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Special events in the terminals at Heathrow

Heathrow is the stage for fun and engaging events all year round to keep you entertained on your travels.

Celebrate summer at Heathrow

Welcome in the summer with Heathrow. For the month of August we are celebrating in style with a series of British-themed events in the terminals.

Alice in Wonderland

150 years of Alice

Heathrow is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland with a series of Alice-themed events for all the family.

The Queen of Hearts

Character walk-around - the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter

Alice's nightmare will commence when the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter - who is partial to jam tarts - will be visiting us.

Terminal 3

  • 31 August - 17:30 to 20:00

Terminal 4

  • 31 August - 14:00 to 16:30

Tea party workshops

Colouring pencils

Each terminal will hold its own tea party workshop where our teams will help children (or adults!) paint their own teacup and saucer to take away as a lasting reminder of Heathrow this summer.

Terminal 5 - Pilots Bar and Kitchen

  • 26 August - 10:00 to 16:00

Alice in Wonderland picture frames

Have some fun with your family and be sure to take a Heathrow souvenir with you.

  • Terminal 2: Play area near the walkway to 'B' Gates
  • Terminal 3: Play area in the Family Lounge near Ted Baker
  • Terminal 4: Play area opposite Boots on the way to Gates 1-6
  • Terminal 5: Play area near Gate 7.

Download your own Alice in Wonderland chapter

Download a chapter from this classic book, available at WHSmith this summer, and find out what happens to Alice.

You'll find your free download on the books page at heathrow.com/boutique from 13 July until 6 September.

The Arts and Crafts cart

Balloon Fairies art and craft

Our Balloon Fairies are back and will be visiting the terminals, helping families make fun mementoes of their time at Heathrow.

Terminal 5

  • 24 August - 11:00 to 18:00

Pimm's O'Clock tea party

Bottle and glasses of Pimms

Each terminal will hold a specially designed Tea Party at selected restaurants (see below) which includes a Pimm’s cocktail and dessert. Pimm’s O’Clock sampling spots can also be found in designated seating areas.

Terminal 2 - The Gorgeous Kitchen

  • 13 July - 30 August: 15:00 to 20:00

Terminal 3 - Rhubarb British Restaurant and Bar

  • 13 July - 30 August: 15:00 to 20:00

Terminal 4 - Dining Street Restaurant

  • 13 July - 30 August: 15:00 to 20:00

Terminal 5 - Gordon Ramsay Plane Food

  • 13 July - 30 August: 15:00 to 20:00

Caffè Nero - home of live music:

Caffè Nero in Terminal 2 Arrivals will be home to exciting live music on various dates throughout September. Enjoy some good food and be entertained at the same time. Unless otherwise stated, performances start at 10.30am.

Colourshop Music - 5 September from midday

Hailing from a small town just outside Rome, Diego and Alfredo Salvati now ply their trade as Colourshop, a 2-piece band with influences ranging from Pink Floyd and the Beatles to Italian pop and world music.

Their uniqueness is driven by their Latin roots with compelling melodies and a synergy between the two brothers that delivers amazing harmonies and a tightness live, that sets them apart from the competition.

ISSIMO - 6 September 11:00am

Unique songwriter duo Marc Otway and Abi Uttley, backed by the ISSIMITES make up the funky pop band ISSIMO. Branded as Yorkshires answer to "The Scissor Sisters" they take their influences from an eclectic range of genres, reggae, ska and even latin, and write thematic pop songs, that are lyrically driven and rhythmically charged.

In their short history ISSIMO have already brought their infectious vibes to Latitude Festival, Cornbury Festival, Beatherder festival and Bingley Music Live to name just a few.

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