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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

Thu 18 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Fri 19 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Sat 20 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 15 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

Fri 19 Dec

£13 / 0141 248 3000

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

Thu 18 Dec

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

Fri 19 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

…and 10 more dates until 31 Dec

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

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

…and 3 more dates until 24 Dec

Robin Hood: The Panto

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous Sherwood Forest legend, packed with jokes, slapstick comedy, and lovable characters.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Mon 12 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; £32) / 01295 279002

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; £32) / 01295 279002

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; £32) / 01295 279002

…and 2 more dates until 16 Jan 2015 back to top

Robin Hood

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular legend of Sherwood Forest.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Sat 20 Dec

£13–£22.50; £12–£18.50 Saver; £14–£26 Peak / 01872 262466

Wed 24 Dec

£13–£22.50; £12–£18.50 Saver; £14–£26 Peak / 01872 262466

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£13–£22.50; £12–£18.50 Saver; £14–£26 Peak / 01872 262466

The Elf By Herself

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

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 22 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Tue 23 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 2 more dates until 31 Dec

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

Fri 19 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

…and 14 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Santa’s Grotto

A chance to visit Santa in his grotto.

Lincoln Castle

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

Mon 22 Dec

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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Santa's Grotto

Visit Santa in his Christmas village, climb into his magic sleigh and receive a special gift.

Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock

Sat 20 Dec

£4–£6 / 01563 554734

Sun 21 Dec

£4–£6 / 01563 554734

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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

Fri 19 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 20 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 21 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 9 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

Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 26 Jul 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sun 17 May 2015

£13.50–£18.50 / 028 9024 0411

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Kudos Kids – The Ultimate Frozen Christmas Party

Those kids just ain't getting tired of Frozen are they? Kudos host a festive party with sing-a-longs, games, snacks, a Frozen photo studio and prizes for the best fancy dress. There's also the chance to meet Olaf, princess Elsa and Santa.

Kudos Bar Restaurant, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£10 per child / 07812 131441

Peter Pan

A spectacular family pantomime with impressive music, energetic dance routines, lots and lots of laughter.

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Wed 24 Dec

£12.50–£17.50 / 01228 633766

Wed 31 Dec

£12.50–£17.50 / 01228 633766

Christmas Spectacular! In Neverland

Join Peter and the Darling children on their adventures as the Co-op Juniors Theatre Company recreate the classic JM Barrie tale.

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£10–£20

Sun 21 Dec

£10–£20

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The Magic Elves

  • Directed by: Miranda Cromwell
  • Written by: Mike Akers

Can the Magic Elves put a smile on the shoemaker's face and a spring in his step in time for the Christmas disco?

Bristol Old Vic

Thu 18 Dec

£13 (£7.50) / 0117 987 7877

Fri 19 Dec

£13 (£7.50) / 0117 987 7877

Sat 20 Dec

£13 (£7.50) / 0117 987 7877

…and 14 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Princes Street Gardens Ice Rink

Glide like an angel, or fall like a toddler; have fun either way on the ice rink set below Edinburgh Castle, a now traditional feature of the city's Christmas fun. Lessons are available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4pm–6pm.

East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 19 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 20 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 14 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Recitals for Wrigglers

Classical music to get those little ones introduced early. Email for tickets or buy on the door.

Morningside Library, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£5 adult plus child; £2.50 additional children / 0131 529 5654

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

Thu 18 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Fri 19 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Sat 20 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

…and 4 more dates until 24 Dec

The Ballad Of Rudy: (Over 3s)

An original show for children made especially for ages three and up. In this story Rudy doesn't have a red nose; rather it's his talent for new and exciting music that sets him apart from all the other Reindeer.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Fri 19 Dec

£10 ( £36) / 01295 279002

Sat 20 Dec

£10 ( £36) / 01295 279002

Sun 21 Dec

£10 ( £36) / 01295 279002

…and 7 more dates until 31 Dec back to top

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

Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime starring Coronation Street star Charlie Condou.

Princes Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea

Wed 24 Dec

£13.50 ( £12.50; £46; Children £12.50 under 16s)

Peter Pan

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular story by J M Barrie.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Fri 19 Dec

£13.95 / 01934 645544

  • 11:00 Peter Pan The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 27 Dec

£13.95 / 01934 645544

  • 11:00 Peter Pan The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£13.95 / 01934 645544

  • 11:00 Peter Pan The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

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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1914 WW1 Christmas Truce

Exhibition with the overarching theme of Peace and Reconciliation featuring artefacts from the regimental museums of Wales and Saxony to commemorate their Christmas truce in 1914.

Bodelwyddan Castle, Rhyl

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01745 584060

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01745 584060

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01745 584060

…and 25 more dates until 12 Apr 2015 back to top