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15 Things to do in January! ✨: Jump into Jan!

By Shivani Ladwa
Posted 7 January 2022
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So, another year has passed and we’re now in 2022! It’s the start of the year and you’re struggling to come up with things to do this January and how to make it exciting. How can you not break the bank but still have fun? Well, take a look at our list below and banish those January blues away!

Things To Do in January 2022

Get Outdoors with a Treasure Trail -

New year, new you?
A terrific way to encourage physical activity for everyone in your family is to get outdoors, whether it's the kiddies or the grandparents, they will all enjoy a little fresh air. You can visit new places, sightsee and spend important quality time together as a family on a Treasure Trails walk! There are over 1200 Trails all across the UK, so there are plenty of choices and there is always a Trail close by to you if you want to stay in your local area. Winter is always a tricky time to find the motivation to get outside, but with Treasure Trails, you have instant access to all kinds of outdoor walks, wherever and whenever. There’s also no need to book a time slot either, all you do need is a Trail book (and a pen)! So, get those legs moving, blood pumping, wrap up warm and take your family on a much needed outdoor trip!

You can find a Treasure Trail here

Family on a Treasure Trail

Hogwarts in the Snow -

When: Until 16th January 2022
Where: The Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter, London
Price: Child £39.95 and Adult £49.95

Have you got any Harry Potter fans in the house? Then this is something for you! Visit Hogwarts in the Snow and witness the magic before your eyes. Be in awe of the trees and woodlands decorated with a flurry of snow, as well as the cobbled stones in Hogsmede all the way to Hagrid’s Hut! 

Book tickets here

Hogwarts in the Snow

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, Liverpool -

When: 14th - 16th January 2022
Where: M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Price: Child £35.35 and Adult £46.45

If your kiddies would like to see their mini Hot Wheels cars LIVE and monster truck size, then this show is the perfect place for them. Returning bigger than ever, the show has even more trucks, with favourites such as Bone Shaker™, Tiger Shark and V8 Bomber™. Watch the action and playfulness and be prepared to be blown away!

Book tickets here

Make a 2022 Activity Jar -

A fun activity to do at home is to make an activity jar! Grab any glass or mason jar you have around the house and ask everyone in your family to write down 5 activities/places in the UK they would like to do and visit. They can use pieces of coloured paper or coloured pens to make it look exciting and place them in a jar. Then every month someone picks out a slip each month and your family can carry out that activity or visit that place!

2022 diary

Go To The Cinema!

Families and lovers of animated films are in for a treat this January. There are a few new films coming out in the cinema this month, so nab some tickets, buy some popcorn and sit back and enjoy your favourite characters back on screen.

Here’s a list of the animated films this January:

  • The Addams Family 2 - 6th January
  • Hotel Transylvania: Transformania - 14th January
  • Sing 2 -28th January

And there’s also Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild - coming out on Disney+ on the 28th of January!

Check out what other films are coming out this year here

A cinema

Become A Friend to Your Garden Inhabitants -

Nature and the environment needs a friend more than ever. No matter how big or small your contribution is to help them, it’s appreciated! Whether you make a bird feeder to keep your hungry birds fed this winter, plant more flowers and bushes that will grow by the spring and summer for the bees, or even leave out bowls of water for thirsty animals. Get in touch with your green side.

A Garden Sparrow

Stargazing at Kynance Cove -

When: 6th January - 30th April 2022
Where: The Lizard, Cornwall

If your kids are amazed by the stars and anything to do with space, then a stargazing trip will blow them away. Kynance Cove is a National Trust Go Stargazing Site, so it’s a perfect location with low-level light pollution and less noise pollution too! 

Find out more here

Kynance Cove

Have a Silent Boogie! 

When: 28th January 2022. From 22:00 - 01:00
Where: The National History Museum, London
Price: Adults (18+) £27.00

This is one for the young adults and above only, but it’s a fantastic event not to miss out on! With 3 DJs playing on separate wireless channels, pop, rock and party classics, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you silently party! Grab a headset, a few drinks and dance the night away.  

Book tickets here

Silent Disco at National History Museum

Visit Van Gogh Alive, Manchetser -

When: Up until 27th February 2022
Where: The Piazza, Salford Quays
Price: Child (under 5) free, Child (5-16) £16.50, Adult £23.50 and Concession £21.50

Immersive yourself in a magical experience and witness Van Gogh’s artwork in an entirely new way. You’ll be surrounded by a surreal symphony of light, colour, sound and fragrance to create a real immersive experience as you’ve just stepped into his paintings themselves. A great thing to do for all ages!

Book tickets here

Van Gogh exhibit

Explore Nature I Spy at Sir Harold Hiller Gardens -

When: 4th January - 31st March 2022
Where: Sir Harold Hiller Gardens, Hampshire
Price: Child (under 5) free, Child (5-16) £3.30 and Adult £12.10

Outdoor activities don’t come in short supply! And exploring the outdoors and all the beauty nature has to offer is an enchanting experience as well as educational! Take the kids with their wellies and stomp your way along as you spot the signs of winter and early spring!

Book tickets here

Harold Hiller Winter Garden

Watch The Man Who Wanted To Be A Penguin Theatre Show! 

When: Up until 22nd January 2022
Where: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth
Price: From £12.00

Bring your family to the theatre and listen to the story of an extraordinary explorer who travels to the Antarctic. Who meets some penguins and tries to learn their language, will they give him a frosty reception? You’ll have to watch and find out!

Book tickets here

The Man and a Penguin

Learn All about Scales and Tails -

When: 4th January - 18th February 2022
Where: Hatton Adventure World, Warwick
Price: Child (under 2) free, Child from £7.95 and Adult from £7.95

Have you ever wanted to hold a chinchilla or see your favourite scaley creatures upfront? Then you should meet the friendly family of exotic animals at Hatton Adventure World! Where your kiddies can admire these animals and learn about them too!

Find out more here

A scaley snake

Discover the City of Caves -

When: Friday - Monday in January 2022
Where: City of Caves, Nottingham
Price: Child (under 5) free, Child (under 18) £6.95 and Adult £7.95

Below the city of Nottingham is over 800 caves, creating magnificent spaces and unforgettable memories. Your whole family will be amazed to witness such ancient caves, there’s even a WW2 air raid shelter and a medieval tannery. A truly incredible thing to do this January!

Find out more here

Nottingham City of Caves

Visit A Cat Cafe -

When: Anytime, but book in advance!
Where: Maison de Moggy, Edinburgh, Scotland
Price: From £10.00

Ever wanted to have tea and a slice of cake in a cafe with feline friends? Well, now you can! There are many cat cafes in the UK, just like Maison de Moggy, a cosy, homely cafe. With 12 cats who were raised in a loving home, they each have their own personalities and offer therapeutic qualities. An enjoyable experience for all. 

Book tickets here

Maison de Moogy cats

Adventure to Science Dino-mite

When: Until 16th January 2022
Where: Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Price: Child (under 3) free, Child (3-16) and Adult £13.20

Christmas may be over…but why don’t you discover the festive season from centuries back…to the dinosaur era. Help the dino rangers explore the differences of each dinosaur that roamed the Earth. A fun, interactive, roar-some show that your kiddies will definitely love!

Book tickets here

Triceratops figure with a child

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