School Holidays

Christmas – Panto’s, Parties & Grotto’s

This section lists Christmas activities, such as Christmas shows and panto’s, Christmas parties for children and where our local Santa’s Grotto’s are.

If you want to help publicise something you are organising, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here to get it included.

Bridlington Spa Pantomime

Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH. 01262 678258

Bridlington Spa always put on a good family pantomime. Details of 2019 coming soon.

Brigg & Hornsea (British Garden Centre’s) Santa’s Grotto’s

Both of these local British Garden Centre’s have Santa’s Grotto’s this year, along with Christmas displays and decorations. Find them at:

  • Brigg Garden Centre, Bigby High Road, Brigg, North East Lincolnshire, DN20 9HE. 01652 650484
  • Hornsea Garden Centre, Hornsea Road, Sigglesthorne, Hornsea, HU11 5QL. 01964 543040

Please call for more details and grotto experience bookings

Children’s Centre Holiday Activities

Most children’s centres in Hull & the East Riding run a special program of free activities during school holidays. Please contact your nearest Children’s Centre for their timetables.

Coletta & Tyson: Grotto, Breakfast & Tea with Santa

Coletta & Tyson, 324 Hull Road, Woodmansey, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 0RU.

Grotto, Tea with Santa and Breakfast with Santa: details of Christmas 2019 coming soon.

Elllerker Lodge Garden Centre Santa

Ellerker Lodge Garden Centre, Ringbeck, Ellerker (just off the A63 South Cave junction), HU15 2QQ. 01430 422256.

Grotto, Breakfast and Tea with Santa: 2019 details coming soon.

Freedom Centre Pantomime

The Freedom Centre, 97 Preston Road, Hull.

The Freedom Centre usually put on a panto and a children’s Christmas party. 2019 details coming soon.

For more info and tickets call them on 01482 710100

Hallmark Hotels – Sunday Lunch With Santa

Enjoy a three-course family Sunday lunch, with a special visit from Santa. After lunch our fabulous entertainer will keep the children captivated with festive activities and if they’re really good, a gift from Santa.

Available between 1-4pm on the 8th, 15th and 22nd of December 2019.

£18 per adult, £8 per child (12 years and under), Free for children up to age 5.

For more info call 0330 028 3414 or email

Ferriby High Rd, Hull HU14 3LG

Hull City Hall Christmas Shows

There are several Christmas family shows at Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square. 2019 details coming soon.

Book tickets by calling the box office on 01482 300306.

Hull Minster Christmas Events & Services

Hull Minster, Trinity Square, Hull.

Lots of family events at Holy Trinity, lots more details on their facebook page and website. 2019 details coming soon.

Humber Street Festival of Christmas

Annual event on Humber Street, the Fruit Market area, Hull. Details of 2019 coming soon.

Junction Theatre, Goole – Aladdin Christmas Pantomime

Join TaleGate Theatre Productions this Christmas for the pantomime you wished for! Help Aladdin, along with his Mum, Widow Twankey, beat the evil Abanazar to the magic lamp and win the hand of Princess Jasmine. Aladdin promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairy-tale magic of traditional pantomime!

We will also be offering a relaxed performance of Aladdin, aimed at those on the Autism Spectrum and younger children attending the theatre for the first time. This will include reduced volume levels & low level lighting throughout and BSL interpretation. For more information about relaxed performances and suitability, please contact Box Office.

Run Times:

  • 20th December, 6.30pm
  • 21st December, 11am (Relaxed), 2pm & 6.30pm
  • 22nd & 23rd December, 2pm & 6.30pm
  • 27th & 28th December, 2pm & 6.30pm

Tickets £12 (adult) £6.50 (child)

Paradise Place, Goole DN14 5DL Call the Box Office on 01405 763652

Langlands Santa’s Grotto plus Supper & Breakfast with Santa

Langlands Garden Centre, on the A1079 at Shiptonthorpe.

Grotto, Breakfast with Santa  and Supper with Santa. 2019 dates and details coming soon.

Lotherton Hall’s Christmas Experience

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB. 0113 378 2959

2019 details coming soon.

Middle Child Theatre – The Alternate Panto

The award-winning Hull company have performed a panto every year since 2012 at Fruit and their riotous takes on classic fairy tales have become a Christmas tradition in the city. Details of 2019 coming soon.

North Point Shopping Centre Grotto

North Point Shopping Centre, Goodhart Road, Bransholme, Hull, HU7 4EE.

Free grotto at the shopping centre. 2019 details coming soon.

One-Off Events & Activities

You can also find details of all one-off family events and activities happening over the school holidays by day in the Mumbler Events Calendar here.

Parkway Beverley – Pantomime

Parkway, Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0PW.

Annual pantomime at Parkway. 2019 details coming soon.

For tickets call the box office on 01482 968090

School Holiday Childcare – Camps, Workshops and Clubs

You can find a list of all the workshops, camps and clubs running across the school holidays on the  Holiday Clubs & Workshops page here.

Sundown Adventureland at Christmas

Treswell Road, near Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX. 01777 248274.

Theme park and imagination world designed for under 10’s near Retford, approx 1 hour 15 mins drive from Hull, put on an annual Christmas event. 2019 details coming soon.

The Snowman & Live Orchestra

The Snowman & Live Orchestra Tour comes to the area at Christmas. 2019 details coming soon.