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Fantastically Festive Days Out in London

Written by Lottie


If you’re in the big smoke over the festive season and are looking for some magical days out for your little elves and angels to enjoy, look no further! You’ll be spoilt for choice at what this lovely capital has to offer.

Father Christmas at the Hall, Royal Albert Hall

until 24th December


Don’t miss this truly wonderful traditional experience which takes you back to Victorian times. Children are invited to join Mr Rumbelow, the Hall’s Doorkeeper, to find the missing key to Father Christmas’s Grotto by solving puzzles and following some clues. And of course, Father Christmas will be in his grotto waiting to give special girls and boys a gift. Kids will definitely enjoy this interactive festive experience! Find out more.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Until 2nd January 2017

Credit: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Family favourite Winter Wonderland returns to London’s Hyde Park with Zeppo’s Christmas Circus, a Magical Ice Kingdom, ice skating, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market! You’ll also see real snow and thousands of twinkling lights to get everyone into the festive spirit! Find out more.

Christmas at KidZania

Until 6th January 2017

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Credit: KidZania

Credit: KidZania

In addition to more than 60 role play adventures, children can enjoy the UK’s first Christmas market run by kids! They’ll be encouraged to work to earn KidZos, which they’ll be able to spend at the KidZania Christmas market, as well as make and wrap up their own gifts to take home! BUY HERE.

Tower of London Ice Rink

Until 3rd January 2017
Credit: Tower of London Ice Rink

Credit: Tower of London Ice Rink

Skate amongst the historical back drop of the Tower of London! Pay a visit to the Eis-Haus, whilst wrapped up in one the provided insulated coats, followed by a trip to the pop up bar and lounge made completely out of ice! Find out more.

Sail with Santa!

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Credit: Sail with Santa

Credit: Sail with Santa

Santa will be sailing the high seas this festive season! Hop on board for a special kids party cruise that will take all the family to see many of London’s fantastic landmarks, as well as some beautiful Christmas lights and receive a gift from Santa himself! Better yet, you can grab 30% off tickets when you book with Picniq! BUY HERE.

Southbank Centre Winter Festival

Until 25th January 2017
Credit: Jason Alden, Time Out

Credit: Jason Alden, Time Out

Making a magical return to to the Southbank Centre, this wonderful festival has lots on offer, including lots of shows, performances and activities to enjoy! Look out for the Bump Roller Disco, ice skating and a Christmas sing-a-long with The Choir With No Name. Find out more.

Santa’s Grotto at The Rainforest Cafe

Until 24th December
Credit: Rainforest Cafe

Credit: Rainforest Cafe

Looking for a Christmas day out with a difference? Little monkeys will love this rainforest themed cafe, which includes animatronic animals, thunderstorms and lots of fun and delicious food! Don’t forget to pop along to see Santa at his grotto to tell him what you’d like for Christmas! Find out more.

Regent Street Christmas Lights

Until 6th January 2017


Hundreds of lights will light up Regent Street for this annual festive event. These decorations and lights in Regent Street will form part of a wider display which will span from Oxford Circus right through to Piccadilly Circus. Central London will sparkle with magic this Christmas! Find out more.

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