Wednesday 13 December 2017

V&A - What will your family do this Christmas?

Family Art Fun:
Christmas & New Year
Experience the spirit of Christmas at the V&A with making and performance activities for all the family.

All events are free and drop-in and recommended for ages 3+
(unless stated otherwise)

Join the conversation #FamilyArtFun
Exploring A Classic
Until 8 April

Experience a family-friendly exhibition dedicated to a much-loved bear!

Multi-sensory and playful, this exhibition explores the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – one of the most adored fictional characters of all time.

Book now 
Pop-up Performance: Festive weekends
16 & 23 December, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00

Join students from the Royal College of Music as they play festive music for all to enjoy. 
Drop-in Design:
Festive weekends
17 December

Join the Drop-in Design team and take part in a range of special seasonal making activities, suitable for all the family. 
Festive Play Sessions
for Under Fives
11 – 15, 18 – 22, 28 December – 2 January, 10.30 & 14.30

Take part in a multi-sensory play session, especially for the under-fives and their families, inspired by The 12 Days of Christmas. 
Digital Kids:
Musical Christmas
16 – 17 December, 10.30 – 17.00

Design your own interactive musical decoration for our Christmas tree or for you to take home.
The Imagination Station
28 December – 2 January, 10.30 – 17.00

Join us for a musical Christmas and make and play your own musical instruments. 

Please note on New Year’s Day activities will start at noon.
Pop-up Performance
28 December – 2 January,
11.00, 13.00 & 15.00

Sing-along to Christmas classics from around the world with Captain Christmas and his musical elves from Chickenshed and create new festive jingles for everyone to enjoy.

BSL interpretation of Pop-up Performance: Christmas and New Year
29 December, 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00

Enjoy Christmas classics, from around the world with Chickenshed and create new festive jingles for everyone.

BSL interpretation supported by The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation
Make Some Noise Days at the Museum of Childhood
27 – 29 December, 11.00 – 16.00

Visit the Museum of Childhood for a 3-day celebration of all sorts of music, singing and noise making! 

Join musicians, artists and performers in an audio walk, interactive shows, instrument making, and more.
Sound Installations
by Gold Fir
28 November – 6 January 

Discover three sound installations around the Museum by Gold Fir. Located over three floors, soundscapes Resonance, Reconstruct and Threads draw on the history, objects, architecture and heritage of three galleries in the Museum.
Create your own storybook character (for ages 2–12)
Create a completely original, fictional character and tell us a bit about them for the chance to see your illustration on display at the V&A, win a family entry to the exhibition, the accompanying publication and an art supplies gift voucher to nurture your talent!
Coming soon: February Half-Term Family Art Fun
10 – 18 February

Take part in playful making and performance activities to celebrate the Museum’s first family exhibition Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

When you visit the Museum, bring a cuddly toy or dress as your favourite character from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories.