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Scotland Street Santa School

Learn some crucial Santa skills, just in case there's a Christmas emergency. Make your own Santa beard, learn how to shake your belly like a bowl of jelly, learn how to control a sleigh and make some yummy reindeer food for Rudolph and the gang. All participants get a certificate. Please note Santa is too busy in the…

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 287 0500

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 287 0500

Show Me: Chris And Pui

Sing songs, discover musical instruments and play games with BBC presenters Chris Jarvis and Pui.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£13.50 (Children £11.50; £46) / 020 8688 9291

Harlow Playhouse

Sat 23 May 2015

£13 / 01279 431945

Harrogate Theatre

Tue 31 Mar 2015

£12 (Children £10) / 01423 502116

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Snow White

Pantomime based on the enchanting tale of a beautiful young princess, poisoned by a magical apple from the Wicked Queen, but who is saved by a valiant Prince who tries to wake her with a kiss of true love. Starring Robert Hopkins as Muddles.

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Wed 24 Dec

£14–£18.50 / 01252 329155

Sat 27 Dec

£14–£18.50 / 01252 329155

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

A spectacular pantomime with spellbinding scenery, dazzling costumes and amazing special effects. Heading the cast is Kim Woodburn (How Clean Is Your House and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here) and Melissa Wells (Hollyoaks) alongside Liverpool's wonderfully Wicked Queen Charlie Griffiths.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Mon 22 Dec

£18 (£17; Children £13.50) / 0151 907 8360

Wed 24 Dec

£18 (£17; Children £13.50) / 0151 907 8360

Tue 30 Dec

£18 (£17; Children £13.50) / 0151 907 8360

Story Time With Father Christmas

An opportunity to meet Santa in his workshop, listen to a traditional Christmas tale and receive a gift.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Sat 20 Dec

£4.50 plus normal admission charges, adv booking essential

Sun 21 Dec

£4.50 plus normal admission charges, adv booking essential

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Aladdin

Boyzone's Shane Lynch heads a star-studded cast which also features former EastEnders actor Jamie Foreman, Ben Ofuedo of 1990s band Phatts And Small, pantomime stalwarts Ant Payne and Robert Pearce, and Panto Factor winner Jamie Papanicolaou.

The Woodville, Gravesend

Sat 20 Dec

£14–£18.50 / 01474 337774

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Woodville, Gravesend

Wed 24 Dec

£14–£18.50 / 01474 337774

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Woodville, Gravesend

Fri 26 Dec

£14–£18.50 / 01474 337774

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Woodville, Gravesend
…and 2 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Christmas Lights And Labyrinths

Explore the twinkling tunnel and the glittering grotto, catch a glimpse of the house and explore the grounds as you wander up to the candlelit church, plus pay a visit Father Christmas in his stable grotto.

National Trust: Calke Abbey, Derby

Sat 20 Dec

Children £4 plus admission £8.36, child £4.18, family £20.91 / 01332 863822

Sun 21 Dec

Children £4 plus admission £8.36, child £4.18, family £20.91 / 01332 863822

Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime with lots of fun and laughter from Owen money and a whole cast of talented actors, singers and dancers in show filled with all the traditional elements that we all know and love including musical numbers, slap-stick comedy and, of course, bags of audience participation.

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 24 Dec

£6; £14; £15 (Children £11; Children £11; Children £12; £44; £38 if booked before Aug 31; £44; £38 if booked before Aug 31; £48; £38 if booked… / 01495 227206

Tue 30 Dec

£6; £14; £15 (Children £11; Children £11; Children £12; £44; £38 if booked before Aug 31; £44; £38 if booked before Aug 31; £48; £38 if booked… / 01495 227206

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

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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Family Christmas Sparkle: Workshop

Get into the festive spirit and make decorations, crackers, treats and sweets. Visit Father Christmas and listen to the choirs sing. Suitable for children aged 18 months to eight years old accompanied by an adult.

National Trust: Ickworth House, Park And Garden, Bury St Edmunds

Mon 22 Dec

Children £8 / 01284 735270

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part 2!

  • Directed by: Neal Foster
  • Written by: Terry Deary

Boudicca, William Wallace and King Charles all feature in this stage adaptation of the popular children's books Horrible Histories.

Garrick Theatre, London WC2H

Fri 19 Dec

£18.75–£34.50 / 0844 482 9673

Sat 20 Dec

£18.75–£34.50 / 0844 482 9673

Tue 23 Dec

£18.75–£34.50 / 0844 482 9673

…and 4 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Ice Rink

Whizz about the ice rink on the Piazza or grab a spot of festive fayre in The Lodge, a festive pop-up concept from the team behind The Dockyard, where you can watch the skaters zooming and slipping about.

MediaCityUK, Salford

Fri 19 Dec

£5–£7 (Children £5)

Sat 20 Dec

£5–£7 (Children £5)

Sun 21 Dec

£5–£7 (Children £5)

…and 3 more dates until 24 Dec

International Horse Show

Showcase of equestrian skills with competitions in Show Jumping, Dressage and Extreme Carriage Driving.

Olympia, London W14

Fri 19 Dec

£15–£61 / 0871 230 5580

This year’s headline acts include the Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team and the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police plus the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Kennel Club Dog Agility and the Alltech Christmas Puissance competition.

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£61 / 0871 230 5580

This year’s headline acts include the Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team and the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police plus the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Kennel Club Dog Agility and the Alltech Christmas Puissance competition.

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£61 / 0871 230 5580

This year’s headline acts include the Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team and the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police plus the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Kennel Club Dog Agility and the Alltech Christmas Puissance competition.

Mon 22 Dec

£15–£61 / 0871 230 5580

This year’s headline acts include the Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team and the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police plus the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Kennel Club Dog Agility and the Alltech Christmas Puissance competition.

Jack & The Beanstalk

A pantomime adventure with live music, as Jack battles the evil Giant Blunderbore with only his wits and a handful of beans.

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sun 21 Dec

Elliott Hall

£10 (Children £6 under 16s; £40) / 020 8428 0124

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Meet Father Christmas 2014

Join friends old and new and meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto.

National Trust: Tyntesfield, Bristol

Sat 20 Dec

£5 adv booking essential (Children £6 adv booking essential) / 0870 241 4500

Sun 21 Dec

£5 adv booking essential (Children £6 adv booking essential) / 0870 241 4500

St Fagans: National History Museum, Cardiff

Sun 21 Dec

Children £12 adv booking required / 029 2057 3500

Mon 22 Dec

Children £12 adv booking required / 029 2057 3500

Mini Noel

French festive fun with Christmas carols, French songs, crafts, a present for every child and a chance to learn about Yuletide traditions in French speaking countries. Suitable for under fives. Email to reserve a place.

LifeCare, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£7.50 per child / 0131 343 0940

Mrs Claus Christmas Party

While Santa is busy, Mrs Claus will be hosting her Christmas party with games, storytelling and a personal escort to her very special grotto. Join Mrs Claus for extra special festive fun at her Christmas party. Enjoy games, a sing-a-long-Christmas-carols and storytelling while you indulge in your Christmas treats. Every…

Pollok House, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Children £10 / 0844 493 2202

Wed 24 Dec

Children £10 / 0844 493 2202

Robin Hood Pantomime At Sheringham Little Theatre

Written by West-End star Killian Donnelly, this is a modern adaptation of the classic tale in which a heroic outlaw steals from the rich to help the poor.

Sheringham Little Theatre

Sat 20 Dec

£16 red; £17 gold; £8 school (Children £11 red; Children £12 gold; £50 red; £54 gold) / 01263 822347

Wed 24 Dec

£16 red; £17 gold; £8 school (Children £11 red; Children £12 gold; £50 red; £54 gold) / 01263 822347

Santa Cruises

All aboard the barge for some festive Santa Cruises on the Union Canal. This sleigh on water takes visitors to a magical island grotto, plus there's an Elves' Workshop for the wee ones to write their Christmas letters to Mr Claus himself. Booking is essential.

The Bridge Inn, Ratho

Fri 19 Dec

£12 (Children under 1 free) / 0131 333 1320

Sat 20 Dec

£12 (Children under 1 free) / 0131 333 1320

Sun 21 Dec

£12 (Children under 1 free) / 0131 333 1320

…and 3 more dates until 24 Dec

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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The Tin Soldier

  • Written by: Hans Christian Anderson

A children's show with live music, adapted from Hans Christian Anderson's enchanting tale about a toy soldier who falls in love with a paper ballerina, and sets off on an adventure.

Roundhouse, London NW1

Sat 20 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0844 482 8008

Sun 21 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0844 482 8008

Mon 22 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0844 482 8008

…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Yuletide Celebrations

Enjoy an atmospheric taste of a Tudor Christmas with decorations, music and storytelling for all ages.

National Trust: Little Moreton Hall, Congleton

Sat 20 Dec

Free, plus admission £8.15, child £4.05, family £20 / 01260 272018

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