Events :: kids

Normansfield Theatre : Richmond Opera's Hercules

Richmond Opera present Handel's dramatic tragedy. Fully staged with an orchestra.

Tickets are £17 and available from 0333 1212 300 or online at www.langdondowncentre.org.uk

How to get there

  • By train: The nearest train station is Hampton Wick - 7 minutes walk away. It connects easily with Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Richmond. Turn right out the station and then follow directions below as if driving from Kingston. Langdon Park is off Kingston Road, opposite Wick Road. We are in the big building on the right once you have turned into Langdon Park.
  • By bus: The 281 stops outside the building, travelling from Tolworth and Kingston in one direction, and Teddington and Twickenham in the other. The 285, which links Kingston and Heathrow airport, also stops outside.
  • By car: If you're driving from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station on the right and then take the first right after Normansfield Avenue. This isn't named on the map but is called "Langdon Park". Turn immediately right again and park in one of the spaces marked "L.D.C. Reserved Parking". Walk down the gravel path (edged with red brick) and you will come to a big red door on the left, which is the main entrance into the building. If you are approaching from the Twickenham/Richmond direction then take your first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park and then carry on as above.

Venue

Normansfield Theatre

Event Sponsor

Normansfield Theatre

Kids OK
November
17-19
7:30pm-  
Image - NORMANSFIELD-richmond-operal-hercules

Twickenham Craft Fairs : Christmas themed gift fair

Buy unique, Buy Handmade

Handmade craft items at affordable prices, made by local crafters. With items starting at just £1, there is something for every budget :-) We always have a great variety of stalls (up to 19 per fair).

More Information

  • Low-cost refreshments available, including homemade cakes from a local baker
  • In the church all, across from the church with access for wheelchair users and buggies alike.
  • Families are welcome.
  • FREE ENTRY

Venue

St Mary's Twickenham

Event Sponsor

Twickenham Craft Fairs

Kids OK
November
Saturday
18
1:30-5pm  
TWICKCRAFTFAIR 7 18th November 2017 FRONT

Garlic Theatre : Little Red Robin Hood

  • Age: 4-9 years
  • Running time: 45 mins
  • Tickets: £8 / £7 concessions

"What big eyes you have....grandma"

Where oh, where has Little Red Riding Hood gone and can brave Robin Hood save the day?

A merry mix up in the forest involving a missing Red Riding Hood, false teeth and a frying pan. What is that lurking behind the trees? Is it the Sheriff of Nottingham or the big bad wolf?

Garlic Theatre brings you a quirky version of the well-loved tale of Little Red Riding Hood with beautifully crafted glove puppets, slapstick and generous helping of clowning and musical delights

Venue

Watermans

Event Sponsor

Garlic Theatre

Kids OK
November
Sunday
19
3pm  

Normansfield Theatre : Christmas Craft Fair

Come along to our annual Normansfield Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 25th November from 11am to 4.30pm. All proceeds from this day are going to the Down's Syndrome Association. There will be 25-30 stalls selling handcrafted gifts - ceramics, ornaments, clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, cards, prints, Christmas gifts and much more.

There's be a coffee shop all day selling delicious cakes and hot drinks. We'll also have a children's activity table for children to make/decorate a Christmas decoration (small charge of £1 per child).

Admission is free so drop in and do your Christmas shopping here.

How to get there

  • By train: The nearest train station is Hampton Wick - 7 minutes walk away. It connects easily with Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Richmond. Turn right out the station and then follow directions below as if driving from Kingston. Langdon Park is off Kingston Road, opposite Wick Road. We are in the big building on the right once you have turned into Langdon Park.
  • By bus: The 281 stops outside the building, travelling from Tolworth and Kingston in one direction, and Teddington and Twickenham in the other. The 285, which links Kingston and Heathrow airport, also stops outside.
  • By car: If you're driving from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station on the right and then take the first right after Normansfield Avenue. This isn't named on the map but is called "Langdon Park". Turn immediately right again and park in one of the spaces marked "L.D.C. Reserved Parking". Walk down the gravel path (edged with red brick) and you will come to a big red door on the left, which is the main entrance into the building. If you are approaching from the Twickenham/Richmond direction then take your first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park and then carry on as above.

Venue

Normansfield Theatre

Event Sponsor

Normansfield Theatre

Kids OK
November
Saturday
25
11am-4:30pm  
Image - NORMANSFIELD-xmas-craft-fair-2017

Comedy Club 4 Kids : Christmas Cracker!

  • Age: 6 years
  • Running time: 45 mins
  • Tickets: £10 / £9 concessions

Expect the finest Christmas cracker jokes, tinsel tomfoolery, festive funnies and even Santa doing stand-up!

Starring Comedy Club 4 Kids' regular host Ternan Douieb hims-elf, Howard Read of 'Little Howard' and CBBC fame, and a special guest - another of the comedy circuit's finest - this show will be jam-packed with a whole heap of Christmas Comedy Fun to get you in the mood for the BIG DAY (you know, when the big red jolly guy comes down the chimney).

Venue

Watermans

Event Sponsor

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Kids OK
November
Sunday
26
3pm  

St Margarets Traders Association : Christmas Lights Switch-on

Join us for an evening of Carols, mulled wine, mince-pies and late-night shopping in St Margarets, as we host our first Chsitmas Lights Switch-On.

Gather around our main tree from 6.30pm and join in with carols, sung around the piano as we kick off the festive season in our wonderful town. Many of our shops will be open late with events and offers.

Venue

Crown Road

Event Sponsor

St Margarets Traders Association

Kids OK
November
Thursday
30
6:30pm  

Eel Pie Island Artists : Christmas Open Studio Weekend

Find something special for Christmas at Eel Pie Island Open Studios

There will be; mosaics, pottery, jewellery, glass, prints, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, costumes, cards, cartoons and more.

Free family-friendly event

Getting There

  • Twickenham main line station.
  • Eel Pie Island is a 12 minute walk from the station.

Parking & Access

  • There is metered parking on the riverside.
  • Access to the island is by footbridge only.
  • Some studios are inaccessible for wheelchair users.

Venue

Eel Pie Island Artists

Event Sponsor

Eel Pie Island Artists

Kids OK
December
2-3
11am-5pm  
Image - eelpie-xmas-2017

Pied Piper Theatre : Hare and Tortoise

  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Running time: 50 mins
  • Tickets: £8 / £7 concessions

Ready? Steady? Go!

But who's the fastest; who's the best? Who will finally win the race? Younger, fitter, faster Hare - tearing around, unable to wait - or slow and steady Tortoise - taking the time to look at the stars?

Find out in this funny, tender, award-winning adaptation of the well-loved story as we journey through the seasons from bud-bursting spring to snow-falling winter in a tale of opposites, time and friendship, brimming with music, movement and colour.

Venue

Watermans

Event Sponsor

Pied Piper Theatre

Kids OK
December
Sunday
3
3pm  

Holly Lodge Centre : Annual Christmas Concert

The Holly Lodge Centre's Christmas Concert is back!

We would be delighted if you could join us for a celebration of Christmas with an evening full of beautiful songs from local schools, Barnes Choir and The Kingston Rock Choir, as well as some Festive Readings

The evening will be hosted by Adrian Mills, the well-known Radio and TV presenter and Patron of the Holly Lodge Centre.

More Information

  • Tickets £20 (children under 16 £5) includes wine and mince pies.
  • To book online
  • For further information about this event or the activities of The Holly Lodge Centre e-mail hlcevents@thehollylodgecentre.org.uk or call 020 8940 8730

How to find Holly Lodge

The Centre is located within the Park at Holly Lodge, which is the administration centre of the Park. It is down a small lane approximately half way between the Richmond and Sheen Gates, and signposted as 'Holly Lodge'. When guests arrive at the Centre they must register at reception before entering the complex, and then wear the ID provided.

Reception is reached through the wooden gate into the garden of Holly Lodge (an 18th century farmhouse) to the left of the short-stay car park. No one may enter the yard behind until they have registered.

Venue

Christ Church, 69 Christchurch Road, East Sheen SW14 7AN

Event Sponsor

Holly Lodge Centre

Kids OK
December
Wednesday
6
7pm  

Teddington Choral Society : Carol Concert

Teddington Choral and their Musical Director Sam Evans invite you:

A Carol Concert at St. Mary's University Chapel.

From Baroque to 21st Century Antiphonal Brass with: Mardi Brass and local Sapphire Youth Brass Ensembles.

Traditional and audience carols. Candlelit gallery. This will be a wonderful concert for music lovers and all the family. (Children under 12 are free).

More Information

Venue

St. Mary's University Chapel, Twickenham TW1 4SX.

Event Sponsor

Teddington Choral Society

Kids OK
December
Saturday
9
7:30pm  
Image - TeddingtonChoralXmas2017

Teddington Theatre Club : THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

By Alan Bennett, adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame Directed by Matt Beresford

Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr. Toad in this festive family show!

When Toad's latest craze lands him in prison the Weasels occupy Toad Hall and plan to turn it into a Leisure Centre...Will Toad escape to reclaim the ancestral home? Will Mole, Ratty and Badger forgive him and come to his aid? Will Albert the horse EVER cheer up?!

This timeless English classic is given a festive, musical twist in Alan Bennett's charming adaptation. A perfect Christmas treat! Poop Poop!

More Information

  • Performance times: Saturdays & Sunday 2.30pm & 6.30pm No performance Monday, 11th - Weekdays: 7.30pm
  • Tickets: Child (14 years or under) £9.00
    • Members £13.00 Non-Members £17.00
    • Member family tickets £35.00 Non-member family tickets £38.00 (Family tickets are for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)
  • Box Office: Telephone: 0845 838 7529 (10am - 8pm) Online

Venue

Hampton Hill Theater

Event Sponsor

Teddington Theatre Club

Kids OK
December
9-16
   
Image - ttc-wind-in-the-willows

Winter Walker : The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

  • Running time: 50 mins
  • Tickets: £12 / £10 full price or (£11/ £9 concessions)

Once upon a time, on Christmas Eve...

A young Prince is transformed into a wooden Nutcracker doll by the evil Mouse King's curse. Can a brave little girl break the spell in time for them both to join the magnificent Christmas party in the magical Kingdom of Sweets?

This playful, pocket-sized production is a funny and modern adaptation of Hoffmann's timeless tale. Combining storytelling, dance, and puppetry with original music, inspired by Tchaikovsky's elegant ballet, The Nutcracker Suite, this seasonal classic is a must-see this Christmas time.

Presented by acclaimed family theatre company WinterWalker, the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy together!

Venue

Watermans

Event Sponsor

Winter Walker

Kids OK
December
9-30
   

Normansfield Theatre : Christmas Concert

We're delighted to be holding the Normansfield Christmas Concert on Saturday, 9th December at 7.30pm The evening will feature the Voices of Lions male voice choir, the Larondina Dance Company and the Marble Hill Singers. All proceeds from the evening are going to the Down's Syndrome Association.

Tickets: £10 from 0333 1212 300 or online at www.langdondowncentre.org.uk

How to get there

  • By train: The nearest train station is Hampton Wick - 7 minutes walk away. It connects easily with Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Richmond. Turn right out the station and then follow directions below as if driving from Kingston. Langdon Park is off Kingston Road, opposite Wick Road. We are in the big building on the right once you have turned into Langdon Park.
  • By bus: The 281 stops outside the building, travelling from Tolworth and Kingston in one direction, and Teddington and Twickenham in the other. The 285, which links Kingston and Heathrow airport, also stops outside.
  • By car: If you're driving from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station on the right and then take the first right after Normansfield Avenue. This isn't named on the map but is called "Langdon Park". Turn immediately right again and park in one of the spaces marked "L.D.C. Reserved Parking". Walk down the gravel path (edged with red brick) and you will come to a big red door on the left, which is the main entrance into the building. If you are approaching from the Twickenham/Richmond direction then take your first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park and then carry on as above.

Venue

Normansfield Theatre

Event Sponsor

Normansfield Theatre

Kids OK
December
Saturday
9
7:30pm  
Image - NORMANSFIELD-xmas-concert

Twickenham Craft Fairs : Christmas themed gift fair

Buy unique, Buy Handmade

Handmade craft items at affordable prices, made by local crafters. With items starting at just £1, there is something for every budget :-) We always have a great variety of stalls (up to 19 per fair).

More Information

  • Low-cost refreshments available, including homemade cakes from a local baker
  • In the church all, across from the church with access for wheelchair users and buggies alike.
  • Families are welcome.
  • FREE ENTRY

Venue

St Mary's Twickenham

Event Sponsor

Twickenham Craft Fairs

Kids OK
December
Saturday
9
1:30-5pm  
TWICKCRAFTFAIR 8 9^th^ December 2017 FRONT

St Margarets Traders Association : Christmas Fair 2017

The St Margarets Christmas Fair is Sunday, 10 December 2017 and includes children'€™s entertainment, reindeer, live music, lots of festive food and drinks, Christmas shopping and more!

Head down to Crown Road from 11am-5pm.

Venue

Crown Road

Event Sponsor

St Margarets Traders Association

Kids OK
December
Sunday
10
11am-5pm