Family fun

See what’s on for families at Southbank Centre. Whether you are looking for fun activities, space to play or a bite to eat, there’s plenty to enjoy.

Throughout the year, we have events and activities for all the family, including Rug Rhymes, gamelan sessions, Pram Jam singing and dancing workshops, free social dances, family-friendly shows and and on most Fridays, you can enjoy free music at lunchtime in Royal Festival Hall, plus much more.  

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Free

Free

Various times
until 1 Jul 2018
Various times | until 1 Jul 2018
Art
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Art
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker

Free

Free

Various times
until 13 Jul 2018
Various times | until 13 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers
Dragon Babies - Gamelan for 3-5 year olds, Gamelan Room
Various times
until 16 Jul 2018
Various times | until 16 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
until 19 Jul 2018
Various times | until 19 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 27 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Wed 27 Jun 2018
Be uplifted by music celebrating refugees at a performance by London schoolchildren
Be uplifted by music celebrating refugees at a performance by London schoolchildren
Various times
Sat 30 Jun 2018
Various times | Sat 30 Jun 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Introduce children to the wonder of the orchestra
Introduce children to the wonder of the orchestra
Various times
until 2 Jul 2018
Various times | until 2 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Sold out
Various times
until 7 Jul 2018
Various times | until 7 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
11 July 2018
Art
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA with these specially adapted tours
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA with these specially adapted tours

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