Let’s Go Christmas Special

Get ready to dive into the Christmas mood with our fantastic line-up of festive events this holiday season!

We’ve scoured the country to bring you a collection of exciting family attractions that are sure to fill your little ones with pure Christmas delight.

So, grab a cosy cup of hot chocolate, settle in, and let’s explore the wonderful Christmas events happening near you.

It’s time to make lasting memories & spread the holiday cheer!

Families walking around the illuminate Wellington Country Park

Wellington Country Park in Berkshire

In the heart of Wellington Country Park, discover the magic of Neverland Illuminova, where the night comes alive with poetic paths and starlit woodlands. Join us on an unforgettable adventure in 2023, igniting your imagination along the way.
Tickets to the UK’s most imaginative and unique light trail are available to book now for a one-of a- kind experience you will not forget.


Collage of fun activities at AirHop

AirHop Trampoline and Adventure Park in locations nationwide

Escape the cold weather at AirHop Trampoline and Adventure Parks! The perfect indoor leisure experience for the whole family. Each of our 17 parks has a range of activities so we can guarantee that, whether you are 4 or 54, you’ll leave with a big smile on your face. Give the gift of jumping for joy this Christmas with our gift cards. 


Collage of fun activities at Rush

Rush Trampoline Park in locations nationwide 

Jump out of the cold and into Rush this Christmas! Our parks in High Wycombe and Birmingham are the perfect indoor leisure experience for the whole family with a range of activities to choose from. Whether you’re 4 or 54, there is something for everyone! Give the gift of jumping for joy this Christmas with one of our gift cards.


Horrible Histories promotional illustration

Horrible Histories – Horrible Christmas in locations nationwide

Horrible Histories proudly presents the terrific tale of Christmas!
When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day – but can he save Christmas?
Horrible Histories – Horrible Christmas will be visiting Brighton, Bexhill, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and London from 16 to 29 December 2023.
Book Now at horriblechristmas.co.uk


Families in a Chirstmas sleigh at london transport museum

London Transport Museum in London 

All aboard for festive family fun!

Santa will be landing his sleigh at the London Transport Museum from 24 November.

Climb aboard a Routemaster-inspired sleigh to ring the bell and set the Christmas cheer-o-meter. Cosy up for seasonal stories in the den, get creative with holiday crafts and follow a story trail.

Festive family activities are included with tickets and kids go free! 


Friends and families enjoying a meal at City Cruises

City Cruises in London

Still looking for Christmas Day plans? Look no further!

Tis the season to be jolly, so why not celebrate this Christmas with the family cruising along the River Thames! It’s the perfect way to make the day extra special and to see the capital’s iconic riverside landmarks on the most wonderful time of the year. Take your seat with a welcome drink and enjoy a scrumptious four course meal with a delightful, seasonal atmosphere. You will also have live entertainment and classic Christmas songs to get you in the mood to rock around the dance floor feeling merry and bright!

Also, you can sleigh down the river on a sightseeing cruise as we are the only operator on the river on Christmas Day! It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.


The Gruffalo’s Child in London’s West End

The Gruffalo’s Child
1 Dec – 7 Jan
Garrick Theatre, West End

Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ enchanting adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s storybook.

One wild and windy night she ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood.

Songs, laughs and scary fun for everyone aged 3 to 103.

Tickets from £10


Santa Claus and elf at Winchester science centre Christmas show.

Winchester Science Centre in Hampshire

Meet Santa at Cosmic Christmas, a live action-immersive space adventure where live science, magical effects and an out-of-this-world space journey will bring an exciting Christmas tale to life in the Planetarium. Then join the excavation team in Dino Dig, handle real fossils in Dino Discovery and be wowed by live science in The Dino Show during Science Dino-mite.



The cast of Cinderella at The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Surrey

Head to Guildford this Christmas for the godmother of all pantos, Cinderella! It’s the perfect Christmas treat, full of slapstick and slosh, music and magic.

This year’s festive production stars EastEnders favourite Lucy Benjamin. Radio’s Peter Gordon returns for his 18th year in a hilarious Ugly Stepsister duo alongside Guildford Shakepeare Company co-founder Matt Pinches. And CBeebies star James Merry will be back for his third Yvonne Arnaud panto!


Families ice skating at Guildford Spectrum

Guildford Spectrum in Surrey

Visit Guildford Spectrum this Christmas and enjoy all your family favourite activities; bowling, ice skating and splashing around the Leisure pool. If you’re looking for something special our popular snow globe ice skating sessions are back and don’t miss our annual ice show Alice in Wonderland on ice!


Toy cars at Mercedes-Benz World

Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey

A magical day out at Mercedes-Benz World.

Give your loved ones the gift of an unforgettable Driving Experience this festive season. Just off junction 10 on the M25,
embark on a merry winter trail with all the family.

Let the little ones unleash their creativity in our festive crafts zone and watch their faces light up with a host of magical
events and attractions.

This time of year is all about family, fun, and festivities! So come along and share the holiday cheer with us

We’re open every day from 10am to 6pm, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Visit mercedes-benzworld.co.uk to find out more.


Girl with Christmas glasses on at Ascot Raceourse

Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire

Unwrap the magic of Christmas at Ascot’s Howden Christmas Family Raceday on Saturday 23rd December. Alongside a competitive day of jumps racing on the track, young racegoers can look forward to the chance to meet Father Christmas himself, as well as free face painting, pony rides, arts and crafts, and more. Tickets from £30, kids go free with a full-paying adult. Book now at ascot.com

Billy Goats Gruff at Chichester Festival Theatre
Helen Murray

Chichester Festival Theatre in West Sussex

Wonders await at Chichester Festival Theatre

Santa’s Grotto opens from 12 – 23 December. Believers will be greeted by the Master Elves, before heading behind-the-scenes to see the inner workings of Santa’s Workshop and meeting Father Christmas and getting an early gift.

There’s also a first musical for young families, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, direct from London’s Unicorn Theatre, adventures with Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s adaptation of The Jungle Book, and the return of the traditional Christmas Concerts.


Father Christmas at West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park in Worcestershire 

West Midland Safari Park is once again hosting its magical festive event, Santa Safari!
Meet Santa in his cosy Grotto then kids choose their own present in the Elves’ Workshop! PLUS, new for 2023 is ‘Safari Skating’ – add-on a session on the outdoor ‘Glice’ skating rink to glide, slide and go wild this winter! Book your tickets online today!


Reindeer at Hogshaw Farm

Hogshaw Farm & Wildlife Park in Buckinghamshire

A magical Christmas experience for the whole family, with full farm entry included! This great value festive experience, includes a meeting with Father Christmas, a gift for every child, the chance to get up-close with real reindeer and a stroll through a delightful enchanted forest full of festive crafts and treats. Hogshaw Farm – the place where Christmas memories are made!


Hatton Adventure World

Hatton Adventure World in Warwickshire

A magical Christmas awaits at Hatton Adventure World. Join us for an unforgettable Christmas experience full of activities and festive entertainment. Meet Father Christmas in his Grotto (group experience), NEW 3D Glowing Forest, Magic Shows, NEW North Pole Postal Station, Reindeer Food Making, Gingerbread Factory, Sant’s Toy Shop, Festive Farmyard Favourites and much, much more.


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