What's On In London This Christmas: The Best Activities For Children

In partnership with Lindex

Chloe Best

The countdown to Christmas is a busy and fun-filled time, especially for children! With everything from seeing Santa, to going ice skating or perhaps even watching the professionals at Disney on Ice to look forward to, their diaries are sure to be filling up fast. If you're still looking for inspiration, we've rounded up some of the most unmissable events and activities over the festive season, along with our pick of the perfect outfits they could wear to each one from one of our favourite Scandi fashion brands, Lindex.

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1) Ice skating at Somerset House

If ice skating is a yearly tradition in your household, then Somerset House is the place to go! This iconic London landmark is home to one of the capital's most popular and scenic ice rinks. And if they're trying their hand at skating for the first time, they also offer skate schools where your little ones can learn how to ice skate safely.

What to wear?

You'll want to wrap up warm with a cosy hat, scarf and gloves for a session on the ice, and we think these pieces fit the bill perfectly. 

2) Winter Wonderland

One of London's most popular Christmas attractions, Winter Wonderland is sure to prove popular for a day out with children and adults alike, thanks to the countless rides, shopping stalls and shows on offer. Better still? Entry is free! Visit hydeparkwinterwonderland.com to plan your visit.

What to wear?

You'll need plenty of layers to keep them feeling cosy, but still looking cool, as they enjoy the rides and games in Hyde Park. We adore this girls' padded parka from Scandi brand Lindex kid’s collection, as it's not only fashionable, but functional too, with a detachable hood and all over padding.

For boys, this padded jacket is a no-brainer for chilly winter days. As well as providing plenty of warmth from the soft padded design, it has a water repellent finish, making it ideal for rain or snow showers, too

3) Celebrity Pantomime

Stars including Gok Wan, Al Murray and Shane Richie are all taking to the stage this season, with family-friendly shows such as Aladdin, Robin Hood and Cinderella taking place around the UK.

What to wear?

Why not let them don something a little more special for their family evening out? Girls will love this sparkly pink dress and glitzy black bomber jacket combination, and we're sure you'll love the price - the entire outfit comes in at less than £20 with code HELLOLINDEX, making it a pretty purse-friendly pre-Christmas treat.

Meanwhile boys can easily dress up their classic print tee and jeans with a tailored blazer, a piece they can mix and match with countless different outfits throughout Christmas, and into the New Year and beyond!

4) Disney on Ice

Bring their favourite Disney animations to real life with a trip to Disney on Ice. A memorable opportunity to see characters from The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan and Frozen take to the ice as part of the Passport to Adventure show, taking place at Manchester Arena from 11-15 December and London's O2 Arena from 20 - 30 December.

What to wear?

Add a touch of festive sparkle to their look to mirror the Disney magic on show with pieces from Lindex's Merry Spacemas collection. Cosmic prints, metallics and luxe fabrics are sure to prove popular with boys and girls alike, and so happen to be a fantastic way to help them stand out from the crowd at a large venue.

5) Meeting Santa in his grotto

Every child needs a meeting with Father Christmas in their diary this December! From sailing with Santa, to venturing down into a cave to meet his elves, many Santa's Grottos across the UK are offering exciting new experiences for children in 2017. Make sure you book in quick to avoid disappointment.

What to wear?

Co-ordinate with Santa in a colourful knitted dress or red hues - reindeer accents are a great addition for some festive fun! For boys, a cosmic print sweatshirt is a stylish alternative to a Christmas jumper - and one you can guarantee he's sure to wear well after Christmas is over.

Head over to https://www.lindex.com/uk/ to browse the full collection and make sure to use our special reader discount code: HELLOLINDEX

*Offer valid from the 7th – 31st of December 2017, for use online and in store, not valid in conjunction with sale or other promotions

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