What’s On for London Families: Toby Jugs, Storytelling, Theatre, Alex Scheffler and More

Nov 13, 2014 by

This Weekend for Family, Bigger kids and Little Ones:

south ken kids festival

South Ken Kids Festival: head over to Le Institute Francais this weekend and take part in various workshops and talks children’s literacy luminaries including Anne Fine, Judith Kerr and Alex Scheffler.  Most activities need to be pre-booked, so check the details before heading over.

National Portrait Gallery: Different events for kids older and younger. Storytelling for Families, learn about Charles Dickens 10:30-11:15 and again 1:30-2:15, ages 3+, free and drop-in.  For children ages 5, come and make a Clay Toby Jug 11:30-1pm and 2:30-4pm, free, tickets allocated on arrival.

Royal Opera House Family Sundays

Upcoming: Royal Opera House family Sunday.  The next family Sunday is 30th November, but this events tends to sell out.  It’s a great day out for families, performances, costumes, stage makeup and set design activities are just a few of the interactive events that take place.  Children £3, adults £5

Mostly for bigger kids and perhaps their younger siblings:


Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea: Sunday 11:30-3:30 all ages, free.  Is it a Sculpture? No, wait, it’s a painting.  Bring the kids to create sculptural forms through paint and recycled materials.

Garden Museum, Storytelling Saturdays: 11am-noon, free, ages 2-8 (all ages welcome).  Come and join for a craft making and storytelling session.

Little kids (and perhaps their older siblings):

JW3: head over to Finchley Rd for AMAZING activities for families Sunday.  Yogabugs, crafternoon, Imagination Station for infants and toddlers, lots to do!!!


World’s End Theatre.  Sunday 16th, 11-noon, ages 4+.  Pied Piper Theatre present Robin’s Winter Adventure.  An uplifting tale of change, bravery and friendship using poetry, puppetry, music and magical design.  Tickets £9.

Babies and Toddlers

Ritzy, Brixton, Toddler Time:Thursdays 11am, £3 per child, adults free.

Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: This week’s feature: The 1100 Foot Journey– 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: Ida

Family Cinema:

Curzon Cinema, Victoria:  Do head over and check out Victoria’s swish, new cinema, right off Victoria Street.  This week’s Kids Club programme: The Princess and the Frog.  Saturday and Sunday, 10:30. £3.50 per person.

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: The Nut Job.  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: The Boxtrolls. 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, Dolphin Take 2, 9:30am. Check out the Electric Cinema with its plush, red velvet beds, sofas and armchairs. Looks like a great way for Dad to occupy the kids on a Saturday morning.


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