Battersea Park Festive Fun Run 2012

Put runners in fancy dress and suddenly a run around the park becomes 10 times more fun!

This is definitely the case with the London Santa Run! Join 2,000 others Santa’s in our annual ‘Red & White’ bearded charge around Battersea Park in this 6k festive charity fun run.

The Santa Run is organised to raise funds for Disability Snowsport UK, a national charity helping people with disabilities to access the thrill of snowsports.

Children and adults with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, visual impairment and autism can access programmes across the UK to enable them to make friends, improve their confidence and have fun through a sport which they would otherwise be excluded from.

If every person who runs the Santa Run raised £25, the charity will receive over £50,000 in funding, allowing them to make a significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities. This year we are offering a prize to the highest fundraiser and goody bags for those who raise over £250 each. To find out more about the charities work watch their DVD at or visit

The run entry fee includes your santa suit which you will collect on the day. Race packs will be posted out two weeks prior to the event.

Entry Fee: £20 including Santa Suit

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Stafford Santa Dash 2012

Take part in the 2nd edition of the Stafford Santa Dash, a festive fun run, jog or walk open to everyone!

This years event will take place on Sunday 25th November 2012 with the warm-up starting at 12.15pm!

Bring along a group of friends, family or colleagues, benefit from a healthy activity and raise money for charity. Whilst you are all in the festive spirit why not make a day of it – enjoy a celebration lunch and start your Christmas shopping.

The Stafford Santa Dash event is fundraising for Katharine House Hospice and the Hibbs Lupus Trust. Both charities rely heavily on donations and sponsorship to continue to help local people. Every pound counts, there is no minimum fundraising amount, all we ask is that you help up raise sponsorship for either the Katherine House Hospice or the Hibbs Lupus Trust, sponsorship forms for both are available.

It is also very easy to collect sponsorship online using Just Giving. You can build your own personalised webpage and email it to all your friends, family and colleagues.
Course Route and Times

The course is approximately a mile in length through Stafford Town Centre.

11.00am – 12noon: Santa suit collection and registration
11.45am: On the day entries close (subject to availablity)
12.15pm: Santa warm-up in Market Square
12.30pm: Santa Dash starts!
Entry Fees

It is advisable to secure your entry as soon as possible due to the popularity of the event in its first year and the limited places available.

Entry fees include a free Santa suit and a specially commissioned Santa Dash medal for all finishers. You will receive confirmation, dash numbers and a voucher for your Santa suit or hat by post

£10 Adults & over 12 years
Santa Suit: Jacket, trousers, hat, beard and belt

£7 Child 6-12 years
Child Suit: Jacket, trousers & hat

£3 Child under 6 years
Santa suits only
Payment and Entry

You can enter the Santa Dash online

The entry fee includes postage for confirmation, Dash numbers, and the voucher for your Santa Suits or hats which will be issued on the day from 11.00am.
Health and Safety

We strongly recommend that an adult supervisor take part in the dash to accompany all Santa Dash participants under the age of 12 years.

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Bracknell Santa Dash 2012

On Sunday 25th November, Swinley Forest in Bracknell will see the return of the The Santa Dash, now in its fourth year!

Registration fee is £15 per person and includes a santa suit to run in and keep, a medal and a goody bag. Registration is open to everyone over 12.

If you would like to be one of the hundreds of Santas dashing through the forest on a 5km route in aid of Thames Hospicecare then click here

If you have any queries about the THc Santa Dash then contact or call 01753 848963

A great way to kick start the Christmas period!

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Santas on the Run 2012 … Crawley

Santas on the Run 2012

Chestnut Tree House Santas on the Run – Festive fun for Everyone!
Sunday 18 November 2012

The Chestnut Tree House Santas on the Run, kindly supported by Crawley Town Centre and County Mall, is back! Why not kick off the festive season by joining hundreds of other people of all ages dressed as Father Christmas for some festive family fun, raising money for a good claus?
Last year saw over 350 Santa’s helpers running through Crawley Town Centre and raising £15,000 for Chestnut Tree House – read on for how you can get involved…

The sponsored Fun Run starts and finishes in the Memorial Gardens in Crawley at 10am and will take you one or two miles, your choice, around Crawley Town Centre on Sunday 18 November. You don’t even have to train for the run – you can walk, jog or sprint!

Registration costs just £12 per adult, £6 for children aged 6-16 years old, and just £3 for children under 6.

Upon registration, all runners over 16 will receive a Santa suit, and under 16′s will receive a Santa hat which of course can be kept afterwards! And all of our special Santas will receive a Santas on the Run medal and refreshments at the end.

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Darwen Santa Dash 2012

Following on the success of our first ever Santa Dash last year, we are pleased to repeat it in Clitheroe and introduce it for the first time to Darwen.

Whichever Dash you choose, you are guaranteed to start the festive season with a swing with the sight of hundreds of Santas and reindeers dashing through the streets.

With the lights switch on and firework display in Darwen and Nativity Parade in Clitheroe you can also enjoy the sounds of the Christmas Choirs singing and lots of festive food and drink.

Don’t forget the shopping ‘til late. In addition to having fun, the objective is to raise as much money as possible for East Lancashire Hospice by running, jogging or walking – the choice is yours.

All entrants will receive a Santa suit with our younger supporters under the age of 12 years receiving a pair of reindeer antlers instead.

Darwen Santa Dash: Darwen Town Centre, Saturday 17 November, Dash starting at 5pm

Clitheroe Santa Dash: Clitheroe Town Centre Friday 7 December, Dash sets off at 6.30pm


Check in from: 5pm
Dash Starts 6:30pm


Adults – £10
Junior(12 yrs and under) – £5
Family Booking(2 Adults, 2 Children) – £25

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Aladdin … Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford

Fri 7 Dec – Sun 13 Jan

Ready to make your wishes come true, Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is thrilled to announce that stellar actress Susie Blake will star as the Genie, leading a truly fabulous cast in this year’s magical family pantomime.

Susie Blake’s extensive theatre credits include starring as Madame Morrible in the West End smash-hit musical Wicked. Susie last appeared here in our production of When We Are Married which transferred directly into the West End’s Garrick Theatre. Television credits include Coronation Street, Victoria Wood as seen on TV, Wild at Heart and the Sky1 family sitcom Parents.

One of the country’s top cabaret performers, the inimitable Kit Hesketh-Harvey returns to Guildford as Abanazar. Kit made his pantomime debut here as Dastardly Dick last year. His numerous West End performances include the critically-acclaimed musicals Salad Days and Tomfoolery, and he most recently toured in Cowardy Custard.

Surrey and Hampshire’s favourite breakfast show host, Eagle Radio’s Peter Gordon takes to the stage in majestic splendour, donning a regal aura as The Emperor of China, and Guildford favourite Royce Mills is equipped with a brand new wardrobe of outrageous frocks, ready to embark on his tenth Yvonne Arnaud pantomime as he presents Widow Twankey.

After her captivating performance as Jack last year, Emma Thornett returns to play the title role of Aladdin. A hugely talented performer, she created the role of Mary in the original production of David Essex’s All the Fun of the Fair, and has starred in Blood Brothers in the West End.

Full of energy, Joe Allen joins the team as the lovable Wishee Washee, helping Aladdin on his quest and bringing excitement and chaos to the Chinese Laundry. PC Pongo will be played by Guildford School of Acting graduate Jamie Brook, who made his professional acting debut on our stage in 2008.

Looking forward to working with such a talented collection of performers are Director and Choreographer Gerry Tebbutt and Associate Choreographer Jill Francis.

With spectacular costumes, a lavish set and sequins aplenty, this sparkling all-singing, all-dancing cast of established actors can’t wait to for you to join them on a magic carpet ride full of adventure in this enchanting family pantomime.

“Don’t miss out on this hilarious and charming production” SURREY ADVERTISER on Jack and the Beanstalk

“There is a great, feel good vibe to this show” THE STAGE on Jack and the Beanstalk

“Fun for all the family” FARNHAM HERALD on Jack and the Beanstalk

“A humdinger that’s all heart” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH on 2009′s Aladdin

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Cinderella … Playhouse Whitley Bay

Tues 18th Dec 2012 to Sun 6th Jan 2013

Blue Genie Entertainment returns to the PLAYHOUSE this Christmas with the classic pantomime, Cinderella.

The PLAYHOUSE in partnership with Blue Genie, are thrilled to be welcoming Hollyoaks star and Dancing on Ice contestant Jennifer Metcalfe as Cinderella and ‘Any Dream Will Do’ runner-up Keith Jack as the Prince.

Back by popular demand is the North East’s No. 1 Comic Steve Walls who will take on the mischevious role of Cinderella’s best friend, Buttons alongside two real Shetland ponies.

Steve has been principal comic for the last two years at the PLAYHOUSE panto playing Muddles in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 2010 and Wishee Washee in 2011′s Aladdin.

Completing the lineup is Suzanne Richardson as the Fairy Godmother, David Burton as Cinderella’s Father, Baron Hardup, James Darch as Dandini and Danny Jay & David Drewitt as the Ugly Sisters.

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Robin Hood … Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood – Christmas Pantomime 2012

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre - Newcastle upon Tyne
Fri 7th Dec 2012 to Sun 6th Jan 2013

A traditional family panto at family prices!

Get ready to boo, hiss and cheer as The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre brings you another large helping of panto fun from Newcastle Panto Company.

Christmas 2012 sees our hero Robin Hood attempting to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, as well as robbing from the rich to give to the poor and freeing the unfortunate babes in the wood and their hapless nanny and also trying to romance the beautiful Maid Marion along the way. It’s clearly going to be a busy day in the forest!

All this with the help, or in Robin’s case, hindrance of his motley crew of Merry Men! Sharpen up your swords and get ready to aim your arrows for a fun-filled feast of family entertainment which promises to be a real Christmas treat!

Oh Yes It Does!

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Aladdin … Theatre Royal Newcastle upon Tyne

Tues 27 Nov 2012 to Sat 19 Jan 2013

A long time ago in the far off city of Newcastle, just north of Peking, lived a boy called Aladdin – join him on a magical carpet ride for another lavish Theatre Royal pantomime!

Theatre Royal favourites Clive Webb (Mr Twankey), Danny Adams (Aladdin) and Chris Hayward (The Empress of China) return in another unmissable show packed with genies by the lamp-load, an abundance of laughs, spectacular sets and stunning costumes!

Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, Aladdin will be staged by the same team that has presented the last seven record-breaking pantomimes at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Get ready for another treasure-filled adventure and that promises to be pure panto genie-us!

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Jack and the Beanstalk … The Grand Theatre Wolverhampton

This year’s Grand Theatre pantomime will star much-loved actress, TV star and Loose Women presenter Sherrie Hewson and veteran panto entertainer Keith Harris plus the lovable Orville and Cuddles the Monkey in an unmissable family spectacular.
Sat 8 Dec 2012 – Sun 20 Jan 2013

Actor and comedian Ken Morley will play The King; X-Factor singing sensation Niki Evans returns for her third Grand Theatre pantomime as The Fairy and legendary pantomime performer Nigel Ellacott joins the line-up as Jack’s mom, Dame Trott.

Brought to you by the same team behind Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK will take you high above the clouds on a magical journey. Featuring a larger than life beanstalk and one very mean giant at the top of it, this classic tale will be magically brought to life in Wolverhampton’s biggest pantomime yet!

So don’t wait for the magic to start – climb to the top of the queue and book now!

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