Head to Bronte Parsonage Museum between Thursday 12th and Sunday 15th December to make a Festive Wreath for your front door inspired by the traditional Christmas decorations at the Brontë Parsonage Museum. All materials will be provided, and the workshop includes mince pies and mulled wine to get you in the festive mood!
Get ready for an action-packed, festive family day out this December at Cannon Hall Farm. Book now to enjoy a delcious breakfast or lunch with Santa during a Santa Special, make your way through the elf check in for a visit to See Santa, or can you help save Christmas and help the forgetful elves make a teddy bear to take home and keep in time for Christmas at their Elves Workshop event.
Looking to experience the Christmas spirit? Join City Cruises York for a magical cruise along the Ouse. Their Santa Experience, which runs until Tuesday 17th December, invites well behaved boys and girls for a magical day out. You’ll be greeted by Ernie the Elf and Mary Christmas before setting sail and being joined by Santa Claus himself!
Join the Flamingo Land Christmas Experience (on selected dates) and enjoy Santa’s Grotto, Santa’s Magical Toy Shop, Mrs Claus’ Kitchen, the Wonderful Reindeer Paddock, Merry Marshmallow Making, Magical Milkshake, A Letter to Lapland, The Decoration Station, Christmas Tree, A Real Life Nativity, The Santa Express (weather dependent), Selection Of Rides, their Award Winning Zoo and you can also meet Peter Rabbit!
This December, see Lightwater Valley Theme Park illuminated by hundreds of magical lantern displays for their immersive Alice in Winterland event. The Yorkshire attraction will become home to many of Lewis Carroll’s iconic childhood characters, including Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty and more!
Will the bell place you on the naughty or nice list? Head to National Coal Mining Museum during select dates in December and travel 140 metres to join Santa Underground in his unique and atmospheric underground grotto. Good children will receive a present and certificate, while bad children will get coal!
Enjoy a wonderful winter’s day out in Yorkshire this November at Tropical Butterfly House! Head to the Sheffield family attraction until Tuesday 24th December to experience a magical Christmas Trail through the wildlife park. Gather up your Christmas wishes in a letter to Santa before meeting the man himself and his Elves at their woodland cabin.
Bringing Christmas to the tropics is a tough job, so Santa has sent Mango the Meerkat on a special mission to help spread the magic of Christmas at Tropical World. Bring your little helpers to join Mango and enjoy lots of festive fun for all the family. Christmas jumpers or festive attire are actively encouraged.
Experience the weird and wonderful at Xscape Yorkshire this December with magical live performances for the whole family during their Christmas of Curiosity event. The Master of Curiosity will be joined by visual and musical guest performers at intervals, and visitors will have the chance to win spot prizes – from activity passes to family meals!
This winter, until Tuesday 24th December, York’s Chocolate Story will undergo a festive make-over for their Santa’s Sweet Adventure event. Meet Santa on special themed tours by completing a mission to help him save Christmas! Make your own Christmas-themed lollies and learn how chocolate was involved in Christmases past. Personalise your own KitKat in their Chocolatory… which flavours will you choose?
Venture to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the UK’s number one walkthrough wildlife adventure, home to more than 400 animals. For two weekends in December you and your family and friends can enjoy a truly magical experience with their annual Christmas Fair and exciting entertainment including a festive pantomime featuring Victor the Polar Bear.
Ride, drive and operate real full size construction machinery, under the guidance of their fully trained staff – no driving licence require at Diggerland, Yorkshire! With 20 rides and drives including Giant Diggers and Spindizzy, Diggerland is the perfect place to take your kids for an action packed family day out.
Looking to further your history knowledge? Enjoy an incredible heritage day out at JORVIK Viking Centre. Discover the city’s fascinating Viking legacy as you get up close to some of the most beautiful and rare Viking artefacts. Travel back to the 10th century as Viking Age York is brought back to life through the sights, sounds and smells around you.
Join the Space Heroes at the Royal Armouries Museum on Saturday 28th December and Sunday 29th December for combat demonstrations and have-a-go activities, plus the chance to see a replica X-wing Starfighter, Dr Who’s Tardis, and to meet some of your favourite look-alike characters including The Doctor, R2D2, Stormtroopers and Darth Vader.
Immerse yourself in the drama this December, with a fun 2 hour interactive guided tour at The Emmerdale Studio Experience. Check out the working and replica sets, discover industry secrets and get an insider look into how the cast and crew create the gripping storylines that make up Yorkshire’s favourite soap.