Our Top Festive Activities for Kids & Grown Ups

11/30/2020 3:34:58 PM
Our Top Festive Activities for Kids & Grown Ups
Fantasic For Families
  • Winter at Watts Gallery- Artists' Village

With the festive season almost upon us, we've chosen our favourite festive activities and online events for all the family to enjoy over the coming weeks. From online Christmas shows to making festive decorations, there's something for everyone! 

As always we'd love to see your creations, so make sure you tag us on social media.

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1. 12 Tiny Plays

Snowy Christmas scene FREE. From Fly High Stories. Recommended for ages: 2 – 10 years and their grown ups!

This December Fly High Stories present to you their unique 12 Tiny Plays! They have asked some of the best contemporary playwrights around to write 12 short, fun FESTIVE play scripts for YOU to act out together at home. 

With accompanying music tracks from Composer in Residence Arran Glass and design tutorials from Associate Designers Sam Wilde, Sherry Coenen and Nicola Chang this resource aims to encourage families of all ages to act, sing, dance and play together and bring a little bit of winter theatricality and festive fun into their homes.

Sign up today to access the 12 Tiny Plays on 1 December.

2. Make! Festive Cards, Tags and Wrap

Snowman and Christmas sceneFREE. From Watts Gallery – Artists' Village. Recommended for ages: 0 – 12 years. 

Handmade gifts are the most treasured, so why not get crafting over the holidays and make your own cards, tags and wrapping for family and friends?

Watts Gallery's festive craft activities devised by makers are available now through simple videos and downloadable activity sheets.

Start making your own Christmas crafts.

3. Humbug

Poster design for Humbug£10 per family. From Waterside and Wrongsemble. Recommended for ages: 4 – 11 years. 

Deep beneath the city a secret world full of wonder awaits; where wizards bake endless gingerbread, goblins bottle festive cheer, and there’s a whole department devoted to detangling fairy-lights!

Welcome to the Ministry of Make Believe...But recently, strange things have been happening here at the Ministry. From nose-less snowmen, to exploding baubles, and a forest of bald Christmas trees – things are not quite right… It’s almost like someone (or something) is trying to sabotage Christmas!

Together with our Top Agent – a kind, clever, clumsy elf – you’ll need to help to solve the mystery and save the day! The Ministry of Make Believe needs you!

A £10 ticket gives your whole family access to 7 episodes of the online digital adventure throughout December. An online theatrical adventure for the whole family – book your ticket now!

4. Make your own snowflakes with your little ones

Image of homemade snowflakeFREE. From Maths on Toast. Recommended for little ones and their grown ups. 

Create your own festive decorations with Maths on Toast. Explore space, shape and symmetry - and the importance of accuracy in maths!

This is a perfect activity for a winter afternoon for all the family. Get creative with Maths on Toast!

5. Onceupona Children's Christmas Festival

Promotional poster for Onceupona£3.50. From Little Supernovas and Onceupona. Recommended for ages: 2 – 9 years.

Onceupona has got you covered for Christmas shows this year! They may be no pantomime but you can join them for Onceupona Children's Christmas Festival on Zoom 19th-24th December featuring a very special guest...

Join Travelled Companions, Onceupona Children's Theatre, Theatre Tots, Hoglets Theatre, Wander Tales, Above Bounds and A Children's Story for a magical week of storytelling.

Find out more and book now.

Check out our activity library and online-event listings for even more ways to get creative at home over the festive period. 

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