Poetry and song workshops, STEM events, Westminster Abbey and St. James’s Park

Jun 9, 2016 by

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Kings Place, Family Workshop with John Hegley: Saturday 11th June noon.  Join the master of silly songs for an hour of PO-NG (poem songs) singing and performing in this family event.  Suitable for all ages, £5.50 adults, £3.50 children.

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Oxo Tower, Institute of Imagination Mini Maker Faire: Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm, take part in virtual reality, robotics, animation, crafting, coding and 3D printing.  Tickets just £7 for all day entry.

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Microsoft, 2 Kingdom Street W2, Devoxx4Kids: children aged 10-16 can engage with simple programming concepts, robotics, electronics and games making.  Kids can take part in various workshops, £10 per child, accompanying adults free, booking essential.

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Get Arty and the Abbey: Saturday 11th June 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Explore the memorials, windows and building to create your won timeless patters and designs to screen print your own personalised bag.  Children ages 7+, booking essential, but free.

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St. James’s and Green Parks, Trooping the Colour and Patrons Lunch: Saturday and Sunday.  Head to the park this weekend, even If you don’t have an invitation to the events, pack a picnic and hire some chairs – you can soak up the festivities on large screens throughout the park showing the Patrons Lunch.

Somerset House, Curious Construction: Saturday noon-3pm, ages 6-12.  Join illustrator Jack Taylor for an afternoon of architectural exploration, experimentation and community collaboration, part of the London Festival of Architecture.

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Babies and Toddlers

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Teddington, Classical Babies “La Traviata”:  Come and enjoy the Italian Opera Company, “Villa Di Canto” at 2pm at the Landmark Arts Centre.  Tickets just £10 per adult, children are free (email to see if you might attend without the kids as it should be amazing).

Spitalfields City Farm, Wild Club: This is a fabulous opportunity for children to help groom animals, take part in gardening, build campfires and more.  Saturdays, mornings 10:30-noon children 4-7; afternoons 1:30-3pm children 8-12.

Little Diggers, Vauxhall City Farm: A gardening club for parents and toddlers with a range of activities that get children digging in soil and growing food.  Thursdays 10-11:30, children ages 2-4, £4 per adult.

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.

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.

Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: Mondays, 11:00.  This week’s feature: Love & Friendship. 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 Learning to Drive on Sunday, or Me Before You on Thursday; both screenings at 10:30, £7.50.

Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am, £7.50.  This week’s features: When Marnie was There, Race and X-Men Apocalypse.

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Regent Street Cinema, Kino Club Films : You can now bring your children to London’s beautifully restored, sumptuous cinema for screenings of better than average children’s films on Saturdays. This week’s screening: James and the Giant Peach 11:30am, just £1.75.

BFI Family Cinema Saturday 11th June, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, 8:45pm and Back to the Future Sunday,12:30.   Kids £4, adults £11.75

Airside Andy: Check out this brilliant new game for children age 4-8; its safe, social and STEM.  Great fun combining problem solving.  Check out my Airside Andy review here.

Framed Film Club:  Head to the Barbican for the Framed Film Club, this week’s feature:Kung Fu Panda 3.  Saturday 11am.

Curzon Cinema, Victoria:  This week’s programme,Kung Fu Panda 3,  Saturday and Sunday, 10:30. £3.50 per person.

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme:Oddball and the Penguins, 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 Kung Fu Panda 3, £3.00 per person.

Ritzy, Brixton, Kids’ Club: Saturdays, 10:30am.  £1.50.  This week’s feature: Oddball and the Penguins.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Stuart Little.  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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