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Things to do in London with kids this weekend: 30 Nov – 1 Dec

Things to do in London with kids this weekend: 30 Nov – 1 Dec

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This weekend we finally crack into December, after weeks of Christmas excitement building. There are so many festive family friendly activities to do in London, from family theatre to ice skating to Christmas market browsing. We’ve got a jolly list of ideas for things to do with kids in London this weekend right her for you, enjoy!



Oi Frog & Friends!

What do frogs sit on? What do dogs sit on? What do cats sit on? Who can recite one of these books by heart? Fans of the books can now sit on seats and enjoy the premiere of Oi Frog & Friends! the new stage show which brings together Kes Gray and Jim Field‘s bestselling and award-winning picture books Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat!

When: 29 Nov – 5 Jan
Age: guidance: 3+
Cost: tickets from £15.50
More info: website

Related: Holiday family theatre guide


Babyccino Holiday Shop Up

This two-day festive ShopUp brings the online Babyccino curated shopping portal to life. A beautiful market space filled with the independent children’s boutiques selling unique toys and gifts, clothing, and home decoration. Family activities include baby yoga, cupcake decorating, meet Santa, face painting, family mindfulness, crafts and more.

When: 1 Dec 11am-6pm; 2 Dec 10am-5pm
Where: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 5EE
Age guidance: all
Cost: free entry
More info: website

Related: Christmas Markets in London


Harry’s Christmas Spirit: Pickled Pepper Books

Every Christmas, Harry celebrates with the help of his mischievous seasonal friend, the Christmas Spirit. But this year there’s a problem… Harry can’t find it anywhere! Join Harry as he searches high and low for his Christmas Spirit. An inclusive show with fun characters, songs and interactive play along theway. This show is by Christmas for Kids, a charity which devises and performs shows for free at children’s hospices.

When: 30 Nov; 10:30am. 7 Dec; 10:30am & 1pm
Where: Pickled Pepper Books, 10 Middle Lane, Crouch End, N8 8PL
Suitable for age 2+ and suitable for all levels of neurodiversity
More info: website


Ice Skating at the Queen’s House

A new ice rink for winter 2019! This rink is located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the beautifully grand Royal Museums Greenwich. As you skate take in the striking views of the River Thames and Greenwich Royal Park, if you aren’t too busy trying to stay upright!

Where: Queen’s House, Romney Road, Greenwich SE10 9NF
When: 29 Nov – 12 Jan, excluding Christmas Day
Cost: Under 16s ticket from £6.75; adult from £13.50
More info: website

Related: Ice Skating Rinks in London


Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Jacksons Lane Theatre

Follow the naughty Goldilocks into the woods as she seeks the bowl of porridge that isn’t too hot, and isn’t too cold, but is “just right.” Little does she know that Mummy Bear, Daddy Bear and Baby Bear were really looking forward to breakfast… Hiccup Theatre and Derby Theatre serve up a brand new version of this classic tale with original live music, puppetry and storytelling.

When: 30 Nov – 24 Dec
Where: Jacksons Lane Theatre
Age guidance: 3+ (suitable for many 2 year olds)
Cost: 10am weekend shows £10; all others £14.95
More info: website


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