Low Cost / No Cost Family Fun in London December 2018

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Caribbean Christmas – Southbank Centre

Date and Time

Saturday 15th December – 12pm-2.30pm (approx)

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX / www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Nearest tube

Waterloo / Embankment

Warm up this winter with traditional music, stories and performances from the Caribbean that are typical during the festive season. We kick off the day in The Clore Ballroom with guest poets and artists performing pieces about the holidays in the islands and celebrating West Indian traditions in the UK and abroad. After 3pm move to Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer pump up the party Caribbean style!


Friendship Bracelets Workshop – National Portrait Gallery

Date and Time

Sunday 16th December – 11am-4pm

Age

All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Cost

FREE

Address

National Portrait Gallery, St, Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE / 020 7306 0055 / www.npg.org.uk

Nearest tube

Charing Cross

Inspired by the current Picturing Friendship display and Gainsborough’s Family Album exhibition, create a friendship bracelet to share with others. Use coloured thread, beads and ribbon to make something that reflects your friendship. Simply drop-in and join, children must be accompanied by an adult.


Santa at the Mill!

Date and Time

Sunday 16th December – 2pm-5pm

Age

All ages

Cost

Suggested Donation: £3 per child

Address

Windmill Gardens, Off Brixton Hill, London SW2 5EU / 07587 170029 / www.brixtonwindmill.org

Welcome Santa Claus in his unique grotto at Brixton Windmill, and tell him what presents you’d like! Reindeer, Santas’ grotto, face painting, Christmas decorations & craft workshops, festive refreshments, carol singing and music!


Brixton Windmill Festive Bake

Date and Time

Sunday 16th December – 2pm

Age

Two categories:
Children (up to 14 years)
Adults (14+ years)
Non-professional bakers only!

Cost

Suggested Donation: £3 per child

Address

Windmill Gardens, Off Brixton Hill, London SW2 5EU / info@brixtonwindmill.org.uk /07587 170029 / www.brixtonwindmill.org

As part of our Santa celebrations at Brixton Windmill we’re running a Festive Bake competition. To enter, just make a festive dish using Brixton Windmill flour, then bring it, along with the recipe, to Brixton Windmill on Sunday 16 December at 2pm for judging. Prizes for each category!


Festive Lights Ride 2018

Date and Time

Sunday 16th December – 3.30pm-6pm

Age

All ages (Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)

Cost

Tickets are £3 per adult and free for children under 16 accompanying a paying adult.

Address

Polygon, Clapham Old Town, London SW4 0JG / Email: cycling@lambeth.gov.uk

Email cycling@lambeth.gov.uk with the numbers of children per adult ticket. If you need to borrow a standard bike, please let us know with plenty of notice. Our family friendly, adapted cycle accessible route will take in some of the sights of Lambeth and includes some of our best quiet cycle routes. Expect to see performances and lights, and enjoy the soundscapes and music.


Keats House – Family Day: Victorian Christmas

Date and Time

Sunday 16th December – 2pm-4pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, London NW3 2RR/ 020 7332 3868 / Email: keatshouse@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Nearest tube

Hampstead / Belsize Park or Hampstead Heath train station

Make a very special card or decoration, using the Victorian technique of decoupage.


Christmas Family Day – Westminster Abbey

Date and Time

Saturday 15th December – 10am-2pm

Age

All ages (Activities are suitable for children aged 3+ accompanied by an adult)

Cost

FREE (entry ticket to the Abbey not required). 

Address

St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, London SW1P 3PA (entrance via North Green) / www.westminster-abbey.org

Celebrate Christmas with a day of special events for children and families in the historic precincts of Westminster Abbey.

Christmas Tree Decoration Making

10am-12pm

Make a decoration for your tree, and write your Christmas wish on a star for ours.

Christmas Carol Singalong

12pm-1pm

Join us in the Chapter House to sing your favourite carols with the choristers of the Abbey’s world famous choir.

Christmas Storytelling

1.15pm-2pm

Olivia Armstrong will wrap up the day with charming Christmas Tales.


Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!