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Family Day: A Commonwealth Celebration

Family Day: A Commonwealth Celebration

Date Time Location Price
Friday, 21st February 2020 10.00am - 3.00pm The Abbey £11 per adult | Kids Go Free Book tickets

Music, stories, art and dance from around the world will fill the Abbey in this joyful celebration of the Commonwealth.

Have the world at your fingertips as the Commonwealth comes to Westminster Abbey for this special Family Day.

Kick off your shoes to try Kathak dance from India, beat a rhythm on a Ghanaian Drum, and slip into the warmth of a Caribbean tale to explore the Abbey’s relationship with The Queen and the Commonwealth.

Culture, nature and art combine on this lively day of fun and celebration in the unique environment of Westminster Abbey.

Activities are suitable for children aged 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Held in partnership with The Royal Commonwealth Society.

Timetable of activities

10.00am - Kathak dance from India with ANKH Dance

11.00am - Drumming from Ghana with Miishejeloi

11.30am - Storytelling

12.30pm - Storytelling

1.00pm - Maori performance from New Zealand with Ngati Ranana

1.30pm - Storytelling

2.00pm - Steel pan music from Trinidad and Tobago with Melodians

Family ticket offer

Tickets are available at the reduced rate of £11 for one adult and up to four children; or £22 for two adults and up to eight children. Book online at


The Abbey's Cellarium Café is closed on this day. There are plenty of cafés nearby or you’re welcome to eat packed lunches in the Cloisters. If you leave the Abbey you will be allowed back in on the day if you show your ticket.

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