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Post Christmas Events and Activities in Cheltenham

..Aaand relax. Phew, ‘tis the season to be busy! Christmas is technically over, although the merriment doesn’t have to end there.

There's still lots to do and so much fun to be had before the kids go back to school. We invite you to button up (if you still can) and take a stroll to one, or all of these great post-christmas events around town.

Things to do in Cheltenham after Christmas

27th December

Now Christmas has come and gone Storytelling and crafts with Princess Beauty at Smokey Joe's is the perfect opportunity for children to read some stories and enjoy some fun winter crafts, without getting the blues! Why not have let the little ones play and have a catch up over coffee? Just £2 per child running from 10:30am, tickets available on the day or in advance. Find out more.

28th December

Far away from the comfort of Wonderland, this December the Mad Hatter finds himself stranded in Winterland! Hysterical, silly and a little bit frightened, he must discover how he got there in order to find his way back home for the Christmas tea party! This brand new adaptation is brought to you by the creative team behind last year’s sell out success, Grandma Claus: Waiting for Santa. Tickets £7, available for today’s showing at 4pm. We’ll see you down the rabbit hole! Find out more.

29th December

Cheltenham's fabulously funky Bottle of Sauce Yard Sale returns with a festive twist! With the usual artisan coffee, splendiferous cakes and pastries, breakfast baps, Dodo Burgers and woodfired pizzas from the kitchen - why start the detox just yet?! Over 20 stalls full of treats and treasures to explore - avoid the chaos of the sales opt for casual retail therapy! Find out more.

30th December

LAST CHANCE - Experience an evening of magic for the whole family with a stroll through the beautifully illuminated trail at Sudeley Castle. Follow the White Rabbit and discover some of the amazing characters from Alice in Wonderland. Marvel at the glorious Field of Poppies, Meteors, Moroccan Lanterns and much much more! We recommend sipping a festive warmer along the way, perhaps a mulled wine or hot chocolate! Tickets from £9.90 per child, slots available until 30th December. Find out more.

New Year’s Eve

Cineworld Cheltenham screen discounted screenings of kids' films to help introduce children to the exciting world of cinema - and this week the Movies For Juniors choice is the Incredibles 2! This hilarious and entertaining Pixar production shows the return of Helen, who is called to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of 'normal' life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are about to be discovered! A new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything - but the Parrs family don't shy away from a challenge! Tickets approx £3 and pre-booking is recommended. Find out more.

New Year’s Day

Does your little one dream of being a pilot? Look to the skies this New Year’s Day for Junior Pilots Wanted Day at Jet Age Museum, where fun, games, quizzes and skills tests ensue! Learn how to master the skies and find out more about the art of flying, as well as enjoying the fantastic aviation displays. Ring in the new year having fun while learning new skills; a day out both you and your children will enjoy! Suitable for ages 4+, from 10am - 4pm and it’s free! Find out more.

2nd January

The Everyman proudly presents this year's panto, Aladdin! This all singing, all dancing production promises to be bigger and better than ever before! Oh yes it does! Dust off your lamp and catch a magic carpet ride to the theatre for the pantomime where wishes do come true! Pre-Christmas performances are now mostly sold out, however the show runs in the Main House until Sunday 13th January, with tickets from £5. Find out more.

3rd January

Looking for an alternative evening experience? First Thursdays has you covered, with an evening packed with food, music, art and more. The Wilson, Badlands, Incom Gaming, Malone's Vintage, and The Stable Cheltenham join together as they extend visiting hours for a culture hop on our streets! Catch some live music, see some live comedy, get inspired with some live drawing and discover the museum by torchlight while enjoying a few drinks and a bite to eat. Find out more.

4th January

Get moving at the high-energy Zumba Kids taster session, packed with specially designed, choreographed routines for all children over 11 years old. Zumba Kids claims to help increase focus, self-confidence, boost metabolism and improve coordination, what’s not to love! All children are welcome to shake, wiggle come along! Or if you’d prefer to join in, the Family Zumba session is for parents and children aged 5 - 11 years old. Ticket prices vary and can be purchased in advance at Leisure At. Find out more.

5th January

Eagle-eyed youngsters and co. will enjoy guiding the Emperor penguins back home to Antarctica on this festive museum trail at The Wilson. Suitable for children under 11 years old, this is a great way of introducing youngsters to the history and wildlife. Pick up trail sheet from reception - no ice picks required! Find out more.

6th January

For a limited time only, kids can eat free with any paying adult at Mr Mulligan's adventure golf course in the Brewery Cheltenham. This fantastic offer is available 7 days a week would be the perfect way to round off the holidays with a hole in one! With two 18-hole courses, a huge restaurant and full bar, it’s a great all round destination with something for all ages! Best to secure your tee time and reserve your place online! Find out more.

That's all folks! Stay tuned for more events around town in 2019, and don't forget you can browse the site any time and find activities by day, age, cost, distance and more!