Promising fun speedboat experiences, Thames Late is the perfect Christmas experience for the kids. You can enjoy everything from festive firesides and twinkling tree lights to mash-up of classic hits and beautiful views of London during the holidays.
Family-Friendly Christmas Events In London
Picture the scene; the whole lot of you have made it to winter without getting slapped onto Santa's naughty list and it's a huge cause for celebration. So, it's the most wonderful time of year to wrack your brains for ways of keeping everyone distracted as you wait for the big man to squeeze down the chimney. Stuck for things to do to keep everyone from grumpy granddads to toddling tots entertained? That's where we come in. Read on to uncover the best London Christmas events for families in 2024.
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Last updated on 3rd January 2024
Whether you fancy yule logs and gingerbread cupcakes or a classic turkey sando with cranberry, this Winter Wonderland afternoon tea at The Chesterfield promises a whole host of festive favourites for the whole family. There's even a Christmas tree chocolate and coffee pot, how fancy.
A family Christmas in London 2024 isn't complete without getting messy with the kids. Biscuiteers' baking events and activities get a yuletide makeover come the festive season, offering the chance to ice biscuits in the shape of plump puds, crackers and even well-loved characters.
One for the older (and big) kids of the group, BucketRace sees you take off across London to compete against other teams, ticking a range of tasks off the list as you go. With a festive theme and huge prizes to be won, this may just be one of the best family Christmas events.
If you're after Christmas events for kids in 2024, check out The Big Bakes. With all the prep work already done, you and your little ones can get stuck into creating a mouthwatering masterpiece. Accessible for all ages, this is the perfect way to get festive as a family.
Anyone aged 10 or over can join the whole family for the festive edition of Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party. Setting off in the West End, the immersive dance tour brings you feelgood tunes from the 70s to the 00s, including Crimbo classics, flash mobs and some secret surprises, making it one of the best things to do at Christmas in London with children.
From making your own gingerbread house to festive cinema events and wreath workshops, you can rely on Young's to put on a whole host of Christmas events for kids in London. There's even a cosy festive market, bonus.
Get over to the fourth floor of Selfridges to help your little ones enjoy a Christmas special of Little Chef's School with Pizza Pilgrims. Kids aged six and over can take part, with each making their own to eat later alongside a soft drink, ice cream and chef's hat decorating kit each.
Celebrate the magic of Christmas with a different kind of mystical experience all together. Nab the whole family tickets to Magic Hour and you'll see a close-up show in the style of old Victorian masters, which has been frequented by happy critics and celebrities alike.
Rivoli Pop-up Cinema is hosting a number of kid-friendly screenings in their Crofton Park venue, some of the best family Christmas events in London 2024. You can catch a classic such as Home Alone or Elf in this cosy spot, with a food stall serving all your favourite sweet and savoury snacks.