Days out with Skiddle: The best experiences and attractions in the UK

Here are the best events and attractions on Skiddle.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 6th Dec 2023

We're going all out on Christmas in this week's Days Out With Skiddle. The big day isn't too far away now and we have an excellent selection of events to get you all warmed up and feeling the spirit of the season. We also have a couple of exciting sporting events for you to take a look at two, with one featuring a boxing legend.


Santa's Grotto 2023


When: Saturday 9th December

Where: Rainton Arena, Houghton-le-Spring

The big man himself will be at Rainton Arena this coming Saturday and he'll be making further appearances too across the buildup to Christmas. Give your kids an experience they won't forget in an event packed full of festive fun.


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Santa's Castle


When: Wednesday 6th - Sunday 24th December

Where: The Fort Perch Rock, Wallasey

You've heard of Santa having a grotto but what about a castle? He'll be bringing the magic of Christmas to New Brighton, with the grounds being transformed into a Winter wonderland. You'll not only get a chance to see Santa but other famous Christmas characters such as The Grinch.


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Fern & Ruscus x Gost - Festive Wreath Masterclass


When: Sunday 10th December

Where: Gost, Glasgow

The Christmas period is a great excuse to learn a new skill. How about dedicating some time to wreath. making? Here, you'll learn all the tips and tricks that'll have you arranging a beautiful arrangement. Even better, you'll be greeted with prosecco and canapés will be served too.


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Christmas Sunday Brunch


When: Sunday 17th December

Where: Revolucion De Cuba, Aberdeen

Get ready for Christmas by going all out at this brunch event, where it'll kick off in the right way by starting with mimosas, salsa and chips, You then get to tuck into your brunch main before receiving four drinks to enjoy.


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Christmas Dinner With Live 1940s Jazz Music


When: Saturday 16th December

Where: Samlesbury Hall, Preston

Get yourself down to Samlesbury Hall in Preston, where you can be treated to an early Christmas dinner that will be soundtracked by 1940s jazz music. A talented singer will be backed by jazz musicians, whilst three equally-delicious courses are delivered to you.


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Married at First Sight - Luke Worley vs Jordan Gayle


When: Friday 9th February 2024

Where: Indigo at the O2, London

In an event sponsored by Skiddle, a TV beef will soon be settled as Married At First Sights' Luke Worley and Jordan Gayle will be stepping into the ring down at Indigo at the O2. Many of the series' cast will be there to watch too as these two squash their beef once and for all.


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Aurie Styla's Christmas CrackUp


When: Wednesday 20th December

Where: Camden Comedy Club, London

Aurie Styla will be putting on a small midweek show in London just before Christmas. If you fancy one last evening of laughs for the year, no one will be better to see than Aurie. There will be prizes to give away too, as the audience will be fully involved.


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An Evening With Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton


When: Friday 5th April 2024

Where: Portobello Town Hall, Edinburgh

Ricky Hatton is a man with quite a story to tell, having been at the top of boxing. A winning streak of 43 successive victories was only stopped by Floyd Mayweather. He'll have plenty of fascinating insights into his career to discuss at this event in Edinburgh.


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Tam Cowan's Aff The Baw with Grado


When: Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Where: Club45 @ Blackfriars, Glasgow

The latest guest on Tam Cowan's Aff The Baw will be Grado, known for his various exploits including wrestling, pantomime acting, hosting Go Radio breakfast and playing Alan in Two Doors Down. He'll be chatting all things footy with Tam in what is set to be a very funny conversation.


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Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.