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Happy New Year & some January Activities for 2015!

A Few Family Friendly January Activities

Firstly I’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. It’s been another busy, chaotic yet productive year for Practically Perfect Mums and I really do thank each and every one of you for taking the time to read, comment, share and support the website. It means a lot and I couldn’t do it without you. OK that’s enough of the soppy stuff – time to move on to 2015!

Another Christmas has come and gone, along with huge festive feasts, piles of presents and large doses of family visits for many of us. A fresh new year is beginning with all the hopes and possibilities which accompany it.

The next few days can be a strange time though, with many parents having returned to work whilst our children still have time before getting back to the normal routine of playgroups, clubs and school. Fear not, there’s still a smattering of festive and not so festive activities to lure the children (and the grown ups) away from the Christmas ‘surplus’ and out of the house this January.

If any of the activities below take your fancy, please always check with the organiser before you travel as display times may be subject to change.

Clifton on Ice

to 4th January 2015

For one season only a unique Ice skating experience at Clifton’s urban ice rink!

For enquiries please call us on 07716 280 775.

The ice rink is open every day 10am — 10pm (closes at 7pm on Sundays).

Ticket prices

Child (under 16)£9.75
Concession (student with valid ID, OAPs)£10.25
Family (2 adults, 2 children OR 1 adult, 3 children)£36.00





Dick Whittington Pantomime, Bristol Hippodrome

Dick Whittington

Bristol Hippodrome

Until 5th January 2015

This year’s award winning Pantomime starring Ashleigh and Pudsey, CBeebies star Ben Faulks and Andy Ford. See full details in our review here


#Bristol #Zoo #Christmas #Reindeer #NewYear

Animal shaped Christmas lights plus Meet the Reindeer

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Until 5th January 2015

Bristol Zoo’s grounds have been transformed with festive decorations, a Christmas tree and themed animal lights around the site.  There’s still time to get up close to and feed four of Rudolph’s friends – Rudolfina, Snowflake, Twinkle and Dewdrop, every day until 5th January from 10am to 3pm.

Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity and relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work in the Zoo, but also its vital conservation and research projects spanning five continents.

New Year, Christmas, skating, Activities

At Bristol

At-Bristol will be open every day from 10-6pm during the Christmas holidays, with the exception of 24, 25 & 26 December.

At Bristol Skating

Until 6th January 2015

The At-Bristol Ice Rink is open until 6th Jan with sessions open to the general public, as well as evening ‘Disco Boots’ sessions and special under-eights ‘Little Boots’ sessions on weekend mornings.

Disco boots: Get your groove on and throw some shapes as the Ice Rink becomes this winter’s coolest dance floor! Evening sessions from 6pm

Under 8’s Skate: Skating with little ones? Join us for an exclusive session just for under 8’s and their grown ups. Saturday and Sunday 10am. All children on this session must be accompanied on the ice.

Ice Rink tickets cost £8.50 for adults, £7.50 for concessions and £6.50 for children, with reduced entry rates for group bookings and a discount for booking online.

New Year, Christmas, skating, Activities

Winter Wonderland Skating

The Mall, Cribbs Causeway

Until 11th January 2015

This fantastic festive experience encompasses the South West’s largest outdoor ice rink (over 1,000 sq. metres), Santa’s Enchanted Ice Castle, a magical Christmas train ride inside The Mall and a selection of festive foodie treats to enjoy.

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 9.45pm
  • Saturdays: 10am to 8.45pm
  • Sundays: 10am to 5.45pm

If you have any other January Activities to add then please comment below or email me on jane @ practicallyperfectmums.co.uk

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