What's on this weekend for families and kids in London?
Saturday 30 September – Sunday 1 October 2017
Looking for inspiration for what to do in London this weekend? Check out the angels & urchins round-up of the best things to have on your radar! Click on the blue links for more info.
New Scientist Live is the world’s most exciting festival of ideas, taking place this weekend at ExCeL London. It will touch on all areas of human life and feature five immersive zones covering Humans, Engineering, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. Highlights include the Planetarium, Detective Project, Star Wars, Robot Zone, Loco-Motion VR Experience.
The new, fully immersive show at the V&A opens on Friday and we were WOWED!! Tickets: £19 adults, under 12s free.
Older kids will love stepping into Brian's library: a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go… Tickets: £12–£10. Ages 6+.
Children can make their own puppet-version of a Roald Dahl character and then participate in a play. Cost: £3. Ages 4+.
Get those pencils sharpened! The Big Draw's fabulous annual initiative kicks off on 1 October. Then follows a month-long festival of drawing across our capital and the globe! Their website is just brilliant and will really inspire you to organise your own event. This year's theme is 'Living Lines'. thebigdraw.org
A new interpretation of the epic poem performed with live music. Opens 1 October. Tickets: £8–£18. Ages: 8–13.
New show opening this weekend. Summer 1947, 16 million people are on the move between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. Amid the upheaval, young Pali’s fingers slip from his father’s hand, and his destiny changes forever. Tickets: £13.50, £10. Ages: 7–14.
Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Tickets: 13.50–£10. Ages 2–6.
Head to the House of Illustration to catch the last weekend of this charming exhibition and marvel at Quentin Blake's expressive drawings.