Imagine Children's Festival

13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019

Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival returns in 2019 for 12 days of jam-packed half-term fun.

The festival includes the best children's theatre, comedians, DJs, inspirational authors, parties and interactive fun for kids aged 0 – 12 and their families. And at least 50% of the programme is free of charge.

Book ahead for enchanting theatrical adventures The Singing Mermaid, We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Film Live in Concert and Captain Flinn and the Magic Cutlass, with more to be announced.



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Discover the performances that will get you giggling at our brilliant children's festival
Children's television presenter Lauren Layfield on what you ought to know about being a girl today
Watch the trailer for Michael Morpurgo's Why The Whales Came
Are the Nordic countries the best places to bring up healthy, happy children?
John Hegley reads his favourite childhood poem, Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc
Laura Dockrill, reads her favourite childhood poem Roald Dahl's The Pig
Cargoes by John Masefield read by Francesca Beard
The children from Imagine Children's Festival interviewed Wayne Hemingway about housing
For Imagine Children's Festival 2013 the kids are taking over!
The children at Imagine Festival interview writer Frank Cottrell Boyce
Michael Rosen talks about the importance of funny books for kids
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
2:00 pm
Mon 18 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Classical music
Go on an intrepid adventure at a screening of the animated film adaptation of the children's book
Go on an intrepid adventure at a screening of the animated film adaptation of the children's...

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