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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)

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

Tue 25 Nov

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Wed 26 Nov

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 27 Nov

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 38 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Motorcycle Live

The very best in products and accessories to cater for all types of rider, along with the latest innovations in protective clothing, bike accessories and parts, with experts on hand to offer advice.

NEC, Birmingham

Tue 25 Nov

Halls 2 - 4

£17 (Children £7; Seniors £11) / 0121 780 4141

Wed 26 Nov

Halls 2 - 4

£17 (Children £7; Seniors £11) / 0121 780 4141

Thu 27 Nov

Halls 2 - 4

£17 (Children £7; Seniors £11) / 0121 780 4141

…and 3 more dates until 30 Nov

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

Tue 25 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Wed 26 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Thu 27 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

…and 3 more dates until 30 Nov

The Great Edinburgh Santa Fun Run

It's a wonder Santa can run anywhere after all those mince pies, but never the less, run he does. Thousands of him. All to raise funds for the 'When You Wish Upon a Star' charity to grant Christmas wishes to sick children. Price includes a Santa suit to keep (or elf hat for kids).

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

£10 (Children 5–11 £5; Children 2–4 £2.50) / 01357 529950

Ticket price includes Santa suit and medal. All participants are asked to raise £20.14 for the charity. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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East Neuk Bolt

Dress up like Father Christmas and run one mile along Elie Beach for charity. Organised by East Neuk of Fife Round Table, entry fee gets you a Santa suit to keep as well as festive refreshments at the finish line. Run for fun or race to win The Golden Mince Pie. Register in advance via Facebook; on event day registration…

Elie Pavillion

Sun 14 Dec

£10 / 01333 311243

Edinburgh Christmas Walk

A wintery walk through the Botanic Garden, by the Water of Leith and finishing in Inverleith park via Stockbridge. All walkers get a medal and a goody bag.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£0–£20 / 0131 208 2500

Great2Skate

This synthetic skating rink beside Tameside Christmas Market will be opened on Dec 2 by Frozen ’s Princess Elsa herself. After that it's up to you to make the festive magic.

Various venues: Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside

Tue 2 Dec

£5 (Children £3.50; Family £15)

Wed 3 Dec

£5 (Children £3.50; Family £15)

Thu 4 Dec

£5 (Children £3.50; Family £15)

…and 17 more dates until 21 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

Tue 25 Nov

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Wed 26 Nov

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 27 Nov

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 37 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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 1 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Tue 2 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Wed 3 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

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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

Sat 29 Nov

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

Sun 30 Nov

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

Sat 6 Dec

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

…and 19 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Selfridges Ice Rink

Try your ice skating skills at this rink adorned with Christmas lights. Trained marshalls are on hand if you need some tips to get you away from the barrier. If you don't fancy taking to the ice you can enjoy a warm drink and festive snack and watch others attempt the pirouettes.

Selfridges, Manchester

Mon 24 Nov

£7.50–£9.50; £25–£30 (Children £5.50–£7.50) / 0800 123 400

Check website for Christmas opening hours

Tue 25 Nov

£7.50–£9.50; £25–£30 (Children £5.50–£7.50) / 0800 123 400

Check website for Christmas opening hours

Wed 26 Nov

£7.50–£9.50; £25–£30 (Children £5.50–£7.50) / 0800 123 400

Check website for Christmas opening hours

…and 37 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

Tue 25 Nov

£5–£7 (Children £5)

Wed 26 Nov

£5–£7 (Children £5)

Thu 27 Nov

£5–£7 (Children £5)

…and 27 more dates until 24 Dec

Pedal on Parliament 2015

Massed bike ride from the Meadows down to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood to raise awareness of the need for proper provision for cyclists on our roads. Come one, come all (even those who don't own a bike) to help make some noise for road safety and follow it all up with a picnic in Holyrood Park.

The Meadows, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr 2015

Free

Energise, York

Tue 25 Nov

Sports Hall

Phone for prices / 01904 552424

Tue 2 Dec

Sports Hall

Phone for prices / 01904 552424

Tue 9 Dec

Sports Hall

Phone for prices / 01904 552424

Tue 16 Dec

Sports Hall

Phone for prices / 01904 552424

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Musselburgh Racecourse

Fri 28 Nov

£15–£29 / 0131 665 2859

The Saltire - St Andrew's Raceday. Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 12.10pm.

Mon 8 Dec

£15–£29 / 0131 665 2859

Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 12.20pm.

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.

…and 4 more dates until 11 Feb 2015

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

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

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

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

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

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Adventurers Riverside Museum, Glasgow
…and 106 more dates until 13 Mar 2015

Bike Station Christmas Fayre

Check out the bicycle powered Christmas tree, pick up some winter riding advice and shop for a new or refurbished bike for Christmas. The Bike Station is offering a free cycle helmet with every new kid's bike sold, because road safety is not just for Christmas.

Glasgow Bike Station

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 248 5409

Jingle Bell Jog

Don your free Santa suit and walk, jog or frolic your way around a two mile course to raise funds for St Mary's Hospice. Remember to carb load the night before – plenty of mince pies and chocolate coins.

Kings Heath, Birmingham

Sun 7 Dec

£12 (Children £6; under 5s free) / 0121 472 1191

Ticket prices includes a Santa suit for adults and children and a Santa hat for under 5s

Jingle Jog

Run, jog, walk or boogie your way round a choice of routes to raise money for Diverse Abilities Plus. Participants can choose between an 8k or a 10k and there's a free 2.3k jingle jog for children aged 5 and under.

Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood

Sun 7 Dec

£10 entry plus £30 minimum sponsorship (Children £5 entry plus £15 minimum sponsorship; under 5s free but must be accompanied by a paid… / 01202 718266

  • 10:00 Jingle Jog Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood
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Table Tennis

Table tennis for all ages and abilities.

Denmead Community Centre, Waterlooville

Wed 26 Nov

Phone for prices / 02392 256132

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Table Tennis Denmead Community Centre, Waterlooville

Wed 3 Dec

Phone for prices / 02392 256132

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Table Tennis Denmead Community Centre, Waterlooville

Wed 10 Dec

Phone for prices / 02392 256132

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Table Tennis Denmead Community Centre, Waterlooville

Wed 17 Dec

Phone for prices / 02392 256132

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Table Tennis Denmead Community Centre, Waterlooville

Miller Centre Theatre And Club, Caterham

Thu 27 Nov

Phone for prices / 01883 349850

  • 10:30 – 12:30 Table Tennis Miller Centre Theatre And Club, Caterham

Fri 28 Nov

Studio

Phone for prices / 01883 349850

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Table Tennis Miller Centre Theatre And Club, Caterham

Thu 4 Dec

Phone for prices / 01883 349850

  • 10:30 – 12:30 Table Tennis Miller Centre Theatre And Club, Caterham
…and 4 more dates until 18 Dec

Commando Spirit: Survive The Yomp

Help raise funds for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund at this special activity day out. Take on the challenge of the Yomp: the intense 30-mile test the Royal Marines have to face to complete their training.

Achnacarry and Spean Bridge, Fort William

Sat 12 Sep 2015

£150 / 0844 693 1944

Crossfit Classes

Officially affiliated CrossFit box hosting coached workouts suitable for all abilities. CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning programme that combines Olympic weightlifting, functional movements (box jumps, burpees, squats) and gymnastics with the aim of improving overall fitness in a friendly and supportive…

Unit4 Crossfit, Glasgow

Tue 25 Nov

£45 monthly contract two sessions per week; unlimited sessions £55

Wed 26 Nov

£45 monthly contract two sessions per week; unlimited sessions £55

Thu 27 Nov

£45 monthly contract two sessions per week; unlimited sessions £55

…and 23 more dates until 20 Dec

Edinburgh parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run along the promenade at Cramond. 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…

Cramond Promenade, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Sat 6 Dec

Free

Sat 13 Dec

Free

…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

Glasgow parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run in Pollok Country Park. 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…

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0924

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 276 0924

Sat 13 Dec

Free / 0141 276 0924

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