20+ Christmas Events for Kids across North East England

 

A lot of people are finding this post via Google search and have been asking for ideas for Christmas Events which are available to book now for Christmas 2020. 




Due to the ongoing pandemic, many places have cancelled their events this year including many pantos and Kielder Winter Wonderland. There are still some events that plan to go ahead so far though and I have included a few ideas for enjoying Christmas at home too.  
Christmas Events to Enjoy at Home



Booking is at your own risk and some events may be cancelled. I imagine popular events will sell out quickly so advance apologies if some of these events have sold out before you get a chance to book. 

So far for 2020 we have...... 

Christmas Events 

  • Alice's Winter Wonderland at Ushaw Gardens - book here
  • Santa's Grotto, the Grinch and Breakfast with Santa at Jesmond Beach Box - book here 
  • A Frozen Adventure in Winter Town with Let It Snow Productions - book here (tickets on sale 8pm Sunday 8 November) 
  • Believe Christmas - Book here 
  • VIP Santa Experience at Whitehouse Farm - book here
  • Brand new for 2020 - The Father Christmas Experience at Bamburgh Castle - book here
  • Polar Express Wensleydale - book here
  • Little Seedlings Christmas Stories at Dobbies Garden Centre - book here
  • Santa Paws at Dobbies Garden Centre - book here

  • Christmas Carols at Beamish Hall - book here

  • 5 & 6 December - Family Festive Weekend at Plants Plus Garden Centre - info here

  • Daisy Dukes Drive In Christmas Cinema - book here

  • Tanfield Railway North Pole Express - tickets available via Tanfield Railway website from 7pm Friday 23 October. Find out more here 

  • Ice Skating with Santa at Whitley Bay Ice Rink - book here 


  • Father Christmas at Paxton House - book here
  • Santas Grotto with the Grinch at the Sea Hotel (South Shields) - info here
  • Christmas Card Day at Petite Street Playtown - book here
  • Santa's Enchanted Wonderland Grotto at The Bowes Museum - book here
  • Meet Santa at Petite Street Playtown - book here

  • Fun Little Foodies Junior Christmas Cooking Workshop - book here
  • Fun Little Foodies Christmas Workshop - book here
  • The enchanted Christmas Forest at Red Fox Garden Centre - book here 


Christmas Theatre & Cinema 

  • Jack and the Beanstalk Socially Distanced Panto at Tyne Theatre and Opera House (tickets on sale here from Monday 19 October)

  • Meet the Grinch Interactive Show at Beamish Hall - book here
  • Festive Afternoon Tea at the Movies featuring Miracle on 34th Street at Beamish Hall - book here
  • Festive Afternoon Tea at the Movies featuring A Christmas Carol at Beamish Hall - book here
  • Festive Afternoon Tea at the Movies featuring White Christmas at Beamish Hall - book here

  • Spanish City Festive Lunch with Panto - book here
  • Aladdin at Block and Tackle - find out more here
  • Aladdin at Ramside Hall - find out more here 
  • Boxing Day Panto at The Clarion Hotel Sunderland - book here
  • Christmas Panto with Boulevard 

Light / Christmas Trails 


Christmas Markets

(subject to change - please check details direct before heading out. Additionally, some events may have been cancelled but their online events are still showing as going ahead so please do check)


Festive Meals (some with Santa)

  • Sunday lunch with Santa at Rockliffe Hall - book here
  • Afternoon Tea with Carols at Rockliffe Hall - book here

  • Family Afternoon Tea with Santa at the Vermont Hotel - book here
  • Breakfast in Santa's Workshop at the Vermont Hotel - book here
  • Santa Sunday Lunches at The Vermont Hotel - book here

  • Santa's Elf Christmas Supper at George Washington Hotel - book here
  • Santa's Family Christmas Disco at George Washington Hotel - book here
  • Sunday Lunch with Santa at George Washington Hotel - book here
  • The Inn Collection manage various pubs across the North East and are now taking bookings for breakfast/tea/lunch/afternoon tea with Santa - info here

  • Breakfast with Santa / Santa's Grotto at Plantsplus Garden Centre Seaton Burn - book here

  • Breakfast with Santa and the Elf at The Wheatsheaf - book here
  • Santas Grotto at Dobbies Garden Centres - book here
  • Breakfast with Santa at Dobbies Garden Centre - book here
  • Christmas Party at Dobbies Garden Centre - book here
  • Santa’s Arrival at Dobbies Garden Centre - book here

  • Breakfast with Santa at Corner House Newcastle - book here

  • Breakfast with Santa at Block and Tackle - find out more here

  • Breakfast with the Grinch at The Clarion Hotel Sunderland - book here
  • Breakfast with the Christmas Elves at The Clarion Hotel Sunderland - book here
  • Lunch at The Elves Workshop at The Clarion Hotel Sunderland - book here

  • Lunch with Mr & Mrs Claus at Blue Flames - book here

Christmas Eve Events 

  • Christmas Eve Party at Petite Street Playtown - book here
  • Breakfast with the Grinch at The Clarion Hotel Sunderland - book here
  • Christmas Eve with Santa at the Sea Hotel (South Shields) - info here
  • Ignite at Gibside - book here
  • The Enchanted Christmas First at Red Fox Garden Centre - book here 


This post will be updated with new events as and when they are announced. 




If you'd like to add and event to this list, please email Sam@northeastfamilyfun.co.uk


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Remember face coverings are required for indoor attractions / shops for those aged 11+ (usual exemptions apply)  

Check for local lockdowns / travel restrictions before visiting anywhere. Booking events in advance is done so at your own risk. 

Always check updated opening hours / protocols with venues direct before setting off as things may have changed after this post was published. 






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3 comments

  1. You're a life saver, we've no events booked in the diary yet and this is so helpful. I fancy a few of these for us!

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  2. Ahh! What a fab post! There is so much going on up here over the festive season. I am wanting to go to a Christmas market and take the kids ice skating :)

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  3. Has anyone ever been to Believe at Hardwick Hall? Very few tickets have been sold and there are no reviews online - which is a worrying sign!

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