Tag: Kids

Ready, Steady, Lift Off!

Published on 04th January 2024

WELCOME TO OUR SPACE STATION! TRAIN TO BE AN ASTRONAUT, MAKE YOUR OWN ROCKET, COLOUR AND LIFT OFF! A Line Art returns to the Unicorn Theatre with their unique brand of interactive arts and musical theatre for the whole family. Ready Steady Lift Off! is an immersive theatre show combining live performance, music, storytelling and painting into one interactive theatre show. Join our weird and wacky astronaut programme. Come navigate, sing, colour and play your way through the seven stages of training, from working as a team in a space station to piloting your own rocket around our galaxy. This fun, craft-based theatre experience will get the family colouring and creating together, and once you’ve decorated your rocket, you will orbit around space meeting strange creatures and overcoming some cosmic catastrophes – all in a day’s work for the LIFT OFF team! Finally fly your rocket home! The show is suitable for ages 3 to 8 years (not suitable for under 3s due to the size of the rocket). Presented by A Line Art Nominated for Best Production for Young People Ages 0-7 at the Offies, 2018 ‘What an amazing idea! At last something exciting and fun!’ Time Out TICKET INFO Wed 17 Jan – Sun 18 Feb Under 18s £10.50 – £12.50 / Adults £12.50 – £15.50

Hunt the Mice!

Published on 18th October 2023

Lookout shipmates! Some mischievous mice and crafty cats have snuck on board HMS Belfast, and are after the sailors’ jobs. This October half-term pick up a free family trail guide and see if you can find all ten of the crafty cat and mouse crew hiding in the ship. This activity is recommended for families and children aged 7 and over. For more information on accessibility on the ship please see here.  Meet some of the crafty crew: With a crew of nearly 1,000 men, HMS Belfast was like a floating city with its own chapel, radio station and bakery. Discover the stories and the roles and responsibilities of the crew, who helped keep everything ship shape. Every day from Sat 21 Oct to Friday 22 Dec 2023 All day. See opening hours for details. FREE with General Admission More here

Half term at Tower Bridge

Big Draw at Tower Bridge Did you know that more than 40,000 people cross Tower Bridge each day? Let your visit make a lasting impression this October half term by helping us bring a giant picture of Tower Bridge to life. Be inspired by the sights and sounds of the landmark by adding a drawing of yourself – or something else – to our huge visitor artwork. When: Tuesday 24 October Time: 10:00 – 16:00 Where: Learning Space Science in the City: Marble Your Skyline Combine science and art with this interactive 90-minute workshop in partnership with the Salters’ Institute. Discover the cool chemical processes at work behind paper marbling then be inspired by the breath-taking views from Tower Bridge’s iconic West Walkway to create your own city skyline masterpiece. When: Thursday 26 October Time: 10:30 and 13:30 Where: Learning Space Book now Please note ticket prices are for the Science in the City: Marble Your Skyline workshop only. Should you wish to explore Tower Bridge in more depth before or after the session, you will need to purchase tickets to the attraction from the Tower Bridge Ticket Office.

Halloween Family Fun

Step into an enchanting Halloween adventure at the London Bridge Experience! Dive into an exciting journey through the mysterious legends of London Bridge, where you’ll meet a captivating array of historical characters. Come along with us on this interactive, pulse-pounding expedition as you fearlessly interact with Romans, stand face to face with the enigmatic Keeper of the heads, and stumble upon numerous spine-chilling surprises. Be prepared, for you’ll also unveil the bone-chilling origins of Halloween and encounter a few thrilling scares along the path. Don’t let this fun family-friendly Halloween experience slip through your fingers! More information and tickets here. 

THE WOLF, THE DUCK AND THE MOUSE

Published on 20th September 2023

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 Tempest

Published on 19th September 2023

Reimagined for everyone aged six and over “WE ARE SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON” When the sorcerer Prospero conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies, he sets the scene for an enchanting tale of spells, monsters, revenge and romance. In this 75-minute show, The Tempest reimagined for everyone aged six and over brings Shakespeare’s text thrillingly to life for younger audiences. Dates: 19 Sept – 15 Oct 2023 AGE For ages 6 – 11 VENUE Unicorn Theatre (Weston) DURATION 75 mins Book here

Easter special at Tower Bridge: Beautiful Bunting

Published on 30th March 2023

Have a royally good time this Easter holiday and design your very own piece of commemorative bunting. Your handmade decoration will be displayed inside Tower Bridge over the Coronation weekend. When: Tuesday 4, April, Tuesday 11 April and Saturday 15 April Time: 10:00 – 16:00 Location: West Walkway Price: Standard entry charge https://www.towerbridge.org.uk/events/family-activities

10 Family Places to Eat Out in London Bridge

Published on 23rd May 2022

General, Uncategorised

Finding somewhere to eat out that all the family will enjoy can be a lengthy and thankless task. To help you out, we’ve come up with our list of options in London Bridge. We’ve looked at menus, setting, and price to steer you in the right direction, however there are dozens more places to eat in the area in our full listings. The Real Greek Tower Bridge – The chain has a great setting beside Tower Bridge and offers a Kid’s Menu for £7. Some free advice, don’t offer the little ones a Souvlaki, say it’s a chicken wrap and they’ll be all over it! Vapiano – Not much beats freshly made pasta and pizza if you’re under 10 (or over 10 for that matter!). Overlooking Potters Fields Park, Vapiano has a Kid’s Menu for £7.95 and is set in a bright, fun space that children feel welcome in. Five Guy’s – Not one for the babies, but older children will be begging you to come back for the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup milkshake and the enormous Bacon Cheese Dog. A winner dinner. Comptoir Libanais – The London Bridge branch of this Lebanese chain is beautifully decked out, close to the station. The Kid’s Menu offers delicious wraps, homemade lemonade, and something sweet and tasty. Pizza Pilgrims – On Tooley Street, close to London Bridge Station, Pizza Pilgrims has a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of pizza toppings to keep the whole family happy. If they can’t finish it, box it up and take it for later – that’s dinner solved too! Cafe Piazza – Under the striking vaulted roof of Hay’s Galleria, Cafe Piazza knows how to please a crowd, with sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, salads and lots of vegan options. With a totally covered terrace you’ll never feel fall victim to the British weather. Caffe Nomma Italian – Sitting on the edge of Potters Fields Park, Caffe Nomma Italian brings artisan ice cream from Calabria and Southern Italy’s number one coffee to this wonderful riverside setting. Not to mention the selection of homemade pasta and sauces. Absolutely Starving – A London Bridge stalwart, Absolutely Starving has been feeding London Bridge since long before The Shard rose above our heads. Sit in or take out to the riverside. Soups, salads, hot meals, sandwiches and more types of baked goods than Mr Kipling ever saw in his life! Gaucho Tower Bridge – You can sit down to a beautiful sirloin while the little darlings choose from a Children’s menu that includes mac ‘n cheese, fish and chips and burgers. All with views across the Thames! Creams – Have they been good today? If so, a treat at the Creams Cafe next to the London Bridge Experience is in order. The Café offers a wide range of delicious crepes, waffles, gelato, milkshakes and more, including a range of hot chocolates and coffees to take-away! Alternatively, head to one of the many lovely takeaways and cafes, or put together a picnic from the local supermarkets, and head to one of the many green spaces in London Bridge.

Family Activities: HMS Belfast

Published on 04th May 2022

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. 

Family Tours of Tower Bridge

Published on 24th July 2017

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 bookings@towerbridge.org.uk. It is advised that Family tours are pre-booked and paid for in advance.