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The Best Children’s Christmas Activities Near You 2021

Published on 8th November 2021 by Tessa Robinson

Are you looking for Children’s Christmas Activities for Kids near you? We have hundreds for you to choose from on our directory but we have also put together this list of highly recommended children’s Christmas activities to get in touch with.

The Snowman – Across the UK

Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a live, professional orchestra.

Proudly presented by Carrot Productions – the world’s leading performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra – this award-winning show features some of the UK’s finest musicians, and first-class entertainment is guaranteed.

Alongside The Snowman, enjoy a bonus animation of either We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Nutcracker or The Bear and the Piano, depending on location.

“Top Family things to do at Christmas” – The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph

Many of the 30 shows scheduled in December are in some of the UK’s most beautiful Cathedrals, including Winchester, Salisbury, Durham, Coventry, York Minster and more. With a chorister singing the spine-tingling Walking in the Air solo, the experience is both enchanting and breathtaking.

Suitable for the whole family to enjoy together, it’s the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations, and is sure to create memories to cherish.

“Sheer brilliance…a music box of delights”

“A truly enchanting Christmas experience”

These concerts often sell out, so book soon to avoid missing out on this extraordinary event. Visit https://www.carrotproductions.com/snowman for more information.

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Winter Wonderland_ Online Holiday Coding Camps for Kids (6-12+)

The Best Children's Christmas Activities Near You 2021 We’ve built a Winter Wonderland of creative coding, where children will learn to code while exploring winter traditions, arctic animals and some of the more fantastical elements of the season.

In every lesson, they’ll explore a different part of the winter theme and pick up new coding skills, which they’ll use to create their own games and animations, in tools like Scratch and Javascript.

Perfect for new coders and for more experienced children, our December camp will make learning to code a whole lot of fun this winter.

  • 15th – 31st December
  • Beginner to advanced
  • Daily at 9:00, 10:45, 13:00 or 14:45
  • 90 minutes per day
  • £59 for 3 days & £79 for 4 days

BLACK FRIDAY, 26 NOV ONLY: Book your child onto one of our December Live Online camps and get a HUGE 50% discount when you enter the code BLACKFRIDAY2021 at checkout.

Book here: www.cyphercoders.com/live-online

Contact us: [email protected]

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Baby Broadway – Venues Across Greater London

The Best Children's Christmas Activities Near You 2021 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas at a Baby Broadway concert this December!  Fun festive family performances at numerous venues across Greater London.

Sing and dance along to seasonal showtunes from hit musicals and well-known songs from Christmas films, all performed by West End singers. Festive fancy dress is encouraged and – as well as singing, clapping and dancing along – you can expect bubbles, bells, flying babies and puppetry!

Open to all ages from new-borns to school age to grandparents, concerts last approximately 45 minutes.

Visit the Baby Broadway website for more information www.babybroadway.co.uk


Leeds Castle – Christmas at the Castle, Children’s Christmas Activities

Leeds Castle – Christmas at the CastleFrom 27th November to 2nd January, step into Christmas at Leeds Castle, and enjoy woodland walks and quality time spent with nearest and dearest in the crisp winter air.

Put on your coats, gloves and scarves as you tread on frosty leaves and spot the 12 unique artworks located across the estate, all themed to the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Cuddle up with your loved ones as you walk under the turtle dove arch, admire seven mirrored swans a-swimming on the Great Lake and bang the 12 drummer’s drums with your little ones.

The Castle itself will be dressed with beautiful Christmas décor. From magnificent Christmas trees placed throughout, to smaller displays of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Leeds Castle will entertain you from the moment you arrive… after all it is CHRISTMAS!

To find out more and to book your visit, click here: www.leeds-castle.co.uk/Christmas-at-the-Castle  


The Best Children’s Christmas Activities from Learning Resources®

The Best Christmas Activities for Kids from Learning Resources®It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but you’ll need lots of wonderful ideas to keep children busy while we’re all getting ready for Christmas day! Leading educational toys company Learning Resources® has lots of ideas to spark a love of learning and keep young minds engaged and having fun over the Christmas season. Try these ideas today.

Get creative with Christmas crafts: You’ll find fun free Christmas crafts ideas and printables from Learning Resources on our blog. We’ve chosen ideas to help children express their creativity while practising fine motor skills, and more. They’re perfect for keeping little ones busy and learning at home or in the classroom.

Try out these fun, free crafts created by Red Ted Art. Make a social emotional snowman, festive lacing cards which are ideal for preschoolers to practise fine motor skills, and our free Christmas card making ideas.

Enjoy family games night: Games are a great way to help children learn while having fun. Learning Resources has a wide range of educational games that help build a range of early years skills through exciting play. This Christmas, you’ll find fun games for children as young as age 3 like our Sneaky, Snacky, Squirrel Game.

Bake and learn with this fun gingerbread men recipe and blog post packed with fun facts about spices. It’s an easy, hands-on way to involve children in Christmas preparations and activities. And baking is ideal for helping children connect maths concepts like fractions, weight, volume, time, and measurements to real life activities.

This Christmas, give the gift of learning with an educational toy from Learning Resources. Our award-winning toys and games help inspire a love of learning.


The Art Bench – Christmas Art Kits, Children’s Christmas Activities Online and In-Person Workshops in London

The Best Children's Christmas Activities Near You 2021 Come and join us this December for some festive in-person and virtual live online workshops….. We are kicking off this winter with some exciting canvas paintings suitable for any age groups.

Fancy creating a crafty “melting snowman,” or get messy with “Handy Rudolf,” practice your landscape skills with our beautiful “footprints in the snow” painting or become best pals with our “Cozy Penguins.”

Our workshops are rewarding, confidence building and allow you to be social whilst online and at a live venue.

DIY Christmas Scratch board Art Kits are now available through our online shop!

Have fun learning how to make your own colourful scratchboard baubles or snowman.  Experiment with oil pastels and Tempera paint. It’s easy-peasy just follow the step by step and watch the video. You will be amazed at the end result!

They also make a great Christmas presents!

What’s in your kit?

  • Framed card, Oil pastels, Tempera paint, Stylist, step by step guide, stencil & masking tape.
  • Video link
  • Recommended age: 4+

Check out the link below to see our full range of winter workshops and Art kits, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Website: www.theartbench.com

Instagram: the_art_bench

Facebook: theartsbench

Twitter: TheArtBench


Santa To Your Door with Wonder Adventures – Children’s Christmas Activities

The Best Children's Christmas Activities Near You 2021 Do you know a child who would be delighted with a magical, Christmas Eve experience delivered by Santa himself?

A personalised and authentic message from Santa for your child to watch on Christmas Eve, along with a read along story with him and a virtual sleigh ride and Christmas sing along!

Your child’s video will be delivered in an envelope from the North Pole which also includes a Christmas Eve story book for them to read along with Santa and accompanying postcard to personalise.

Santa’s message pack will be provided in a magical envelope which can be personalised so that your child can discover their special delivery on Christmas Eve and feel the magic and excitement of Christmas in a truly memorable and special way.

Christmas is a time when we want our children to experience magic, joy and wonder and there are a few short years when they can truly do this and believe. So make the most of that magical time and give them a memory and experience to treasure, all in the comfort and ease of your own home.

See your child’s excitement and delight on Christmas Eve as they open up their special delivery from Santa and see that he has sent them a special video message as well as his favourite Christmas Eve storybook which they can read along with him.

Order now as limited numbers are available….. – https://wonderadventures.co.uk/santa-personalised-video-and-book-set/

See attached image. Would you be able to also put a video of it on your Facebook page? It’s a great video so likely will get good engagement! Here is a link to it on our FB page anyway… – https://www.facebook.com/WonderAdventuresforkids/videos/6285554964819620


Winter Physics Science Camps with Little House of Science – London

Winter Physics Science Camps with Little House of Science - LondonCalling all aspiring doctors, geologists, engineers, chemists and scientists – sign up to Little House of Science’s Winter Physics Science Camps over the school holidays! 13-22 December

Embark on an adventure of discovery and fun at Little House of Science’s specially designed science camps for children aged 4-12.

Designed to inspire and encourage a love of science, these camps will help children deepen and grow in their knowledge of the scientific world whether learning about How Penguins can Teach us about Entropy or uncovering Biomimicry: What Can We Learn from Polar Bears? And from The science of Snowflakes to Redesigning the Sleigh:  Solve Problems Like an Engineer there is something for all your little and big scientists.

As well as making new friends and re-connecting with friends from previous years, Children will be able to learn in an interactive and fun way with our highly trained scientists.

Check out our full list of topics right here at Little House of Science Winter Physics Camp Timetable 


Festive fun for all the family at Markshall Estate – Children’s Christmas Activities

Festive fun for all the family at Markshall EstateDon’t miss Father Christmas’s visit to Markshall Estate this winter. Meet the woodland elves as they guide you to the tree covered nook, in the heart of the Arboretum. Decorated with twinkly lights, settle in to hear a festive tale from the man himself, all about his recent visit to Markshall Estate. Before you go, Father Christmas will have a special gift for you to take home. Suitable for children of all ages you can book online for dates in November and December.

Back by popular demand, stop by for our Wild Wednesdays on 22nd and 29th December. Join us in The Wild Wood and get creative using the natural environment around you. From making leaf puppets to flower painting, hammock building to storytelling, there’s hours of hands-on fun to be had in this free activity session. Just turn up!

The Orchard Kitchen café will also be open every day, serving festive homemade refreshments. Head to our Shop and Plant Centre for all your gifting essentials from local suppliers, including wreaths from A&J Plants and mistletoe cut fresh on the Estate.

With hundreds of acres to explore, families can let their imaginations run wild at Markshall Estate this winter. Are you ready to get exploring? Find out everything you need to have a great day at www.markshall.org.uk


Family-Friendly Pantomime of Aladdin – South West London

Family-Friendly Pantomime of Aladdin - South West LondonThis December, the best value pantomime in South West London comes to Wandsworth Civic Suite.

Journey into Aladdin’s Cave for the very first time this Christmas. Ideal for children ages 3-11, this unforgettable pantomime of the classic story of Aladdin will quickly have the entire family enthralled. Bring the kids, grandparents, the whole family along for a magical winter outing.

Kicking off in December 7th and running until the 19th there are both matinee and evening performances. Plus, it’s an absolute steal. Tickets start from only £6.60 and range to £10.

There’ll also be more relaxed sensory sensitive performances available. Featuring a chill out room, meet the cast and alternative lighting.

You won’t want to miss your flight on this magical carpet ride with Aladdin and friends as they try to outsmart the evil Abanazar. Will Aladdin manage to escape and save the kingdom Agrabah from his evil clutches? Buy a ticket today to find out!

Book now: https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/aladdin/


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