20 Things To Do In January

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Think positive, put 2021 behind you, and start the year as you mean to go on, with plenty of fun for everyone!

The Red Balloon

As we head into 2022, after what seems like the longest couple of years ever, we’ve found 20 things to do in January to keep everyone entertained at this time of year. From theatre to chocolate, adventures to raves, there’s lots to enjoy.

Discover a wonderful world of pumping engines at this lesser-known museum’s New Year Steam Up, with tours, talks and activities for all ages.

Expect smashing, crashing, and car battles at the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Show, with real-life versions of the toy cars.

Explore nature after dark on the Illuminature trail that takes you through habitats of owls, geese and otters, with larger-than-life illuminations of London’s wetland wildlife.

Budding chocolatiers can learn all about cocoa before making their own sweet treats at a Hotel Chocolat Children’s Chocolate Workshops.

Explore colour and experiment with abstract art to create your own unique masterpiece at the one day No Rules Family Festival.

Climb aboard a converted Thames barge for marionette puppet show The Red Balloon about a small boy’s friendship with a balloon.

Romeo and Juliet

The Royal Ballet’s critically acclaimed performance of Romeo and Juliet returns for its second run at the Royal Opera House. 

Chat to historical figures as you stroll the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College at a Meet the Past workshop.

Robin’s Winter Adventure is an uplifting theatrical tale of change, bravery and friendship told with puppetry, poetry and music. 

Dance the day away at the Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave at Fabric, featuring a multi-sensory dancefloor with glitter cannons, bubbles, giant balloons and a parachute dance finale.

Ben’s sleepovers at his Granny’s house are about to get very exciting in the Olivier Award-nominated stage production of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny at Bloomsbury Theatre.

Canary Wharf will be transformed by over 25 light installations when the award-winning Winter Lights returns for its seventh year.

Get your sparkliest outfit on as Bring It On, the smash-hit Broadway cheerleading musical, backflips into the Southbank ahead of a UK tour. 

Dustbin Doris

Uncover a trove of wondrous tales which have recycled their way out of the rubbish at Lyric Hammersmith’s Dustbin Doris

The year is 2050 and you are invited to step into a brand new house at museum exhibition Tomorrow’s Home.

Explore the fascinating world of biology with TV’s Dr Chris and Dr Xand as they return to the West End for Operation Ouch!

Haven’t managed to go ice skating yet? Well its time to get your skates on as some ice rinks are still open in January. At Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink, you can glide across the ice surrounded by spectacular views of Henry VIII’s former residence.

New parents – meet your friends and enjoy some of London’s great pubs without having to leave your baby at home with Bring Your Baby Pub Quiz (They also organise guided baby-friendly walks).

There May Be a Castle is a musical puppet show about love, loss and the power of your imagination, running at Little Angel Theatre.

Have a real world interactive adventure with HiddenCity. Choose a themed game then solve a trail of clues, sent to your phone, as you journey across the city interacting with the world around you and uncovering secret locations.

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