Alexandra Palace is a great place for your family to have fun and discover the history of the Park and Palace together. You can visit 365 days a year, and always find something for families to do!

Our family programme includes sessions throughout the week that enhance the special bond through creative play between parents/guardians and their children (ages 12 and under). Families can experience a range of art forms and activities from arts and crafts, to dancing, drumming and song! We offer an ever-changing programme that includes hands-on activities developed in collaboration with teachers, artists, performers, tour guides, and curators.

Your Christmas Carol (and other stories): theatre workshops

To co-incide with the production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story arriving in Palace’s Theatre this festive season, take part in a series of hour-long drama workshops with Crouch End Youth Theatre. Ideal for young creatives, these fun and fast-paced workshops will explore ways to create your own famous characters and stories inspired by classic tales.

All workshops take place in the Palace’s Creativity Pavilion in our East Court.

The sessions are led by Crouch End Youth Theatre director Jonny Siddall.

Suitable for ages 11+

Workshop dates

  • Tuesday, 20 November 6pm
  • Thursday, 2 December 6pm
  • Saturday, 4 December 1pm & 6pm
  • Sunday, 5 December 4.30pm
  • Tuesday, 14 December 6pm
  • Saturday, 18 December 1pm & 6pm

Wild in the Park presents...Forest & Family’s Little Foresters Club!

A season-inspired nature play and discovery experience for pre-school children aged from two-and-a-half to four years old. The sesssions are designed to build confidence, self-esteem, independence and a connection with nature.

Little Foresters Club is led by Forest School facilitators and combines seasonal nature observation with nature crafts, games, storytelling, song, mud play, den building, movement, and plenty of nature discovery. We follow the rhythm of the seasons and sessions run in all weather, rain, or shine. Autumn Term themes include Robins, Squirrels, Oak Trees, Rain, Worms and Mud! Spaces are limited as this is a small class.

Autumn Term sessions are bookable as a block of seven weeks: Starting 20th October, 11:15-12:30am, until 8th December (excluding half term).

Prices: £13 per session when booking the full seven-week term (£91 full term). Or £15 per session for drop-in/individual sessions. Prices are per child. Younger siblings are welcome to attend for free.

The Dolly Shepherd Walking Trail

Step away from your screen and recharge your batteries with a walk around our brand new history trail dedicated to Victorian Balloonist and Parachutist Dolly Shepherd.

The trail begins underneath the Rose Window of the Great Hall, where dare devil Dolly worked as a waitress in 1903, and takes you to the sites of her first trapeze jump, the South Slope where she would meet her adoring fans before take off and an old hot air balloon tether hidden deep in the park.

Walking time approximately 30 mins
Suitable for all ages but especially families with kids

Creative Activities for Half Term

Free creative activities for all ages

There’s plenty to keep young people busy this half term, even in lockdown. Learn new skills from our inspiring roster of artists from the fields of experimental music, set design and fine art.

Little Inventors

16 and under

Take the Ally Pally Wildlife challenge!

Alexandra Palace needs your wonderful ideas to help us celebrate our beautiful park and the hundreds of weird and wonderful species that make their homes here.

We want you to pick your favourite wildlife and create inventions that will help them here in Ally Pally Park. To do so visit the Little Inventors website which has all the relevant information, resources and instructions. There are prizes on offer for the best ideas, entries close 26 February 2021.

But just before you get started, here’s CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson with a bit more information. Thanks Naomi!

Good luck!

You can
just ask us