In Christmas

Take your family and friends to a festive event this year and make unforgettable memories together.

Whatley Manor

Festive Film and Dine  Various dates in December

Whatley Manor, SN16 0RB

Pause the gift-wrapping, and immerse yourself in holiday cheer with a classic Christmas film that warms your heart. Whether you want to be swept off your feet by Love Actually all over again, re-awaken your inner child with Jingle All The Way, or be transported to the Golden Age of Hollywood by White Chrstmas, there’s a classic Christmas movie showing for you.

Included in the Festive Film and Dine package is your cinema admission and a serving of popcorn, accompanied by a two-course dinner in Grey’s restaurant. 

The Story of Sleeping Beauty at Blenheim Palace

The story of Sleeping Beauty with a contemporary twist   17 November 2023 - 1 January 2024

Blenheim Palace, OX20 1PP

Explore the Palace rooms transformed by the retelling of this classic fairy-tale for a new generation, from the Great Hall filled by a huge glistening Christmas tree to the candle-lit bedchamber where Aurora sleeps, watched over by the Lilac Fairy. Wander through the evil fairy’s lair filled with toads, potions and menacing crows, then onto the busy castle kitchen frozen in time. Along the way watch out for spinning wheels, fluttering fairies and as the story unfolds, vines creeping everywhere. Looking for a happy-ever-after, the Lilac Fairy helps True Love to find a way through the woods and together they reawaken the castle after 100 very sleepy years….

Alongside the Palace rooms you’ll be able to grab a festive bite in the East Courtyard, experience the splendour of the Christmas Lights Trail and browse the Christmas Market in the Great Court.

The Cheltenham Ice Rink

The Chelteham Ice Rink  17 November 2023 to 1 January 2024

Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham

Experience the magic of ice skating in Cheltenham this festive season. Located in Imperial Gardens in the heart of Regency Cheltenham – reflecting the town’s historic Winter Gardens and indoor roller skating rink that once occupied a site here. The modern-day version will be undercover, offering a memorable festive experience in all weathers, for skaters of all ages and abilities. With capacity for over 100 skaters at a time, relaxed skating sessions for SEND visitors, and discounts for schools and group bookings, the fully wheelchair-accessible ice rink offers a fun activity for everyone.

Carols and Festive Dinner at The Greenway

Carols and Festive Dinner  13 December 2023

The Greenway Hotel & Spa

Step into Christmas at The Greenway’s Carols and Festive Dinner evening. On your arrival you’ll be dazzled by delicious cocktails, before being seated for your festive three-course meal accompanied by carols from a wonderful local choir!

Treasure Island

Treasure Island  20 November 2023 to 6 January 2024

Barn Theatre

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story is brought to life in a festive twist of fun, foot tapping mayhem and sea shanties galore! The Barn’s Christmas extravaganza will be a rip-roaring thrilling feast of swaggering pirates, X marks the spot, a chattering parrot, mutiny on the high seas and pieces of eight “Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum style. The perfect Christmas treat for all the family. Pirates of the Caribbean meets Fishermen’s Friends.

The production is recommended for 4+ so its fun for all the family this holiday season!

Family enjoying Dyrham Park

Christmas Through The Ages  1 December 2023 - 7 January 2024 (Closed 24 & 25 December)

Dyrham Park

Step back in time this season at Dyrham Park and take a journey to Christmas through the ages. The house will be dressed in the style of five different eras, from Tudor times right up until the 20th century. Festive writings by the likes of Samuel Pepys, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens will be brought to life.

Outside, families can track down giant wooden presents in a discovery trail dotted around the 270 acre site, whilst the poetry trail will take adults through the quiet terraces offering an opportunity to reflect in a peaceful setting.

12 Days of Christmas winter trail (Image: Paul Harris)

‘12 Days of Christmas’ winter trail  Weekends,  10am – 4pm November – December 2023

Newark Park

Discover the ’12 Days of Christmas’ as you wander through the garden. While our willow deer have done a grand job, they need your help to properly bring the story to life. Can you dance, hula hoop, and drum your way through the festive season? Trail included in the admission price.

The Gateway ice rink at night

The Gateway Ice Rink  24 November 2023 to 1 January 2024

Gateway Visitor Centre, Cotswold Water Park, GL7 5TL

Experience the magic of ice skating in the crisp winter air this festive season with a trip to the Gateway Ice Rink. There’s sessions to suit everyone; For the First Time in Forever you can meet Elsa and Anna on the ice at a Snow Princess session, enjoy a relaxed skate at a sensory session designed for those who prefer a quieter experience, and even have the ice all to yourself at a private hire session. There is fun for all the family this festive season, even though your four-legged family members aren’t invited onto the ice, they are welcome to cheer you on from the side lines and enjoy the food and drink areas with you.

Cinderella pantomime poster

Cinderella  15 November 2023 - 14 January 2024

The Theatre Chipping Norton, OX7 5NL

There’s a Latin American twist to a traditional tale at the Theatre Chipping Norton this Christmas. Head to the national home of traditional family panto this festive season for this joyous and exciting reimagining of the classic tale. With Latin American music and dance, a riot of colour and non-stop silliness, this is the story of Cinderella as you’ve never experienced it before.

The perfect panto for Encanto-loving families this Christmas, with feel-good stories, hilarious jokes, vibrant music and, of course… sweeties!  The clock is ticking… book now. 

Christmas Fairytale

Christmas Fairytale  2 December to 24 December 2023

Fairytale Farm, OX7 5QH

This year’s Christmas Fairytale event at Fairytale Farm, near Chipping Norton, will be bigger and better than ever before, with a whole new area featuring a range of new festive experiences. All the best elements from previous years will remain, such as the cosy and atmospheric Grotto, the Castle walk-through and spectacular Christmas illuminations.




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