What’s On: Gardens, Symphonies, String Quartets and More

Mar 19, 2015 by


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This weekend for the Whole Family:


Garden Museum: Our Hut Family Day – A Space for Flowers: New Covent Garden Flower Maker and Our Hut are joining forces to put on a lovely family workshop with hut building, model-making, sketching, flower making activities.  Saturday 1:30-3:30, free, all ages.


V & A, Norouz – Celebrating Spring at Persian New Year.  Head over to the V & A for dancing, poetry, pop-up carpet making, create designs for tiles, find out about animals and plants – a great celebration of spring and Persian culture.  Sunday noon-5pm, all ages, free, drop-in.


Wigmore Hall, Getting the Quartet Bug: part of the Cavatina family concert series, bring children to the this hour-long concert Saturday morning, 11am-noon.  £9 adults, ,£7 child.


This weekend for older kids (and perhaps their younger siblings)

Holland Park Ecology centre family events

Holland Park Ecology Centre Open Day: Seeds of Spring.  Come learn about the Edible Forest Teaching Garden in Holland Park and the ecology garden.  Make your own seed bombs and plant your own seeds in paper cups to take home.  Free, drop-in, noon-4pm, all ages.


School of Noise, Chats Palace Arts Centre, Hackney: explore and experiment with sound in entertaining and creative ways, no experience required to join in.  Saturday 21st, 11-1pm, ages 7-13.  #10 per child.

Babies and Toddlers 


Royal Albert Hall, Storytelling and Music Sessions: bring children ages 0-4 to Royal Albert Hall on Wednesdays for a magical experience with storytellers Paul Rubinstein and Olivia Armstrong where singing, storytelling and musical instruments are woven into one story session.  Wednesday 25th March, £4.

Pimlico Toy Library: Pimlico Toy Library has a new web site showcasing all their wonderful children’s workshops and baby playtimes.  This is a fantastic resource for any parent or carer, the toys are fastidiously cleaned and the art workshops are brilliantly planned with high quality materials.

LSO Storytelling Concerts: head to St. Luke’s, Jerwood Hall in the Barbican for a charming afternoon concert for the under 5s.  Friday 20th March, 12:30-1:15. Adults £5, children £3, babies under 12 months free.

Date For the diary: NCT Nearly New Sale, Saturday 18th April, 10-noon (entry 10am for NCT members, 10:15 for non-members) Westbourne Grove Church, Notting Hill, W11 2RW.   £2 per person.


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

Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: Mondays.  This week’s feature: Inherent Vice. 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: Tale of Princess Kaguya.


Family Cinema:

Curzon Cinema, Victoria:  Do head over and check out Victoria’s swish, new cinema, right off Victoria Street.  Saturday and Sunday, 10:30. £3.50 per person.

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s pr

ogramme: Paddington. £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 is The Chipmunk Adventure. 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, Sean the Sheep, 10:30am. 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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