This OTT Christmas grotto (above) at the family leisure park opens for the festive season this weekend, with all-singing, all-dancing reindeer and Santa's little helpers sorting letters and making presents. The entry price includes a present for every child, fruit punch and mince pie for the grown-ups, plus admission to all of the park's attractions. Booking essential.
Stir-up Sunday Shugborough, Milford, Staffs (01889 8813588) tomorrow, 11am-4pm, adults pounds 3.50, children pounds 2.50, pounds 1.50 per car
This National Trust country house recreates the British tradition of Stir-up Sunday (the Sunday before advent when puddings were made). The puddings will be cooked in the Victorian kitchens and Christmas ale will be made in the old brewhouse. NSReuse content