Festivals and Winter Wonderlands
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 17 Nov 2017 – 01 Jan 2018, 9:00am – 11:00pm
Visitors can glide over the glittering ice rink, explore the Deep Sea Adventures Ice kingdom, see the family friendly Zippos Christmas circus or get the adrenaline flowing with a Cirque Berserk's thrilling off-the-scale stunt action in the Mega Dome and sip a warming hot chocolate in the Bavarian Village whilst browsing the Christmas markets or gazing at the 100,00 christmas lights!
Greenwich Winter Time Festival 01 DEC – 31 DEC 17
Times may vary
Skate on the ice rink in the historic courtyards of the Old Royal Naval College, and cheer on the world-class figure skaters whose performances are set to kick-start every skate session.
Shop at the specially curated Winter Market, or chow down on some of London's best festival food. If the kids have been really good, families can drop in for a visit with Father Christmas before he takes off from his Greenwich Launch Pad on Christmas Eve.
Festival slots are booked in 3-hour sessions to guarantee a warm, intimate environment safe for kids all ages.
Hogwarts in the Snow 18th NOV 2017 -28th JAN 2018
For a touch of magic this Christmas visit the Harry Potter studios where the tours have been given a festive makeover.
Christmas trees and a seasonal feast feature in the Great Hall, decorations in the Gryffindor common room and snow drifts through Diagon Alley.
The scale model of Hogwarts will also be looking wintry, with snow and ice effects applied by hand.
Visitors will also be able to get up close with the different types of snow used during production. Wrap up warm!
Chessington Winter's Tail 2nd DEC - 24th DEC 2017
This festive season, Chessington World of Adventures opens its gates to celebrate christmas. Visit the Gruffalo, Father Christmas in his magical grotto,or even join him for a Sleepover, plus enjoy some favourite rides and meet the animals at Chessington’s Zoo and SEA LIFE centre.
Syon Park Enchanted Woodland 10 NOV 17 – 26 NOV 17
Times vary between bookings, check online
See the 600 year old gardens illuminated by specially designed lights which truly transform the 400-year-old tree specimens into a magical wintry forest. A perfect treat to take the family to at this festive time.
Here's what it looked like last year in the video below....
Christmas at Kew Gardens 22nd Dec 2017 - 1st Jan 2018
Illuminations light up the buildings and plants at Kew this Christmas. The mile-long, twinkling trail leads visitors past singing trees, a flickering Fire Garden, kaleidoscopic projections and giant flora-inspired lights.
Santa and his elves will also be in attendance, while grown-ups can take advantage of the festive shopping, seasonal snacks and warming mulled wine.
Shows and Panto
In Surrey, find Dick Whittington at Guildford's Yvonne Arnold Theatre and indulge in an arabian adventure with a Bollywood twist in Aladdin on Ice at Guildford Spectrum 15th-17th Dec 2017.
Or opt for a more traditional Christmas show, the Wintershall Nativity, performed both inside and outside Holly Barn on the Wintershall Estate, Bramley.
Our very own singer Nicki performed in this as a child - MANY MANY moons ago!!
This year the Harlequin Theatre Redhill presents The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan whilst our friends at
The Yard @ Reigate Station bring musical festive cheer at the Christmas Mini Market and Jam 10th Dec 2017 12pm-9pm. FREE entry and a licensed bar, visit Santa 12-3pm
And of course you can join us, the
U.K's award winning live and interactive rock and pop band for kids,
on the 9th December at Reigate Golf Club for more musical festive family fun at our Christmas Party!
With all your favourite Christmas chart hits, action songs and nursery rhymes alongside bubble blasts, snow confetti, disco lights and colourful props and inflatables,
its the Ultimate Family Gig!
London has lots of shows for toddlers and families this year!
Our fab friends at Under1roof have a fun and varied Christmas program throughout December,
with Dick Whittington, The Snow Queen and the Theatre Tots present The Mixed Up Christmas.
AND you can also see Boogie Monsters at
Under1roof on 16th December 3.30pm - 4.45pm
for another of our fun family musical Christmas Parties!
Meanwhile the Greenwich Theatre brings you Cinderella whilst the Croydon Panto is the classic Jack and The Beanstalk. Boogie Monsters will also be at Croydon Boxpark in our Festive Family Acoustic Jam but is is now SOLD OUT!
Great for toddlers is The Stick Man at Leicester Square Theatre, let them watch the book spring to life in
The Very Hungry Caterpillar at The Ambassador Theatre, see the much loved classic The Snowman, live at The Peacock or indulge your little ones in some silliness with Christmas Tales by the famous Chickenshed.