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Things to do with kids in London this weekend: 14-15 Dec

Things to do with kids in London this weekend: 14-15 Dec

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Festive family activities are in full swing as we enter the home stretch to Christmas. From family holiday theatre shows to ice skating in grand twinkly settings to creating holiday themed crafts at museums there is so much family fun on offer in London. Here are five ideas to try this weekend with your kids in the city. Enjoy!



The Cat in The Hat at The Turbine Theatre

Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children.From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when he gets home?

When: Until 11 Jan
Where: Arches Lane, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, SW11 8AB
Cost: £10-£17.50; family ticket 4 tickets for £55
Age guidance: 3+
More info: website


London Transport Museum

As if buses and trains weren’t exciting enough – throughout the holiday season Santa will be at the London Transport Museum – either in his twinkling cosy seating corner or larking about in the museum. There’s also storytime and singing sessions for the little ones, and an opportunity to make transport themed bunting and decorations to take home.

When: Until 5 Jan
Where: London Transport Museum
Ages: all
Cost: free with entry
More info: website

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Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People Family Matinee

One for older kids! Robin Ince (The Infinite Monkey Cage, Book Shambles) is back to host this annual celebration combining ideas, experiments, science, songs, comedy, poetry. As always, expect a huge bill of amazing guests. This year, for the first time ever, there’s a special matinee edition of the show specifically curated for families. Profits from these shows will be going to charities.

When: Sun 15 Dec – 11.30am
Where: Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG
Cost: £17.50-£22.50
Age guidance: 10+
More info: website


Cinderella – The Rockin’ Panto at arts depot

This family show is a full-on live music gig married joyfully with a quality panto production.
Check out our full review HERE.

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Natural History Museum Ice Skating Rink

Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to skate in London. You could pair this with a visit to see the extraordinary Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition inside the museum. Warm up with wildlife apres skate.

Where: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
When: Open until 12 Jan, excluding Christmas Day
Cost: Adults from £12.65; children from £8.80; families from £39.60
More info: website

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