Saddle up for some hands-on horsey fun at Moorwards Farm's Christmas Hoof Camp. If your children were asking for a pony this Christmas, go for the next best thing and sign them up for these riding sessions. They will get to trot on the farm for an hour, and also learn how to groom, feed, muck out, and look after ponies. For children over the age of four. You can book a half day, a full day, or for three days at a discount. It will be hungry work, so riders attending for a day should bring a packed lunch.

The events run from Moorwards Farm Equestrian Facility in Iver from Friday December 2 to Monday December 30.

Visit call Jodie Maile on 01895 263 991, or email

Join Dorothy and the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion on their adventures with community theatre ensemble Hill Players, who are adapting the Wizard of Oz for this year’s pantomime. The beloved fantasy tale, written by Lyman Frank Baum, will be infused with all the panto conventions for a theatrical, fun-packed performance.

December 20-21 at The Ryan Theatre, Harrow-on-the-Hill.

Contact: Box office on 0844 8700 887 email or visit

If your child is football mad, get down to Goals Soccer Centre Heathrow for a day of ball games, and matches. The festival promises to be a fun-filled day featuring all things soccer - football golf and football Olympics will be among the activities. Trained coaches will be taking sessions, and players will get the chance to put their skills to the test during the hot shot challenge. At the end of the afternoon, medals and certificates will be given to participants.

Saturday December 21, 9.30am-3pm. Call 020 8569 1199 (+2), or email

Northwood Commuity Arts is hosting a marathon story-telling session, brought to you by Mike Payton and the Story Telling Cafe. Mark the winter solstice with a series of popular stories from around the world to bring you tidings of comfort and joy, dramatised for your viewing pleasure and enjoyable for young and old. There will be six separate performances, each around 45 minutes long and including a feature title with additional stories. The ticket price includes refreshments of a non-alcoholic beverage and a festive treat per person.

Visit to view the timetable or call Joy Tracy on 01628 675 800/ 08435 079 473, or email

Youth amateur drama group, Bounce Theatre, will be putting their spin on the classic Cinderella tale at the Paul Robson Theatre in Hounslow. The festive family production promises a faithful but modern twist on the traditional tale, with a squeeze of slapstick and physical comedy to bring the fantasy world to life, and showcase the young performer's talents. Expect to see the fairy godmother, Buttons, the prince and of course Cinderella, but not as you've seen them before. Bounce are offering lucky youngsters with VIP tickets the chance to dress up for the palace ball with the cast in the green room, before settling into their front row seat for the show.

Call Louise Pendry on 0208 439 1109, or email to book.