If you are looking for some fun and cultural activities to do with your children, look no further than the Royal Opera House. They are never too young to discover a love for music and dance.
You may be surprised to find that in the heart of London, in a stunning building in Covent Garden, you can find not just world class opera and ballet but also tailored events for children too.
The Royal Opera House has a great range of activities that will bring your little ones into this atmosphere of theatre and make-believe, from first tries at dance to dressing up, music-making and even trying out some theatrical make up. And for this week, there is an amazing range of products available to buy to celebrate British Flower Week.
This celebration of Britain in bloom, following on the heels of the Chelsea Flower Show, aims to promote the nation’s most beautiful blooms and their growers. Royal Opera House has teamed up with celebrity florist Simon Lycett and Flowers from the Farm, a cooperative of small regional flower farmers and growers to host a unique flower-themed week on the site of the original Covent Garden flower market at the Royal Opera House.
Amongst a selection of beautiful finds inside the shop, you will also discover a luxurious new range of rose scented bath and body products from Noble Isle.
The quintessentially British ‘Tea Rose’ range uses the finest fragrances and natural extracts to create a lasting sensory impression. This combines extracts of roses sourced from The Real Flower Company – an award-winning English-grown flower business – with extracts of black Keemun tea leaves sourced from Jing Tea, a British tea brand. Together this creates a pure and charming scent, with all the grace and finesse of a classic afternoon tea, steeped in soothing black tea leaves and English rose petals, and blended with refreshing notes of jasmine and crisp clary sage.
Come and visit the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden during British Flowers Week and enjoy:
- Flower meadow installation, Covent Garden Piazza entrance; THE instagrammable moment
- Pop Up flower stalls hosted by Flowers from the Farm 10am – 5pm
- Piazza Terrace Bar Afternoon Tea Thursday – Saturday
- Flower inspired food and drinks at the Piazza Terrace Bar and foyer cafe
- Live at Lunch featuring the Flower Song from Carmen, Friday 14th June at 1pm (FREE)
- Ballet Dots celebration event – Saturday 15th June at 11.30am
- Flower themed ROH late – Sunday 16th June at 6pm
Other activities for children are as follows:
Opera Dots: Discover the world of opera through fun participatory workshops for children and adults, full of singing, music and stories.
Dance with the Royal Ballet: Learn and dance steps inspired by ballets performed at the Royal Opera House.
Dots Day: Step into the world of the Royal Opera House through a day of singing, dancing and music specially for babies, crawlers, tots and their families.
Family Sundays: Discover more about opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House in fun-packed Sundays, ideal for all the family, with a range of exciting and creative activities.
Ballet Dots: Discover the world of ballet through creative, fun and sensory dance workshops for children and adults.
Once you have enjoyed time with your little ones in one of these activities, why not buy them a keepsake from the Royal Opera House shop.