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Christmas events 

Emily Brown and Father Christmas by Neal Layton

2 December | Ages 4-7 | 11am

Join us for a special event with Neal Layton who will be reading from Stanley’s Stick by John Hegley, and his latest picture book Emily Brown and Father Christmas, written by Cressida Cowell.

With a stick in hand, Stanley’s options are endless – his imagination takes over and the magic begins. Join Stanley as he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and even rides a dinosaur… And in his latest collaboration with Cressida Cowell, Emily Brown and her side-kick rabbit, Stanley, take on a Christmassy challenge of grave importance – Father Christmas is in trouble and he needs some Ho-Ho-Help and fast! Neal will also be drawing live and signing copies of his books afterwards.

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A Polar Journey – 0-3 Storytelling

3 December – 6 January Various times |15 min session

Ages 0-3 | Free with Day Pass

Come for a journey to the North Pole. Experience the sounds, sights and smells on the way and help us find our magic Christmas bell. Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s, The Polar Express, this session will warm everyone up for the holidays.

Please note: this session does not include a gift. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg will be available to purchase in our bookshop.

Developed and directed by Minnie Wilkinson, find out more about her work here.

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Festive Story Time + Gift – The Polar Express

8 December – 6 January, only on during weekends and school holidays

Ages 3-7 | £2, including a gift for every child 

Join us during the festive season for an adventure through Chris Van Allsburg’s Polar Express. Climb aboard a train to the North Pole to meet some very special people and find out what happens if you truly believe….

This story time session comes with a free gift of the The Polar Express book for each child.

Developed and directed by Minnie Wilkinson, find out more about her work here.

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Festive Film Screenings

21 Dec – 6 Jan | Times and dates may vary 

Snuggle up with a film this Christmas at one of our snowy film screenings. Delve into the winter world of The Gruffalo’s Child or help Stick Man get back to his family tree.

This session is free with the purchase of a Day Pass.

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Christmas Closures:

23 – 26 December and 1 Jan

All of our events are accessible and SEN friendly, if you or the child attending have any specific requirements or questions please contact us before your visit:

020 8536 5555 or