents listen for free), and each ...

Arriving just in time for Christmas, young theatre goers can look forward to an early visit from St Nick in all-new interactive adventure Santa’s Dizzy Day on Fri 5 & Sat 6 Dec followed by a further nine performances on Mon 15 – Mon 24 Dec. Written by Iain Lauchlan, this fun-packed festive adventur...

THEME PARK, ZOO - come and take a look at what's available to do and see and be part of at Flamingo Land!!

Someone special is coming to visit... Mia loves her Grandad very much. He lives far away, on the other side of the world, but finally he’s coming to stay and Mia’s excitement is growing. 3 sleeps... 2 sleeps... 1 more sleep… HE’S HERE! Join Grandad, Mia (and Teddy Too) as they share an unforg...

Norden Farm’s Christmas show starts to take shape

Norden Farm is delighted to reveal some of the details for its 2014 Christmas show Kipper’s Snowy Day. The family show is based on the award winning children’s books about Kipper the Dog, by Mick Inkpen.

Bring your family and friends for an unforgettable journey through our wonderful gardens and past our brand new life sized animal lantern display. Write your letter to Santa and get creative with our Lantern workshop before experiencing the nocturnal sounds of the zoo after dark. Journey through ...

LaplandUK is an authentic, immersive theatrical production which magically transports children to Father Christmas' arctic homeland; Lapland. On entering the Arctic wonderland, every family enjoys 3 hours of festive fun, helping the elves in the Toy Factory, decorating gingerbread figures in Mother...

So much to see and do! You'll need more than a day to view and take part in all the attractions!

Nottingham Winter Wonderland Christmas Market will open daily from Thursday 20th November until Wed 24th December You will find over 50 attractive Victorian style cabins selling a wide range of quality crafts, gifts and food. With both unique and handmade gifts on offer, there is plenty of choice...

Autumn Fair, Royal Leamington Spa The exciting lead up to the Christmas lights switch on. Attracting early Christmas shoppers and last minute season hunters alike. The traditional Royal Leamington Spa market is back this year and bigger and better than ever! Commencing with the madness of the...

SANTA CLAUS AND THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS JOURNEY THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW ADVENTURE With songs, stories, a meet and greet with Santa & a free gift! It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa Claus is flying high above the clouds delivering presents to all good boys and girls ar...

The annual Santa Safari event at West Midland Safari Park opens weekends from 15th until 23rd November, then daily from 26th November and runs right up to Christmas Eve.

Take a steam-train trip through the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside with Santa. Always popular with children, this is the best chance for them to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas. In addition, all children receive a quality gift during their journey and everyone will receive seas...

Enjoy the fun and spirit of the festive seasson at the GWR From Cheltenham Race Course by steam train all the way to Winchcombe (or the North Pole!) through the long tunnel, and visit Santa and his elves in his grotto. When you arrive at Winchcombe the elves will meet you off the train, and mak...

Enjoy one of the area's best all weather Grotto's this Christmas, set within the festive surroundings of the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge and our Christmas tree farm right next to Cheshire Oaks -

So much to be a part of at the Cathedral - where too start!! We've started with Advent....take a look on their web site for more details.

A choice of two amazing journeys through space in our inflatable planetarium. Back by popular demand! Space Stories, 11am, 12 noon and 3.15pm (aimed at 3-7 year olds) and Exploring the Solar System, 2pm (aimed at 7+). Show times are at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.15pm, subject to minimum numbers. Sho...

Bring the children to ride on a steam train and meet Santa in his Grotto! Meet the engine before you see Santa! Presents to suit all ages from toddlers up to early teens. Just a short journey out of Swindon to our free car park at blunsdon station. Indoor café and refreshments on site.

The Harbourside Market is very excited to announce a collaboration with At-Bristol Science Centre this Christmas as the two will be working together to bring a brand new Christmas Market to Millennium Square to run alongside the At-Bristol Ice Rink. The Ice Rink Christmas Market will run ev...

This Christmas, Chester Cathedral will take visitors on an exciting journey to the magical land of Narnia, transforming spaces within the magnificent building to bring C.S. Lewis’s classic tale ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ to life.

The Look Out has over 90 hands-on science and nature activities, fun for everyone! Leave your shadow on the wall, make a mini animation, dam up "The Stream" and much more! At weekends and Bracknell Forest school holidays, there are shows on themes such as Yucky You, Fire and Light, Slime Show and...

The Tiny Tim's Purple Planet is a great place for children to have fun and exercise in a clean, safe and friendly environment. The indoor soft play area, combined with the maze of tunnels, is packed with adventure. The equipment has been specially designed to ensure children with disabilities and sp...

The Whitby Whale Watching Centre celebrates the whaling industry and the modern day conservation of these amazing animals.

Free-range fun for all the family at White Post Farm! The farm’s open every day of the year and with lots to do, rain or shine, it’s perfect for family days out, school trips and birthday parties. As well as meeting the animals, you can zoom around on go-karts, catch a seasonal show, do a little sh...

An open air exhibition of photos showing the wildlife of Ferry Meadows taken in the Park by Park visitors. The Pictures are displayed on a series of 17 panels at Roman Point in Ferry Meadows.

Set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Willows Farm Village offers a wonderful family day out with a fun packed programme of farmyard animals adventure play, fun fair rides, children’s shows, falconry displays and tractor rides. We’ve plenty of indoor adventure soft play too. With a season...

Winter Wonderland at Chester Racecourse is a magical festive fantasyland filled with fun for all the family. Visit Santa and his reindeer, get your skates on to enjoy our spectacular ice rink, chill out in the Vodka Ice Bar, and much more!

Winter Wonderland at Chester Racecourse is a magical festive fantasyland filled with fun for all the family. Visit Santa and his reindeer, get your skates on to enjoy our spectacular ice rink, chill out in the Vodka Ice Bar, and much more!

Red Ladder Theatre Company and DumbWise present the world premiere stage adaptation of Monty Python Terry Jones’ children’s book, NICOBOBINUS. An adventurous family musical adaptation of the award-winning author’s tale about the boy ‘who could do anything’, NICOBOBINUS premieres at LOST Theatre, Vau...

70 acres of animal encounters, with some walk through sections to get up close and nose to nose with creatures like lemurs and wallabies. Great range of well kept animals and birds including the most endangered carnivore in Africa, the Painted Hunting Dog! Very recently Yorkshire Wildlife Park has...

Yorkshire’s Magical Winterland is a 14 day indoor christmas event running from 10th – 23rd December 2014. The Winterland is a fully immersive event consisting of a winter market, winter walk through experience, live performance stage (featuring local artists), circus, Santa’s grotto, live reindeer, ...