Family fun

The countdown is on for the return of Imagine Children's Festival – 12 days jam-packed with all kinds of fun for kids and their grown-ups. Meet prehistoric pals and an unstoppable caterpillar, and see old tales with fresh eyes. 

Make your mark on our Giant Chalkboard and get in tune at Big Songs for Little Singers – these and many more free events are taking place throughout the festival.

Plus, Soundpit gives kids big and small the chance to create music through movement in a giant sandpit installation illuminated by beautiful graphics, created by artist Di Mainstone.

Look ahead to an egg-cellent Easter, with events including Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's tales brought to life at Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, and the side-splitting Comedy Club 4 Kids.

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Children at poetry workshop

Free

Free

Various times
17 Jan 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
Various times | 17 Jan 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Find your spot on the poem rug for a short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s
Find your spot on the poem rug for a short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s
Various times
4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Various times
23 Nov 2019 - 19 Apr 2020
Various times | 23 Nov 2019 - 19 Apr 2020
art & exhibitions
family & young people
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
Various times
11 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
Various times | 11 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Various times
7 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 7 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 04 Mar 2020
1:00 pm | Wed 04 Mar 2020
family & young people
Small is beautiful at a concert of primary school student ukulele players
Small is beautiful at a concert of primary school student ukulele players
Laura Ellen Anderson, illustrator
10:00 am
Sat 07 Mar 2020
10:00 am | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Go on a fantastic adventure with the author and illustrator of the wickedly funny series for children
Go on a fantastic adventure with the author and illustrator of the wickedly funny series for...
Child writing at workshop at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
4 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
Various times | 4 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
art & exhibitions
family & young people
Pick up your activity sheet from Hayward Gallery and set off on a leafy adventure
Pick up your activity sheet from Hayward Gallery and set off on a leafy adventure
3:00 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
3:00 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
talks & debates
courses & workshops
If you’re a gender equality champion aged 8 - 10, this workshop is perfect for you
If you’re a gender equality champion aged 8 - 10, this workshop is perfect for you
Sold out
Various times
Sat 07 Mar 2020
Various times | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Are you a budding young gender equality champion? Explore what being a girl means in a workshop
Are you a budding young gender equality champion? Explore what being a girl means in a workshop
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