Doors: various

Tickets: from £5.90 ball pool (book online)

@ Museum of Happiness, 42 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL (access via The Canvas Cafe)


Although the aim of the Winter Happiness Festival is to encourage fun and play, there’s a bigger issue at its heart. While a new year brings hope, it can also bring anxiety, one of the biggest causes of mental distress and depression. Festival highlights include:

– A Giant Adult Ball Pool taking over half of the Museum of Happiness in Shoreditch, London. Probably one of the deepest ball pools in the UK!

– Gratitude tree, Letting Go bin, Mindful colouring in other activities that can boost your happiness skills (yes, happiness is actually a skill).

– A program of talks and workshops on Saturday afternoons in the basement of the Canvas Cafe – the home of the Museum of Happiness.