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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

Fri 19 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Sat 20 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Sun 21 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 14 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

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)

Sun 21 Dec

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

…and 9 more dates until 31 Dec

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

Fri 19 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 20 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 21 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 13 more dates until 4 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

Manchester Ice Rink

Skate under the stars this Christmas at Manchester's only outdoor ice rink. The rink is open to skaters of all abilities and offers skating aids, in the shape of penguins and seals, for younger children.

Spinningfields Ice Rink, Manchester

Fri 19 Dec

£9–£10 (Students £8; Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30) / 0161 820 9718

Sat 20 Dec

£9–£10 (Students £8; Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30) / 0161 820 9718

Sun 21 Dec

£9–£10 (Students £8; Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30) / 0161 820 9718

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Swimming Lessons

Kids' swimming lessons for all abilities.

Craighalbert Centre, Cumbernauld

Sun 21 Dec

£67.50 for a 9 week course / 0161 764 2224

Sun 28 Dec

£67.50 for a 9 week course / 0161 764 2224

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£67.50 for a 9 week course / 0161 764 2224

…and 24 more dates until 28 Jun 2015

Ice Skating and Christmas Lunch/Dinner

Pop by the pop-up ice rink and enjoy a three-course Christmas lunch or dinner.

No. 4 Clifton Village, Bristol

Fri 19 Dec

£36 / 01179235422

Sat 20 Dec

£36 / 01179235422

Sun 21 Dec

£36 / 01179235422

…and 14 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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.

Musselburgh Racecourse

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£20–£43.50 / 0131 665 2859

New Years Day Race Meeting. Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 12.30pm.

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£15–£29 / 0131 665 2859

Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 1.10pm

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£15–£29 / 0131 665 2859

Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 1.40pm.

…and 2 more dates until 11 Feb 2015

North East Land Rovers Owners Rally

The North East Land Rover owners rally will take place at Locomotion.

Locomotion: The National Railway Museum At Shildon

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 01388 777999

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St Andrew Square Ice Rink

Edinburgh city centre now boasts, not one, but two ice rinks for the festive season. The new circular rink at St Andrew Square allows you glide all the way round the Melville Monument.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 20 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 21 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 14 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

6th UK Cold Water Swimming Championships

The original cold water swimming championships is back for 2015. Take the plunge and join hundreds of swimmers in our series of fun races - all in water as cold as 1C! Take part in the Big Splash jump-in or get crafty and enter the Best Hat Contest.

Tooting Bec Lido, London SW16

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£8 registration; £12 individual race; £2 spectator

Aberdeen parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run along the Beach Esplanade. Everyone is welcome, no matter how fast or slow (you're welcome to walk the route, bring your dog or push a buggy), so you can use it as a one-off fitness test, a chance to get some fresh air or come every week to try to beat your personal best time. It's friendly and…

Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sat 27 Dec

Free

Adventurers

See and learn about the machines which have been the choice mode of transport for rebels, hellraisers and anyone wanting to annoy their mother.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Adventurers Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Adventurers Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Adventurers Riverside Museum, Glasgow
…and 82 more dates until 13 Mar 2015

Aerobics And Body Toning Workout

A low impact aerobics workout and body toning exercises. A fun way to get fit and in shape all year round. Designed using a variety of exercise styles to keep you motivated.

Mill Art And Events Centre, Rayleigh

Wed 24 Dec

Phone for prices / 01268 778737

Wed 31 Dec

Phone for prices / 01268 778737

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01268 778737

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Aonach Mor Uphill Race

A 4km run with a climb of 610m. Now that's how you start the New Year. Registration 9.30am, race starts 11am.

Nevis Range Ski Centre, Fort William

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£12 / 01397 705825

The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon

Run 13.1 miles of off-road trail through 2000 acres of woodland to raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. The event is open to all abilities levels and supporters can enjoy a relaxing picnic in the countryside while you get your sweat on.

Ashridge House, Berkhamsted

Sun 7 Jun 2015

£20 before 31st December 2014; £25 after / 01442 820740

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2015

The UK's flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon featuring a superfast course, great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and glorious finish at Manchester United Football Club. Medal and ASICS technical t-shirt for all finishers. Entry open.

Old Trafford, Manchester

Sun 19 Apr 2015

£50 / 0161 868 8000

Atrium Ice Rink

Ice skating for all at Westfield this Christmas season. There are themed and bumper sessions, family entertainment and live DJs, plus performances on the Westfield Presents stage.

The Atrium, London W12

Fri 19 Dec

Prices vary

Sat 20 Dec

Prices vary

Sun 21 Dec

Prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Autumn Speed Finale

The last event of the season at Shelsley Walsh. The two separate one-day events see a mix of sports, classic, saloons and racing cars, as well as a range of motorcycles competeing, with several championships reaching their final crucial stages.

Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb, Worcester

Sat 19 Sep 2015

£10–£12 (Children free) / 01886 812211

No dogs allowed at the venue.

Sun 20 Sep 2015

£12–£15 (Children free) / 01886 812211

No dogs allowed at the venue.

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Avalanche Awareness Course

One day course for winter walkers looking to improve their knowledge of snow and avalanches. The course will involve an indoor introduction to avalanche theory followed by a practical session on the hill.

Nevis Range, Fort William

Sat 20 Dec

Members £45

Sun 21 Dec

Members £45

Bacon Buttie Morning

Start your day off right before having a bacon buttie after hitting the pool.

Chesham Swim and Gym

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£3 / 01494 776975

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£3 / 01494 776975

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£3 / 01494 776975

…and 4 more dates until 3 Jul 2015

Badminton

Regular badminton class.

Peepul Centre, Leicester

Sun 21 Dec

Phone for prices / 0116 261 6000

  • 08:30 – 15:30 Badminton Peepul Centre, Leicester

Badminton Club

Regular badminton event.

Brentwood Centre

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£4.30; £4.50 / 01277 215151

Mon 12 Jan 2015

£4.30; £4.50 / 01277 215151

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£4.30; £4.50 / 01277 215151

…and 7 more dates until 29 Jan 2015

Bagua Zhang Heaven and Wind Palms

Class exploring methods relating to 'energies'.

London School of Capoeira, N4

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£75 (Members £65)

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