What festive fun can you still have in the Midlands this year?

The light trail at Warwick Castle Credit: Warwick Castle

Many of the usual Christmas activities have been put on hold or cancelled this year but there are some that are able to carry on - even in Tier 3.

Covid safety measures are in place and most you have to book in advance. Here's a round up of what we found.


  • Outdoor ice rinks:

Coventry Cathedral - skate inside the Cathedral ruins

Warwick Castle - ice rink, light trail and Christmas market

  • Museums & Castles

Christmas Adventure Quest - Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire and Stokesay Castle Shropshire

Victorian Christmas Weekends - Ironbridge Gorge Museums,

  • Light Displays

Illuminated Arboretum - National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Malvern Winter Glow - Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire

  • Santa Trains

Severn Valley Railway - Shropshire, Worcestershire

  • Outdoor theatre / cinema

Horrible Histories Car Park Panto - various Midlands venues

Luna Cinema - NEC Birmingham

The outdoor ice rink at Warwick Castle Credit: Warwick Castle


  • Museums, Castles & Zoos

Twycross Zoo Christmas Spectacular - Leicestershire

  • Light displays & Christmas trails

Christmas at Wollaton Hall - Nottinghamshire

Sherwood Forest - Christmas Family Trail, Nottinghamshire

  • Outdoor theatre / cinemas

The Big Festive Drive in - Coalville, Leicestershire

Drive In Living Nativity - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

  • Santa Trains

Great Central Railway - Leicestershire