We have plenty of ways to keep children entertained this Christmas

Find out more about our festive family products and events this year.


  • Letter from Santa returns for the 22nd year running.
  • Families can get involved in Walk for Children as well as see landmarks light up in their communities.
  • Festive fundraising is essential as, on average, a child will contact Childline every 45 seconds this Christmas.

Letter from Santa returns for the 22nd year

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One way to support children is to donate when ordering a Letter from Santa, which has become a tradition in many homes during Christmastime.

Adults can select and personalise Letters from Santa to their children. We have eight new designs this year, guaranteeing that there’s a perfect one for every child.

Letters are available in English and Welsh and can be personalised with details specific to the child.

This year, we're proud to announce our new partnership with Micro Scooters. They'll be helping us amplify Letter from Santa and reach as many families as possible. Micro Scooters are a B-corp company who provide families with an exciting, greener way to explore.

Walk for Children and Light up landmarks

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This festive season, we're encouraging as many people as possible to get involved in Walk for Children

This takes place on 22 December, but you can walk on any day during the festive period if that date doesn't work for you.

It's a fantastic opportunity to get together with friends, family, pets, or just yourself, and walk 5km. Maybe around the local Christmas lights?

Sign-up is just £10 and those taking part will receive a fundraising pack with everything they need to plan their walk.

Beloved landmarks and buildings across the UK will also be lit up in our signature green in the run-up to the festive period. This shows that we're here for every child whenever they need support. Some of these iconic buildings include:

  • Edinburgh Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Scotland
  • London County Hall, London
  • St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall
  • Ulverston and Hoad Monument, Cumbria
  • Enniskillen Castle, Northern Ireland
  • Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire.

Visit our Light up Landmarks page for more locations that will be taking part!

Supporting children this Christmas

Christmas comes with huge expectations of happiness, love, and fun. But for half a million children experiencing abuse a year, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

On average, a child will contact Childline by phone or web chat every 45 seconds this Christmas. That’s why Childline volunteers will be on the phone every day and night. They'll answer calls from children being abused, help them feel a little less alone, and protect them from danger.

Donations this Christmas will help to make sure we can continue to support every young person.

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