A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures

Take a trip into the brilliant 3-D technicolour world of the best loved children's author, Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, with the UK’s first immersive exhibition of their work.Read more


Join children’s author Michael Morpurgo for a reading from his new book inspired by
the Foundling Hospital, and enjoy music featured in the story.
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The 2017 London Children’s Book Fair at Parasol unit

The 2017 London Children’s Book Fair at Parasol unit
Friday + Saturday, 15 – 16 December 2017

Friday 15 December: 2 – 8pm (Drinks Reception, from 6pm)
Saturday 16 December: 10am – 5pm
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The 2017 London Children's Book Fair

Enter the wonderful world of books at The 2017 London Children’s Book Fair at Parasol unit, presenting the best of contemporary children’s literature. As everyone has a special story to tell, this year’s Book Fair celebrates storytelling. Open to all, from toddlers to teens, admission to the Book Fair is free for the whole family. It takes place at Parasol unit’s galleries on Friday and Saturday 15–16 December 2017.Read more

Animal Christmas Crackers Concert

Join the Waldegrave Ensemble for a magical animal-themed family concert.Read more

FUNBOX: Santa’s Funtastic Factory

Gary, Anya and Kevin have been entrusted by the big chap in the red suit himself, to help finish the lists for all the boys and girls before Christmas Day. But things aren’t quite going to plan. Santa’s magic machine is playing up creating Christmas chaos, mechanical mayhem and topsy-turvy toys, so it’s up to the Funbox gang to save the day!Read more