What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 20th-21st 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 any parents' radar! Click on the headers and links for more info and to book:
Be transported into a swashbuckling immersive, multi-sensory and playful world of adventure at the National Museum of Childhood. Highlights include the first ever painting of Captain Pugwash, original illustrations of Captain Hook's costumes and Spanish doubloons. Shiver me timbers! Opens this Saturday.
The Affordable Art Fair once again rolls into Battersea Park. Expect diverse and inspiring art pieces from more than 100 galleries! – and take part in fab kids workshops in the Creative Studio.
18–21 Oct. Free entry for children under 16 plus discount ticket prices when you book online. Click here to book tickets.
The new commission by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera for the Turbine Hall is incredibly powerful and hugely thought provoking.
Skating, inflatable Bumper Carz, Go Karts, a 60 metre long giant inflatable assault course, Messy Play, Sand Art, Play-Doh zone, and a carousel. You can experience all this if you head to the Excel Centre this weekend. There will also be a multitude of live shows and workshops including Mad Science, Balloon model making, Aliens Love Underpants, dance lessons and meet and greets with The Oddbods, Masha and the Bear and My Little Pony’s Twilight Sparkle. 20–22 October.
It's all about animal tales this weekend at artsdepot. Little ones can see Little and Big Nutbrown Hare on stage as they journey through the seasons. Older kids will love The Musicians of Bremen which is told with puppets, a trapeze and live music. Click on the image and book your tickets!
Apple Day at Borough Market
Borough Market will be holding its 10th annual Apple Day this Sunday to celebrate the enormous variety of British apples. There will be a tasting table of old, rare apple types from London and a celebration of ancient seasonal customs with music, songs and performance by local historical theatre group the Lion’s Part. Led by the Berry Man, the Autumn incarnation of the original Green Man, who is decked with wild fruits and foliage and carries an apple tree, the October Plenty procession also features a huge Corn Queene effigy this year, heavy with 'Plenty' - wheat, barley, apples, root vegetables and foliage - which will be dismantled and thrown to the crowd.
It is time to say goodbye to this brilliantly curated exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. This is the final week to scan and listen to Jackson's top hits as you wander through the 14 exhibition rooms.
Out and about this weekend? Let us know what you're up to by tagging us in your instagram posts @angelandurchins