School’s out for Christmas!

Monday, December 19th, 2016 | Posted in Blog

Stuck for ways to keep your little boy-in-warm-coat-dec16elves occupied over the Christmas break? Here’s some suggestions of where to look for FREE local festive activities to keep all the family happy.

Out and About

Find out if there is a local Santa’s Grotto at your local community centre, rather than one in a shopping centre – Santa may be able to spend a little more time with your little ones making it a more personal experience and it’s probably free!

Check your local Council website and local newspaper for details of activities and other events this Christmas.

We have listed it here before, but Hotdeals is a great crowd sourced listing site for voucher codes, discount and freebies. Current freebies include free cinema screenings and a John Lewis Santa trail.

See what’s new today via HotdealsUK

Get Musical

Check out your local area for some carol singing – even if you don’t know the words, take a flask of hot chocolate and some snacks and enjoy the special time around the tree. Or why not see if your local theatres have a small pantomime showing – a great chance for the children to get up close to the performance.

Track Santa

For over 60 years, have tracked Santa’s flight, as he makes his important deliveries across the globe.  There’s games movies and factsheets and it’s all completely free to access. A great Christmas Eve activity for all the family to enjoy.

Track Santa at

Got any brilliant ways to keep the kids entertained this Christmas? Please share them in the comments section below!


An update on FTCT grants

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