To keep your festive spirits high, we've put together a guide to local and online activities for those staying closer to campus this winter break – a-little something to do in our absence.
It’s that time of year again! We’ve dug out our knitted jumpers, pulled on our winter hats, and stocked up on the hot drinks to keep that bitter cold away. Whether you’re new to the harshness of a British winter or you know the drill, we want to wish you all a warm and cosy festive season. For those travelling home for the holidays, we wish you safe travels and can’t wait to see you back here, with us, in the new year.
To keep your festive spirits high, we’ve put together a guide to local festivities for those staying a little closer to campus and embraced our good old friend- the World Wide Web- to bring you a little something to do in our absence.
Calling International Students! For those unable to travel home this winter, there is still time to sign up to HOST UK; spend the day or a weekend with a British host family, learning about their culture and traditions whilst sharing yours. For a home away from home with Holiday Season, sign up soon for a Festive visit – UCA have your application fee covered!
If you still need to find that perfect gift or fancy getting out of the house, remember to check out your local markets (or our Winter Market Gift Guide by clicking here). Filled to the brim with festive treats and local sellers, this is the best way to support local businesses this holiday season. These tend to run throughout December and stretch far and wide across the country – most have no entry fee and are a great excuse to get to know your local produce and stretch those legs (or brush off your wheels). Remember to wrap up warm as the temperatures drop!
Are you a theatre lover? Experience the festive cheer and support your local theatres by exploring a winter show this December. Embrace your inner child and cringe along to the British tradition of a Pantomime or enjoy a live band performance. With a range of jubilant shows to choose from: it’s the perfect afternoon out with friends and family.
Don’t forget to check if your chosen theatre offers Student and Youth Tickets- you may be able to score a showing for as little as £10
Until Sunday 8th January 2023
Discovery Tickets (age 16-26) £10
The Central Theatre
Tuesday 13th December - Saturday 31th December
Tickets from £15
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Until Saturday 31st December
Tickets from £13
Until Sunday 8th January
Tickets from £15.50
Until Saturday 14th January
16-25 year-old Tickets from £10
A brand new musical retelling of Sleeping Beauty!
Until Saturday 14th January
£10 Tickets with Free under 26 Membership
The snow has started falling, and you’re not brave enough to head out into the cold? Me neither! Stay wrapped up and cosy inside with your favourite snacks and enjoy some merriment from the comfort of your sofa. There are some great crafting sessions, Virtual walking tours and parties that can be attended from your WIFI connection. Maybe you are interested in learning about a slice of history or fancy a Cocktail Masterclass- We’ve picked out some noteworthy online events this season, including some free ones.
Open Mic Night
Speak the Word
Saturday 24 December
6 PM - 8 PM
Poetry and spoken word open mic night.
Wednesday 21 December
6 PM - 7 PM
Full list of ingredients available on the event listing
Just when you thought we had finished, we’ve still got a whole selection(box) for you to sink your teeth into; X-Mas dinners, volunteering and days out- we hope there is something here for everyone.
Stay safe, stay warm and we’ll see you in the new year for REFRESHERS!!