Celebrate Chinese New Year and British East Asian heritage at the National Maritime Museum with a day of workshops and performances.
Families at Royal Museums Greenwich
Looking for things to do with children?
Under-5s get free entry to Cutty Sark, Flamsteed House and the Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory, and to special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.
February half-term family fun
Looking for things to do with kids during the school holidays? This February there are lots of fun half-term events and activities to choose from for all the family, including Dancing Dragons and Chinese Tea Hats at Cutty Sark (free with admission), Out of this World Activity Mornings at the Royal Observatory, and free events Tea Story and Little Tea Ship at the National Maritime Museum. Find out more and see the full listing of events.
Chinese New Year Celebrations at the National Maritime Museum
Saturday 21 February, 11.00-16.00 - come along with all the family for a day of free workshops and performances and discover more about how trade by sea brought people and cultural celebrations from Asia to Britain.
Year-round fun for kids
At the National Maritime Museum explore and play on our huge world atlas The Great Map, and set sail for distant lands with our magical interactive game The Great Explorer. Pop along to our regular family events: Explore Saturdays, Discover Sundays and Play Tuesdays.
Don't miss our Cutty Sark Family Fun weekends on the first weekend of every month (Free for under-5s).
Children's gallery and Ship Simulator
Come aboard the Children’s Gallery at the National Maritime Museum. Become a captain and try your hand at manoeuvring into port using our state-of-the-art Ship Simulator or fire a cannon at a dastardly pirate ship. Bring your sea legs as it can get choppy!
Location: National Maritime Museum floor two.
Opening times: Children's gallery is open daily (except 10.00–14.00 on Mon and Weds-Fri). Ship Simulator is open weekends, Tuesdays and school holidays.
Family fun on Cutty Sark
Explore the world's most famous sailing ship! Step into the shoes of Cutty Sark’s crew - play our interactive app Captain Woodget’s Apprentice, climb into the bunks where sailors slept, and see if you can beat the Captain's fastest voyage.
- Download our free Animal hunt trail to find the interesting creatures hiding on board
- Download our free Ship shapes trail and look for the biggest circle on the ship
Planetarium shows for children
Come to London's only planetarium for a breathtaking cinematic experience. Space Safari is our live planetarium show for under-7s - join Ted the Bear as he journeys throughout the solar system looking for the Great Big Bear in the sky.
Our other Planetarium shows are recommended for ages 5+ (under-3s admitted free).
Eating, drinking and parking
Our cafés have high chairs and will heat up baby milk. The National Maritime Museum also has separate feeding areas for mums with babies. Both the Museum and Cutty Sark have separate changing spaces and buggy parks.
Parking is available on weekends and Bank Holidays. Charges apply. See full details
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