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What's On this Weekend 4/5 Aug

What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 4th–5th 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:   

The Merchant of Venice at Fulham Palace

Head to Fulham Palace this Friday and see Shakespeare’s humorous play with serious issues at its heart. Antonio gets in serious trouble when he cannot pay back his loan. His best friend, Bassanio risks everything to win the hand of Portia in marriage. See the great courtroom drama unfold in the Walled Garden. Suitable for ages 5+. Tickets: £14 adults, £8.50 children. 

merchant of venice fulham palace

© Fulham Palace 2018

The Exploded Circus at Grosvenor Square

The all-female Mimbre acrobatic theatre company are performing their new show The Exploded Circus, produced for Circus 250, in Theatre in the Square in Grosvenor Square from 2–4 August. A breath-taking mix of acrobatics, aerial feats and juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story told without words, where the performers have to come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal. Ages 6+.

exploded circus grosvenor square

photo by Eric Richmond  

Family Festival Weekend

Buckingham Palace, the Royal Mews and the Queen's Gallery are hosting an incredible family festival this weekend. All three sites will be filled with workshops, activities, trails and arts and crafts. Catch Indian dance performance at the Queen's Gallery, meet some of the Queen's royal horses at the Royal Mews or create a colourful kite at Buckingham Palace. There will also be a chance to win your very own big cuddly corgi toy named Rex. 

family festival weekend 2018 

Horrible Histories Part Four at Apollo Theatre

Be reduced to rubble by the ruthless Romans! Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? The Horrible Histories is back with a brand new show! 2 August - 1 September. Tickets from £17. Ages 5+. 

horrible histories apollo

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

The monster family is back with a new adventure! They go on holiday on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. Things get very complicated when Mavis realises Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Go Medieval at the Tower 

An immersive family festival this weekend at the Tower! Enjoy sword fighting knights, hands-on crafts, have-a-go crossbow, live performances and more, all in the Tower moat. Experience the latest in medieval fashion in the costume tent and don't miss seeing her magnificent knights in full sword fighting action! 4–6 August. Tickets included in palace admission.

go medieval at the tower of london summer 2018

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