Santa Claus is coming to town and so is a great big seasonal sackful of entertaining outings and events for kids.
We all know it’s a good idea to have a list of distractions on hand to soak up some excess anticipation and to make up for the inevitable post-Christmas blues. So here you go. You can find lots more events on our Events calendar.
1. Frozen Adventure at The O2
Come into a Frozen world, and ‘Have A Go At Let It Go’ in the Disney Frozen sing-along cabin and record your karaoke moment. Don’t forget a Christmas smile!
2. Cutty Sark Christmas Trail
Cutty Sark’s golden tree decorations have sailed off around the ship. How many can you spot? Join in the hunt for a chance to win membership for your family for a year!
3. Let’s go Wassailing
What was Christmas like through the ages? Go along to the National Maritime Museum and mull over Britain’s fascinating story of fruits and spices used at Christmas!
4. Be a Captain for a Day.
Become the Captain of a ship and try your hand at manoeuvring into port using the state-of-the-art bridge simulator – but remember to bring your sea legs as it can get choppy!
5. Santa’s Grotto.
Father Christmas and his elf are looking forward to meeting all the local children at his grotto in Greenwich Market from 19 to 24 December. Children all get a bag of goodies and treats!
6. Fly with The Snowman and The Snowdog.
Soar above the Thames in a ‘flight’ with The Snowman and The Snowdog. London’s cable car brings you a magical flying experience this festive season.
7. Greenwich Park Deer.
Get into the Christmas spirit and take the family down to see the deer getting ready for Christmas in Greenwich Park A herd of Red and Fallow Deer roam the Wilderness near Blackheath Gate.
8. Sail with Santa.
Santa’s going on the river with City Cruises! Children will enjoy Santa fun and a present while adults console themselves for growing up with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.
9. Christmas Family Activities.
It’s nearly Christmas, and what better way to celebrate by visiting the Painted Hall and Discover Greenwich to take part in some fun family activities for free!
10. Christmas Stars.
As we head towards Christmas, find out what the December night skies have to offer in this festive-themed show. Presented live by a Royal Observatory astronomer.