The Nutcracker: English National Ballet at the London Coliseum

The English National Ballet performance of The Nutcracker runs at the Coliseum until 5 January 2020. See the Coliseum website for more details. The Nutcracker,…

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Christmas gifts for men, women and children who love adventure

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I’ve been doing a bit of browsing, and I’ve found some unusual Christmas gifts. As well as a…

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The Snowman Peacock Theatre: a review of the Sadlers Wells show, London

Apart from Pantomimes, Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, at Sadler’s Wells’ Peacock Theatre, has become possibly the most popular Christmas theatre event for families. The Birmingham…

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London Pantomimes 2019. Plan your Christmas in London!

If you’re spending Christmas in London with kids, a sure way to make it special is to see one of the excellent London Pantomimes 2019…

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Free things to do in London at Christmas: 2019

London can be an expensive place to visit, not least at Christmas. But, as someone who’s lived in the UK capital for 20 years, I’ve…

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A Santa’s Grotto with a difference: Festive Flight School at Surrey Quays, London

Who taught Father Christmas to steer his sleigh? Was it the elves? Or could it have been Santa’s Dad – the Father of Father Christmas,…

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Winterville London: a Christmas day out with the family on Clapham Common

“Where is Winterville?” asked my daughter anxiously, as we walked towards the 220-acre Clapham Common, in south-west London. But then we saw it: a large…

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Hogwarts in the Snow: a festive Harry Potter experience at Warner Bros Studio Tours, London

There was no mistaking the Harry Potter Christmas night bus, as it sailed up to our stop outside Watford Junction station. The towering double decker…

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Stick Man. The best Christmas family show ever? Our review of Stick Man Live

UPDATE: STICK MAN WILL BE LIVE AT LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE, LONDON, UNTIL 26 JANUARY 2020 A couple of years back, our little family returned to…

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