The festive season is here, and Swindon has plenty of fun things to do for you and your family to celebrate Christmas. No matter what age you are, there’s sure to be something to do to help you get into the festive spirit. As one of the leading removal companies in Swindon, Britannia Quickmove has found some of the best Christmas events and activities in the area.
There are a number of places you can take your little ones to meet Santa in Swindon over the festive period.
Roves Farm in Sevenhampton has a special Christmas Experience throughout December, where you can meet Santa in his grotto and visit the elves in their workshop to pick up a toy. The farm also has sessions for children to make Christmas decorations as well as a Reindeer Food Station where they can mix up a special treat to leave for Rudolph and the other reindeer on Christmas Eve. Tickets cost £6 for an adult and between £9.50 to £26.50 for children, depending on their age. All tickets must be booked online prior to the visit.
Another option for meeting Santa in Swindon is at the Kidz About soft play area in Westlea. Throughout December, they’ll be hosting Santa’s Workshops, where kids can meet Santa and his elves, as well as receiving a toy and a Christmas activity kit to make a decoration. The ticket price also includes a session in the soft play area. Tickets cost £18 for children and £3 for adults.
Winter Walks and Trails
There are lots of gorgeous walks and trails to enjoy Christmas lights installations around Swindon.
The Enchanted Gardens takes over Swindon Town Gardens, with state-of-the-art lighting effects, light sculptures, interactive illuminations, and a special light show. The walk will take around 40-60 minutes and is open most evenings throughout December. Tickets for timeslots can be booked online and cost £11 for adults and £6 for children.
Stourhead also has a Christmas at Stourhead light trail, which features over a million lights, lasers, and festive soundscapes. Visitors might even have a chance to meet Santa along the walk, which will take around 90 minutes to complete. The trail is open most evenings during December. Tickets can be booked online and cost £29.50 for adults and £15 for children.
The Gateway in Cirencester has ice skating open throughout December into January. As well as an ice rink suitable for skaters of all abilities, there will also be plenty of refreshments on offer, with wood-fired pizza and a chance to toast marshmallows on an open fire.
The ice rink will also hold special events, such as the Disney Party held every Sunday, and Sensory Friendly sessions every Monday. Tickets for the ice rink cost £11 or £9 for children under 8.
The Wyvern Theatre in Swindon is performing Beauty and the Beast for its panto this festive season. The panto includes stars of The Chase and I’m a Celebrity, Anne Hegerty, as well as Swindon’s favourite dame, David Ashley.
Tickets cost between £18.50 and £33, with multiple performances available during December and early January. There are also special performances, including a relaxed performance where lighting and sound effects are reduced, sign-language interpreted performances, and an audio-described performance.
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