Festive Fun with The Culture Trust – Luton

The Culture Trust in Luton have some wicked looking stuff on for the festive period including some super Christmassy carols and choirs, Father Christmas sessions and theatre performances and Stockwood Discovery Centre will be illuminated which looks like it will be lovely!!

Here’s their full line up.

Stockwood: Illuminated 
From 6th – 29th December
£4-£5.50 Per person

I’m really excited about this, it looks so lovely considering how nice the gardens at Stockwood are!

This 30 minute self led walk is running on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and leads you through the winding luminated pathways set against a backdrop of the beautiful gardens. After you have enjoyed the walk you can enjoy a number of other festive activities and tasty treats onsite. Although they run in the dark there are some child friendly times so you can take the little ones out and get them in the festive mood.

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Father Christmas visits Wardown House 
From 1st – 22nd December
£13 per child and from £3 per adult

Ive been to see Father Christmas at Wardown House before and it was a lovely Father Christmas, very gentle and kind to my then 2 year old who was very nervous. Obviously it may be a different Father Christmas but he really set the standard in my eyes. The session runs for about 40 mins and is a real experience with milk and cookies with elves, a story with Mother Christmas and a gift from the big man himself!

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Santa’s Marvellous Magical Toyshop Theatre Production
14th – 23rd December

A Christmassy performance that includes puppets and is suitable for children age 3+. It lasts 90 minutes (with 20 minute interval) and provides funny and festive entertainment for the whole family.

In the Luton Libraries there is also a magical elf trail running at the moment. Find hidden letters and unscramble them to earn a sticker.

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BIG Gospel Choir: A Gospel Celebration at Luton Library Tbeatre
4th December – 7:30pm
£12 or £10 concessions

An uplifting and talented gospel choir made up of outstanding vocalists from the Luton community singing a selection of Christmas songs and other songs to warm your heart.

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A Christmas Carol Theatre Production
6th – 21st December – 7:30 PM
£15 or £12 concessions

This one is for older children with an age guidance of 12+ years. We all know the story but this one will be in the intimate setting of Wardown house and your ticket price includes a hot drink and a mince pie! Be aware that younger children may find the performance distressing.

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To find out more about other bits they have on at The Culture Trust, Luton visit their website.



Boo at the Zoo at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Get jitters with the critters Boo at the Zoo at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Saturday 19 October – Thursday 31 October 2019

We were invited to check out the half term Halloween attraction at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and had a really nice time. It was a lovely way to kick start the half term and is a great addition to the zoo this Halloween.

There is a short trail you can walk around (follow the signs to find the area but it is in the same place they usually run stuff in the zoo) where you can learn interesting facts about endangered and extinct animals and look at their Halloween displays before going in the marquee which has been really well decorated! it even has a spooky tunnel you have to go through when you arrive.

Some of the bits are offered at an additional cost but there are pumpkins to carve, free craft, face painting and mini safari cars (outside the marquee), They also hold a pumpkin party with games and dancing which looked really fun and spooky stories, The different bits are available at different times but there is always something on.

We were sad to miss the Ghoul School (see info below) as we have done simular at Christmas so that would be a great one to take part in! If you were looking for a fun filled family day make sure you head over.

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For hairy, but not too scary, Halloween fun, families can trick-or-treat themselves to a trip to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for a special October half-term event, Boo at the Zoo.

From Saturday 19 to Thursday 31 October, the Zoo’s animals and visitors will be celebrating all things spooky, with a fang-tastic day out for the whole family to enjoy.

Fearless families can head to Ghoul School, where they can create devilishly delicious treats for the Zoo’s animals to enjoy, as well as making Creepy Crafts and Menacing Masks. They can also carve their own Petrifying Pumpkins, as well as transform into black cats, spiders and other Halloween creatures with the help of the Zoo’s Fearsome Face Painters.

Animal-lovers will enjoy the terrifying talks and devilish demonstrations that are sure to amaze even the cleverest little monsters. Little ogres can also try to match animals to their foul creations in the fun-filled game Poo at the Zoo.

Courageous kids can get behind the wheel of a Mini-Safari car to drive their way through the Extinct Species Graveyard and see if they can race to the end before another species becomes under threat.

At the end of each day, spirited youngsters can boogie away their last drops of energy disco dancing at the Pumpkin Party, and then settle down for a monstrously good tale at Boo at the Zoo Storytime.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo is dead set to be a spooktacular day out.  Join in the fun from Saturday 19 to Thursday 31 October, and book your zoo tickets online now at www.zsl.org