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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.

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

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

Grand Cinema Club – Winter Wonderland

A series of Christmas film screenings in a suitably festive atmosphere.

The Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel, London SW1X

Sun 30 Nov

£12 (Children £7.50)

Sun 7 Dec

£12 (Children £7.50)

Sun 14 Dec

£12 (Children £7.50)

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

Mon 1 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Tue 2 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Wed 3 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

Stick Man

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

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Wed 26 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Thu 27 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Fri 28 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 28 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

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St Andrew's Day Celebrations

The capital celebrates Scotland's patron saint with a programme of free events in St Andrew Square. There's storytelling in the Spiegeltent with Jess Smith and Aiden Moffat; Scottish dance workshops led by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; a Family Ceilidh hosted by the Robert Fish Band and demonstrations on the…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free

All events are free but some workshops and performances are ticketed. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

The Elf By Herself

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

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

Father Christmas

Follow the festive trail to find Father Christmas in his grotto then make decorations with the elves in their workshop.

The Alnwick Garden

Sat 29 Nov

Children £10 / 01665 511350

Sun 30 Nov

Children £10 / 01665 511350

Sun 7 Dec

Children £10 / 01665 511350

…and 3 more dates until 23 Dec

Fulham Palace, London SW6

Sun 30 Nov

£10 / 020 7736 8140

Sat 6 Dec

£10 / 020 7736 8140

Sun 7 Dec

£10 / 020 7736 8140

National Trust: Arlington Court, Barnstaple

Sat 13 Dec

Children £4 plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £23.50, adv booking required / 01271 850296

Sun 14 Dec

Children £4 plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £23.50, adv booking required / 01271 850296

Sat 20 Dec

Children £4 plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £23.50, adv booking required / 01271 850296

Sun 21 Dec

Children £4 plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £23.50, adv booking required / 01271 850296

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Scrooge's Christmas

Pantomime version of Charles Dickens's Christmas tale about the meanest miser of them all, and his fate at the hands of three hilarious ghosts.

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Sat 6 Dec

£13; £10 (Children £10; Children £8; £10; £10; £8; £8) / 02837 521821

Sat 20 Dec

£13; £10 (Children £10; Children £8; £10; £10; £8; £8) / 02837 521821

Abacus: Maths Classes For Children

A chance for children to practice and improve their numeracy skills.

Headingley Enterprise And Arts Centre, Leeds

Sat 29 Nov

Phone for prices / 01132 754 548

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Christmas Traditions

See old and new traditions and the house as it is decorated for the festive season, meet Father Christmas, and visit the mini market. Includes music, carols and crafts.

National Trust: Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks

Sat 29 Nov

Free, plus admission £10.40, child £5.20, family £26.30 / 01732 811145/810378

Sun 30 Nov

Free, plus admission £10.40, child £5.20, family £26.30 / 01732 811145/810378

Mon 1 Dec

Free, plus admission £10.40, child £5.20, family £26.30 / 01732 811145/810378

…and 35 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

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

Thu 4 Dec

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

Fri 5 Dec

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

Sat 6 Dec

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

…and 29 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

BodyWorks

An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to perform a virtual autopsy, run in a giant hamster wheel and become a 'snot ninja' (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body.

Glasgow Science Centre

Wed 26 Nov

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre

Thu 27 Nov

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre

Fri 28 Nov

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre
…and 33 more dates until 31 Dec

Dick Whittington And The Pirate Treasure

Join lovable Dick Whittington and his loyal cat for a rags-to-riches magical pantomime extravaganza.

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Mon 15 Dec

£15; £14; £14; £14; £15 (£12; £11; £11; £11; £11; Children £12; Children £11; Children £11; Children £11) / 020 8553 4466

Tue 16 Dec

£15; £14; £14; £14; £15 (£12; £11; £11; £11; £11; Children £12; Children £11; Children £11; Children £11) / 020 8553 4466

Wed 17 Dec

£15; £14; £14; £14; £15 (£12; £11; £11; £11; £11; Children £12; Children £11; Children £11; Children £11) / 020 8553 4466

Lil' Pacs

Creative play sessions with guided storytellers and artists.

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 01522 882000

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Lil' Pacs Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
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Minnows’ Tales (Under 5s)

Stories, songs and rhymes for youngsters and their carers.

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Mon 1 Dec

Free, plus admission £11.50, child £8, OAP £9.50, family £32, under 5s free / 01326 313388

Mon 8 Dec

Free, plus admission £11.50, child £8, OAP £9.50, family £32, under 5s free / 01326 313388

Mon 15 Dec

Free, plus admission £11.50, child £8, OAP £9.50, family £32, under 5s free / 01326 313388

…and 2 more dates until 29 Dec

Three Wise Monkeys: Hiccup Theatre (Ages 3-7)

  • Written by: Mike Kenny

A play for children.

G Live, Guildford

Sat 29 Nov

£11 (£9) / 0844 770 1797

The Dugdale Centre, Enfield

Wed 3 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Sun 7 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Sun 14 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Sun 21 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

IT gallery

Free / 0131 624 6200

Thu 27 Nov

IT gallery

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 28 Nov

IT gallery

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 65 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

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.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

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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

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

…and 13 more dates until 24 Dec

Perth’s Outdoor Ice Rink

An outdoor ice rink where you don't have to worry too much about getting your skates on, as skate hire is included in the price. If you're a wee bit wobbly, don't worry – there are skating aids available.

Harry’s Bar, Perth

Wed 26 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Thu 27 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Fri 28 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

…and 2 more dates until 30 Nov

The Snow Queen

  • Written by: Hans Christian Andersen

Groundlings Theatre's stunning production of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story presents us with a winter wonderland with a twist in the tale.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Thu 27 Nov

£14 (£12; Children £10) / 023 9273 7370

Tue 2 Dec

£14 (£12; Children £10) / 023 9273 7370

Thu 4 Dec

£14 (£12; Children £10) / 023 9273 7370

Winter Festival 2014

Get into the Christmas spirit with festive shopping, Christmas decorations, lunch and mince pies, a Christmas market, and a visit from Father Christmas.

National Trust: Coughton Court, Alcester

Wed 26 Nov

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £23.60 / 01789 400777

Thu 27 Nov

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £23.60 / 01789 400777

Fri 28 Nov

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £23.60 / 01789 400777

…and 2 more dates until 30 Nov

The Scoop At More London, SE1

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 020 7403 4866

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 020 7403 4866

Wed 10 Dec

Free / 020 7403 4866

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