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What’s on at the weekend? – 21, 22 November 2015

Posted by on Thursday, 19 November, 2015 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 21, 22 November 2015

There’s lots on this weekend. Choose from a Plague Takeover, an Enchanted Woodland, two Kids’ Festivals, and various Christmas Markets starting to pop up across town…

Plague Takeover, National Maritime Museum, 11am to 3pm, Saturday 21 November 2015

The National Maritime Museum is celebrating the opening of its new exhibition Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire and Revolution with a free day of plague-themed events and family activities on Saturday. Learn about diseases and how they travel, dress up as a plague doctor, explore the Greenwich herb gardens and more. Free. More details here

Scandinavian Christmas Market, Rotherhithe, 10am to 7pm Saturday 21 November and 10am to 5pm Sunday 22 November 2015

Check out a Scandinavian Christmas Market this weekend. It’s taking place on Albion Street in Rotherhithe, between the Finnish and Norwegian Churches and will feature products from lots of Scandi producers and brands. There will also be Christmas Fairs at the two churches. Free. More details here

Enchanted Woodland, Syon House, 5pm to 8pm, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 6 December 2015

Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland is back for its tenth year. Wrap up warm and follow the illuminated trail through Capability Brown gardens. Tickets cost £9 (adults), £3 children aged 3 to 16. More details here

South Ken Kids Festival, until Sunday 22 November 2015

The South Ken Kids Festival is taking place this week with workshops, drawing events, talks and films from both sides of the Channel. Meet your favourite author or illustrator and pick up some tips at the Institut français. Check out the programme and book tickets here

Framed Film Festival 2015, Barbican Centre, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2015

The Barbican’s annual showcase of international cinema for children returns this week with films, events, workshops and activities for children aged 4-11. Catch a special preview of The Peanuts Movie or attend a free workshop where children can direct, act in and edit a film scene or make an animal headdress. See the programme and book tickets here

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, until 3 January 2015

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland opens this weekend with fairground rides, Christmas markets, ice skating and more. Some attractions require tickets (pre-booking recommended), others are free (such as Santa’s Grotto) but you can expect to queue at busy times. Winter Wonderland is open daily from 10am to 10pm, visit on weekday mornings to avoid the crowds. More details here

Southbank Centre Winter Market, until 24 December 2015

The Southbank Centre’s Winter Market opens this weekend. Head along to the riverbank for wooden chalets full of mulled wine, tasty treats, crafts and gifts from 11am daily. There’s also a roller disco (2015’s alternative ice skating) under Hungerford Bridge and various shows opening in the run up to Christmas. More details here

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