BELLY LAUGHS APLENTY

It’s never too early to get the kids into comedy – and this weekend could prove the perfect chance, as Comedy Club 4 Kids brings its festive special to Greenwich Theatre. Expect rollicking jokes and tinsel-wrapped tomfoolery from comedians Bec Hill, Tiernan Douieb and Howard Read, while rumour has it Santa himself is making an appearance. Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES. December 22 at 10am. Admission: £13.50/£11 concessions/£8.50 children. www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/

GALLOP THROUGH THE WOODS WITH ROBIN HOOD

Steal from the rich and give to the poor this Saturday with Playhouse Productions’ Robin Hood. Brave little ones will gallop through Sherwood Forest with Robin and Marian, helping them take back the land from the Sheriff in this high-energy, song-fuelled show staged in the Royal Arsenal. Under 1 Roof Children’s Theatre, The I O Centre, 9, Skeffington Street, Woolwich, SE18 6SR.
December 22, from 2pm – 3pm. Admission: £10 children/£12 adults/£3 under 2s.
www.under1roofkids.com/

 

PREPARE TO BE ENCHANTED AT ELTHAM PALACE GARDENS

The gardens of Eltham Palace have been jazzed-up for Christmas with twinkling lights, soundscapes and big, bright splashes of colour. Get lost in the maze of light and discover secrets hidden in the woodland, including a talking tree. If that’s not enough, fairground swing chairs and rocking boats will there to entertain the tots, while grown-ups can do a spot of Christmas shopping in the palace gift shop. Come with an appetite for warming baps and pies, and remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Eltham Palace and Gardens, Court Yard, London SE9 5QE. December 20 – 22, from 4:30pm – 9pm. Admission: £12/£8 for members and further discounter for families and children.
www.english-heritage.org.uk/

LAST CHANCE: GO TO SEA WITH THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT

This year, Churchill Theatre’s Creative Learning Christmas Show is The Owl and the Pussycat. It’s a chance to see and hear Edward Lear’s classic tale brought to life, and join the story’s unlikely couple on their pea green boat as they sing and reminisce over memories of their travels out at sea. Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA. December 8 – 21, at 10:30am and 12pm. Admission: £13/£11.50 concessions/£10 under 16s.
www.churchilltheatre.co.uk/