Friday 16 December 2016

Covent Garden - Reindeer: the perfect family distraction

Festive fun and games for all the family

Festive fun and games for all the family
Getting your Christmas shopping done can be tricky when you have a family to entertain. But not at Covent Garden. From interactive reindeer games on the Piazza to a fun exhibition at the London Transport Museum, there are plenty of ways to distract them. And with the return of our mulled wine cart, there’s a reward for you too. Why go anywhere else?
Magical Christmas days out for everyone
LEGO’s festive installation
LEGO’s festive installation Tools at the ready
Santa is certainly keeping his elves busy, they’re building a workshop made of over 700,000 LEGO® bricks – and you can join in the fun. See the installation for yourself and take a selfie (or should we say ‘elfie’) from now until the 29th December.
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The mulled wine cart
The mulled wine cart’Tis the season to be merry
It wouldn’t be Christmas without mulled wine and mince pies. You’ll find our Christmas cart in the Market Building, Central Avenue – it’s your go-to spot for all kinds of festive treats, so be sure to fill your stockings. One whiff of the aromatic spices and it’s hard to resist.
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Say hello to Santa
Say hello to SantaStop by whether you’re naughty or nice
What’s more magical for a child than meeting Santa at Christmas? Lucky enough he’s landed in London. Pop by the Market Building and keep the kids happy, it’s absolutely free. With the power of augmented reality, the magic just comes to life.
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Gifts that keep on giving
Benjamins Pollock’s Toyshop
Benjamin Pollock’s ToyshopTerrific toys and storytelling for all
If you really fancy spoiling the kids (and maybe yourself), pay a trip to Benjamin Pollock’s fantastic toyshop in the Market Building. Pollock’s creations are spellbinding, specialising in creative, educational and theatrical tales. In fact, it’s one of Joanna Lumley’s favourite London stores.
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The Reindeer Dash
The Reindeer Dash Find Dasher, Dancer and all their friends
Keep your eyes peeled for eight reindeer on the loose. Download the Blippar app and see if you can find them as you shop. Of course, there are lots of prizes to be won, including a £200 shopping experience in Pandora and a £250 gift voucher for Jigsaw.
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North Pole Express
North Pole ExpressChristmas at the London Transport Museum
Visit Father Christmas as he disembarks the Northern Line North Pole Express. Then, once you’ve told him what’s on your list, solve the elf trail, attend storytelling workshops, and enjoy a hot mulled wine with a mince pie. A great family destination.
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