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What's On this Weekend 25/27 Aug

What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 25th–27th 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:   

Great Big Summer Weekend at Southbank Centre

Families can say farewell to summer in style at Southbank Centre. The bank holiday weekend will be filled with music, performance and dance. On Saturday, kids can get into the carnival spirit with the History of Carnival for Kids workshop where they can create their very own costumes and learn about the origins of the carnival. And once they are finished with their costumes and props, they can participate in the Kids Carnival Parade (3-4pm). Music will be the focus of Sunday – children can try all sorts of instruments of the orchestra, learn the rhythm of mambo or go on a Musical Mystery Tour. Fun!

great big summer weekend southbank 

© Southbank Centre 

Make More Festival at Victoria Park

Focusing on creativity and all things crafty, Make More Festival is all about 'making with your hands'. Head to East London as there will be plenty of activities to take part in plus great street food, music, stand up comedy and more. For kids - kids under 10 go free!, Little Angel Theatre and Polka Theatre will be running brilliant workshops. Highlights include puppet making (traditional and potato ones), mask and model making and interactive story-telling just to name a few. Parents and kids can cook together in Angela Boggiano's class. 

make more festival victoria park 2018

Smithfield 150

If you still haven't found the best family festival for you, why not visit the Smithfield 150 this weekend? Culture Mile will take over the markets in Smithfield as well as the surrounding streets, lanes and hidden spaces around Farringdon for a free, fun-filled weekend. For kids, the screen-printing and stencilling workshop sounds great. They can also try their hand at being a stand-up comedian with the Comedy Club 4 Kids. Disco Loco will throw a spectacular family party too. On Sunday, families can catch a special one-hour Horrible Histories show or marvel at Marawa's Majorettes, a record-holding troupe of hula-hoopers from East London. Click on the header to browse the full programme of events.

smithfield 150 2018 

Paw Patrol Live at SSE Arena

Little fans of the telly show can now see their favourite pups live on stage at the SSE Arena this week. In this adventure, Ryder and his team of pirate puppies must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! Full costumed puppets, live actors and a massive LED screen bring together this family extravaganza. Recommended for ages 1–6.

paw patrol live sse arena 2018

© 2018 Spin Master PAW Productions Inc. 

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