Looking for inspiration on great things to do and shows to see this Christmas? We’ve compiled a list of family-friendly activities that won’t break the bank!

There are so many things to organise during the festive season, it can be a stressful time for planning fun and engaging activities for all the family.

To help take care of some of your festive planning, we’ve compiled a list of great things to do and shows to see this Christmas.

The Magic Of Christmas At Fishers Farm Park, West Sussex

Things To Do This Christmas

Father Christmas will be at Fishers meeting the good boys and girls in his magical Grotto. Children can perform and sing-a-long in their own interactive Nativity play. You can also watch the live performance of this year’s family Pantomime, Dick Whittington, which will have you laughing your socks off! A great way to kick-start this festive season!

Visit Fishers Farm Park here for more details.

Peter Pan At Park Theatre, London

Peter Pan at Park Theatre, London

Take your seats on the shores of Neverland for what’s sure to be the greatest family adventure! Filled with mermaids, pirates and fairies, lost boys and crocodiles, this is the stunning original story of the boy who could fly. Starring Alexander Vlahos (BBC’s Versailles and Merlin) as Captain Hook alongside exciting newcomer Nickcolia King-N’Da as Peter Pan.

Performances from 6 December 2018 to 5 January 2019. Prices from £18.50. Visit Park Theatre here for more information.

Brat Kids Carnival At The Spiegeltent, London

Brat Kids Carnival. Photo: Kate Pardey
Brat Kids Carnival. Photo: Kate Pardey

Discover the finest circus artists and mischief makers from Briefs in Brat Kids Carnival – a brand new show suitable for all the family!

Hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights and seriously cheeky clowning antics. This technicolour cabaret is ideal for the younger theatregoer with a taste for wild circus skills, ridiculous acts of amazement and eye-popping party tricks.

At the Underbelly Festival’s Christmas in Leicester Square from 10 November – 30 December 2018.

Circus 1903 At The Royal Festival Hall, London

Circus 1903
Circus 1903

Fresh from the Paris Theatre in Las Vegas, Circus 1903 visits the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre this Christmas for its European premiere.

Circus 1903 includes puppetry from the award-winning team behind War Horse, putting stunningly created elephants back in the ring as never before. The circus boasts a huge cast of jaw-dropping and dangerous acts from all corners of the globe.

At the Royal Festival Hall (Southbank Centre) in London from 19 December to 5 January 2019.

Horrible Christmas At Alexandra Palace, London

Horrible Christmas at Alexandra Palace, London

Horrible Histories proudly presents the terrific tale of Horrible Christmas at Alexandra Palace. When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day – but can he save Christmas? It’s a celebration of Christmas in the most wonderful, wildly funny and moving way you’ll ever see.

At the Alexandra Palace in London from 13 to 30 December 2018. Click here to book tickets.

Nutcracker At The London Coliseum

English National Ballet’s magical production of Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum this December. Over 100 dancers and musicians bring the production to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

At the London Coliseum from 13-30 December 2018. Click here to book tickets.

Room On The Broom At The Lyric Theatre, London

Room On The Broom at the Lyric Theatre, London
Room On The Broom at the Lyric Theatre, London

Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Room On The Broom is a spellbinding adventure from the creators of The Gruffalo! Adapted for the stage from the best-selling book written by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson MBE and Axel Scheffler.

At the Lyric Theatre from 23 November 2018 to 13 January 2019. Click here to book tickets.

The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre, London

Twinkling with festive spirit The Snowman returns for a record-breaking 21st year. This production is based on the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates, which has transported a generation of children and their families into the wintery world of a boy and his magical snowman.

At London’s Peacock Theatre from 22 November 2018 to 6 January 2019. Click here to book tickets.

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