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Critic's choice events in Wimbledon

Mencap Team Dodgeball Championships

Learning disability charity Mencap are hosting their sixth annual dodgeball tournament in Wimbledon Park. Teams of up to ten members (six players, plus a minimum of two substitutes and at least one female player) will dodge, duck, dip and dive their way through at least seven games throughout the day. There are prizes for winning and for the team in the best fancy-dress, and - to ensure you all get your jollies on prior to the after-party - the London Beer Factory are giving each

  1. Wimbledon Park Revelstoke Road, SW19 7HU
  2. Sat Sep 6
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Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey

A family-friendly Christmas show with songs, nursery rhymes and stories where kids get to meet Father Christmas himself after the show and maybe, if they've been very good, get a present. Ages 2-plus. Find more family Christmas shows in London  

  1. New Wimbledon Theatre The Broadway, SW19 1QG
  2. Mon Dec 1 - Wed Dec 24
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Peter Pan

Less your regular panto and more Christmas show affair, Polka Theatre offer up an adaptation of JM Barrie's classic tale by artistic director Peter Glanville. Catch singing, flying and dancing as they bring the tale of lost boys and girls, fairies and pirates to life. Ages 6-plus. Find more family Christmas shows in London

  1. Polka Theatre 240 The Broadway, SW19 1SB
  2. Fri Nov 21 - Sat Feb 14
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Wanstead Vintage and Brocante Fair

This spacious vintage fair offers everything from the affordable to the collectable. Textiles, trimmings and bric-a-brac for the home accompany special vintage garments and accessories. Be quick to bag one of a kind statement pieces like an 1800's black satin collapsible opera hat, 1970's printed YSL scarf and vintage Biba dresses. Enjoy tea in the vintage themed cafe, learn to jive and lindy hop from half past noon or attend the book signing of 'Scarves' to chat with author and

  1. Christchurch Hall 2 Cottenham Park Rd , SW20 0NB
  2. Sat Sep 6
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It's panto time in Wimbledon and this year promises to be as raucous as every other. Matthew Kelly returns as an ugly sister alongside Matthew Rixon, and we're promised song and dance numbers with real Shetland ponies no less. The two Matthews are old hands, having starred in  Wimbledon's production of 'Aladdin' last year. More cast to be announced. Find more pantomimes in London  

  1. New Wimbledon Theatre The Broadway, SW19 1QG
  2. Fri Dec 5 - Wed Dec 31
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