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 is once again teaming up with one of the country’s leading pantomime producers, Paul Holman Associates, to present the much-loved story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Starring Star Trek legend Marina Sirtis headlining as the Empathic Fairy, and joining Marina is John Lyons from A Touch of Frost fame, and Disney’s Art Attack, Lloyd Warbey
Runs December 14th 2018 – January 6th 2019
A specially adapted and relaxed performance for customers with a wide range of disabilities and for those on the autistic spectrum is on Sunday 15 December at 5pm. British Sign Language signed performances are on Sunday 23 December at 1pm and Thursday 27 December at 5pm.
For more details and bookings see their website here.
Coletta & Tyson, 324 Hull Road, Woodmansey, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 0RU.
Grotto: launches on the 24th November 2018 and will then be open for visits to Santa.
Tea with Santa: Have a delicious Tea with Santa then visit his grotto, where you can tell him what you would like for Christmas and receive a Christmas gift. £11.90 per Child. 4-5pm or 6-7pm on 6th, 13th and 20th December.
Breakfast with Santa: Have a lovely Breakfast with Santa then visit his grotto, where you can tell him what you would like for Christmas and receive a Christmas gift. £11.90 per Child. 9.15-10.15am on 8th, 15th and 22nd December.
Booking for tea and breakfast required via our Information Desk or by Phone: 01482 865410.
Chritsmas Donkeys will also be visiting Coletta & Tyson on the 17th and 18th November and the 15th and 16th December.
Find out more on their website here.
Join us this December for a thrilling magic carpet ride as Aladdin will be stopping off at Driffield Showground for 2 magical dates! 14th & 15th December.
Driffield Showground have teamed up with Gary Starr Pantomimes to bring you this magical adaptation of the classic story Aladdin. Join our hero on a quest for the villainous Abanazer to retrieve the mystical lamp of the Djinn. Packed with danger and excitement and a small dash of love in the form of the beautiful Princess Jasmine. Watch comedy ensue as Aladdin meets the almighty Genie and they begin there quest to foil the plans of the Evil Abanazer. Adults: £12 Under 16s: £5 Family (2+3): £29 Tickets are available NOW from the Show Office on 01377 257 494
For more info and tickets visit their website here.
Adorable animals, Santa’s Grotto and fun for all ages – it’s all at Hornsea Freeport this Christmas!
Plus, with Bugtopia and Beach Cove open every day, free parking and facilities, great places to eat, and up to 50% off this season’s top brands, Hornsea Freeport makes it easy at Christmas. For more information please visit their website here.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Adapted by Deborah McAndrew, Directed by Mark Babych.
A new version of Oliver, with a festive twist! Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist on a wild adventure in this festive adaptation of Charles Dickens’ much-loved novel.
Following the huge popularity of last year’s A Christmas Carol, writer Deborah McAndrew returns with a show packed with dance and song, including traditional carols, folk tunes and original music.
Recommended age 7+. Runs Friday 30th November 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019. Special performances:
For more information and bookings please visit their website here or call the box office on
Welcome to Merry Elf’s Magical Mail. Your little one will receive a letter every day in December, on the run up to Christmas. Each letter is different and will share the magic of Christmas with them, give them a festive task to complete as well as add amazing Christmas cheer to their day!
The welcome and Christmas Eve letters are personalised containing details such as their name, siblings names, best friends, school etc. You can choose a PDF copies to print at home £12.95 or a beautifully gift boxed hard copy of all 24 letters that will be posted to you prior to 1st December £25.
If you already have the ‘Elf on the Shelf’ tradition in your house this will tie in perfectly as the letters can be personalised to come from your Elf! But if not what can be easier than putting a pre-written letter on the doormat every day and spreading some Christmas joy!
If you would like more details feel free to visit my Facebook group Merry Elf’s Magical Mail Yorkshire or call Clare on 07943112262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Pink Pig between 1st – 24th December for some ‘crimbotastic’ family fun! Choose from two wonderful options; North Star Experience (premium) or Santa Experience (standard). With the addition of ‘Elf School’, this years Christmas event is set to be even bigger & better! Also on the agenda; meet Santa (of course!), build-a-cuddle, make reindeer food with Mrs. Christmas, pick a quality toy in our North Pole toyshop, admission to the farm, plus lots more!
Pre-booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. Tickets may be available on the door, however not guaranteed. You can book tickets in advance on their website here.
Visit Santa in his magical grotto and meet Jingles* the reindeer! Open 18th November to 24th December.
For more info and to book tickets in advance please visit their website here.
Your Christmas 2018 is all wrapped here at Saramique Studio!
Come in from the cold this December and enjoy a jolly day out for the whole family. With over 5,000 animals to explore it’s a cracker of a time to head on down! Take part in the festive fishmas trail and create your very own winter wonderland – follow the clues around the attraction as you go. Make a sand art calendar for just £2 in the Learning Centre (weekends in December plus every day from 26 December to 6 January); the perfect gift for your loved ones and finish off with a delicious festive treat in Castaways Café. Plus, we are offering a FREE mince pie with every hot drink between 1st and 23rd December.
Please note The Deep will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.
The Mile sells local produce, animal and pet supplies, photo gifts and prints and is also well know for its lovely cafe, Smile Cafe @ The Mile, with indoor soft play and outside play area (weather dependent). They will be selling real Christmas trees grown locally from 1st right up to 24th December, just call in and browse their range.
Ho ho ho and yum yum yum! Treat you and your kids to a Village Christmas lunch and let your little ones meet the big man himself. £17.50 per adult, £8.50 per child. On the 2nd December and the 16th December. Bar opens 12.30pm, lunch served at 1pm, disco until 4pm.
Also on the 24th December is their Christmas Eve Family Party. £17 per adult, £8.50 per child. Bar opens 3.30pm, meal served at 4pm, discos until 7pm.
Book your tickets on their website here or call them on 01482 427110.
This year The Village Hotel Hull are putting on 2 pantomime’s. Choc full of surprises for kids, our panto’s are great entertainment for all the family. Your little ones can fill up on fun and meet their favourite characters this Christmas. £12 per adult, £6 per child. Doors open 3.30pm, show at 4pm. 2 shows:
Book your tickets on their website here or call them on 01482 427110.
Also for the grown-ups, Christmas Tribute Nights run throughout December, include a meal and live entertainment, and Christmas Party Nights. Details on their website here.
There are plenty of magical moments to enjoy this Christmas at William’s Den. With a sack full of events, activities and food, there will be something to get all the family in the festive spirit. From meeting Father and Mother Christmas to skating on our bigger and better rink, Christmas parties till late to brunch with special guests, it is sure to be an enchanting experience.
More details and prices of all these events are on the Mumbler Events Calendar here.
Skating at The Den: From 23rd November. Half hour slots throughout the day. Our magical winter skating rink will be back this year at William’s Den and this time it is bigger and better measuring 10m x 16m! Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, put on your bobble hat and enjoy the thrill of whizzing around on the rink. We’ve even got push along penguin skating aids for younger children to allow the whole family to get involved. Tickets are £6 per person (admission to play must be purchased separately).
Bellasize Christmas Trees, Eastfield House, Bellasize, Gilberdyke, DN14 7XS.
Open 7 days a week from Friday 23rd November, 9am-5pm. Selling pre-cut real Christmas trees from 5-12 ft, and 4ft pot-grown trees; all locally grown. Nordmann Firs, Norway Spruces and Fraser Firs. Also sell miniature trees (30cm), fresh wreaths, tree stands, skirts and accessories.
Home delivery available. Call 01430 449333 for more info.
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.
Clowes Memorial Church, corner of Greenwood Avenue and 1st Avenue, Orchard Park, Hull.
Wednesdays in school holidays run a fun day, 10am – 2pm.
All welcome. There is no booking needed and no fee to come, there is a donation welcome box if anyone wants to put something in. Call/text 07984441781 for more info.
One Off Productions and Cottingham Civic Hall are proud to present Jack and the Beanstalk.
Shows on 21st, 22nd and 23rd December at 7pm and also at 2pm on the 22nd December. T the Cottingham Civic Hall, Market Green, Cottingham.
Tickets £7, children under 14 £5. Tickets available from Barkers, Hallgate in Cottingham.
East Riding Leisure have lots of extra activities going on across school holidays. Christmas listings coming soon…..
East Riding Theatre, Lord Roberts Road, Beverley.
Thursday 13th December – Sunday 6th January 7.30pm & 2.30pm
A play by David Wood adapted from the book by Michelle Magorian. As London is poised on the brink of World War II, timid and scrawny Willie Beech, the abused child of a single mother, is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything. The country sounds and sights, even of Mr Tom, the gruff, kindly old man who has taken him into his home.
But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. He learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection in which harsh words and daily beatings have no place. In this new place, he discovers how reading can open up a new world.
Then a telegram comes. Willie must return to his mother in London. When weeks pass by with no word from Willie, Mr Tom sets out for London to look for the young boy he has come to love as a son.
A worldwide classic and BAFTA award-winning TV film (starring John Thaw) Goodnight Mister Tom continues to inspire audiences.
In a production that will bring generations together over the festive season, Goodnight Mr Tom, promises a special treat for all the family. Tickets £12-18.50. Suitable for ages 8+. Call the box office on 01482 874050 for tickets.
The Freedom Centre, 97 Preston Road, Hull.
Talegate Theatre present this years pantomime at The Freedom Centre, Sleeping Beauty. Tickets just £4 per person. Shows on at:
Also at The Freedom Centre – Children’s Christmas Party. Entertainment from Hull Party Services, plus a present from Santa for each child. £4 per child, £1 per adult. On the 19th and 20th December 2018, 5-7pm.
For more info and tickets call them on 01482 710100
Hessle Theatre Company presents Cinderalla, a magical family pantomime.
At Hessle Town Hall from 30th November to 2nd December 2018. Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday at 2pm.
Tickets £5 children under 16, £8 adults. Tickets available from The Cake Room on Hessle Square or online at hessletheatre.com.
There are several Christmas shows this year at Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square:
Book tickets by calling the box office on 01482 300306.
The HeadStart Hull Play Rangers programme, delivered in partnership by Hessle Road Network, Maxlife Youth Project and St. Michael’s Youth Project, provides activities for children, young people and families during school holidays, including treasure trails, dance, music, sport, art. Activities are for all ages however, under 9’s need to be accompanied by an adult or older sibling/family member. All sessions are Free to participate, with snacks and drinks provided. Next school holiday details coming soon.
For further information regarding Hull Play Rangers activities contact:
The Hull Museums put on extra activities and events in the school holidays. Christmas holiday details coming soon.
All of the Hull Museums are free entry and a good, indoor place to visit during school holidays. You can find a full list of all our areas museums on the Mumbler Days Out: Museums page here.
Hull New Theatre, Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF.
This years pantomime at Hull New Theatre is Cinderella, with an all star cast including Anita Dobson and Bernie Clifton. Runs 6th to the 30th December.
Book tickets by calling the box office on 01482 300306.
Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull.
A festive re-imagining of the Hans Christian Anderson classic tale. From Hull Truck and The Herd Theatre. Sometimes being young is hard and you just can’t wait to grow up. You’ll be happy, you’ll be beautiful, you’ll fly. Right? This is a story about being a duckling not a swan. Join us this December for a brand new show that celebrates friendship, living in the present, and the magic of childhood… especially at Christmas time!
A tinsel-filled treat for under 7s and their families. Runs 17th December 2018 to 5th January 2019. For tickets and info call the box office on 01482 323638.
The Hull Wyke Round Table will be taking their Santa’s Sleigh out around neighbourhoods again this year. Route maps and live tracker can be found on their facebook page here.
Holidays are coming and so is The Humber Street Festival of Christmas! Join us at the Fruit Market (Humber Street, next to the Marina in Hull) to eat, drink, shop, play and be merry.
Soak up the festive feels in The Christmas Pub, discover gifts at our markets, be entertained with live music and special events and don’t forget to try the seasonal street food. Supported by the Fruit Market businesses, with everything you need to have a cracking Christmas.
Runs on 1st, 2nd, 7th 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th and 30th December. 11am-11pm (11am-8pm on Sunday).
Junction, Paradise Place, Goole, DN14 5DL. 01405 763652.
Talegate Theatre present Sleeping Beauty.
TaleGate Theatre Productions are back at Junction for their ninth year with the pantomime of your dreams! Help Prince Valentine defeat the evil fairy, Malevola, and wake Sleeping Beauty with true love’s kiss. Sleeping Beauty promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! Packed with songs, silliness, audience participation and a spectacular fire breathing dragon, this panto extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family! Running time 90 mins (plus interval). Tickets £12 (adult) £6.50 (child), call Junction to book on 01405 763652.
For the first time we will also be offering a relaxed performance of Sleeping Beauty, 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. For more information about relaxed performances and suitability, please contact Box Office.
Langlands Garden Centre, on the A1079 at Shiptonthorpe.
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, Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0PW.
Talegate Theatre present Jack and the Beanstalk, a giant of a pantomime. From 15th to 31st December 2018 (shows at 11am, 2 or 3pm and 6pm depending on day). 27th December 11am performace will be BSL signed and autism friendly relaxed performance.
For tickets call the box office on 01482 968090
You can find a list of all the workshops, camps and clubs running across the school holidays on the Holiday Clubs & Workshops page here.
Scrapstore, Dairycoates Avenue, Hull. HU3 5DB. 01482 328750.
As well as being able to buy all the regular, fantastic craft items in their shop they run special events in school holidays. Details of Christmas coming soon.
Skirlaugh Garden & Aquatic Centre, Hull Road, Skirlaugh, HU11 5AH.
Santa’s Grotto: 1st & 2nd December – Meet Santa in his magical grotto this Christmas! Enjoy an exciting chat with Santa and give him your Christmas list, receive a lovely gift for each child including personalised gift tag and feel free to take as many photos as you like. Tickets are £5 per child. To purchase a ticket, please call 01964 562413, option 1, or pop in store.
Christmas Family Fun Day: 2nd December – Join us for a day of free festive family fun! Come along and meet our Christmas ponies, enjoy free mince pies and hot chocolate, free face painting, bouncy castle, balloons, take part in the children’s treasure trail and have a go at decorating your own Christmas wreath!
Breakfast with Santa: 16th December – Come and join Santa and his elves for breakfast on Sunday 16th December, 9.30am to 10.30am! Child ticket – £9.50, includes breakfast plus, a present from Santa. Adult ticket – £6.50, includes full English breakfast and a hot drink. Call So Delicious on 01964 562413, ext 048
This year The Snowman & Live Orchestra Tour will be at Beverley Minster. 27th December.
The film will be brought to life by some of the UKs top musicians playing along as an orchestra. Also an animated film of the book ‘The Bear and the Piano’ will be screened and accompanied by the orchestra. For more info and tickets contact Beverley Minster or look on the Carrot Productions website.
Waters Edge Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, Waterfront, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JR. 01652 631500.
Great, free day out for the school holidays. They also have special activities during school holidays, details of Christmas events coming soon