What’s on this weekend: January 7th & 8th

    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