What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 4th–6th May
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 everyone's radar. Click on the headers and links for more info and to book:
Discover the delights of country living this May Bank Holiday in Ardingly. There will be loads to see and do for families: maypole dancing, the mini-sheep show, and an animal barn. This year’s event will see an exciting twist on the activities – traditional wood spindling becomes a magical wand making workshop, knights and princesses can be wowed by medieval games and try their hand at axe throwing, animal lovers can get up close to creepy crawlies and reptiles, and wannabe drivers can test their skills on the exhilarating Segway or mini monster truck courses. 5–6 May. Tickets: £12 adults, under 16s go free.
A two-floor pop-up inspired by the world of Pokémon Detective Pikachu will open in Covent Garden this weekend, ahead of the movie's premiere. Visitors can enjoy Detective Pikachu-printed coffee and hot chocolate drinks, yellow turmeric lattes or yellow bubble tea, channel their inner Jigglypuff in an interactive karaoke booths or take part in some Detective Pikachu cupcake icing with Kim-Joy. 3–4 May.
Kids can step into the topsy turvy world of Plink and Boo this Sunday at artsdepot. The interactive circus theatre adventure, with acrobatics, live music and mountains of toys, explores what happens when people don’t fit into boxes. Suitable for ages 2–5. Tickets: from £9. Sunday, 5th May.
London's biggest, brightest and best waterways festival is back this weekend. There will be activities for all the family with a boaters’ gathering, a pageant of boats, live music, kids’ activities, competitions, Morris Dancers, a real ale bar, and a wide variety of snacks and food. Admission is free!
Celebrate the arrival of spring with a traditional maypole and dancing on Geffrye Museum's front lawns. There will be stalls and activities for the whole family, including the Geffrye Explorers' Garden Cart, upcycled eco insect hotels from Alan Briggs Bughouses, spring plants and herbs from Rootcraft, and beautiful blooms from Tooting florist Gray & Greenery. Free entry. Saturday, 4th May. 11am–4pm.
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