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Whooo- it's January! What's on this weekend for the kids

We can't believe it's January already- but there is still lots on for kids and plenty of opportunities to enjoy some seasonal fun this weekend.

This weekend we look at last chance to see seasonal shows, and to hit ice rinks around town, as well as other interesting workshops  for children. And shopping too of course.

This is the last weekend to enjoy some seasonal highlights...

Christmas isn't Christmas without the Railway Children, and the inventive performance at Waterloo Station Theatre completes its run this weekend. Inventively imagined either side of the Eurostar railway tracks, it will keep you enthralled and definitely catch a tear at the words "It's my Daddy!" (sniff).

If you love the old Christmas classics then this is also the last weekend to catch The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre. We loved this staging when we went to see it before Christmas.  Suitable for all ages.

We have heard great things about the Snow Queen, based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, showing at the Unicorn Theatre, which also ends its run this weekend.  For children aged 7+.

And if you didn't manage to make it to a panto, then head to Cinderella at the Hackney Empire.

Ice Rinks

We reviewed some of the fab winter ice rinks before Christmas. This is the last weekend to get your skates on at the Tower of London Ice rink, the Hampton Court Palace ice rink, the ice rink at the Natural History Museum and the Westfield ice rinks. We also have a fab competition to win a family pass to the ice rink at Westfield Stratfrd City. Click here for details.

There are also some other fun things for families this weekend...

Bruce Castle Museum in Haringey is hosting an exhibition entitled "Carrying the Torch for Haringey: the Past, Present and Future of Our Sporting Heritage" which celebrates a 100 years of sporting excellence, achievement and ambition in Haringey, including original items from the 1948 Olympic Games in the borough and more recent sporting trials and triumphs, as we look forward to the 2012 Olympic Games.


Somerset House is holding a drop-in workshop  between 11am-1pm and 2-4pm. The theme is Ice Palaces and children can make a 3D wintry scene complete with tiny skaters. Suitable for children of all ages. The session last sabout 30 minutes. On both Saturday and Sunday at 11.30 Somerset House is holding a Mini Make Believe session for children aged 5 and under. It promises a snowy adventure with with drama games, craft activities and storytelling. It takes an hour to complete the activity.

Head to The Tricycle theatre in Kilburn for a performance of the Frog Prince, presented by Jactito and showing at 11 am and 1pm. Over 100 puppets tell a new version of this traditional tale with Jactito’s trademark charm and quirkiness. For children 4+.

Tangled is showing in 3D at the Rio Cinema in Dalston.


The fabulous sounding Mega Mummy Animation workshop takes place at the British Museum and 11am and 2pm. For children 7+ (note- booking essential).  The workshop uses digital video cameras and stop-motion software to create a giant and gruesome animation of the mummification process.

This is also a great weekend for shopping!

The Vintage Tea Party and Gift Fair New Year Market takes place at the Boogaloo, Highgate on Saturday 12- 6pm.

There is also a fabulous sounding Rag and Bow vintage sale at (an old haunt) Paradise by Way of Kensal Green on Saturday 12-5pm. This is a monthly vintage sale, selling an amazing assortment of handpicked women’s clothing & accessories.

Finally, our friends at One Blenheim Terrace have launched a new menu this week and have very kindly offered  any diners quoting @northlondonmums a free glass of prosecco this weekend!

Have we missed something? Do let us know! We'd love to hear what you are up to!

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