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5 THINGS TO DO WITH THE KIDS AT THE WEEKEND.

SKATE WITH DISNEY'S ANNA AND ELSA On December 26 and 27, Frozen fans can snap a pic and have a skate with Anna and Elsa at the Let's Skate Solihull ice rink in Mell Square.

The Disney heroines will be making two appearances on each day from 11am to 12pm and from 3pm to 4pm.

Then let little ones run wild in their very own winter wonderland courtesy of Mr Frosty's Snow Garden for under sixes.

Parents can enjoy some mulled wine and other festive bites in the Christmas cabins too.

Tickets for the ice rink start at PS11 for adults and PS8 for children, with discounts for family tickets and students.

ALADDIN AT BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME There are matinee and evening performances of Aladdin, starring Marti Pellow and Julian Clary on Boxing Day and December 27, together with shows right through until January 31.

We're Going On A Bear at the Town Hall until And there are free pre-show family events taking place at The Patrick Centre too called Open Sesame, where families will be transported to a land of make believe through stories and characters inspired by the tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights.

The pantomime promises to be packed with special effects, a magical 3D flying carpet ride, laugh-out-loud comedy, and an Aladdin's cave of lavish sets and costumes.

Aged 3 plus (under threes will not be admitted). Ticket prices start at PS14.

CHRISTMAS STICK MAN IN WYRE FOREST AND CANNOCK CHASE Help Stick Man find his way back to his family tree with his Stick Lady Love and his Stick children three this Christmas on special trails through Cannock Chase and the Wyre Forest.

Forestry Commission England has launched the self-led trails based on Julia Donaldson's classic festive tale Stick Man, which is set to premier this Christmas on BBC One as an animated special.

The activity will take families through the forest using activity points to encourage them to explore Stick Man's adventures for themselves, whilst also learning about the importance of forests for people, wildlife and timber.

Further details of trails and free downloadable activity sheets are available from www.forestry.gov.uk/stickman WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Direct from a smash-hit West End and international tour, Michael Rosen's award-winning children's book, We're Going On A Bear Hunt will be Hunt runs January 13 bought to life on the Birmingham Town Hall stage each day until January 13, with performances on December 27 (no shows on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day).

Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure in Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation, set to Benji Bower's versatile and lively score.

Tickets start at PS12.

BOXING DAY WALKS Why not find a hidden gem in Moseley Bog or Cannon Hill Park? Or take to the Clent or Lickey Hills as a way of walking off all those mince pies and other Christmas Day indulgences.

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WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT runs at the Town Hall until January 13

Head to Solihull's Mell Square ice rink to catch Disney Frozen's Anna and Elsa

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