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Winter Reading Challenge

Saturday 1 - Saturday 22 December

Read any 4 books in December and receive a wonderful Winter Reading Challenge certificate from Santa himself! Visit your local Idea Store to sign up!
Idea Stores and libraries 


Children's Christmas Activities

Christmas Special Boy’s Book Group [All ages]
Mondays in December, 4:00 – 5:00pm
It’s the jolliest time of the year where kids get up early and rummage under the green tree for presents and chocolates. Whether you’ve been good or bad, join us in the holiday spirit to read stories and make some fantastic cards!
Idea Store Chrisp Street

Christmas Special Girl’s Book Group [All ages]
Tuesdays in December, 4:00 – 5:00pm
It’s the jolliest time of the year where kids get up early and rummage under the green tree for presents and chocolates. Whether you’ve been good or bad, join us in the holiday spirit to read stories and make some fantastic cards!
Idea Store Chrisp Street

Christmas Special Code Club [All ages]
Wednesdays in December, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Learn how to make your own games! Join other coders who will be trying to help Santa deliver all the presents on time.
Idea Store Chrisp Street

Christmas Special Family Reading Time [All ages]
Saturdays in December, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Join us in having a pick from our great book selection about all things winter and Christmas as we talk about what everyone has been reading. Fun for all the family!
Idea Store Chrisp Street

Christmas Special Art Club [All ages]
Sundays in December, 2:15 – 3:00pm
As we come to December the snow will start to fall but due to global warming it will melt VERY QUICKLY. Elsa and Anna and Olaf and Kristoff and Sven will need your help to craft their way through the unpredictable temperatures! …Do you wanna build a (paper) snowman? Come to art club to pitch in!
Idea Store Chrisp Street

Christmas Art Club [All ages]
Sundays in December, 2:15 – 3:00pm
Festive arts and crafts throughout the month of December!
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Christmas Tree [Ages 5+]
Saturday 1 December, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Come and help us decorate our Christmas Tree!
Idea Store Watney Market

Decorate our Christmas Tree [All ages]
Sunday 2 December, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Come along and bring our Christmas tree to life.
Idea Store Whitechapel

Elf’s Toy Workshop [All ages]
Saturday 8 December, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Help Santa design the best toys of the year!
Idea Store Whitechapel

Christmas Cards [Ages 5+]
Saturday 8 December, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Come and create your own Christmas card for someone special.
Idea Store Watney Market

Sparkly Winter Decorations [All ages]
Sunday 9 December, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Use everyday materials to create festive decorations.
Idea Store Whitechapel

Special Yuletide Storytime [Under 5s]
Monday 10 December, 10:30 - 11:15pm
Your favourite Christmas nursery rhymes and stories with Santa
Idea Store Whitechapel

Crazy Calendar Craft [All ages]
Saturday 15 December, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Design your 2019 calendar with your favourite characters. The best one wins a prize!
Idea Store Whitechapel

Christmas Decorations [Ages 5+]
Saturday 15 December, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Make your own Christmas decoration to hang up at home
Idea Store Watney Market

Make a Silly Santa Mask [All ages]
Sunday 16 December, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Make a wacky Santa mask. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Idea Store Whitechapel

Puppet Show Storytime [Under 5s}
Monday 17 December, 10:30 - 11:15pm
Singing puppets come to life in this specially-written Storytime event.
Idea Store Whitechapel

Christmas Story Time [Under 5s]
Saturday 22 December, 10:30 – 11:30am
Join in for a sing along with Santa
Idea Store Watney Market

Poems on Stage! [Ages 5+]
Saturday 22 December, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Choose a winter poem, dress up  and perform it on stage.
Idea Store Whitechapel

Meet Santa! [All ages]
Saturday 22 December 2:00 - 4:00pm
Finish the Winter Reading Challenge and see Santa!
Idea Store Watney Market

Visit Santa! [All ages]
Saturday 22 December, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Santa would like to say hello to all those who have read 4 books for the Winter Reading Challenge!
This is a ticketed event.
Idea Store Whitechapel

Last Minute Christmas Card [All ages]
Sunday 23 December, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Eeeekk… Forgot to send your Christmas cards? Come along and  create your own special cards.
Idea Store Whitechapel

New Year’s Colour Explosion! [All ages]
Sunday 30 December,  2:15 - 3:30pm
Wish everyone a happy new year with a firework display greeting card.
Idea Store Whitechapel