15+ events and things to do this Christmas season as a family.

Christmas is just around the corner, with Santa visits to family events and lots of fun. I have put together a list of events and things to do.

As time goes on, this will be updated. If you would like to add your event/business onto our guide, email tonieatonx@icloud.com

Christmas visits:

Book with Lets party events this Christmas for an elf home visit from their team of festive Elves sent from Father Christmas himself.

Children will have the chance to find their name in Santa’s Official Nice List to receive their very own ‘nice list certificate’, experience a jolly sing-a-long with their festive friend, make a magical wish to be placed into the North Pole jar and make a special elf promise to be sent back to Father Christmas, alongside much more including unlimited photo opportunities.

🎁 Why not add one of their PERSONALISED GIFT BOXES with your child’s name and address printed to your visit. These will be delivered by your festive Elf friend when they arrive at your home and are priced at £5 per box! 🎁 Gift boxes include:
-A letter from Father Christmas
-Magical reindeer dust
-Hot chocolate surprise
-Santa’s special sweet mix up
-Christmas puzzle book and crayons
-A carrot for Santa’s reindeer


BOOK NOW! For more information including pricing or to book a visit, please message their page with your PREFERRED DATE and POSTCODE to help their team deal with your request effectively.

Christmas events:

“Father Christmas on the Farm” is coming to Walby Farm this December.

Your ticket includes…. a visit to Father Christmas on his farm and a chance to meet his Real life Reindeer, take part in Snow-time and even meet Mother Christmas.

Bring your letter to post to Father Christmas in the Elves’ Post Room, and receive your very own Cuddly Teddie from the Teddie Tastic Workshop. you’ll get to choose your own gift from Elves’ Toy Shop too. Book here.

Redworth hall have partnered up with make my day events to bring plenty of Christmas family events this December.

Sunday 5th DecemberGrinch & Cindy

Saturday 11th DecemberSnow Queen & Spidey

18th DecemberRudolf Saturday

Monday 20th December Elf workshop

Santa Claus is coming back to Tynemouth Park, Get in the Christmas spirit and meet Santa and some of his festive friends.

Your ticket will include:

  • A walk through our very own Winter Wonderland with festive characters, music and lights 🎄
  • Meet and greet our very own Santa Claus in his grotto! 🧝
  • Receive a present and a certificate from Santa Claus 🎅🏻
  • A delicious, festive hot chocolate ☕️

Book here.

Spanish city kick of the festive season on Sunday 21st November by hosting their Christmas tree light switch on event.

Their tremendous glittering tree was awarded the Best Christmas Tree in Europe in 2019*, so the switch on is not to be missed.

Under the grandeur of the Dome, listen to carol singers, sip on mulled wine and eat mince pies, while children are entertained by stilt walkers, bauble decorating and balloon modelling. Let the countdown commence!.

Sunday 21st November | 5pm – 7pm
Christmas Tree Light Switch On | 6pm – book here.

£3.00 per person or free entry if you book a table and dine in Trenchers or 1910 between 4pm – 7pm.

Raby castle also have a trail you can follow through their Enchanted Festive Forest in the Walled Gardens to discover the magical Christmas scenes. Enjoy their twinkling lights and Christmas music as you wander around our winter wonderland and indulge in a luxury hot chocolate from the Stables Café as you soak up the sights and smells of Christmas. Find all the hidden clues to collect a small prize at raby castle. This an outdoor family festival trail, click here for more.

Children: £5.00 (aged 1-12)
Adults: £2
Babes in arms (under 12 months) can visit free of charge.

The Whitehouse Farm Elves are SUPER Excited to present Santa’s Enchanted Elf Journey.

This VIP Christmas experience will create magical memories to treasure with your loved ones. They have a jam-packed programme of Festive Fun all included in the cost of your experience:

Your journey starts with ride on our Festive Tractor & Trailer to the Enchanted Forest where you will meet the Fun Forest Elves, who will help you on a special search for your very own personalised bauble, as a special memory of the day.

The Enchanted Forest is also home to Santa’s real Reindeer, you can help the Elves feed them and of course there will be lots of fabulous photo opportunities with them too.

This Christmas Santa’s very own Magical Snowy Owl will be in the Festive Forest too. Under the twinkling lights of the Magic Wishing Tree you can make your Christmas Wish, hang it on the tree and the Majestic Snowy Owl will fly your wish to the North Pole.

What Enchanted Elf Journey would be complete without a visit to Father Christmas himself, each paying child will receive a special voucher from Santa to choose a quality gift in the Elves Toyshop. Each paying child will also receive a personalised letter from Santa.

The Festive Tractor Trailer will take you back from the Enchanted Forest to the farm where you can join in with lots of Festive Fun activities, at your leisure.

  • Visit Mrs Claus’s Bakery where the children can decorate festive biscuits.
  • Join in with the Christmas Crafts and create a special memory of your day.
  • Enrol in Elf School with the Hilarious Head Elf, with certificates for all who graduate.
  • Take a stroll through the beautiful Winter Wonderland, the perfect backdrop for your festive family photos
  • Take a slide down our GIANT Astro Slide
  • Snuggle Santa’s favourite bunnies, guinea pigs and more in our Petting Barn
  • Meet and feed our large farm animals in their winter stables.
  • Plus enjoy Hoglets Adventure Play Area, Jumping Pillows, Trampolines, Outdoor Play area and our Indoor Softplay.

Book here.


The BIG Wish LTD presents Winter Wonderland Newcastle at Gosforth Racecourse, From 19th November through to 2nd January.

They have Santa and his reindeer, ice rink, toboggan slide, Christmas tree maze, German bar, street food stalls, rides and attractions and so much more. Head over to Facebook for more details.

Ice skating prices at winter wonderland Newcastle.

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