England, London Guide (B): 5 Festive Family Activities to Do in London

5 Festive Family Activities to Do in London
There is no shortage of family activities in and around London over Christmas and New Year: from ice skating to theatre and Christmas markets. Here’s five things to do in London with kids at Christmas.

1. Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park is turned into a huge theme park during the winter months where you have your pick of Christmas fun and activities for its Winter Wonderland. There is a Christmas market, fairground rides including an observation wheel, a circus, a magical ice kingdom and a production of The Nutcracker on Ice. It is free to enter with rides, shows, food, drink extra. It’s open until January 2, 2017.

2. Ice Skating

In winter, ice rinks pop up all over London – in the backdrop of some of the capital’s most historic buildings. The Natural History Museum, Hampton Court Palace, The Tower of London and Somerset House are just some of the picturesque locations where you can go ice skating.

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Skate at Somerset House

If you aren’t keen on outside skating, Westfield London has rinks suitable for children over 4 complete with penguin and seal stabilisers for those less experienced children (and adults)!

3. Harry Potter Studio Tour

You can visit ‘Hogwarts In The Snow’ at the Warner Bros Studio Tour near Watford, just outside London. The home of the Harry Potter films, this seasonal attraction, is the chance to see some of the film’s most iconic sets beautifully decorated for festive scenes – with some special ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Festive Family Activities to Do in London
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Winter Wonderland   The Natural History Museum   Hampton Court Palace   The Tower of London   Somerset House   Westfield London   Peacock theatre   Lyric Theatre   Southbank Centre  
Author: Elizabeth Callaghan
Read it on author's website: http://www.wandermum.co.uk/5-things-to-do-in-london-with-kids-at-christmas/

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