Programme Items: Kids & Families

Kids & Families


This year we unveil our brand new Kids & Families area with a heap of programming for the whole family to enjoy. On top of the attractions and performances featured below, you can expect to find a story telling stage, magicians and face-painters. The area devoted to youngsters will also be fully equipped with baby… Read more »

Peppa Pig
‘Meet & Greet’


Everyone’s favourite playful piggy is heading to Citadel Festival. Join the party with Peppa Pig who enjoys her first festival experience this Spring. Snorts and giggles guaranteed. There will be a chance to meet Peppa at intervals throughout the day (so don’t forget your camera) as well as opportunities to take part in fun festival… Read more »

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre


We’re happy to be welcoming The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre for the first time to Citadel. Hailing from Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire (where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years), the museum will be serving up a creative art workshop that will allow children to experience the magical world of Roald Dahl hands-on. Biffsquiggling… Read more »

Royal Albert Hall’s
Jazz for Kids: New Orleans


Jazz for Kids: New Orleans Join the Royal Albert Hall’s jazziest musicians from their resident Education & Outreach Ensemble; Albert’s Band for an action packed, interactive concert that will take you on a whistle-stop tour around the birthplace of Jazz. Suitable for children of all ages and their families.

Young Yogis with Stretch


Come and get involved in an energetic, playful yoga class aimed at encouraging creativity, expressiveness and self-awareness. Through visualisation and meditation, kids will learn to relax and focus, develop concentration and tranquility, as well as build confidence, self-esteem and best of all have fun! More info about Stretch here.

The Pleasance Theatre


Something has gone wrong? World-renowned magician Tom Brace was about to pull a rabbit from a hat!, the only problem is… he has lost the rabbit. Join The Pleasance Theatre’s merry band of hapless traveling magicians as they wander throughout Citadel in search of the White Rabbit. With a year-round London base in Islington, as well… Read more »

Volleyball England


Volleyball England return to Citadel this year with some of the best volleyballers in the country who will be on hand to offer lessons, tips and tricks for youngsters.

Chiswick Sling Library

chiswick sling

Chiswick Sling Library operates a baby carrier library and consultancy service to families in West London. This year at Citadel, sling workshops will be run by an experienced Babywearing Consultant, and will cover: guidance on safe babywearing, as well as demonstrations of some carriers, stretchy slings and woven wraps. There will also be an opportunity… Read more »

And Circus Workshops


And Circus is a new & exciting youth circus run by a team of dedicated & experienced circus practitioners. Their expert team are passionate about teaching circus in an engaging & simple way. Through the magical art of Circus skills, children can improve physical fitness & coordination, build confidence & self esteem and break down… Read more »

Drag Queen Story Time


Join us for Drag Queen Storytime, an LGBT inclusive story time for families of all ages.