There’s so much to do in and around Rotherham for all the family this Christmas period. We’ve compiled a list of all the great activities going on locally.
Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December, 10.00am – 4.00pm daily
Little Wolf Events presents a festive Christmas Fair. You’ll find stalls outside and in marquees selling all kinds of Christmas gifts, treats, food and drink! Children can take part in some Christmas crafts, and see Santa in his grotto. Enjoy some live music and soak up the festive atmosphere in the Christmas Sleigh Bar area!
Rotherham Hospice Santa Dash
Sunday 2nd December, 10.00am – 3.00pm
Come along, dress as Santa, walk around the Christmas market, and take on the Santa Dash along with hundreds more of Rotherham’s finest looking Santas! After the Dash itself, Santa will then be in his grotto for you to visit. There will also be a fantastic Christmas Market courtesy of Little Wolf Events!
Adults £10.00, under 14s £7.50
Little Learners Christmas Crafts and Sensory Play
Tuesday 18th December, 10.15am – 12.00pm
Let your little ones have fun making Christmas crafts and sensory play. This is suitable for one to four-year olds. Messy clothes recommend
Booking required to book a place please contact Clifton Park Museum 01709 336633.
£2.50 per child
Off Moorgate Road, Rotherham S60 2BD
Christmas at Boston Castle
Sunday 2nd December, 11.00am – 3.00pm
Come along with your children for some festive fun, making Christmas decorations. This activity is suitable for five to 11-year olds.
£3.00 per child
Rotherham Town Centre
All Saints Square
Saturday 8th December, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Lots of great entertainment and fun at this free family-friendly event. Entertaining the crowds will be the hilarious Jones and Barnard’s Comedy Christmas Cavalcade, Mike Hancock’s Be Bop Illusion Show and look out for The Ugly Sisters spreading panto fun around town! There will also be free craft sessions and a chance to have your Christmas presents wrapped for free.
Magical Reindeer Parade
Saturday 15th December, 11.00am – 3.30pm
Come along meet Father Christmas and his reindeer at this magical free family event. The City of Sheffield Pipe Band will be leading the parade, which will set off at 12.45pm, travelling around town and entering a viewing area outside Boots where the reindeer will stay until 3.00pm.
Thrybergh Country Park
Doncaster Road, Thrybergh S65 4NU
Saturday 1st December, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Santa is giving his reindeer’s a rest and will arrive on a speed boat before talking and sharing gifts with children in his Grotto. Enjoy music, gift stalls, children’s fairground rides, children’s entertainers and seasonal craft activities. Take a festive woodland walk and then warm up with a special selection of winter food and drink.
Wentworth, S62 7TQ
Friday 7th December to Sunday 9th December
Ring in the festive season with the Christmas market at Wentworth Woodhouse. Located on the front lawn and in the decorated Pillared Hall, you’ll find a wide range of handmade and vintage items, locally-sourced food, a variety of arts and crafts products and beautiful decorations for your home.. Father Christmas will be making a special appearance for families, with a small gift for each child. Santa’s Grotto is £5.00 per child, to pay on the day. The majority of stalls will be outdoors, so be sure to wrap up warm!
Adults £5.00, under 12s free
Rotherham Civic Theatre
26 High Street, Rotherham S60 1PP
Friday 30th November to Sunday 6th January 2019
Imagine Theatre are delighted to be coming to Rotherham Civic Theatre with the enchanted pantomime adventure, Dick Whittington. Join us for a beloved tale filled with love, comedy, laughter, music and lots of sparkle!
From £14.50 adults, £12.50 concessions and £50.00 family ticket
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB
Weekend Wild Time: Craft your own recycled Christmas wrap
Sunday 9th December, 10.30am – 12.00pm
Make environmentally friendly wrapping for gifts by using recycled items, print paint onto recycled paper and craft your own paper bags from newspaper. You get to take home what you make, too.
£6.00 per child (£4.00 for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust members)