Family Friendly & Fun

To
13June
14June

Marlow Town Regatta & Festival

Buckinghamshire | 13 June 20

Celebrating 20 years

To
29November
01December

Alice in Winterland Christmas Lights Trail

North Yorkshire | 29 November 19

Discover a fantastical family-friendly festive trail at Lightwater Valley this Christmas

To
22November
24November

Alice in Winterland Christmas Lights Trail

North Yorkshire | 22 November 19

Discover a fantastical family-friendly festive trail at Lightwater Valley this Christmas,

04December

Festive Wreath Making Workshop

County of Durham | 04 December 19

Create a homemade wreath or decoration under the expertise of Flowers By Nattrass

08December

Christmas at Insole: Christmas Storytelling

Glamorganshire | 08 December 19

Who doesn't love storytime at Christmas?

01January

The Mayor's New Year's Day Dip

Parrog | 01 January 20

Starts at Noon

10March

International Bagpipe Day

scotland | 10 March 20

The sound of bagpipes filling the air as day dawns

13April

The World Coal Carrying Championships.

West Yorkshire | 13 April 20

A Grand Yorkshire Day out

To
19February
23February

Faversham Literary Festival

Kent | 19 February 20

Our second festival !

To
16November
17November

The East Anglian Winter Fair.

Essex | 16 November 19

The event with something for everybody.

To
08May
09May

Robin Hood Game & Country Show

Essex | 08 May 20

Held on the event fields of the Brentwood Centre

To
15February
23February

Snowdrop week

Lincolnshire | 15 February 20

The Gardens are open daily

To
25November
26November

Royal Welsh 30th Winter Fair

Powys | 25 November 19

Now in its 30th Year

To
15May
18May

Wood Festival

Oxfordshire | 15 May 20

An award-winning festival of music and nature

To
23November
24November

Christmas Gift & Food Fair

Essex | 23 November 19

Hosted by Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

28November

Maldon Vintage Christmas Fayre

Essex | 28 November 19

The Towns annual Christmas event

To
07December
23December

Helston Railway Santa Special

Cornwall | 07 December 19

All aboard for a special steam hauled train and see Santa

01December

Christmas Beach Clean – St Ives

Cornwall | 01 December 19

Hosted by Plasticfreestives

27November

Farsley Christmas Lights and Market

West Yorkshire | 27 November 19

Enjoy Santa's Parade then join him in the market place. Seasonal gifts, food and drinks on sale.

16November

Plymouth Christmas Show

Plymouth | 16 November 19

Free entry indoor Christmas market with live entertainment and free entry at Plymouth Guildhall

To
01February
01March

Snowdrop Walks @ Rode Hall

Cheshire East | 01 February 20

One of the most popular Snowdrop Walks in the North!

To
07December
23December

Santa Claus is Coming to (Charles)Town

Cornwall | 07 December 19

Visit Santa Claus in his Underground Grotto, this December at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum

To
07December
23December

Colne Valley Railway

Essex | 07 December 19

Steam with Santa

06December

Monmouth’s Christmas Lantern Parade

Monmouthshire | 06 December 19

Gathering at Monnow Bridge at 6pm Parade begins at 6.30pm

06December

Edzell Village Christmas Extravaganza

Angus | 06 December 19

7 December from 18:00-21:00

07December

Europa School UK (Culham) Christmas Fair

Oxfordshire | 07 December 19

Come and enjoy a festive day out at our European Christmas fair -seasonal fun for the whole family!

30November

Christmas Fayre

Surrey | 30 November 19

Lots of stalls selling Christmas crafts and gifts. Refreshments cakes mulled wine tombolas Santa s

01January

Barry Island New Year's Day Swim

Glamorganshire | 01 January 20

Now in its 36th Year

30November

Brandon Christmas Fayre & Lights

Suffolk | 30 November 19

Brandon's Christmas lights, supported event are local crafts, late night shopping, live music, fair.

15December

THE 10TH LONDON PANTOMIME HORSE RACE

Greater London | 15 December 19

The Horse is with you!

To
12April
13April

World War II Home Front

Derbyshire | 12 April 20

Take a trip back to the early 1940’s Britain

To
14December
15December

Santa’s Grotto!

Glamorganshire | 14 December 19

Feel the magic of Christmas!

26December

Tenby Boxing Day Swim

Pembrokeshire | 26 December 19

TENBY’S famous 49th Boxing Day Swim

13December

Nature Tots at Parkridge - Reindeer Races

West Midlands | 13 December 19

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife.

To
21December
30December

Saturday Breakfast with Santa

County of Durham | 21 December 19

Make Christmas magical

08December

Art in the World: Christmas Willow Weaving

West Midlands | 08 December 19

Make natural willow Christmas decorations for your home

07June

Open Farm Sunday: South Wales

Pembrokeshire | 07 June 20

Llandeloy, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro), SA62 6LL,

07June

Open Farm Sunday: County Durham

County of Durham | 07 June 20

Moor Lane, Staindrop, County Durham,

07June

Open Farm Sunday: Cumbria

Cumbria | 07 June 20

Swindale Farm Bampton Penrith, Cumbria,

07June

Open Farm Sunday

Devon | 07 June 20

Various farms on the Dartington estate

26December

Southend RNLI Boxing Day Dip

Essex | 26 December 19

Take a Dip with Southend RNLI!

To
22November
24November

The Lowther Christmas Market

Cumbria | 22 November 19

In the stunning setting of Lowther Castle

To
05February
26February

Eythrope's Spectacular Snowdrops

Buckinghamshire | 05 February 20

Weds 5, 12, 19 & 26 Feb 2020

To
07December
05January

Wrongsemble presents Hansel and Gretel

West Yorkshire | 07 December 19

Adventurers aged 4-10 and their grown-ups.

16November

Celebrate Christmas 2019 with Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery

Hertfordshire | 16 November 19

Kick start the festive period with mulled wine, mince pies and beautiful jewellery.

To
07December
08December

Jimmys Farm Christmas Fayre

Suffolk | 07 December 19

December 7 @ 10:00 am until December 8 @ 4:00 pm

To
23November
24November

Beth Chatto Plants & Gardens Christmas Fayre

Essex | 23 November 19

A great day out for the family

04December

Bridport Christmas Cheer

Dorset | 04 December 19

Wednesday, 4th December from 17.30 -20:00

To
30November
22December

Santa Trains at Bo'ness and Kinnneils Railway

West Lothian | 30 November 19

Make a great start to the festive season with a visit to Santa

To
14November
17November

Kendal Mountain Festival

Cumbria | 14 November 19

A jam-packed Festival line-up of over 200 events,

To
23May
25May

Malton Food Lovers Festival

North Yorkshire | 23 May 20

THE Food Fest of the North!

12September

Malton Harvest Food Festival

North Yorkshire | 12 September 20

A Harvest from God's Own County & Coastline

To
25July
01August

Swanage Reggatta & Carnival

Dorset | 25 July 20

Swanage Carnival is the premier Carnival on the south coast.

To
27November
01December

Experience a unique Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle

Northamptonshire | 27 November 19

Be transported back to Christmas Eve in 1849

To
14December
23December

An Audience with Father Christmas

Norfolk | 14 December 19

Ho Ho Ho! Father Christmas is making a very special stop off at Holkham Hall

To
15February
23February

The Enchanted Forest

West Yorkshire | 15 February 20

Suitable for Everyone!

To
16May
17May

The Rickmansworth Festival

Hertfordshire | 16 May 20

A Free event but please make a donation to the Trust's education work

To
07December
22December

Santa Specials @ South Tynedale Railway

Cumbria | 07 December 19

Selected times in December

To
21November
21December

Winter Solstice

shropshire | 21 November 19

The Winter Solstice sunset is at 15:56 on 21 December.

14December

Buxton Christmas Market

Derbyshire | 14 December 19

09:00 – 18:00

To
22November
23December

Luminate

Neath Port Talbot Principle Area | 22 November 19

A magical, after-dark, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue that will delight and enthral.

26December

Trochfa'r Tymor | Walrus Dip

Carmathenshire | 26 December 19

34th annual Walrus Dip

30November

Ripley Hospital League of Friends Christmas Fayre

Derbyshire | 30 November 19

Stalls will include Cakes, Bric a Brac, Tombola, a Raffle and more.

To
20January
24February

Torchlight Tour

Surrey | 20 January 20

Join us for a special tour of the Museum

To
20March
22March

Shire Horse Society National Show 2020

Staffordshire | 20 March 20

Around 250 entries expected to compete making it the largest gathering of shires in the world.

23November

Christmas Fayre at Ashridge Court

Devon | 23 November 19

Once again we will be getting the festivities rolling

To
23November
24November

Crafting for Christmas

Northamptonshire | 23 November 19

Make a traditional decoration or colour a wooden decoration to take home for the festive season

23November

CHRISTMAS FAIR AT SAMLESBURY HALL

Lancashire | 23 November 19

Bring your family and friends to celebrate Christmas at Samlesbury Hall

To
09February
10October

St Ives Feast Day Celebrations

Cornwall | 09 February 20

A tradition that celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church

To
01October
31March

RIPLEY CASTLE: Gardens

North Yorkshire | 01 October 19

Free of Charge until 31st March 2020

To
06December
07December

The Norfolk Christmas Fayre

Norfolk | 06 December 19

Everyone is invited to enjoy a free celebration of Christmas

To
30November
01December

Christmas With The Owls

Suffolk | 30 November 19

Join us again for another fun start to Christmas

29November

FROST FAIR @ Hylands Estate

Essex | 29 November 19

Returning for its second year

To
27December
29December

MEET THE OWLS

Kent | 27 December 19

Have a hoot at Brogdale!

To
28December
29December

Guiseley Theatre: Pantomine

West Yorkshire | 28 December 19

Dick Whittington - The Pantomime

To
16November
17November

The English Winter Fair and National Pedigree Calf Show

Staffordshire | 16 November 19

Come and enjoy the Festive atmosphere

To
29November
01December

The Durham Christmas Festival

County of Durham | 29 November 19

Established in 1993

To
01November
24December

New Lanark Christmas Experience

Lanarkshire | 01 November 19

Held throughout December

To
30November
24December

Royal Deeside Railway Santa Specials

Aberdeenshire | 30 November 19

Every Saturday and Sunday from 30th November up to December 24

To
30November
22December

Ribble Steam Railway Santa Specials

Lancashire | 30 November 19

Saturdays and Sundays from 30th November to 22nd December

To
09December
10December

Garstang Victorian Festival

Lancashire | 09 December 19

The Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival continues to go from strength to strength

01December

Whalley Pickwick Festival

Lancashire | 01 December 19

Whalley Pickwick 30th year celebration.

To
26November
12December

Severn Valley Railway Christmas Cracker Express

Worcestershire | 26 November 19

For schools, nurseries & playgroups only . . .

24December

Carols Around the Tree at The Piece Hall

West Yorkshire | 24 December 19

Christmas Eve Big sing!

01December

Thetford Winter Wonderland 5K Run

Norfolk | 01 December 19

A festive 5K Run in and around Thetford to raise money for local,charities and good causes.

13September

Hardraw Scar Brass Band Festival

North Yorkshire | 13 September 20

Britain's second oldest outdoor contest

To
30November
24December

Bodmin and Wenford Santa by Steam

Cornwall | 30 November 19

Make Christmas memories in your very own

To
29November
02December

Corbridge Christmas Tree festival

Northumberland | 29 November 19

Friday 29 November - Monday 2 December 2019

To
07December
23December

Steam with Santa 2019

Essex | 07 December 19

Gently steams along our one mile of line with Santa

26December

Boxing Day Walk @ Fairhaven gardens

Norfolk | 26 December 19

Walk off your Christmas dinner

To
07December
22December

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways : Santa Trains

Gwnyedd | 07 December 19

Trains will run on weekends throughout December

14December

Carlisle Christmas market and Fun day

Cumbria | 14 December 19

Held between Thursday 23 November and 23rd December 2018

To
09November
23December

Glasgow Christmas Market

Clydesdale | 09 November 19

Enjoy some festive cheer in this beautiful Scottish city

01December

Lighting up Ballinger

Buckinghamshire | 01 December 19

A social evening to meet friends old and new. Bring your own drinks and a plate of food to share.

31December

Endurance Events UK Old Trecastle Road Run

Powys | 31 December 19

This event consists of a choice of either a 3 mile or 6 mile road race along Old Trecastle Road.

08December

Croston Village Christmas Fair

Lancashire | 08 December 19

Fun for all the family

27November

More Musics West End Lantern Festival

Lancashire | 27 November 19

Just because its cold outside doesn’t mean we cant have fun!

23November

BRIXHAM LIGHTS LANTERNS ‘LUMINATIONS

Devon | 23 November 19

Lantern parade, entertainment and food outlets

17November

Military Vehicles Day

Surrey | 17 November 19

Over 100 vehicles, spanning the decades of military history

09February

Vine & Craven Point-to-Point Races

Wiltshire | 09 February 20

Steeplechasing in the spectacular setting of the Barbury Estate

26January

Cocklebarrow Races

Gloucestershire | 26 January 20

The best fun you can have with your clothes on in January

15December

Barbury International Point-to-Point Races

Wiltshire | 15 December 19

Archly competitive steeplechasing throughout the winter for great family days out

To
28March
13March

Avon Vale Races

Wiltshire | 28 March 20

The best of Point-to-Point steeplechasing in Wiltshire

05April

Andoversford Races

Gloucestershire | 05 April 20

Andoversford Races features the best Point-to-Point steeplechases in Gloucestershire

To
07December
08December

Caerphilly Christmas Market

south wales | 07 December 19

Foodies will be in their element

16November

Ambleside Christmas Lights 2019

Cumbria | 16 November 19

Every year on the third Saturday in November

To
22November
01January

Christmas at Blenheim Palace Illuminated Light Trail

Oxfordshire | 22 November 19

This Christmas Blenheim Palace will be transformed, both inside and out.

To
03November
30December

Christmas at Bedgebury

Kent | 03 November 19

Spectacular new illuminations will feature at Bedgebury’s popular Christmas light trail from 22 Nove

To
28November
30December

Christmas at Belton

Lincolnshire | 28 November 19

Explore a spectacular new Christmas light trail at Belton, from 28 November – 30 December.

To
22November
30December

Christmas at Dunham Massey

Greater Manchester | 22 November 19

The magical, after-dark, illuminated trail

To
30November
24December

East Lancashire Railway Santa Express

Lancashire | 30 November 19

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

30May

World Custard Pie championships

Kent | 30 May 20

Come along to a great family day out

08December

Dickensian Christmas Market

West Yorkshire | 08 December 19

RAISING MONEY FOR: SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY

To
06December
08December

Portmeirion Food and Craft Fair 2019

north wales | 06 December 19

Food and festive fun in a fairytale location - who could resist?

To
24November
24December

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Santa Specials 2019

North Yorkshire | 24 November 19

Christmas starts here, at Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

To
30November
08December

Grassington Dickensian Festival

North Yorkshire | 30 November 19

Family fun day out. Grassington transports itself back in time to an era when Dickens was alive.

To
07January
30December

Curly Tails : THE PLACE WHERE PIGS ARE SAFE AND LEARNING GROWS

Buckinghamshire | 07 January 19

Open all year but give us a ring to make sure we're open

To
23November
30December

Great Central Railway: Winter Wonderlights

Leicestershire | 23 November 19

A magical journey by steam train!

12December

Christmas Street Food & Craft Night Market

Monmouthshire | 12 December 19

Come along and browse a fantastic selection of Street Food

To
22November
30December

Christmas at Bedgebury

Kent | 22 November 19

a one mile sparkling path winds its way through the National Pinetum

19August

Family Nature Picnic

Warwickshire | 19 August 21

Bring the kids, a picnic, a picnic blanket, and your favourite toy animals.

To
01December
29December

Amerton railway Santa Special

Staffordshire | 01 December 19

Come and join us for our Santa Specials in 2019!

To
30November
01December

Christmas With The Owls

Suffolk | 30 November 19

Join us for another fun start to Christmas with our special weekend for youngsters.

To
03May
22December

Cammas Hall Fruit Barn, Tea Barn and Farm Shop

Hertfordshire | 03 May 19

Play area, Maize maze open august until september and tea rooms, fun for all

24November

Wokingham Winter Carnival 2019

Berkshire | 24 November 19

A FUN day out for the whole family.

To
23May
27May

BrixFest 2020

Devon | 23 May 20

BrixFest is a three-day celebration of this charming fishing town.

17November

The 2nd Litton Birks Fell Race

North Yorkshire | 17 November 19

Distance: 7.7 km / 4.8m Climb: 372m / 1220ft

To
21November
22December

Sunderland Illuminations

tyne and wear | 21 November 19

Illuminating the nights of Sunderland ending with a display on Bonfire night.

To
30November
24December

Santa's Special Trains @ Epping Ongar Railway

Essex | 30 November 19

30 November; 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December

01January

Knaresborough Duck Race 2020

North Yorkshire | 01 January 20

5000 ducks being tipped in to the river Nidd,

25February

St Columb Silver Ball Hurling

Cornwall | 25 February 20

Usually starts about 4.30pm near the Market Square

25February

Shrovetide Fair & Pancake Toss

Staffordshire | 25 February 20

Held on Shrove Tuesday at noon on the Market Square and in Bore Street.

25February

Scarborough Skipping Day 2020

North Yorkshire | 25 February 20

This year its Tuesday, 25 February at South Bay from 12 noon.

25February

Olney Pancake Race 2020

Buckinghamshire | 25 February 20

25th February 2020 @ 11.55am

To
11April
11April

D-Day: Interception, Intelligence, Invasion @ Bletchley Park

Buckinghamshire | 11 April 19

75 years on, the full scale of Bletchley Park’s top secret impact

To
09January
24November

Blacksmiths Demos

West Yorkshire | 09 January 19

Open to the public every Wednesday - Sunday 9am - 4pm.

24November

Pensthorpe Christmas Market 2019

Norfolk | 24 November 19

24th November from 10:00-16:00 at Pensthorpe Nature Farm

To
18November
22November

World Nursery Rhyme Week

United Kingdom | 18 November 19

The importance of nursery rhymes for the under 7’s

To
30November
22December

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Santa Specials 2019

North Yorkshire | 30 November 19

Departing from Pickering Station: 30 Nov, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 December

02February

Clown Service in memory of the British clown Joseph Grimaldi

Greater London | 02 February 20

Usually starts at 3pm at Haggerston's All Saints Church (but please check)

26December

Mundesley Boxing Day Dip 2019

Norfolk | 26 December 19

Starts 10.30am with the dip taking place at 11am

25December

Felixstowe Christmas Day Dip 2019

Suffolk | 25 December 19

from 10:00-10:30

01January

Hathersage Swimming pool New Years Day Swim

Derbyshire | 01 January 20

New Years Day Swim 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

26December

Bibury Duck Race 2019

Gloucestershire | 26 December 19

The race usually starts at 11am

To
08January
11December

Little Swifts

Greater London | 08 January 19

Fun sessions for pre-school children

To
07December
08December

Hot Pot Pottery - Christmas Fayre 2019

Gloucestershire | 07 December 19

Christmas Fayre & Christmas Pottery Painting

To
26December
01January

Llangollen Railway Mince Pie Specials

North East Wales | 26 December 19

26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st December and 1st January

To
02February
21December

Dukes Meadows Trust Food Market

Greater London | 02 February 19

An award winning charity raising funds to maintain the local parks

To
02February
21December

Isle of Wight Farmers: Ryde

Isle of Wight | 02 February 19

Anglesea Street, Ryde Every Saturday 8.30am - 12.30am

To
30November
08December

Grassington Dickensian Christmas Festival

North Yorkshire | 30 November 19

30th November, 1st December, 7th December and 8th of December 2019

To
04February
21December

Rhiw Valley Light Railway Events 2019

Powys | 04 February 19

To
05January
22January

Mid Suffolk Light Railway 2019

Suffolk | 05 January 19

Open January through to Dec 2019

To
27January
29December

Elsecar Heritage Railway Events 2019

South Yorkshire | 27 January 19

Open sundays from 11 until 3 pm

To
17February
31December

Dragon Miniature Railway 2019

Cheshire West and Chester | 17 February 19

Open Sat-Sun & BHol 1100-1630. Daily in school hols

To
10February
24November

Abbey Fairs

West Sussex | 10 February 19

Next fairs 10th February 28th April 22nd September 24th November

To
01February
22December

Lincoln Castle Events

Lincolnshire | 01 February 19

100 years of hidden history at Lincoln Castle

To
07January
30December

Special Days out at Caledonian Railway 2019

Angus | 07 January 19

Steam sundays and Diesel saturdays and special days all year

To
13January
22December

Dartmoor Railway 2019

Devon | 13 January 19

Trains run Jan to Dec 2019

To
01January
31December

Rock Village Hall Events 2019

Worcestershire | 01 January 19

Events throughout the year

To
16March
22December

Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway Events 2019

Cumbria | 16 March 19

Open March until October. Trains during November and December for Christmas

To
09March
28December

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway 2019

Gloucestershire | 09 March 19

Opening March 2019 to Dec 2019

06June

Strawberry Fair

Cambridgeshire | 06 June 20

Strawberry Fair is a local festival of music, entertainments, arts and crafts

To
03February
01December

Ellenroad Engine House Events 2019

Lancashire | 03 February 19

Next event Sunday 3rd February 2019 open for steaming on the first sunday each month

To
03February
15December

Family steam events in Action Abbey Pumping Station 2019

Leicestershire | 03 February 19

SUN 3RD FEB 2019 1-5pm 2019 Year round events too

To
26January
31December

Abbey House Museum: Danger Zone

West Yorkshire | 26 January 19

26 Jan - 31 Dec 2019

To
21January
20December

Moo Music Leeds North

West Yorkshire | 21 January 19

Fun and interactive moosic & moovement sessions for under 5's.

To
17February
30November

SHERWOOD FOREST RAILWAY

Nottinghamshire | 17 February 19

Open every day from the 17th February until the end of November,

To
28March
28December

Helston Railway 2019

Cornwall | 28 March 19

Trains resume on March 28th throughout the year

To
20January
15December

PALM SUNDAY ARCHERS – 2019 Shoots

North Yorkshire | 20 January 19

Dates through out the year!

To
12September
13September

Steampunk Weekend

Derbyshire | 12 September 20

Back again due to popular demand

To
07January
21December

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Events

Wales | 07 January 19

A national flagship for the arts'. It has a wide-ranging artistic programme

To
14December
15December

Dartington Christmas Makers Market

Devon | 14 December 19

Held at The Ship Studio and Upper Gatehouse on 29/11/2018 to 02/12/2018