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What's On This Weekend 12th–13th October

Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 12th–13th October

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 everyone's radar. Click on the headers and links for more info and to book: 

Hidden London at the London Transport Museum

hidden london transport museum

Be transported into a bygone era at this immersive exhibition. Explore a recreated abandoned ticket hall, climb the eerie stairwell, discover where Churchill took shelter underground at the height of the Blitz, delve into secrets lurking beneath our streets. We loved it and we think kids will too!   

BBC Autumnwatch Experience at the London Wetland Centre

bbc autumnwatch wetland centre 

Have you ever wanted to be a wildlife presenter? Do you want to share your love of wildlife with the world? Now's the time to find out, at the BBC Autumnwatch Experience at WWT London Wetland Centre! There'll be seasonal wildlife clips on screen for you to narrate and you can even use their camera stand to film yourself on your mobile phone. Saturday, 12th October. 

RBC Race for the Kids 2019

rbc race for the kids 2019

RBC Race for the Kids is returning to Hyde Park this Saturday. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity will once again host the inclusive 5K family fun run. Sign up to take part and help to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. You can join individually or in teams, and after the event there will be a family festival to enjoy including face painting, games, music and entertainment. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Kids go free this year. Click on the header link to sign up. 

Grandad's Island from Page to Pavement 

grandads island langthorne park

This weekend sees the end of Benji Davies's project which invites Waltham Forest residents to transform their gardens into tropical islands and to create giant birds parading in the streets. On Saturday, families can take part in creative workshops to make an island paradise at Langthorne Park. The finale event on Sunday will feature dance, procession, more workshops, storytelling and a community feast.

New Scientists Live at Excel

4-day family festival with immersive experiences, talks, workshops and performances! There will be over 100 interactive exhibits within five immersive zones to explore. Discover why the Moon still matters and how artificial intelligence, robots and 3D printing are transforming the future of healthcare and humanity; and explore the issues that affect our planet. Click on the header to see the full programme. 10–13 October. Tickets start from £31 for an adult day pass or £73 for a family day ticket (for four).

new scientists live excel

Out and about this weekend? Let us know what you're up to by tagging us in your instagram posts @angelandurchins