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What's On this Weekend 11/12 Aug

What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 11th–12th August

We have heaps and heaps of inspiration for things to do in London this weekend. The following events are all a&u recommended and should be on any parents' radar! Click on the headers and links for more info and to book:   

The Star Seekers at the National Theatre

Do you want to fly to the Moon? Visit a space station? Become an astronaut? In this interactive family show you take the steering wheel to shape the story and the actors improvise the rest. Discover strange worlds, create solar system soundscapes, decide the noises of the aliens and even fire asteroids through space! 8 August–1 September. Suitable for ages 3–8. Tickets: £12 adults, £10 children. 

star seekers national theatre

photo by Tom Brennan

Becoming Chac Mool Family Weekend at the Serpentine Galleries

Children and their families are invited to create costumes inspired by Chac Mool, a reclining sculpture found on the top of Mexican temples and pyramids. Drawing on the history of Mayan and Aztec sculpture and more contemporary performances, families can become a version of Chac Mool, a figure associated with water, rain and lightning. Use a range of reflective materials to create body adornments inspired by the pool in Escobedo's Pavilion, and pose, play and perform in and around the structure. 11-12 Aug, 1-5pm. Free, just drop in.

chach mool chac mool serpentine galleries

The Great British Food Festival: Bite-size at Chiswick House and Gardens

It's foodie heaven this weekend at the Chiswick House and Gardens as The Great British Food Festival is back! 50 artisan producers, fab hot food and delicious drinks, chef demos, Cheese-offs, Blind taste challenges, live music and more. They also have a great programme for kids – free circus skills workshops, giant bubble making, treasure hunts, food olympics, cookery classes just to name a few. 10-12 August. 

great british food festival breat british food festival chiswick kids

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Polka

The classic fairy tale gets the Lyngo Theatre treatment so expect lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch (from Cbeebies) tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for five magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. 8-19 August. Recommended for ages 3+. Tickets: £13.50, £10 concs.

jack and the beanstalk polka theatre

Comida Fest

The Latin American street food festival is back this weekend with over 30 traders serving food, drinks and produce from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and more. There will be live music, DJs, dance workshops. Kids can sign up for a baby salsa workshop, make Amazonian vision puppets and get into the fiesta spirit with face painting. 11-12 August. Where? Potters Fields Park, Tower Bridge.

comida fest 2018

photo by comidafest.com

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