What's On this Weekend 30 Sept/1 Oct

What's on this weekend for families and kids in London?

Saturday 30 September – Sunday 1 October 2017

Looking for inspiration for what to do in London this weekend? Check out the angels & urchins round-up of the best things to have on your radar! Click on the blue links for more info.

New Scientist Live 2017 at Excel London

New Scientist Live is the world’s most exciting festival of ideas, taking place this weekend at ExCeL London. It will touch on all areas of human life and feature five immersive zones covering Humans, Engineering, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. Highlights include the Planetarium, Detective Project, Star Wars, Robot Zone, Loco-Motion VR Experience.

New Scientist Live 2017

It's all about Opera at the V&A

The new, fully immersive show at the V&A opens on Friday and we were WOWED!! Tickets: £19 adults, under 12s free.

Bookstory at Little Angel Theatre

Older kids will love stepping into Brian's library: a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go… Tickets: £12–£10. Ages 6+.

Bookstory Little Angel Theatre

Phizz-whizzing Puppets at the Roald Dahl Museum 

Children can make their own puppet-version of a Roald Dahl character and then participate in a play. Cost: £3. Ages 4+.

The Big Draw Festival 2017: The Living Lines 

Get those pencils sharpened! The Big Draw's fabulous annual initiative kicks off on 1 October. Then follows a month-long festival of drawing across our capital and the globe! Their website is just brilliant and will really inspire you to organise your own event. This year's theme is 'Living Lines'. thebigdraw.org

The Big Draw 2017

Beowulf at Unicorn Theatre

A new interpretation of the epic poem performed with live music. Opens 1 October. Tickets: £8–£18. Ages: 8–13.

Child of the Divide at the Polka Theatre

New show opening this weekend. Summer 1947, 16 million people are on the move between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. Amid the upheaval, young Pali’s fingers slip from his father’s hand, and his destiny changes forever. Tickets: £13.50, £10. Ages: 7–14.

Child of the Divide Polka


Handa's Surprise at the Polka Theatre

Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Tickets: 13.50–£10. Ages 2–6.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE! The Life of Birds

Life of Birds House of Illustration

Head to the House of Illustration to catch the last weekend of this charming exhibition and marvel at Quentin Blake's expressive drawings.