What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 6th–7th 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 everyone's radar. Click on the headers and links for more info and to book:
This special Family Sunday at the Royal Opera House welcomes everyone and celebrates the triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community. Pop-up performances will take place all over the building. Trouser Power, a unique 20-minute performance, will explore gender fluidity in opera, including trouser roles. In Drag Queen Story Hour, Adam All and Apple Derrieres will encourage children to explore the fluidity of gender roles through storytelling. Also featured is Penguin, a dance work choreographed by Carlos Pons Guerra which tells the story of two male penguins who fall in love at Central Park Zoo. The day will also be brimming with participatory activities including a gender-neutral tea dance, flag and headdress-making, nail painting and dressing up. Sunday, 7th July. 11.30am–2.30pm. Tickets: £8, £10.
At 1pm on Sunday 7th July, Rotunda in King’s Cross will hold a pizza making workshop for kids of all ages. (The class will finish at 2.30pm.) Parents can either choose to stay and help their children with the workshop or head to the terrace on the Regents Canal for a spritz cocktail. The workshop costs £19.50 per child and they will either get to take their pizza away with them or sit down and eat with their family afterwards - a 15% discount on food will apply to the rest of the table. Sunday lunch sorted!
Celebrating 25 years of fantastic productions, London Children’s Ballet return to the stage with an adaptation of a much loved classic. Ballet Shoes is the enduring tale of the determined Fossil sisters, Pauline, Petrova and Posy, as they take to the stage in order to support their adopted family. For this special anniversary, Noel Streatfeild’s 1936 novel is newly adapted for the stage by Birmingham Royal Ballet first artist, and former London Children’s Ballet performer, Ruth Brill. 5–7 July. Tickets: from £14. Ages 4+.
Visit Culture Mile for a free and fun family day out with great activities every Saturday. This weekend kids can join the Secret Adventures Club on a mini crafting and gardening adventure (activities include designing miniature gardens and bird feeders, creating a festival flower crown or sculpting a creature out of clay). Or they can join a plant safari and discover the unnoticed plants within the cracks of the street. At the Barbican Children's Library, there will be some outdoor storytelling featuring some weird and wonderful beasts. London Dreamtime and storytelling extraordinaire Vanessa Woolf will bring The Wishing Bee to life – with lots of actions and music as well as things to look at, wear and touch.
Mouse goes on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' adaptation which is a sure hit with little ones. Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3+. Tickets from £15. On until 8th September.
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