London is probably the best city in the world in terms of activities for families and children including lots of free activities and events. We list here lots of initiatives that we believe London Mums and their children from babies to teenagers would enjoy especially at the most entertaining places such as the Science Museum, The V&A, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich, West End shows, the London Eye, the London Aquarium, Kingston upon Thames, Chelsea, SouthBank and so much more.

Covent Garden at Christmas, with LEGO installation and live reindeer

Covent Garden has announced its calendar of activity to welcome in this year’s festive season.


The official Christmas launch event with the switching on of the Christmas Lights and the reveal of a 60ft tall tree will take place from 6pm on Wednesday, November 6th.

From November 9th, there will be live reindeer in the piazza every Saturday from 12-4pm that you can pet and feed – a classic family favourite, perfect for a Christmas photo moment.


Some of you may recall LEGO’s giant advent calendar installation last year, well this year is set to be bigger and better – all will be revealed on November 14th.

November 18th sees the opening night of Covent Garden’s immersive theatre experience “Once Upon A Christmas” brought alive by acclaimed theatre company Look Left Look Right, it will take the audience behind the scenes of Christmas at Covent Garden, “blending reality and fantasy on an unexpected adventure to reunite Prince Charming and Cinderella”. Perfect for every adult who (wrongly) thinks they have outgrown pantomime! Tickets are available at




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