It's time for those crafty kids of yours to get crafty. The Cutty Sark in Greenwich has several arts & crafts workshops over January and February for children to get stuck into - literally.
Snug Sea Creatures
The Cutty Sark was a British clipper ship that faced all sorts of conditions such as icebergs and snow. It used to travel through them with cargoes of wool from Australia. Now you can stay warm aboard the clipper by making wooly sock puppets. The workshops are free and run at 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm.
Keeping with the winter theme, between the time of 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm, this free workshop is all about making warm pom-pom ear muffs.
Okay, not art & crafty, but still fun. A 45 minute session with stories about dragons, tea, and China. Times are 12pm, 2.30pm, & 3.30pm.
Learn how tea is made, and make your own farmers' tea hat. Times are 11.30am-1.30pm or 2pm-4pm.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year by making lanterns. Times are 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm.
New Year Fans
Learn about the history of Chinese fans and make your own to take home. Times are 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm.
Make animal masks that match the year you were born on the Chinese calendar, to parade and dance in. Times are 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Celebrate the Chinese New Year between 11am-4pm with a day of music, workshops, performances, and learn about how sea trade influenced relationships between Asia and Britain.
Try some herbal blends and learn about the history behind Chinese tea. Open all day.
The workshops are free, but admittance to Cutty Sarkcosts £16 for adults, £9 for 5-15 year olds. Under 5s go free.