There’s so much to do in and around Gainsborough for all the family this Christmas period. We’ve compiled a list of all the great activities going on locally.
Beaumont Street, Gainsborough DN21 2NA
Santa Visits Marshall’s Yard
Saturday 8th December
Join Marshall’s Yard and North Notts lions as Santa makes a stop at Marshall’s Yard. Ask Santa if you have made the Nice or Naughty list this year.
Christmas Film Afternoon
Saturday 15th December
Wrap up warm and grab a hot chocolate before enjoying an afternoon of Christmas films on the big screen!
Trinity Arts Centre
Trinity Street, Gainsborough DN21 2AL
5th to 9th December
Gainsborough Musical Theatre Society proudly presents the ever-popular pantomime Sleeping Beauty. A fun- filled, family pantomime to start your Christmas celebrations off in style. With all the usual characters to get you cheering in the aisles to the evil Carabosse who does everything she can to do away with Beauty. Will the Prince finally get his Beauty? Will Carabosse get her comeuppance? Come and find out.
Tickets cost £12.00 adults and £10.00 children
The Santa Show: Santa’s Christmas Party
Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th December, 10.30am and 1.00pm
Help get Santa’s Christmas Party back on track in an adventure full of fun, festive songs and party games. Then meet Santa at his home in the North Pole, where every child will receive a special present from him after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever — ho-ho-ho!
Tickets: £7.50 adults, £10.50 children (each child will receive a gift)
Gainsborough Old Hall
Parnell Street, Gainsborough DN21 2NB
An Audience With Father Christmas
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December, 11.00am – 3.30pm
Sit back and listen to stories of Christmases from the past and enjoy finding out more about Father Christmas himself.
Normal admission applies for children but free for adults if accompanied by a paying child
Gainsborough Model Railway
The Clubrooms, Florence Terrace, Gainsborough DN21 1BE
2nd, 29th and 30th December, 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Visit the open day to see the society’s large O Gauge Model Railway based on the East Coast Mainline from Leeds to London Kings Cross in the days of steam.
£4.00 adults, £3.00 children and £10.00 for a family ticket
Castle Hill, Lincoln
An Audience with Father Christmas
Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd December at 10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2.00pm and 3.15pm daily
Experience the magic of Christmas at Lincoln Castle by joining Father Christmas in the Victorian setting of the Bath House at the Castle. Sit back and listen to stories of Christmases past and enjoy finding out more about Father Christmas himself. Every child will receive a Victorian style gift and have the opportunity to share their Christmas wishes. Places to meet Father Christmas are limited so advanced booking is recommended.
Admission: £8.00 per child and £6.00 per adult
Saturday 15th to Saturday 22nd December, 4.00pm – 10.00pm
A spectacular Victorian inspired Light Show will form the centre of this brand new Christmas experience. Entitled ‘Marking Time’ and reflecting times past and present this extraordinary illumination and soundtrack will fill each evening with a sprinkling of Christmas magic. The breath-taking light show will be repeated through-out the evening, enabling you to stay as long as you like.
£7.50 adults, £6.50 concessions, £5.00 children, £20.00 family pass
Bransby Horses Christmas Jumper Walk
Friday 21st December, 11.00am – 1.30pm
Join the Bransby Horses Christmas Jumper walk.
Whether you’ve got that traditional Christmas jumper you love to wear year on year, or are feeling a bit crafty and wish to make your own wacky jumper, everyone is welcome! Visit Santa’s Grotto as well, from 12.00pm to 2.00pm (£5.00 per child). There will be a mince pie and hot drink for all participants and a certificate on completion.
Suggested donation £2.00 (paid on the day)
Christmas Adoption Star Spotting
Saturday 22nd December to Monday 31st December (visitor centre closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day), 10.00am – 3.00pm
Find the hidden pictures of the Adoption animals having fun at Christmas time around Bransby Horses for your chance to win a prize! Each week there will be one lucky winner who is chosen to win a special surprise.
£1.50 per entry