Winter Holidays for the Family in Lancashire

This wonderful time of the year has a wide range of traditional events on offer. From pantomimes, ice rinks, Santa’s grottos, to Christmas markets and much more, there is never a dull moment in Lancashire during the winter.

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

7th December 2018 – 6th January 2019

At the Blackpool Grand this winter, the Beauty and the Beast Pantomime is a must-see show. Join us as Belle is transported to a cursed castle and imprisoned by its ruler, a beast who is under an evil enchantress’ spell. Filled with beautiful scenery, magic, and luxurious, costumes, this is a pantomime for the entire family.

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime


Danny Walters (EastEnders, Call The Midwife) as ‘The Prince/Beast’

Amelia Adams-Pearce as Belle (Fantastic Mr Fox, Hairspray)

Hayley Kay as ‘Fairy Bon Bon’

Nick Wilton as ‘Polly La Plonk’

Steve Royle (BBC Radio Lancashire) as ‘Louis La Plonk’

Ben Harlow as Hugo Pompidou (ABBA! musical, MAMMA MIA!)

Marcus Knibbs as Clement

Dancing stars from the Barbara Jackson Theatre Arts Centre

Choreography by Katie Hill

Chorley’s Winter Wonderland

8th December 2018 – 6th January 2019

Ice skating, stalls with festive food, fairground rides, a Bavarian fun house, Betty’s Tipis, and drink and crafts will all be at Chorley’s Winter Wonderland this year. This festive wonderland on Cleveland Street will feature a 60 feet by 40 feet ice rink at £6 per session. Children under 5 years old can enjoy skate sessions at Cub Club on Sundays, at only £3 per person.

Don’t forget to check out Chorley’s Christmas Market while you’re around!

Ribby Hall Village Short Breaks from £16

If you fancy a short break this winter, you can enjoy a delightful stay at Ribby Hall Village – the only 5-star holiday village in Lancashire. Just a short 15-minute drive from Lytham St Annes and Blackpool, it boasts 100 acres of beautiful scenery.

At only approximately £16pp/pn, you can stay at Ribby Hall and take the little ones to visit Santa and his reindeer or have a spin on the new ice rink.  

Take a look at 2015’s Winter Wonderland at Ribby Hall Village.

Have a Winter Getaway at South Lakeland Leisure Village

Until 6th January 2019

Located in Carnforth, the South Lakeland Leisure Village provides a relaxing stay and luxurious environment in lodges of up to 8 people. You can enjoy fishing lakes, an indoor swimming pool and spa, and delicious food at the Water’s Edge Restaurant.

The facilities boast a heated swimming pool, parking spaces next to the units, laundry, pets welcome (by arrangement), a bar, on-site catering, windsurfing, gym, golf course access, and more.

A Thornton Hall Christmas Adventure

Until 24th December 2018

Thornton Hall Country Park will welcome another exciting Christmas Adventure. Help the Chief Elf in Lapland over the two-hour adventure that includes a Magical Grotto experience, luxurious welcome drinks, a brand-new live show with interactive choreography, an Elf workshop with a new Build a Bear, Mrs Christmas’ festive kitchen, a ride on the Santa Express all the way to the deer park, and much more.

Blackburn Christmas Market

29th November 2018 – 23rd December 2018

Go for a spot of shopping in Blackburn’s Christmas Market and find special gifts for your loved ones. The Bavarian Village and authentic German chalets boast plenty of stalls selling delicious food and drinks, alongside novelty crafts. Enjoy the attractions and the music as you wander through the Cathedral Quarter and take in the atmosphere.

Winter is always a magical time, for both children and adults. Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional, so come enjoy some of the best winter attractions in Lancashire with the entire family!

Contact us on 01253 290190 to book tickets on our Box Office – we have a wide range of family-friendly shows you can enjoy throughout the winter months.