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Kids Christmas Activities

Learning Activities

We have lots of fun family activities coming up for the Christmas holidays. Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment as some activities and times are now fully booked. See what's on below or visit our WeGotTickets page

Sat 26 Nov

  • DIY Elf on a Shelf! (4yrs+) / 10.15am, 1.30pm / City Art Gallery / £7
    Make your very own mischievous elf in time for December 1st. Book here 

Mon 19 Dec

  • Eco Decorations (6-16yrs) / 10.30am, 11.30am or 1.30pm City Art Gallery / £6 Design and decorate your very own stunning Christmas decorations in this fun messy workshop. Book here
  • Southampton Culture Club: CHRISTMAS CRAFTS (6-12yrs) / Drop off 8.45am - all day / Art Gallery / £35 or £60 for 2.
    A jam packed day of arts and crafts including thank you card making, xmas gonks and treat tins. Book here

Tues 20 Dec

  • Southampton Culture Club: TIME TRAVELLING CHRISTMAS TREES (6-12yrs) / Drop off 8.45am - all day / Art Gallery / £35 or £60 for 2
    Explore traditions through the ages and create your own mini-Christmas tree. Book here

Wed 21 Dec

  • Play with Printing: Make your own wrapping paper (4yrs+) / 12.30am or 2.30pm / City Art Gallery / £7.50
    Create your own personalised gift wrap and tags. This session is designed to be enjoyed by adults and children together. Book here
  • Southampton Culture Club: STARRY NIGHT (6-12yrs) / Drop off 8.45am - all day / Art Gallery / £35 or £60 for 2
    It’s the shortest day of the year so come and explore space and the night sky through a packed day of crafts and activities! Book here

Adult Christmas Activities

wire decs

Wire Christmas Decorations | 9 December | 10.30am | Southampton City Art Gallery | £25

Create some festive wire decorations for your tree or home this year and capture some Christmas spirit with this crafty workshop. Help and guidance from artist Liza Morgan. All materials provided. Book here

Macramé wreaths - Adult workshop | 3 December | 10.30am | Southampton City Art Gallery | £35

Create a beautiful macramé and willow Christmas wreath suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Pre-made willow wreaths will be provided. You will be taught how to add macramé and then have the opportunity to add a festive touch with decorative natural materials. Help and guidance from artist Liza Morgan. All materials provided. Book here

Hand-painted Christmas Candles | 4 December | 10am | Southampton City Art Gallery | £18

Get into the festive mood in the atmospheric setting of Tudor House as you create stunning hand-painted candles. Use acrylic paints to add designs, repeat patterns or personalised motifs to plain candles - perfect for your Christmas table, or as a thoughtful gift. Book here

Wire Reindeer | 15 December | 10.30am | Southampton City Art Gallery | £25

Create a beautiful homemade wire reindeer to add to your Christmas decorations this year. Bring your friends or join our friendly group of Christmas craft makers. Book here

Family Christmas at Tudor House

Family Christmas Tudor House

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11, and Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and Monday 19 December.

Get in the Christmas spirit with a family visit to Tudor House and Garden covered in festive decorations. You can book a time to see Father Christmas then book a traditional Christmas decoration workshop or enjoy a festive afternoon tea together. Find out more here Book early to avoid disappointment!

Christmas Afternoon Tea at SeaCity.

Festive afternoon tea

Tuck into a festive afternoon tea from 12noon to 1.30pm at SeaCity Museum Café where the whole family can enjoy a range of tasty seasonal sweet and savoury treats.

Children’s Afternoon Tea: Selection of sandwiches and a variety of mini cakes with milk or juice.

For the grown-ups: Classic selection of sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream & a selection of mini cakes with a festive drink.

Dates: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 December and 2 January.

Book here

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