Regency Baking
Aug
30
to Aug 31

Regency Baking

Kids can whip up some delicious baked treats in a fun workshop.

The day starts with a tour of the museum with lots of fun facts about food and cooking in Regency England, as well as a look around the newly-restored kitchens which are over 200 years old! Then they get baking, making tasty treats using recipes from the period which can be enjoyed on the day or taken home.

Suitable for children aged 6+. Children should bring their own lunch.

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Free Theatre Workshops
Aug
30
to Sep 2

Free Theatre Workshops

To celebrate the 70th season at The Unicorn Theatre, families can enjoy a range of activities, many of which are free.

All events take place across four days from Wednesday 30 August – Saturday 2 September.  Choose from dance workshops, puppet making, clay creation, circus skills with Albert and Friends and special performances of the hit play for the younger audience members, Baby Show. 

A number of the workshops are free of charge, others are priced from £3. For free workshops you are limited to booking 2 places for 2 workshops per day. There will also be a number of free drop-in arts, crafts and games each day.

Workshops + Activities

Theatre: Baby Show | 6 - 18 months

A sensory performance with captivating images and intriguing sounds to keep your little ones rapt. 

Circus: Join The Circus! | Ages 6+

Join Albert & Friends for a acro-balance, rolla bolla, unicycle, tightrope walking, balance ball, and juggling skills extravaganza.

Puppetry: Puppet Soup | Ages 7+

An hour of glove puppet magic with Puppet Soup. Create a puppet pal and give him a story to tell. 

Dance: Mini Movers & Shakers | 18 months - 5 yrs

Join a sensory contemporary dance story where you will pick up more than just a few new moves. You'll be visiting the dragon in the mountains, swimming in the lake and ice skating on the moon.

Dance: Family Fever | All ages
 

Disco and street dance for the whole family. A workshop where everyone is the best dancer and all moves are the right one. (Babes in arms welcome)

Arts + Crafts: Paper Unicorns | All ages

Lots of scissor action needed for these paper craft sessions. From finger puppets to hug-o-grams, everyone will make something they can show off.

Arts + Crafts: Clay Creations | Ages 4+ 

Get hands on with keepsakes of hand prints made from air drying clay.

Arts + Crafts: All Day Art! | All ages

A space and dog themed arts and crafts. You don't need a ticket - just pop down and join in.

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Doughnuts + Mixing Bowls
Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Doughnuts + Mixing Bowls

Drop the kids off for a two-hour doughnut making and mixing bowl painting workshop.

Kids will get to bake and decorate their very own doughnuts made completely free from gluten, using vegan friendly ingredients.

They’ll be weighing and measuring, learning a little bit about free-from ingredients and get to take home (or eat on site) their creations. The workshop is very hands on so it can get quite messy but it’s a great class showing free-from baking is easy fun and delicious.

After baking, they’ll paint their own mixing bowl. Pop back to the cafe a week later to pick up your bowl and use it with your recipe cards to bake at home.

Suitable for ages 6+.

£28 per child including all materials and a hot chocolate.

Did we mention it's drop and go?!

Booking essential - more info here.

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Lab Life: Future Me
Aug
27
to Aug 28

Lab Life: Future Me

The Institute of Imagination is hosting four half-day workshops on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August.

The workshops will be celebrating ideas and invention, by inviting children and families to imagine their future in a world which they will help to shape. 

Working with designers, crafters and makers, all children will have the opportunity to invent new ideas and shape their inventions using a process called ‘rapid prototyping’. Using crafts materials and mechanical tools, children – and adults – can bring their ideas to life. They’ll also be the chance to explore how invention happens in digital environments using the latest virtual reality technology.

Tickets are £5 per adult/child.

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Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf
Aug
26
1:30 PM13:30

Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf

Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf is a brand new show with live music created with a variety of instruments and objects, including real musical vegetables! Add to that imaginative puppetry, physical comedy and fun interaction, the show is best suited to children aged 4+. With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before.

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Minibeast Safari
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

Minibeast Safari

Every Friday you can hunt for mini-beasts on a Nature Trail and discover the variety of insect life to be found in London. Suitable for children aged 3+ who must be supervised by an adult at all times. The Nature Trail is not suitable for prams or pushchairs.

Tickets: Child £3, accompanying adults free.

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Cinderella 2015
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Cinderella 2015

Big Screen on the Beach is a new series of outdoor summer screenings set on the Roundhouse’s urban beach in the heart of Camden.

The urban beach opens at 12 pm and the film starts at 2 pm. 

Tickets are £13 for adults and £5 for under 16s.

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Lots of sing-along opportunities.

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Seven Dials Spotlight Festival
Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

Seven Dials Spotlight Festival

Seven Dials Spotlight is a free, family-friendly one-day music and performance festival. From 12-6pm the area will be transformed into a traffic-free, entertainment hot spot where you can enjoy a series of live performances on the main stage, as well as exclusive activities and promotions in over 95 brands and restaurants. Music on the day includes Disney’s West End smash hits from The Lion King and Aladdin. 

Highlights include a picnic area with exclusive Seven Dials picnic hampers, giant Seven Dials letters, fun photo opportunities, workshops and a free drink from the Monmouth Kitchen pop-up bar.

In between performances, visitors can shop independent boutiques and flagship stores offering in-store discounts and promotions including 20% discounts and a gift with purchases. 

Visit SevenDials.co.uk for more information.

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Musical in a Day
Aug
19
9:45 AM09:45

Musical in a Day

Become a musical-maker for the day in this creative adventure for all the family.  Discover fantastical stories, bring a magical world to life through music and share your songs and stories in a performance at the end of the day. 

This workshop is strictly for children aged 6 – 12. No children under the age of 6 will be admitted. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults accompanied by a child. 

Tickets: Adults £12, children £8.

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Minibeast Safari
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Minibeast Safari

Every Friday you can hunt for mini-beasts on a Nature Trail and discover the variety of insect life to be found in London. Suitable for children aged 3+ who must be supervised by an adult at all times. The Nature Trail is not suitable for prams or pushchairs.

Tickets: Child £3, accompanying adults free.

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Wake Up Gigs London
Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

Wake Up Gigs London

Wake up Gigs allows London parents to enjoy live music events with their little ones. Their next event sees electro-pop duo Avec Sans headline act their third event at Concrete Space in Shoreditch ahead of the group’s full UK tour later this year. 

Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James, from Manchester and Trinidad respectively, and they'll be serving up some dreamy electronic pop music. The Times said they make 'marvellously bittersweet electro-pop.' They'll be supported by the soulful and energetic Fond of Rudy. 

The child-friendly venue features buggy space, a soft play area, baby changing facilities and earmuffs for infants. For the parents, there is a licensed bar and Pizza East lunch available. The afternoon aims to have everything to keep music enthusiasts and their children entertained.

Child tickets from £5.50, adults from £12.50.

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Dino Snores for Kids
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Dino Snores for Kids

See what really happens in the Museum once the doors have closed and the lights are out. Explore the corridors as night descends, join a torch-lit trail in the Dinosaurs gallery, watch an amazing live show by scientists and snuggle down at midnight among some of nature’s greatest characters.

The next morning after an early breakfast, there’s time for one more activity before the doors open to the public.

Tickets are £60 each - £54 for members - and booking and transaction fees apply.

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Minibeast Safari
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Minibeast Safari

Every Friday you can hunt for mini-beasts on a Nature Trail and discover the variety of insect life to be found in London. Suitable for children aged 3+ who must be supervised by an adult at all times. The Nature Trail is not suitable for prams or pushchairs.

Tickets: Child £3, accompanying adults free.

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Art in the Park
Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

Art in the Park

Enjoy a day of free art-based fun in St James’ Park and remind yourself of all your favourite park activities. You’ll also get the chance to voice your ideas about the importance of green public spaces by making your own placard-inspired artwork. 

If that sounds like too much hard work, simply relax and draw the kaleidoscope of colours, shapes, patterns, textures and smells of St James’ Park.

All necessary materials will be provided.

Book your free place here.

Meet at Mall Galleries at 11am or join everyone at St James’s Park at any point throughout the day

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Horrible Histories - More Best of Barmy Britain
Aug
4
to Sep 2

Horrible Histories - More Best of Barmy Britain

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Prepare yourselves for a special production of Horrible Histories featuring MORE of your favourite characters from our barmy past – and a brand new scene with wordy Will!  Find out why the Romans were revolting! Could you survive the vicious Vikings? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Would you party with the Puritans? It’s history with the nasty bits left in! Recommended age 5+.

Tickets from £18. Book here.

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The Wind in The Willows
Aug
3
to Sep 2

The Wind in The Willows

Rufus Hound stars as the amazing Mr Toad in a production that reunites Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
 
The comedy follows the impulsive Mr Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall.

Tickets from £18

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