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Unmissable Christmas Days Out For Families in London 2019

Looking for something that will thrill the kiddos – and won’t bore your Christmas socks off?

Looking for something that will thrill the kiddos – and won’t bore your Christmas socks off? Had enough of flat fairytales and passionless panto? Want to get stuck in and get your hands dirty? We’ve got the perfect days out for you.

Christmas Family Day at Westminster Abbey
Celebrate Christmas with a day of free events for children and families in the historic precincts of Westminster Abbey. Activities include making Christmas tree decorations, with ALL the glitter, a Christmas Carol singalong with the Abbey’s very own choristers and some charming Christmas tales from around the world to listen to as the day closes out. Bonus: all events are free and an entry ticket to the Abbey not required.
Saturday 14 December
Christmas at the Museum of London Docklands
Families looking for a historical take on the festive period can meet characters from Charles Dickens’s classic tale A Christmas Carol before meeting Father Christmas at a traditional Victorian grotto. Scrooge, Cratchits and others will be roaming the galleries, and there will be Christmassy activities and performances peppered throughout the day. Meanwhile, an impressive full-sized reconstruction of Victorian Wapping will be bedecked in holly and snow, with Christmas carols heard in the distance as you wait for Santa.

7 - 15 December
Christmas at LEGOLAND

Summer isn’t the only time to explore LEGOLAND – they put on a spiffing Christmas schedule as well. Of course, there will be the opportunity to meet the big man himself – tucked away in a grotto only accessible via the Brickmas Express – and receive a LEGO gift. Father Christmas’ elves will also be on the lookout for little helpers to write letters to Father Christmas and build LEGO candy canes and festive decorations. A metric brick-ton of fun!

Weekends 30 November - 24 December
Winter Wildlife Workshops at the London Wetland Centre
If you and your little ones are lovers of the Great Outdoors, there’s no need to hibernate over the Christmas period. At WWT London Wetland Centre you can hop aboard for a husky sleigh ride, get your face painted or help the Christmas elves knock some wildlife-themed gifts together.  There are also loads of educational films to help little ones learn about the natural world around them.
Weekends 30 November - 14 December