Meet Santa at the carol-themed Christmas grotto and enjoy a pony sleigh ride at the Hounslow Urban Farm.

Go back in time as part of the grounds have been transformed into a small Victorian village where families will be able to find some festive animals, indulge in roasted chestnuts and take part in carol singing.

Join the team of hard-working staff and volunteers spread some festive cheer on the fields in Feltham and get Christmas off to a great start while helping the farm raise money to build their Tropical Zoo.

What: Santa's grotto and pony sleigh rides

Where: Hounslow Urban Farm, Fagg's Road, Feltham, TW14 0LZ

When: Saturday, December 13, Sunday, December 14 and between Saturday, December 20 until Christmas Eve, from 10am to 5pm

Cost: Meet Santa for £7 per child (includes gift), £2 for adults and £3 for pony sleigh rides

See: or call 020 8831 9658

Housnlow Urban Farm - Santa's Grotto 2013

Celebrate the start of the school holidays and get into the spirit of Christmas with a festive trip to Jungle VIP in Hounslow.

Dress up and join in the special Christmas party where children can meet Santa in his grotto, be entered into a fancy dress competition, enjoy party games and take part in a charity raffle and win some prizes.

Be part of the evening which will also include music and mayhem and a spread of food and drink.

What: Jungle VIP Christmas party

Where: Jungle VIP, Blenheim Centre, Prince Regent Road, TW3 1NL

When: Friday, December 19, from 6pm to 8pm

Cost: Children £7.50. Adults £1.50 and under 12 months free when accompanied with full paying child.


Jungle VIP (Versatile Indoor Play), at the Blenheim Centre, in Hounslow

Musicians will put on a Christmas concert to get people into the festivities at The Musical Museum in Brentford.

Resident organist Chris Barber will be joined by special guest Eleanor Rastall, soprano, and an ensemble of professional musicians, featuring The Mighty Wurlitzer.

To get people in the Christmas spirit the group will play a number of favourites including Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, The Gold and Silver Waltz, Toujours Amour Toujours, White Christmas and many more.

What: Christmas concert

Where: The Musical Museum, 399 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DU

When: Saturday, December 13, from 7.30pm to 9pm

Cost: Standard £12; concessions £6.50


The Musical Museum in Brentford High Street

For one day only free festive activities will be held at the Feltham Library.

From pampering fun including hand massages, Christmas nail art and party make-up to making earrings, Christmas place mats out of old magazines or a festive card using quilling, there will be something for everyone.

For two to five-year-olds there will also a family festive rhyming, singing and crafts sessions plus the chance to get help from the Skills Funding Agency on job hunting, CV writing and more.

What: Free festive activities

Where: Feltham Library, The Centre, High Street, TW13 4GU

When: Saturday, December 13, from 10am to 3pm

Cost: Free

An arts and crafts event takes place at Feltham Library as part of Feltham Festival half-term week. Demi Wheeler-Farmer COR, 4

With Christmas just around the corner the team at Cultivate London are holding a special wreath-making course mixed with mince pies and merriment, tonight (Dec 13).

Following on from the success of last year, the team are back again to help people design their very own festive wreath in Brentford to take home and hang on the door.

So sign up and put your creativity to the test. All proceeds go towards Cultivate London's Youth Training Programme

What: Wreath making course

Where: Docking Station, 108 High Street, Brentford, TW8 8AT

When: Friday, December 12, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £25