What’s On: London’s Best Family Events and Activites

Apr 7, 2016 by

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Monkey Music Chelsea, Pimlico, Knightsbridge, Belgravia

Royal Institution: Friday 8th April, 1:30-3:30, ages 12-14, Let’s Get Coding.  Underlying every kind of computer system, from mobile phones to the internet, is the computer programme.  In the this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of building code.  £20 adults, £15 children.

National Theatre, Prop-making, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: Friday 8th, 11am-1pm and 3-5pm, £5 adults, £3 children.  Work with the prop-makers at the NT to make colourful cakes, sparkling sandwiches fit for the Mad Hatter himself. Ages 6+

Two Temple Place, Sew Magic: Friday 8th April, 2-4pm, £3 ages 6-8 (little ones can make a collage).  Bring keen sewers and Egyptphiles to this workshop where kids can learn the basics of cross-stitch using the magical symbol of the Eye of Horus.

British Museum, Easter Holidays:  through Friday 10th April, 11am-4pm.  Brin the kids to the museum for an week of family activities about amazing shoes.  Make your own, storytelling, and object handling.

Chelsea Physic Garden, Family Activity Days: Sunday Sunday £15 per person, booking essential.

Somerset House, Free drop in family workshop – Sculpt, Mould and Make:  Saturday 9th April, noon – 3pm, ages 6-12, free and drop-in.  Head over and take part in a 3D challenge, design your won price of public art and decide the fates and fortunes of a site specific sculpture.

Wallace Collection, Badge of Honour: Friday 8th, 11am-1pm, ages 5+, free.  Bring the kids to the Wallace Collection to look at the collection and then create their own badge to take home.

National Theatre, Make a Play in a Day: Saturday 9th of April, 9:45-4pm, ages 6-12, tickets £12 adults, £8 child.  Venture down the rabbit hole with your family and crate a performance based on the weird and wild characters of Wonderland.

Le Institute Francias, Music Discovery: Saturday 9th April, 2:30.  Come and have a go and discover the cello in the most sociable and interactive way.  £5, ages 6+

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Monkey Music Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Pimlico

Monkey Music’s summer term begins in Chelsea, Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, Belgravia & Pimlico on Monday 11th April.

If you haven’t tried one of their Award-winning music classes with your little one, why not  join in the fun for a complimentary class at one of their super venues, FREE! Read my review.

Monkey Music’s classes are structured, themed and action packed with beautiful puppets, hand crafted props, specialist percussion, dance, movement and magical bubbles. There’s lots of fun when summertime arrives in class too, finding buckets and spades and swimming under huge, wonderful sea themed  parachutes.

Classes are divided by age and offer innovative curriculums for each stage of your little one’s development, beginning with specialist baby classes from 3 months up to 4 yrs old.

It’s great for making grown up friends too!

Mum and baby RR in classMM

Weekly classes are held in Chelsea, South Kensington Gloucester Road,

Belgravia & Pimlico

Click on the link below for full timetable and venue details.


To book your complimentary class email us at


National Gallery, Welcome Wednesdays: Bring the paintings to life with music, storytelling, art and messy play for the littlest ones.  Wednesdays, 10:30-11:10am.

Royal Albert Hall, Storytelling and Music Sessions: Could you think of a more stately venue to introduce 0-4 year olds to music, movement and storytelling?  Join seasoned storytellers Paul Rubinstein, Olivia Armstrong and Becky Dixon to this fabulous, hands-on, musical storytelling session.  Wednesdays, 10 am and 11:30, tickets just £5.

Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: Mondays, 11:00.  This week’s feature: Marguerite. Bring babies under 12 months to this amazingly plush cinema, relax with some coffee and catch a flick.

Clapham Picturehouse, Big Scream: Head to Clapham and see The Huntsman: Winter’s War.  Sundays and Thursdays 10:30, £7.50.

Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am, £7.50.  This week’s features: Hardcore Henry and Midnight Special.

Family Cinema 

Regent Street Cinema, A Cat in Paris: What would it be like if dinosaurs had never become extinct?  Saturday, 10:30am, just £1.75.

Framed Film Club:  Head to the Barbican for the Framed Film Club, this week’s feature: Zarafa Saturday 11am.


Curzon Cinema, Victoria:  This week’s programme, Goosebumps.  Saturday and Sunday, 10:30. £3.50 per person.

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

Bloomsbury Curzon: 10:30 Saturday, this week’s screening is Goosebumps, £3.00 per person.

Ritzy, Brixton, Kids’ Club: Saturdays, 10:30am.  £1.50.  This week’s feature: Bugsy Malone.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, The Rescuers, 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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