What’s On: Carols, Concerts, Pottery, Cinema …
NCT Kensington and Chelsea Christmas Party: Friday December 12th, 10-noon. Head over to Philbeach Gardens in Earl’s Court for a day of festive mingling, music and fun. Tickets just £5 and everyone welcome.
This Weekend for Families: bring babies, toddlers, big and little kids
Southbank, Queen Elizabeth Hall: Saturday 1:30 and 4:30. Peter and the Wolf and the Snowman. Come and hear St. Paul’s Orchestra perform the child-friendly Prokofiev classic introduction to the orchestra followed by a live-orchestral accompaniment to a screening of The Snowman. Tickets from £15 (I believe babes in arms are un-ticketed) but great fun for entire family.
Christmas Carols in Trafalgar Square: bring the children out to Trafalgar Square Saturdays and Sundays from 2-6pm, head over to Covent Garden on Saturdays and pet the reindeer
Cadogan Hall, Crash, Bang, Wallop: Saturday noon. Bring babies, toddler, big kids and grandparents to the fabulous festive family concert. Begin with Prokofiev and end with sing-along carols. Tickets £10, £30 for a family of four.
This weekend for older kids (and perhaps their younger siblings)
Soho Theatre, Funz and Gamez: Saturday 6th December – Sunday 4th January, for children and adults ages 5+. Come join Phil Ellis for this award-winning Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panel Prize family holiday production featuring prizes, bundles of laughter all for £10 per ticket, family tickets £30 for four (minimum 1 child).
The antihero of kids’ shows which is one of the funniest, buzziest hours ★★★★Times
Clapham Potter Family Day: Saturday 1:30-3pm. Bring the entire family over to Clapham for a therapeutic day of throwing pots and working clay. Fantastic day for all – £10 per person.
Le Institute Francais, La Vallee des Fourmis Perdues/ The Miniscule Valley of the Ants. Saturday 12:30, children ages 5+. This fantastic silent movie is visually astounding and just so curious and imaginative. Great day out as you are just by South Kensington Station.
The Musical Adventurists: “Best children’s party entertainment ever” – I had The Musical Adventurists to my own home for a party earlier in the summer; I cannot recommend them more highly – everyone was thrilled. My son’s class has taken the characters with them over the summer, they are still playing Captian Boon! Cross the dark lagoon. The Musical Adventurists provided hours of quality fun and magic, the kids can’t wait for them to come back… London’s Children Entertainers The Musical Adventurists. Check out some footage here – so. much. fun.
Little kids (and perhaps their older siblings):
JW3: head over to Finchley Rd for AMAZING activities for families Sunday. Yogabugs, crafternoon, Imagination Station for infants and toddlers, lots to do!!!
London Garden Museum, Craft Session: Saturday, 13th December, 11-12:30. Come to the gorgeous Garden Museum and participate in a hands-on craft making event. Relaxing and beautiful.
Babies and Toddlers
Monkey Music Pimlico: Come and join Jayne and her expert staff for loads of fun on Fridays in Pimlico. Monkey Music’s newly-opened, specialist, award-winning, pre-school music classes and favourites with mums in Chelsea and Westminster. Please call or email to book your spot on the day Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org call Caroline or Jayne on 202 8767 9827
Unicorn Theatre, Scrunch: A special, interactive show just for infants and toddlers 6-18 months at London’s very own specialist children’s theatre. Tickets are just £10 for 1 adult and child.
Ritzy, Brixton, Toddler Time:Thursdays 11am, £3 per child, adults free.
Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: Mondays. This week’s feature: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. Bring babies under 12 months to this amazingly plush cinema, relax with some coffee and catch a flick.
Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am. £7.50. This week’s feature: Electricity
Curzon Cinema, Victoria: Do head over and check out Victoria’s swish, new cinema, right off Victoria Street. This week’s Kids Club programme: Wreck-it Ralph. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30. £3.50 per person.
Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: A Christmas Carol £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. (best £3 you will ever spend on a rainy Saturday)
Barbican Family Film Club: This week’s feature is Mickeys Christmas Carol (and a Christmas party!!). Tickets are £2, bring the kids and escape the cold while you chill and watch a movie. Great price. 11am, all ages.
Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, The Grinch, 9:30am. Check out the Electric Cinema with its plush, red velvet beds, sofas and armchairs. Looks like a great way for Dad to occupy the kids on a Saturday morning.