Winter is Coming… Creative Ideas for Little Ones on Cold Days

11/11/2021 11:34:31 AM
Winter is Coming… Creative Ideas for Little Ones on Cold Days
Fantasic For Families
  • Luton Library Theatre

There is a chill in the air, but arts, crafts and culture are right here to keep you and your family inspired. We’ve put together a list of events and activities that are #FantasticforFamilies so that even on the darkest days, creativity can add some vibrance and joy to the winter months. Keep reading for heart-warming performances, musical snowballs, sheep and cotton wool snowmen, perfect for the youngest members of the family...

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1)  Chamber Tots: Winter 

Bring your hat, scarf and gloves as you join Penny Osmond and Wigmore Hall musicians on a musical winter journey! Discover snowy landscapes, musical snowballs, and winter animals in this interactive music-making workshop for children and their parents or carers.

Where? Wigmore Hall, London

When? 18 November & 10 December 

What ages is this recommended for? 1-5 years

How much? £5.00 - £7.00. If you are new to family events at Wigmore Hall, you can buy half-price tickets.


2) Mr MacNeep Has Lost His Sheep

Join Scottish Opera for Mr MacNeep Has Lost His Sheep - a magical, fun-filled story all about the importance of friendship, specially written for 3 to 7-year-olds! Featuring a lively mix of singing, live music and puppetry, this beautiful and atmospheric show invites your wee ones right into the story, with plenty of opportunities for participation, jokes, songs and dancing.

Where? Scottish Opera, Glasgow

When? December weekends in the lead up to Christmas: 4 & 5, 11 &12, 18 & 19

What ages is this recommended for? 3-7 years

How much? £6.00 - £8.00


3) Robin’s Winter Adventure

It’s not only airplanes that land in Luton… Enjoy an uplifting tale of change, bravery and friendship told with puppetry, poetry, music and magical design for young children and their families. This is the story of a young boy's incredible journey with a feathered friend, which asks will facing his fears turn out to be the greatest adventure of all?

Where? Hat Factory Arts Centre, Luton

When? 21 November

What ages is this recommended for? 3-7 years

How much? £8.50


4) Slot Machine Theatre: One Snowy Night

If you find yourself in Birmingham during the festive period, make your way to the MAC for a charming stage adaptation of Nick Butterworth's best-selling book ‘One Snowy Night’ featuring Percy the Park Keeper. As Percy goes to sleep after a hard day sweeping leaves, he’s woken by a knock at his door. Who could it be on a night like this? A snuggly, heart-warming story, with songs to sing along to, furry puppet friends to meet and blankets to be tucked up in, One Snowy Night is great fun for younger children!

Where? Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

When? 16 November - 28 December

What ages is this recommended for? 4-16 years

How much? £0.00 - £17.50


5) Make a Cotton Wool Snowman


Who knows if or when we’ll get snow? You don’t have to wait for the real thing if you want to build a snowman and keep your hands warm and dry. Chesterfield Museum have created a free template that you can use to create a fabulous snowman together with your family at home. 

Where? At Home

When? Available now

What ages is this recommended for? 0-5 years

How much? Free!

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