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Top [tested] for Xmas fun
Nov 16, 2018

Christmas celebration 
noun

Gift-giving, family and other social gatherings, symbolic decoration, feasting etc.
"This Christmas event looks good, can we go?"

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Hello everyone!

Yay, just over 5 weeks till Christmas Day! Are your pay packets already being put to good use on the odd gift, food order, charity donation? It's not too early to talk about it, then?

London always throws up sleigh-loads of festive fun to be enjoyed by all the family. We enjoyed trawling the app to find these suggestions recommended by our community. Got more to share? Tell us!

If you missed it, our Top 6 London Charity Carol Concerts feature can be found on Kinfo app and the website. Historic venues, gospel choirs, celebrities and orchestral delights – which one will you pick?

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

A mum of 2 tips when to go and what to do once you get there. Log onto the app to find out more! The fairy tale setting is up and running for the season, open daily 10-10. We know, it feels like last year’s was only just dismantled, how quickly the months slip by... 

Tower of London ice skating

For the eastenders, and back with a bigger rink... From this weekend, skate around the moat surrounded by medieval walls. The hot chocolate and marshmallows were an additional highlight of a lovely evening’s skate, says this parent.

Winter Wonderland

Feeling flush? An ice rink, Bavarian village, circus, karaoke, cinema, and the Teletubbies – organised fun doesn’t get much grander, or more expensive. Central London’s Hyde Park hosts the biggest festive production you’ll ever find this side of Lapland. Recommended by a mum of 2.

Union Chapel Carols

“So pretty, especially at the candlelit carols,” says a mum of 1. And don’t the locals know it. In other words, because it’s free, expect queues! Sunday Dec 16th is this year’s date for traditional carols, mince pies, the famous organ and a truly Xmassy atmosphere.

Somerset House

Ooo, can't wait to go to this! The building is a peaceful haven, our tipper writes on the app. Inside is busy, with a Snoopy “and the enduring power of Peanuts” exhibition. Author Schulz made feeling emotional and vulnerable as a child sweet and acceptable. Who’ll love the story behind the story more, you or the kids? Doesn’t matter, under-12s go free, it's a win-win.

A Pirate's Life For Me

Ahoyyy derr younger kids! Because not everyone celebrates Christmas, Bethnal Green’s kiddy museum has developed an immersive, swashbuckling world of adventure that’s been years in the making, featuring favourite fictional characters, where ages 2-8 set sail in search of treasure. Active play at its best. Recommended by a mum of 1

Enchanted Wood

If you fancy a change from Kew, one parent suggests Syon Park. "Easy, cheaper and a less manicured garden option”. So, if it’s a wild and rugged walk among 400 varieties of trees around LED lights that you seek, at half the price, then, hello Syon! Open the next two weekends, only.

Warner Bros Studios

A dad of 2 has recommended this full day out north of Watford... well ok, just 3 miles north of Watford. For the holidays, starting this weekend, they are throwing tinsel and glitter, turkey (on the grand hall table) and never-melting snow and ice to the festive trappings included in the ticket price..

Winterville

South London’s answer to Winterland, just as magical and a little bit edgier, run by esteemed London festival promoters. Family films by Backyard Cinema a Christmas Labyrinth, fairground rides and art and craft areas hint at all that will be on offer at Clapham Common. 

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

A mum of 3 raves about the skating here. For younger kids, we definitely think it's one of the best spots in terms of safety and access, especially on an inset day when you can have the rink to yourselves. Instagrammable views, too!

The Perfect Christmas Playlist.

Over the coming few weeks we’re going to be creating the best Christmas playlist you have ever heard. New songs added every week. Old and new. Head to our Facebook page to make requests. Ho Ho Ho.

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