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.

Join us this Easter for a jam-packed week of fun. Come and enjoy the musical, family show Tabby McTat, based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's beloved book. Or perhaps you fancy some sensory play with Kaleidoscope or Soundpit.

Plus free events daily, including DJ sets with Anna Greenwood, live bands Dizney Rascal and Boogie Monsters and a dance takeover with HomeBros.

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Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Art
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...
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

12:00 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO musical laboratory opens its doors once more for children aged six and over
The LPO musical laboratory opens its doors once more for children aged six and over
Various times
Sat 30 Mar 2019
Various times | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
A magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
A magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
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Tabby McTat. Image credit Robin Savage
Various times
6 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
Various times | 6 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
A heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's book
A heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's...
Anna Greenwood, DJ

Free

Free

Various times
7 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
Various times | 7 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
Wake up and rave at an all-singing, all-dancing party with DJ Anna Greenwood
Wake up and rave at an all-singing, all-dancing party with DJ Anna Greenwood
Megson, folk band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 07 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 07 Apr 2019
Little music connoisseurs can enjoy lush folk harmonies in this entertaining concert for children
Little music connoisseurs can enjoy lush folk harmonies in this entertaining concert for children
Rocktopus, kids' band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Mon 08 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Mon 08 Apr 2019
Air guitars at the ready! Rock out with the hair-spinning, guitar-rocking interactive band
Air guitars at the ready! Rock out with the hair-spinning, guitar-rocking interactive band
Rosie Adediran, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Tue 09 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Tue 09 Apr 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Warm up your pipes or shake a leg at a show of folk, world and original tunes for all ages
Warm up your pipes or shake a leg at a show of folk, world and original tunes for all ages
Kaleidoscope being performed on-stage
Various times
9 Apr 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
Various times | 9 Apr 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
Performance & Dance
Fill your little one’s world with colour at an immersive experience with mirrors, lights and sounds
Fill your little one’s world with colour at an immersive experience with mirrors, lights and...
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Mellow Baku, singer

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Thu 11 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Thu 11 Apr 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Mellow by name, mellow by nature: the vocalist captivates with jazz grooves and soulful reggae
Mellow by name, mellow by nature: the vocalist captivates with jazz grooves and soulful reggae
Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 12 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 12 Apr 2019
Rock & Pop
Gigs
A band of space aliens spread peace with their cosmic music in a free Friday Lunch performance
A band of space aliens spread peace with their cosmic music in a free Friday Lunch performance
Dizney Rascal, ska cover band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sat 13 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 13 Apr 2019
What do you get when you mix a heap of Disney classics with spoonfuls of sugar, ska and reggae?
What do you get when you mix a heap of Disney classics with spoonfuls of sugar, ska and reggae?
Photograph of a child dancing while a crowd and an MC cheer her on

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 14 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 14 Apr 2019
Learn all the best moves from the hip-hop dance pros – no experience necessary
Learn all the best moves from the hip-hop dance pros – no experience necessary
Illustration for A World of Magic at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 28 Apr 2019
Various times | Sun 28 Apr 2019
Classical music
Talks & Topics
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
Southbank Sinfonia
11:30 am
Sun 19 May 2019
11:30 am | Sun 19 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
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
John Hegley, Cina Aissa and Mike Tomes leaning against a wall
8:00 pm
Wed 07 Aug 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 07 Aug 2019
Literature
Poetry
From the French: the poet, comedian and musician John Hegley reflects on his Gallic roots
From the French: the poet, comedian and musician John Hegley reflects on his Gallic roots
Zoonation Dancers breakdancing
Various times
15 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
Various times | 15 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Travel through musical history at a toe-tapping ZooNation Youth Company show for all the family
Travel through musical history at a toe-tapping ZooNation Youth Company show for all the family
Southbank Sinfonia musicians
11:30 am
Sat 05 Oct 2019
11:30 am | Sat 05 Oct 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Dive in to some of classical music’s greatest stories in a concert for children aged five to 11
Dive in to some of classical music’s greatest stories in a concert for children aged five to 11
Southbank Sinfonia
11:30 am
Sat 09 May 2020
11:30 am | Sat 09 May 2020
Classical music
Orchestra
Unleash musical imaginations with a chance for children aged five to 11 to explore the orchestra
Unleash musical imaginations with a chance for children aged five to 11 to explore the orchestra

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6 Apr - 13 Apr
Performance & Dance
Theatre
A heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's book

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Pete Woodhead
13 Feb - 2 Jun
Art
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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