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What's On this Weekend 7/8 July

What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 7th–8thJuly

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:   

A Monster Calls at the Old Vic

Patrick Ness’s best-selling novel A Monster Calls is opening this Saturday at the Old Vic. One night, at seven minutes past midnight, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking! See the powerful new adaptation by director Sally Cookson. 7 July–25 August. Tickets: £12–£50. Suitable for ages 10+.

monster calls old vic

White Hat Willis at the Cutty Sark

Plan a visit to the Cutty Sark this weekend as children will have the chance to sign up for fun creative sessions where they can design a new hat for Cutty Sark's owner, Jock 'White Hat' Willis. 7–8 July. Recommended for ages 4+.

white hat willis cutty sark

We're Going on a Bear Hunt at Lyric Shaftesbury

Direct from a smash-hit international tour, Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt comes alive on stage in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation, set to Benji Bower’s lively score. 4 July–2 September. Tickets: from £15.60. Ages 3+.

bear hunt shaftesbury

Acton Depot Open Weekend

A first ever Acton Open Weekend that is dedicated to little visitors! There will be make and do activities and rarely seen transport treasures. Families can visit the original London Pirate Bus, and the historic London Battle Bus from the First World War. Or hop on a heritage bus and take a scenic route of the area. Plus bouncy castle, ice cream, soft play and loads more! 7–8 July. 11am–5pm. Tickets: £12 adults, under 18s go free.

open weekend acton depot

Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World

A perfect way to enjoy the summer weather! Head to Gasholders (near Kings Cross) to see the British Museum of Food's first ever major exhibition. The show will take a look at the past, present and future of ice cream. Families can try glow-in-the-dark ice creams and learn more about Agnes B Marshall who was known as the Queen of Ices. 3 July–30 September. Tickets: from £11 adults, under 2s go free. Click on the header to find out more!

ice cream scoop

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