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Imagine Children's Festival

7 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Imagine Children's Festival is our annual festival run by kids for kids and in 2018, we took over Royal Festival Hall for 12 days of jam-packed half-term fun.

Including the best children's theatre, activities to get stuck into and events by inspirational authors, there's always loads to do for ages 0 - 12. Past highlights include Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, Jacqueline Wilson talking about her new book, Harry Hill, James Campbell and Sir Chris Hoy.


Imagine Children's Festival is usually in the February half-term but there's loads of family fun at Southbank Centre all year round. Click the family events link below to see our current highlights.

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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

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