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Thu. 13 Dec, 2018

Christmas Party 2018 at GLive

Thu. 13 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 1:00 am

BOOK TICKETS Christmas Party 2018 Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 December, 7pm-1am G Live, Guildford SHOW INFORMATION Join us for a night to remember! We’ll provide all the glitz, glamour and fun needed to make this a spectacular Christmas party you won’t forget! Gather a group of family, friends or work colleagues and get ready to dance the night away at our amazing festive party night! The doors open to this fantastic evening at 7.30pm. Please bring your ticket with you to swap for your welcome drink of Fizz (soft option available) and then make your grand entrance into the main auditorium at 8pm ready to enjoy a wonderful three-course festive meal. Once dinner has finished, enjoy the sounds of a live band and then boogie the night away with the DJ. Carriages at 1am Do check back as more details are released over the next few months. Tickets includes: Welcome drink Three Course Dinner Live Band Entertainment DJ Dress code: Black Tie   Tickets: Tickets: £55.00 There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018

Christmas Party 2018 at GLive

Thu. 13 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 1:00 am

BOOK TICKETS Christmas Party 2018 Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 December, 7pm-1am G Live, Guildford SHOW INFORMATION Join us for a night to remember! We’ll provide all the glitz, glamour and fun needed to make this a spectacular Christmas party you won’t forget! Gather a group of family, friends or work colleagues and get ready to dance the night away at our amazing festive party night! The doors open to this fantastic evening at 7.30pm. Please bring your ticket with you to swap for your welcome drink of Fizz (soft option available) and then make your grand entrance into the main auditorium at 8pm ready to enjoy a wonderful three-course festive meal. Once dinner has finished, enjoy the sounds of a live band and then boogie the night away with the DJ. Carriages at 1am Do check back as more details are released over the next few months. Tickets includes: Welcome drink Three Course Dinner Live Band Entertainment DJ Dress code: Black Tie   Tickets: Tickets: £55.00 There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Stories and songs with Santa at RHS Wisley

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities. All details on the website and online booking opens Monday 17th September.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Creative Christmas Workshop at Painshill Park

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our outdoor adventure leader and explore the winter landscape to gather natural material. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate inside then get creative making wonderful Christmas decorations. At the end of the workshop each child will receive a present and a special note from Father Christmas who will be taking a daytime nap.

Our Creative Christmas Workshop is suitable for children aged 2 – 8 years.

Dates: 12th December – 16th December and 19th December – 23rd December (one hour workshops available at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm)

Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rudolph is lost in our garden; can you find him and help him get home in time for Christmas?

Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winkworth is a winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. Discover the hidden clues and win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink from our tea-room.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Christmas Decorations at Haslemere Museum

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am

For under 5s with their parent/carer.

Friday 14 December | 10.30 am – 11.30 am        

Listen to a festive story and make a Christmas decoration to take home              Adults £1

Children £2 | Adults £1 |No need to book

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Painting for under 5s at The Lightbox

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Dress for mess and join us for some painting fun. All materials included. Advance booking required.

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Christmas Jumper Day at Chessington WOA

All day

Chessington have set the tone for the most stylish Christmas Jumper Day yet, with an extra-long turtle neck for the Giraffes!

Sea Life London's penguins are also looking super stylish in a p-p-p-personalised jumper for a new chick.

At Chessington World of Adventures Resort a team of sewers has stitched a long-necked knitted wonder fit for a giraffe, while at SEA LIFE London the smallest of jumpers has been made to reveal the name of the newest arrival to its’ Gentoo penguin colony.

Wintershall Nativity

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dramatic and intimate, the story begins in the open air with the shepherds. The audience then take their seats in the atmospheric barn, where the story unfolds of how Jesus changed the world.  

It is a beautiful production, with a large cast of players and animals. This is the perfect opportunity to catch a show and reflect on the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

Book your tickets to one of our sell-out 90-minute performances and enrich your experience of Christmas forever.  

Mince pies and hot drinks available before the show. Parental guidance advised for under 5s. 

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the landscape garden transformed with twinkling colourful lights and laser beams. Walk around the magical winter trail to discover glowing follies, amazing reflections and breath-taking illuminations. The winter festivities continue under the stars with a live band, food stalls and a marshmallow camp fire.

Booking essential.

Christmas Family Film Night Fishers Farm

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get in the Christmas spirit at Fishers with the showing of Home Alone in our very own Barn Theatre!
Friday 14th December at 5.30pm.
Get cosy with a delicious hot chocolate and warm popcorn, sit back, relax and prepare to laugh your socks off with this classic Christmas film. 

All for just £6 per person - book your tickets here! 

Delicious Christmas workshop at Morden Hall Park, National Trust

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us and learn how to decorate cakes and edible Christmas decorations to impress your whole family! Booking essential – online https://bit.ly/2COlMTr  or call 0344 249 1895 Friday 14 Dec  6.30pm – 9pm   Admission: £35 per adult

Christmas Party 2018 at GLive

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 1:00 am

BOOK TICKETS Christmas Party 2018 Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 December, 7pm-1am G Live, Guildford SHOW INFORMATION Join us for a night to remember! We’ll provide all the glitz, glamour and fun needed to make this a spectacular Christmas party you won’t forget! Gather a group of family, friends or work colleagues and get ready to dance the night away at our amazing festive party night! The doors open to this fantastic evening at 7.30pm. Please bring your ticket with you to swap for your welcome drink of Fizz (soft option available) and then make your grand entrance into the main auditorium at 8pm ready to enjoy a wonderful three-course festive meal. Once dinner has finished, enjoy the sounds of a live band and then boogie the night away with the DJ. Carriages at 1am Do check back as more details are released over the next few months. Tickets includes: Welcome drink Three Course Dinner Live Band Entertainment DJ Dress code: Black Tie   Tickets: Tickets: £55.00 There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018

Christmas Party 2018 at GLive

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 1:00 am

BOOK TICKETS Christmas Party 2018 Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 December, 7pm-1am G Live, Guildford SHOW INFORMATION Join us for a night to remember! We’ll provide all the glitz, glamour and fun needed to make this a spectacular Christmas party you won’t forget! Gather a group of family, friends or work colleagues and get ready to dance the night away at our amazing festive party night! The doors open to this fantastic evening at 7.30pm. Please bring your ticket with you to swap for your welcome drink of Fizz (soft option available) and then make your grand entrance into the main auditorium at 8pm ready to enjoy a wonderful three-course festive meal. Once dinner has finished, enjoy the sounds of a live band and then boogie the night away with the DJ. Carriages at 1am Do check back as more details are released over the next few months. Tickets includes: Welcome drink Three Course Dinner Live Band Entertainment DJ Dress code: Black Tie   Tickets: Tickets: £55.00 There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

"Breakfast with Santa" at Squire’s Garden Centre in Frensham

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Come and have "Breakfast with Santa" at Squire’s Garden Centre in Frensham before visiting his magical grotto!

You can have breakfast with Santa at 9am every Saturday and Sunday in December, plus daily from Wednesday 19th December until Christmas Eve! After breakfast you’ll see Santa again in his grotto where he will be giving children a wonderful wrapped gift.

Tickets are £12 per child and £8 per adult, which includes a cooked breakfast (3 items for children and 6 items for adults), a hot drink or squash, and a present from Santa. £1 from every child ticket will be donated to Squire’s local charity of the year Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. Book online now at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Festive Forest Craft Club at Alice Holt

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Groundwork’s popular forest craft club is back with a special festive theme! Rather than being stuck indoors all day, we’ll be wrapping up warm and venturing out to explore the wintery wilderness of Alice Holt and playing games around the forest. But we’ll intermittently return to the warmth of the indoors to create some beautiful festive crafts from the natural materials we’ve gathered! As a result, your child will learn about nature and wildlife, as well as creating some dazzling and unique crafts to take home and decorate your house this festive season! Crafts may include, for example; glittery pinecone baubles, woven willow star ornaments, real miniature wreaths, 3D portraits of wintery woodland scenes…and lots more! Suitable for ages 5-12. BOOKING REQUIRED. Contact Jennifer Law at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakfca954990dec7c7c0d7e0c7a2f13319c').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyfca954990dec7c7c0d7e0c7a2f13319c = 'enquiries.aliceholt' + '@'; addyfca954990dec7c7c0d7e0c7a2f13319c = addyfca954990dec7c7c0d7e0c7a2f13319c + 'groundwork' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'uk'; var addy_textfca954990dec7c7c0d7e0c7a2f13319c = 'enquiries.aliceholt' + '@' + 'groundwork' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'uk';document.getElementById('cloakfca954990dec7c7c0d7e0c7a2f13319c').innerHTML += ''+addy_textfca954990dec7c7c0d7e0c7a2f13319c+''; or 07736 132 692.    

Stories and songs with Santa at RHS Wisley

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities. All details on the website and online booking opens Monday 17th September.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Denbies Santa's Cellar Grotto

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Santa comes back to visit Denbies this weekend. You will receive a warm welcome from his Elves and be taken on a magical outdoor train ride followed by a visit to see Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes. Other Information: Tickets will be £8.25 per person and include a gift from Santa, train ride, Santa sticker book and crafts in Santa's cellar. Adults go in for £3 and the includes the train ride and a Mince Pie.   (You can also visit Santa all week from the 15th - 24th December)

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Creative Christmas Workshop at Painshill Park

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our outdoor adventure leader and explore the winter landscape to gather natural material. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate inside then get creative making wonderful Christmas decorations. At the end of the workshop each child will receive a present and a special note from Father Christmas who will be taking a daytime nap.

Our Creative Christmas Workshop is suitable for children aged 2 – 8 years.

Dates: 12th December – 16th December and 19th December – 23rd December (one hour workshops available at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm)

Christmas Trail at Sayers Croft

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 15th December 10:00-16:00

Our annual festive family activity trail taking in the maze, cave, campfire, Christmas craft, archery and much more! The trail finishes with a visit to Father Christmas and each child will leave with a present! The Trail will take around 1 hour to complete. Please select a start time from the following: a. 10:00 – 10:30 b. 10:30 – 11:00 c. 11:00 – 11:30 d. 11:30 – 12:00 e. 12:30 – 13:00 f. 13:00 – 13:30 g. 13:30 – 14:00 h. 14:00 – 14:30 The cost is £4.00 per child (if booked in advance) or £7.00 on the day. Adults and under 2's attend for free. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day. 

Age: 0-12

Festive Carriage Rides at Morden Hall Park NT

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

For the first time, see the park from a cosy vintage tram-style carriage pulled by shire horses. Wrap up with a mulled wine/hot chocolate and a mince pie. Enjoy a 30 minute festive carriage ride. Our costumed Footmen will help you to explore the park in a whole new way. Our pre-booked carriage rides are the perfect way to get into the festive spirit - a great experience for families, friends and large groups. Refreshments are included in the ticket (mulled wine/ hot chocolate & mince pie/shortbread). Each ride can comfortably seat up to 16 people. Morden Hall Park is a free-entry National Trust site. Booking Essential:   https://bit.ly/2pUwkrv Or Call 0344 249 1895  

Visit Father Christmas at Morden Hall Park, National Trust

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit Father Christmas and his elves in an enchanted grotto to receive a gift chosen just for you! Children can draw and send their wish lists to Father Christmas via our special postcard express, and in a cosy enchanted grotto they will meet Father Christmas and his elves to receive a special gift. Suitable for babies toddlers and kids. Dogs on leads are welcome. Booking Essential:  Call 0344 249 1895  / 020 8545 6850  £10 per child.   10am – 5pm. See link for details: https://bit.ly/2CQPQO5    

Festive Forest Craft Club at Alice Holt Forest

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A full day of festive forest fun for children aged 5-12. In this special festive edition of our popular craft club, games and exploration out in the forest will be combined with indoor festive crafts, made from found natural materials. Children will learn about nature, meet other children, and create beautiful crafts to take home. BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

Meet Santa At Horley’s Mitchells Building Centre

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is arriving early to bring a free gift to every child this year.   Father Christmas will be meeting, greeting and listening to the Christmas wishes of children at Horley’s Mitchells Building Centre in 1-9 Station Road, Horley, on Saturday 15th December, from 10am to 12 noon. As part of the festivities, there will also be free mince pies for every visitor. Established since 1900, Mitchells says Santa’s visit has become a tradition at the store. A spokesperson at Mitchells says: “Santa makes a special stop to us every year, and last year Mitchells gave away over 100 free gifts to local children! It’s wonderful seeing so many happy, smiling faces eagerly waiting for Santa’s special appearance.” Adding: “With all the tools of the trade available to us, we were able to create our own Grotto and are now in the process of making it extra magical with the addition of lights, tinsel and plenty of glitter. Don’t miss our eco-friendly, energy-saving LED ‘TREEbrights’ fairy lights, with up to 4 times as many lights per metre as regular lights, giving your tree an extra dazzling sparkle this Christmas. “At Mitchells, we’ve got useful gifts everyone will love, including gadgets, DIY tools and things to keep your home cosy and organised this winter. If you need paint mixing, extra storage or lights for Christmas, you’ll know where to go – we’ve got everything you need to make your home look amazing for Christmas!” For more information call 01293 820890.

Breakfast with Santa in Camberley

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

What's the best way to get the family into the Christmas spirit? Breakfast with Santa!   This event will be taking place at The Square Camberley on 8th December (Muffin Break), 15th December (Patisserie Valerie) and 22nd December (Frenchies).   It costs £10 per child and you can book your space at The Square's Customer Service Desk between H Samuel and Trespass.

Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rudolph is lost in our garden; can you find him and help him get home in time for Christmas?

Santa on the VC10 at Brooklands Museum

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Once again Santa will be giving his reindeer a rest for a while and borrowing our VC10 aircraft so that he can meet his young fans. Normal Child Museum admission applies (FREE admission for under 5s). Visits to Santa are charged at £7.50 per child which includes a small present suitable for young children. Accompanying Adults and Seniors simply pay normal Museum admission. This event is most suited for Children aged 6 and under but children of any age are welcome to book. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Museum admission can be purchased separately, either in advance or on the day. Santa on the VC10 Dates: 1st December 8th December 15th December

Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winkworth is a winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. Discover the hidden clues and win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink from our tea-room.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Christmas at Birdworld

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to Birdworld to meet Santa’s reindeer and some of our friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings. As you walk through the different scenes, you can enjoy the friendly banter with the impish elves before the children meet Santa to receive their present. For those of you who are too old for a present, a mince pie and a hot fruit punch awaits! 

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Santa Specials at Rural Life Centre

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mums and dads, grannies and granddads will find the place as enchanting as the children, with a ride through the woods on the Old Kiln Light Railway, a visit to the elves’ workshop and depending on the day, a chance to see sheep and donkeys at close hand. Twinkling lights, Christmas music and seasonal refreshments are included and of course, in their magical grotto Father and Mother Christmas will give a present to each child.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Visit Father Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meet Father Christmas in his cosy sitting room. Each child will meet Father Christmas and receive a wrapped present from him.

Booking essential

Meet Mrs Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meet Mrs Christmas in her cosy sitting room. Each child will meet Mrs Christmas and receive a wrapped present from her.

Booking essential.

Festive fun and Winter Walks at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victorian Carousel.  Step back in time this Christmas and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands.  Every Weeknd in Dec, plus 26,27,28 Dec 11am -3pm.  Normal NT admission applies + £3 per ride. Christmas Trail.  Pick up a trail sheet and discover the charming story of Gulliver's travels.  1 Dec- 6 Jan

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.

 

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Wintershall Nativity

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dramatic and intimate, the story begins in the open air with the shepherds. The audience then take their seats in the atmospheric barn, where the story unfolds of how Jesus changed the world.  

It is a beautiful production, with a large cast of players and animals. This is the perfect opportunity to catch a show and reflect on the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

Book your tickets to one of our sell-out 90-minute performances and enrich your experience of Christmas forever.  

Mince pies and hot drinks available before the show. Parental guidance advised for under 5s. 

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the landscape garden transformed with twinkling colourful lights and laser beams. Walk around the magical winter trail to discover glowing follies, amazing reflections and breath-taking illuminations. The winter festivities continue under the stars with a live band, food stalls and a marshmallow camp fire.

Booking essential.

Christmas Party 2018 at GLive

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 1:00 am

BOOK TICKETS Christmas Party 2018 Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 December, 7pm-1am G Live, Guildford SHOW INFORMATION Join us for a night to remember! We’ll provide all the glitz, glamour and fun needed to make this a spectacular Christmas party you won’t forget! Gather a group of family, friends or work colleagues and get ready to dance the night away at our amazing festive party night! The doors open to this fantastic evening at 7.30pm. Please bring your ticket with you to swap for your welcome drink of Fizz (soft option available) and then make your grand entrance into the main auditorium at 8pm ready to enjoy a wonderful three-course festive meal. Once dinner has finished, enjoy the sounds of a live band and then boogie the night away with the DJ. Carriages at 1am Do check back as more details are released over the next few months. Tickets includes: Welcome drink Three Course Dinner Live Band Entertainment DJ Dress code: Black Tie   Tickets: Tickets: £55.00 There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018

Christmas Party 2018 at GLive

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 1:00 am

BOOK TICKETS Christmas Party 2018 Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 December, 7pm-1am G Live, Guildford SHOW INFORMATION Join us for a night to remember! We’ll provide all the glitz, glamour and fun needed to make this a spectacular Christmas party you won’t forget! Gather a group of family, friends or work colleagues and get ready to dance the night away at our amazing festive party night! The doors open to this fantastic evening at 7.30pm. Please bring your ticket with you to swap for your welcome drink of Fizz (soft option available) and then make your grand entrance into the main auditorium at 8pm ready to enjoy a wonderful three-course festive meal. Once dinner has finished, enjoy the sounds of a live band and then boogie the night away with the DJ. Carriages at 1am Do check back as more details are released over the next few months. Tickets includes: Welcome drink Three Course Dinner Live Band Entertainment DJ Dress code: Black Tie   Tickets: Tickets: £55.00 There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

"Breakfast with Santa" at Squire’s Garden Centre in Frensham

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Come and have "Breakfast with Santa" at Squire’s Garden Centre in Frensham before visiting his magical grotto!

You can have breakfast with Santa at 9am every Saturday and Sunday in December, plus daily from Wednesday 19th December until Christmas Eve! After breakfast you’ll see Santa again in his grotto where he will be giving children a wonderful wrapped gift.

Tickets are £12 per child and £8 per adult, which includes a cooked breakfast (3 items for children and 6 items for adults), a hot drink or squash, and a present from Santa. £1 from every child ticket will be donated to Squire’s local charity of the year Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. Book online now at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Stories and songs with Santa at RHS Wisley

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities. All details on the website and online booking opens Monday 17th September.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Denbies Santa's Cellar Grotto

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Santa comes back to visit Denbies this weekend. You will receive a warm welcome from his Elves and be taken on a magical outdoor train ride followed by a visit to see Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes. Other Information: Tickets will be £8.25 per person and include a gift from Santa, train ride, Santa sticker book and crafts in Santa's cellar. Adults go in for £3 and the includes the train ride and a Mince Pie.   (You can also visit Santa all week from the 15th - 24th December)

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Creative Christmas Workshop at Painshill Park

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our outdoor adventure leader and explore the winter landscape to gather natural material. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate inside then get creative making wonderful Christmas decorations. At the end of the workshop each child will receive a present and a special note from Father Christmas who will be taking a daytime nap.

Our Creative Christmas Workshop is suitable for children aged 2 – 8 years.

Dates: 12th December – 16th December and 19th December – 23rd December (one hour workshops available at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm)

Christmas Trail at Sayers Croft

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 15th December 10:00-16:00

Our annual festive family activity trail taking in the maze, cave, campfire, Christmas craft, archery and much more! The trail finishes with a visit to Father Christmas and each child will leave with a present! The Trail will take around 1 hour to complete. Please select a start time from the following: a. 10:00 – 10:30 b. 10:30 – 11:00 c. 11:00 – 11:30 d. 11:30 – 12:00 e. 12:30 – 13:00 f. 13:00 – 13:30 g. 13:30 – 14:00 h. 14:00 – 14:30 The cost is £4.00 per child (if booked in advance) or £7.00 on the day. Adults and under 2's attend for free. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day. 

Age: 0-12

Festive Carriage Rides at Morden Hall Park NT

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

For the first time, see the park from a cosy vintage tram-style carriage pulled by shire horses. Wrap up with a mulled wine/hot chocolate and a mince pie. Enjoy a 30 minute festive carriage ride. Our costumed Footmen will help you to explore the park in a whole new way. Our pre-booked carriage rides are the perfect way to get into the festive spirit - a great experience for families, friends and large groups. Refreshments are included in the ticket (mulled wine/ hot chocolate & mince pie/shortbread). Each ride can comfortably seat up to 16 people. Morden Hall Park is a free-entry National Trust site. Booking Essential:   https://bit.ly/2pUwkrv Or Call 0344 249 1895  

Visit Father Christmas at Morden Hall Park, National Trust

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit Father Christmas and his elves in an enchanted grotto to receive a gift chosen just for you! Children can draw and send their wish lists to Father Christmas via our special postcard express, and in a cosy enchanted grotto they will meet Father Christmas and his elves to receive a special gift. Suitable for babies toddlers and kids. Dogs on leads are welcome. Booking Essential:  Call 0344 249 1895  / 020 8545 6850  £10 per child.   10am – 5pm. See link for details: https://bit.ly/2CQPQO5    

In Good Spirit Psychic & Holistic Christmas Fair!

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
IN GOOD SPIRIT PSYCHIC & HOLISTIC FAIR!   Sunday 16th December 2018 – 10am – 4pm Come and join us for a Spectacular One Day Event for Mind, Body & Spirit. Clairvoyants, Psychic Mediums, Tarot and Angel Card Readers, Healers and Complementary Therapists. Helping raise money for books for Special Needs School in Leatherhead. It is an affordable entry fee of only £2 per adult and the first 100 visitors will get a free gift! The Fair is held in the Wemms Education Centre, Leatherhead, KT22 7NZ. A new build and comfortable environment. Parking on site is free.

Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rudolph is lost in our garden; can you find him and help him get home in time for Christmas?

Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winkworth is a winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. Discover the hidden clues and win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink from our tea-room.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Christmas at Birdworld

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to Birdworld to meet Santa’s reindeer and some of our friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings. As you walk through the different scenes, you can enjoy the friendly banter with the impish elves before the children meet Santa to receive their present. For those of you who are too old for a present, a mince pie and a hot fruit punch awaits! 

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Santa Specials at Rural Life Centre

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mums and dads, grannies and granddads will find the place as enchanting as the children, with a ride through the woods on the Old Kiln Light Railway, a visit to the elves’ workshop and depending on the day, a chance to see sheep and donkeys at close hand. Twinkling lights, Christmas music and seasonal refreshments are included and of course, in their magical grotto Father and Mother Christmas will give a present to each child.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Visit Father Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meet Father Christmas in his cosy sitting room. Each child will meet Father Christmas and receive a wrapped present from him.

Booking essential

Meet Mrs Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meet Mrs Christmas in her cosy sitting room. Each child will meet Mrs Christmas and receive a wrapped present from her.

Booking essential.

Festive fun and Winter Walks at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victorian Carousel.  Step back in time this Christmas and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands.  Every Weeknd in Dec, plus 26,27,28 Dec 11am -3pm.  Normal NT admission applies + £3 per ride. Christmas Trail.  Pick up a trail sheet and discover the charming story of Gulliver's travels.  1 Dec- 6 Jan

The Make Space at Watts Gallery

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

No space at home to be messy? Drop in to the Make Space. From printmaking to painting and sewing to sculpture, families can explore different kinds of materials and making.

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.

 

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Family Christmas Carols at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy an informal, fun family sing-along. Join us for Christmas carols, songs and readings in the Music Room at Hatchlands Park and sing along to all of your festive favourites.

12-1pm and 2-3pm.

Rudolph Rave at Give

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and party with Santa, Rudolph and their friends on Sunday 16 December, as there’s fun for all the family this Christmas at our Rudolph Rave!

With a DJ on the decks playing classic dance tunes, a sprinkling of Christmas songs and chart hits, glow sticks, gallons of glitter, giant balloons, a spectacular laser-light display and a licensed bar for the big kids, this family-friendly party afternoon will make Christmas truly unforgettable for everyone.

Wintershall Nativity

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dramatic and intimate, the story begins in the open air with the shepherds. The audience then take their seats in the atmospheric barn, where the story unfolds of how Jesus changed the world.  

It is a beautiful production, with a large cast of players and animals. This is the perfect opportunity to catch a show and reflect on the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

Book your tickets to one of our sell-out 90-minute performances and enrich your experience of Christmas forever.  

Mince pies and hot drinks available before the show. Parental guidance advised for under 5s. 

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the landscape garden transformed with twinkling colourful lights and laser beams. Walk around the magical winter trail to discover glowing follies, amazing reflections and breath-taking illuminations. The winter festivities continue under the stars with a live band, food stalls and a marshmallow camp fire.

Booking essential.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Stories and songs with Santa at RHS Wisley

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities. All details on the website and online booking opens Monday 17th September.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Denbies Santa's Cellar Grotto

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Santa comes back to visit Denbies this weekend. You will receive a warm welcome from his Elves and be taken on a magical outdoor train ride followed by a visit to see Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes. Other Information: Tickets will be £8.25 per person and include a gift from Santa, train ride, Santa sticker book and crafts in Santa's cellar. Adults go in for £3 and the includes the train ride and a Mince Pie.   (You can also visit Santa all week from the 15th - 24th December)

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This post natal exercise program aims to help strengthen and stabilise the post pregnancy body, specifically targeting those weaker muscles.

Classes vary each week to always keep exercises interesting and fun in the fabulous fresh air and beautiful grounds of Polesden Lacey.

Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rudolph is lost in our garden; can you find him and help him get home in time for Christmas?

Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winkworth is a winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. Discover the hidden clues and win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink from our tea-room.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Storytime at RHS Wisley

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 11:30 am - 11:50 am

Bring your children along to our weekly Storytime sessions in the Wisley Garden Library where they can get lost in the natural world of creepy-crawlies and garden adventures.

Sessions last around 20 minutes and run every Monday (except Bank Holidays). Suitable for under 5yrs accompanied by an adult.

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the landscape garden transformed with twinkling colourful lights and laser beams. Walk around the magical winter trail to discover glowing follies, amazing reflections and breath-taking illuminations. The winter festivities continue under the stars with a live band, food stalls and a marshmallow camp fire.

Booking essential.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Mon. 17 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Stories and songs with Santa at RHS Wisley

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities. All details on the website and online booking opens Monday 17th September.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Denbies Santa's Cellar Grotto

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Santa comes back to visit Denbies this weekend. You will receive a warm welcome from his Elves and be taken on a magical outdoor train ride followed by a visit to see Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes. Other Information: Tickets will be £8.25 per person and include a gift from Santa, train ride, Santa sticker book and crafts in Santa's cellar. Adults go in for £3 and the includes the train ride and a Mince Pie.   (You can also visit Santa all week from the 15th - 24th December)

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rudolph is lost in our garden; can you find him and help him get home in time for Christmas?

Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winkworth is a winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. Discover the hidden clues and win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink from our tea-room.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Coniferous Christmas walk at Claremont Landscape Garden

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Head out into the gardens for a refreshing winter's walk and learn all about the Claremont's conifers.

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Special Elf Workshop and Open Day at Miller's Ark Farm

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Expect to receive a warm and excited welcome from Santa’s elves at the Farm Open Day on Sunday 18th November, as they will be all over the farm helping us get ready for Santa’s Arrival the following weekend. Activities will be going on in the  Elf Workshop all day  with Santa’s little helpers working hard and having fun. Children and adults can play a huge part  in helping the elves make exciting Christmas decorations, ice Christmas cookies, decorate our Christmas tree, wrap presents to put in Santa’s sleigh to the sound of all your favourite carols.

Outside on the farm meet the elves and all your favourite animals who will be there to be cuddled and loved - little piglets, naughty goat kids, baby donkeys and ponies to groom and rabbits to cuddle.

The children can let off steam in giant straw play, then everyone can enjoy piping hot soup, warming hot chocolate, tasty ciabattas and lots more delicious food in The Old Dairy Tea Barn.

A perfect day out for all the family at just £8 for adults and children over 2, under 2's are free. Booking essential.

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the landscape garden transformed with twinkling colourful lights and laser beams. Walk around the magical winter trail to discover glowing follies, amazing reflections and breath-taking illuminations. The winter festivities continue under the stars with a live band, food stalls and a marshmallow camp fire.

Booking essential.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Tue. 18 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Stories and songs with Santa at RHS Wisley

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities. All details on the website and online booking opens Monday 17th September.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Denbies Santa's Cellar Grotto

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Santa comes back to visit Denbies this weekend. You will receive a warm welcome from his Elves and be taken on a magical outdoor train ride followed by a visit to see Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes. Other Information: Tickets will be £8.25 per person and include a gift from Santa, train ride, Santa sticker book and crafts in Santa's cellar. Adults go in for £3 and the includes the train ride and a Mince Pie.   (You can also visit Santa all week from the 15th - 24th December)

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Creative Christmas Workshop at Painshill Park

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our outdoor adventure leader and explore the winter landscape to gather natural material. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate inside then get creative making wonderful Christmas decorations. At the end of the workshop each child will receive a present and a special note from Father Christmas who will be taking a daytime nap.

Our Creative Christmas Workshop is suitable for children aged 2 – 8 years.

Dates: 12th December – 16th December and 19th December – 23rd December (one hour workshops available at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm)

Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rudolph is lost in our garden; can you find him and help him get home in time for Christmas?

Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winkworth is a winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. Discover the hidden clues and win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink from our tea-room.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Christmas at Birdworld

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to Birdworld to meet Santa’s reindeer and some of our friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings. As you walk through the different scenes, you can enjoy the friendly banter with the impish elves before the children meet Santa to receive their present. For those of you who are too old for a present, a mince pie and a hot fruit punch awaits! 

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the landscape garden transformed with twinkling colourful lights and laser beams. Walk around the magical winter trail to discover glowing follies, amazing reflections and breath-taking illuminations. The winter festivities continue under the stars with a live band, food stalls and a marshmallow camp fire.

Booking essential.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Wed. 19 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018

Peter Pan at The Electric Theatre

All day

Join Peter Pan and Wendy in their adventure against Captain Cook and his pirate crew.

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Stories and songs with Santa at RHS Wisley

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities. All details on the website and online booking opens Monday 17th September.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Denbies Santa's Cellar Grotto

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Santa comes back to visit Denbies this weekend. You will receive a warm welcome from his Elves and be taken on a magical outdoor train ride followed by a visit to see Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes. Other Information: Tickets will be £8.25 per person and include a gift from Santa, train ride, Santa sticker book and crafts in Santa's cellar. Adults go in for £3 and the includes the train ride and a Mince Pie.   (You can also visit Santa all week from the 15th - 24th December)

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Creative Christmas Workshop at Painshill Park

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our outdoor adventure leader and explore the winter landscape to gather natural material. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate inside then get creative making wonderful Christmas decorations. At the end of the workshop each child will receive a present and a special note from Father Christmas who will be taking a daytime nap.

Our Creative Christmas Workshop is suitable for children aged 2 – 8 years.

Dates: 12th December – 16th December and 19th December – 23rd December (one hour workshops available at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm)

Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This post natal exercise program aims to help strengthen and stabilise the post pregnancy body, specifically targeting those weaker muscles.

Classes vary each week to always keep exercises interesting and fun in the fabulous fresh air and beautiful grounds of Polesden Lacey.

Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rudolph is lost in our garden; can you find him and help him get home in time for Christmas?

Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winkworth is a winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. Discover the hidden clues and win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink from our tea-room.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Christmas at Birdworld

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to Birdworld to meet Santa’s reindeer and some of our friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings. As you walk through the different scenes, you can enjoy the friendly banter with the impish elves before the children meet Santa to receive their present. For those of you who are too old for a present, a mince pie and a hot fruit punch awaits! 

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Santa’s Victorian Parlour at Haslemere Museum

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday 20 December | 12 noon - 4.00 pm

Come and visit Santa as he takes times out before Christmas to relax in his charming Victorian parlour.  Your little ones can tell him all their special Christmas wishes and each child will receive a gift to take home.  Don't forget the Museum shop will be open too so get Christmas all wrapped up and find gifts for all your friends and family– why not treat them to a Museum gift membership, the perfect present that lasts all year!  For more details, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Members £4 | Non-members £5 | No need to book

The Night Before Christmas in the Mill Studio

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Follow Emma on The Night Before Christmas (Thursday 20 – Wednesday 26 December) as she stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning.  In the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and exchange presents, so he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.  Most suitable for ages 3-7 years. The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre All tickets £10 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the landscape garden transformed with twinkling colourful lights and laser beams. Walk around the magical winter trail to discover glowing follies, amazing reflections and breath-taking illuminations. The winter festivities continue under the stars with a live band, food stalls and a marshmallow camp fire.

Booking essential.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Thu. 20 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018

Peter Pan at The Electric Theatre

All day

Join Peter Pan and Wendy in their adventure against Captain Cook and his pirate crew.

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Stories and songs with Santa at RHS Wisley

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities. All details on the website and online booking opens Monday 17th September.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Denbies Santa's Cellar Grotto

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Santa comes back to visit Denbies this weekend. You will receive a warm welcome from his Elves and be taken on a magical outdoor train ride followed by a visit to see Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes. Other Information: Tickets will be £8.25 per person and include a gift from Santa, train ride, Santa sticker book and crafts in Santa's cellar. Adults go in for £3 and the includes the train ride and a Mince Pie.   (You can also visit Santa all week from the 15th - 24th December)

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Creative Christmas Workshop at Painshill Park

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our outdoor adventure leader and explore the winter landscape to gather natural material. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate inside then get creative making wonderful Christmas decorations. At the end of the workshop each child will receive a present and a special note from Father Christmas who will be taking a daytime nap.

Our Creative Christmas Workshop is suitable for children aged 2 – 8 years.

Dates: 12th December – 16th December and 19th December – 23rd December (one hour workshops available at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm)

The Snowman at GLive

All day

This Christmas join us at G Live, Guildford on Friday 21 December for an immersive magical journey through the heart-warming tale of The Snowman, screened with a live orchestra. 

Celebrating 40 years of its publication, this BAFTA-winning classic, featuring the song Walking in the Air, this cinematic gem features Raymond Briggs’ story, originally published by Puffin, with music by English composer, conductor, and pianist, Howard Blake, and performed for you by the phenomenal orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia.

Preceded by an interactive introduction to and discovery of the orchestra, The Snowman is the perfect festive outing for the whole family and is set to charm the entire audience.

Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rudolph is lost in our garden; can you find him and help him get home in time for Christmas?

Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winkworth is a winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. Discover the hidden clues and win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink from our tea-room.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Christmas at Birdworld

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to Birdworld to meet Santa’s reindeer and some of our friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings. As you walk through the different scenes, you can enjoy the friendly banter with the impish elves before the children meet Santa to receive their present. For those of you who are too old for a present, a mince pie and a hot fruit punch awaits! 

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Santa’s Victorian Parlour at Haslemere Museum

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Come and visit Santa as he takes times out before Christmas to relax in his charming Victorian parlour.  Your little ones can tell him all their special Christmas wishes and each child will receive a gift to take home.  Don't forget the Museum shop will be open too so get Christmas all wrapped up and find gifts for all your friends and family– why not treat them to a Museum gift membership, the perfect present that lasts all year!  For more details, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Members £4 | Non-members £5 | No need to book

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Christmas Reindeer Decorations at The Lightbox

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa’s reindeer are coming to town in this creative drop-in for all the family. Suitable for children aged 4+ but all ages are welcome. Younger children may need a bit of adult help and all children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials included. Please note that you may have to wait if the Education Studio is full.

The Night Before Christmas in the Mill Studio

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Follow Emma on The Night Before Christmas (Thursday 20 – Wednesday 26 December) as she stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning.  In the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and exchange presents, so he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.  Most suitable for ages 3-7 years. The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre All tickets £10 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the landscape garden transformed with twinkling colourful lights and laser beams. Walk around the magical winter trail to discover glowing follies, amazing reflections and breath-taking illuminations. The winter festivities continue under the stars with a live band, food stalls and a marshmallow camp fire.

Booking essential.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Fri. 21 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018

Peter Pan at The Electric Theatre

All day

Join Peter Pan and Wendy in their adventure against Captain Cook and his pirate crew.

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

"Breakfast with Santa" at Squire’s Garden Centre in Frensham

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Come and have "Breakfast with Santa" at Squire’s Garden Centre in Frensham before visiting his magical grotto!

You can have breakfast with Santa at 9am every Saturday and Sunday in December, plus daily from Wednesday 19th December until Christmas Eve! After breakfast you’ll see Santa again in his grotto where he will be giving children a wonderful wrapped gift.

Tickets are £12 per child and £8 per adult, which includes a cooked breakfast (3 items for children and 6 items for adults), a hot drink or squash, and a present from Santa. £1 from every child ticket will be donated to Squire’s local charity of the year Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. Book online now at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Stories and songs with Santa at RHS Wisley

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities. All details on the website and online booking opens Monday 17th September.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Denbies Santa's Cellar Grotto

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Santa comes back to visit Denbies this weekend. You will receive a warm welcome from his Elves and be taken on a magical outdoor train ride followed by a visit to see Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes. Other Information: Tickets will be £8.25 per person and include a gift from Santa, train ride, Santa sticker book and crafts in Santa's cellar. Adults go in for £3 and the includes the train ride and a Mince Pie.   (You can also visit Santa all week from the 15th - 24th December)

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Creative Christmas Workshop at Painshill Park

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our outdoor adventure leader and explore the winter landscape to gather natural material. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate inside then get creative making wonderful Christmas decorations. At the end of the workshop each child will receive a present and a special note from Father Christmas who will be taking a daytime nap.

Our Creative Christmas Workshop is suitable for children aged 2 – 8 years.

Dates: 12th December – 16th December and 19th December – 23rd December (one hour workshops available at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm)

Festive Carriage Rides at Morden Hall Park NT

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

For the first time, see the park from a cosy vintage tram-style carriage pulled by shire horses. Wrap up with a mulled wine/hot chocolate and a mince pie. Enjoy a 30 minute festive carriage ride. Our costumed Footmen will help you to explore the park in a whole new way. Our pre-booked carriage rides are the perfect way to get into the festive spirit - a great experience for families, friends and large groups. Refreshments are included in the ticket (mulled wine/ hot chocolate & mince pie/shortbread). Each ride can comfortably seat up to 16 people. Morden Hall Park is a free-entry National Trust site. Booking Essential:   https://bit.ly/2pUwkrv Or Call 0344 249 1895  

Time4Us Family Sessions in Shamley Green

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Time4Us is a unique and therapeutic family "team building" programme to increase confidence, learn more about each other and break down barriers of communication with the aid of animals. Elysian at Westland are running a series of programmes for families, merging ‘Family Fun’ with ‘Therapeutic Growth’. They are suitable for all families, who wish to: Have fun together Spend some time nurturing relationships Understand own family dynamics better Work on/improve any family challenges (e.g. communication)   Each session consists of a programme of activities with our animals at the farm. You will find yourselves doing a range of activities from llama or goat walking, pig petting, rabbit racing, feeding, leading, grooming, herding or dressing up a whole range of animals, as part of Equine and Animal Assisted therapy activities with emotional well-being and progression aims.   Time4Us is a 2 hour programme where groups of families undertake fun and meaningful animal assisted learning exercises together. It is a unique experience of ‘team building’ wrapped together with getting up close and personal with a whole variety of animals.   There are 6 different Time4Us programmes, so families can choose to just come once, or come for further sessions and have a varied experience each time.    Booking essential (www.elysianatwestland.org) Prices from £10.00 per person Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 0TL  

Breakfast with Santa in Camberley

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

What's the best way to get the family into the Christmas spirit? Breakfast with Santa!   This event will be taking place at The Square Camberley on 8th December (Muffin Break), 15th December (Patisserie Valerie) and 22nd December (Frenchies).   It costs £10 per child and you can book your space at The Square's Customer Service Desk between H Samuel and Trespass.

Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rudolph is lost in our garden; can you find him and help him get home in time for Christmas?

Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winkworth is a winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. Discover the hidden clues and win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink from our tea-room.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Christmas at Birdworld

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to Birdworld to meet Santa’s reindeer and some of our friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings. As you walk through the different scenes, you can enjoy the friendly banter with the impish elves before the children meet Santa to receive their present. For those of you who are too old for a present, a mince pie and a hot fruit punch awaits! 

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Santa’s Victorian Parlour at Haslemere Museum

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Come and visit Santa as he takes times out before Christmas to relax in his charming Victorian parlour.  Your little ones can tell him all their special Christmas wishes and each child will receive a gift to take home.  Don't forget the Museum shop will be open too so get Christmas all wrapped up and find gifts for all your friends and family– why not treat them to a Museum gift membership, the perfect present that lasts all year!  For more details, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Members £4 | Non-members £5 | No need to book

Merry Christmas Makes at Hasemere Museum

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 For 5-11years.

Saturday 22 December | 10.30 am – 12.00 noon

Enjoy a fun filled morning making a number of creative Christmas crafts               

Members £5 | Non-members £7 | Booking Advisable

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Haslemere Mummers at Haslemere Museum

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday 22 December | 11.00 am          

Come along to the special 50th Anniversary performance of this traditional play, 20 minutes of family fun

Donations | No need to book

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Visit Father Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meet Father Christmas in his cosy sitting room. Each child will meet Father Christmas and receive a wrapped present from him.

Booking essential

Festive fun and Winter Walks at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victorian Carousel.  Step back in time this Christmas and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands.  Every Weeknd in Dec, plus 26,27,28 Dec 11am -3pm.  Normal NT admission applies + £3 per ride. Christmas Trail.  Pick up a trail sheet and discover the charming story of Gulliver's travels.  1 Dec- 6 Jan

Santa Paws at Claremont Landscape Garden

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bring your furry friend to meet Santa Paws and they'll receive a festive biscuit.

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.

 

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

The Night Before Christmas in the Mill Studio

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Follow Emma on The Night Before Christmas (Thursday 20 – Wednesday 26 December) as she stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning.  In the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and exchange presents, so he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.  Most suitable for ages 3-7 years. The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre All tickets £10 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the landscape garden transformed with twinkling colourful lights and laser beams. Walk around the magical winter trail to discover glowing follies, amazing reflections and breath-taking illuminations. The winter festivities continue under the stars with a live band, food stalls and a marshmallow camp fire.

Booking essential.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018

Tinsel 10k Run at Morden Hall Park, National Trust

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Festive fancy dress 10k run. Free event, booking not required. Sun 23 December, 8.30am – 10am Join us for the launch of our free 10k run held on the fourth Sunday of every month. To celebrate the festive season we are inviting you to put on your best Christmas costume (or running kit!) & run our scenic park. This monthly activity is free of charge, meet at 8.30am near the White Bridge where our staff representative will greet you. A runners breakfast deal of a bacon or sausage bap & a regular hot drink for £5.95 will be on offer from 8am. Meeting point: White bridge.   Full details at: https://bit.ly/2Phm0ba

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Stories and songs with Santa at RHS Wisley

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Santa for stories, songs and a present in his Grotto in the Plant Centre. There will be gingerbread decorating and other craft activities. All details on the website and online booking opens Monday 17th September.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Denbies Santa's Cellar Grotto

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Santa comes back to visit Denbies this weekend. You will receive a warm welcome from his Elves and be taken on a magical outdoor train ride followed by a visit to see Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes. Other Information: Tickets will be £8.25 per person and include a gift from Santa, train ride, Santa sticker book and crafts in Santa's cellar. Adults go in for £3 and the includes the train ride and a Mince Pie.   (You can also visit Santa all week from the 15th - 24th December)

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Creative Christmas Workshop at Painshill Park

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our outdoor adventure leader and explore the winter landscape to gather natural material. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate inside then get creative making wonderful Christmas decorations. At the end of the workshop each child will receive a present and a special note from Father Christmas who will be taking a daytime nap.

Our Creative Christmas Workshop is suitable for children aged 2 – 8 years.

Dates: 12th December – 16th December and 19th December – 23rd December (one hour workshops available at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm)

Festive Carriage Rides at Morden Hall Park NT

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

For the first time, see the park from a cosy vintage tram-style carriage pulled by shire horses. Wrap up with a mulled wine/hot chocolate and a mince pie. Enjoy a 30 minute festive carriage ride. Our costumed Footmen will help you to explore the park in a whole new way. Our pre-booked carriage rides are the perfect way to get into the festive spirit - a great experience for families, friends and large groups. Refreshments are included in the ticket (mulled wine/ hot chocolate & mince pie/shortbread). Each ride can comfortably seat up to 16 people. Morden Hall Park is a free-entry National Trust site. Booking Essential:   https://bit.ly/2pUwkrv Or Call 0344 249 1895  

Rescue Rudolph Trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rudolph is lost in our garden; can you find him and help him get home in time for Christmas?

Mince Pie Hunt at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winkworth is a winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. Discover the hidden clues and win a voucher for a free mince pie when you buy a hot drink from our tea-room.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Christmas at Birdworld

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to Birdworld to meet Santa’s reindeer and some of our friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings. As you walk through the different scenes, you can enjoy the friendly banter with the impish elves before the children meet Santa to receive their present. For those of you who are too old for a present, a mince pie and a hot fruit punch awaits! 

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Let's All Dance present 'Sleeping Beauty' at The Electric Theatre

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

SUN 23 DEC

LET’S ALL DANCE PRESENT ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’
11am and 2pm | Tickets £9, children under 16 £8Let's All Dance is delighted to present this much- loved ballet for the whole family. Dazzling dancers, Tchaikovsky's sumptuous score and gorgeous costumes bring this glittering classical ballet to
life. A good fairy turned evil by jealousy casts a
bad spell on a young princess. But an act of pure love will undo her magic, restoring her heart
and bringing peace and harmony to the entire kingdom. By the company who brought you
The Princess & the Frog, The Owl & the Pussycat, Teddy Bears’ Picnic, The Nutcracker and Alice in Wonderland, this brand new production is the perfect festive treat.

Visit Father Christmas at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Meet Father Christmas in his cosy sitting room. Each child will meet Father Christmas and receive a wrapped present from him.

Booking essential

Festive fun and Winter Walks at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victorian Carousel.  Step back in time this Christmas and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands.  Every Weeknd in Dec, plus 26,27,28 Dec 11am -3pm.  Normal NT admission applies + £3 per ride. Christmas Trail.  Pick up a trail sheet and discover the charming story of Gulliver's travels.  1 Dec- 6 Jan

Santa Paws at Claremont Landscape Garden

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bring your furry friend to meet Santa Paws and they'll receive a festive biscuit.

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.

 

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

The Night Before Christmas in the Mill Studio

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Follow Emma on The Night Before Christmas (Thursday 20 – Wednesday 26 December) as she stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning.  In the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and exchange presents, so he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.  Most suitable for ages 3-7 years. The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre All tickets £10 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Festive Illuminations at Painshill Park

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

See the landscape garden transformed with twinkling colourful lights and laser beams. Walk around the magical winter trail to discover glowing follies, amazing reflections and breath-taking illuminations. The winter festivities continue under the stars with a live band, food stalls and a marshmallow camp fire.

Booking essential.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Denbies Santa's Cellar Grotto

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Santa comes back to visit Denbies this weekend. You will receive a warm welcome from his Elves and be taken on a magical outdoor train ride followed by a visit to see Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes. Other Information: Tickets will be £8.25 per person and include a gift from Santa, train ride, Santa sticker book and crafts in Santa's cellar. Adults go in for £3 and the includes the train ride and a Mince Pie.   (You can also visit Santa all week from the 15th - 24th December)

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Christmas at Birdworld

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to Birdworld to meet Santa’s reindeer and some of our friendly farm animals before you enter a magical world full of animated characters in winter wonderland settings. As you walk through the different scenes, you can enjoy the friendly banter with the impish elves before the children meet Santa to receive their present. For those of you who are too old for a present, a mince pie and a hot fruit punch awaits! 

Christmas at Bocketts Farm

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and festive family visit to Father Christmas in his traditional haybarn workshop.

Also on this Christmas:

  • ‘Discover your ‘Inner Elf’ with our fun Elf Passport. Find the elves around the farm, collect the stamps and fill in the answers!
  • Festive craft corner – write a letter to Father Christmas, create a Christmas card or make a festive badge!
  • Step into our Giant Snowglobe and experience a ‘white christmas’. A great family photo opportunity!
  • Gorgeous new born baby lambs expected early December
  • Hundreds of Christmas Trees on sale from end of November
  • Enjoy our heated indoor soft play barn with giant astro slide
  • Discover Our Gift Shop packed with toys, books, stocking fillers and gifts for all ages open every day

Wiglet's Christmas Adventure at Godstone Farm

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

At Godstone Farm this Christmas you can combine farmyard fun with a truly festive visit to see Father Christmas. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year with us, let little ones explore our scenic walkthrough with our friendly elves and take part in Christmas crafts before meeting the man himself! Watch small eyes light up as each child receives a marvellous present from our toyshop and then the adventures continue with decorating delicious gingerbread men and listening to our merry story time.

Visits to Father Christmas will be strictly by timed tickets and bookable only in advance.

Visit Santa's Reindeer at Garsons

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see and learn about these magical creatures every day until Christmas Eve midday – when they return to help Santa make those all-important deliveries.

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Santa’s Victorian Parlour at Haslemere Museum

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Come and visit Santa as he takes times out before Christmas to relax in his charming Victorian parlour.  Your little ones can tell him all their special Christmas wishes and each child will receive a gift to take home.  Don't forget the Museum shop will be open too so get Christmas all wrapped up and find gifts for all your friends and family– why not treat them to a Museum gift membership, the perfect present that lasts all year!  For more details, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk

Members £4 | Non-members £5 | No need to book

Dear Santa at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Santa is determinded to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah. But he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell's Dear Santa is an ideal introduction to theatre those aged 2 to 7 years old.  Sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. Plus the opputunity to meet Santa himself after the show.  

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Imagine walking through a sparkling winter wonderland, the warm scent of mulled wine dancing on the air, a soft lull of those classic festive carols and sleigh bells gently ringing. Children flying down a Zip-wire with flushed winter cheeks. A magical winding pathway, with an array of twinkling lights, guides you towards a cosy log fire in Father Christmas’s Grotto… sound exciting? Well this is only a small part of the spectacular experience that awaits you this December at Fishers Adventure Farm Park’s ‘The Magic of Christmas’.

Traditional Pantomime live performances throughout the day.

Father Christmas visits available, pre-booking essential.

Santa Claus & The Night Before Christmas at GLive

All day

Santa Claus Returns to G Live, Guildford following last year’s smash hit Christmas production. The next tale in the Santa Adventure series, Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas, will take to the Bellerby Studio between Wednesday 12 - Monday 24 December.

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

This fun-filled adventure promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss. Snowflakes fall over the audience for a guaranteed white Christmas, described as one of the most magical moments of the show.

Relaxed Performances: Thursday 13 December, 10.30am & Thursday 18 December, 2pm

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Storytime at RHS Wisley

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 11:30 am - 11:50 am

Bring your children along to our weekly Storytime sessions in the Wisley Garden Library where they can get lost in the natural world of creepy-crawlies and garden adventures.

Sessions last around 20 minutes and run every Monday (except Bank Holidays). Suitable for under 5yrs accompanied by an adult.

The Night Before Christmas in the Mill Studio

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Follow Emma on The Night Before Christmas (Thursday 20 – Wednesday 26 December) as she stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning.  In the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and exchange presents, so he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.  Most suitable for ages 3-7 years. The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre All tickets £10 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Mon. 24 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Tue. 25 Dec, 2018

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Tue. 25 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Guildford Spectrum Open for swimming and ice skating

Tue. 25 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Guildford Spectrum is open for swimming and ice skating.

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Tue. 25 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas Day at The Spike Workhouse

Tue. 25 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Do something different on Christmas Day morning 2018 and come for a tour of the Guildford Spike one of the few remaining New Poor Law buildings to survive in Guildford.

Have a guided tour and sense the sounds and smells of the Casual Ward, find out what it must have been like to be an Edwardian casual worker or vagrant on Christmas Day morning.

Your tour will be followed with complimentary refreshments of mulled wine (or tea/coffee) and mince pies with a chance to chat with your fellow visitors and tour guide.

Booking essential.

The Night Before Christmas in the Mill Studio

Tue. 25 Dec, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Follow Emma on The Night Before Christmas (Thursday 20 – Wednesday 26 December) as she stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning.  In the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and exchange presents, so he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.  Most suitable for ages 3-7 years. The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre All tickets £10 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Tue. 25 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: The Nutcracker at GLive

All day

Saint Petersburg Classic Balletreturns to G Live, Guildford in 2018 with their annual post-Christmas treat, Tchaikovsky’s enchanting The Nutcracker between Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 Decemnber. Under the expert direction of Marina Medvetskaya, this acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, accompanied by outstanding soloists and a full orchestra, to entertain audiences in breath-taking style. 

Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score for The Nutcracker is brought to life in a delightfully festive production, as Clara is whisked away on a magical adventure by her Nutcracker Prince in this timeless story.

This spectacular version of The Nutcracker, with stunning baroque designs, is a delightfully festive tale and the perfect indulgence for the whole family.

Party like it's 1819 trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As the countdown begins to 2019, the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, discover what it would have been like at a New Year's Eve party 200 years ago.

Follow our trail around the garden learning about famous royal and the parties which they held in days gone by.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Twelve Dogs of Christmas at Ham House

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our wonderful Twelve Dogs of Christmas event is back starting from the 26 December – 6 January and we can’t wait to see which wagging tails will be the first to come through our gates each day. The first dog to visit Ham House and Garden each day will be announced as one of the ‘Twelve Dogs of Christmas’, receive a very tasty doggy Christmas pudding and will go up on our famous ‘InstaHam’ board, which has become somewhat of a coveted position since we started the event last year. So come along and spoil your four legged family members this Christmas with an event created especially for them.

The gates will open at 10am each morning, but we do recommend that you don’t leave it too late as competition for top spot was tough last year. Even if you don’t end up being our first dog of the day, every dog that comes to see us will be given a free treat and lots of fuss to keep those tails wagging.

Christmas Leave on The Watercress Line

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Christmas, the Watercress Line invite you to join civilian and military re-enactors and experience the atmosphere of a WWII Christmas on the railway.

Whether this is a trip down memory lane, or a chance to make new memories, it is the perfect place to bring your family and guests after Christmas.

On both the 26th and 27th December, our period stations will host re-enactors and the general public enjoying wartime music, steam and seasonal merriment. Come and join them for this unique experience.

Your ticket will include all day travel on the railway, and you can hop on and off at all 4 stations enjoying the 40s entertainment on offer.

What's On

  • All day travel on our steam trains
  • Live 1940s music at Alresford and Alton stations
  • ARP display at Alresford in the Cattle Dock
  • Reading Room at Alresford Goods Shed with wartime games

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at the Museum at Weald & Downland Museum

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

From Tudor to Victorian times, a historic festive treat awaits visitors on Boxing Day and Thursday 27 December, when the Museum’s traditionally decorated houses will reflect the spirit of Christmas through the ages. It is a wonderful time to visit the Museum and enjoy the atmosphere of our historic homes, which have been decorated to reflect how this special time of year has been celebrated over the centuries.

Enjoy a warm welcome in the medieval House from North Cray, with its log fire and traditional greenery decorations. Our team will be serving spiced apple juice as well as spiced biscuits, for which donations are welcome.

Festive fun and Winter Walks at Hatchlands Park

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victorian Carousel.  Step back in time this Christmas and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands.  Every Weeknd in Dec, plus 26,27,28 Dec 11am -3pm.  Normal NT admission applies + £3 per ride. Christmas Trail.  Pick up a trail sheet and discover the charming story of Gulliver's travels.  1 Dec- 6 Jan

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.

 

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

The Night Before Christmas in the Mill Studio

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Follow Emma on The Night Before Christmas (Thursday 20 – Wednesday 26 December) as she stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning.  In the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to celebrate and exchange presents, so he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.  Most suitable for ages 3-7 years. The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre All tickets £10 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Wed. 26 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Christmas Holiday Family Fun at Brooklands Museum

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season by making your own Christmas tree decoration ! Come and make a reindeer Christmas tree decoration using ice lolly sticks, pompom and googly eyes. Sessions run from 11.00am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 3.00pm, all materials will be provided. Free activity with museum entry ticket. Kids Tours on Concorde Every weekday during the Holidays at 10:55 and 13:25. During School Holidays, we run dedicated Kids Tours on Concorde at set times during the day. The tour is tailored for our younger audience, with fun and noise encouraged!

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: The Nutcracker at GLive

All day

Saint Petersburg Classic Balletreturns to G Live, Guildford in 2018 with their annual post-Christmas treat, Tchaikovsky’s enchanting The Nutcracker between Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 Decemnber. Under the expert direction of Marina Medvetskaya, this acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, accompanied by outstanding soloists and a full orchestra, to entertain audiences in breath-taking style. 

Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score for The Nutcracker is brought to life in a delightfully festive production, as Clara is whisked away on a magical adventure by her Nutcracker Prince in this timeless story.

This spectacular version of The Nutcracker, with stunning baroque designs, is a delightfully festive tale and the perfect indulgence for the whole family.

Party like it's 1819 trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As the countdown begins to 2019, the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, discover what it would have been like at a New Year's Eve party 200 years ago.

Follow our trail around the garden learning about famous royal and the parties which they held in days gone by.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Twelve Dogs of Christmas at Ham House

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our wonderful Twelve Dogs of Christmas event is back starting from the 26 December – 6 January and we can’t wait to see which wagging tails will be the first to come through our gates each day. The first dog to visit Ham House and Garden each day will be announced as one of the ‘Twelve Dogs of Christmas’, receive a very tasty doggy Christmas pudding and will go up on our famous ‘InstaHam’ board, which has become somewhat of a coveted position since we started the event last year. So come along and spoil your four legged family members this Christmas with an event created especially for them.

The gates will open at 10am each morning, but we do recommend that you don’t leave it too late as competition for top spot was tough last year. Even if you don’t end up being our first dog of the day, every dog that comes to see us will be given a free treat and lots of fuss to keep those tails wagging.

Christmas holiday opening at British Wildlife Centre

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The finest collection of native wildlife in Britain

Over forty different native species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer.

Open from Thursday 27 December to Wednesday 2 January.

 

Christmas Leave on The Watercress Line

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Christmas, the Watercress Line invite you to join civilian and military re-enactors and experience the atmosphere of a WWII Christmas on the railway.

Whether this is a trip down memory lane, or a chance to make new memories, it is the perfect place to bring your family and guests after Christmas.

On both the 26th and 27th December, our period stations will host re-enactors and the general public enjoying wartime music, steam and seasonal merriment. Come and join them for this unique experience.

Your ticket will include all day travel on the railway, and you can hop on and off at all 4 stations enjoying the 40s entertainment on offer.

What's On

  • All day travel on our steam trains
  • Live 1940s music at Alresford and Alton stations
  • ARP display at Alresford in the Cattle Dock
  • Reading Room at Alresford Goods Shed with wartime games

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Christmas at the Museum at Weald & Downland Museum

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

From Tudor to Victorian times, a historic festive treat awaits visitors on Boxing Day and Thursday 27 December, when the Museum’s traditionally decorated houses will reflect the spirit of Christmas through the ages. It is a wonderful time to visit the Museum and enjoy the atmosphere of our historic homes, which have been decorated to reflect how this special time of year has been celebrated over the centuries.

Enjoy a warm welcome in the medieval House from North Cray, with its log fire and traditional greenery decorations. Our team will be serving spiced apple juice as well as spiced biscuits, for which donations are welcome.

Festive fun and Winter Walks at Hatchlands Park

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victorian Carousel.  Step back in time this Christmas and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands.  Every Weeknd in Dec, plus 26,27,28 Dec 11am -3pm.  Normal NT admission applies + £3 per ride. Christmas Trail.  Pick up a trail sheet and discover the charming story of Gulliver's travels.  1 Dec- 6 Jan

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.

 

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Thu. 27 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Christmas Holiday Family Fun at Brooklands Museum

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season by making your own Christmas tree decoration ! Come and make a reindeer Christmas tree decoration using ice lolly sticks, pompom and googly eyes. Sessions run from 11.00am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 3.00pm, all materials will be provided. Free activity with museum entry ticket. Kids Tours on Concorde Every weekday during the Holidays at 10:55 and 13:25. During School Holidays, we run dedicated Kids Tours on Concorde at set times during the day. The tour is tailored for our younger audience, with fun and noise encouraged!

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: The Nutcracker at GLive

All day

Saint Petersburg Classic Balletreturns to G Live, Guildford in 2018 with their annual post-Christmas treat, Tchaikovsky’s enchanting The Nutcracker between Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 Decemnber. Under the expert direction of Marina Medvetskaya, this acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, accompanied by outstanding soloists and a full orchestra, to entertain audiences in breath-taking style. 

Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score for The Nutcracker is brought to life in a delightfully festive production, as Clara is whisked away on a magical adventure by her Nutcracker Prince in this timeless story.

This spectacular version of The Nutcracker, with stunning baroque designs, is a delightfully festive tale and the perfect indulgence for the whole family.

Party like it's 1819 trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As the countdown begins to 2019, the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, discover what it would have been like at a New Year's Eve party 200 years ago.

Follow our trail around the garden learning about famous royal and the parties which they held in days gone by.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Twelve Dogs of Christmas at Ham House

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our wonderful Twelve Dogs of Christmas event is back starting from the 26 December – 6 January and we can’t wait to see which wagging tails will be the first to come through our gates each day. The first dog to visit Ham House and Garden each day will be announced as one of the ‘Twelve Dogs of Christmas’, receive a very tasty doggy Christmas pudding and will go up on our famous ‘InstaHam’ board, which has become somewhat of a coveted position since we started the event last year. So come along and spoil your four legged family members this Christmas with an event created especially for them.

The gates will open at 10am each morning, but we do recommend that you don’t leave it too late as competition for top spot was tough last year. Even if you don’t end up being our first dog of the day, every dog that comes to see us will be given a free treat and lots of fuss to keep those tails wagging.

Christmas holiday opening at British Wildlife Centre

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The finest collection of native wildlife in Britain

Over forty different native species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer.

Open from Thursday 27 December to Wednesday 2 January.

 

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Festive fun and Winter Walks at Hatchlands Park

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victorian Carousel.  Step back in time this Christmas and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands.  Every Weeknd in Dec, plus 26,27,28 Dec 11am -3pm.  Normal NT admission applies + £3 per ride. Christmas Trail.  Pick up a trail sheet and discover the charming story of Gulliver's travels.  1 Dec- 6 Jan

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.

 

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

New Years Eve Party Masks at The Lightbox

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Add a bit of sparkle to your New Year’s Eve with these creative masks. Suitable for children aged 4+ but all ages are welcome. Younger children may need a bit of adult help and all children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials included. Please note that you may have to wait if the Education Studio is full.

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Fri. 28 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Party like it's 1819 trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As the countdown begins to 2019, the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, discover what it would have been like at a New Year's Eve party 200 years ago.

Follow our trail around the garden learning about famous royal and the parties which they held in days gone by.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Twelve Dogs of Christmas at Ham House

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our wonderful Twelve Dogs of Christmas event is back starting from the 26 December – 6 January and we can’t wait to see which wagging tails will be the first to come through our gates each day. The first dog to visit Ham House and Garden each day will be announced as one of the ‘Twelve Dogs of Christmas’, receive a very tasty doggy Christmas pudding and will go up on our famous ‘InstaHam’ board, which has become somewhat of a coveted position since we started the event last year. So come along and spoil your four legged family members this Christmas with an event created especially for them.

The gates will open at 10am each morning, but we do recommend that you don’t leave it too late as competition for top spot was tough last year. Even if you don’t end up being our first dog of the day, every dog that comes to see us will be given a free treat and lots of fuss to keep those tails wagging.

Christmas holiday opening at British Wildlife Centre

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The finest collection of native wildlife in Britain

Over forty different native species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer.

Open from Thursday 27 December to Wednesday 2 January.

 

New Year Kids Party at Godstone Farm

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s a big ask for little eyes to stay open for the midnight countdown, so we’ve come up with our own kid-friendly celebrations. On Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st December we will be holding our own New Year bash! Get face glitter in our cosy Wiglet’s Play Village and take part in party dances and games throughout the day in our heated indoor playbarn.  We’ll even have pretend countdowns……………any excuse for a party popper!!

Hot & cold food and drink available all day to keep you refuelled!

All included in our standard entrance price – booking online saves you £1 per person too.

Happy New Year!

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Punch & Judy Show at Squire's West Horsley

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at Squire’s West Horsley and enjoy our Punch & Judy Shows between Christmas and New Year.

  • Saturday 29 December – 11am & 3pm
  • Sunday 30 December – 11am & 3pm

Great family fun!

Free entry - charity donations welcome. Donations will be given to our local charity West Horsley & Bookham Riding for the Disabled.

Festive fun and Winter Walks at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victorian Carousel.  Step back in time this Christmas and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands.  Every Weeknd in Dec, plus 26,27,28 Dec 11am -3pm.  Normal NT admission applies + £3 per ride. Christmas Trail.  Pick up a trail sheet and discover the charming story of Gulliver's travels.  1 Dec- 6 Jan

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.

 

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Party like it's 1819 trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As the countdown begins to 2019, the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, discover what it would have been like at a New Year's Eve party 200 years ago.

Follow our trail around the garden learning about famous royal and the parties which they held in days gone by.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Twelve Dogs of Christmas at Ham House

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our wonderful Twelve Dogs of Christmas event is back starting from the 26 December – 6 January and we can’t wait to see which wagging tails will be the first to come through our gates each day. The first dog to visit Ham House and Garden each day will be announced as one of the ‘Twelve Dogs of Christmas’, receive a very tasty doggy Christmas pudding and will go up on our famous ‘InstaHam’ board, which has become somewhat of a coveted position since we started the event last year. So come along and spoil your four legged family members this Christmas with an event created especially for them.

The gates will open at 10am each morning, but we do recommend that you don’t leave it too late as competition for top spot was tough last year. Even if you don’t end up being our first dog of the day, every dog that comes to see us will be given a free treat and lots of fuss to keep those tails wagging.

Christmas holiday opening at British Wildlife Centre

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The finest collection of native wildlife in Britain

Over forty different native species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer.

Open from Thursday 27 December to Wednesday 2 January.

 

New Year Kids Party at Godstone Farm

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s a big ask for little eyes to stay open for the midnight countdown, so we’ve come up with our own kid-friendly celebrations. On Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st December we will be holding our own New Year bash! Get face glitter in our cosy Wiglet’s Play Village and take part in party dances and games throughout the day in our heated indoor playbarn.  We’ll even have pretend countdowns……………any excuse for a party popper!!

Hot & cold food and drink available all day to keep you refuelled!

All included in our standard entrance price – booking online saves you £1 per person too.

Happy New Year!

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Punch & Judy Show at Squire's West Horsley

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at Squire’s West Horsley and enjoy our Punch & Judy Shows between Christmas and New Year.

  • Saturday 29 December – 11am & 3pm
  • Sunday 30 December – 11am & 3pm

Great family fun!

Free entry - charity donations welcome. Donations will be given to our local charity West Horsley & Bookham Riding for the Disabled.

Festive fun and Winter Walks at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victorian Carousel.  Step back in time this Christmas and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands.  Every Weeknd in Dec, plus 26,27,28 Dec 11am -3pm.  Normal NT admission applies + £3 per ride. Christmas Trail.  Pick up a trail sheet and discover the charming story of Gulliver's travels.  1 Dec- 6 Jan

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.

 

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018

Christmas Shopping at at RHS Wisley

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Christmas at Wisley is a wonderful shopping opportunity with the Plant Centre, Wisley Christmas Shop and the Shop, which will remain open late (8pm) during Christmas Glow (1st Dec - 2nd Jan). Plants, seeds and gardening accessories are available at the Plant Centre, the Shop has a wide range of books, food and gifts such as candles, cosmetics and china including the new RHS designs; the Wisley Christmas shop has everything to make your Christmas bright, with wreaths, trees, decorations and lights. Every sale supports the charitable work of the RHS. There is also a mini Christmas market on the Terrace with several favourite local artisan food sellers, open from 1st – 23rd December. Please check website for details.

Christmas in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Glasshouse has been transformed into the Woodland Realm of the Elves. These Wood Elves care for all the woodland animals but especially Santa’s reindeer when they are not flying across the world on Christmas Eve. Spot the elven treehouses hung with baubles of plants and sparkling crystal raindrops. Look for elves in their green and brown jerkins, and reindeer and other animals grazing by the stream. Free with normal Garden entry, or if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Winter Walk at RHS Wisley

All day

Bring the family for a walk through the frosrty landscape of Wisley on a winter's day. Explore this seasonal walk full of winter scents, colours and textures. With architectural outlines softened by modern mass plantings, there are many views to enjoy. Free with normal Garden entry, and if you book in advance there is a 10% discount.

Christmas children's trail at Hatchlands Park

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pick up a trail sheet from reception and follow the Boscawen family through our woodland as they discover the story of Gulliver’s Travels.

On your journey, discover tiny Lilliputian houses and ships, learn some Georgian Christmas traditions, and you might even find out the correct way to eat a boiled egg…

Christmas at Kew

All day

See the Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. 22 November 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Party like it's 1819 trail at Claremont Landscape Garden

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As the countdown begins to 2019, the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, discover what it would have been like at a New Year's Eve party 200 years ago.

Follow our trail around the garden learning about famous royal and the parties which they held in days gone by.

1930s Christmas at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The house is blooming with seasonal flowers displays, Christmas trees twinkle gently in the salon, scents of nutmeg & cinnamon drift from the servery, and all the while 1930s tunes float through the air to set your feet dancing. Glimpse the servant's areas where all the hard work was done to make the parties run like clockwork and iIt's not just the grown-ups who are celebrating this year, Mrs. Greville's dogs are having their very own party, follow our trail to find her furry friends.

Twelve Dogs of Christmas at Ham House

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our wonderful Twelve Dogs of Christmas event is back starting from the 26 December – 6 January and we can’t wait to see which wagging tails will be the first to come through our gates each day. The first dog to visit Ham House and Garden each day will be announced as one of the ‘Twelve Dogs of Christmas’, receive a very tasty doggy Christmas pudding and will go up on our famous ‘InstaHam’ board, which has become somewhat of a coveted position since we started the event last year. So come along and spoil your four legged family members this Christmas with an event created especially for them.

The gates will open at 10am each morning, but we do recommend that you don’t leave it too late as competition for top spot was tough last year. Even if you don’t end up being our first dog of the day, every dog that comes to see us will be given a free treat and lots of fuss to keep those tails wagging.

Christmas holiday opening at British Wildlife Centre

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The finest collection of native wildlife in Britain

Over forty different native species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer.

Open from Thursday 27 December to Wednesday 2 January.

 

New Year Kids Party at Godstone Farm

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s a big ask for little eyes to stay open for the midnight countdown, so we’ve come up with our own kid-friendly celebrations. On Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st December we will be holding our own New Year bash! Get face glitter in our cosy Wiglet’s Play Village and take part in party dances and games throughout the day in our heated indoor playbarn.  We’ll even have pretend countdowns……………any excuse for a party popper!!

Hot & cold food and drink available all day to keep you refuelled!

All included in our standard entrance price – booking online saves you £1 per person too.

Happy New Year!

Festive Trail at Priory Farm

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free from gizmos and gadgets this Christmas, the Festive trail offers fun in the fresh air.

Festive Trail runs until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Woodland Winter Wonders Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the brisk outdoors and have fun with our children's trail exploring the winter woodland.

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Be transported to one of the country's most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace.

Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert. Join us for a daytime session between 11:00 and 19:00 daily, when skate aids will be available to hire, or soak in the ambience of the palace bathed in light during an evening session.

Victorian Carousel at Hatchlands Park

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The carousel with its galloping horses has entertained crowds at fairgrounds since the reign of Queen Victoria. This Christmas you can step back in time and enjoy a carousel ride in the Victorian courtyard at Hatchlands Park each weekend in December.

 

A Georgian Christmas at Petworth Park

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.

Storytime at RHS Wisley

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 11:30 am - 11:50 am

Bring your children along to our weekly Storytime sessions in the Wisley Garden Library where they can get lost in the natural world of creepy-crawlies and garden adventures.

Sessions last around 20 minutes and run every Monday (except Bank Holidays). Suitable for under 5yrs accompanied by an adult.

Christmas Glow at RHS Wisley

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. Opening from 4pm to 8pm. Last entry 7pm. Closed 24th and 25th. Booking a time slot is essential for Members and non-members and is open from 17th September. See website for more details.

Cinderella at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Mon. 31 Dec, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s magical family pantomime, Cinderella (Friday 7 December – Sunday 6 January).  Alongside Michelle, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt – and some adorable real ponies – are ready to join you on this enchanting fairy tale adventure.  Sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser. Times and prices are variable please call the box office or visit the website.  Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

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