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Christmas at Nottingham Castle: 12th - 13th December (Nottingham)
Nottingham Castle are offering free entry this weekend as they celebrate Christmas at the Castle. The event will feature a festive theme and a traditional Christmas gift fair. Visitors can also meet Santa in the Castle’s Bastion (gatehouse) where children will receive a small gift.
For prices, times and more information visit: http://www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk/
Christmas Days Out at Alton Towers Resort: 12th - 13th December (Staffordshire)
The Alton Towers Resort’s Christmas experience kicks off this weekend with a combination of rides and Christmas activities for all the family.
Visitors are invited to go along and meet Santa and Mrs Claus as well as joining the Elves in the new ‘Elf Emporium’.
For prices, times and more information visit: www.altontowers.com/things-to-do/christmas/#christmas-days-out
17th Century Christmas: 12th December (Moseley Old Hall)
Join in with celebrations of a 17th century Christmas at Moseley Old Hall this weekend. Visitors will get the opportunity to taste traditional Christmas recipes, explore the house decorated with traditional greenery, toast the festive season with spiced drinks and play games from the past.
For prices, times and more information visit:www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/8ade0851-29d6-47ad-9a88-8bb2cb70dbee/pages/details
Winter Wonderfarm at Lower Drayton Farm: 12th - 13th December (Penkridge)
Lower Drayton Farm has transformed its farm into a Winter Wonderfarm and is inviting the whole family for a festive day out.
On arrival children will be presented with a ‘Santa’s little helper passport’ allowing them to take part in a range of festive activities including icing a festive cookie, making a snow flake, taking part in a Christmas quiz, enjoying a festive farm trailer ride and writing their own letter to Santa.
For each complete activity they will gain a stamp in their passport. Children can also visit Father Christmas in his Grotto taking away a small gift and a photo as a token of their visit.
For prices, times and more information visit: www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk
Christmas at Sandwell Valley: 12th - 13th December (Sandwell Valley Farm)
A traditional Victorian Yuletide is coming to Sandwell Park Valley Farm this weekend. There will be festive crafts, gifts, fresh local produce in the farm shop and carols alongside music from the brass and jazz bands. Children can enjoy activities from Punch and Judy, pony cart rides, face painting, street performers and magicians.
Donington Christmas Fayre: 12th - 13th December (Derby)
Donington Park is transformed into a fairy-tale festive scene this weekend to raise money for Nottingham-based children’s charity ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’. The event will feature over 100 stalls selling Christmas arts and crafts gifts, as well as festive food and drink.
Young visitors will have the chance to meet Santa himself and will be taken on an enchanting journey from the Engine Room to Santa’s secret grotto.
For prices, times and more information visit: http://www.donington-park.co.uk/events/2016-calendar/donington-christmas-fayre/10077/#event
Coventry Christmas Concert: 12th December (Coventry Cathedral)
Coventry’s Saint Michael’s Singers are hosting their annual Christmas Concert in Coventry City Centre this weekend. There will be music from Eastern Green Junior School, the Cathedral Choristers, the Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra and Jaguar Land Rover Band.
For prices, times and more information visit: www.saintmichaelssingers.org