Free fun activities for families

Published: December 4, 2018

Take your pick from the free, fun activities for families at Culture Mile the weekend of the 15th- 16th December!

The Museum of London and the Barbican will be hosting everything from arts & crafts and musical games, through to soft play and imaginative storytelling.


Squish Space Lab Day: Experiments in sound and light

Children aged 5 and under are invited to a special day of soft play and experimentation. Your little ones will delight in this curiosity driven playground for the senses!


Saturday 15 December 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm

Fountain Room, Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS


Improvised Music & Storytelling

Join Ad-Lib for a family-friendly session of musical games and adventures! A trio of professional musicians will weave the audience’s choices into a brand new musical story in the moment. Come prepared with your best ideas for larger-than-life characters, and be ready to sing along with us. Perfect for ages 5 – 10 and their families.


Saturday 15th December 12:15 – 12:45pm, 1:15 – 1.45pm and 2.15 – 2.45pm

Barbican Children’s Library, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS


The Legend of Babushka

Older children aged 5 + will enjoy taking part in this interactive retelling of the traditional Russian story in which a little old lady heads off to see the baby Jesus. After the story, discover different wrapping paper designs and create your own.


Saturday 15th December, 1 – 1.30pm, 2 – 2.30pm, 3 – 3.30pm

Museum of London,150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN


Season’s Greetings card-making craft workshop

Design a beautiful sparkly card to send to friends and family this festive season. Whether your little one wants to say thank you with a card after the Festival of Lights or design a Christmas card masterpiece. Families are invited to get creative and inspired by seasonal cards in the Museum’s collection.


Sunday 16th December, 12 – 1.30pm and 2.30 – 4pm

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN


If you’re quick you might be able to catch a visit with Santa in his Victorian Grotto while you are there! Pre-booking is essential!