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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

Sun 21 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Mon 22 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Tue 23 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 12 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

Sun 21 Dec

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

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)

…and 7 more dates until 31 Dec

Dorothy Dobsons Over 60s Keep Fit Class

Feel good and make new friends at this fun fitness class for the over 60s.

Dumfries Table Tennis Club, Dumfires

Wed 24 Dec

£4 (or £19 for 6 sessions) / 01387 251708

Wed 31 Dec

£4 (or £19 for 6 sessions) / 01387 251708

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£4 (or £19 for 6 sessions) / 01387 251708

…and 51 more dates until 30 Dec 2015

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 27 Dec

Free / 0141 276 0924

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

Sun 21 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 22 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 23 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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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

Sun 21 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 22 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 23 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Boxing Day Racing

An afternoon of seven flat races.

Wolverhampton Racecourse

Fri 26 Dec

£25 Premier; £15 Grandstand / 01902 390000

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

Sun 21 Dec

£5–£7 (Children £5)

Mon 22 Dec

£5–£7 (Children £5)

Tue 23 Dec

£5–£7 (Children £5)

Wed 24 Dec

£5–£7 (Children £5)

International Horse Show

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

Olympia, London W14

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.

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New Year's Day Triathlon

Whilst the rest of the country deals with their post Hogmanay hangover you can embrace the new year with a triathlon. The race starts with a 400m swim in the Royal Commonwealth Pool, before an 11 mile cycle and 3.5 mile run round the scenic Arthur's Seat. There's also a separate duathlon race for kids aged 8–15 consisting…

Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

0844 573 8455

A Boxing Day Special

Enjoy a day at the races and celebrate Boxing Day's historical sporting ties.

Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-on-Thames

Fri 26 Dec

£12

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

Bolton Ice Rink

Bolton ice rink is back and it's bigger than ever. Skaters can glide about whist spectators enjoy the covered skate exchange and café area. There's also special Slippy Sunday family skate session for those concerned it might be a 'Bambi's first steps' scenario.

Victoria Square, Bolton

Mon 22 Dec

£6 (£4.50; Children £3.50; Family £12)

Please note: There are shorter operating hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Tue 23 Dec

£6 (£4.50; Children £3.50; Family £12)

Please note: There are shorter operating hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Wed 24 Dec

£6 (£4.50; Children £3.50; Family £12)

Please note: There are shorter operating hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

…and 9 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

University of Stirling

Sun 8 Feb 2015

01786 473171

Sun 8 Mar 2015

01786 473171

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London Boat Show

Explore the boats on show, see the latest technologies and experience attractions including the 4D Experience where you are transported through six environments out at sea experiencing the different temperature, atmosphere and soundscape.

ExCel, London E16

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£20 (£10–£15; Children free) / 020 7069 5000

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£20 (£10–£15; Children free) / 020 7069 5000

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£20 (£10–£15; Children free) / 020 7069 5000

…and 7 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

Mon 22 Dec

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

Tue 23 Dec

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

…and 11 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

Sun 21 Dec

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

Check website for Christmas opening hours

Mon 22 Dec

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

Check website for Christmas opening hours

Tue 23 Dec

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

Check website for Christmas opening hours

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Women's Running 10k

A chance for ladies to get together and run in a friendly environment – with the opportunity for a PB too. There's a 10k as usual, but now there are also 5ks for those who want to test their running skills before committing to a 10k.

Blaise Castle Estate, Blaise House Museum, Henbury, Bristol

Sun 28 Jun 2015

£20 / 0117 903 9818

Bute Park, Cardiff

Sun 31 May 2015

£20 / 0844 209 0362

Finsbury Park, London N4

Sun 7 Jun 2015

£20

Sun 27 Sep 2015

£20

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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

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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 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

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

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

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

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

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Adventurers Riverside Museum, Glasgow
…and 79 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

…and 3 more dates until 28 Jan 2015

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

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