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The Urban Alchemist presents: The Chocolate Cocktail Club, Leics, Wed 13 Dec

A new and unique collaboration between cocktail mixologist, The Urban Alchemist and the chocolatiers at Cocoa Amore. Pop in and sample a variety of tasty cocktails all inspired by chocolate in some ways. You won’t know exactly what is to be expected until the drink arrives at your table oh and BTW, the event is completely free (!) but best to reserve a place in advance. To book a place, email Roop (aka The Urban Alchemist) directly at or Cocoa Amore at

Cocoa Amore. 34 Silver Street, Leicester LE1 5ET
Wreath Making, The Guildhall, Leicester, Wed 13 Dec

Book into the wreath workshop and give your home the festive handmade touch this year. During the workshop you will be shown how to make a traditional wreath whilst enjoying mulled wine and mince pies in the fabulous festive surroundings of the Medieval Guildhall. Tickets £25 (All materials are included and no experience is necessary). 7.30-9.30pm

Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire, Sun 2 Dec – Sat 24 Dec

This year, Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule and visiting the zoo so that children can spend as much time with him as they want. This year, there will be the chance to take a photo with Santa, as well as story-telling sessions with him, feed and meet animals with Santa and then watch festive films or take part in arts and craft sessions and more. Check the website for the available dates when Santa will be visiting. Some activities need to be booked in advance

Twycross Zoo, East Midland Zoological Society, Burton Rd, Atherstone CV9 3PX

Visit Conkers, Winter Wonderland 4d Cinema Experience, until Wed 3 Jan  

Watch a brand new ‘Winter Wonderland’ film in the 4D cinema and follow the short but magical film of how fairies make a special cake for a young girl. You’ll be amazed at the thrilling adventure as the fairies cook the cake with 4D effects including snow. The film runs for approximately 13 minutes and is included in the general admission price.Visit Conkers, Rawdon Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch DE12 6GA

Santa’s Grotto, Wistow Rural Centre, Sat 2 Dec – Sat 24 Dec

Come and visit Santa and his elves, and at the same time buy your Christmas Tree, do some Christmas shopping in all the lovely shops and then visit the Cafe for a nice cup of tea and delicious homemade cakes. The grotto is open weekends 2/3, 9/10, 16/11, and then daily from 18-24 Dec (11am-4pm), except Christmas Eve (10am-2pm). Cost is £8 (which includes a present from Santa) and you can takes some food home with you to leave out for Santa’s reindeers and also start writing a letter to the man himself. Adults go free. Head to the Ken Bailey Plant Centre.


Wistow Rural Centre, Wistow Rd, Leicester LE8 0QF.  0116 259 2009

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