The Creative Family Weekend : Starts Here : 18/19 May

Here goes, it’s nearly 1/2 term, and for those that aren’t tied to the school calendar, you’ve only got a few more days left of quiet playgrounds, museums, buses, boats, ikea, so take it easy out there. xo

(1) Ben Uri Museum : 108a Boundary Road, NW8 ORH (Sat)

Family Day : Children aged 8-12 can spend the afternoon making paper dolls and designing costumes at the gallery, using its exhibitions and collection as inspiration. Entrance is free, but places must be booked advance by calling or emailing Gabby Edlin on 0207 604…

(2) Museum of London Docklands (Sat)

Saturday 18 May 11-3pm (Free). Join us for a day of family activities to celebrate Museum of London Docklands’ 10th birthday. Come and make a hat, decorate a cake, sing a sea shanty and maybe even meet a pirate! 1+

(3) Roald Dahl Museum (Sat & Sun)

Design a Trogswizzling Tortoise, Sunday 19 May (All day) Drop-in craft activity for all ages: head to George’s Crafty Kitchen to create a fantabulous new friend for Esio Trot, in celebration of National Turtle and Tortoise Day on 23 May. (Free for Museum visitors).

(4) The Royal Academy, Family Day Workshop (Sun)

19 May 2013 : Explore historic artworks and bring them to life through a re-enactment of paintings in the RA’s Collection. Fine Rooms; 11am–2pm : Free; no booking required. Upon arrival, signage will direct you to the workshop. : In order to ensure you have the best experience at our workshops, the RA will occasionally regulate the number of participants.

(5) Kew Palace & Hampton Court Palace (Sun)

Fit to Rule Family Fun Day*, (info for Kew, check site for more details) Sunday 19 May, 10 – 4pm. – Meet a blood-sucking leech (12pm /2pm /4pm) – Have a smallpox ‘makeover’ and discover how you might protect yourself from this deadly disease (10-12 and 2-4pm) – Meet historical characters – Hear amazing tales of medical ailments and treatments in times gone by (11am/ 1 pm/ 3pm) (*Included in palace admission ticket)