Everybody loves a day out in London and Covent Garden at Christmas with the Kids is the perfect place to be. There is so much to do, Christmas lights, Christmas stalls and museums to visit. There is so much to see as well in Covent Garden for Kids at Christmas and it needn’t cost a fortune here are a few ideas some of which are free. London has so much to do from Christmas markets to carousels here are a few ideas on what to do when you are in Covent Garden this Christmas.
Everything you need to know about taking your kids to Covent Garden this Christmas
Christmas is so exciting for children and there is no better place to be than in London at Covent garden. Spreading joy and delightful moments you can have yourself a white Christmas with daily snow showers at by the huge Christmas tree! Adding to the Covent Garden family fun, this FREE display Starts from 1st December.
Have photos taken at all of the Christmas instalments around Covent Garden piazza
This year at Covent Garden you have your photo taken at a variety of different Places. Covent Garden is a great place for selfies and very instagrammble. There is a new giant sleigh that you can have your photograph taken on as well as a woodland area with all different to Christmas trees in all different designs.
The Christmas sleigh is located in the south hall of the market has been reconditioned from 1884 carriage. British artist James general hand-painted the carriage for you to sit on and have your photographs taken.
The Wonder wood is back for 2023 with a variety of festive trees decorated by Covent Garden’s horticultural team. This year visitors can scan the QR codes to make a direct donation to children’s charity cash4kids. Cash for kids is a charity mission which insures no child goes there a present underneath the Christmas tree on Christmas Day.
Covent Garden will also be holding in a range of different markets and festivals the traditional Covent Garden Christmas market will go ahead amongst its normal stalls. They will also be having a festive Thursdays in Covent Garden a winter warmer festival and a Christmas sandwich festival.
Visit the Harry Potter Photographic Museum
Sadly this has now closed
The Harry Potter photography exhibition is in Londons Covent garden and is a fantastic Harry Potter day out for any potterhead fan.
In this Warner Brothers on Location tour the Wizarding world of Harry Potter is brought to life with photographic images never seen before.
Have a Harry Potter Butter Beer in Covent Garden
Sadly this has now closed
This year access you can get Into the bottled Butterbeer bar without a ticket! You can noww have a butter beer treat without the need to buy a Photographic Exhibition ticket just enter through the rear entrance located in the south east corner of the Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB.
Visit the Childrens themed shops in Covent Garden
If you do want to take the kids shopping there are some great shops suitable for children in Covent Garden. So there fore some fab christmas present ideas.
Don’t forget to check out the different markets in and around the Piazza for the likes of handmade children clothes, teddy bears, sweet stall and even a Magic trick stall.
You could try any of the following kids themed shops in Covent Garden,
Places to eat with Kids in Covent Garden
There are many places to eat that kids will love Try some of these fun places for some sweet delights.
- Buy a Macaroon Laduree
- Grab a cookie in Bens Cookies
- Demolish a Cupcake from Lolas Cupcakes
- Warm up with a Nutella Crepe in Gelatorino
- Have a freak shake and Ribs in Maxwells
- Munch on a burger in Byrons
- Check out the food stalls in the Jubilee market.
Visit the London Transport Museum at Christmas and see Santa
If you have lots of time visit the London Transport Museum and go and meet Father Christmas who been on a journey on the Northern Line North Pole Express.
This Christmas, Santa is landing his sleigh at the Museum again! You can see Santa from the 25th of November by visiting the Museum for special family activities. Meet Santa and his Elf’s in a twinkling winter wonderland. You can also Climb aboard his Routemaster-inspired interactive sleigh and step inside a giant festive transport poster for a Christmas selfie. There is a wintery trail, card-making workshops, interactive Routemaster-inspired sleigh and the chance to meet Santa and his elf in their magical winter wonderland.
Santa wonderland dates at the London Transport museum; Stay tuned for 2023 dates
- 11:00 – 15:00 on weekdays between 25 November-16 December 22
- 11:00 – 17:00 on weekends (26-27 November, 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18 December)
- 11:00 – 17:00 during school holidays (19-23 December)
All festive family activities are free with your Museum tickets – kids go free!
Children are free entry to the museum, adults are £21 but your ticket lasts for a year!
Visit a theatre Show in Covent Garden this Christmas
Visit a Theatre show this Christmas at Covent Gardens Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Frozen, the musical is playing at Theatre, Royal Drury Lane. You can’t get anything better than a really wintry adaptation of the Disney’s frozen film. Before you go to see frozen, why not go to one of Covent Garden is many restaurants are suitable for children for a pre-theatre dinner. These are the closest restaurants to the theatre Royal drury lane in and around Covent Garden
Book the Lion King at the Lyceum theatre in Covent Garden
Previously at Covent Garden at Christmas
In previous years you could hunt for reindeer or Visit Santas Workshop built entirely of Lego. Built with over 700,000 bricks, Santas’s workshop has been built by Duncan Titmarsh. Duncan is the only LEGO certified professional builder in the U.K.It has taken 3 months to build, so pop inside and get your photo.
Thank you for reading Covent Garden for Kids at Christmas, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Have a great Christmas.