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. Still 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 events in London for a family Christmas with the kids.

Last updated on 7th December 2021

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.


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From making your own gingerbread house at The Guard House to a trip to Santa's grotto in the garden at Dukes Head Hotel, you can rely on Young's to put on a whole host of family-friendly Christmas events in London. There's even a cosy festive market, bonus.

BucketRace Public Events

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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 in 2021.

Looking for something for the whole family? With kid-friendly options, The Art Bench is bringing a slew of painting courses, from making a melting snowman to a gorgeous winter landscape and pretty bauble backdrop.

@ Rainforest Cafe on Saturday 11th December 2021 and 4 other dates

At first glance, it might seem like Santa and a jungle don't exactly mix; but he begs to differ, fancying a tropical trip for a change. A far cry from the standard winter grotto, The Rainforest Café is doing a meet and greet with the big man, alongside a delicious pancake breakfast that'll leave you feeling festive and full on food for Christmas with the kids in London.

All Star Lanes Events

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Searching for a wholesome evening with the fam? Tottle over to All Star Lanes for their many events going on this season. Check out their live music sessions or their Night Before Christmas experience, which features kids' crafts and fun festive games.

A family Christmas in London isn't complete without getting messy with the kids. Biscuiteers' baking events 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 like The Snowman.