It might be chilly and miserable outside but there's still plenty going on this month for families, here's the pick of the best.
Sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones! Expect to hear everything from soulful jazz marches, reggae, gypsy and swing to pumping brass driven funk. Suitable for ages 4+ years.
The Snowman & The Snow Dog Exhibition River & Rowing Museum until 19 Jan
Here you can take in original illustrations, behind the scenes drawings as well as The Snowman's interactive party for younger fans.
Lightopia Festival London Chiswick House - 22 Jan – 1 Mar
If you missed the Christmas light trails, fear not. Head further afield to Chiswick House for Lightopia where you'll be transported to another world. Entry from 17:00 – 21:00.
Little Muddy Boots Every Saturday PAYG club 10am - Warfield
Wrap the kids up and get outside and muddy with Little Muddy Boots. Each week the sessions include free play before starting on a themed individual and group activity, think mud pies, magic potion and crafting. Sessions take place whatever the weather.
Fridays at the Pop Up Play Village Cox Green Scout Hut - every Friday
Every Friday at Cox Green scout hut in January the Pop Up Play Village transforms into a Winter Wonderland. Can you build an Igloo in the construction zone, or buy some winter vegetables from the Supermarket to make a winter soup to keep warm? What can you make in the sensory tray?
Room on The Broom The Wycombe Swan - 28 - 29 Jan
Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears!
Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up.
Kaleidoscope Norden Farm - Thur 30 Jan various times
recommended age 6-18 months. Blink. Blink again. What do you see? Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one. Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam. Discover the multicoloured world of Kaleidoscope in this gentle, playful performance.
Sunday Stories Norden Farm - Sun 26 Jan, 11.30am
Interactive storytelling in the magical story den. You can join in or catch up on the papers in the cafe while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over world.
YogaBabes Yoga Hub Maidenhead - Tuesdays 11am
Post-natal yoga exercises for mother & groovy moves to nursery rhymes for baby. Lots of different moves to stimulate and relax your baby; using your body as playground for the babies, not only develops your own core strength but enhances baby’s spatial awareness, confidence and muscle tone. Playtime without the toys, tummy time without noise and a strong body for you to see you through these growing years!
Junior Park Run Ockwells Park - Sundays 9am
Start a new habit and get the kids to Junior Park Run every Sunday at 9am. Run, walk, toddle or even carry around the 2km event. It's free to take part, just register on-line and enjoy a play in the park and coffee from Andrea's Cafe after.
Cliveden Critters workshops - every Wednesday 10.30am - 11.30am
These workshops teach little ones the value of nature from a young age. In a small group, they'll explore Cliveden's estate and create their own adventure.
A wander around Eton always makes a for an enjoyable couple of hours and while you are there take the kids to the Natural History Museum at Eton College holding more than 16,000 specimens and exploring themes including Thames Valley wildlife, biodiversity, evolution, and ecology it holds unique exhibits including a rare surviving page from Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and material relating to famous botanist and Old Etonian Sir Joseph Banks, who sailed on HMB Endeavour with Captain Cook. When you've finished here head over the the Museum of Eton Life which brings to life Eton College over 6 centuries, how times have changed.
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