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The Brontës And The Wild

Bronte Parsonage Museum Church Street, Haworth

Our 2023 exhibition, The Brontës and the Wild, considers how landscape, weather and the natural world play an important role in the lives and work of the Brontës.


Woof Shack

Happa Shores Hey Farm, Black House Lane,,, Briercliffe, Burnley,

Free social group for dogs and their people.  Planned regular walks, games, specialist talks, advice and much more.  Last Thursday of every month.      

Redcurrant Glass Courses

Fired Up North Gallery & Studios Unit 25, Lomeshaye Business Village, Nelson

Courses/workshops are available in kiln formed glass, kiln formed glass jewellery, lampwork glass beadmaking, silverclay and silver jewellery.  Courses and taster sessions are available throughout the year from just £30.  Booking required.    

Snow White

Carriageworks Theatre The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds

Featuring breath-taking scenery and special effects, sparkling costumes, spectacular song and dance, with plenty of fun, laughter and audience participation, Snow White is the pantomime that is simply wicked, simply wonderful and simply must be seen! Various times & prices.

Robin Hood: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

City Varieties Music Hall 46 New Briggate, Leeds

A very different format to the traditional Christmas pantomime, Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantos mix traditional elements of audience participation and corny gags with a jukebox full of classic rock anthems and chart-toppers, all performed live on stage by an ultra-talented cast of actor-musicians. Various times & prices.

A Christmas Carol

The Dukes Moor Lane, Lancaster

Unwrap the magic this season with a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens classic tale, featuring toe-tapping music, festive fun and a touch of Christmas magic. £18 - £20. Various times.


Keighley & Worth Valley Railway The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth

A magical Christmas experience that is guaranteed to light up your children’s faces and get the whole family in the mood for the Festive Season. This theatrical journey on board a beautiful steam train is the perfect way to travel, and we know that Father Christmas thinks so too…! £22 - £28. Booking essential.

Santa Specials

East Lancashire Railway 23a Bolton St, Bury

Steam into Christmas on the East Lancashire Railway’s famously festive Santa Specials. Your family will make enchanted memories to share as they take a trip through the magical Irwell Valley alongside colourful characters and surprises. What Christmas treat would be complete without a visit from a host of happy elves and Santa Claus himself. Various prices.

Beauty and the Beast – 2023 Pantomime

Blackburn Empire Theatre Aqueduct Rd, Blackburn

Join us for a BEAST of a tale that’s as old as time as Tom Rolfe Productions present a real BEAUTY of a pantomime with stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and hilarious comedy! Various times & prices.

Beauty and the Beast

The Globe Theatre Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool

Beauty And The Beast is a magical Story - A tale as old as time! Various times. £14 -£22.        

Christmas Grotto Wonderland

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Ocean Boulevard Promenade, Blackpool

Visit Santa Claus in his grotto and enjoy the festive fun experiences, guided by magical elves through a winter wonderland. Art & crafts and christmas themed games.        


The Adventures of Peppermint: A Father Christmas Experience

Harewood House Harewood, Leeds

This heartwarming 45 minute immersive experience promises unforgettable memories and pure festive magic. Each experience has capacity for up to 21 people, including both adults and children. Various prices.

Christmas at Mother Shipton’s

Mother Shipton’s Cave Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough

Step into a world of magic and wonder as you enter Mother Shipton's magical Christmas experience. Get ready, for Santa is flying through the starry skies to meet you! Step into his cozy grotto, where time stands still as you create memories that will warm your heart for years to come. Various ticket options.

Father Christmas At Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey Estate Skipton

Step into his twinkling Christmas Village, tucked away in the middle of Strid Wood and see what enchanting experience awaits. Become acquainted with the cheeky elves who have just arrived from the North Pole, and let them take you on a special journey to meet the Great Man himself.

Lancaster On Ice

Dalton Square Lancaster

Award Winning and internationally recognised Lancaster on Ice returns for the 2023 season to the historic Dalton Square, in the heart of Lancaster. There will be christmas market stalls, the giant tipi bar, 800m real ice, Ice-Rink and giant ferris wheel.

Santa by the Lake at Brockholes

Brockholes Nature Reserve Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston.

  Santa is back at Brockholes! Come and meet him in his workshop set against the backdrop of our beautiful Meadow Lake. Sat & Sun from 25th Nov - 17th Dec.        



Leeds Playhouse Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver! follows the story of a small boy with a big heart as he journeys from a desolate workhouse to the paved streets of Victorian London in search of love and a place to call home. Various times & prices.

Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Leeds Grand Theatre New Briggate, Leeds

Performed to Tchaikovsky’s enduring score, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, The Nutcracker awakens childlike imagination in us all. 7pm, mat 2pm. £72-£20.


Woof Shack

Happa Shores Hey Farm, Black House Lane,,, Briercliffe, Burnley,

Free social group for dogs and their people.  Planned regular walks, games, specialist talks, advice and much more.  Last Thursday of every month.      


Albert Halls Victoria Square, Bolton

Join us for our sparkling family pantomime for 2023 - Cinderella. A family pantomime where dreams really do come true. Presented by Polka Dot Pantomimes. Various times and prices.


The Grand Theatre Blackpool

This year's panto Aladdin sees the return of West End star and TV soap sensation Tom Lister (as Abanazar) joining comic and Britain's Got Talent finalist Steve Royle (as Wishee Washee)! Various times & prices.          


Burnley Mechanics Manchester Road, Burnley

Prepare to be whisked away with our exciting new party night theme for 2023! Spectacular Caribbean Christmas Theme, Caribbean Steel Band, Caribbean Dancers & Hula Girls and Festive 3 Course Dinner.        


The Enormous Crocodile

Leeds Playhouse Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds

A new musical version of Roald Dahl’s picture book featuring tasty tunes and mischievous puppets suitable for those 4+. Various times. £15 - £20.

Sleeping Beauty: Christmas Panto

The Grand Theatre, St. Leonardsgate Lancaster

The story is enhanced by fantastic musical numbers, dancing, dazzling costumes and audience participation. A Christmas treat not to be missed!  Various times. Adult £11.50, child & concs £10.50.

The Squirrel, The Cake & The Cabinet

Horse & Bamboo 679 Bacup Road, Waterfoot, Rossendale

Join Horse + Bamboo for our signature festive adventure through the woods and into magical lands where strange characters will share their stories.  3 - 7yrs. Craft 10am & 2pm -  Show 11am & 3pm. £8/£6 or pwyc. (Pay what you can).

Sail to Santa at WWT Martin Mere

WWT Martin Mere Fish Lane, Burscough, Nr Ormskirk

For an extra special experience this Christmas, visit to one of the Sail to Santa days. Sail across to Santa's Island, meet Santa and his elves and get busy in the Elves' workshop making a pine cone reindeer. Sat & Sun.


Santa Special Trains

Ribble Steam Railway Chain Caul Rd,  Riversway,,  Preston

Snuggle up with your loved ones in your warm, steam-heated carriage. Watch eyes light up as Father Christmas visits you in your seat to hand each child their very own Christmas gift. Light seasonal refreshments on the train are included and Mrs Ribble's Tea Room will be open for extra drinks and goodies. Every Sat from 2nd - 17th Dec.

Christmas at the Farm

Mrs Dowsons Farm Park Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Rd,, Blackburn.

Christmas at the farm is an immersive adventure based on the original magical Father Christmas. Discover Father Christmas' secret farm Headquarters, hidden from plain sight, filled with activities and experiences, with spectacular sets and theatre performances. Child £22.95, Adults £12.79.

Rapunzel – Adult Panto

The Grand Theatre, St. Leonardsgate Lancaster

The Adult Panto team are catapulting crazy Christmas chaos back into Lancaster Grand Theatre with a hair-raising tale of panto pandemonium that’s a cut above the rest!


Real Food Ilkley Market

The Grove Ilkley

Real Food Ilkley offers produce from fresh bread, cakes and gluten free bakes to curry sauces, cheeses, condiments and crepes. Stalls also include organic meat and veg, brownies, truffles and herbs from local producers and independent retailers. First Sun of every month.


Real Food Ilkley Market

Real Food Ilkley Market The Grove, Ilkley

Real Food Ilkley Market offers produce from fresh bread, cakes and gluten free bakes to curry sauces, cheeses, condiments and crepes.  Stalls also include organic meat and veg, brownies, truffles and herbs from local producers and independent retailers.  First Sunday of every month.    

Dead of Night

Keighley Playhouse Devonshire Street, Keighley

Thriller by Peter Whalley - Jack has just been acquitted of manslaughter, and regales his girlfriend Maggie and their neighbours with a disparaging account of the trial.


When We Are Married

Bingley Little Theatre Bingley Arts Centre, Bingley

This play by Bradford's own genius, J.B. Priestley, was the very first production by the company which became Bingley Little Theatre, in 1943.


Leeds Industrial Museum

Leeds Industrial Museum Canal Road, Leeds

Industrial heritage with collections of textile machinery, railway equipment and heavy engineering.  Learn about the industrial heritage of Leeds, the city of 1000 trades, in the Grade II* listed Armley Mills. Open Tues - Fri 10am - 5pm. Sat & Sun 12pm - 5pm. Free.

Dear Santa Live!

King’s Hall Station Road, Ilkley

This show is an ideal introduction to theatre for those aged two and over. The Christmas cheer continues, with the opportunity to meet Santa in his grotto after the show, where every child will receive an extra special gift! Tues 2pm, Wed 10.30pm & 1pm.



Silsden Town Hall Main Street, Silsden

A one hour dance/exercise class using movement to music.  Come and join in the fun and dance your way to fitness.  The class is suitable for the over 50s and is a great way of meeting new people and making friends. No need to book just come along. Every Tuesday. 11am.  Tel: 07879886612.


Cat’s Cradle (Thriller) by Leslie Sands

Skipton Little Theatre Clifford Street,, Skipton

In an effort to revive his faltering career, Detective Inspector Jack Frost revisits a haunting, unsolved case from his past – a kidnapping and potential murder. £12, under 16s £6.

Eco-friendly Wreath Workshops

Bolton Abbey Estate Skipton

Join us at our festive Christmas village in Strid Wood to enjoy a half-day workshop with Vanessa Wellock (RHS Chelsea silver medallist and florist to The Devonshire Arms Hotel) to create your own Christmas eco-friendly wreath. 9.30am & 1pm.


The Dan Banks Afternoon Variety Show

Darwen Library Theatre Knott Street, Darwen

You are invited to join the ever-popular afternoon variety show. It's a fun, relaxed afternoon show, featuring: ​​​​James Loynes, back by popular demand. Kevin Cookson, song writing guitarist.Dawn, a fabulous vocalist,  Johnny Wedgewood, playing 60s and 70s country/pop favourites.


Santa’s Sparkly Surprise

The Victoria Theatre Fountain Street, Halifax

Santa’s Sparkly Surprise is the fifth show in the series written by Iain Lauchlan for the preschool audience. It will offer just as much fun, interaction and great songs to sing as all the others and the show will, of course, have a great storyline that the children can get involved in.Various times.


King George’s Hall Northgate, Blackburn

Meet Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee & his mother Widow Twankey as they battle against the evil Abanazar to stop his evil plan to become Master Of The World! Various times. £15- £21.

Jack and the Beanstalk – Christmas Pantomime

The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport

Join our hero Jack Trott as he embarks on an extraordinary journey up the beanstalk to an enchanted land above the clouds. With hilarious antics, loveable characters, and a handful of magic beans, this traditional family panto will captivate audiences of all ages. Various times & prices.

Santa Rocks – A magical family Santamime

Blackburn Empire Theatre Aqueduct Rd, Blackburn

Santa Rocks….. Oh yes he does in our magical family Santamime! Free gift for every child ticket purchased! 10am & 6.30pm.



The Met Market Street, Bury

Aladdin falls for young princess Jasmin but will they ever make it to the altar? Not if evil Abanazar has anything to do with it…don’t miss your chance to join us for the most magical pantomime yet. Various times. Adult £17, child £14.


York Theatre Royal St. Leonard's Place, York

With stunning sets, hilarious comedy and breath-taking special effects, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be our most spectacular pantomime ever! This fun-filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family… Various times and prices.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Preston Playhouse Market Street West, Preston

Presented by Preston Musical Comedy Society.  Allow the magic of pantomime to transport you to a land far, far away, the land of make-believe, as we present this much loved and classic fairy tale. Various times.  From £11.    

Santa’s Grotto & Family Film ‘Arthur Christmas’

Glusburn Community & Arts Centre Colne Road, Glusburn

Join us for a fun, festive family night out. Visit Santa in his grotto, where every child will receive a gift. Then settle down for animated Christmas family favourite 'Arthur Christmas'. Grotto 5pm, film 6pm. £6 - £7.50.

Brockholes Winter Fayre

Brockholes Nature Reserve Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston.

Step into a winter wonderland filled with Christmas lights, artisan markets, delicious food and drink stalls, and even a chance to meet Santa himself. Get into the festive spirit with live music and traditional fairground games, Brockholes Winter Fayre is the perfect way to kickstart your seasonal celebrations.