The festive season is upon us, and whilst it’s a magical time of year for families we know how expensive it can be to keep children entertained with events and activities, and how Santa’s shopping list can sometimes seem never-ending! So we thought we'd help our fellow parents out by sharing five exciting things to do with children in Warwickshire this December which won't cost you a penny!
And if you're looking for affordable childcare for the school holidays, scroll to the bottom to read about The Strings Club's Winter Holiday Camps and the ways that you can save on your booking.
Join the gallery for a fun filled Christmas celebration inspired by their current 'Lost Leamington' exhibition. Enjoy making some Victorian-themed Christmas crafts, carol singing and meeting Father Christmas.
Saturday 9 December
Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 4AA
Join Rugby Library for some after-school festive fun at their Children's Christmas Craft session, where "Yule" be able to impress your loved ones with your creative makes!
12 & 19 December
Rugby Library, Little Elborow Street, Rugby CV21 3BZ
The Kenilworth Christmas Celebration sounds amazing! Come along at 4pm for free fairground rides, entertainment by a talented balloon artist, and delicious food and drinks. Then there's Santa's arrival at 6pm (with gifts for the kids!), a Mega Raffle at 7pm, and a dazzling fireworks and laser show at 8pm.
16 & 17 December
Kenilworth Showgrounds, Stoneleigh, Coventry CV8 3DQ
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the Leamington Christmas Tree Festival, where Christmas magic comes to life. Come along to All Saints’ Church to see a breath-taking display of beautifully decorated Christmas trees from schools, businesses and community groups.
Sunday 17 December
All Saints Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV31 1AA
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s brought his magical sleigh with him! Kids can jump on board for a festive chat, grab special treats, and snap a memorable family photo – all for free!
16 & 17 December
Arena Shopping Park, Classic Drive, Rowleys Green, Coventry CV6 6AS
If you’re on the hunt for fun, exciting things to do with your children, we hope our ideas above provide some inspiration. But if you’re looking for childcare during the Winter holidays, then we'd love to welcome your child to one of our Holiday Camps near you.
We're so excited to welcome children to our Holiday Camp in Harborne from 18th-21st December (and in Richmond, Hampstead and Dulwich for families who are based further south).
There are multiple ways to save on our Holiday Camps, including 10% off for first time bookers, childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare and a sibling discount.