School Holidays Harrogate

Christmas Events


Santa at Abbey House Museum

4-23 December 2021 

We are delighted to welcome families back to the Museum to celebrate Christmas with us once more at Abbey House Museum.

Santa will be meeting families in the snowy square, next to his grotto stuffed full of presents! There is plenty of room for the whole family to join in safely. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

As well as your chance to tell Santa if you have been good you can write him a list and pop it in our post box! The Victorian streets will be seasonally decorated. There will be trails to try, sprouts to spot, silly hats to selfie and cosy corners to curl up for a story all included with your entry. There is also a craft bag for each child to take home.

We are taking bookings again this year to prevent long queues and keep everyone safe. Please arrive at the Museum in plenty of time for your booked slot. There may be more than one family booked in this time slot but you will go into to see Santa as a family and will not be asked to share. To keep everyone safe we respectfully request adults wear masks unless exempt and allow personal space.

Each ticket is for one child to see Santa and receive a present. Admission to the Museum is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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£5.50pp plus general Museum admission


Festive Afternoon Tea with Elsa this Christmas season, as our garden TiPi at Cedar Court Hotel in Harrogate, turns into a magical Frozen kingdom for 3 days only, which will run from 20th-22nd of December 2021 at 12.30pm-4.00pm each day.

Tuck into a delicious afternoon tea while Elsa will grace us with her visit and present children with a goody bag and gifts. Below is our magical menu you will find available on the days.

Please, note when booking, to book adults and children’s tickets separately but under one name. Thank you.

❄️ Adults Afternoon Tea Menu ❄️

Mulled wine / Tea selection / Glass of prosecco

Smoked Mackerel pate sandwich with lemon & dill

Cheese & chutney sandwich

Honey & mustard ham hock, piccalilli & crackling on sourdough crostini’s

Turkey & sage sausage roll

Goats’ cheese, cheesecake with red onion jam

Mince Pie

Winter pavlova, Macaron and Scone with jam & cream

 

 

❄️Children’s Afternoon Tea ❄️

Strawberry/Chocolate milkshake / Hot chocolate / Unlimited squash

Tuna & cucumber sandwich, Cheese sandwich, Ham Sandwich, Sausage Roll

Chocolate Brownie, Scone with jam and cream, Frozen biscuit

Terms and Conditions: Each reservation is 90minutes long, bookings are non-refundable and full payment is required at the time of booking, ticket price is £20.00 per adult and £15.00 for a child under 16yo.

 


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Fri 26 November – Sun 9 January 2022, Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Hop aboard a magic carpet destined for the Carriageworks Theatre to see this year’s enchanting family pantomime, Aladdin.

Follow Aladdin on the journey of a lifetime as he soars through the skies in his quest for fortune and true love. Don’t miss this GENIE-us production full of singalong tunes, spectacular dance routines, dazzling costumes and laugh-out-loud jokes guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles, whether you’re three… or ninety-three!

Leeds’ favourite Jez Edwards is back for his eleventh year in a Carriageworks Theatre pantomime, starring as Wishee Washee. Joining Jez on stage is Aaron Steadman as Aladdin, the flamboyant Anna Phylactic as Widow Twankey, Ohaana Greeves as Jasmine, and Alexander Lee as Abanazar.

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Fill a festive day with Christmas at Harewood

13 November 2021- 3 January 2021

Get your family into the Christmas spirit with a winter day at Harewood House!

+ Roam 120 acres of gardens and grounds, decorated with shining lights, giant Christmas trees and marshmallow toasting fires!

+ Spark the kids’ imagination with Upon a Christmas Wish in the House – a stunning immersive production telling a Christmas tale like never before

+ Delve into hidden valleys and skip across stepping stones in the Himalayan Garden, and say “Merry Christmas” to the penguins, flamingoes and parrots in the Bird Garden

+ Run, jump and play on Harewood’s beloved Adventure Playground, and explore this year’s new Woodland Wonderland

+ Enjoy yummy festive drinks, snacks and lunches – hot chocolates and pie + peas anyone?

+ Buy thoughtful gifts in our two Christmas shops, and discover local independent makers at the Festive Gift Fairs on selected weekends

Sign up for family Membership for amazing value, unlimited access to Harewood throughout Christmas and all next year (during open season) – visit harewood.org/membership.

Visit harewood.org/Christmas to find out what’s on and to book tickets – early booking is strongly advised.


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Tree Traditions

Experience our Tree Traditions trail daily during normal opening hours. Visits to the house are via tour only mid-week. Festive activities and Santa visits are available on weekends in December and from Monday 20 – Thursday 23 December. Please note that the house is closed on Mondays so Santa can get ready for your visit! 

Follow our family friendly trail across the house and farm and discover themed trees inspired by our magical estate. Our handcrafted Christmas trees tell the historic tales of Temple Newsam and there’s free festive crafts for younger visitors.

At Home Farm cosy up by the roaring workshop fire and get up close to farmyard friends bedding down for winter. See the mansion house decorated for the lord and lady of the manor and meet Santa Claus to pick up an early Christmas gift. There’s lots of lovely presents for those who have been good this year

Pre-booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Temple Newsam Road, Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE. Tel: 0113 336 7460


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Christmas 2021

Christmas Festival at the Web Adventure Park

Make lasting memories with your family at our magical and unique Christmas Experience.

A wondrous event including an audience with Father Christmas himself, meeting his Elves and his reindeers Donner and Blitzen as you wander round the animal park and enter the Winter Wonderland. There you will find Father Christmas planning his Christmas Eve adventure, maybe check if you are on his “Nice List!” If you are very lucky the Elves may have a gift for you too.

Dazzling Darren and Michael Jordan will showcase his Christmas Magic performances, six in total including our Elf on the Shelf show. A jam-packed day with lots of laughs and wows guaranteed.

Then take a walk into our Christmas Fair for unlimited rides on our Double Carousel, Helterskelter, Balloons, Pony Express, Formula, Miami, Sizzler, Apple Coaster, Cups and Saucers, Bulls and new Waveswinger – fun for all ages

If you need to warm up head to our indoor play with ample to keep the children amused from babies through to bigger children. Parents can relax and enjoy a hot chocolate or glass of wine!

There is also the fun of outside adventure park, where children can let off steam and enjoy all the activities available.

Twinkling lights, Christmas trees and Festive Characters.
A full day of family fun with lots of activities and Christmas joy, not to be missed!

Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH


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From the start of December, experience the joy of Christmas at Fashion House Bistro in Harrogate.

Whether you’re organising an office Christmas meal, a family gathering or a get-together with friends, our warm, festive atmosphere makes us the perfect venue for parties of anything from 4 to 40. Our head chef has crafted a delicious Christmas menu of seasonal favourites and sweet treats for guests to choose from.

Book your table today for a Christmas experience to remember.

 


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Music and Lights:

As twilight falls see the abbey aglow with all the colours of the rainbow. Walk beneath the cellarium’s vaulted ceilings, under the grand columns of the nave and stop to watch the live choirs and bands fill the ruins with festive music. Join in if you know the tune!

Choirs and bands will be performing in the cellarium 2-3pm each Saturday and Sunday from 20 November until 2 January. From Monday 20 December to Tuesday 4 January (closed on 24/25 December) the abbey will be lit each day and playing recorded carols on afternoons when there’s no live music.

Drop into Swanley Grange on your way down to the abbey and get stuck into some family Christmas crafts. Perfect for little ones to get messy with natural materials to create festive decorations.

Have you got any puff left? Join in with a festive trail with Percy the Park Keeper daily (from Saturday 4 December until 3 January)

Come along and be Percy’s helper for the day! Step into his ‘wellies’ while he’s busy as there’s a lot to get done in winter. Working with Percy’s animal friends follow clues to find lost items and help get the tasks done with lots of fun along the way. Complete the trail for a fun prize at the end. Trails cost £2 and can be collected from our admissions teams.

 


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Taking place at The Crown Hotel, families will enjoy a sing-along, elf-tastic performance full of festive fun and North Pole magic. After the Elf Training Show, everyone will have the chance to meet Father Christmas himself, and all the newly-trained elves will receive a 2021 Elf Graduation Certificate, and an early Christmas Present from Father Christmas. But remember, don’t open it until the ‘Big Day’ itself!

The Harrogate Father Christmas Experience will be running for 15 dates, these are as below:

Available time slots:

9.15am | 10.30am | 11.45am | 1pm | 2.15pm | 3:30pm (on selected dates)

November

  • Saturday 20th
  • Sunday 21st
  • Saturday 27th
  • Sunday 28th – 9.15am show not on sale

December

  • Saturday 4th
  • Sunday 5th
  • Saturday 11th
  • Sunday 12th
  • Saturday 18th – additional 3.30pm show
  • Sunday 19th
  • Mon 20th
  • Tuesday 21st
  • Wednesday 22nd
  • Thursday 23rd
  • Friday 24th (Christmas Eve)

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Book Tickets

There’s always lots for families to do at Harrogate Museums and Gallery!  Games, dressing up, trails, art materials and children’s books are just some of the activities available.

Our Family Explorer Pass gets you free entry to both museums (the art gallery is always free) for just £30 a year for 2 adults and 3 children over 5 (under 5s are free).  Other passes are available to suit your family.


At the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate smell the stinky sulphur water that was drunk by hundreds of people each morning, back when Harrogate was the place for health and happiness visited by the rich and famous.  See and smell the original wells on a tour, discover the spa treatments, beautiful clothes, toys and household objects from the people of Harrogate past.  Enjoy further back in time with our Ancient Egyptian displays.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am until 4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm

Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY | 01423 556188 | museums@harrogate.gov.uk


At Knaresborough Castle and Museum take in the beautiful views and discover the dungeon, ancient graffiti and special secret underground tunnel.  It may seem peaceful now, but the castle was once a mighty stronghold of medieval kings. Inside the museum you’ll find tales of local characters including Blind Jack, Guy Fawkes and Mother Shipton. You’ll also find the rare, original Tudor court room where suspected criminals faced public trial as well as family activities.

Open daily 11am to 4pm until 11 September and then weekends until 2 October

Knaresborough Castle and Museum, Castle Yard, Knaresborough, HG5 8AS | 01423 556188 | museums@harrogate.gov.uk


The Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate is a relaxed, welcoming art space with changing exhibitions to suit everyone.  Our art trolley is always full of art materials to give the whole family a chance to get creative.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am until 4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm

Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA, 01423 556188 | museums@harrogate.gov.uk


For full details of our museums and gallery visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

Can you find the missing Gargoyle Grobblenook at The Hole In Wand Wizard Golf?

Visit the World’s Most Magical Golf Course in York’s Coppergate Shopping Centre in York, and take on 9 magical golf holes.

Along the way there will be bubbling cauldrons, magical portals, a giant picture frame where you become part of the painting…and can you do a Light Spell to illuminate the way in our dark hole?

At the end of your adventure you will find out if you have the magical powers of a Serpent, Basilisk, Unicorn or Wizard and every player will receive a magic potion gift to take home, plus hopefully find Grobblenook and maybe get a Hole In One badge!

After a magical 9 hole adventure you can relax in our Wizard Tavern with a Cauldron Cake or Uni-Pop-Corn, and a delicious potion with poisonous options for grown up spell makers.

Wizard golf with a potion drink for every player is £6.99 per person and you can book now via the website. Minimum age is 3 and the maximum group size is 6 Wizard with wands.

Use the magic password MUMBLER to get our secret discounted Coffee in our Wizard Tavern.

This Christmas at The Hole In Wand you can get a Mulled Wine or Mulled Mead for £3.99 with a FREE Mince Pie, York’s most magical festive offer in the Coppergate shopping Centre after Wizard Golf or as you wonder on by🍷

 


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27 November – 2 January 2022

The Christmas Experience at Lotherton returns this year, with Santa and his elves ready to welcome visitors from across Leeds and beyond.

BRAND NEW for 2021 is our Festive Woodland Walk, Elf Crafts, Mrs Claus Gingerbead decorating and Yuletide Yurts with extra special magic show!

The Festive Woodland Walk will include larger than life Christmas traditions including interactive elements for all of the family to enjoy. Take a walk through the sparking and twinkling lights whilst exploring the amazing interactive traditions. As well as visiting Santa this year you can join the elves and Mrs Claus for Elf crafts in the courtyard and gingerbread decorating in the house!

Come on in to our Yuletide Yurts and have a festive drink whilst enjoying the beautiful setting. Snacks will also be on sale alongside your favourite Christmas tipple! You can even come to one of our amazing magic shows which promise to fill you with mystery, wonder and festive fun!

The Hall will be dressed up in all of its Edwardian festive finery, the Fairy Dell will be twinkling and Wildlife World will be open during the day for a full day out experience.

Every visitor must have a pre-booked ticket before visiting, no payment will be taken on the gate.

Please ensure all visitors have a Christmas Experience estate entry ticket.

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0113 378 2959
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Magical Christmas Elf Magic Show & personalised Santa Experience

With Breakfast or Afternoon Tea
Sunday 19th December  (last few tickets) & Monday 20th December

In the luxury surrounds of Rudding Park Hotel 

Just look what it includes

·  30-40 min hilarious Christmas Magic Show with our super talented Magician & Chief Elf 

·  Elf visit to your table, can you help find Rudolph’s nose? 

·  Fully personalised family visit to see Santa in his Grotto. look at the amazement on their faces as Santa knows so much about them!!

·  Santa will see if they are in his Good List book

·  Choose your ticket between a delicious breakfast or sumptuous afternoon tea

·  Every child gets a gift bag from Santa (Includes Xmas teddy, selection box & certificate)

·  Every Child receives Balloon Model from the Magician

·  Extra characters for extra fun on Monday 20th Dec  including a Snow Man or Snow Queen* 

*Only on Monday 20th December

We have shows throughout the day (total experience time approx. 90mins)

Arrival times (please note:  slightly different times for Sunday 19th see ticket times)

Monday 20th December Shows include Extra characters Including Popular  Snow Queen & Snow Man* 

Monday 20th Dec  Arrival/Ticket times 
• Breakfast 10am
• Afternoon Tea 12pm
• Afternoon tea 2pm
• Afternoon tea 4pm
Tickets on sale from our website https://www.rascalsentertainment.co.uk/events

Ticket price includes: food, magic show & personalised Santa visit ( and gift for paid children)
This isn’t just any Breakfast or Afternoon tea this is a Rudding Park Breakfast and afternoon tea!!
Breakfast & Show Ticket price Adult £38 Children £30
Afternoon Tea & Show Ticket price Adult £42 Children £32

Bookings are sat on tables of Min of 4 people, if you have booked less than 4 you will be on a shared table.

You will be asked to complete a form on arrival about your child for Santa, it can be emailed in advance and brought along on the day, or filled in on arrival, it must include things that only Santa will know!

This isn’t any Breakfast or Afternoon tea, this is a Rudding Park breakfast or afternoon tea. 


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Tickets for Christmas at Mother Shipton’s can be purchased ONLINE ONLY for selected dates through November 2021 and December 2021. Places are limited, don’t miss out!

 

What to expect this Christmas:

· See Santa (socially distanced)

· Meet Chief Elf Chestnut

· Optional add-on purchase of a special soft toy gift to receive from Santa’s Elf Helper whilst you meet Santa

· Winter Woodland Walk

· Festive Displays & Scenes

· Christmas Post Office

· Adventure Playground*

· Cave where Mother Shipton was born*

· Petrifying Well*

· Gift Shop

· Museum

· Wishing Well

· Wishing Logs

· Take-Away refreshments available to purchase

· Picnic tables available & toilets open

· Dog Friendly (on a lead, the only place that dogs can’t go is inside the adventure playground)

*Subject to weather conditions

 

Tickets are for timed sessions. Most sessions allow up to 2.5 hours within the attraction.

 


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Come along an join Santa and his Elves for Elf fun & games, Santa Story time, Christmas Sing a long, Santa meet & greet.

All with delicious Hot Chocolate & Hot dogs

(includes book or selection box for each paid child ticket)

Come along in your Christmas Pyjamas & Santa hat and Join Santa and his Elf for 

  • Elf fun
  • Games
  • Sing a long
  • Santa story time
  • Meet & Greet Santa
  • whilst enjoying  Hot dogs & Hot chocolate (cold drink alternative)

Tickets 

Children £15

Adults £12  (adult ticket includes £5 voucher for the bar and no food)

Party booking times (each party lasts approx 75mins)

Choose which party time you would like to book

• 4pm ( ideal for under 5s)

• 5.30pm

• 7pm ( ideal for over 5s )

The ages are for guidelines and not stipulations

Book tickets at ( scroll down the page to for ticket choices)

https://www.rascalsentertainment.co.uk/event-details/santas-pyjama-party


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Santa’s Reindeer……are coming to town!!

Forget ‘Santa Claus coming to Town’ – Westmorland Sheepskins has Santa’s Reindeer (yes proper real ones!) visiting them in the Montpellier Quarter of Harrogate this Christmas!

A number of local businesses in the Montpellier Quarter will be opening a little later on Thursday 9th December, giving you the opportunity to get some fab Christmas gifts for your loved ones and a chance to take a seat on Santa’s sleigh for a festive snap with his reindeer. Make your Christmas shopping experience a memorable one this year and support your local Harrogate independents whilst getting in the festive spirit. Don’t miss grabbing a mulled wine from Prego, a delicious brownie from Love Brownies and add your Christmas wish to the Wishing Tree in Westmorland Sheepskins after meeting Dasher and Dancer!!

For a list of businesses getting involved and to find out more, visit Westmorland Sheepskins Facebook page:


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SELECTED DATES FROM 27TH NOVEMBER – 23RD DECEMBER 2021

A MAGICAL IMMERSIVE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Come on down to Spilman’s Farm this winter for some magical festive fun… and instead of picking your own fruit and veg….you get to PICK YOUR OWN Christmas!!!

  • Includes storytelling with Santa
  • A trip to Mrs Claus’s Gingerbread
  • Toy Workshop
  • Free Mulled Wine & Hot Chocolate
  • Pick your own Present
  • Christmas Disco
  • Fairground Rides

27th & 28th November, 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th – 23rd December 2021.

Experience lasts around 60 minutes. Pre-Booking Essential

Church Farm, Sessay, YO7 3NB


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20th November 2021 – 4th January 2022

The Christmas adventure is back at Stockeld Park,

Magical festive fun to have from morning ‘til dark!

What to do first, ice skating or a nice warm drink?

Feeling so happy as you skate around the rink!

Time to get lost in the giant snowflake maze,

Let’s hope you’re not stuck in there for too many days!

The forest holds so much fun, you can travel by ski or foot,

So many adventure playgrounds, you won’t know where to look!

And when it gets dark on those magical Christmas nights,

The forest lights up with pretty illuminations, that twinkle so bright!

Of course, you can meet the man, Santa himself,

And even have breakfast with him and his elves!

If you’re looking for Christmas magic, Stockeld Park is the key,

You can even take home your own Christmas tree!

Presents, tinsel, and pretty green holly,

You’re sure to leave Stockeld Park feeling very Jolly!

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Suitable for toddlers

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.


01937 586333
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Christmas 2021.

Join us and our Rocking Santa for a special start to your Yuletide Festivities.  You can book a private 15 minute family appointment with Rocking Santa in his cinema room grotto.  Booking is essential – £12 per child and includes a gift.

Caves and Cafe open as normal.  Recommended to book online in advanced – they’ll be lots of festive specials on at the Time Cafe!


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1. Harrogate Christmas Fayre

Harrogate Town Centre

Friday 3rd December – Sunday 12th December

Mon – Weds, 10am – 7pm, Thurs – Sat, 10am – 9pm and Sundays 10am – 5pm

‘Tis the season to be jolly and the frivolities kick off with the Harrogate Christmas Fayre (Friday 3rd – Sunday 12th December daily).

Experience the joy of Christmas in the heart of Harrogate this December when the town centre will host a delightful festive market featuring an eclectic mix of favourite local traders and traditional European Christmas stalls.

Among the charming stalls and entertainment will be arts and crafts from artisan creators, mouth-watering treats, festive decorations and unique gift ideas, for friends, for family, or maybe just for you, as a little treat amid the busy Christmas preparations.

There’ll be plenty to see and do to entertain the little ones too, with fair rides, sweet-treat stalls, entertainment and Christmas music to set the Yuletide mood.  Climb aboard the Candy Cane Express, supported by Harrogate BID, a free-to-ride road train to travel around the town centre and take in all of the seasonal sights and sounds.  Shuttling between the three main areas of the Christmas Fayre, traditional fairground rides and stalls, via Cambridge Street, Market Place, Station Square and Cambridge Crescent, making sure you don’t miss a thing during your visit.

Parking in the Victoria Centre multi-storey car park in Harrogate is free after 3pm Mondays to Thursdays from 15th November to 24th December.

For the safety and enjoyment of traders, townspeople and visitors alike, the Christmas Fayre has a wider, covid-safe footprint, with over fifty stalls spaced apart and running for over two weeks to reduce over-crowding.

2. Harrogate Christmas Artisan Market

Valley Gardens, Harrogate

Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th December

10am – 3pm

The perfect complement to the Christmas Fayre is the Little Bird Made Harrogate Christmas Artisan Market at Valley Gardens.  Over 60 local traders, crafters and producers will provide a wide choice of wonderful festive arts and crafts, clothing, homeware and jewellery as well as mouth-wateringly delicious, locally produced food and drink, Mmmm

3. Knaresborough Christmas Market

Knaresborough Market Place, HG5 8AL

Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th December 2021

10am – 5pm Saturday

10am – Firework finale at 4:30pm Sunday

It’s beginning to look a lot like time to get to the Knaresborough Christmas Market, where you’ll find lots of wonderful market stalls packed full of Christmas goodies, in the historic and picturesque market town of Knaresborough.  With brass band music, mulled wine and traders in traditional costume, this weekend is a treat for the senses.

To really get in the festive spirit, try a tasty treat of turkey sandwiches and mince pies, washed down with a delicious, mulled wine.  It’s a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit, with street entertainers and carol singing, what a wonderful way for the whole family to enjoy the most magical time of the year!  Free access to the park and ride is also available.


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1. Festive Fairground and Christmas Rides

Harrogate Town Centre

Monday 15th November 2021 – Sunday 2nd January 2022

Mon – Weds, 10am – 7pm, Thurs – Sat, 10am – 9pm and Sundays 10am – 5pm

In addition to a truly festive Harrogate Christmas shopping experience, there will be traditional fairground rides including a Ferris wheel, Victorian carousel, helter skelter, entertainments and a performance area to captivate young and old alike.

2. Magical Window Trail

Boroughbridge, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge, Ripon

Monday 6th December – Friday 24th December

Join Percy Penguin and his sledge as he journeys through the towns of Harrogate District of Boroughbridge, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge and Ripon, looking for a friend to join him in some snowy fun.  Who will he meet along the way, an elf, a squirrel, a robin, or a snowman, and will they be ready to come and play?

Follow the delightful Magical Window Trail around the Harrogate district.  A new friendly character is revealed at each new destination.  Just click on the QR code of each of the 3D stand-alone advent calendar windows to reveal the next chapter of Percy the Penguin’s story and the quest to find a friend.

Young ones will be charmed by the magical story of Percy and his quest to find a playmate to join him on his sleigh.   Grownups will love the magical shop windows trail as they follow the QR codes to special offers, discounts and wonderful Christmas gift ideas.  Lots of local shops and restaurants are taking part in Boroughbridge, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge and Ripon, so you can follow Percy on his quest and pick up some wonderful gift ideas and exclusive discounts at the same time, that’s a Christmas gift that keeps on giving!

 

 


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1.The Harrogate Father Christmas Experience

The Crown Hotel, Harrogate

Saturday 20th November – Friday 24th December

Multiple Dates and Performance Times

The Christmas Council, in association with Harrogate BID, present the Harrogate Father Christmas Experience where you can take a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on getting ready for the big day.  Guests arriving at the special Elf School entrance will be welcomed by a team of elves, before chief elf Tinsel, takes them through their elf & safety training.

There a multiples dates and times for elf & safety training sessions so  check here for full details and other useful information.


2. Stockeld Park

Wetherby Road, Wetherby, LS22 4AN

Saturday 21st November – Sunday 3rd January

Book sessions before you visit

When he’s in Yorkshire, Father Christmas and his reindeers can often be found kicking back and relaxing at Stockeld Park.  His reindeers love the wide-open space and Santa really likes its famous hot chocolate before setting off around the magical Enchanted Forest.  Wrap up warm and find out all about the home of Christmas magic and create some lasting memories with families and friends this winter.


3. Mother Shipton’s Cave

Friday 20th November – Friday 24th December

Prophesy House, Harrogate Road, High Bridge, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD

Book sessions before your visit

Another favourite Yorkshire spot of Santa’s is Mother Shipton’s Cave.  A personal friend of Mother Shipton, Father Christmas is a long-standing guest of Knaresborough’s famous prophetess, so he will be working in his grotto, making sure he has plenty of presents ready to load onto his sleigh, ready for the big Christmas Eve delivery.

There’s something for the whole family at Mother Shipton’s this Christmas. Take a photo inside Santa’s beautiful sleigh and sit upon the magical Christmas throne, then visit the Elf Mail Post Office to stamp and post your letters to Santa.

 


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Seeing Santa and sharing their Christmas wishes with him, is a truly magical experience for your little ones. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that Father Christmas will be visiting our restaurants again this year!

Each 30-minute visit with a small group of children will include storytime with Father Christmas, a photo opportunity, and a gift for your little ones. Adults can sit back and relax with a hot drink whilst their little ones enjoy their visit.

Visit Times: 11.30am – 12pm 12.15pm – 12.45pm 1pm – 1.30pm

Tickets: ADULTS Club Individual members price: £12.50 Non-members price: £17.50 CHILDREN UNDER 11: Club Individual members price: £15.00 Non-members price: £20.00 Download our app & become a member by following the link below & using the code SOPHIEB as promotional code https://clubindividual.app/

Join us afterwards for lunch & the children’s meals are on us! *All bookings require a full pre-payment at the time of booking. Children eat free when dining from the bambino menu only. Children under 1 can attend free of charge however if you wish for them to have a gift and a photo with Santa, there will be a £5 charge.

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Friday 3rd December 2021 – Sunday 2nd January 2022

A NEW SPECTACULAR FAMILY PANTO

WE’RE HAVING A BALL AND EVERYONE’S INVITED
York Theatre Royal presents the most magical pantomime of all, Cinderella!

In this timeless rags to riches story, relocated to our very own city of York, expect magical transformations, sparkling sets, stunning costumes, catchy songs and heaps of hilarity.

Our brand new pantomime will be a fabulous fun-filled treat for your whole family. Join us for a lavish, spectacular production where everyone can have a ball.

Starring CBeebies Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures and Andy and the Oddsocks’ Andy Day (Dandini), The Travelling Pantomime’s Faye Campbell (Cinderella) and Robin Simpson (Sister), Paul Hawkyard (Sister), Crackerjack’s Max Fulham (Buttons), Benjamin Lafayette (Prince Charming) and Sarah Leatherbarrow (Fairy Godmother).

Don’t be late, get your tickets before the clock strikes midnight!

FAMILY TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES!
Simply add your Adult and Under 18 tickets to the basket and your family ticket discount will be automatically applied. Our family ticket offer is not valid on band 3 and 4 tickets or in conjunction with any other offer, discount or concession. Limited to one family ticket per customer.


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Christmas 2021 is covered…in chocolate!!

Our assignment from the North Pole this year is to spread Festive joy to everyone. This December, get ready for a Christmas covered in Chocolate! From our expert chocolatiers showing off their skills and teaching you some tricks of the trade, to Santa himself making an appearance. There is a chocolate filled Christmas event to suit everyone.

Open daily for tours

Our entertaining and informative tour guides will still be delivering the daily tours but with a festive twist.

Treat yourself to one of our Magical Christmas events

Join Santa for some Chocolate Making

Perfect for those little ones that would love to meet Santa and his elfs for some chocolate fun this Christmas!

Available from 27th November 2021

A Festive Chocolate Workshop for the Family

This Christmas, treat the whole family to unique fun activities everyone can get involved with, including learning how to make various chocolatey creations!

Available throughout December 2021

A Festive Chocolate Feast for grown ups

Looking for a date night, or mate date even, we have you covered! Join our perfect alternative to your standard Friday night with our Christmas themed chocolate Masterclass lead by one of our expert chocolatiers.


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Friday 19th November 2021 to Sunday 9th January 2022.

The Ice Factor – the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink at 975 sq. m – will once again have a 30ft high sparkling Christmas tree as its centrepiece. Surrounded by illuminated trees, log cabins, the rink side cafe and a viewing platform, this magical setting makes for the perfect festive experience for all ages.

Overlooking the ice rink is The Chalet, a cosy alpine-themed, après-skate café and an ideal spot to warm up after a session on the ice or to watch the skaters glide past.  Mulled wine, the best hot chocolate in town, hot dogs, toasties and sweet treats will be available to purchase, and private parties can also be arranged.

The vintage funfair features rides from the golden era of fairgrounds.  Speed and thrills await on the 1936 Speedway, the 1937 Brooklands Dodgems or the stunning 1930s Chair-o-Plane.  Muffin the Mule and Hush Hush the train will delight children, as will the games stalls offering prizes galore.

Christmas would not be the same without a visit to Santa and his elves. Visitors can follow the path through the snowy enchanted woodland to find his cosy log cabin and collect a special gift.

Visits to Santa’s Grotto are priced at £5 per child with a £1 family booking fee.  A reservation is required to visit Santa but can be made on the day, subject to availability.

Tokens for the vintage funfair can be purchased on site at £3 per person per ride/game stall

Skating Prices:
Adult £11.95
Child £10.95
Concession £10.95
Family of 3 £31.50
Family of 4 £42.00
Family of 5 £52.50
Parents & Toddlers £11.95


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Born of the Forest: Festive Family Sessions

Børn of the Forest is a classroom without walls where children learn from nature, within nature. Join us for natural, open ended play opportunities in our vast private woodland setting, led by Vikki, a qualified forest school practitioner and Early Years specialist teacher.

Book online for Festive Family Sessions.

Christmas at Lightwater Valley

Treat the family to a magical evening of Christmas cheer on selected dates this December and experience a festive fairground and a Sing-a-long Santa Show. Hop aboard the Elf Express Christmas Train and journey through a fantasy land of twinkling lights, Candy Cane Woods and the Gingerbread Land

 

 

Christmas at The Old Swan

Various dates throughout December.

Santa’s Sunday Lunch:

A fabulous family event, arrival drink followed by a three-course festive lunch, accompanied by a children’s entertainer keeping the little ones occupied.

Santa will be in his grotto with gifts for all the children.

To book, please contact  01423 500055 (option 4)

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