London Mums December Highlights including the best ice rinks in London & Christmas events for families

Dear London Mums,

Christmas in London is as gorgeous as it’s ever been. There’s so much to do without breaking the bank. Check the London Mums December Highlights for inspiration including the best ice rinks in London & Christmas events for families and discounted attractions over the festive season.

WHAT’S COMING UP

THEATRE DEALS

London Mums magazine Discounted Theatre Tickets

London Mums Black Friday Cyber Monday deals on London Theatre & Attractions continue for the whole month of December – check TICKETS DEALS up to 60% off   http://londonmumsmagazine.entstix.com/london-theatre

 

11-13 dec Brick lego event

EUROPE’S BIGGEST IMMERSIVE LEGO EXPERIENCE FOR FAMILIES AND ALL FANS OF LEGO
WWW.BRICK2015.COM
TICKETS FROM £20 + BOOKING FEE

11th – 13th DECEMBER 2015
EXCEL LONDON

Packed to the brim with amazing activities and attractions, the show boats the very best in LEGO from incredible builds to Guinness World Record attempts, giant free for all Brick pits to their acclaimed range of video games, it marks the perfect opportunity for fans big and small to experience the ultimate LEGO extravaganza. It wouldn’t be Brick without the famous LEGO pits, and in 2015 they’re going to be bigger than ever. Allowing you to build anything your imagination can conjure, last year saw some truly fantastic creations and 2015 looks set to continue that trend. Get building!

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Ignite your child’s passion for learning with our Christmas Science Camp

Richer Education, the company behind Science Saturday School, is putting on a three day Christmas Science Camp with themed activities that will blow your child’s mind! Your child will be invited to help Santa Claus race around the Earth in the world’s fastest sleigh, designed and built by them, how to make fake snow, and how to create the perfect Christmas gift…but be warned, these might have explosive qualities!

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Age: children 5-11
When: 21/12 – 23/12
Time: 9:00am until 3:30pm
Venue: Imperial College London
Cost: £150
Contact :075 3522 5432 or email rafael@richereducation.co.uk

FESTIVE EVENTS including Christmas Seasonal Attractions

Covent Garden Piazza Lego installation (26 November to 29 December 2015)

JEFF MOORE 26/11/15 "FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE " #LEGOSantaExpress The LEGO Santa Express puffed into the Covent Garden Piazza this morning to add some Christmas magic. Made with 500,000 LEGO bricks, it features three carriages, the engine and driverÕs cabin, a carriage full of presents and the final carriage is delivering the Christmas Tree. The Christmas Elf will be in charge and takes position in the driving seat. The LEGO Santa Express is complete with special effects including smoke from the funnel, sounds and lights. For more information please contact LEGO@crescendopr.co.uk

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It’s that time of year again, when the LEGO Company fires up our imaginations and reveals its annual Christmas build to get everyone in the mood for Christmas. It’s free and brilliant! We love it as always.  LEGO UK is also celebrating its fifth year of building a Christmas spectacular in London.  The LEGO Christmas story started with a 30m LEGO Christmas Tree in 2011 with subsequent builds in Covent Garden, including a Giant Advent Calendar, a walk-through Snow Globe featuring a snowy London scene of iconic buildings and last year Santa’s Sleigh & Reindeer.  So what festive treat does LEGO have in store this year…?

The LEGO Santa Express has just puffed into the Covent Garden Piazza to add some Christmas magic.  Made with 500,000 LEGO bricks, it features three carriages, the engine and driver’s cabin, a carriage full of presents and a final carriage delivering the Christmas Tree.   The Christmas Elf is in charge and takes position in the driving seat.   The LEGO Santa Express is complete with special effects, including smoke from the funnel, sounds and lights.

Once again, this impressive build was designed by the man who probably has the best job in the country, the UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional, Duncan Titmarsh.  The masterpiece has been in development for the last 3 months created by Duncan and a team of 8 builders. You can find The LEGO Santa Express on the North/East Covent Garden Piazza, from 26th November to 29th December 2015.

London Christmas markets 2015

 

Holidays are coming to Paddington Central

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Coca-Cola’s world famous Christmas truck stops off on its nationwide tour, Santa sails down the Grand Union Canal to meet his reindeer (on Thursday 10th December From 11.00 to 15.00 in Sheldon Square) and a giant snow globe takes over Sheldon Square as Paddington Central, situated on the picturesque Grand Union Canal near Little Venice, kicks off its countdown to Christmas.

Santa sails into London via the Grand Union Canal at 13.00 that same day.
On 18th December a giant Snow Globe will be taking centre stage in Sheldon Square from 11.30 to 16.30 as Paddington Central joins in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.
On the 22nd December Coca-Cola’s world famous Christmas truck is stopping off at Paddington Central.  This is part of its nationwide tour which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the iconic ‘Holidays are Coming’ TV ad.

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Paddington Central is running a variety of Christmas themed craft classes throughout November and December to help you make your gifts that little bit more personal.

 

Winterville in East London (26 November – 23 December 2015)
London’s Victoria Park

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After the huge success of the inaugural Winterville at Victoria Park last Christmas, East London‘s festive hub is back again with even more on offer for the family. Organisers have pulled out all the stops to bring a spell-binding programme providing unmissable entertainment for all ages: Ice Rink, Santa’s Grotto, The Moscow State Circus (complete with gravity defying aerial acts, wire walkers, acrobats and seriously silly clowns), Christmas movies in a special Winters Night Garden, Crazy golf, Snow White pantomime, delicious gourmet street food, themed rides and more.  Entry to Winterville is free however some shows and attractions such as the Ice Rink, Pantomime and Circus are ticketed. With children’s tickets starting from as little as £5.50, Winterville 2015 is the fun day out the whole family can enjoy!
For residents in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and within the E9 Hackney postcode, discounts on the Ice Rink, Pantomime, Cinema and Crazy Golf at select times are on offer via the website. These tickets are limited, so best to book sooner rather than later. To book your tickets visit winterville.co.uk

 

Free Family Activities at IWM London – December 2015 – January 2016

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Over Christmas you can take part in a lot of free activities at at IWM London such as the communal wreath-making activity in Art Workshop: A Wartime Christmas (20–23 and 27–31 December, free) as well as family learning session Introduction to the Holocaust in January to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, a starting point for families wishing to learn about the Holocaust (23–24 January, free).

 

 

CHRISTMAS BRICKTACULAR AT THE LEGOLAND® WINDSOR RESORT 21 NOVEMBER – 23 DECEMBER 2015

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This Christmas season promises to be the most awesome yet at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, jam packed with more rides and attractions, awesome Christmas themed activities and more festive fun around the Resort than ever before. Father Christmas and his elves will be visiting with an extra big sack of LEGO gifts for little guests Saturdays and Sundays from 21 November and every day from 12 December until 23 December – with tickets from £18.75. As well as a visit to Father Christmas’ magical grotto, where every child will receive a free LEGO gift, guests can enjoy a fun-filled day with 15 rides and attractions*, including ‘NEW for 2015’ LEGO Friends Mia’s Riding Adventure. The elves will be looking for little helpers to make Christmas cards, decorate biscuits and write letters to Father Christmas.

 

London Historic buildings – A room with a view at The Royal Horseguards Hotel

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TOP ICE SKATING RINKS IN LONDON

Natural History Museum ice rink

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Wembley Park Ice Skating

600sqm ice rink sits next to the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium connected by EE and adjacent to London Designer Outlet. The outdoor rink is open to everyone from beginners to experts from Friday 20th November until 3rd January 2016.

 

Broadgate ice skating rink

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Eyeskate

Eyeskate

The Ultimate London Mums Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Festive reads for children – The 12 best Christmas books

DVD & CD RELEASES

DISNEY FILMS MERCHANDISING

‘Star Wars’ is back

Top 10 Star Wars books

The ultimate guide to Advent Calendars to count down to Christmas 

BEST AFFORDABLE GADGETS FOR CHRISTMAS

BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

Baubles & Christmas Tree Decorations

 

INDOOR FUN

Peanuts Fun – How To Make A Snoopy Puppet

Peanuts Fun – How To Draw Charlie Brown

Frozen Themed Christmas Party

Christmas Workshop with Little House of Science

 

FOODIE FEAST

Christmas doesn’t need to be all about Turkey and Pudding. After spending a day at the Waitrose cookery school I am now into alternative food choices. take a look at my suggestions for alternative meals this Christmas. Let’s break with the traditions.

Mexican Fiesta Party Planning

Hard Rock Cafe’ launches a gluten free menu that rocks

COMPETITION TIME

Last but not least check our fab ongoing competitions and enter them via our COMPETITION AREA. Lots of NEW giveaways for everyone.

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Have a relaxing Christmas and a fantabulous New Year’s celebrations!

Monica

monica@londonmums.org.uk

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