From days out to West End shows, here's Exquisite's ultimate winter events for families in London.
Dec 16, 2018
With London being notoriously family friendly, there is no shortage of activities for both you and your children to enjoy this festive break.
HOGWARTS IN THE SNOW
What: For Harry Potter fans, this is the ultimate Christmas activity! As the award-winning Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour undergoes a festive transformation, experience Christmas at Hogwarts and learn how the crew created snow, ice and fire for the films. Explore the film making magic and admire the iconic props, costumes and sets, such as the Great Hall, which will be decked out as it appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for the Yule Ball. Beautiful festive decor, enchanting props, Christmas trees and even special effects! Gryffindor Common Room and the Hogwarts castle model will also undergo a festive makeover. Discover the magic and learn film making secrets. Where: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden When: 17th November 2018 – 27th January 2019 How much: Child (5-15), £35 | Adult, £43 | Family (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children), £140 More info & tickets:wbstudiotour.co.uk
CHRISTMAS AT KEW GARDENS
What: The popular event is back for it's sixth year and is more magnificent than ever, with over a million lights set to be lighting up Kew Gardens. Stroll along the illuminated trail through the beautiful botanical gardens and be captivated by the spectacular displays and immersive installations. Peruse the gift shop for a little something special, laugh on one of the vintage fairground rides, or indulge yourself in a warming festive treat such as hot chocolate, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts or toasted marshmallows. Keep an eye out for Father Christmas and his elves along the way! Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit, this after dark event is perfect for families, couples and friends alike. Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew When: 22nd November 2018 – 5th January 2019 How much: Child (4-16), £10-£15 | Adult, £16.50-£23.50 | Family (2 adults & 2 children), £48-£70 More info & tickets:kew.org
HUSKY SLEIGH RIDES
What: There are few things more festive than a sleigh ride and thankfully, the London Wetland Centre have answered our prayers. The friendly Huskies will pull you through the majestic woodland scenery which is sure to be fun that the whole family can enjoy. If one ride is not enough, there are also Donkey rides available, as well as the Elves Workshop to create gifts for the big day. Whilst you are there, make the most out of your day by exploring the gardens, lakes and meadows of the nature reserve for an action packed day out. Where: London Wetland Centre When: 8th - 9th December How much: Adults from £12.26 Children from £6.75 More info & tickets:wwt.org.uk
What: Much like the real Alice In Wonderland, this event is a little bit mad! Featuring life-sized inflatable lanterns, prepare to leave Southwark Park behind and enter the fantasy world as you make your way through illuminated gardens. Follow Alice through the looking glass and pass the Mad Hatter, Tweedle-Dee and the Queen of Hearts as you travel to Santa's magical Grotto. Just remember to make sure to keep an eye out for any Rabbit holes along the way...This is a fun family activity for the whole family to enjoy! Where: Southwark Park When: Until 5th January How much: Adult £15 Child (4-16) £9 More info & tickets:aliceinwinterland.co.uk