Friday, 2 December 2016

Top Christmas Activities for Children in London: Frost Fair and Winter Tail

We Londoners are pretty lucky; 
London is one of the best cities to spend Christmas. 
The Christmas markets and fairs across town, 
the stunning decorations and jovial atmosphere 
can turn even the most Scroodgiest person into a holiday season fan. 

But Christmas in London is even more magical for children: 
with the Wonderland, the countless Grottos and shows, 
we are certainly spoilt for choice.  

To help parents navigate the festive season, 
I have put together a series of posts
with a selection of the best reasonably priced Christmas activities 
in London for all the family to enjoy.

Top Christmas Activities London, A Mum in London

Frost Fair Festival & Victorian Grotto, Museum of Docklands 

This weekend 3 & 4 December 
head to Canary Wharf for a weekend of frosty fun. 

The Museum of London Docklands will be transformed 
into a wintry wonderland full of surprises for families:  
enjoy enchanting performances, 
explore different Christmas traditions 
play fun games and do festive crafts. 

Entry is free and this event is appropriate for all ages. 

Plus, from the 3rd December, Father Christmas 
will be setting up his Victorian Grotto at the Museum of Docklands. 
With Victorian carols being sung in the distance 
and festive decorations all around, 
children can meet Father Christmas and receive a present. 
The Grotto ticket is £7 per child including the gift. 

Top Christmas Activities London, A Mum in London

Winter Tail, Chessington World of Adventures

Londoners' favourite theme park 
has been transformed into a land of Elves: 
we recently visited Father Christmas there 
and spent a day full of festive fun. 

A smiling Elf guided us through a pine forest 
to a cosy chalet where Father Christmas was waiting for the boys.
After greeting them both by their name, 
he offered them a big present and a treat. 
Then we went to the Elves' Kitchen and had messy fun decorating biscuits 
which we ate whilst watching a Christmassy play featuring pandas. 

Chessington's rides are closed now for winter, 
but the Zoo and Aquarium are as open as usual. 
What's more, visitors have got the chance to see the lions' newborn cubs,  
which were born this Autumn at the zoo.

Tickets for the Winter Tail cost £20 
and include the Grotto visit and present for children, 
plus a hot drink and snack for adults 
{babies under 12 months go free}.

Museum of London Docklands Frost Fair Festival on 3rd and 4th December | Victorian Santa from 3rd to 23th December, info and book here
Winter Tail at Chessington World of Adventures until 2nd January 2017, see info here

Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to both events. 
All views and wording my own.

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