Join Miss Sophie’s for a Nativity special at London zoo. This December the magic of Christmas will be brought alive by the resident animals at the zoo. We will journey through the scenes of the nativity and meet the Wise Men and their camels, see Mary in the stable and talk to the Shepherds as they tend to their flock. We will also join Santa as he tells us about the animals he meets when he travels around the world. If you have been good this term, perhaps there will even be a gift to take home…….
The day will be all about fun facts, making friends and starting those holiday diaries!
Charles Dickens Museum & Mail Rail Christmas Train
Tuesday 17th December
‘Food Glorious Food’…..today we step into the world of Dickens and learn how food shaped many of his stories, and his life.
This family friendly exhibition lets us experience his house as both a servant or a guest, with puzzles, smell jars and soundscapes to engage all the senses. We will discover how a dinner party might be prepared and what Dickens and the people in his life (both real and imaginary) had to eat.
We will then head to the Postal Museum to explore how our letters are sent out at Christmas, and take a ride on the Mail Rail Christmas train!
A trip along the river is a must at Christmas, and the Tate Modern is a perfect stopping point. We will end our day enjoying a hot chocolate as we explore the atmospheric Southbank Christmas market.
First we venture into the wonderful exhibition by Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern. In these captivating installations you become aware of your senses, people around you and the world beyond, opening up many discussions for the children. Some artworks introduce natural phenomena such as rainbows to the gallery space. Others use reflections and shadows to play with the way we perceive and interact with the world.