If you need some inspiration for what to do this weekend then look no further! We've looked at what's on and chosen our top picks.
The Snail And The Whale
The team behind the hugely popular performance of The Gruffalo have now brought The Snail And The Whale to the stage! Full of music and family friendly fun, it’s a great show to go and see. Have a look at our blog post to find out 5 reasons why we love it!
Walking With The Snowman
Head to Christmas By The River to follow London’s most festive sculpture trail, Walking With The Snowman. The much-loved Christmas character has landed at London Bridge to add something different to the market. Each sculpture is inspired by one of the 12 days of Christmas and has been carefully decorated by a different artist. See if you can spot them all.
Gelato Making Experience
Don’t let the cold weather stop you from indulging in this delicious sweet treat! Head to Unico Gelato and Caffe to learn some of its history and how to make your own gelato from the experts. The marvelous masterclass takes things to the next level as you’ll turn your creamy creation into a cake!
Kidzania is back! The indoor city has returned to Shepherd’s Bush to bring ultimate fun to your family. With over 60 activities to choose from, there’s definitely something your child will love. Whether they want to be a pilot, dancer, engineer or presenter, this is their chance to give it a go and help to run the city!
Selfridges Christmas Window
If you’re heading to Oxford Street this weekend, you don’t want to miss the iconic Selfridges Christmas Window displays. The theme this year is ‘Future Fantasy, A Christmas for Modern Times’ and retells everyone’s favourite stories and fairytales with a modern and futuristic twist.
Why not head out of the city this weekend and visit Richmond Park? It’s famous for its royal history and the resident deer. Wrap up warm and explore the vast grounds with the whole family. Make sure you check out the Isabella Plantation, it’s a beautiful woodland garden.
Paws For Coffee
Do you have a furry friend in your family? If so, this cafe near Richmond Park is a must! Paws For Coffee is family and dog-friendly, with an extensive menu for dogs and their owners alike. Let us know what your four-legged friend thinks of the puppacino!
Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
On Saturday the Kids’ Kino Club are showing Farmageddon at the Regent Street Cinema! Join Shaun and his friends as they take on an out of this world adventure and try to protect an alien. This film is funny and clever, making it a great option for the whole family.
Drop-In Design: Festive Weekends
Head to the V&A for one of their brilliant drop-in sessions, this week they’re getting festive with design! Take inspiration from the building’s incredible architecture and make your own clay Christmas tree decoration to take home and hang in pride of place.
If the cold is actually bothering you, head indoor to this Little Voices Frozen Workshop on Saturday! Join Anna, Elsa and Olaf as your little ones sing, act and get crafty to help develop their confidence and teamwork. You’ll spend the day immersed in a winter wonderland!
Only open at weekends, Canopy Market is a great stop for foody families and creatives. There’s fresh produce, street food, small businesses and unique designers. It’s a great chance to get a bit of Christmas shopping done and have a delicious meal.
Ghost Boat Tour
Head on this fabulously freaky boat tour to learn some of London’s most horrific tales and scariest secrets! The tour starts on foot and then you’ll embark on your blood-curdling cruise down the Thames to see the city from a whole different perspective!
& Juliet is an incredible new musical that’s particularly perfect for teenage girls. It’s all about what would’ve happened if Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy had ended slightly differently and Juliet had written her own story. There are plenty of pop anthems that’ll leave you feeling more empowered than ever.
The Eccleston Yard Christmas Lights open this weekend and are definitely worth a visit. Chromotherapy Christmas is an art installation from Squidsoup and is made up of individually lit hanging orbs. It’s really unique and the perfect backdrop for a festive photo!
Have a great weekend Kidadlers and let us know what you get up to!
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