It’s the countdown to Christmas. Unless you’re of those who had everything bought and wrapped by the beginning of November (we hate you) you’ll be running round getting last minute bits or looking for mega cheap stuff to do because you’ve spent all your dosh.
Here’s the fun stuff you could get up to if it’s the latter.
Make straight for a FREE afternoon of Christmas crafts, mince piece, handmade gifts plus a Santa’s Grotto at Spitafields Farm Winter Fayre.
Kids of all ages can also meet some of the friendly farm animals and enjoy festive carols. Not baa-aaaaaad at all!
Sat 15th Dec, 12pm – 2pm: Spitafields Farm Winter Fayre
Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, E1 5AR
FREE entry (Donations welcome) – For more info click here
Head north for a night of chilly Christmas fun at Fromage On Ice at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink.
Skate round Ally Pally rink listening to all your festive faves including Wham, Band Aid, Mariah Carey and East 17. There’ll be a rink-side bar for when you feel parched plus Santa-y prizes to give away. And did we mention fancy dress is actively encouraged!
Sat 15th Dec, 8.30pm – 11pm: Fromage On Ice
Alexandra Palace Ice Rink, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
£10 – to book and for all other info click here
Get down for a whacky day of fun and equine frolics at the hilarious London Pantomime Horse Race.
There’ll be dozens of costumed nags taking part, many dressed as Film & TV characters. Each horsey must negotiate the obstacle course to win the quarter-mile street race.
There’ll be a build up party with X Factor’s Honey G, a Taylor Swift Tribute act and live dance displays too. All FREE.
Sun 16th Dec, from 11am (Race at 1pm): London Pantomime Horse Race
Devonport House, King William Walk, SE10 9JW
FREE – for more info click here
Arrrgh, me hearties; don your finest eye patch and wooden leg and forget Christmas for an afternoon; there’s a family friendly Skull & Crossbones Treasure Hunt at the Golden Hinde
Treasure hunters must scour the great cabin, the hold and across the whopping great galleon for clues to find the loot. There’s plenty of prizes to be won for the brave hunters.
Sat 15th & Sun 16th Dec, 10am – 5pm: (Multiple times across the weekend) Skull & Crossbones Treasure Hunt
The Golden Hinde, St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, SE1 9DE
£5 adults and children: £5. Under 3s go FREE. Just show up. Treasure hunt included in admission price.
For more info click here
Need more inspiration?
Have some fun on a bumper car on ice. Genius idea
Check out the massive ice sculpture by the Thames
Heading out in the car? Designated drivers get FREE Cokes in London and nationwide
Check out the slugs and illuminated slime that’s landed on the facade of Tate Modern
These gingerbread cites at the V&A are extraordinary
Get your skates on at the rooftop John Lewis rink