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Various times
23 Nov 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 23 Nov 2019 - 23 Feb 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
Various times
24 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
Various times | 24 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
What the Dickens? The classic Christmas tale is retold by a bunch of puppets in this family film
What the Dickens? The classic Christmas tale is retold by a bunch of puppets in this family film
Various times
11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
Various times | 11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
What happens when an eight-year-old boy is left alone over the holidays?
What happens when an eight-year-old boy is left alone over the holidays?
A man looking at puppet horse in Black Beauty production
Various times
14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
relaxed performances
british sign language
A five-star children’s show retells the much-loved tale of a courageous horse
A five-star children’s show retells the much-loved tale of a courageous horse
Carnival at the Southbank Centre

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 14 Dec 2019
4:30 pm | Sat 14 Dec 2019
gigs
folk & world
Soak up the spirit of the islands at a festive family party featuring traditional music and performances
Soak up the spirit of the islands at a festive family party featuring traditional music and...
Audience members at Imagine festival
Various times
18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
Various times | 18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Kevin McCallister is back, and this time he's all alone in New York City
Kevin McCallister is back, and this time he's all alone in New York City
Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre
Various times
19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Audience at performance in the Clore Ballroom

Free

Free

Various times
23 Dec 2019 - 30 Dec 2019
Various times | 23 Dec 2019 - 30 Dec 2019
family & young people
We’ve got some crackers for you at our free lunchtime gigs over the holidays
We’ve got some crackers for you at our free lunchtime gigs over the holidays

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Tue 24 Dec 2019
12:00 pm | Tue 24 Dec 2019
family & young people
dance
Jump, jive and wail at a free festive dance class and party to start your holiday in style
Jump, jive and wail at a free festive dance class and party to start your holiday in style
Kids Count Down, two girls in purple light

Free

Free

11:00 am
Tue 31 Dec 2019
11:00 am | Tue 31 Dec 2019
british sign language
accessible events
Start your family’s New Year revels early with ex-music hall singer turned hip-hop goddess Ida Barr
Start your family’s New Year revels early with ex-music hall singer turned hip-hop goddess Ida...

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 01 Jan 2020
1:00 pm | Wed 01 Jan 2020
gigs
folk & world
A rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, heart-thumping, blood-pumping hoedown
A rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, heart-thumping, blood-pumping hoedown
Various times
14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
OAE Tots at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 12 Jan 2020
Various times | Sun 12 Jan 2020
classical music
family & young people
The OAE’s interactive music-making session for ages two to five introduces Telemann’s noble steed
The OAE’s interactive music-making session for ages two to five introduces Telemann’s noble...
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
Child and adult at Southbank Centre during Imagine Children's Festival

Free

Free

Various times
12 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 12 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
family & young people
Step this way for stories and games to spark your imagination
Step this way for stories and games to spark your imagination
Baby in multi-sensory tent
Various times
12 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
Various times | 12 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
family & young people
Wonder at the world in a multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies and their grown-ups
Wonder at the world in a multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies and their grown-ups
Sonic Cradle at Southbank Centre
Various times
Wed 12 Feb 2020
Various times | Wed 12 Feb 2020
family & young people
under 5s
Night time sounds, music from India and dancing visuals create a tranquil and immersive musical experience
Night time sounds, music from India and dancing visuals create a tranquil and immersive musical...
Child enjoying Rug Rhymes at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 14 Feb 2020
Various times | Fri 14 Feb 2020
family & young people
The focus is on the grown-ups with hand massages and self-care tips
The focus is on the grown-ups with hand massages and self-care tips
Illustration of Mmm Ahh Whoosh with Mellow Baku

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 14 Feb 2020
Various times | Fri 14 Feb 2020
family & young people
Sing along with songs for under-fives from a jazz and soul singer
Sing along with songs for under-fives from a jazz and soul singer
Children with facepaint

Free

Free

Various times
15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
family & young people
Get glitzy, colourful, and creative with face painting by The Glitterbox
Get glitzy, colourful, and creative with face painting by The Glitterbox
Illustration of The Little Island
Various times
Sat 15 Feb 2020
Various times | Sat 15 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
A fable for our times about coming together, and the power of friendship, tolerance and cooperation
A fable for our times about coming together, and the power of friendship, tolerance and cooperation
Friday Lunch: Harmonise, children and young people on stage singing

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 15 Feb 2020
Various times | Sat 15 Feb 2020
family & young people
under 5s
All together now: join us for a day of belting tunes for kids
All together now: join us for a day of belting tunes for kids
Illustrations of a child and a cat running
2:00 pm
Sat 15 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Sat 15 Feb 2020
talks & debates
family & young people
Meet Rocket - she's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived!
Meet Rocket - she's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has...
Zookeeper hodling a dinosaur
Various times
15 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
Various times | 15 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
british sign language
relaxed performances
Have you ever met a dinosaur? Now’s your chance!
Have you ever met a dinosaur? Now’s your chance!
Various times
15 Feb 2020 - 18 Feb 2020
Various times | 15 Feb 2020 - 18 Feb 2020
family & young people
Family-friendly glamour and glitz abound in a classic tale of identity and belonging
Family-friendly glamour and glitz abound in a classic tale of identity and belonging

Free

Free

Various times
15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
family & young people
accessible events
Find out about courageous children who tried to make the world a better place
Find out about courageous children who tried to make the world a better place
Child playing the trumpet at a workshop

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12:00 pm
Sun 16 Feb 2020
12:00 pm | Sun 16 Feb 2020
classical music
family & young people
Bring your family to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bring your family to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
OAE Tots: Funharmonics at a school
Various times
Sun 16 Feb 2020
Various times | Sun 16 Feb 2020
classical music
family & young people
An interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
An interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sun 16 Feb 2020
1:30 pm | Sun 16 Feb 2020
family & young people
Shout 'Arrr' at our rollicking pirate-themed party
Shout 'Arrr' at our rollicking pirate-themed party
Rug Rhymes at National Poetry Library

Free

Free

10:30 am
Mon 17 Feb 2020
10:30 am | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
A short session of green nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers
A short session of green nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers
Cressida Cowell, author
10:45 am
Mon 17 Feb 2020
10:45 am | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Calling creators of the future – hear from the pros on how to grow your own magical ideas
Calling creators of the future – hear from the pros on how to grow your own magical ideas
Polar bear sitting on arctic ice
1:00 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
1:00 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Poets share planet-friendly poems on disappearing tigers, talking rubbish and ‘poo power’
Poets share planet-friendly poems on disappearing tigers, talking rubbish and ‘poo power’
Timberlina sitting on chair outside with arms outstretched

Free

Free

Various times
Mon 17 Feb 2020
Various times | Mon 17 Feb 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
How do you stick up for planet Earth?
How do you stick up for planet Earth?
Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger
2:00 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts?
Still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts?
Josephine Bean looking at a scrapbook
Various times
17 Feb 2020 - 19 Feb 2020
Various times | 17 Feb 2020 - 19 Feb 2020
family & young people
Slowly, page-by-page, a scrapbook becomes a window into a secret world in a show for ages 7+
Slowly, page-by-page, a scrapbook becomes a window into a secret world in a show for ages 7+
An illustration of earth surrounded by nature and animals
3:00 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Adventure into snowy mountains and deep blue oceans with poems celebrating the world you live in
Adventure into snowy mountains and deep blue oceans with poems celebrating the world you live in
Kate Pankhurst, writer
3:15 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
3:15 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Spark ideas on how to make an impact with illustrator, author and suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst
Spark ideas on how to make an impact with illustrator, author and suffragette descendant Kate...
Sita Brahmachari, author
Various times
Tue 18 Feb 2020
Various times | Tue 18 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Create your own environmental pledge with the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning author
Create your own environmental pledge with the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning author
Children Craft Workshop

Free

Free

Various times
Tue 18 Feb 2020
Various times | Tue 18 Feb 2020
family & young people
Get an appetite for adventure at a workshop inspired by the story of Pippi Longstocking
Get an appetite for adventure at a workshop inspired by the story of Pippi Longstocking

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