London’s Best Family Events this Weekend

Jan 12, 2017 by

Events for the Entire Family


Southbank Centre, Nordic Matters: Various events over the weekend.  Get your hands on Lego, make your own flat pack games table, get cosy and crafty with hygge and more.  Fabulous day out for the whole family.  Free, drop-in.


British Museum, Little Feet: Saturday 14th.  Become take part in sonic animal safari and explore the collection.  Free, drop-in.

Events for Older Children, and perhaps their younger siblings

Dragon Hall, Coder Dojo: Saturday 14th, 2-5pm.  Head to Dragon Hall in Covent Garden and join the Dragon Hall Tech Hub for lessons in coding.  Free, ticket event.

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Somerset House, Utopian Photo Booth: Saturday 14th and 15th.  Come and create a jazzy Utopian robbed with costume designer John Foley before posing in the photo booth for your own portrait.  


National Portrait Gallery, Special Sunday Session Species and Spectacles an Audience with John Hegley. Sunday 15th 2-3pm, ages 9+.  Silly songs, poems and stories depicting the world as seen through the glasses of John Hegley, member of The Opticians and author of BBC Radio 4 Alice Through the Glasses.  Free, ticket required.


Wigmore Hall, The Fairy Queen: Saturday 14th, 11am, ages 6+.  Explore A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Fairy Queen with puppetry and music.  Adults £10, children £8.


National Theatre, Junk Puppets: Create an epic adventure using domestic and recycled objects in this practical workshop for all the family. Inspire by our production of Peter Pan, you will design and create your own puppets and learn how to bring them to life.  Saturday 14th, 11am-1pm or 2:30-4:30pm, adults £5, children £3.

Babies and Toddlers


Monkey Music is launching a new venue in Chelsea; The Hut, located just off the Kings Road, near Flood Street and Hill House School is a brand new, light-filled hall with easy buggy access.  Every week over 650 local mums and carers take part in these Monkey Music classes, making it the mummy and baby event for Chelsea mums.  Book your complimentary class soon as there are a few places remaining for this term.   Other venues include St. Stephens Church, South Kensington; Cineworld, Fulham Road, Chelsea; Holy Apostles Church, Cumberland Street, Pimlico and St. Michaels Church, Chester Square, Belgravia.   All clean, easily accessible and pleasant locations.     To see their full timetable  and venue details and to book your FREE class click HERE

Call  020 8767 9827 Email direct at


Book Now for Villa Pia, Italy’s finest baby-friendly, all-inclusive (four course meals … wine, beer, spirits, too), fabulously valued family holiday destination (in pounds, truly exceptional value at the moment) – fabulous savings for off-peak stays, perfect for families with children not yet in school.   Read my review of Villa Pia and book for the October school holidays as a there are just a few places remaining.

Pimlico Toy Library: Pimlico Toy Library 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: La La Land.  Bring babies under 12months to this amazingly plush cinema, relax with some coffee and catch a flick.

Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am.  This week see La La Land or Manchester by the Sea.  Tickets £8.50

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.

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

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

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