Family fun

Explore what’s on for families at Southbank Centre. Whether you are looking for fun activities, spaces to play or just somewhere to have a bite to eat, there’s plenty to enjoy.

This May half-term, come and enjoy giant, interactive sandpits at Soundpit, open daily. Stick By Me is a quirky show exploring childhood imagination and fantasies using mime, music and comedy. And why not chill out at Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden and cool off at our water fountain – Appearing Rooms by Jeppe Hein. 

Looking forward to the summer, we have free family fun every Sunday with artists performing on our outdoor stage. 

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Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
art & exhibitions
family & young people
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and designs through movement
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and...
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Illustration for A World of Magic at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 28 Apr 2019
Various times | Sun 28 Apr 2019
classical music
courses & workshops
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute
Various times
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Various times | 1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Southbank Sinfonia
11:30 am
Sun 19 May 2019
11:30 am | Sun 19 May 2019
classical music
family & young people
Step into our time machine and travel through musical history at an interactive family concert
Step into our time machine and travel through musical history at an interactive family concert
Soundpit at Southbank Centre
Various times
22 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
Various times | 22 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
art & exhibitions
courses & workshops
Bring your pupils to play in giant sensory sandpits, creating music and designs through movement
Bring your pupils to play in giant sensory sandpits, creating music and designs through movement
Stick by Me at Southbank Centre
Various times
27 May 2019 - 28 May 2019
Various times | 27 May 2019 - 28 May 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Treasure the little things at a quirky show about friendship and play for ages 3 - 6
Treasure the little things at a quirky show about friendship and play for ages 3 - 6
Planningtorock, musician
8:00 pm
Wed 17 Jul 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 17 Jul 2019
gigs
pop
Love, queerness, gender identities and survival - it’s Planningtorock’s empowering musical show
Love, queerness, gender identities and survival - it’s Planningtorock’s empowering musical show
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Navadal Showcase South Asian Youth Dancers
5:30 pm
Sat 20 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | Sat 20 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
Be dazzled by the rising stars of South Asian dance at a showcase from Akademi
Be dazzled by the rising stars of South Asian dance at a showcase from Akademi

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27 May - 28 May
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Treasure the little things at a quirky show about friendship and play for ages 3 - 6

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Pete Woodhead
13 Feb - 2 Jun
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family & young people
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and designs through movement
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