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What's On this Weekend 27/28 October

What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 27th-28th 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:   

Don Quixote at Garrick Theatre

don quixote garrick theatre

Taking up a lance and sword, Don Quixote sets out on a hilarious journey across medieval Spain, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked.

We are looking forward to taking older kids to the first London run of RSC's take on the Cervantes' classic. It promises to be a 'joyous, music-filled' show. Recommended for ages 8+. Opens this Saturday and runs until the start of February.

Celebrate Halloween with Snazaroo and Waterstones

snazaroo waterstones

Popular face paint brand, Snazaroo, has teamed up with Waterstones to run a series of spooktacular, free, events to get families in the Halloween spirit.

Snazaroo’s face painters will be on hand to transform little angels into little monsters, sharing hints and tips so parents can re-create the look on Halloween night. Once looking the part little ones can enjoy children’s Halloween stories from classics such as Funnybones and Meg and Mog, to newer ghostly tales including Ten Little Monsters. Saturday, 27th October 11am-4pm at Waterstones Piccadilly. Completely free - pre-register by clicking the title.

Southbank Sinfonia Family Concert

The incredibly popular family concert is back this Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Go on a time-travelling adventure with 33 musicians and discover the many characters of the orchestra. After the concert, say hello to the players and try out their instruments. Starts at 11.30am. Perfect for ages 5-11.

sinfonia family concert

My Modern House Book Launch and Workshop

barbican modern house

Pop into the Barbican Shop this Saturday (between 1–2.30pm) and design your own 'Face House' inspired by Kazumasa Yamashita's Japanese landmark. Using a selection of paper houses, colourful shapes and stickers you can craft your own dream home.

Barbican will also launch Charlotte Trounce's My Modern House, an activity book for budding designers filled with drawing, colouring and sticker activities, alongside profiles of famous architects and the homes they created.

Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Festival

ski and snow festival

Perfect for kids, families and people of all ages to kick off the Winter Season! Children can enjoy the Kids' Arts, Craft and Entertainment zone in the Neilson’s Lodge where they’ll be joined by Tootles & Nibs for winter sports themed games and activities, a winter selfie station, arts & crafts and face painting! New this year is the Snow+Rock Climbing wall - climb this digital wall and see if you can beat the lights. It will even respond to your moves!

Gruesome Nature Live at the London Zoo

Find out frightful facts about some truly grisly creatures at ZSL London Zoo this weekend, including who’s got the largest, slimiest eyeball, and which species of animal can endure fire, ice and radiation and even survive in outer space, plus many more monstrous truths! Catch the show everyday at 2pm in the amphitheatre. Until 28th October.

gruesome nature live london zoo

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