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Camp Xplode Holiday Camps Rishworth School

At Camp Xplode we offer a range of activities suitable for all age groups. We care for your children, we want your children to develop, grow in confidence, make friends for life and most of all, have the best time. Join us for some festive fun as we do Winter Wonderland at Rishworth School on…

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Doncaster Dome: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

18th December 2019 – 4th January 2020 Bill Kenwright’s brilliant production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical returns to the Dome this December. Starring the hit tv show finalist Britain’s Got Talent sensation, Mark McMullan. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this…

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Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure!

14th November 2019 – 6th January 2020. 10am – 8.30pm (excluding 25th & 26th December)  If you’re wanting to find some festive fun for all the family, celebrate at the true home of Christmas, Stockeld Park! The magical Winter Illuminations will be lighting up the Enchanted Forest and the Snowflake Maze will be open for…

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Christmas Messy Play Event at The Mill Playcafe

December 11, 2019. 10-11am. Festive-themed messy play session in a private room. Ideal for babies who can sit up to children aged four. £7.50 per child, £6.50 for siblings.Includes juice cup and entry into the playcafe. Limited spaces to ensure all children have space to play freely. Old clothes/swimwear recommended, plus a towel, wipes and…

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The Grimm Forest – An Illustrated Fairytale Forest, Hardcastle Crags

Discover an indoor forest of storytelling trees at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags. Wrap up warm for the adventure, where you will see an exhibition of eleven tree sculptures with hand coloured images, inspired by stories collected by the brothers Grimm. 11am-3pm. Free. November 12-December 22, 2019. More dates available, see the National Trust website.

Christmas Cook on a Campfire, Hardcastle Crags

Wrap up warm and look forward to a trail through the woods, hot chocolate and making Christmas decorations for your tree at home. Car parking charges apply for non National Trust members. Tickets are £7 per participating child. No ticket required for non-participating adults. December 14 & 21, 2019. 12pm-2pm. Meet at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle…

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Piece Hall Christmas Potion Advent Trail

Festive trail around The Piece Hall shops to create a Christmas potion. Discover magical ingredients in each new window. Collect a trail from the Welcome Centre and return once completed for a chocolate treat. £1 Sunday, December 1 – Tuesday, December 24, 2019. 10am-5pm.

Cinderella’s Magic Wand at Shibden

December 12, 2020 Magical costumed workshop with Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother. Help Cinderella with her chores and discover old toys, then create a magic wand and cast a spell. Ages 4-8. 11.15am-1pm & 1.30-3.15pm. Adults £3.50, children £7. To book, visit  Shibden, Halifax

Christmas at RHS Harlow Carr

Glow’ Winter Illuminations, 21st November – 28th December 2019 (except 26 Dec) Enjoy some festive fresh air with a magical adventure through the beautiful Harlow Carr. There will be special lighting effects, illuminated sculptures and a festive-themed marquee with carols. Winter illuminations will be lit three evenings a week (Thursday – Saturday, except Boxing Day) from 4.30pm – 8pm, with…

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Bolton Abbey Christmas Countdown

TBC 2019 Get in the festive spirit with a stroll through a wintery Strid Wood and spot the wooden Christmas trees dotted along the trail. Each Christmas tree has a number of oversized advent calendar doors waiting to be opened…. See what clues lie behind the 24 doors and do your best to solve the…

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Christmas Nativity at Bolton Abbey

TBC 2019 Bring the whole family along to the outdoor promenade nativity play in the ruins of Bolton Priory. Starring farm animals and young members of the community, it promises to be a memorable, festive experience. Performances will last approximately one hour. The performance will move around the priory ruins. Warm clothing and suitable, sturdy…

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Christmas at Temple Newsam

TBC 2019 Visit the Farm and get warm by the fire in the Joiner’s shop and let your Christmas creativity run wild with our Christmas crafts – transform a pinecone into a cute Christmas friend. Carry on to the finely decorated House and enjoy the changing programme of live performance of carol singers, musicians and dancers….

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Elf School at White Rose Shopping Centre

7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd December 2019 Get trained by Santa’s elves and gain the skills required to join the elite elevs in the North Pole!  Not only will you become a fully qualified toymaker but you’ll learn by constructing your very own festive brick toy, which you can take home afterwards. Recommended…

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Christmas at Eureka

Weekends from 23rd November and every day from 20th December 2019 – 5th January 2020. 19th December 2019 designated Toddler Day Meet the friendliest elves around as well as Father Christmas himself in Santa’s Grotto.  Watch the festive show ‘Snow Day*’ and see Jack Frost help a child experience the magic of snow for the very…

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Sleepy Santa Trail at Kirkstall Abbey

TBC 2019 10am -3pm Santa, his elves and his reindeer are all exhausted after their hard work over Christmas, can you find them napping around the abbey in the festive trail. Free entry. Drop-in event, no booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers. Abbey Rd, Leeds LS5 3EH. Tel: 0113 378 4079

Leeds Christkindel-Fair

15th November -21st December 2019 (Every Fri, Sat & Sun) The Festive Family Funfair will be taking place on Victoria Gardens and Cookridge Street (between the Headrow and St Anne’s Street) every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 15 November until 21 December between 11am to 9.30pm (6pm on Sundays). Rides will include Bungee Trampolines, Dodgem,…

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Leeds Christkindelmarkt

2020 CANCELLED! 8th November – 21st December 2019, 10.30am – 9.30pm Monday – Saturday. 10.30am – 7.30pm Sundays. Christkindelmarkt is Leeds’ annual traditional German Christmas market, bringing a little piece of Germany into the heart of the city centre. Millennium Square will be transformed into a scenic winter village featuring a variety of authentic wooden…

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Leeds Wheel of Light 2019

15th November 2019 – 1st January 2020 11am – 10pm (8pm on Sunday’s) The 110-foot Leeds Wheel of Light returns to Victoria Gardens for a fourth year, affording views across the city centre and boasting over 25,000 LED lights! Price: £5 per person, children 1m or under are free when accompanied by a paying adult….

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Legends: King Arthur at The Royal Armouries

TBC 2019 An action-packed themed weekend featuring the legendary leader of medieval myths and romances. Inspired by our global collection, the Legends event season explores mighty and mysterious warrior legends from cultures around the world through storytelling, performances, combat demonstrations, music, film and activities for all ages. FREE event. No booking required.  Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10…

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Mango’s Magical Experience at Tropical World

Mango the meerkat is calling for Little Helpers to bring the magic of Christmas to Tropical World. This December, your little ones can help Mango while enjoying lots of festive fun, such as Christmas crafts and activities, a photo with Mango, and receive a Christmas gift*.  Christmas jumpers and festive attire encouraged. *Please note some…

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Sundown Adventure Christmas Spectacular

16th November – 24th December 2019 The Christmas Spectacular ticket includes a pre-booked Santa visit on the Magical Night Before Christmas Ride and also free access all day to all the other park’s rides and attractions. Pre-booking required. Treswell Road, near Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX Tel: 01777 248274

The Magical Christmas Maze at The Light, Leeds

Weekends from 30th November – 22nd December 2019. 10.30am-2.30pm This is fantastic family experience where children can explore the maze with real snow falling down upon them, before visiting Santa and his merry Elves in the workshop. Here children get to have a go at Christmas crafts and enjoy a trip to see Santa. All…

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The Snowman & The Snowdog Trail at White Rose Shopping Centre

23rd November 2019 – 3rd January 2020 Visit White Rose Shopping Centre and see your favourite characters as you’ve never seen them before. Complete the Christmas trail for a festive treat. Presented and built by Brick Live. Drop-In, FREE event, Suitable for toddlers. White Rose Shopping Centre

Ingleborough Cave Santa’s Grotto

Cancelled for 2020 – check back for 2021! Follow Santa’s elves through magical underground passages to where Santa will be waiting at his table of presents, and relax by the fire in the Yule Time Yurt. Dates available on weekends from November 30-December 22, 2019. 10.30am-4pm. This year there will be a mini bus for…

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Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at York Designer Outlet

16th November 2019 – 5th January 2020  Santa’s Grotto open 24th November – 24th December 2019 Experience the fun of skating on real ice around a 30ft high sparkling Christmas tree. There’s a cosy alpine-themed, apres-skate café, vintage funfair rides and a path through the snowy enchanted woodland to find Santa’s cosy log cabin (£5…

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Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure

14 November 2019 – 6th January 2020, 10.30am – 8.30pm Enjoy the exciting Adventure Zones, including Real Ice Rink, Nordic Ski Trail, fun filled Maze and Illuminated Enchanted Forest with four different Adventure Playgrounds. Nov 16-17: Santa’s Arrival and Sleigh Parade 14 November – Jan 6: Winter illuminations Nov 23-24: Monopoly Weekend Entry to the…

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Cannon Hall Farm – Santa

Dates: December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19-24, 2020 Tickets on sale: October 27, 2020 at 7pm This year’s Santa experience includes a trip through the elf check-in, a visit to Santa in his enchanting grotto and a high-quality present. This brand new, entirely outdoors socially-distanced Santa experience will see Santa doing a parade loop around the sheep…

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Thornton Hall Country Park – Santa

November 28, 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13 & 19-24, 2020 An experience lasting around 2.5 hours. You’ll find six magical walk through areas, an enchanted drive-thru reindeer experience and visit Santa in his grotto to receive a gift. Price: Varies depending on the date, but ranges from £25.95 for children and £18.95 for adults….

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Lotherton Hall – Santa

Tickets on sale: September 9, 2020 Dates: 27th November 2020 – 5th January 2021 Journey into the North Pole to our tree-lined home where Santa and his elves have taken up residency for the final weeks preparation before Christmas day.  Come and meet our elves, help out in the crafts workshop and even make your own…

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