Whats-on

VENOM KILLER & CURE

VENOM KILLER & CURE
NOW
VENOM KILLER & CURE

National History Museum – www.nhm.ac.uk
Encounter some of the world’s most venomous creatures and discover their surprising connection to human health. Specimens include snakes, centipedes, snails, scorpions and the unassuming platypus. From 10 Nov till 13 May.

VENOM KILLER & CURE

VENOM KILLER & CURE
NOW
VENOM KILLER & CURE

National History Museum – www.nhm.ac.uk
Encounter some of the world’s most venomous creatures and discover their surprising connection to human health. Specimens include snakes, centipedes, snails, scorpions and the unassuming platypus. From 10 Nov till 13 May.

ASTRONIGHT SLEEPOVER

ASTRONIGHT SLEEPOVER
5 APRIL
ASTRONIGHT SLEEPOVER

Science Museum – www.hrp.org.uk
Explore the museum and its wonders after dark. With workshops, science shows and activities, it will be an unforgettable night.

ASTRONIGHT SLEEPOVER

ASTRONIGHT SLEEPOVER
8 MARCH
ASTRONIGHT SLEEPOVER

Science Museum – www.hrp.org.uk
Explore the museum and its wonders after dark. With workshops, science shows and activities, it will be an unforgettable night.

IT’S HOT, IT’S NOT

IT’S HOT, IT’S NOT
UNTIL 10 MARCH
IT’S HOT, IT’S NOT

Unicorn Theatre – www.hrp.org.uk
This surreal and funny performance explores all kinds of weather and takes delight in discovering the world wherever we are.

IT’S HOT, IT’S NOT

IT’S HOT, IT’S NOT
FROM 2 FEBRUARY
IT’S HOT, IT’S NOT

Unicorn Theatre – www.hrp.org.uk
This surreal and funny performance explores all kinds of weather and takes delight in discovering the world wherever we are. Until 10 March.

ASTRONIGHT SLEEPOVER

ASTRONIGHT SLEEPOVER
9 FEBRUARY
ASTRONIGHT SLEEPOVER

Science Museum – www.hrp.org.uk
Explore the museum and its wonders after dark. With workshops, science shows and activities, it will be an unforgettable night.

ZOG

ZOG
14 to 23 FEBRUARY
ZOG

Rose Theatre, Kingston – www.rosetheatrekingston.org
The Rose invites you to the world premiere of Zog, based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved book.

NEW YEAR’S DAY PARADE

NEW YEAR’S DAY PARADE
1 JANUARY
NEW YEAR’S DAY PARADE

Central London, Green Park to Westminster – www.lnydp.com
Welcome in 2019 on this annual parade down Piccadilly and towards Parliament. Expect to see cheerleaders, clowns, acrobats and more.

CIRCUS 1903

CIRCUS 1903
UNTIL 5 JANUARY
CIRCUS 1903

Southbank Centre – www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Circus 1903 visits Southbank Centre for its European premiere. The show includes life-sized elephants created by War Horse puppeteers.

TALES AND TRAILS

TALES AND TRAILS
UNTIL 6 JANUARY
TALES AND TRAILS

Kew Gardens – www.sadlerswells.com
With an exciting programme of special activities and walks, there’s plenty to do and see at Kew throughout the holidays.

CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO

CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO
NOW
CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO

ZSL London Zoo – www.zsl.org
Experience where fairy tale meets fantasy as an illuminated pathway winds its way through the Zoo in a magical after-dark experience. 22 November to 1 January.

DISNEY ON ICE DREAM BIG

DISNEY ON ICE DREAM BIG
UNTIL 6 JANUARY
DISNEY ON ICE DREAM BIG

The 02 Arena, Greenwich Peninsula – www.disneyonice.com
It’s Moana’s first appearance on the ice in Dream Big, promising loads of high-flying jumps and breathtaking skating. Until 6 January.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN

RUMPELSTILTSKIN
UNTIL 6 JANUARY
RUMPELSTILTSKIN

QEC, Southbank Centre – www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Starring Australian cabaret star Paul Capsis, this anarchic show is filled with theatrical spectacles, energetic music and vibrant sets (for ages 8+).

THE PRINCESS AND THE PANTOMIME

THE PRINCESS AND THE PANTOMIME
1 / 7 / 8 & 9 DECEMBER
THE PRINCESS AND THE PANTOMIME

Windsor Castle – www.rct.uk
Take a journey through the State Apartments, ending with a performance of Aladdin in the Waterloo Chamber where the Queen performed as a princess.

SNOW WHITE

SNOW WHITE
UNTIL 13 JANUARY
SNOW WHITE

London Palladium – www.snowwhitepalladium.com
Dawn French and Julian Clary join the star-studded cast of London’s must-see panto, packed with laughter, music and theatrical magic.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
UNTIL 17 FEBRUARY
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
This delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of friendship and bravery will take you on a journey through the seasons.

DREAM ON

DREAM ON
UNTIL 20 JANUARY
DREAM ON

V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green – www.vam.ac.uk
This exhibition plays explores the idea of objects coming to life when we aren’t looking – just like our dreams.

ICE RINK

ICE RINK
NOW
ICE RINK

Natural History Museum – www.nhm.ac.uk
Make your way to the iconic museum for a festive glide around the ice, then warm up in the café afterwards. Until 20 January.

FAME

FAME
18 FEBRUARY
FAME

New Wimbledon Theatre – www.atgtickets.com
The Kids from Fame still wanna live forever and they’re back to prove it in south-west London this February.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
FROM 12 JANUARY
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Royal Albert Hall – www.cirquedusoleil.com
If you’ve never been before, make 2019 the year you discover the magic of the world’s finest circus performers. Until 26 February.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
NOW
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
This delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of friendship and bravery will take you on a journey through the seasons. Until 17 February.

SNOW WHITE

SNOW WHITE
FROM 8 DECEMBER
SNOW WHITE

London Palladium – www.snowwhitepalladium.com
Dawn French and Julian Clary join the star-studded cast of London’s must-see panto, packed with laughter, music and theatrical magic. Until 13 January.

ENO NUTCRACKER

ENO NUTCRACKER
13 TO 19 DECEMBER
ENO NUTCRACKER

London Coliseum – www.ballet.org.uk
Over 100 dancers and musicians bring to life the popular Tchaikovsky score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN

RUMPELSTILTSKIN
FROM 13 DECEMBER
RUMPELSTILTSKIN

QEC, Southbank Centre – www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Starring Australian cabaret star Paul Capsis, this anarchic show is filled with theatrical spectacles, energetic music and vibrant sets (for ages 8+). Until 6 January.

CIRCUS 1903

CIRCUS 1903
FROM 19 DECEMBER
CIRCUS 1903

Southbank Centre – www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Circus 1903 visits Southbank Centre for its European premiere. The show includes life-sized elephants created by War Horse puppeteers. Until 5 January.

NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL

NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL
19 TO 31 DECEMBER
NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL

Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith – www.eventimapollo.com/
Join father and daughter Danny and Dani Dyer, Jo Brand and West End star Simon Lipkin as he reprises his role as ‘Mr Poppy’.

TALES AND TRAILS

TALES AND TRAILS
FROM 22 DECEMBER
TALES AND TRAILS

Kew Gardens – www.sadlerswells.com
With an exciting programme of special activities and walks, there’s plenty to do and see at Kew throughout the holidays. Until 6 January.

PETER PAN CUP

PETER PAN CUP
25 DECEMBER
PETER PAN CUP

The Serpentine, Hyde Park – www.royalparks.org.uk
Head to Hyde Park to watch some very brave souls strip off for the annual outdoor Christmas Day swimming race.

DISNEY ON ICE DREAM BIG

DISNEY ON ICE DREAM BIG
FROM 26 DECEMBER
DISNEY ON ICE DREAM BIG

The 02 Arena, Greenwich Peninsula – www.disneyonice.com
It’s Moana’s first appearance on the ice in Dream Big, promising loads of high-flying jumps and breathtaking skating. Until 6 January.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
FROM 9 NOVEMBER
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
This delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of friendship and bravery will take you on a journey through the seasons. Until 17 February.

BEDBUGS SLEEPOVER

BEDBUGS SLEEPOVER
9 NOVEMBER
BEDBUGS SLEEPOVER

ZSL London Zoo – www.zsl.org
Stay overnight in the BUG house at ZSL London Zoo, have a torchlight tour and be woken by the residents! Other dates available. Check out the website.

THE LORD MAYOR’S SHOW

THE LORD MAYOR’S SHOW
10 NOVEMBER
THE LORD MAYOR’S SHOW

The City of London, starting out from Mansion House – www.lordmayorsshow.london
Bring on the pomp and ceremony for this annual parade through the City of London, as the new Lord Mayor travels in a glittering coach.

ICE RINK

ICE RINK
UNTIL 20 JANUARY
ICE RINK

Natural History Museum – www.nhm.ac.uk
Make your way to the iconic museum for a festive glide around the ice, then warm up in the café afterwards.

THE SNOWMAN

THE SNOWMAN
FROM 22 NOV
THE SNOWMAN

The Peacock – www.sadlerswells.com
In its 21st year, The Snowman returns, transporting children into the wintery wonderland of a boy and his snowy companion. Until 6 Jan.

BALLET DOTS

BALLET DOTS
1 & 29 OCTOBER
BALLET DOTS

Royal Opera House – www.roh.org.uk
Part of the Royal Opera House ‘Open Up’ project children learn and discover ballet and opera through sensory dance, singing, music and stories.

APPLE DAY CELEBRATION

APPLE DAY CELEBRATION
7 OCTOBER
APPLE DAY CELEBRATION

Fulham Palace – www.fulhampalace.org
The hit production of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s popular book is back for another year – and it’s staying until 2019! From 20 October to 6 January.

BRICK OR TREAT AT LEGOLAND

BRICK OR TREAT AT LEGOLAND
FROM 18 OCTOBER
BRICK OR TREAT AT LEGOLAND

Legoland, Windsor – www.legoland.co.uk
Little ones can enjoy a range of spooky activities throughout the Brick or Treat season, including October half term dates. From 18 October to 1 November.

STICK MAN

STICK MAN
FROM 20 OCTOBER
STICK MAN

Leicester Square Theatre – www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
The hit production of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s popular book is back for another year – and it’s staying until 2019! From 20 October to 6 January.

A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME

A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME
FROM 20 OCTOBER
A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME

V&A Museum of Childhood – www.vam.ac.uk/
Fictional pirates from Victorian Britain to present day come to life through an immersive, multi-sensory exhibition, developed in collaboration with children.

KIDTROPOLIS

KIDTROPOLIS
20 TO 22 OCTOBER
KIDTROPOLIS

ExCel London – www.kidtropolis.co.uk
Kidtropolis promises to be an unmissable event, with a host of popular characters, activities and fun all under one roof.

TOTALLY THAMES 2018

TOTALLY THAMES 2018
1 TO 30 SEPTEMBER
TOTALLY THAMES 2018

The banks of the Thames in central London – www.totallythames.org
London’s annual month-long celebration of its fantastic river is back and more exciting than ever with more than 100 events.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
NOW
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – www.openairtheatre.com
One for older kids to enjoy sitting amid the greenery to enjoy this musical tale of a mysterious killer plant. From 3 August to 5 September.

GERONIMO FESTIVAL

GERONIMO FESTIVAL
30 JUNE & 1 JULY
GERONIMO FESTIVAL

Knebworth House – www.geronimofest.com
Geronimo has kids at the heart of the festival. Acts include Mr Bloom, Justin Fletcher and Andy & The Oddsocks as well as various workshops and activities.

KIDS WEEK

KIDS WEEK
1 to 31 AUGUST
KIDS WEEK

Theatres across London – www.kidsweek.co.uk
The annual “kids go free” theatre promotion returns with deals on loads of top shows, as well as special backstage workshops.

DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE

DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE
UNTIL 9 SEPTEMBER
DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – www.openairtheatre.com
Explore uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing dinosaurs in this new interactive family show.

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA
UNTIL 9 SEPTEMBER
THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

Piccadilly Theatre – www.tigerstealive.com
This famous adaptation returns to the West End for a very special season celebrating its 10th anniversary on stage and 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
FROM 3 AUGUST
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – www.openairtheatre.com
One for older kids to enjoy sitting amid the greenery to enjoy this musical tale of a mysterious killer plant. From 3 August to 5 September.

FESTIVAL OF TREASURES FAMILY DAY

FESTIVAL OF TREASURES FAMILY DAY
22 SEPTEMBER
FESTIVAL OF TREASURES FAMILY DAY

The British Library, King’s Cross – www.bl.uk
Take part in a fun and creative family day inspired by the British Library Treasures Gallery. One of London’s secret gems.

BIG BUGS ON TOUR

BIG BUGS ON TOUR
UNTIL 27 SEPTEMBER
BIG BUGS ON TOUR

intu Uxbridge – www.intu.co.uk
Get up close and personal with a host of giant bugs at this travelling exhibition staged by BBC’s Chris Packham. 30 August to 27 September.

MUM’S ENTERPRISE ROADSHOW

MUM’S ENTERPRISE ROADSHOW
28 & 29 SEPTEMBER
MUM’S ENTERPRISE ROADSHOW

Olympia – www.mumsenterprise.events
Sign up for workshop and take advantage of networking opportunities at this new London event for mothers who are looking to build their career and balance their family life too.