What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 28th–29th July
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:
Somerset House is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the first ever circus with two summer weekends. This weekend catch Far From The Norm's new show that incorporates Chinese Pole and tight-wire, or see Union Black perform a fusion of hip hop dance and circus. Between these shows be amazed by hoola hoop acrobat and twelve times Guinness World Record holder Marawa the Amazing and the Majorettes. Watch them perform their synchronised hoola hooping and roller skating, or join the Hoola Schoola at the end of the show and learn how to spin a hoop yourself!
Photo by JP Masclet
A morning of monstrous tales for the whole family at the Old Vic. Authors and performers will read short stories from their own work and from their own favourite tales about monsters of all shapes and sizes. Poet and children’s author Joseph Coelho, illustrator, author and animation director Benji Davies and actors Sharon D. Clarke and Glenda Jackson are set to perform. Suitable for ages 5+. Sat 28 Jul, 11am. Tickets: £6/£4 concessions.
Go and watch The Incredibles and Big Hero 6 underneath the Lancaster, one of the biggest aircraft at the RAF! Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite superhero. The screenings are relaxed so families can choose to camp on the floor with cushions and beanbags or sit on one chairs. Tickets: £5.50 per person (child and adult). See The Incredibles on Friday 27 July, 3pm or Big Hero 6 on Saturday 28 July, 3pm.
Head to the Battersea Power Station for weeks of fun kids' activities all through the summer weeks. They run every Thursday to Sunday until 27 August (incl. Bank Holiday Monday). The workshops are most suited for children aged 4+ but little ones can join in as well. This weekend kids can sign up for a Ceramic Boat Painting where they will paint their own sailing boat coin bank with a team of pirates.
Families can travel back in time to the summer of 1818 and enjoy a wedding party! The family of George III will be celebrating two weddings in the surroundings of Queen Charlotte’s Cottage. Bring your own picnic and join hostess Princess Elizabeth for the festivities. Families can take part in garden games, go on tours of the Cottage, or watch mini performances by costumed characters. 28-29 July. 11am and 4pm. Included with entry to the Gardens.
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