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Santa Special at South Tynedale Railway

Santa Special at South Tynedale Railway

Ho, Ho, Ho, join us for our fabulous Santa Specials.

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Events In: December 2018

  • A Visit to Father Christmas

    A Visit to Father Christmas

    St Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas or just Santa - the personification of Christmas and its celebrations dates back to at least the 12th century.  This year, at Lowther, we bring you Father Christmas in stately old-fashioned style. Bring your young to the Lowther Stables and you will find him in his carriage, ready to greet his fans and share some bright Christmas cheer.  £8.50 per child includes Christmas gift & seasonal activities.  1st & 2nd December   8th & 9th December   15th & 16th December   22nd & 23rd December 10am to 4pm daily.

    Date: 15 December 2018 - 16 December 2018

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  • Santa's Grotto at The Pot Place, Plumpton

    Santa's Grotto at The Pot Place, Plumpton

    Back by popular demand Santa will be visiting the Pot Place Garden Centre and Tearooms on Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday 1st Dec until Sunday 16th Dec 2018. He will be here between 11am and 3pm.

    Date: 15 December 2018 - 16 December 2018

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  • Highlights Rural Touring Scheme: Christmas Cabaret

    Highlights Rural Touring Scheme: Christmas Cabaret

    Audiences are invited to join this “effortlessly funny” musical double act and their multi-talented pianist for their shamelessly sparkly Christmas cabaret. Expect flamboyant costumes and water-tight vocal harmonising on a wonderful array of Christmas songs played on an eye-watering number of instruments, including the zither, the musical saw and the kazoo.

    Date: 16 December 2018

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  • Santa and Christmas Magic Cruise

    Santa and Christmas Magic Cruise

    A festive treat and fun for all, activities on-board with the Happy Elf, Stu-di-doo Christmas Magic show and of course meet Santa and hand over that all important letter! Two sailings from Glenridding - 10.30am (returns 12noon) or 1.30 pm (returns 3pm). Ticket price £16 per person includes cruise, gift for the children, magic show and Christmas balloon, return journey voucher for the grown-ups and complimentary tea / coffee and mince pies.  Under 3's free (token gift).  Dogs not permitted.

    Date: 16 December 2018

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  • Christmas Wreath Bird-feeder: Children’s Workshop

    Christmas Wreath Bird-feeder: Children’s Workshop

    There is nothing more delightful than watching a garden-bird feeding just outside your kitchen window. A pleasure for children and adults alike, especially in winter.

    Date: 16 December 2018

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  • Crafty Christmas Decorations: Children’s Workshop

    Crafty Christmas Decorations: Children’s Workshop

    The snow-globe and the felted reindeer are like the Bonnie and Clyde of Christmas decorations. Isn’t it time your children learnt to make their own? Kelly Gimson will lead this festive children’s workshop and help your mini-decorators discover how to create snow globes out of recycled jars and reindeers out of felt.

    Date: 16 December 2018

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  • Hospice at Home: Light up a Life Service

    Hospice at Home: Light up a Life Service

    Remember a loved one who can't be with you this Christmas and dedicate a light this Christmas.  Service in aid of the Hospice at Home.

    Date: 16 December 2018

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  • Santa’s Afternoon Tea and Lake Cruise at Inn on the Lake

    Santa’s Afternoon Tea and Lake Cruise at Inn on the Lake

    Board the Ullswater Steamers at 11.45am for a picturesque tour of Ullswater, afterwards make your way to the hotel for a delicious festive yuletide afternoon tea and a special Children’s afternoon tea in the Candleroom, where a special guest will be visiting with a gift for the children.   Cruise and Afternoon Tea - Adults £27.25 / Children £13.50  Afternoon Tea only - Adults £19.95 / Children £9.50  Please call 017684 82444, booking is essential.

    Date: 16 December 2018

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  • The Snow Queen

    The Snow Queen

    A magical winter fairy tale brought to life in a stunning original production.  December 9th and 16th at 2pm  December 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 28th at 1:30pm and 3:30pm  December 29th, 30th and 31st at 2pm  January 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th at 2pm Available for school bookings 10th - 21st December.  Based o­n the fairytale­ by Hans Christian Andersen. A stunning and original production, using a mixture of puppet types and special scenic effects which includes projected moving images and a revolving stage.

    Date: 16 December 2018

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  • Carol Service at Penrith Methodist Church

    Carol Service at Penrith Methodist Church

    Carol Service at Penrith Methodist Church.  All welcome.  Refreshments will be served at the end of the Carol Service.

    Date: 16 December 2018

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  • Eden District Council: Chairman's Carol Service

    Eden District Council: Chairman's Carol Service

    Eden District Council Chairman’s Carol Service will take place at St Andrew’s Church in Penrith from 6pm on Monday 17 December 2018.  Refreshments are available after the Service in the Church.  All welcome.  All proceeds from the Carol service will be donated to the Chairman’s chosen charities Hospice at Home, the Great North Air Ambulance and Penrith Mountain Rescue.

    Date: 17 December 2018

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  • Films at the Lonsdale Alhambra, Penrith

    Films at the Lonsdale Alhambra, Penrith

    Located in the heart of Penrith with convenient on-street car parking or in the Bluebell Lane car park, the Alhambra Cinemas provide a first-class cinema experience, screening all the latest cinema releases as well as independent and foreign-language films in comfortable and relaxing surroundings.  Now with Dolby Digital projection and Dolby Digital sound.  For details of the latest films showing at the Lonsdale Alhambra, Penrith this week please visit their website.

    Date: 17 December 2018 - 23 December 2018

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  • Penrith Farmers' Market

    Penrith Farmers' Market

    Held on the third Tuesday of each month from March to December from 9.30am to 2.30pm.   Penrith farmers market offers a tempting array of local specialities, seasonal produce and distinctive crafts, all within the heart of town.

    Date: 18 December 2018

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  • Carry On Casualty Crime Murder Mystery

    Ask us for a double entendre and we’ll give you one! Is there a doctor in the house? Matron wants to get wooed and Sir Bernard can see her predicament. Dr Killmore has sore misgivings and Nurse Bell is determined to check his testimonials.

    Date: 20 December 2018

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  • Dawdles Walk Stenkrith Park Christmas special

    Dawdles Walk Stenkrith Park Christmas special

    Heading out the Stenkrith Park, route suitable to the day’s weather returning via South Road and a refreshment stop for bacon butties.  We try to make winter walks on ground more suitable for winter weather conditions. We will go whatever the weather - please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the day – we will adapt walks when essential.  DAWDLES Walk plus has an additional activity or interest during the walk.  All walks should take about an hour unless otherwise stated - DAWDLES Walk Little extra/Extra are longer and likely to be more strenuous or taken at a quicker pace.  Where there is a car share, allow for extra time to reach destinations and return.  We usually find optional refreshments after our walk.

    Date: 20 December 2018

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  • Santa’s Magical Gingerbread Cottage

    Santa’s Magical Gingerbread Cottage

    Join Santa in our magical candy cane forest. Hang your wish on our wishing tree and visit Santa in his gingerbread house.

    Date: 21 December 2018 - 24 December 2018

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  • Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Stickman’ - U

    Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Stickman’ - U

    Bring the little ones along to our Christmas short film, Stickman. Stick man lives in the family tree with his stick lady and their three stick children.

    Date: 21 December 2018 - 23 December 2018

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  • Mary Poppins Returns (PG)

    Mary Poppins Returns (PG)

    A perfect Christmas film for the entire family. The mysterious Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns to Depression-era London to visit Jane and her brother Michael, now a father of three, and helps them rediscover the joy they knew as children.  Buy Cinema, theatre or live streaming tickets and receive 15% off food at any of our cafes (Main Café, Pod, Taste Café).  Excludes drinks.

    Date: 21 December 2018

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  • Festive Double Bill - Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child - U

    Festive Double Bill - Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child - U

    Gruffalo (U) 2009 - A cunning mouse goes for a walk in a deep dark wood, and outwits a succession of predators.    Gruffalo’s Child (U) 2011 - A little Gruffalo ignores her father’s warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse.

    Date: 22 December 2018

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  • Crazy Christmas Chemistry: Children’s Workshop

    Crazy Christmas Chemistry: Children’s Workshop

    Following their sellout workshop run over Hallowe’en here at Lowther, the Science Booth are back again during the Christmas holidays. Their mission – to teach young visitors about the crazy Chemistry of Christmas.

    Date: 22 December 2018

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