Your ultimate guide to FEAST Christmas activities
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The festive season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in the heartwarming FEAST activities across North Yorkshire? From enchanting choirs to winter wonderland forests, we’ve curated a guide of Christmas activity ideas that will make your holiday break in North Yorkshire truly magical. This is just a sample of some of the fantastic Christmas activities near you, and that there are lots of other great things to do in our full activity finder


Christmas Events:


ARCADE: Grue by Wintercroft at the Scarborough Library

The immersive installation, Grue by Wintercroft, can be reached through a magical door on the top floor of Scarborough Library. Built by our community and made entirely from recycled and repurposed materials, journey through this magical world with a guide and help children find the ending to a very important story. This year, Grue are hosting FEAST sessions where children can come to Scarborough library and enjoy a meal, a craft activity and a chance to explore the wonderful world of Grue.

Service Children’s Community Choir

Join the Service Children’s Community Choir in Catterick Garrison as they spread cheer through song, dance and a variety of instruments. This heartwarming choir welcomes all, fostering a sense of community and holiday spirit. 

Embers Winter Holiday Forest Fun

Step into a winter wonderland with Embers Winter Holiday Forest Fun in Richmond. This immersive forest school invites children to connect with nature through exciting activities and games. From scavenger hunts to crafting natural ornaments, it’s the perfect blend of festive fun and the great outdoors.

Christmas Cycling Skills and Craft Day (Stage 1 Cycles)

Gear up for a day of cycling delights with Stage 1 Cycles’ Christmas Cycling Skills and Craft Day at the Dales Countryside Museum. This event combines the thrill of biking with additional time getting the creativity moving with Christmas crafting. 

Christmas Feast-ival Richmondshire Ice Skating (Risedale Youth)

Experience the magic of the season at the Christmas Feast-ival Richmondshire Ice Skating rink, hosted by Risedale Youth. Lace up your skates as festive lights illuminate the rink, then join all your new friends for a meal out. 


Christmas Craft Ideas:

FEAST Activity Booklets: 40+ Pages of Holiday Fun

Don’t miss the FEAST Activity Booklets, for children 5-11 and 11-16 for over 40 pages of Christmas activities you can do from anywhere. Our go-to guide is packed with Christmas craft ideas, engaging activities, and even a few Christmas dinner ideas. This booklet ensures that every day of the holiday season is filled with some festive delight. 


For more information on the FEAST Programme and more support from North Yorkshire Together, you can view our FAQ section.


From Christmas events near you to delightful Christmas activities at home, you and your children are sure to create lasting memories.


Happy Christmas!


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