11 Things To Do With The Kids In London – March 2017
Spring has nearly sprung and although it’s not quite shorts and t-shirt weather, there’s still plenty to do with kids in London this month, whatever the temperature outside.
Our favourites are below but if you find something great that we haven’t included here, please let other parents know by leaving a message in the comments.
Royal Albert Hall Presents Classical For Kids - Spectacular Strings
Saturday 4 March – Saturday 3 June 2017
Show starts: 1030, 1100, 1330
Introducing little ears to the world of classical music, Classical for Kids concerts are aimed at children of all ages and their families to enjoy. Join Albert’s Band’s expert classical guitarist Tom Ellis and cellist Eun Cho for a relaxed one-hour concert of incredible string classics for kids, featuring exciting works by Schubert, Albeniz, Bach & Piazzolla.
Buggies, babies and budding musicians aew all welcome! When you buy a ticket you’ll also get 20% off in Verdi - Italian Kitchen (reviewed here). Each child over 2 requires a ticket and must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Under 2s are free and don’t need a ticket.
Space Safari - Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Every Saturday + Sunday at 1100
Tickets Adults £7.50 | Children £5.50 | Concessions £6.50 | Family £20
Best suited to kids under 7, join Ted the Teddy Bear on a journey across the Solar System, looking for the Great Big Bear in the sky. There’s interactive music and rhyme so perfect for pre-school children.
Families Find Out - Museum of London
Saturday 11 March + Sunday 12 March at 1100 + 1600
Learn how hot the fire really was and why it spread so quickly. Join students from Imperial College London and investigate the Great Fire of London through science and technology. The free festival is part of British Science Week and suitable for all ages.
More info here.
Friends for All - Half Moon Theatre
Saturday 11 March 2017
1100 + 1400 | 40 minutes
Poet Laureate for the London borough of Brent, Simon Mole, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), presents Friends for All – an interactive spoken word performance - with rapping, dancing and far-out video projections for kids aged 5-11 and their grown-ups. The show tells the story of 8 year old Lexi who doesn’t make friends as easily. If only her stupid school would allow a non-school uniform day then she could be herself, and find others like her. Inspired by Grandad’s hippy stories from the 60s, she decides to fight the powers that be, namely her teacher Mrs Marsh and the class bully, Suzy.
British Science Week at the National Theatre
During British Science Week, the NT will be exploring how theatres use science, technology, engineering and maths to put together a show. There are various activities on during the week.
Virtual Reality + Theatre at National Theatre
Saturday 11 March
Show times: 1100 -1230, 1300 - 1430, 1500 – 1630
Learn how the museum uses virtual reality to take people on incredible theatrical adventures. Enjoy a workshop from theatre company curious directive, meet a coral reef scientist, try out a virtual reality scuba dive in Indonesia and discover the threats facing the rainforests of the sea.
Adult tickets £5 / kids £3
Family Technical Theatre Day
Saturday 18 March – 1100 – 1530
Tickets from £8 for adults / £5 for kids
Explore backstage, learn how lighting and sound design work from a professional technician and then create your own designs to bring a scene to life. Suitable for kids aged 7 and up.
Cavatina Family Concert - Wigmore Hall
Saturday 18 March
1100 (concert lasts one hour)
One of the UK’s most exciting young strings quarters, the Piatti Quartet, performs an interactive concert at Wigmore Hall for families with children aged 5+, exploring the wonderful world of chamber music through composers such as Haydn, Ravel and Beethoven.
Your East End - Museum of London Docklands
Saturday 18 + Sunday 19 March
1200 – 1600
East London is one of our favourite neighborhoods thanks to its diversity, creative atmosphere, great (vegan) food and rough and tumble attitude. This free, drop-in festival is all about celebrating what the east end means to you. Enjoy family-friendly crafts, workshops and performances from some of the area’s local talent.
Find out more here.
Kids Drawing Day – Ground Floor Space, dn&co (Bermondsey)
Saturday 25 March - Drop in anytime from 1000 to 1700
To mark the release of A to Zakka - a beautiful riso-printed book for children celebrating the classic design of everyday things (Zakka in Japanese) - kids are invited to the gallery for a day of drawing. All materials will be provided.
The event will be held at
Ground Floor Space, dn&co.
3 Tyers Gate
London SE1 3HX
Tube: London Bridge
Disco Kids: Jurassic Live - Albany Theatre.
Sunday 26 March – 1400 - 1700
Step back in time at this pre-historic party! Gather the kids for a dino themed disco party with live dancers, video art and more.
£6 each or £20 for a family ticket.
*Indoor Play* with Little Cooks Co
Little Cooks Co have created the UK's first subscription-based kids cooking kit (suitable for 3 to 8 year olds) which aims to teach children to love cooking and eating healthy food. Every month, kids can receive their personalised kit, packed full of healthy recipes (for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack), cooking utensils, creative kitchen projects, family dinner table fun and more.
We agree with the Little Cooks Co philosophy that teaching kids to cook is one of the most important life skills parents can give them. The boxes are more than just the recipes - the experiments and educational cards teach kids about the power of food through action, the dinner table games make dinner time a fun event which brings families together around the table, and kids love collecting - so the badges, cooking tools, recipe cards and table talk cards all become things the child collects month on month. A monthly subscription costs £14.99.
The London Mother readers can enjoy an exclusive 15% discount on their first box. Simply use the code LDNM at checkout.
Find out more at www.littlecooksco.co.uk.
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