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The Word

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The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

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  • Name
    Santa's Winter Woodland
    Location
    West Boldon Lodge
    Time
    9:30am to 5:00pm
    Cost
    Prices vary
    Description
    Santa and his elves are returning to West Boldon Lodge to train a new generation of Elf Helpers.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    10:30am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Christmas Tales
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    10:30am to 11:20am
    Cost
    £3.50 per child, £2.50 per adult, £10.50 family of 4, £1 children under 1.
    Description
    Be captivated in a Christmas wonderland as The Word shares some magical Christmas Tales at a unique storytelling session as characters are projected onto the walls.
  • Name
    Elfin' Around the Snowflake Forest
    Location
    Jarrow Hall
    Time
    10:30am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    £12
    Description
    Join Merry, Cookie and Poppy, Santa's favourite but silliest elves, for this interactive theatre performance by Elfin' Around.
  • Name
    Christmas Tales
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    12:45pm to 1:35pm
    Cost
    £3.50 per child, £2.50 per adult, £10.50 family of 4, £1 children under 1.
    Description
    Be captivated in a Christmas wonderland as The Word shares some magical Christmas Tales at a unique storytelling session as characters are projected onto the walls.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    1:30pm to 4:00pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    Christmas Tales
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    2:15pm to 3:05pm
    Cost
    £3.50 per child, £2.50 per adult, £10.50 family of 4, £1 children under 1.
    Description
    Be captivated in a Christmas wonderland as The Word shares some magical Christmas Tales at a unique storytelling session as characters are projected onto the walls.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    3:30pm to 5:00pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Candlelit Tour
    Location
    Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort
    Time
    4:30pm to 5:30pm
    Cost
    £6 plus booking fee
    Description
    The celestial candlelit tours are the perfect way to step back, enjoy and reflect at this special time of year.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    6:30pm to 9:00pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    Santa's Winter Woodland
    Location
    West Boldon Lodge
    Time
    9:30am to 5:00pm
    Cost
    Prices vary
    Description
    Santa and his elves are returning to West Boldon Lodge to train a new generation of Elf Helpers.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    10:00am to 11:30am
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Elfin' Around the Snowflake Forest
    Location
    Jarrow Hall
    Time
    10:30am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    £12
    Description
    Join Merry, Cookie and Poppy, Santa's favourite but silliest elves, for this interactive theatre performance by Elfin' Around.
  • Name
    Magical Lunches with Santa
    Location
    Clarion Hotel
    Time
    12:00pm to 3:00pm
    Cost
    £19.50 per adult, £10.50 per child
    Description
    Enjoy a three course festive lunch and a magical afternoon with lots of fun for all of the family.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    12:30pm to 2:00pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    1:00pm to 3:30pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    3:00pm to 4:30pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    5:00pm to 7:30pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    Bonkaz Christmas Bingo
    Location
    Clarion Hotel
    Time
    6:30pm to 12:00am
    Cost
    £25 per person
    Description
    A night filled with laughter, comedy, songs and more.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    10:30am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    9:45am to 12:15pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    1:30pm to 4:00pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    6:30pm to 9:00pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    9:45am to 12:15pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    10:30am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Festive Themed Lunches
    Location
    Clarion Hotel
    Time
    12:00pm to 2:30pm
    Cost
    £19.50 per person
    Description
    Join The Clarion Hotel for a three course festive lunch and live music.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    1:30pm to 4:00pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    6:30pm to 9:00pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    Bonkaz Christmas Bingo
    Location
    Clarion Hotel
    Time
    6:30pm to 12:00am
    Cost
    £25 per person
    Description
    A night filled with laughter, comedy, songs and more.
  • Name
    'Gin'gle Party Night
    Location
    Clarion Hotel
    Time
    7:00pm to 1:00am
    Cost
    £35 per person
    Description
    Discover the unmistakable, infectious energy from this show-stopping, high energy party night.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    10:30am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    6:30pm to 9:00pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
  • Name
    'Gin'gle Party Night
    Location
    Clarion Hotel
    Time
    7:00pm to 1:00am
    Cost
    £35 per person
    Description
    Discover the unmistakable, infectious energy from this show-stopping, high energy party night.
  • Name
    Breakfast with Buddy The Elf & Friends
    Location
    Clarion Hotel
    Time
    9:00am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    £12 per adult, £10 per child
    Description
    Join Buddy, Santa's Chief Elf and his friends Tinsel and Shiny for a morning of interactive fun.
  • Name
    Santa's Winter Woodland
    Location
    West Boldon Lodge
    Time
    9:30am to 5:00pm
    Cost
    Prices vary
    Description
    Santa and his elves are returning to West Boldon Lodge to train a new generation of Elf Helpers.
  • Name
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    10:00am to 11:30am
    Cost
    from £10
    Description
    The Customs House Presents The Little Panto for Little People, The Elves and the Shoemaker.
  • Name
    Christmas Tales
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    10:30am to 11:20am
    Cost
    £3.50 per child, £2.50 per adult, £10.50 family of 4, £1 children under 1.
    Description
    Be captivated in a Christmas wonderland as The Word shares some magical Christmas Tales at a unique storytelling session as characters are projected onto the walls.
  • Name
    Snow White
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    11:00am to 1:30pm
    Cost
    from £9.99
    Description
    Snow White with the unique Customs House twist.
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