It’s not too early! When it comes to Christmas days out we really are spoilt for choice. It is an amazing time of year for wonderful family friendly events of all shapes and sizes. And… the majority of them start selling tickets early so it’s advisable you book well in advance. Here’s a list of Top 5 Christmas Family Events In Yorkshire Which Are On Sale Now! so you can get planning early. Top 5 Christmas Family Events In Yorkshire Which Are On Sale Now!
Top 5 Christmas Family Events In Yorkshire Which Are On Sale Now!
The Christmas Santa Specials at Kirklees Light Railway is the most popular train-themed Christmas Day out mentioned on our community group. The event has a lot of good feedback year after year and is known to be a really magical experience.
Santa specials run every day fro December 1st up to Christmas Eve with different timings available. The experience includes a traditional heated steam train to the “north pole” to meet Santa in his grotto, writing a letter to Santa and colouring sheets, and snacks/drinks available for both kids and adults in a heated marquee while you wait for Santa. Gifts are given to each child.
Prices start from £15 adult and £15 for 3-17 year old child, or £13 for 1-2 years and £8.50 for under 12 months with a gift.
Christmas at Piglets’ is famous for its Santa Sleigh Rides. The Christmas experience runs daily from 24th November until 24th December.
The event includes a Check in at Elf Airlines and ride on Santa’s magical Sleigh through the twinkling Woodland Village. Meet Mrs Claus, visit Santa in his Grotto, and receive the golden key to unlock his amazing Toy Shop. Enjoy festive food and much more.
Prices are between £10.95-£15.95, check here.
Christmas events at Cannon Hall Farm
Christmas is a busy time of year at Cannon Hall Farm with not one but three events going on for families. All events start on December 1st.
The popular “Elves Workshop” is a half hour experience where children are led through an elf workshop including top tips for being a great elf in our brand new Elf School and sing-alongs. At the end, children can choose which toy they’d like to take home and help make it on the production line. Prices for this start at £19.95 and £6.95 for adults including all day farm entry.
Santa does not make an appearance in the Elves workshop, but you can meet him in the grotto experience. Each child will get a passport to the North Pole, and check-in with the help of santas elves. Each child receives a toy and all day farm entry priced at £14.95 per child (over 2) and £6.95 adult.
And, if you’d like to have breakfast or lunch with Santa you can do that too! Santa specials at Cannon Hall Farm for breakfast or lunch with Santa cost £18.95 for child and includes meal, meeting Santa, grotto experience and a gift, and £16.95 for adult with meal. Both include all day farm admission.
Tickets for Christmas at Sundown Adventureland includes a ride on the “nightmare before Christmas” ride, all day park entry and a visit to Santa. The event starts on November 17th, daily up until Christmas Eve and is £18.50 for child over 90cm and £16.50 for adults.
Christmas at Sundown is a popular day out year after year, it’s the only theme park in the UK specifically for under 10’s and is well loved by families and it’s just perfect for toddlers. Eric absolutely loved it; read our review here. At Christmas, it’s even more special with decorations, Santa in his grotto and a gift, plus the Christmas ride. I’ve heard nothing but good reviews about it.
Something a little different – Santa Underground at National Coal Mining Museum For England
Meet santa in his grotto 140m underground, a unique experience for families plus under 5’s are allowed to go underground too!
2 slots run daily from Saturday 24th November at 10am and 4pm, and cost £7.50 per child and £5.50 per adult. Price includes gift from Santa. Ring 01924 848806 there is a £2 booking fee.
The experience has great reviews on TripAdvisor and is a good price for families who prefer something a little quieter and more traditional. There is Christmas food available in the cafe, plus an indoor play area, nature trail and outdoor adventure playground so wrap up warm!
And a bonus…
Did you know The Snowman Tour is coming to Sheffield this year?! Yes, really!!! For one day only, be quick it’ll sell out soon.
And more magical Christmas days out…
I will be publishing a full Christmas roundup very early just like last year which will be jam-packed full of Christmas days out and events suitable for families in/near Sheffield. Here’s just 5 of the most popular which are not on sale yet:
Eureka! The National Childrens Museum Santas Grotto
An audience with Santa at Brodsworth Hall, Bolsover Castle and more
Christmas at Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre
York Museum Gardens Illuminated trail
Don’t forget to check back soon for our Christmas event lists, roundups & more!!
Last years Christmas days out lists and events posts were very popular; check out the most popular HERE.
Be aware that many of the biggest and most popular Christmas events will still be on this year, too, so the lists will be very similar. Many are not on sale now, this is only a list of 5 of the best which are currently on sale.
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Before you go, have a browse of these Christmas posts to get you in the spirit!