The Nutcracker

What to book now for your kids this autumn

We know, we know – summer holidays are still here.  Sometimes, however, it pays to book ahead so you can get tickets at exactly the times and days when you want to go.  Here are our top tips for what to book for your kids this autumn:

The Snowman at Peacock Theatre

If your kids like the book or cartoon, they’ll love this great production at Peacock Theatre which is now in it’s 20th year (showing 23rd November – 31st December).  To celebrate, Peacock Theatre are offering special £20 early bird tickets on selected 7pm performances, only if you book before 29th October. For more details, click here.

Christmas at Kew

As twilight fades, over one million lights will twinkle at Kew this Christmas (from 22nd November 2017 – 1st January 2018).  There will be a flickering fire garden, laser beams and light projections plus Santa Claus will be there alongside a vintage fairground and you can warm up with some spiced cider, mulled wine and hot chocolate whilst you toast your own marshmallows around the fire.  Tickets from £16 (children are £10).  For more details, click here.

The Nutcracker by The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House

This is a big favourite with many children (and adults!) so don’t delay booking for this magical ballet tale (5th December 2017 – 10th January 2018). Tickets from £5. For more details, click here.

Dino Snores at the Natural History Museum

All the sleepovers this autumn have already sold out but you can still buy tickets to their Christmas special on the 9th December when there will be live reindeer, Christmas carols as well as the usual torch-lit trails and dinosaur t-shirt making workshop.  For more details, click here.

Magical Museum Sleepover

Alternatively, the Museum of Childhood has a night of storytelling and museum trails (including around the current Michael Morpurgo exhibition) on Saturday 21st October, followed by breakfast on the marble floor before the museum opens.   If you book before 17th September, tickets are reduced from £45 to £37.50.  For more details, click here.

— Francesca
23rd August 2017