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All the best stuff to do for East End Kids and their crew!

All the best stuff to do for East End Kids and their crew!

All the best stuff to do for East End Kids and their crew!

22 Fun Events for East London Kids this January

From twinkling lights to brighten up long winter nights to dancing your troubles away at one of 3 family friendly parties. We hope you’ll find something for you in our roundup of activities for East London Kids this month. It’s worth checking COVID measures at each of the venues before booking.

1 Tower Hamlets Family Meet up – babies & toddlers

Thursday 6th January 2022, 10.30am-12.30pm

Poplar Union, 2 Cotall St, London E14 6TL

Come along with your bumps, babies and toddlers, and enjoy a well-deserved cuppa at this warm, welcoming get together. Hosted by a team of mums who can support you antenatally and postnatally in areas including; positive birth, birthplace options, hypnobirthing, home birth, birthrights, placenta encapsulation, breastfeeding, and babywearing. With perinatal and early years experts on hand to help support you on your parenthood journey! Come along to meet other local parents and enjoy a lovely chat over a cuppa. Only adults accompanied by children can attend.

Free but booking is necessary

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Ice Skating at Queens House

2 Ice Skating Queens House Greenwich age 3+

Visit until 9th January 2022, various times

Queens House, Romney Rd, London, SE10 9NF

Head to Queens House for a beautiful open air ice skating experience in the magnificent grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich. Set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rink is surrounded by iconic architecture, with views of Greenwich Park to the south and the glittering lights of Canary Wharf to the north providing a backdrop of some of the best views in London.

Tickets £8.50- £15

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3 Titanic the Exhibition London

Until the 20th March 2022, various times

Dock X London, Unit 1, Canada Water Retail Park, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 2XU

Travel back to 1912, with an audio guide to take you through the recreated interiors of the infamous ill fated ship. Photographs, handwritten letters, wayward keepsakes, and other personal belongings bring to life the fates and heroic deeds of those on board. Past and present come together in this emotional journey, a trip through time that brings us closer to the myths, stories and glamour of the historic Titanic.

Under 4s go free, £61.60 for family of 4, Children £13.20, Adults £22.90

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Gillett Square Pop Up Playground

4 Pop UP Playground

Every Friday 3:30-6:30pm and Saturday 2-6pm

Gillett Square, Unit B7, 3 Bradbury St, London N16 8JN

Gillett Square will transform into a playground for kids in East London to enjoy thanks to some exciting play equipment from SNUG. Families will love the collaborative potential as the equipment transforms the square into an adventure wonderland for children to discover, create and enjoy. The nature of the equipment encourages children of all ages to get involved and be creative together; from building a rocket ship to a giant tent, the possibilities are endless!

Free

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5 Cutty Sark Family Weekend all ages

8th and 9th January 2022 11am – 4pm

While in Greenwich why not visit the Cutty Sark for their family weekend. This time the theme is all about Robbie Burns. With character actors to bring history to life, story telling, Sea Shanties, shadow puppetry and the amazing ship that is the Cutty Sark of course!

Children under 4 and key workers go free, kids £7.50, adults £15

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Great Fire of London Walk

6 Great Fire of London Walk age 5+

Every Saturday 8 January 2022 – 26 February 2022 10:30am

Museum of London – Exact meeting location upon booking

Join The Museum of London in the great outdoors on a fun, safe family walk exploring The Great Fire of 1666. Was the baker of Pudding Lane to blame? What did Samuel Pepys bury in his garden? Find out on our 60 minute interactive walk exploring how the Great Fire started, spread and was finally stopped. All attendees are asked to consider COVID precautions, although masks are not mandatory. This walk is perfect for Primary aged kids in East London as the Great Fire is part of the curriculum for many.

Tickets Children £6 Adults £8

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7 Bring Your Baby Pub Quiz- babies

Wednesday 12th January 2022, 12pm-2.30pm

The People’s Park Tavern, 360 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 7BT 

‘Bring Your Baby Pub Quizzes’ are fun, brain-stimulating daytime parent socials. Quizzes are set at a slower pace and tailored to allow for baby juggling distractions with breaks for feeding, changing and chatting.      

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Your Ship Has Landed

8 Your Ship Has Landed -All Ages

Until 6th March 2022, all day

NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0SQ

Kids in East London will love a hop on the Emirates Air Line Cable Car to the Greenwich Peninsula for a fun and colourful exhibition from Lydia Chan. With high intensity colours, funny objects and AR elements to create a totally unexpected fantasy experience. Install the filter, hold up your phone and you will be transported to another world: one that blends digital and physical.

Free entry

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9 Legs Body Finish Champers and Pampers- babies

12th & 26th January 2022 3-5pm

Signorelli IQL, 15 Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN

Legs Body Finish are proud to present wine tastings for mums and dads. This event brings local parents together who are happy to drink during the day…the perfect way to meet like minded people. With explanations on how to taste wine, the wines we like and what food goes well with our choices. Bring your own baby.

Tickets £20.50

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Stars in The Sky

10 Stars in The Sky – age 4+

15th January 2022 11am & 2pm

Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, 43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND

There was once an old lady who wanted to play with the stars. Follow the adventures of Stella as she sets out on a magical night-time adventure, helped by an assortment of strange and wonderful creatures. Will she reach the stars in the sky?

Tickets £7

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11 Tots Tunes Ages 0-4 years (older siblings welcome)

Sunday 16th January 2022, 3-5pm

Saint Barnabas Dalston, Shacklewell Row, E8 2EA London

Join Cellist, singer, and percussionist Tara Franks for a joy-filled Tots Tunes Workshop – live music and a chance to listen, sing, dance & learn some folk songs, rounds and Tots Tunes original songs, all with your little ones and families. 

Tickets £10 – £22

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12 Seedheart Ages 2-12 years

Sunday 16th January 2022, 11am & 2pm 35 mins

Poplar Union, 2 Cotall St, London E14 6TL

Indigo Moon Theatre present Seedheart, the important tale of human impact on our once green planet, with interactive chaos in the laboratory along the way! A journey that begins when the protagonist finds themselves trapped inside a jar, longing to be free. Watch as our story unfolds (literally) from a single suitcase and follow Grey’s journey to a better future with magical pop-ups, puppetry and interactive scenes.

Adults: £7 / £5 conc. | Child: £5 (under 2s go free)

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Sylvia Pankhurst Bow Legacy

13 Bring Your Baby Suffragettes Guided Walk

17th January 2022, 10:30am-1:30am

Meet outside Bow Road underground station, E3 4DH

‘Bring Your Baby’ Guided London Walks are sensitively devised to suit parents and carers of even the tiniest babies to enjoy London’s history. This tour of Bow will tell the story of the East London Federation of the Suffragettes (ELFS), led by Sylvia Pankhurst, daughter of Emmeline and sister of Christobel. But Sylvia campaigned for much more than just the vote. She opened a nursery, a cost-price restaurant and a co-operative toy factory in Bow- all to try and improve the conditions of the women of the East End.

Tickets £20

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14 Ice Skating Canary Wharf age 4+

Open daily until 26th February 2022, various times

Canada Square Park, London, E14 5AB

Get your skates on at Canary Wharf ice rink this winter. Canada Square Park has been transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkly lights and floating snowflakes. Perfect for Elsa fans! There are skate aids available for children (and adults) who are a bit wobbly. There is limited availability hire at the Customer Service Office 30 min prior to the skate session — £5.00. We’ve also got a family ticket to give away!

Tickets Children £11.95, Adults £17.95 and Family £49.50

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Dommie B’s Best Adventure Ever

15 Dommie B’s Best Adventure Ever

Saturday 22nd January 2021 11am & 2pm

Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, 43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND

When Dom and his Mum move home, Dom has to go to a new school. Leaving behind friends and familiarity, he arrives ready to share his exciting rhymes about meeting a magical goblin and what happened at the lake when he attempted the greatest bike stunt in the world. How far will Dom go to gain acceptance from the coolest kids in this new school?

Creating a whole fantastical world on stage with only his words and imagination, CBeebies Rhyme Rocket poet Dommy B explores the challenges and triumphs of making new friends when everything around you is different and strange.

£7

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16 Dinosaur Disco – Early Years

Sunday 23rd January 2022, 10am-11am

Poplar Union, 2 Cotall St, London E14 6TL

Dance, create, connect and play at the Dinosaur Disco featuring local friends, Sunny Jar Eco Hub, running the chill out craft land. A disco for families to dance and shake! With Dino James on the decks and roaming music friends, Dino Jade and Dino Martha! Chill out in the craft zone with recycled dino themed crafts from Sunny Jar. A fun community event for young kids in East London.

£5 (Adult & child both require a ticket)

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The Little Prince

17 The Little Prince – age 8+

Sunday 23rd January 2022, 3pm

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

In a spellbinding one-hour performance, Matthew Crampton tells his version of this famous tale by French writer Antoine Saint-Exupéry, while pianist Olga Jegunova improvises on classical themes to weave musical magic through the words.

Tickets £9.50-11.50

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18 Big Fish Little Fish at Fabric- all ages

Saturday 29th January 2022 2pm to 4:30pm

Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ

Big Fish Little Fish will be taking over 2 rooms at the iconic night club Fabric with Room 1 a House/Tech House Temple featuring Terry Francis with support from Cyndi Wallauper. Room 2 is for Drum and Bass fans with Mark XTC bringing some original junglist style, supported by BFLF residents Baker & Beale. Families dance amongst confetti cannons, bubbles, foam, giant balloons and everyone joins together for the parachute dance finale. Who ever thought they would see baby changing facilities at Fabric?!

Tickets Prewalkers free, Children £9, Adults £13

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Butterflies

19 Butterflies – ages 3-8

Friday 28th & Saturday 29th January 2022, various times

Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, 43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND

Three friends embark on an exciting adventure to chase their butterflies away. They cross new seas to uncharted lands, on a journey filled with discovery. The only trouble is they’re all a bit worried about it! Created in response to young children’s experience of anxiety, Butterflies is an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears, told using innovative staging, breathtaking physicality, touching humour and an original musical score.

Tickets £7

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20 Fun DMC 7th Birthday – all ages

Sunday 30th January 2022, 12:30-3:30pm

Colours, Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU

Help Fun DMC celebrate 7 years of putting on their very popular family block party. Expect good times with none other than the one and only “Norman Jaye MBE” as the special guest DJ along with resident DJ Spin Doctor. They’ve thought of everything to make for a fun experience for people of all ages with a soft play room, give aways, dance competitions, Graffiti train, Hip Hop Colouring in, Photo booth, full bar, FUN DMC stall and more!

Tickets family £30, Adults £10, Kids £7.50

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Lunar New Year at the National Maritime Museum 2018

21 Lunar New Year – all ages

Saturday 29th January 2022 all day

National Maritime Museum, Romney Rd, London SE10 9NF

Year of the Tiger celebrations at the National Maritime Museum are not to be missed. A day of performances and activities for all ages to enjoy. This year the event has been created with the Vietnamese Women’s Group, GFMA and Newham Chinese Association

Free but booking is essential

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22 Lunar New Year Lantern Making Workshop – age 5+

Sunday 30th January 2022 11am – 12pm

St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, London, E2 9PL

Ring in the Year of the Tiger with this special paper lantern-making workshop. Learn about Lunar New Year and its colourful rituals and traditions, while making a fun paper lantern. Each participant takes home their own lantern, adorned with their wishes for the new year.

Free but booking is essential

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