Did someone say… Christmas?
1. Christmas at Kew
Kew will once again transform into a magical wonderland, as visitors embark on a mile-long illuminated trail. Begin your journey via two giant Christmas trees festooned with ribbons. Highlights include the elves in the North Pole Village, the Victorian carousel, scented Fire Garden and, of course, Santa!
When: Wednesday 23rd November to Monday 2nd January, 5pm to 10pm
How much: Adults, from £16; children, from £10; under-fours go free.
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
2. The Snowman
The Snowman returns for another year at The Peacock. It’s Christmas Eve and, much to the amazement of a young boy, a snowman has come to life. The pair set off on a night-time adventure where they meet penguins, reindeer and Santa.
When: Wednesday 23rd November to Sunday 1st January, times vary
How much: From £15 each
Where: The Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT
0844 412 4322
3. The Enchanted Christmas House
Let the elves take you and your children on a guided musical tour around the house to meet Santa’s friends. Journey through the Garden of Winter Wonder, the Gingerbread Kitchen, Mrs Claus’ sitting room and the Busy Elves Workshop.
When: Saturday 26th November to Saturday 24th December, 10.30am to 1.30pm, or 2.30pm to 5.30pm
How much: Family tickets from £129
Where: London Art House, 2-18 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1 8PA
0203 227 3200