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Get involved and play along with our Festive Advent Calendar - Each day offers a new surprise

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Don't miss out this Christmas. In the 24 days leading up to Christmas, we will be bringing you some digital fun everyday to play along with at home with our Virtual Advent Calendar.  

December 24th

dont forget!

Don't forget to make the last thing you do tonight leaving some treats out for Santa and his very hard-working reindeers! 

No chimney? no problem! he will use his magic key (he never looses it or lends it to anyone, to put your mind at ease).  

Carrots or any veg for the reindeers and a mince pie and glass of milk, or something stronger, for the man himself should do the trick!

December 23rd

Live Christmas Music @ 19:00 - This event has expired

Nearly there!

Sit back and relax or do your last minute wrapping while Alexandra and her acoustic guitar sing you through the last hurdles of Christmas at 7pm. 

December 22nd

Bake christmas cookies

One of the best aspects of this time of year is undoubtedly the food (and the true meaning of Christmas etc), so if you aren't sick of your kitchen yet, you can follow the link for quick and easy Christmas cookie recipe.

Keep them as gifts, thread ribbon through them for the tree, or just bake them and them immediately! 
recipe here

December 21st

Pre-Christmas HIIT Blast @ 18:00 - This event has expired

If you want to give yourself a quick pre-Christmas conditioning, this session is for you.

This fun HIIT session at 6pm is aimed at working your whole body with a mix of high-impact moves worked in intervals to burn fat fast and get your heart rate up!

December 20th

Christmas Movie Day

It's the Sunday before Christmas so give yourself an afternoon off from Big Day preparations and put the kettle on ready to settle down and watch a Christmas classic...


see here

December 19th

last minute stocking fillers

Here is a little list of last-minute stocking fillers, Secret Santa gifts and "I just need one more thing for..." that you might find handy!

  • Fancy Hand Sanitiser
  • Playing Cards/ Travel Game 
  • Liberty Print Face Covering 
  • A Craft Kit
  • Bottle Opener 
  • A Mug Filled with Sweets
more ideas

December 18th

Christmas Pudding Cooking Class @ 18:00 - This event has expired

Watch and learn as we are going to teach you how to make a delicious homemade Christmas Pudding with a tasty Brandy Crème Anglaise.
 
See below attach ingredients for both the pudding and crème anglaise. The class should take just under an hour for prep, and once complete you Chef will provide all instructions.

Click here to get your ingredients.

December 17th

Christmas Decorations Origami Class @ 18:00

A lesson with our Origami Sensai Bassel Zeid who will show you step-by-step how to make some Origami Christmas decorations by simply folding paper at 6pm.

Please have some squares of (any) paper to hand, but Bassel will also show you how to easily square off some A4.  
join here

December 16th

Hot Chocolate Recipes

Dark mornings, long nights and a dip in the temperature are three very good reasons to prescribe at least one hot chocolate a day.  

Vegan, malt, orange, matcha, spiked, buttered and more, click the link for 30 different variations - that's one a day taking you in to 2021!
drink here

December 15th

Christmas Song Emoji Quiz

If you couldn't get enough of the emoji picture games over the summer lock-down, then you will pleased to here there are a number of new, Christmas 'Guess The Song....' variations for the festive period! 

Click to follow the link whenever you're ready to waste some time...

play here

December 14th

Drawing Competition - Class took place on Monday 14th December - Enter Now

Get some pencils and a fresh sheet of paper for 1pm and David Jones will take you step-by-step through creating your own festive picture, hand-drawn by you!

You don't need to be an artist to join in, and please send us a photo of your finished picture and the best one will win a £50 voucher - not bad for an hours work!
enter here

December 14th

Big Fat Quiz of the Year @ 19:30 

A look back at 2021 at 7:30pm with all it's highs and (just a few) lows but with plenty of Christmas cheer!

Get your brains in gear for your last quiz of the year, and fingers crossed they'll be taking place in pubs again before too long.


December 13th

Perfect Wrapping

If you are already a pro at wrapping presents - well done! 

BUT, if you struggle with anything beyond a square box, you can click the link and use the hacks for bottles, candles, and other odd shapes, and find out you can make a simple bag out of wrapping-paper for pretty much any any object! 
Learn Now

December 12th

Christmas Playlist

All I want for Christmas is THIS playlist! Get in the Xmas spirit with festive favourites back to back including covers from Michael Buble, Mariah Carey and John Legend.
Listen Now

December 9th

Giving back this Christmas

To say this has been a hard year would be an understatement, with many small businesses struggling and thousands of job loses.  If you feel like you would like to help, you could consider donating to a food bank when you next take a trip to the supermarket, or you can see which charity shops are taking donations (it's worth calling ahead as you may need to make a appointment).
Giving Back Ideas

December 9th

Christmas Jumper Day

It's official Christmas Jumper Day again, so time to dust off your festive woolies for another year...

Send us a snap of you in your finery before the 16th December, and the owner of the best jumper wins a £25 Amazon Voucher.

Enter Now

December 7th

Christmas games

December 6th

Make your own Christmas cards

A thrifty option for sending Christmas cheer, and more personalised messages.  You can use, card or paper and add buttons, stamps, felt and ribbon, or your own photos.

Start Making

December 5th

Best Dressed Tree

Proud of your Christmas Tree this year? 

Upload a photo before 11th December and the 'Best Dressed' will win a £25 voucher! 

Enter Here

December 6th

christmas games

You're never too old get involved in some Christmas games, so take a look and get involved in these Christmas-themed online games for a quick distraction!
start playing

December 5th

chritsmas yoga

Join us at 11am this morning for the first of our c
Christmas Yoga classes hosted by Harriet Brady-Jackson.

The build up to Christmas can get stressful at times, so wind down this morning with some Empowering Yoga.
Join here

December 4th

THE PERFECT SECRET SANTA GIFTS

Finding a good Secret Santa gifts can be a chore, so let us do the graft for you.

Explore our exciting range of premium designed gift boxes packed with extra special products. 

It really is the gift that keeps on giving.
start browsing

December 3rd

Make your own Christmas crackers

A greener and more economical way to officially start your start your Christmas dinner!

Gather some old loo rolls, paper tape, ribbon or string etc and follow the link to get crafty - finish off by adding your own jokes or trivia and facts about your family
Start Making

December 2nd

online festive fair

Step into a virtual world of festive delights with some of the best items you can find at Christmas markets and winter fairs. 

Christmas markets are a great place to get in the festive mood and find unique gifts for a loved one. Jump in to our online Christmas fair and you can browse locally handmade gifts, crafts, ornaments, jewellery and much more.

Now, more than ever, it feels important to champion independents…
start browsing

December 1st

Create your own advent calendar

Join the Fun and create your own Virtual Advent Calendar to share with friends and Family.

How it Works
1. Choose a title. Give others a hint what your calendar is going to be about.

2. Add photos, messages, videos.  Add 24 photos, voice messages and videos, one for each day in December.

3. Share with your friends! You will receive a link to your personal calendar. Simply send it to all your friends!
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