Kids love snow – they adore it. It’s the thing that they wish for perhaps above all other things once the weather starts to turn a little cold and the Christmas countdown begins. The problem is, for parents the snow is less exciting; it means car trouble, late trains, closed schools, and supply problems.
Tis the most wonderful time of the year…
Affinity Staffordshire is set to kick off the festive season with an array of live performances, fantastic Christmas characters and activities for all the family from Saturday 17th November – Saturday 22nd December.
Valeska Griseback / Germany 2018 / 121 min / Cert 12A / subtitles
A bunch of German construction workers show up in the remote, mountainous and stunningly beautiful region of southwestern Bulgaria to build a hydroelectric power station.
Stop! In the name of Motown...
Come join us for ‘A Night of Motown & Soul’ featuring 9 piece band Funk ‘N’ Soul.
After being welcomed with an arrival drink, you will enjoy a delicious three course meal prepared by our award winning in house chefs.
Two local farmers are making their winter wonderland bigger and even more magical this year, as they bring back the North Pole to their Staffordshire farm.
Over 14,000 visitors experienced the North Pole Adventure in its first year at the National Forest Adventure Farm, near Burton on Trent.
National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire
Sat 24 Nov, Sun 25 Nov, Sat 1 Dec, Sun 2 Dec, Fri 7 Dec to Sun 9 Dec, Fri 14 Dec to Sun 16 Dec, Fri 21 Dec to Mon 24 Dec
Dreamboats and Petticoats – 1960’s theme night. Live music (Rat Pack style singer – Andy Goode www.andybgoode.com) and dancing, licensed bar, fish and chip supper included.
You do need tickets – available from clare.keey@btinternet.
Ever fancied owning a slice of brewing history? Then this Auction is just the thing for you. Run by the Campaign for Real Ale, the National Breweriana Auction returns to Burton on Trent’s Town Hall to celebrate its 33rd event on Saturday 24th November.
Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton on Trent
We’d all love to win the Lottery... wouldn’t we?
Morris and Jean dream of the big Lottery win which will finally solve all of their problems. One Saturday evening, after the weekly ritual of arguing over ’Blind Date’, their lives are changed forever...
Join us for an evening of Staffordshire story telling and poetry. Konnectiv arts and other local talented authors, will be entertaining us with Tales of Staffordshire. There will also be a selection of local Ales available at the bar.
Join us as 1st Alton Scouts play host to artists and talented craftspeople who’ll be selling a range of festive gifts. Come along to find everything from handmade jewellery to turned wood, leather work, home fragrance and delicious home baking.
Refreshments available. Free admission.
The big top at the end of the world.
Step into the moment where an explosion has been frozen in time, the remnants of a big top caught mid-air – with everything from circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above ground.
Burton Town Hall King Edward Place Burton upon Trent
‘In its 7th year this weekend selling event is in the lovely, historic market town of Leek. Showcasing high quality contemporary art, craft & design work selected from professional makers for its originality and high quality. Work includes ceramics, jewellery, textiles, wood, fine art, mixed media & photography.
Enjoy exploring the beautiful wintry landscape of the Arboretum before browsing for those perfect handmade Christmas gifts and tasty festive treats at our Christmas Food and Gift Fair. Children’s craft activities are also available and tasty festive snacks and meals will be available in our restaurant.
The Fountains Community Special Schools Federation Christmas Fayre .Come along and join us for a day of family fun.We have festive refreshments, adult/child stalls and activities, craft, gift stalls.The Unwanted Motor Cycle Club will be arriving at 12 Noon on their amazing motorcycles.
Fountains High School Bitham Lane Burton Upon Trent
Our Little Saplings Sensory Play and storytelling is designed to help our youngest visitors enjoy the Arboretum and heighten their development and enjoyment of learning. Sounds, colours, textures, auditory sensory activities and other hands-on elements will add to the week’s chosen story.
Why not look for Christmas presents and treats with a difference – local crafts and produce available. There is lots of wonderful items you can surprise your family and friends with (whilst support our local crafts people).
On Saturday 8th December 2018 The Burton Caribbean Association will be holding their annual Charity Christmas Dinner & Dance, taking place at 346 Uxbridge Street in Burton Upon Trent, DE14 3JS. Doors open at 7.00pm in time for a 3 course sit down meal which will start at 7.30pm sharp.
Newcastle-under-lyme community orchestra present their annual Christmas concert featuring special guest Denise Leigh (winner of Operatunity).
A variety of festive music mixed with traditional Christmas carols