20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England


20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England

I love hearing about Christmas Eve traditions. We love to stay at home, eat loads of food and drink plenty of fizz whilst watching Christmas TV but I know lots of you like to plan a special outing so I thought I would put together a little guide to a few Christmas Eve events taking place this year. 


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20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England 




1 - Panto 

There are limited tickets available to some of our region's best pantos on Christmas Eve. Check out my previews/reviews below:



2 - Alnwick Garden Winter Playground - book here 


20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England  - alnwick garden
Credit - Alnwick Garden


Alnwick Garden is open on Christmas Eve from 10am-4pm. Guests can enjoy the Winter Garden Trail, Winter Bumpers,  Poison Garden Tours and The Winter Playground. 


3 - The Snowman at Sage Gateshead - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England - the snowman at sage

Enjoy a Christmas Eve screening of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and The Snowman accompanied by the live Royal Northern Sinfonia. 

4 - Christmas at Beamish - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England  - Beamish


Beamish is open from 10am - 4pm on Christmas Eve. You can enjoy Father Christmas, the Beamish Bazaar, Ice Rink, Festive Decorations, a 1950s Christmas in the Welfare Hall, Fairground & more.


5 - Christmas Eve Carol Concert at Matfen Hall - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England  - Matfen Hall Carol Service
Credit - Matfen Hall

Enjoy the echoing sound of carols throughout the Great Hall. Led by a team of local musicians and choir, join in with some festive singing and enjoy a round of refreshments later. Tickets are £8 per adult and £5 per child.

6 - Christmas Eve Skating in Times Square Newcastle - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England  - Ice Skating Newcastle
Credit  - Life 
Fancy ice skating on Christmas Eve? You can pre-book a session at Times Square outside Life Science Centre between 10am - 6pm. 

7 - Santas Grotto at Liberty Brown - find out more here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England - Santas Grotto Liberty Brown

Why not book a family meal and a trip to Santas Grotto at Liberty Brown? The experience includes 30 minutes with Santa and his elves , a gift and festive face painting. 


8 - Polar Express PJ Party at Willow Farm Cramlington - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England - Polar Express Willow Farm

Bring the kids along in their PJs to enjoy a meal as they watch The Polar Express on the big screen. Tickets are just £7.99 per person.


9 - Holmside Parks Christmas Adventure - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England - Holmside Park

Holmside Park is open on Christmas Eve and will be offering a full day of fun. Tickets include admission & activities at Holmside Park, a visit to Santas Grotto with gift, Hot Chocolate & Cookies with Mrs Claus and more....

10 - Christmas Eve Breakfast with Santa at Spanish City - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England  - Christmas Eve Party at Spanish City

A Christmas Eve Breakfast at Spanish City looks lovely. Expect a visit from the main man himself, a waffle and pancake station for kids and a Christmas Disco. Tickets are just £11.95 each.


11 - Winter Wonderland at Whitehouse Farm - find out more here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England - Winter Wonderland Whitehouse Farm

Whitehouse Farm is open on Christmas Eve. There is no need to pre-book (simply pay on the door) and lots of fun to be had including Elf School, Christmas Cookie Decorating, Winter Wonderland Walk-Through Experience, Christmas Pony Grooming & more.

12 - The Polar Express Pyjama Party at Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery, Whitley Bay - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England  - Polar Express Stonehouse Carvery

Also known as The Astley Arms, the Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery has organised a lovely event on Christmas Eve. Tickets include Pizza, Hot Chocolate & Ice Cream, Festive Arts & Crafts, Reindeer Dust, Letters to Santa and The Polar Express Story in Santas Grotto.


13 - Fireside Stories with Santa & Afternoon Tea at The Black Horse Beamish - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England  - Fireside Stories with Santa at Black Horse Beamish
Credit - Black Horse Beamish 
Visit Santa in his enchanting 300 year old grotto and listen to magical tales from the North Pole before a visit with Santa (and gift) and a beautiful festive afternoon tea. Sounds blissful. 


14 - Christmas Eve Party at Kikis Kabin North Shields - book here

Let the kids burn off some energy with this special Christmas party at Kikis Kabin. Ticket includes a picnic and a visit to see Santa in his grotto.

15 - Christmas Eve Disco at The Shire Horse Killingworth - book here

Book a table at The Shire Horse between 3-7pm on Christmas Eve and you will be treated to some extra festive entertainment including a festive disco and party games, Christmas crafts and letter writing to Santa.

16 - Starlight with Chris Bostock at The Exchange North Shields - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England - Storytelling at The Exchange

Starlight is gentle storytelling for children aged 2-6 and their families. Enjoy this magical Christmas Eve show featuring live music and props. 



17 - Lunch with Santa at The Village Hotel Newcastle - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England  - Lunch with Santa at Village Hotel

Enjoy a 2 course lunch, festive mini disco and a trip to see Santa in his grotto with the family this Christmas Eve. The menu features traditional Christmas Lunch and Yule Log.  


18 - Polar Express Movie Day at Gigglewicks Cramlington - book here

Watch the Polar Express in the Gigglewicks Party Room with Hot Chocolate and Popcorn. 


19 - Festive Tales at Woodhorn - book here

20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England  - storytelling with santa at Woodhorn
Credit - Woodhorn
Enjoy a 30 minute storytelling session with Father Christmas, photo opportunities and a seasonal gift at Woodhorn in Northumberland. Skating will also be available. 


20 - Christmas Eve Afternoon Tea at Lumley Castle - book here



20 Christmas Eve Events for Kids in North East England  - Festive Afternoon Tea at Lumley Castle
Credit - Lumley Castle


Festive Afternoon Tea is priced at £21.50 for adults and £13.50 for children. The menu includes festive treats and mulled wine for the grown-ups to the backdrop of live carols. Beautiful. 



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  1. We always stay in too but there are so many great ideas here it's enough to tempting anyone out!

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