Weekend Guide

Mar 23, 2017 by

This Weekend for the Entire Family 

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Half Moon Theatre, Family Folk Show: Saturday 11am and 2pm.  Get ready to sway, dance and clap with award-winning folk duo Meson.  Tickets £7, all ages.

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Royal Academy, Family Studio – Buildings into Brilliance: As part of America After the Fall, Painting in the 1930’s, check out the exhibit (or skip it) and head into this working and make some (American) graffiti.  Sunday 11am-3pm, free, drop-in, all ages.

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Royal Festival Hall, The Jungle Book in Concert: Saturday 3pm and 7pm.  Come and watch the 1967 Disney classic accompanied by live music.  Tickets from £22.50, all ages.

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Mother’s Day Weekend at Battersea Power Station: Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.  Head over to Circus West to see the new development and take part in family-friendly activities including outdoor games, children’s biscuit decorating.

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Upcoming: Pippa’s Poppets Holiday Musical Theatre Workshop for 3-6 year olds.  Watch your children be transported through the joy of performing arts! Book now for April 3-5, South Kensington venue for Moana 9:30-noon (£100, drop-off) and Pimlico 2-4:30 (£90, drop-off) for Trolls.  Book early and avoid disappointment.

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Upcoming: Billy’s Band Family Concert: Sunday 2nd April, 11:30am.  Join Dan Newell of the LSO and acclaimed author of Billy’s Band books as he takes families on a musical adventure.  Pre-concert activities and the books will inspire children to pick up a musical instrument and have a go.  Tickets £15 adults and £5 children.

Upcoming- NCT Nearly New Sale: Saturday 29th, 10-noon at Westbourne Grove Church, £2 donation at the door, cash sales only.

This Weekend for Older Kids (and perhaps their younger siblings)

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London Design Museum, Create and Make: Sunday 11am-4pm.  Head over and check out the fabulous new home for the museum.  Kids age 5-11 will create and make with activities designed by Sato Hisao.  Free, drop-in.

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Imagination Lab, Lab Life Family Event: Saturday and Sunday.  Head to Lambeth High Street for a half-day STEM workshop where you and the kids will tinker, create and make in three different design areas.  Tickets just £5, ages 5-12

The British Library, Play on Words: Saturday 10:30-noon.  Get inspired by the Treasure Gallery, manifestos, magazines and poems from the collection at the British Library and then print, collage, write and make your own writing that can be worn, carried or performed.  Ages 5-11, drop-in, free, limited to 40 places.

Babies and Toddlers

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British Museum, Little Feet, Animal Textures: Saturday 11am.  For children age 5 and under, use iPads to make your own laser-cut animal badge.  Free, drop-in.

National Gallery Story Adventures with Fiona Alderton: Wednesdays 10:30-11:15.  Bring children 16 months to 5 years to the National Gallery for wonderful storytelling session.  Tickets £5 per child.

Royal Albert Hall, Storytelling and Music Sessions: Wednesdays 10am and 11:30.  Join Paul Rubinstein, Olivia Armstrong and Becky Dixon for storytelling session that include instruments, singing and movement.

Chelsea Swim Spa – head over to the most baby-friendly pool in London … The Chelsea Swim Spa.  Find out more about this luxuriously warm, innovative pool for mothers and small children.  Read my review here.

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: 20th Century Women. 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 All This Panic and The Lost of City of Z.  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: Mary Poppins.  11:30am, just £1.75.

Framed Film Club:  Head to the Barbican for the Framed Film Club, this week’s feature: Anthony Horowitz Presents Babe.  Saturday 11am.

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Moana, 10:30. Tickets just  £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. (best £3 you will ever spend on a rainy Saturday)

Ritzy Picturehouse, Kids Club: Saturday 10:30.  This Week’s screening: Moana.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, The Lego Batman Movie.  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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