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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

Mon 22 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Tue 23 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Wed 24 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 11 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

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 22 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

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

Santa’s Grotto

A chance to visit Santa in his grotto.

Lincoln Castle

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

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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

Mon 22 Dec

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

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

…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

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

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

Mon 22 Dec

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

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

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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

Mon 22 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Tue 23 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Wed 24 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Mon 22 Dec

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

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

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

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

Mon 22 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

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
…and 6 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 Elf By Herself

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

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

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

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Robin Hood

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

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

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

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

Mon 22 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 23 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Wed 24 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

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

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

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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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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

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

A traditional family pantomime starring Nicky Stevens and Bobby Bennett.

The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Minster

Tue 23 Dec

£15; £12.50 under 16s; £15 concs available; £12.50 concs available / 01202 885566

Wed 24 Dec

£15; £12.50 under 16s; £15 concs available; £12.50 concs available / 01202 885566

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£15; £12.50 under 16s; £15 concs available; £12.50 concs available / 01202 885566

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

Fri 3 Apr 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

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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

Mon 22 Dec

Children £10 / 01665 511350

Tue 23 Dec

Children £10 / 01665 511350

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