Weekend fun for families

From art and craft workshops to storytelling to special events, the Museum of London Docklands has everything you need for a weekend of family fun!

Families at the Museum of London Docklands

Second Saturdays

Sat 9 Jan & Sat 12 Mar 2016, 12-1.30pm & 2.30-4pm
Every second Saturday we choose a different museum object to inspire a creative event or activity.
Suggested ages: 5+

Chinese New Year: Year of the Monkey

Sat 13 Feb 2016, 11am – 4pm
Keep the celebrations for Chinese New Year going! Watch and learn traditional Chinese dancing, hear enchanting
folktales and create your own masterpieces.
Suggested ages: 5+

Enchanting dancing
Sat 13 Feb 2016, 11–11:15am

Be enchanted by our dancer as she performs traditional Chinese pieces such as the ribbon dance and peacock dance.
Ages: 5+

Tales from China’s past
Sat 13 Feb 2016, 12-12.30pm, 1.30-2pm & 2.30-3pm

Listen to classic Chinese folktales which would have travelled from China to London when Limehouse was the city’s original Chinatown. Join us for tales about magical animals, sailing on the salty seas and filling the world with colours.
Ages: 5+

Ribbon dance workshops
Sat 13 Feb 2016, 12-12.45pm, 2-2.45pm & 3-3.45pm
Be introduced to the world of Chinese ribbon dancing. Immerse yourself in the music and learn these graceful moves in this interactive workshop. (Spaces are limited to 30 children per session. Arrive early to avoid disappointment).
Ages: 5+

Captivating Chinese calligraphy
Sat 13 Feb 2016, 11.30-11.55am, 12.05-12.30pm, 12.40-13.05pm, 2-2.25pm, 2:40-3.05pm & 3.20-3.45pm

Try your hand at traditional Chinese calligraphy and create decorations to bring you luck throughout 2016. Tickets allocated upon arrival from the Front Desk.
Ages: 5+

Light the way
Sat 13 Feb 2016, 12-1.30pm & 2.30-4pm
Use the ancient Chinese craft of paper cutting and paper piecing to make silhouette lanterns that will light up the New Year in this drop-in session.
Ages: 5+

Chongqing Sichuan Opera House Performance
Sat 13 Feb 2016, 1-1.30pm
Be transported to the East and join the stars of the Chongqing Sichuan Opera House as they perform a short excerpt from a traditional Chinese opera.
Ages: 5+

Stars of the opera house stage
Sat 13 Feb 2016, 2.30-3.30pm
Enter the limelight and join performers from the Chongqing Sichuan Opera House as they teach you how to look like a star of the opera house stage.
Ages: 5+

Monkey Mayhem!
Sat 13 Feb 2016, 12-1pm, 2-3.30pm
Join us in contributing to our giant monkey collage in this, the Chinese year of the Monkey. This is a drop-in session for children under 5 and their parents and carers.
Ages: 1+


Designing London: The inventions that shaped our city

Sat 5 & Sun 6 Mar 2016, 12-4pm
Create your own inventions and learn about London’s inventors. A weekend full of interactive activities to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Suggested ages: 5+

Families at Museum of London Docklands