To celebrate the run up to Christmas, we thought it would be fun to highlight 12 Christmas activities and events that are sure to get you in the festive mood. So grab those Santa hats and join us as we countdown some of the best Christmas-themed activities to do around Yorkshire, mackworth/'>Derbyshire, sherwood/'>Nottinghamshire and Hull.
1. Gather round and listen to Christmas Tales With Grandad
If you like the idea of cuddling up with the little ones while listening to fun and magical Christmas stories, then we highly recommend Christmas Tales With Grandad. Currently running at Cast in Doncaster and not far from our Dominion development, this magical show uses imaginative puppetry and fun audience interaction. Showtimes include morning and afternoon performances until December 30th, call to book your tickets on 01302 303 959.
2. Grab a hot chocolate at the Christmas market
Head to the old Market Square in sherwood/'>Nottingham town centre only a few miles from our Ethos development and you’ll find the festive Winter Wonderland. With over 50 market stalls, Winter Wonderland-themed bar and ice rink, there’s something to keep everyone happy. Catch it until January 3rd.
3. Pay Santa a visit
This Christmas Ackworth Garden Centre, just a few minutes’ walk from our Elegance development, has transformed into a magical winter grotto and this year it’s Frozen themed! Discover the winter wonderland, grab a bite to eat at the café and then meet Santa alongside your favourite Disney characters. A visit to see Santa and friends is £10, which includes a trip through the Winter Wonderland grotto, a gift and personal photo. But hurry as Santa has an important day ahead and will only be around until December 23rd.
4. Take the family to a traditional ballet
Seasonal favourite Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker by the Northen Ballet Company is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Performed at the impressive Grand Theatre Opera in Leeds and just a short taxi ride from our Flaunt development, this is a show not to be missed! Ticket prices start at £10 with evening and matinee performances running until January 2nd, contact the box office on 0844 848 2700.
5. Show off your moves on the rink
Get your skates on and head down to mackworth/'>Derby’s very own outdoor ice rink at the Market Place in the town centre, not far from our Pure development. Made of real ice, the rink is a great place to spend an afternoon with the family.
6. Discover Nostell Priory at Christmas
The beautiful Nostell Priory is a special place to visit at any time of year, but at Christmas it’s truly magical! A range of events are held over the festive season running right up to January 1st, including breakfast with Santa, Christmas-themed craft activities and a chance to see the Priory decorated in all its Christmas glory. Only a few miles from our developments at Featherstone and Ackworth, it’s definitely worth a day out.
We’ll post the remaining 6 events next week. Stay tuned!