Best foot forward
Play table football and watch great footie moments on video at the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery. Homes of Football is a record-breaking touring exhibition of images of the beautiful game by Stuart Clarke which first took to the road in 1991 in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster and has been seen by thousands of people since then. It will be in Bolton until January 11, then at Cardiff, Reading and Middlesbrough. Information: www.homesoffootball.co.uk.
Something for nothing
Find free holiday entertainment for children by logging on to www.freekids.com. The Royal Yacht Britannia lying off Edinburgh, the Canterbury Tales exhibition, the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and the Gaia Energy Centre in Cornwall are among attractions offering special deals. There are also promotions such as family tickets to the Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire and the chance to win a family break including theatre tickets to The Lion King or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Get your skates on
The elegant courtyard of Somerset House on the Strand in London has once again been transformed into an ice rink for the festive season. Order your session in advance or simply warm your hands around a mug of mulled wine and leave it to others to fall over. Information and bookings: 020 7845 4670.
Cafe Gallery Projects in Southwark Park, south London, is presenting Christmas Open 2002, an open exhibition for all those who submit work. Buyers with a good eye may well pick up bargains among the hundreds of paintings, prints, drawings, videos and sculptures on display. Until December 15. Tel: 020 7237 1230; www.cafegalleryprojects.org.