What’s On: this week’s best of London Baby, Toddler and Family Events

Feb 5, 2014 by

This weekend is a great one for art, lots of interesting workshops on – make a kaleidoscope or attend a workshop on Diego Rivera.  Two Temple Place has a new exhibit and the National Gallery has a great workshop.  If you go to Sophie’s Steakhouse in Covent Garden after, the kids eat free on Sundays.

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Family Events Saturday 8th  February


Le Institut Francais: Muralist at the Institut with Diego Rivera: Join artist Sophie Duf, children’s book author and illustrator for a workshop on one of my favourite artists, Diego Rivera.  Booking essential, £5 per child, 2pm.  Earlier, at 11am, Sophie will be running a workshop on collage.

Half Moon Theatre, Big Red Bath: For children ages 2-5.  Come and enjoy all the fun of a rhyming, whimsical, magical bath. Tickets are £6 each.  Saturday 11am and 2pm

Lauderdale House, Saturday Theatre, Fables: Performances at 10am and 11:30am, some see Aesop’s  Fables told with shadow puppets.  Children under 2 free, adults and children £4.50

Saturday Films:

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Peter Pan. Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. (best £3 you will ever spend on a rainy Saturday)

Barbican Family Film Club: This week’s feature: Cinderella. Tickets are £2, bring the kids and escape the cold while you chill and watch a movie. Great price. 11am, all ages.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Cool Runnings; 10:30am. Check out the newly refurbished Electric Cinema in Notting Hill with its plush, red velvet beds, sofas and armchairs. Looks like a great way for Dad to occupy the kids on a Saturday morning. Tickets £8 per person. All ages

Family Events Sunday 9th February


Royal Academy: Family Studio.  Come and make “Enchanted Architecture” in this drop-in workshop where you make your own magical work of architecture. 11am-2pm, free, drop-in

Battersea Park, Pumphouse Gallery: Sunday Social.  Come join artist Matthew Kay for an interesting art workshop where children will decorate themselves with LED lights and then use a low frame rate camera to make what looks like 3D sculptures.

Two Temple Place, Sunday Craft: Join Eloise for a drop-in workshop making lion masks inspired by the new exhibit, Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration from the University of  Cambridge Museums.  Free, all ages, drop-in, 2-4pm

The National Gallery, Twist and Grow, Drawing Sunday: for children 5+, come and explore the lifecycles off plants and animals.  Make your own kaleidoscope to take home.

Cecil Sharp House, Family Barn Dance: Take the kids to learn English Folk Dancing.  Adults £6, kids £4, under 2’s free.

Camden Arts Centre, Make and Do.  Come join artist Judith Brocklehurst to take a look at the current exhibit and have a go at making your own art.  2-4:30pm, free, drop-in, all ages.


Royal College of Music, Igniting Opera in a Day: Ages 6-12, have a mini opera workshop and then head over to the Royal Albert Hall for a matinee performance of La Boheme at the Royal Albert Hall.  Tickets £20, and include 1 adult and 1 child ticket to the performance.


And on to the upcoming week:

For Babies and Toddlers:

Forge Arts Venue, Imagination Station: Bring the babies, from 4 months, along to this enchanting music and sensory class.  From 10am Wednesday mornings, 4 months to 3 years.

Ritzy, Brixton, Toddler Time: Thursdays 11am, £3 per child, adults free.  This week’s programme: Bagpuss Anniversary Special

Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am.  £7.50.  This week’s feature: August: 8 Minute Idle

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