By Plunge Boom presented by Team London Bridge 13.00 – 18.00 Potters Fields Park 186 Tooley Street, SE1 FREE The Let’s Grow Nannies invite you to join them in their pop-up allotment for a bit of gardening and vegetable care. Come inside the picket fencing and get stuck into the daily duties of feeding, bathing and caring for all the adorable baby fruits and vegetables. @atlondonbridge @teamlondonbridge
There’s plenty of fun on HMS Belfast with free family activities to enjoy. Join in the interactive family activity Sea Legs and travel back to D-Day in 1944 with Family Mission: D-Day Edition. Take part in We Were There: Family Day on Saturday 21 May. From Bridge to Bakery the eyewitnesses and veterans will be sharing their memories of life at sea, and what it was like to grow up during the Second World War. More information here. All activities are drop in and are recommended for families with children aged 7 and over. Activities vary daily, we recommend checking details on arrival.
One of our favourite stories is when a bus jumped over an opening Tower Bridge in December 1952. This feat took place long before video cameras became common so we’ve never seen it on film, until now! Come and join in the family activities at Tower Bridge on Saturday 21 and Tuesday 31 May. Create your own stop-motion animation to take home. Family activities are free with admission, drop in and open to children of all ages but are particularly appropriate for those aged 6 to 10. Where: Inside the Engine Rooms Time: 10am – 4pm When: Saturday 21 and Tuesday 31 May
WHEN YOU’RE LITTLE, GETTING DRESSED IS A REALLY BIG DEAL! In this energetic, warm and playfully physical show, we meet a young girl who is obsessed with her very favourite outfits, whatever the weather, despite what her Dad thinks. Get Dressed! is a riotous, fun and touching exploration of the relationship between a child and parent as they negotiate their world together. A play that speaks to children and adults equally, expressing the familiar joys and struggles of family life. TICKET INFO £12 – £14 under 18s / £18 – £20 adults (holiday weekends at top price. Holidays 28 May – 5 Jun) Previews 13 – 19 May: adults £12 / under 18s £10 We have been granted the Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely‘ mark, which certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. Read more about how we’re keeping you safe in the pandemic. Research and Development in partnership with Body & Soul.
Enter a perilous world of murderous step-mothers, devious Kings and fearless children… Adapted by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), the Unicorn Theatre presents a deliciously gruesome selection of six theatrical readings from Grimm Tales, re-told for the whole family by an extraordinary cast. Filmed at the Unicorn and aimed at ages 8 – 12, these short, vivid new readings are available to watch on our YouTube channel, for free, until 21 February 2021. Find out more
Join the Unicorn Theatre this Christmas for the stage adaptation of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s brilliantly subversive picture book which finds joy and friendship in the darkest and most unusual of places. One day Mouse is gobbled up by a wolf. ‘Oh woe’ says Mouse, who fears this must be the end. But then we discover Duck, who was, until Mouse arrived, taking a nap. As it turns out, it’s pretty nice living inside the belly of the beast with a new friend. There’s delicious food, dancing and – better still – no more fear of being eaten! Meanwhile, outside in the forest, things aren’t quite as rosy for Wolf who is being stalked by a hunter. Realising their fates are intertwined, Duck and Mouse hatch a winning plan… Book tickets
The Unicorn Theatre’s one and two day workshops are back for the Easter holidays. Led by professional theatre-makers, each workshop leads to a performance on the Unicorn stage for friends and family. Choose from dance, circus, drama, puppetry and more, learn new skills and make new friends. Suitable for ages 7-13. Moving and Grooving: Dance and Movement Workshop A jam packed day exploring the world of contemporary, disco, street, Bollywood and more. Tue 3 Apr | Ages 7 – 11 BOOK NOW > Shake, Juggle and Roll: Dance, Circus and Movement Two Day Workshop A two-day workshop exploring the world of dance, circus movement and performance. Wed 4 – Thu 5 Apr | Ages 9 – 13 BOOK NOW > Shadow, Glove & Strings: Puppetry Workshop A one-day workshop exploring the imaginative possibilities of puppetry. This workshop is the same on both days. Fri 6 Apr & Sat 7 Apr | Ages 7 – 12 BOOK NOW > Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Thu, 10.30am – 5.30pm on Sat Price: £55 per child / 2 day workshops £100 per child
Being little can be hard work. There are holes to dig, sand castles to make, treasures to find, adventures to be had. It’s much easier when you have a friend to help. But what if making friends is hard work too? Seesaw explores the push and pull of friendship, and the ups and downs of being very young. DEALCARD OFFER: Save 20% on all half term performances (excluding 14 Feb 1.30pm) using promocode TLB20 when booking online, in person or calling our Box Office on 0207 645 0560. Tickets usually £10 – £12 (under 18s) and £16 – £18 (adults).
Tower Bridge are offering something extra for families this summer with their fun and interactive family tours. Tours will be running on Tuesday mornings throughout the school holidays and will help families discover more about the history of Tower Bridge and how it works. Run by experienced members of the learning team, tours are designed for children age 6 to 14. Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th August Time: 10.30 Average duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes Price: £4 per person, in addition to standard ticket prices. Family ticket options for this tour are also available. Contact Tower Bridge bookings department to book and for more information on +44 (0) 207 407 9191 or email email@example.com. It is advised that Family tours are pre-booked and paid for in advance.
Spring is here and this Easter the Unicorn Theatre will be offering a range of family friendly events over the holidays. There will be something for all ages with activities and workshops complementing the shows on stage. THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Until 15 Apr | Ages 5+ **** The Guardian, Daily Mail, WhatsOnStage Based on the much-loved book this show is a gorgeous, heart-warming tale about a very shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real. One of our biggest hits to date, the production is back for a third time following a New York transfer. Tickets £8 – £18 | No booking fee. UP CLUB+ Afternoon Tea with Rabbit Join us on stage for special cream tea, rabbit themed crafts and a surprise guest! 5, 7, 13 & 15 Apr | Adult £8.50 Child £4.50 JERAMEE, HARTLEBY & OOOGLEMORE Until 9 Apr | Ages 3+ **** The Guardian, Time Out, The Stage Take a trip to the seaside with three people who have a lot to say, but only three words with which to say it. Director Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree, National Theatre) returns with the smash-hit show that had last year’s audience in stitches. A treat for children and adults alike, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘stupidly lovely show’ (The Guardian). But keep an eye out for that seagull… Tickets: £10 – £16 | No booking fee. MADE IN A DAY – THEATRE WORKSHOPS 10 – 15 Apr | Ages 7 – 14 Led by professional theatre-makers, these workshops are designed to be creative, fun and challenging sessions that explore the worlds of puppetry, circus, movement and performance. Participants will devise, develop and stage a piece of work they have created together using the new skills and knowledge from that day. £55 per child | 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Thu, 10.30am – 5.30pm on Sat Special offer: Book a place for No Strings Attached and Shadow Hands and save £10.