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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 White Rabbit

Character walk around - Alice and the White Rabbit

Have fun with Alice and her friend the White Rabbit - who must not be late for Tea!

Terminal 2

  • 7 August – 14:30 to 17:00

Terminal 4

  • 7 August - 18:00 to 20:30
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 2

  • 8 August – 14:30 to 17:00

Terminal 3

  • 6 August - 17:30 to 20:00
  • 31 August - 17:30 to 20:00

Terminal 4

  • 8 August - 18:00 to 20:30
  • 31 August - 14:00 to 16:30

Terminal 5

  • 6 August - 14:00 to 16:00

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 2 - Cap'uccino

  • 12 August - 10:00 to 16:00

Terminal 3 - Rhubarb British Restaurant and Bar

  • 11 August - 14:00 to 20:00

Terminal 4 - Dining Street Restaurant

  • 18 August - 14:00 to 20:00

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 2

  • 19 August - 14:00 to 20:00

Terminal 3

  • 8 August - 08:00 to 14:00

Terminal 4

  • 9 August - 08:00 to 14:00

Terminal 5

  • 15 August - 10:00 to 17:00
  • 24 August - 11:00 to 18:00

Anyone for chess?

For those of you with a keen interest in chess, or those who have never tried the game, we will have an oversized version of the game in Terminals 2 and 5.

Terminal 2 - opposite Cap'uccino

  • From 14 July until 23 August

Terminal 5 - Arrivals near the fountains

  • From 13 July until 23 August

Pimm's O'Clock tea party

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 August. Enjoy some good food and be entertained at the same time. Unless otherwise stated, performances start at 10.30am.

India Electric Company - 8 August from 11:00

India Electric Company

Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company travel through Eastern European themes, gypsy jazz and irish reels to end up with something “just so fresh.” (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music).

In 2015 they release their debut album and will accompany and support Midge Ure on the extensive Breathe Again tour. Having found themselves playlisted on BBC 6 Music, performing on stages at Glastonbury

Alex Cornish - 11 August from 11:00

Alex Cornish

Alex Cornish is a singer-songwriter from Dunbar in Scotland. He has home produced three critically acclaimed albums, toured all over, enjoyed heavy rotation on BBC Radio 2, been in session across all BBC stations from 6 Music to Radio 1 and his songs have featured in numerous films and television shows. All this without ever having any major label support and with songs he writes alone and performs with his band.

His new fourth album 'Beyond the Serenade' has already been championed by Dermot O' Leary on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland, as well as by us playing his music in our coffee shops.

George Montague - 29 August from midday

George Montague

Have you met George?

This piano-hitting, string-twanging, gravity-defying singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist, with over five million views on YouTube, is enthralling a global audience with his exciting live energy and countless contagious original songs - playing Rock, Pop, Soul, R&B on piano, guitar and ukulele; including live-sampling and looping his beatboxing and vocal harmonies.

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