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What's On this Weekend 8/9 June

What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 8th–9th June

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: 

Chesterton's Polo in the Park

Head to Hurlingham Park this weekend for a fantastic family day out. The event is celebrating is tenth anniversary and has got divot stomping down to a fine art. Sunday is Finals Day with party supremos Sharky & George on hand for some serious organised fun from 11.30am. Plus Chelsea FC Foundation running skills sessions and goal shooting practice and Little Hooves Kids' Club for storytelling, face painting and more. Tickets for under 10s are free with adult tickets (£35). Click here to book.  

Chiswick Proms

chiswick proms

A brand-new open-air music festival celebrating comedy, musical theatre and classical music is taking place at Chiswick House and Gardens this weekend! For families, we recommend Peter and the Wolf family show (Saturday, 2–3pm) which introduces classical music to younger children; and Chiswick at the Musicals (Saturday, 7.30pm) where you can listen to popular West End and Broadway songs. 

Open Garden Squares Weekend

open squares kids 2019

© Diana Jarvis

Spend all weekend exploring over 200 hidden garden squares and urban spaces normally locked shut behind closed gates. New open gardens this year include the Oasis Farm in Waterloo, Nic's Secret Garden in the City and the Aga Khan Centre in King's Cross. With cake stalls, kids' activities, a CBeebies star and heaps of space for hide and seek, it's one of our favourite family weekends. 

Sugar Family Festival at the Museum of London Docklands

museum of london docklands sugar family festival 2019

© Museum of London

Sugar was one of the most important goods stored in the Museum of London Docklands when the building was still a warehouse. Join in for a weekend of hands-on workshops, arts, crafts and performances exploring the museum's relationship with sugar. But has the story always been so sweet? Some sessions will look at the history of sugar and how there is a dark history to this treat. Prepare to be surprised, entertained and educated at this family-friendly festival. All ages. FREE, drop-in.

World Oceans Day at the National Maritime Museum

world oceans day national maritime museum

Workshops, live music, prizes, takeaways, performance art, canoes on the Museum lawn! The National Maritime Museum is hosting an inspirational family day with themes of conservation and activism. Family-friendly highlights include art workshops using recycled materials, canoe paddling workshops, launch of new ships on the Great Map. Plus if you bring a reusable cup on the day, you can enjoy tea and coffee for just £1! Saturday, 8th June. 10am–4pm. Free.

Cinderella at the Royal Albert Hall

English National Ballet's magical adaptation is in the round, brought to life with over 90 dancers, a live orchestra, and plenty of surprises. 6–16 June. Tickets from £25.

cinderella royal albert hall summer 2019

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