Winter Wonderland Grotto
ROTARY’S grotto welcomes visitors of all ages to Fleet Walk Shopping Centre for a spectacular sparkling festive wonderland.
Experience this amazing display which every year welcomes thousands of visitors through its door and equally raises thousands of pounds for local Rotary charities. The grotto is run entirely by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Babbacombe and St Marychurch, Tormohun.
Please don’t miss Torquay’s traditional festive attraction, delighting generations of families year after year!
Bygones At Christmas
BYGONES RUNS A SEASONAL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS WITH A FOCUS ON FUN FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES.
1 – 31 December 2017
Join us for Christmas in 1897 with decorations, 12-foot tree and a special festive hunt. Normal entry applies. Members go free!
BREAKFAST & LUNCH WITH SANTA
Breakfast 10am, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December 2017
Lunch 1pm, 22nd, 23rd, (24th- 11.45 Brunch) December 2017
Enjoy breakfast or lunch, visit the toy workshop where children will meet Father Christmas and receive a gift! Adult £9.50, Kids £9.50. Annual ticket holders receive 10% off bookings up to December 1st (subject to availability). Booking essential- bookings now being taken! Phone 01803 326108.
Christmas at Cockington Court
In the lead up to Christmas, every weekend in December there will be pop-up activities, with music and a Christmas trail, all while you browse the craft studios to find unique, handmade gifts. The exhibition in the Gallery will be showcasing the finest gifts for you to pick up for Christmas.
As a special treat, Santa will be joining us on the following dates as part of our Christmas trail:
2nd and 3rd
9th and 10th
16th and 17th
With fine art, paintings and prints, slate gifts, traditional wooden toys, hand crafted leather goods, ceramics, mosaics and jewellery amongst the luxury handmade products, there is something for everyone.
Would you like to book a stall for our Christmas events?
To find out more and apply, please download the application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa In The Caves
Join Santa and his friends in a magical underground adventure – more than just a Grotto! Tickets sell fast, so we recommend you book online in advance.
Come along, find out and get caught up in the magic as another exciting Christmas adventure ensues full of; Christmas spirit, fun and laughter for all the family. A truly wonderful experience that brings out the child in everyone and puts the joy and wonder back into Christmas! Join in, in this hour long Panto sytle adventure around the caves, with some of the best Christmas characters. Your ticket includes; an hour long promenade performance, a personal visit with Santa, fantastic Christmas presents, mulled wine and mince pies -what more could you ask for!? Each child (2-12) meets Santa and receives a wrapped quality present.
Aladdin is the big fun, not-to-be missed pantomime at the Princess Theatre, Torquay this Christmas.
Sam Callaghan (X Factor) plays Aladdin, the son of a poor laundry owner. He falls in love with the Princess, daughter of the Empress of China, Anne Hegerty, (ITV’s The Chase) and must prove himself a worthy suitor.
Aladdin, finding a rusty old lamp, becomes master of the Genie inside but the Wicked Sorcerer, Evil Abanazar played by Tom Owen also wants the lamp.
Can Aladdin and his friends, including Luke Friend (X Factor) as the Genie of the Ring, outwit the baddie, keep the lamp, marry the Princess and live happily ever after?
You’ll have to come and see to be sure. Hop on a magic carpet and fly to a magical place of mystery and enchantment, where carpets fly, genies live and love conquers all.
Living Coasts Festive Weekend
Join Living Coasts for a weekend of festivities!
Follow the signs to meet our happy elves, take an ‘Eflie Selfie’ and receive a prize*
Meet Batman and Captain America plus Anna and Elsa from Frozen.
(Saturday 9th, 12pm-2pm – Anna and Elsa. Sunday 10th, 12pm-2pm – Batman & Captain America)
Watch Santa’s elves feed our penguins daily at 10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
Get your face painted**, watch special animal enrichment and more!
Listen to Carol singing and enjoy festive food and drink in our Terrace Café
*£2.50 per trail, available while stocks last. Standard Living Coasts admission applies.
Christmas at Paignton Zoo
Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for a magical experience!
Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for a magical experience!
Meet Santa in his magical cabin and receive a great present.
Hop aboard the Christmas train* to spot the hidden elves
Take the snowball throwing challenge in the Jungle Fun play area.
Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**
Pick up some chocolate coins and magical reindeer dust as you leave, but
only available for children who have booked to meet Santa.
Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)
*The train will not run in severe weather conditions.
**Not included in £9.50 price.
For just £9.50 children will receive:
A Santa meet and greet with present
Chocolate coins and reindeer dust to take home
Christmas train ride for one child and one adult
When can I meet Santa?
Every day from Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th December
You can meet Santa at the following times:
10.30 a.m. 12.00 noon 2.00 p.m.
How much does it cost?
Children (up to 15 years): £9.50
*Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
A maximum of 6 children per time slot will apply.
Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.
Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre
As Christmas approached Baron Hardup looked dejected. “Where can I take my family to see the best value for money pantomime in Torbay and how can I afford it?” he said to himself.
Suddenly there was a flash of light and a beautiful Fairy Godmother appeared before him. “Go to the Palace Theatre in Paignton this Christmas and see everybody’s favourite pantomime Cinderella” she proclaimed. “The £45,000 production has a total cast of 40 with experienced principals, excellent dancers, babes and chorus together with a live five piece professional band. There is a very witty script for all your favourite Cinderella characters, lavish costumes, modern songs, sparkling dance routines and a special appearance of Bob the Bunny”.
Baron Hardup sighed. “Is all this going to cost me a lot of money?” he said. The Fairy Godmother laughed. “It will only cost the same as last year as all the seat prices have been held at 2016 prices with tickets starting at just £11. The pantomime runs from the 21st December 2017 to the 3rdJanuary 2018 and you can book by going to the Palace Theatre or telephoning 01803 665800.” Suddenly the Fairy Godmother looked thoughtful. “Last year over 4100 patrons saw the Paignton Pantomime Productions panto at the Palace and tickets will undoubtedly sell fast again this year so – DON’T DELAY – BOOK TODAY” and with another flash of light she was gone.
Baron Hardup smiled his first smile in ages, quickly reached for his mobile and tapped 01803 665800 or 522330
Cinderella runs from the 21st December until 3rd Jan 2018
Boxing Day Dip ~ Torquay
The Boxing Day Dip is an annual event organized by No. 200 (Torquay) Squadron Air Training Corps and is enjoyed by both members and the general public in aid of raising funds for the unit as well as an additional chosen charity.
The Dip will take place from Corbyn Head Beach, Torquay (opposite the Grand Hotel) on 26th December 2017, time TBC.
Tasteful fancy dress is encouraged and changing facilities will be kindly provided for participants in the Grand Hotel after the event.
There is no cost to get involved as either a participant or just to come along to support your local Air Cadet unit. If you would like to join in a Sponsorship form can be downloaded from the Squadron Website resources section.
The Air Training Corps is open to young people aged 12 (Year 8) to 17 who are interested in a challenge including such activities as flying, gliding, target shooting, sports, music or adventure training. 200 (Torquay) Squadron meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Please visit our website at www.200sqn.co.uk to find out when the next induction dates are being held.