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See attraction details22 November 2014 - 11 November 2018 - WORLD WAR ONE REPLICA TRENCH SYSTEM AT THE POTTERIES MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Don't miss the outdoor World War One replica trench system if you're planning a day out with the kids in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Located next to the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in the city centre, it marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Atmospheric and thought-provoking, the replica trench system will offer visitors of all ages the chance to learn about the conditions experienced by soldiers on the front line. Free to view, open daily 11am-3pm, weather permitting.
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery www.stokemuseums.org.uk
Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST1 3DW   01782 232323
12 November 2016 - 8 January 2017 - PLANTERS AT BRETBY'S ICE RINK
Include at least one trip to a Christmas ice rink in your list of family things to do during the festive season! Get your skates on and take the family to try out the undercover real-ice rink at Planters garden centre in Burton upon Trent this Christmas. Please see the website for further details and to buy tickets.
Planters at Bretby's Ice Rink, Bretby Lane, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE15 0QS   01283 703355
17 November 2016 - 2 January 2017 - WINTER WONDERLAND STOKE-ON-TRENT
Take the children to enjoy the festive atmosphere at Stoke-on-Trent's Winter Wonderland in Hanley this winter. Plans include a fun fair with white-knuckle rides such as a roller coaster and 60m-tall Sky Swing ride plus family favourites such as dodgems, an open air ice rink, live music and Bavarian-style food court and bar packed with seasonal treats. A Christmas market will run from 30 November until 21 December. Please see the website for further details and to book tickets.
Winter Wonderland Stoke-on-Trent, Birch Terrace Car Park, Lichfield Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3JN   
See attraction details18 November 2016 - 31 December 2016 - SANTA'S WINTER WONDERLAND AT THE SNOWDOME
Make sure the SnowDome in Tamworth is on your list of places to go this Christmas. Play and slide in real snow, throw snowballs, ride on a sledge and try out the snow tubes on Santa's Snow Trail. Enjoy the all-new Santa stage show offering a behind-the-scenes look at Santa's workshop. Meet Santa's real reindeer and other furry friends in the animal village and pop into Santa's house to see the Christmas tree and write your letter! Families can look forward to an activity-packed day out! Please see the website to find out more and book tickets.
SnowDome www.snowdome.co.uk/santas-winter-wonderland
Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7ND   08448 000011
See attraction details19 November 2016 - 31 December 2016 - DRAYTON'S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS AT DRAYTON MANOR THEME PARK
For an activity-packed family day out this Christmas, choose Drayton Manor Theme Park. The kids will have a great time with live shows, Father Christmas in the Castle of Dreams, carols, a Christmas tree light show, seasonal arts and crafts, The Polar Express in 4D, a fabulous firework display at the end of the day and more. Don't go home without visiting the real-life reindeer in the park's 15-acre zoo and trying out the indoor Slide and Glide ice rink! Please note that the main theme park and thrill rides will not be available. It is essential to book Father Christmas visits in advance. Please see the website for dates and other details.
Drayton Manor Theme Park www.draytonmanor.co.uk/magical-christmas
Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW    0844 472 1950
See attraction details26 November 2016 - 26 February 2017 - WINTER WILLOW DECORATION TRAIL AT TRENTHAM GARDENS
Wrap up well and look forward to a wintery day out with the kids at Trentham Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent. Kids of all ages will enjoy following the Winter Willow Decoration Trail around the lake and gardens. Spot some larger-than-life statues and pick up some fascinating facts along the way. Look out for Trentham's fairies as well while you explore - there are 15 of them. Warm up in one of the cafes or restaurants afterwards! Please see the website for further details.
Trentham Gardens www.trentham.co.uk/whats-on/trentham-gardens/winter-willow-decoration-trail-at-trentham-gardens
Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST4 8JG   01782 646646
See attraction details30 November 2016 - 23 December 2016 - SANTA AND MRS CLAUS AT TRENTHAM GARDENS
Treat the kids to a visit to Santa and Mrs Claus in the centre of the Shopping Village at Trentham on selected dates in the run-up to Christmas. On certain days families will be able to meet some of Santa's friends from the North Pole including penguins and reindeer, or watch chainsaw ice carving demonstrations. Please see the website for dates, times and other details. Early booking is recommended as tickets to meet Santa sell quickly.
Trentham Gardens www.trentham.co.uk/whats-on/events/category/family
Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST4 8JG   01782 646646
See attraction details2 December 2016 - 23 December 2016 - WINTER WONDERFARM AT LOWER DRAYTON FARM
Get the family into the festive spirit on a wonderful day out at Lower Drayton farm's 'Winter Wonderfarm' this Christmas. Children can visit the Grotto to let Santa know what they'd like for Christmas and receive a gift, enjoy a fun seasonal show with their families, ice a Christmas cookie, write a letter to Santa and snuggle up for a festive story. There's then the opportuntity to meet the farm's friendly animals and let off steam on the adventure playground. Available upgrades include a 'Teddytastic' experience in the Elves' Teddy Bear workshop and souvenir photos with Christmas characters to purchase. Dates: 2-4, 9-11 and 16-23 December only. Times: 11am-4pm (last admission). Please visit www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk for full details and to book tickets.
Lower Drayton Farm www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk
Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge , Staffordshire, ST19 5RE   07817 691352
See attraction details3 December 2016 - 24 December 2016 - SANTA AND STEAM AT CHURNET VALLEY RAILWAY
Looking for places to take the kids to meet Father Christmas? Treat the family to a journey on the Churnet Valley Railway through the wintery landscape of Staffordshire's little Switzerland. Santa will walk through the train presenting gifts to children, while their adults enjoy a mince pie and a glass of sherry. Dates: 3-4, 7, 10-11, 14, 17-18, 21-24 December only. Trains depart from either Kingsley and Froghall or Cheddleton stations - arrive early as there will be period attractions, music and a wonderful festive atmosphere to enjoy. Please see the website for further information and to book.
Churnet Valley Railway www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/santa-steam-2016
Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Leek, Staffordshire, ST10 2HA   01538 758491
See attraction details3 December 2016 - 31 December 2016 - SLEEPING BEAUTY - THE PANTOMIME OF DREAMS AT LICHFIELD GARRICK THEATRE
Make sure a traditional Christmas pantomime is on your list of family things to do during the festive season. This spell-binding production at Lichfield Garrick Theatre featuring Cbeebies star of Let's Play and Time for School Rebecca Keatley as Fairy Moonbeam would make a great choice. Please see the website for further details and to book tickets.
Lichfield Garrick Theatre www.lichfieldgarrick.com/Sleeping-Beauty-The-Pantomime-of-Dreams
Castle Dyke, Lichfield , Staffordshire, WS13 6HR   01543 412121
See attraction details8 December 2016 - 8 January 2017 - CINDERELLA AT THE REGENT THEATRE STOKE-ON-TRENT
Take the kids to join a host of memorable characters including Cinderella, the ugly sisters, Buttons, the Fairy Godmother and dashing Prince Charming at the Regent Theatre's annual family Christmas pantomime. Perfect seasonal treat for all ages! Please see the website to find out more and book your tickets.
Regent Theatre Stoke-on-Trent www.atgtickets.com/shows/cinderella/regent-theatre
35-37 Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST1 1AP   0844 871 7649
9 December 2016 - 8 January 2017 - ICE SKATING AT TRENTHAM
Get your skates on and head for Trentham Shopping Village near Stoke-on-Trent this Christmas. This year the real ice rink is sited in a marquee to the rear of the garden centre, beside the River Trent. Skate hire is included in the price and skating aids are available for those in need of extra confidence. Within the marquee is a cafe with a choice of hot and cold food and drinks. Please see the website to find out more and book tickets.
Trentham Shopping Village, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8JG   
See attraction details10 December 2016 - 11 December 2016 - ALICE IN WONDERLAND AT SILVER BLADES CANNOCK
A Christmas ice show is a great way to get the family in the festive mood! Treat the family to tickets for Alice in Wonderland at Silver Blades Cannock this December. Performances at 5.15pm. Please see the website for ticket details and other information.
Silver Blades Cannock www.silver-blades.co.uk/page/individual_events/Cannock/1028
Walkmill Lane, Bridgtown, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 0XE   0870 085 2929
Planning family activities for the festive season? Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you jog, walk, prance or dance along the 3km route of the Reindeer Ramble on Cannock Chase and help raise money to support charity Newlife's work in Staffordshire. Free reindeeer antlers will be given to all entrants. Please see the website for further information and to sign up.
Reindeer Ramble, Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, WS12 4PW   01543 431442
A Christmas show on ice is always a hit with kids. Take the family along to enjoy the magical tale of Alice in Wonderland at CineBowl-iSKATE in Uttoxeter this December. There is a matinee at 2pm and an evening performance at 6pm. £7 per ticket. Please see the website for further information.
CineBowl-iSKATE Uttoxeter www.cinebowl-iskate.co.uk/content/alice_in_wonderland?full=1
Town Meadows Way, Uttoxeter , Staffordshire, ST14 8AZ   01889 723030
See attraction details17 December 2016 - 20 December 2016 - CHILDREN’S VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS SANTA TRAILS AT TAMWORTH CASTLE
Join in the seasonal fun at Tamworth Castle's magical Victorian Christmas event. Take the kids to meet the Victorian household getting ready for Santa's visit. Help the cook make the Christmas pudding and see the housemaid putting up decorations, join the butler as he prepares a midnight feast for Santa and search for Santa around the castle. At last it will be time to make your way to Santa's grotto and receive a surprise present. Please see the website to find out more. Advance booking is essential.
Tamworth Castle www.tamworthcastle.co.uk/children%E2%80%99s-victorian-christmas-santa-trails-0
The Holloway, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7NA   01827 709581
See attraction details18 December 2016 - CAUDWELL CHILDREN’S ELF RUN AT TRENTHAM GARDENS
Dust off your best Christmas fancy dress and take the kids to join in this year's Caudwell Children's Elf Run at Trentham Gardens. Participants are invited to stroll or run the buggy-friendly 5km route and raise money to help Caudwell Children help disabled and sick children. There will be a discount for spectators to enter the gardens on the day of the event. Please see the website to find out more and register.
Trentham Gardens www.caudwellchildren.com/fundraising-event/caudwell-childrens-elf-run
Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, ST4 8AX   01782 600438
See attraction details20 December 2016 - 21 December 2016 - CHRISTMAS QUEST 2016 AT MOSELEY OLD HALL
Wrap up and join a walk round Kings Walk Wood at Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton. Discover the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Christmas in the past, enjoy a hot chocolate by the fire, sing a carol by the nativity scene and end your visit with a tasty seasonal treat in the Hall. Please see the website to find out more. Booking is essential.
Moseley Old Hall www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/f116ce8e-612e-4f02-90b2-32ec191d0b88/pages/details
Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton , Staffordshire, WV10 7HY    0844 249 1895



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