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Aberdeen Ice Rink

Get your skates on and enjoy some festive sporting action at the ice rink. There are aids for the smaller skaters, in the shape of jolly orange seals.

Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

Tue 23 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Wed 24 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Thu 25 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Irn-Bru Carnival

From the traditional whirl of the waltzers and the crash of the dodgems to the brand new Voodoo Dancer and equally stomach-churning Matterhorn, Speed Buzz and Extreme. Plus of course there are gentler rides for wee ones such as the Teacups and the Carousel. Entry price is £13 with visitors receiving ten vouchers which can…

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£13 / 0141 248 3000

Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink including…

George Square, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Tue 23 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Wed 24 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

…and 6 more dates until 31 Dec

Santa’s Grotto

A chance to visit Santa in his grotto.

Lincoln Castle

Tue 23 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Wed 24 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Thu 25 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

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The Twelve Elves of Christmas Elf Hunt

Follow this story of the twelve elves of Christmas and see if you can find them hiding in the nooks and crannies of the Royal Mile.

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Wed 24 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Wed 24 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Wed 31 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 23 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 27 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 28 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 5 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sat 30 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sun 31 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£8 / 0844 545 8252

The Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival

Explore a special festive forest of lit-up Christmas trees, with live music to boot.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

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Beauty And The Beast

Pantomime based on the classic fairy tale with music, comedy and glittering sets.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Tue 23 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Wed 24 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Sat 27 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous fairy tale about the boy with the magic lamp, starring Stu Francis as Buttons.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Wed 24 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Wed 31 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Dick Whittington

Family pantomime starring the ever-popular Annie Fannie as the Dame.

Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe

Wed 24 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

Sat 27 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

Wed 31 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Story Trail

Travel into the magical world of Narnia, a land inhabited by fantastical fauns and busy beavers.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Tue 23 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Wed 24 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Thu 25 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Manchester Magical Drive In Movie Spectacular

A supersized festive drive-in offers the pick of Christmas classics without getting out of your car. Family faves including Frozen, Elf, Gremlins & Home Alone will be shown on the biggest LED screen Manchester has ever seen. Live entertainment & food.

Old Trafford, Manchester

Wed 24 Dec

£26 per car / 0161 868 8000

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National Auditions 2015 – Youth Music Theatre UK

An audition group workshop in musical theatre led by three staff from Youth Music Theatre UK, who will be picking out promising youngsters to star in a range of new productions.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 24 Jan 2015

020 8563 7725

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Sun 18 Jan 2015

020 8563 7725

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sun 1 Feb 2015

020 8563 7725

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The Creative Crafts Show

A place to discover new craft ideas and meet other like-minded crafty folk.

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£7–£8 (accompanied under 16s free) / 01822 617744

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£7–£8 (accompanied under 16s free) / 01822 617744

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£7–£8 (accompanied under 16s free) / 01822 617744

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • Directed by: Ciaran McConville
  • Written by: Theresa Heskins (adapt)

Rose Theatre, Kingston's presentation of the C S Lewis story, featuring local children performing with a professional cast. Adapted by Theresa Heskins and directed by Ciaran McConville.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Tue 23 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Wed 24 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£12–£15 / 01727 844488

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Ashcroft Theatre

£14–£16.50 / 020 8688 9291

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Santa’s Little Trolls: Pickled Image (Ages 2-6)

  • Directed by: John Nicholson
  • Written by: Adam Fuller

A magical, musical Christmas extravaganza with silliness, laughter and stunning puppets.

Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Tue 23 Dec

Brewery Theatre

£8–£9 ( £25–£28) / 0117 902 0344

Wed 24 Dec

Brewery Theatre

£8–£9 ( £25–£28) / 0117 902 0344

Sat 27 Dec

Brewery Theatre

£8–£9 ( £25–£28) / 0117 902 0344

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The Singing Kettle: Big Christmas Party

Singalong favourites and audience participation aplenty from the Kettle gang as they head out on their final tour.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Mon 29 Dec

£13 / 01786 473544

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Tue 23 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

Wed 24 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 5 Jan 2015

£13.50 / 01506 777666

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£13.50 / 01506 777666

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Aladdin

Take a magic carpet ride with the humble washerwoman's son as he helps evil wizard Abanazer to retrieve a gold lamp and unleashes a genie, who grants him three wishes.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Wed 24 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 11:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 27 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 11:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sun 28 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 11:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre
…and 4 more dates until 9 Jan 2015

The Games We Play

An exhibition looking at the culture of game playing across centuries and countries.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0141 333 3282

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0141 333 3282

Thu 25 Dec

Free / 0141 333 3282

…and 17 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Bristol Old Vic

Wed 1 Apr 2015

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tue 2 Jun 2015

£12 / 08441 717620

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Sleeping Beauty

  • Directed by: Guy Masterson

Hawthorne Productions presents the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. Written and directed by Guy Masterson. Suitable for families.

The Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

Wed 24 Dec

£7.50–£15.50 (£7.50–£13.50) / 01707 357117

Wed 31 Dec

£7.50–£15.50 (£7.50–£13.50) / 01707 357117

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