London’s Best Free and Affordable Family Events This Week

Jul 3, 2014 by


The Musical Adventurists in action

The Musical Adventurists in action

The Musical Adventurists:  “Best entertainment ever” – I just had The Musical Adventurists to my own home for a party; I cannot recommend them more highly – everyone was thrilled.  My son’s class has taken the characters with them to school (Captian Boon! Cross the dark lagoon!!) hours of quality fun and magic.  The kids want them to come back…  London’s Children Entertainers The Musical Adventurists.  Check out some footage from the day so much fun!!

This Weekend:


Epping Forest, City of London Festival, Folk in the Forest: Head out to Epping Forest from noon – 4pm Sunday for a fabulous day in the forest.  Enjoy live folk music, hog roast, local cider, woodcarving, archery and more.


Take Britain, Tate Kids Meets Folk Art: Bring the kids to the Tate Saturday from 11-4pm for a eclectic afternoon exploring British Folk Art.  There will be live music, storytellers and arts and crafts activities.  For £40 you can sing your kids up for a whittling class (expensive, but it looks really good).


Cecil Sharp House, London Permaculture Festival: Sunday 11-6pm, live music, storytelling, kids zone, stalls and loads of hands-on “how-to” workshops and demonstrations.  £6 per adult, children free.

London Garden Museum, Seasonal Saturday: 11-1 and 1:30-3:30 Head over to the gorgeous London Garden Museum to learn about fungi and then  make your own colourful bed of funghi to take home.  All ages, free

family-activities-Royal Society

The Royal Society, Summer Science Exhibition:  Be a palaeontologist, hands-on session on the science of music, learn about animal slime, garden mini-beasts and more.  All hands-on, interactive, free and for all ages.

Hampstead Summer Fair

Summer Festival Fair in Hampstead: Music, stalls, food, donkey rides, bouncy castle, cinema and lots more – it’s a great day out in Hampstead.

Tour de France in Green Park: head over to celebrate Le Tour!! Saturday, Sunday and Monday (when you can see the stage pass right through London and end at Buckhouse) huge screens televising the race, stalls, family events and more.  Free.

King’s Cross, Granary Square, Strawberries and Screen: head over to the gorgeous Granary Square and relax with food and drinks watching Wimbledon on the big screen.

Wimbeldon in Duke of York Square

Duke of York Square, Wimbledon: The square will be opened to all and an enormous screen will project the matches.  Bring your own picnic or pick up lovely foodie bits from Partridges and enjoy the summer.  Picnic blankets and bean bag chairs can be reserved ahead of time.


Villa Pia, Tuscany’s All Inclusive Family Getaway:  a few places are remaining for September, so bring the little ones to this family paradise in the Tuscan hills.  Pool, playground, indoor play area; fitness, sport and exploring for the adults – a perfect place where families are completely catered for.  Check out my reivew


Saturday and Sunday Films and Shows:

Curzon Cinema, Victoria:  This week’s Kids Club programme: Lego Movie 3D.  Saturday and Sunday, 10:45. £3.50 per person.

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

Barbican Family Film Club: This week’s feature: Coraline 2D . 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, Singing in the Rain,  9:30am. Check out the 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


For Babies and Toddlers:

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

Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: Chef– bring babies under 12 months to this amazingly plush cinema, relax with some coffee and catch a flick.

Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am.  £7.50.  This week’s feature: The Fault in our Stars

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