Follow our suggestions for festive fun with the children in Birmingham.
1 Enchanted Weston
Weston Park hosts an illuminated trail after dark. Enjoy festive music and eats around a fire.
Open until Saturday, December 22.
2 North Pole Adventure
Journey through a magic door at the National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton-on-Trent. Encounter Mother Christmas and visit the talking polar bear’s ice cave.
Open between November 17 and Christmas Eve.
3 Santa Steam Specials
Gleaming Severn Valley Railway steam locomotives undertake a return journey from Kidderminster to see Santa’s grotto at Arley Station.
Open every weekend from December 1 to 23.
4 Winter Wonderland at Tamworth SnowDome
You are guaranteed Santa, skating, proper snow and reindeer.
Open until New Year’s Eve.
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5 The Tiger Who Came To Tea
This classic tale by Judith Kerr at Birmingham Town Hall is about a mysterious hungry tiger who visits a little girl.
It runs from December 26 to January 13.
6 The Snowman
Based on the well-loved book by Raymond Briggs, the stage show has come to Birmingham REP.
It runs from January 16 to 19.
7 Santa Safari
At West Midland Safari Park, go for an animated sleigh ride and visit Santa in a log cabin.
Open from December 1 to 24, plus 29 and 30.
8 Magic Alley
Solve a festive mystery and throw snowballs in this Harry Potter-style experience.
Open from November 17 to December 24.
9 Blithbury Reindeer Lodge
In Rugeley, Blithbury Reindeer Lodge houses England’s largest reindeer herd of working animals. Visit Father Christmas, see Punch and Judy and have a sleigh ride.
Open on weekends from November 17 to December 23.
10 Hogwarts in the Snow
Based on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London, all things Harry Potter have been given a festive twist.
Open until January 27.
11 Lapland UK
Visit a winter wonderland in Whitmoor Forest, Berkshire. Gingerbread decorating, huskies, ice skating and reindeer all feature.
Open until Christmas Eve.