westfieldIce skating at Westfield London

Westfield London Ice Rink

Until January 8

For prices, see website

All ages

Enjoy an active, fun-filled day out at Westfield London Ice Rink with all the family. It’s great exercise and a great way to socialise and learn new skills. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Day camps and swim courses

Poolside Manor

From December 19

Ages 3-12

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Poolside Manor will host its popular multi-activity day camps this Christmas (rated outstanding by Ofsted), offering a variety of sports, games, arts and crafts and much more. It will also be running crash courses for beginners through to advanced swimmers with a half-hour lesson on offer each day.


Squire’s Charity Grottos

Squire’s Garden Centres

Every weekend in December

All ages


Children can meet Santa in his grotto, share their Christmas wishes and receive a gift. The grottos are free to visit, but customers are encouraged to give charity donations. Grottos are available at Squire’s Stanmore, Twickenham, Windsor, Cobham, Crawley, Hersham, Long Ditton, Reigate, West Horsley and Woking centres.

Father Christmas West Dean Gardens

Father Christmas at West Dean

West Dean Gardens

December 10-11 and 17-18

Child £5/adult £5.50

All ages

Children can share their secret Christmas wishes in Santa’s grotto in the historic Apple Store with a free gift and activities, while adults can enjoy a complimentary mulled wine and a mince pie. Enjoy the festive lights, decorations and gifts in the shop and enjoy seasonal food in the Gardens Restaurant.


Dino Snores for Kids Christmas Special

Hintze Hall

December 23

Tickets £130 (members £117)

Ages 7-11 (accompanied by an adult)

The first-ever kids’ Christmas museum sleepover offers the perfect opportunity to explore the museum after dark. The experience includes a torch-lit trail, a dinosaur T-shirt-making workshop, an educational science show, a Christmas carol performance, live reindeer, two meals, meeting a special guest and his helpers, and a goody bag to take away.

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