I am always keen to discover new family friendly activities at home as well as abroad. The Southbank Centre is a goldmine. It mightn’t have occurred to you as a very child friendly venue, but they actually run a host of activities. Many are free, and lots are suitable for under ones. Being based by Waterloo station, it’s a really accessible location from much of the south, and somewhere you could tie in with a day trip.
Here are few up coming events there, of which intrepid bebe and I plan to attend a fair few 🙂
Nimble Tots is described in the blurb as a chance to hang out with Becky and her cello for interactive musical storytelling for 0 – 5s and their parents and carers. Expect live music, interactive songs, puppets and stories galore. What’s not to love? It’s a free, no ticketed event, running at 10.30 on nine days in mid Feb, and each session lasts 45 minutes.
13th Feb see the household favourites of the the Gruffalo & Room on a Broom performed. This one is bound to sell out soon, so you’ll have to act fast.
When an activity has a name like the Sweedish Baby Rave how can anyone resist? So if you’re looking for a free activity at 1pm with your raving mini, look no further.
Wow Hoop Circus Performance is for under ones, and tickets are twelve pounds. During the workshop session, participants learn scarf tricks and partner acrobatics. This encourages self-assurance in handling infants, brings fun to home life and is good for a child’s overall development. Baby circus director Mette Ylikorva based the development of this show on the needs of infant families, and the performance has now toured internationally to child health centres, festivals and children’s events.
Debussy & the Snow Elephant invites you to come along and help shy snow elephant Jimbo shuffle like a penguin, hop like a toad and sparkle like a thousand fireflies, as he realises his dream to become a dancer. Suitable for under fours.
Disney fan? How’s about cycling your way through an episode of the little mermaid ?
A dinner party for your fairytale favourites? Hans Christian you must be an Angel is for over sevens, but appeals to this well over seven year old!
For more details of fun family activities at the Sounthbank Centre, check out the Imagine Festival
images all via the Southbank Centre website