It’s the first proper weekend of the year, so here’s a few ideas to keep you busy
1. Si5 SpyMission
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take on a series of mental and physical puzzles and challenges against the clock. Si5 SpyMission’s James Bond-meets-Crystal Maze experience has now opened in Croydon, offering one-hour mission for would-be spies.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 7pm
How much: From £8.50 each
Where: Waterworks Yard, Croydon CR0 1TR
0844 815 0815
0844 4515 515
2. Experience the Antarctic
It may be cold outside, but if you really want to chill out, head to the Sea Life London Aquarium this winter where icy encounters include an Antarctic-themed world with a colony of Gentoo penguins at the new Penguin Point, and augmented-reality close encounters with polar bears and orcas in Frozen Planet: Face to Face.
When: Open daily, last entry at 6pm
How much: Adults, from £14.70; children, from £10.85 when you book online in advance
Where: Sea Life London Aquarium, County Hall, Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
0871 663 1678
3. Skate at Somerset House
Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason returns with a host of activities on and off the ice. The ever-popular Penguin Club provides children’s skating lessons and there are teachers on hand for the adults too. There’s also refreshments and the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping.
When: Until Sunday 15th January, times vary
How much: See website for details
Where: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
0844 847 1520