15 Fantastic Festive Things to Do this Christmas

There are so many fabulously festive things to do around London to make the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ truly magical for your little ones. Check out the latest scoop here! Don’t forget to read where to find Santa this Christmas and we can’t wait to see you at our Family Fun Christmas Fair on 1st of December 2019.

London Transport Museum

This year, Santa’s got a new sleigh and has made the journey from the North Pole to London Transport Museum in the heart of Covent Garden. From 30 November until 5 January, families can take part in singing and storytime sessions, get crafty and make their own Christmas bunting and decorations, plus don’t forget to stop by the London Transport Museum Shop for that perfect Christmas gift.

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Little House of Science

Join us this Christmas for our Santa’s Physics Camp from 16-20 Dec 2019 at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, SW7! Ages 4-7y and 8-12y will be taught in separate groups (free early drop-off 8.45am), siblings & friends discounts available – Early booking highly recommended! Be dazzled by Newtonian laws at the school of elves, learn about Aerodynamics of reindeers, Shooting Stars, Comets Meteorites and other rocks, fun maths in science or the symmetry of Christmas trees, the science behind Christmas Grinch Slime and Northern Lights. Book online | 0800 092 1062 | info@littlehouseofscience.com


Mother Nature Science Christmas Holiday Activity Camps

Let your Child join the 1000’s being inspired on our December Christmas Science Activity Holiday Camp 2019 – Science Wonderland!
🏆 Voted ‘Best Holiday Camps’ by Parents in the Hoop Awards 2019!
The No. 1 Parent-Trusted Premium Holiday Science Activity Camp for Over a Decade!
Week A: Monday 16 Dec to Friday 20 Dec (5 days)-Science Wonderland!
Week B: Monday 16 Dec to Friday 20 Dec (5days)-Science Wonderland!
For Girls and Boys Ages 5-12!
Indoor and outdoor activities!
At Select School Venues Across London!
Places are going fast, don’t miss your chance and enquire today!
Use Coupon Code ‘KenMum’ for an extra for an extra £10-off full-week places and £5-off day places (call for day places).
Call 020 8863 8832 or visit their website.


Role Models

Help your children find their inner confidence and thrive in a constantly changing world. Role Models courses teach the skills that help children with interviews, exams and dealing with difficult feelings and challenging situations. Run by inspirational teachers and delivered with the ethos of ‘Serious Fun,’ each course challenges and empowers children to be the best that they can be. This Christmas break, our Collaboration course for 8-11 years olds and Brilliant Me and My Mind Course for 6-7 year olds will run for one week at Finton House School. Go to our website for more details!


Cavendish Milton 

Cavendish Milton are the experts on private school entrance in London at 11+. This Christmas, we’re offering a limited number of Kensington Mums a completely free private tutoring session for their son or daughter with one of our expert private tutors. We’ve supported applications to the UK’s best schools, and now we want to help your child succeed too.

To book your free and no-obligation tutor session email admin@cavendishmilton.com now, quoting KMUMS in your email, explaining which schools your son/daughter will be applying to as well as which school year they are currently in.


Mini Sleepers

Mini Sleepers create magical unique themed teepee kids sleepovers. We set up and style a unique sleepover in the comfort of your own home. It’s almost the season to spread Christmas cheer. What better way to enjoy the magical festive season than letting your little one enjoy a Mini Sleepers Christmas themed teepee sleepover?

 

It’s perfect to get your little ones all excited in the race up to Christmas as our Christmas package is available from Friday 29th November or for your little ones to wake up in our Christmas themed teepees under the Christmas tree as we have a special offer 3 nights for the price of one setting up on Christmas Eve and collecting on the 27th.

Make Christmas that little extra magical and sparkly with a Mini Sleepers themed Christmas sleepover.


Richer Education

Seasonal fun and learning in our Christmas STEAM, Science and Debating Camps.

Children will immerse themselves in a variety of brand-new activities, experiments and group challenges. The emphasis is on fun, yet, we encourage learning through hands-on activities and dialogue.

In the STEAM Camp, children will discover how engineers construct buildings to withstand the snow and ice, how robots can assist with the deliverance of presents and the role of coding in delivering presents on time. In the Science Camp, children will investigate insulation experiments, the physics of helping Santa and solving the mystery of the missing presents. In the Debating Camp, children will learn about the judicial system, how to write a presidential speech and debate scientific research topics. For a complete list of topics for the week please click here. They have various locations in Kensington and age groups includes: Science Camp 4-11-year-olds, STEM Camp 8-14-year-olds, Debating Camp 8-14-year-olds. Children will be separated into groups according to their age.
We take both weekly and single day bookings.
Exclusive 10% discount for Kensington Mums. Use code kensingtonmums10.


Jingle Bell – Make a Movie Musical this Christmas

Jingle Bell is a fun and festive movie making workshop for ages 7-12, taking place during the December holidays 2019.

Movie makers will star in a show-stopping musical production. They’ll have fun with singing, dancing and acting. They’ll also show off all their talents behind the camera, as they crew their movie too.

“She’s done so many camps. Sparks is by far her favourite – and mine!” S. Amin, parent

Over an action-packed three days, movie makers will create their own stunning musical sequences, inspired by classic movie musicals and new favourites too.

They’ll take part in music workshops, as well as choreography sessions. They’ll storyboard their movie, then take part in camera rehearsals to perfect lots of fun roving shots to showcase their performances.
At the end, movie makers will have created a fun and festive movie musical production to show off all their incredible performance talents.

Dates: Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th December 2019
Times: 9am – 3pm each day
Kensington: St James Junior School, Earsby Street, London, W14 8SH


Peter Pan at Under the Bridge Theatre

From the streets of Bloomsbury in London to the lagoons and forests of Neverland, and the decks of Captain Hook’s Jolly Roger … the adventures of Peter Pan is a colourful, fast-moving musical adventure. Join us at Under the Bridge for this magical Christmas show!

Peter Pan will be showing at Under the Bridge on Fulham Road on 7th, 8th, 13th and 15th December. Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London. SW6 1HS.

Book tickets online or call +44 (0)207 957 8261.


NHS Choir Concert in aid of children with cancer

If you can only attend one event this December, make it World Child Cancer’s ‘The Spirit of Christmas‘ sponsored by Praemium. The evening will feature performances by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir and Edmund Waller Primary School.
Tickets to the event are free, but we greatly welcome any donations to support children with cancer around the world. All donations to the event will be doubled by the UK government as part of our Close the Cancer Gap appeal.

The evening is a festive celebration for the whole family, with Harrods mince pies and mulled wine to be enjoyed after.


Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland has announced the 2019 line-up of bookable family attractions for the UK’s most spectacular festive event of the year.

New and exclusive for 2019, The Magical Ice Kingdom will host a brand-new theme – A Christmas Carol. Journey through 500 tonnes of beautifully crafted snow and ice sculptures and relive the magical story of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will also have an all-new offering of seasonal, daily shows including, Mr. Men & Little Miss – The Show, and the exclusive Paddington™ On Ice residency. For more information, read our recent post or their website


Solving Kids’ Cancer Christmas Carol Concert

The Solving Kids’ Cancer Christmas Carol Concert will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at St Mary’s Church, Marylebone.

This enchanting candlelit evening will feature performances from the London Oratory School Chamber Choir. There will be seasonal readings by a host of special and we will also be serving complimentary mulled wine and mince pies.

Kids are invited to celebrate the spirit of Christmas, with child-friendly drinks and treats for them to enjoy. Rumour has it, Father Christmas will be making an appearance and handing out presents too!

Adults £20, Children £5


Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter.

Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine in the air.

Whether you can dance on ice like Torvill and Dean, or you skate more like Bambi, a visit to the Museum’s Ice Rink is a must this festive season.


Christmas at Kew

Now in its seventh year, the 2019 winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations.

Framed by glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House.

A dazzling arch leads to a cascade of glowing silvery shards at the Treetop Walkway. Walk amongst immersive vines as they surprise with changing ribbons of light, and wander beneath the branches where mysterious fairy-fire known as Will-o’the Wisp softly glows.


Royal Albert Hall 

Emma Bunton,Trevor Nelson and Michael Giacchino will each star in the Royal Albert Hall’s 2019 Christmas season , alongside jazz legends, the London Community Gospel Choir and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

The Hall’s festive programme also includes 14 of the venue’s famous sing-along carol concerts – including a relaxed performance – as well as Handel’s Messiah, an evening with Katherine Jenkins, and a Films in Concert presentation of E. T. the Extra Terrestrial.


Don’t forget to visit our post on where to find Santa here and which Advent Calendars to buy for all the family here.