How to spend New Year's Eve with the family and kids

Wondering what to do with the kids this NYE? Here are some top New Year’s Eve family events so you can celebrate together.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 12th Dec 2022

We all love a bit of New Year’s Eve action. Most of us have a few drinks, maybe attend a house party or an event, and have a laugh with the people we care about. It’s one of our favourite nights of the year.

But if you’re a kid, well, you can’t exactly be staying up all night hitting the bevs, can you? But the littluns have just as much to celebrate as us. So this New Year’s Eve, why not do something with all the family? And if you still fancy heading out in the evening, you can do that too. You only live once, right? 

So here are some brilliant ways to celebrate New Year's Eve with kids this year.


Roller Jam 


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When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Where: Roller Jam in Birmingham

Priding itself as Birmingham's first nightclub on wheels, Roller Jam can help you bring hours of fun for all the family this New Year’s Eve. Between the tunes, the skating and the guaranteed laughs while everyone’s adjusting to the skates, it’s a fun, wholesome, healthy activity have you all sleeping like babies when you get home.

With two sessions to choose from, you can effortlessly work a trip to Roller Jam around any existing plans. So secure your tickets now, and we’ll see you out there!


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Big NYE House Party


When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Where: Britannia Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool

Liverpool's Britannia Adelphi Hotel is hosting a big party for all the family. Head over and tuck into the Hogmanay buffet before hitting the dancefloor under the disco lights. The hotel’s resident DJs will be providing huge party tunes to help you see in the new year in style. It’s all glitz and glam at the Adelphi, so stick on your best outfits and get ready to count down to midnight!


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FUN DMC New Year’s Eve Party - Midday is the new Midnight


When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Where: Juju's Bar And Stage in London

New Year's Eve is a massive event, so it makes sense that you’d only want to find the best New Year’s Eve family events. This huge family day party in London is run by FUN DMC, an events company who’ve been throwing killer family-friendly parties since 2014. Their bashes see DJs spinning the best party tunes, colouring-in stations, face painting, dance competitions, glitter cannons, balloon drops, and so much more. And it's all going down at 10:30 - 1:30 pm on New Year’s Eve. Oh, and, of course, there’s a bar for the adults.


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Ice Skating 2022


When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Where: Rainton Arena in Houghton-le-Spring

Festive, fun, and wholesome, you can’t beat a bit of ice skating. For just £6 each, you and your family can hit the skating rink for an hour with skate hire included. It’s buckets of fun, whether you’re new to it or are a seasoned pro. And if your littluns are new to skating, you can hire a skate penguin to help them, giving them something to lean on as they get used to skating. As part of the arena’s Winter Wonderland, there are loads more activities to check out once you’ve finished skating too, such as the fun fair, festive food, and more. 


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Graffiti Art class


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When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Where: ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS in Liverpool 

You can still have a cracking New Year’s Eve if you aren’t a party animal. Why not head out to a graffiti art class? For two hours, you and your family will work as a team to learn what it takes to be a professional graffiti artist. Then you’ll get to design your own art and create 3x3 foot posters to take home. So, not only will you unleash your creativity, have fun as a family, and learn something new, but you’ll also have a souvenir of the day you had together!


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Planet Circus OMG! Christmas Spectacular, Lincolnshire Showground



When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Where: Lincolnshire Show Ground, Grange De Lings in Lincoln

Planet Circus has brought their incredible show across the globe, wowing audiences for years. Head over this New Year’s Eve to be immersed in show-stopping tricks you have to see to believe. Witness incredible performers such as daredevil bikers, jaw-dropping gymnasts, mesmerising aerial acrobats, and so much more. We’d love to tell you more about the show, but we don’t want to ruin the surprise! 


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Elf The Musical


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When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Where: Dominion Theatre in London

One of Britain's best-loved Christmas films has been transformed into an immersive smash-hit musical. Join Buddy, a human raised by Santa’s elves, as he learns about his origins and ventures to New York to meet his biological dad. This Christmas comedy will bring all the laughs, heart warming moments, and, of course, sunny singalong tunes to you and your family as we wave goodbye to 2022. Donned “the Christmas cake of musicals” by The Times, you’re in for a real treat! 

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NYE Party


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When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Where: Windle Labour Club in St. Helens

If you’ve got a more grown-up family, maybe you guys will fancy heading over to St. Helens’ Windle Labour Club for their New Year’s Eve party. Singer Sarah Jane will warm up the crowd with live music before making way for The Laser Monkeys who’ll kick off a huge party with indie and rock covers. So head over and enjoy the buffet, a drink or two, live tunes, the disco, and some party games. Tickets are only a tenner and anyone over 14 is welcome. 


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Climb (60 mins)


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When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Where: The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham 

If your family’s an active bunch, perhaps you’ll prefer to celebrate the end of 2022 by physically challenging yourselves. Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre is offering an hour of indoor climbing this New Year’s Eve, with climbing walls inspired by terrains from all over the world. Get your hearts racing and challenge yourselves by conquering each wall. You could even make a little friendly competition out of it!


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New Year’s Eve is a huge celebration for many, including the littluns. Get them involved in some cracking events to celebrate as a family this year. 

If you didn’t find the perfect event for you, not to worry. Click or tap here to discover more New Year’s Eve events near you. 



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.








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