Beating the January Blues

We’re halfway through January! There is just one month and a half left of winter and with so much fun to be had time will most definitely fly! Here’s some inspiration to help you on your way!



Canary Wharf Ice Rink

Set to the backdrop of Canary Wharf’s twinkling towers and enchanting greenery, the ice rink is the perfect place for ice skating in London this Winter. Practice your Tourville and Dean routine right up until the 16th of February!

When: until the 16th February 2019 10am-10pm (varies)

Where: Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB


Canary Wharf

Winter Lights

Why not book an evening of ice skating with the Winter Lights display? This extravaganza of all things twinkly returns to Canary Wharf for the 5th year. Be dazzled by some of the most imaginative and exciting international artists working with light art today. The festival draws upon state-of-the-art light technology to deliver spectacular artworks, installations and experiences – many of them interactive or responsive – and has continued to gather pace with bigger and brighter installations every year.

When: Tuesday 15th – Saturday 26th January 5-10pm

Where: Throughout Canary Wharf

Click here to download our Winter Lights map


Tower Bridge

Celebrating the Millenium

To celebrate the start of a new year, this month’s family activities at Tower Bridge will look back to the turn of the century, the year 2000, when London welcomed in the new millennium with a huge firework display. Families are invited to help create a giant Tower Bridge fireworks picture. Open to all ages but perfect for children aged 6-10

All participating families will receive a Family Activities Pass, entitling you to free entry to Tower Bridge on any Family Activities Day in the next six months.

When: Saturday 19th January 10.00 – 16.00

Where: Tower Bridge,Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UP


Poplar Union

Baby Sensory with Feel Theatre

Baby sensory play sessions with Feel Theatre for babies from birth to crawling.  Babies love to explore with their senses (especially their mouths!) and at FEEL Theatre they believe that sensory play is amazing for brain development, as well as stimulating, and a lot of fun! Each week your baby will explore different textures, smells, taste and learn about cause and effect.

Please arrive to each workshop with your baby prepared to get messy and parents/carers should be prepared to get a little messy too!

When: Tuesday 22nd January 10am -10:45 am

Where:2 Cotall St, Poplar, London, E14 6TL

W: https://poplarunion.com/event/baby-sensory-play-sessions-with-feel-theatre/

Bach to Baby

The Slavic Soul

Join the Bach to Baby classical concert with a Russian inspired theme! Promising a chill and cozy morning with tea and coffee, Chopin and some Russians!
Hear some romantic wintery Slavic serenades, far-flung fantasias, and piano preludes fit for any moods!

When: Friday 25th January 10am

Where: Christ Church, Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs, E14 3BN



Museum of Childhood

Big Fish Little Fish: Pirates family rave

Set sail with the award winning, world famous Big Fish Little Fish crew as they bring their pioneering family rave to the museum. Children and their parents will be invited to dance on a floor filled with bubbles, balloons, glitter and a parachute, and get hands on with arts and crafts. Fancy dress encouraged. £10 for adults, £7 for children, £0 for pre-walking children

When: Saturday 26 January, 12pm – 2pm, 3pm-5pm

Where: Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA


London Folktales for Children

Celebrate the launch of the book ‘London Folktales for Children’ with a magical day of storytelling, music and song. Discover folktales from London’s past and present, sing London songs and explore what it means to be a Londoner through interactive storytelling sessions and performances. 30 minute storytelling sessions at 12pm and 3.30pm. At 2pm there will be an hour of folktale filled fun, with music, tales and opportunities to get involved. No tickets required, just turn up at the start of the session.

When: 26th January 2019 storytelling 12pm & 3:30pm Interactive fun 2pm

Where: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN



Little Gift Family Theatre

This February 2nd, a wonderful theatre production loved by audiences both young and old is coming to Stratford Circus. Little Gift tells the story of an old soul who lives alone. One day, a surprise visitor plants a little seed of hope and turns this lonely life upside down. Find out more

When: Saturday, February 2nd, 2018

Where: Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX

W: https://stratford-circus.com/event/little-gift/

Hackney Showroom

Disco Loco’s Rainbow Ball

The last party of the Disco Loco season! A ball to to celebrate family diversity and a live performance from lip synch legend RyhssPieces. Welcoming queer families, single parent, step, extended, adopted, dual heritage… however your family comes, get your rainbow glad rags on and let’s GO

When: Sunday 3rd February 2019

Where: Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT

W: https://www.hackneyshowroom.com/disco-loco-2018-19/

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