Kids What’s On
Cbeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina
The Customs House: Dec 15th 2018
The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience.
Santa's Naughty Elf: Celebration of Calamity
The Customs House: Dec 1st 2018 - Dec 23rd 2018
Celebrating 10 years of calamity in this year’s panto for the under-sevens and their families. Wayne Miller, who writes and directs and the show and stars as Elfluent, will have all sorts of mayhem in mind as he is joined by new faces for the celebrations.
A Little Christmas
The Forum Cinema: Dec 19th 2018
(Christmas event for pre-school toddler ages featuring a screening of Stickman, carol singing and a visit from Father Christmas).
On a starry night
Durham Cathedral: Dec 20th 2018
Come and hear the Christmas story told by a friendly fox, and then make and take a Christmas decoration that you can take home as a reminder of your visit.
Hands-on creative sessions, suitable for all the family. Drop in to join in.
Fairy Tale Tour
Sunderland Empire Theatre: Dec 16th 2018 - Dec 30th 2018
A Peter Pan-themed adventure throughout the venue, where attendees are urged to join our tour guide in the search for hidden clues, to help solve the mystery so that the show can go on!
Wharton Park: Dec 1st 2018 - Dec 22nd 2018
Jingle will teach the children how to be a first-class elf through a series of exciting games and activities, including an introduction to elf and safety training, preparing perfect snacks for reindeers and speed sorting skills.
Father Christmas in the Park
Hardwick Park: Dec 15th 2018 - Dec 23rd 2018
Visit Father Cristmas and receive a gift. Each ticket will entitle the holder to take part in the Christmas themed park trail, join in Christmas craft activities and story time in addition to visiting Father Christmas.
The Frog & the Princess
St Mary's Heritage Centre: Dec 22nd 2018 - Dec 24th 2018
This year’s family Winter Festival Show will delight audiences with a story told through exquisite rod puppetry.
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word: Dec 8th 2018 - Dec 22nd 2018
A storyteller will tell magical Christmas tales in these unique storytelling sessions as some favourite Christmas characters are projected onto the walls.
BALTIC Winter Woodland
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Dec 1st 2018 - Dec 23rd 2018
Get creative making Christmas tree decorations, play with the wood elves and join in with our 12 Days of Christmas sing-along before settling down for a hot chocolate with marshmallows while the elves go about their special Christmas gift-giving.
Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word: Dec 23rd 2018
Booster Cushion Theatre returns with a comical retelling of children’s favourite Goldilocks and the Three Bears!
Carols for Children
Durham Cathedral: Dec 23rd 2018
An opportunity for children and their parents/carers to come to the Cathedral to sing well-known Christmas carols with the Cathedral Choristers.