NYE 2021/22: The Best Family-Friendly Events

Here are some of the best family-friendly events that you can go to for New Years Eve this year.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 30th Dec 2021

If you're not up for getting your dancing shoes on for this year's New Years celebrations then don't fret because we have you covered for a family-friendly day out. If you'd prefer to spend time with your loved ones in a more relaxed environment then these events will be more suited to that pace. From walks to theatre performances, here are some of the best ways to spend New Years Eve.


Electric Gardens Light Trail

Where: Town Gardens, Swindon

All throughout the festive period, the Town Gardens of Swindon have been lit up in all sorts of colours. The Electric Gardens Light Trail has taken over and with state-of-the-art lighting effects they have created a magical backdrop for the middle of the town. From illuminated trees to sculptures, sign off from 2021 with a bit of wonder.


Find tickets for Electric Gardens Light Trail here.





Digbeth Ice Rink

Where: Luna Springs, Digbeth, Birmingham

What better way to end 2021 than by having some fun on the ice? Digbeth Ice Rink is open this New Years Eve and you can get out on the ice. Whether you're a first-timer or you can glide about the place with ease all abilities are welcome and there's plenty of space to zoom about in.


Find tickets for Digbeth Ice Rink here.





Snowstorm- The Sensational Ice Show

Where: Gandeys Theatre Big Top, Manchester

Gandeys Theatre are putting on one spectacular show this New Years Eve. Featuring 16 top ice skaters, international circus stars and a huge 600sq feet of ice to perform on, it will be a mesmerising experience. Taking you on a nostalgic tour through the festive season, prepare for plenty of stunning moments as these athletes give their all.


Find tickets for Snowstorm- The Sensational Ice Show here.





Planet Circus Omg! Lincolnshire Showground

Where: Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln

With a variety of fast-paced international artists looking to put on a show including acrobatics, crossbow stunts and a globe of death, this circus requires you to be almost as brave as the performers just for watching it. With plenty of dangerous stunts mixed with comedy to have you laughing out of your seat, this will be a lot of fun.


Find tickets for Planet Circus Omg! Lincolnshire Showground here.





Disney's The Lion King

Where: The Lyceum Theatre, London

The Lion King is one of the most iconic stories that Disney has ever told. The musical has been taking over theatres for years now and within that time has become just as beloved to fans as the original movie. With stunning set-pieces and songs that you'll be humming for days afterwards, it is a simply unmissable show.


Find tickets for Disney's The Lion King here.





Gangsta Granny

Where: Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Gangsta Granny is a theatre show based on the book by comedian David Walliams. It follows Ben who stays with his granny, unbeknownst to him she has a secret that leads to a Friday night stay-over more than anything that he could have imagined. Prepare for an incredibly funny theatre performance.


Find tickets for Gangsta Granny here.






Where: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London

A pantomime based on the Disney classic, prepare to be taken on a magic carpet ride with Aladdin, the genie and some more friends. With a bit of a twist on the usual story, don't expect a carbon copy of the original film but be prepared to laugh all the way through as this talented cast riff off each other.


Find tickets for Aladdin here.




If you're looking for some similar events then check out our Things To Do page. For more New Years Eve events head to our NYE Inspire Me page.