Family things to do in November

Plenty to see and do during the next month

From 17 November North Pole Cambridge

Now in its seventh year, North Pole Cambridge has become a popular festive fixture on Parker’s Piece, heralding the arrival of the Christmas season and twinkling invitingly right the way through to the new year. Launching on 17 November and running until 6 January, this year’s event will be delivering the usual dose of Christmassy magic, complete with ice skating, stalls, rides and food and drink.

At the heart of the attraction is a huge open-air rink, offering 600 metres of gleaming ice to glide around on, plus there’s the Alpine Cabin Bar to cosy up in with hot chocolates, mulled wine, festive cocktails and seasonal drinks. If you’re feeling peckish, there will be all sorts of traditional food treats to enjoy, including German bratwurst from the swing grill, gourmet burgers, fish and chips and churros. Skating tickets start at £10.50 for kids and £12.50 for adults.

25 November Sushi classes for kids

Got a budding chef on your hands? Take them along to Sticks’n’Sushi on 25 November for a special kid-friendly class aimed at children aged 6 to 12. As well as learning how to make their own sushi rolls and nigiri, they’ll get to take home their treats together with a goody bag. The classes are held quarterly on Sundays and cost £25.

25 November Fireside tales with Grandad 

Cosy up around the fire and listen to Grandpa’s tales at Cambridge Junction. Kids can tuck into marshmallows while they enjoy stories of daring escapes from sharks, making underpants for giants, sneaky princesses and grumpy trolls. With beautiful puppetry and captivating storytelling, the show is sure to spark the imagination, whether you’re 4 or 104! Tickets are £10 for adults, £6 for children. 

Ask Wood Green

Considering adding to your family with a pet? Wood Green, The Animals Charity, has a service dedicated to helping pet owners and would-be pet owners. From general advice to behaviour, health and wellbeing tips, Wood Green has years of experience.

Plus, if you’re interested in taking home one of their pets, they carefully match every animal looking for a new home with new owners and guide you through the homing process with knowledge of each pet’s individual lifestyle or training needs and any medical issues they might have – a pet they’ve taken the time to know. Life can also be unpredictable and if pet owners are no longer able to care for a pet, Wood Green offer help with that too.