5 Family Things To Do in East Lancashire This Christmas

From epic theatre like “Father Christmas Needs a Wee” to incredible days out with reindeer rides and magical toy shops, East Lancashire is the place to be this Christmas period.

Light up Earby Christmas Market


When: Sunday 27th November at 11am – 4pm

Where: New Road Community Centre, Earby, Barnoldswick BB18 6XA

What: Christmas Market, Local Bands and Musician, Interactive Nativity, Magician, Santa, Festive Food, Lanterns on the Green, Earby Brass Band, Winter Sprites and the Switch on! Learn more here

The Great Skipton Santa Fun Run

When: Sunday 27th November at 11am

Where: Skipton High Street

What: Help kick off the festive season by participating in The Great Skipton Santa Fun Run! The streets turn red from over 1600 Santas running 5km and raising money for their chosen charity. More information can be found here.

A Thornton Hall Christmas Adventure

When: Selected dates from Sun 27 Nov – Sat 24 Dec

Where: Thornton Hall Country Park

What: Take a trip on an amazing reindeer ride on the Deer express before meeting a variety of magical characters such as Mrs Clause in her new Christmas Cottage, Mr Cornelius Block in his new Toy Workshop, The Nutcracker and The Sugar Plum Fairy in whimsical Woodnook and, of course, Father Christmas in his log cabin Grotto. Find out more here. 

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

When: 4 Dec 2022

Where: The Muni Theatre, Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0AE

What: At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he’s forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a WEE! TaleGate Theatre Productions hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much loved book ‘Father Christmas Needs a Wee!’ Book tickets here. 

Earby Hostel

When: There is limited availability at Earby Holiday Hostel. Take a look here to see if there are free dates that work for you.

Where: Earby Holiday Hostel, 9-11 Birch Hall Ln, Earby, Barnoldswick BB18 6JX

What: Earby Holiday Hostel is located conveniently close to all the attractions mentioned above. The iconic former Earby Youth Hostel is a cosy historic cottage on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Earby. On the Pennine Way and close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with a picturesque garden, stream and waterfall, it is perfect for individuals, families and small groups. The family rooms with climbing frames up to the top bunks are always a win with the little one.


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