Events :: kids

Peut-Être : Tidy Up

  • Age: 3-6 years
  • Running time: 45 mins
  • Tickets: £8 / £7 concessions

A funny and vibrant journey through Peut-Être Theatre's Tidy Up will investigate why some of us gravitate towards mess, whether anything can be ordered in the 'right' way - and how balloons can create pandemonium.

Inspired by children's logic to creating order, patterns and systems, Tidy Up invites you to an unforgettable party where orderliness becomes exciting for children; and chaos becomes joyful for parents.

Expect lots of balloons, lots of mess and most importantly of all lots of FUN!!!

Venue

Watermans

Event Sponsor

Peut-Être

Kids OK
October
21-22
3pm-  

Cia Maduixa presented by Dance Umbrella : DOT

  • Age: 3 years and families
  • Running time: 45 mins
  • Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions /

Take a girl obsessed with keeping everything just so, add a boy who isn't, add inspiration from artist Sol LeWitt, and you have the high-tech / lo-fi gem for children that is DOT.

Blending a sequence of precise digital projections, the dancers' bodies and a bespoke score, DOT is as mind-bogglingly clever as it is charming. It revolves around worlds of light, colour and imagination, revealing a choreographic playground of wonder and discovery. Part of the Dance Umbrella Festival

Venue

Watermans

Event Sponsor

Cia Maduixa presented by Dance Umbrella

Kids OK
October
Tuesday
24
 

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company : 3 Little Pigs

  • Age: 2-7 years
  • Running time: 50 mins
  • Tickets: £10 / £9 concessions /

Building your own home is not as easy as it looks. For instance, what is the best material to use, will it be wind proof and will it be Wolf Proof!! There's only one way to find out...

3 Little Pigs is chock full of puppets, music, comedy and thrills. It's a real treat for everyone!

Venue

Watermans

Event Sponsor

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

Kids OK
October
25-27
   

Twickenham Craft Fairs : Halloween 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
October
Saturday
28
1:30-5pm  
TWICKCRAFTFAIR 6 28th October 2017 FRONT

Norwich Puppet Theatre : The Steadfast Tin Soldier

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

There once was a remarkable tin soldier who fell in love with a beautiful paper dancer and then tumbled out of a window so beginning a perilous journey into the unknown... This playful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's poetic story uses light, projected animations and simple materials that are skilfully transformed through puppetry to engage and touch young hearts and minds.

Venue

Watermans

Event Sponsor

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Kids OK
November
Sunday
5
3pm  

Normansfield Theatre : The Teddington Review

Normansfield Theatre is hosting The Teddington Review on 11th November, as part of the 800 year celebrations.

An amusing and specially commissioned play of scenes based on the key historical development periods of the town and hosted in the wonderful Grade II* listed theatre of the Langdon Down Centre.

More Information

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
11
7:30pm  
Image - NORMANSFIELD-teddington-review-2017

Theatre of Widdershins : Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Furry Tails

  • Age: 3-7 years
  • Running time: 60 mins
  • Tickets: £8 / £7 concessions

Our Storyteller is on the run from those three-headed monsters, trying to bring you the most fantastic tales from the Magic Land of Three. Are you really sure what happened to the wolf and those three little pigs? What about Goldilocks? Why was she walking in those woods? And as for the three Billy Goats Gruff, how did they really deal with that troll?

All will be revealed in this beautiful show using puppets and props.

Venue

Watermans

Event Sponsor

Theatre of Widdershins

Kids OK
November
Sunday
12
3pm  

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  

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  

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