Festive fun over the Christmas holidays!

Wednesday November 25, 2015

As the Christmas countdown officially begins, the team at WST have come up with some fun ways that you can keep the kids amused all winter long.

The Grinch would have a real job stealing all the Christmas festive fun, which is back for 2015 with a huge variety of things on offer!

Ice Skating

Get your skates on and get down to your local pop up ice-skating rink this Christmas.

Head to Liverpool’s Ice Festival to experience the buzz of skimming along at an exhilarating pace on the UK’s largest ever real Ice Slide! There’s something for all the family from children’s rides to an ice rink and a real ice bar.

Visiting the capital of festivities this year? Take a trip to the open-air London Eyeskate rink situated in front of the big wheel itself. Sessions last 45 minutes and under-8s must be accompanied on the ice by an adult. Booking recommended (and cheaper).

Back for another year, the popular Manchester Ice Rink provides fun for family and friends! Pre-Launch Ice Skating Tickets are now available for only £8!

Winter Wonderland

Grottoes have taken a whole new meaning, with trips to Winter Wonderlands being the popular choice amongst many families.

Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland consists of a huge ice rink, two Christmas themed circuses, an observation wheel and a Magical Ice Kingdom. Even better, all your Christmas wishes have just come true, entry to Winter Wonderland is free!

Or head to the UK’s LARGEST indoor Winter Wonderland at EventCity in Manchester. Rides and attractions galore, the family can enjoy hours of non-stop fun and entertainment. A trip to Winter Wonderland would not be complete without a visit to see Santa. Book your tickets early to ensure you don’t miss out!


A Christmas pantomime plays an important part in traditional British Christmas festivities. 
Performed in theatres, village halls and community centres across the UK, they bring a real sense of festive fun for all ages throughout the months of December and January.

The WST team have got into the festive spirit and found some of the best Christmas pantomimes to visit throughout the UK, which are easily accessible:

  • Theatre Royal Stratford East – Sinbad the Sailor

  • Empire Theatre, Liverpool – Snow White

  • Manchester Opera House – Aladdin

  • Theatre Royal Bath – Aladdin

  • The Carriageworks, Leeds – Cinderella

  • Kings Theatre Edinburgh – Jack and the Beanstalk

Get creative this Christmas. Whether you’re a whizz with the craft box or a genius in the kitchen, get your kids creativity flowing with some fun at home.

Roll up your sleeves and get baking in the kitchen! There’s plenty of inspiration on the internet for all sorts of recipes that will pass the time. There couldn’t be a better time to have some fun with baking than creating a batch of Christmas themed cupcakes!

Or get crafty and create your own Christmas gifts and decorations from scratch, there will be plenty of things around the house that you can use.  

The team at WST wish your whole family a fun-filled Christmas season!