London Baby and Kids Bank Holiday Weekend Guide

Apr 27, 2017 by

Monkey Music Chelsea and Westminster Summer Term: Book soon to avoid disappoint and make sure your child has a place in the favourite pre-school music class where over 650 local mums have fun and make friends.  Book for your complementary class and find out if you may like to continue with Monkey Music.  Read a bit more here or book now: call  020 8767 9827, email direct at

This Weekend for the Entire Family:


Little Venice, Canalway Cavalcade: Saturday – Monday 10am- 5pm/6pm.  If you have not been, this is an enjoyable event for the entire family.  Come and check out the collection of canal boats, the beautiful locks and all the merchants, Morris Dancers, great activities (including have-a-go kayaking – bring dry clothes!).


Trafalgar Square, Vaisakhi Festival: Saturday noon – 6pm.  Come and celebrate Sikh and Punjab culture in Trafalgar Square with live music, performance, food, kids’ activities, turban tying and more.


South London Gallery Children’s Book Fair: Friday and Saturday 11am-6pm.  Workshops, readings, books for sale and more.  The event is free and open to all.

For Older Kids and Perhaps their Younger Siblings


Museum of Comedy Family Magic Weekend: Saturday, The Museum of Comedy is hosting a magic workshop for children ages 7-13 at 1:30 (£15.00).  Oliver Talbot will then put on a magic show at 4pm (adult £12.50, child £7.50, family £35) for ages 5+.  check out my review of West End Magic


Institute of Imagination, Lab Live Reality: Monday 10am-5pm.  Experience the latest virtual and augmented reality technology, meet a supersonic car, explore aerodynamics and learn how to design 3D objects.  Tickets £8, age 6-14


Southbank, The Uderbelly Festival, The Amazing Bubble Man: Sunday 29th – 4th June.  Watch as Louis Pearl (Edinburgh Fringe favourite) amazes the audience with art, magic, science and the fun of bubbles.  Tickets from £10.25

British Museum, Make a Magna Comic: Create your very own comic in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre based on the museum’s collection of Japanese magna.  Fro ages 7+, free, limited places.

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

Babies and Toddlers


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.  Tickets required, £5.


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:Rules Don’t Apply. 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 Guardian’s for he Galaxy, Lady Macbeth and The Promise Tickets £8.50

Family Cinema 

BFI Southbank: Head over to Southbank this Sunday for Dougal and the Blue Cat at 1pm.  Under 16s £4, adults £8.

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

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Winnie the Pooh, 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: The Lego Batman Movie.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, The Love Bug.  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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