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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)

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.

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

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

Fri 28 Nov

Halls 2 - 4

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

…and 2 more dates until 30 Nov

Canary Wharf Ice Rink

It's the most wonderful time of the year (apparently). Use this festive cheer to get you out on the ice rink and skate away til your heart's content to festive music.

Canada Square Park, London E14

Thu 27 Nov

£14.50 (Family £39.50; Children £9.50) / 08456 531431

Fri 28 Nov

£14.50 (Family £39.50; Children £9.50) / 08456 531431

Sat 29 Nov

£14.50 (Family £39.50; Children £9.50) / 08456 531431

…and 90 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

Glasgow Santa Dash

A five kilometre fun run dressed as jolly old Saint Nic. As well as working off some of those festive mince pies the race raises funds for worthy causes such as the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.

George Square, Glasgow

Sun 7 Dec

£15 (Children £5)

Entry fee includes Santa suit.

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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 1 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Tue 2 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Wed 3 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 33 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

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

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

Wed 26 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Thu 27 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Fri 28 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

…and 2 more dates until 30 Nov

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

Wed 26 Nov

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

Check website for Christmas opening hours

Thu 27 Nov

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

Check website for Christmas opening hours

Fri 28 Nov

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

Check website for Christmas opening hours

…and 35 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

Wed 26 Nov

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 27 Nov

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 28 Nov

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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Zumba: Workshop

Depending on energy levels, zumba yourself silly, until your heart's content, or like there's no tomorrow.

Bolton Arena

Fri 28 Nov

£4.75 / 01204 488100

Sat 29 Nov

£4.75 / 01204 488100

Fri 5 Dec

£4.75 / 01204 488100

…and 5 more dates until 20 Dec

Countesthorpe Village Hall, Leicester

Fri 28 Nov

Phone for prices / 0116 277 9518

Doncaster Dome

Mon 1 Dec

Studio

£5.50; £5 Off Peak / 01302 370777

Mon 8 Dec

Studio

£5.50; £5 Off Peak / 01302 370777

Mon 15 Dec

Studio

£5.50; £5 Off Peak / 01302 370777

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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

…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

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

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

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

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

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Adventurers Riverside Museum, Glasgow
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Cancer Research UK London Winter Run

The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is challenging people to keep running through the winter by taking on a 10km run on February 1st 2015. 15,000 people are expected to fill the streets making their way past London's most iconic landmarks.

Embankment Pier, London WC2N

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£39

Inverness parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run in Bught 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 free, and you…

Bught Park, Inverness

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Sat 6 Dec

Free

Sat 13 Dec

Free

…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

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 29 Nov

Free

Sat 6 Dec

Free

Sat 13 Dec

Free

…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

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 3 Dec

Phone for prices / 01268 778737

Wed 10 Dec

Phone for prices / 01268 778737

Wed 17 Dec

Phone for prices / 01268 778737

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Afternoon Racing

A flat race meeting.

Wolverhampton Racecourse

Mon 1 Dec

£15 Premier; £10 Grandstand / 01902 390000

Mon 15 Dec

£15 Premier; £10 Grandstand / 01902 390000

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

Wed 26 Nov

Prices vary

Thu 27 Nov

Prices vary

Fri 28 Nov

Prices vary

…and 36 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

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