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This summer the world's only In the Night Garden Live Showdome is coming to Blackheath in Greenwich from 26 May to 11 June - for two weeks only!
We're delighted the Showdome is coming to Blackheath in Greenwich this summer, right next to Greenwich Park, with plenty of free on-site parking (maximum stay 3 hours) - so you'll be able to park just outside and walk into the Showdome.
Tickets are on sale now - book now for the best prices, and please read on for more reasons to visit us in Blackheath!
The Showdome will be on Circus Field in Blackheath (if you're driving the postcode SE10 8QY will get you closest), and this is easily accessible by both car and public transport. For directions and travel info please visit the venue information page.
Fly your kite on Blackheath and Picnic in Greenwich Park!
Greenwich park boasts so many family-friendly attractions - it's the perfect place for a special family day out. You'll find picnic areas with panoramic views of London, beautiful flower gardens, a deer park, duck pond, and new playground, plus top 10 UK visitor attractions such as the Meridian Line, Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum (which hosts one of the best free children's galleries we've seen) and the Cutty Sark!
Green Outdoor Space
Blackheath is only a short distance from Central London by train and it offers some of the best outdoor spaces in the city. Our Showdome will be surrounded on all sides by lots of great open space – perfect for picnics, kite flying and other outdoor activities.
Just across the road is the beautiful and historic Greenwich Park, a lovely mixture of grassy parkland, flower gardens and wild meadows. Full of great places for adventurous little ones to explore, there's also a very popular children’s playground, as well as a Wilderness Park, where you might see some of London’s famous red and fallow deer!
After exploring the park, you and your little ones could visit the landmark Royal Observatory (home of the world famous Meridian Line), to learn about the planets, stars and astronauts at the free galleries, or pop into London’s only planetarium to take a family-friendly tour of the universe.
As you pass by the Observatory, don’t forget to stop off and check out one of the city’s best views from Greenwich Hill. Boasting a fantastic view of the Thames and many of London’s landmarks (including the London Eye and St Paul's Cathedral), it makes for a perfect picnic spot, and it's well worth bringing a camera!
Heading a little further North you'll find two more of Greenwich's award winning attractions: the Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum. Both offer lots of hands-on fun and games for the little ones, and many of their galleries and activities are free for the under 5s.
At the National Maritime Museum, you can experience the life of some of the world’s greatest explorers, with a special gallery designed for the under 7s. AHOY! is open daily, and your little ones will be able to get a taste of a life at sea – landing fish, encountering pirates and exploring the polar seas are all brought to life in a playful and interactive way, and with a buggy park and easy access to all the facilities it’s all set up for a family trip.
The nearby Cutty Sark is another of Maritime Greenwich's key landmarks, and is part of what makes this area one of the UK's Top 10 tourist attractions - all of it within walking distance of the Showdome!
Food and Drink
You'll find lots of great picnic spots throughout the park, as well as cafés at all the attractions above. Near the Observatory you'll find the beautiful Pavilion Café, which serves a range of food from snacks to main meals, ice creams and cakes. The café is perfect for family meals, with smaller portions of hot dishes and a kids lunch box selection available, not to mention fun activity sheets, high chairs, child-friendly cutlery and baby changing facilities. If you’re after something more substantial, you will find many of the high street’s favourite restaurants in the centre of Greenwich, as well as a number of very family-friendly and welcoming pubs.
For more travel information, please check our website here. We can't wait to welcome you to Blackheath this summer!
Tickets for In the Night Garden Live 2016 are on sale now. Book now for the best prices - every ticket includes a Souvenir Activity Brochure worth £7.
25 May - 10 Jun
London, Richmond Old Deer Park
17 Jun - 5 Jul
Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park
12 Jul - 30 Jul
Manchester, intu Trafford Centre
5 Aug - 28 Aug
It's really well organised for families - we've had such a lovely time.
I loved the show and Ariana couldn't stop screaming with excitement
Imogen Thomas, @Imogen_Thomas
Big smiles, she really loved it - definitely recommended!
The only time I've actually shed a tear in a theatre
Charlie Brooker, @charltonbrooker
She loved it. Definitely bring the kids - it's fun for everyone.
Richard & Christina Heast
Definitely go - just for the delight on your child's face - it's amazing!
The kids were absolutely glued all the way through!
She was mesmerised, I was in tears - absolutely fantastic show!
She absolutely loved it and I wouldn't have wanted her to miss it.