Kids What’s On
Santa Claus at Jingle Bell Square
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery: Nov 30th 2019
A very jolly Santa Claus and his helpers will be making a special visit to the museum.
Clay Animal Making Workshop
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Nov 30th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019
Join North East ceramic artist Alex Sickling inspired by BALTIC’s exhibition Animalesque. Families of all ages and abilities are invited to get creative with clay and craft their favourite animal to take home and cherish, or gift to a loved one for Christmas.
Santa’s Enchanted Wonderland Grotto
The Bowes Museum: Dec 1st 2019 - Dec 22nd 2019
Come and visit Santa in his enchanted grotto
Life Science Centre: Nov 9th 2019
9th November 2019 - 24th February 2020. (Opening times: may vary, please see life.org.uk for more details) The perfect place for a spot of wintery fun with friends and family, skating at Life is a must on your winter check list! Grab your mates and head down to Life where the outdoor ice rink is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Haven Point: Dec 6th 2019
Come along to South Shields for a magical evening as the Christmas Wonderland Parade returns.
Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Book: Jul 6th 2019 - Jul 7th 2019
Bring your most-loved books along and share your joy of reading with a perfect stranger! Simply take your favourite book, place a message inside explaining why you loved it so much and leave it inside the Wordlab at Seven Stories. In return, browse the swap books and take away a book of your fancy.
Christmas Fair at Mindful Therapies
Mindful Therapies: Dec 7th 2019
Arts and crafts afternoon: Workshops to make your own decorations and presents and stalls selling Christmassy goodies
Super Sea Creatures
Oriental Museum: Dec 7th 2019
Come and see the Coral Eye sculpture by Korean artist Myung Nam An and create your own super sea creature.
Chalk presents Withered Hand
Gosforth Civic Theatre: Dec 8th 2019
An extra special live gig which will be performed exclusively for an audience of children and their grown ups.
Family Magic Show
The Customs House: Dec 14th 2019
Bring your little elves along to enjoy a delicious Christmas Lunch accompanied by a magical performance from the fantastic Mr Twister and lunch with Santa.
Oriental Museum: Dec 14th 2019
See a Chinese puzzle ball on display so complicated, it was known as 'the devil's work' - then craft your own fiendish puzzle to take home.
Fairy Tale Tour
Sunderland Empire Theatre: Dec 15th 2019 - Dec 29th 2019
Take your family on a Cinderella-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!
Christmas around the World
Oriental Museum: Dec 21st 2019
Find out how Christmas is celebrated around the world and make your own Christmas decorations to take home.