What’s On: Greenwich Fair, Weekend Punk, C’est Les Vacances, Bird Boxes and more

Jun 23, 2016 by


Greenwich Fair, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival: Head over to Greenwich and enjoy the circus, theatre, dance, street games, cabaret, live art and lots of fun for the family.  The streets are pedestrianised, the grounds of Old Royal Naval Collage and St. Alfgege Park are all hosting events.  Looks like a great time.


Weekend Punk, London Design Museum: Bring the kids on Sunday to design a punk rock piñata (3pm, drop in) or take part in Create and Make (2-5pm, ages 5+).  Events free with admission.


Le Institute Francais, C’est Les Vacances!: Bring the kids over to South Kensington Saturday morning and celebrate the arrival (or upcoming) holidays.  There will be colouring, stories, Game Lab sessions and more … for ages 3+, bilingual, free, bookings suggested.


Southbank Udderbelly, Comedy Club 4 Kids: Bring the family to see some of the best family comedy.  Tickets £10 each, family tickets £32.


The Royal Mews, Children’s Art Weekend: Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm, free with standard admission price.  Bring the kids to this artist-led workshop and make your own artwork capturing your visit to the Royal Mews.


British Library, Make a Treasure: Create decorative artworks using paper and fabric and learn how to mount them to exhibit at home.  Ages 5-11, free, drop-in, but only 40 spaces per session.


The Foundling Museum, Summer Bird Boxes:  See Chris Watson’s sound installation, Dawn Chorus and then create out own bird box to take home and encourage more birdsong.  Ages 5+, free with museum entry.  Check workshop times on site.


diddi dance Chelsea: bring little ones 18 months – 4.5 years to Cineworld Fulham Road on Thursday mornings for a fabulous dance class.  Get a workout, a laugh and make new friends in this newly opened class (read about diddi dance Chelsea here)

Babies and Toddlers


Book Now for Villa Pia, Italy’s finest baby-friendly, all-inclusive, fabulously valued family holiday destination – fabulous savings for off-peak stays, perfect for families with children not yet in school.   Read my review of Villa Pia

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: Independence Day: Resurgance. 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 Independence Day: Resurgence on Sunday at 10:30, £7.50.

Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am, £7.50.  Next week’s features: Independence Day and The Secret Life of Pets.

Family Cinema 

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: The BFG 11:30am, just £1.75.

BFI Family Cinema Hook Sunday 19th June, 1pm.   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:Spirited Away.  Saturday 11am.

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

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Spirited Away, 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 Spirited Away, £3.00 per person.

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

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Robinson Crusoe.  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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