Things To Do for London Kids this Weekend 7/8th June 2014

Weekend Weather :

This weekend looks to be the sort that we can handle, warm starting at 16 degrees (check here for more updates), feeling like 16 degrees and rising to 22 degrees with variable cloudiness.

Out of Town :

There are lots of things to do if you fancy a trip out of town. How about a visit to one of English Heritages whispering Castles or Palaces here where knights can swing their swords merrily, and those with ponies and scooters that need a test drive, will be more than happy. Or, the best fish and chips and a paddle down in Whitstable. This Kent seaside town is retaining its reputation as a place to attract real foodies, families and stylish couples. If you plan ahead you can take Grandma to babysit, and book yourself into one of the many fab restaurants, which are always listed as the places to go by food journo’s and chefs alike. Choose from The Sportsman or Seasalter, Jojo’s tapas on Tankerton Slopes.  Take a short drive and head out for a good old stomp in the park or the woods, this has to be by far one of the most relaxing things you can do after a week at your desk, kitchen and will revive the kids after watching Frozen all day long.

Staying in Town :

Be brave, take your towel and swimmers, and get out early to one of the wonderful Lidos in town, or play around in the exciting Fountains in and around central London. All kids love bugs, beasties and getting dirty so you could check out a drop in activity or just a walk around a nature reserve or the one of towns wonderful playgrounds.

Staying at Home :

If you need a few ideas to entertain the kids whilst you cook lunch, or read the paper (?!?) how about checking out a few games on these educational websites, or get them to make a balloon hovercraft here. The could also practise their penguin illustration for that book they are writing, draw the birds they see out of the window with inspiration from Finch & Robin and the RSPB here and really ‘be at one with nature’ and pull off a feathery craft project here.

Why not get ahead of the pack and make a DIY Fathers day card, check out the World Book Day website for loads of fun games, and video clips from their favourite authors or printables. An easy peasy but fun project is for the kids to make their own I Can Do Everything book and a sunshine hand-print card  or a hand-print calendar for Grandma/Grandpa at the same time. The play doh, fimo or clay lovers can start their family of creations with inspiration from Kroktak here.

Crafty Kids :

For the kids that are safe and happy with a sewing kit, they could get going on a couple of projects like the super cute teddy bear sleeping bag or the zip up purse or the very cool book cover with it’s own jacket (hide your old jeans though).





Saturday, June 7th

Dancing in Keats House : Ages 6 -11: Keats House, Keats Grove, London, United Kingdom

Crafty Kids : Club (Term Time only)
The Little Angel Theatre, Dagmar Passage, London, United Kingdo m
9.45-11am or 11.30 – 12.45pm : Ages 2-5 : 8 week club : £125 per pair : Concessions too

Summer Singalong : 2.30pm : Jonathan Cohen, Alison Jiear and Tim Howarth : Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, United Kingdom

Barbican : Saturday Framed Film Club (workshops too) See website
2014 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cartoon Activities : Family Drop In Workshop : Free
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Cartoon Museum, Little Russell Street, London, United Kingd om
Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month

The Unicorn Theatre : Saturday Up Club : Craft & See a Performance (Check web for show details)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Unicorn Theatre, Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom

River Deep : Somerset House : Free family workshops
at 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saatchi Gallery : Family Art Workshops
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road, London, United Kingdom
(see website to book places)

Horniman Museum : Saturday Artmakers 1.30 & 2.45pm

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DJ Monski Mouse
DJ Monski MouseSunday, June 8th

Sunday, June 8th

Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair
June 8, 2014
Corner of Brick Lane and Buxton Street, E1

Tate Britain, Clore Centre : Open Studio : Family Activities (+ Th urs & Fri in school holidays)
June 8, 2014 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Royal Academy : Family Drop In workshop (on 3rd Sunday of each mont h)
June 8, 2014 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Liminal : TATE modern : social experience of sculpture through touc h, interaction and collaboration
June 8, 2014 at 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall : London Wonderground
June 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Southbank Centre, London, United Kingdom
Tickets £8 from

ONGOING Exhibitions & Events

Street Circus Drop In (Age 11-25) 6-9pm £2 per session
March 6, 2014 – July 4, 2014
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, United Kingdom

Vikings exhibition : Spanning four centuries and four continents
March 13, 2014 – June 23, 2014
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom

Secret Agents Exhibition
March 15, 2014 – September 1, 2014
Discover Childrens Story Centre, Stratford

Amy Sharrocks : Museum of Water Exhibition at Somerset House
Amy Sharrocks : Museum of Water Exhibition at Somerset House

V&A : The Glamour of Italian Fashion
April 7, 2014 – July 28, 2014
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom
U12’s free : 10am – 5-45pm daily & to 10pm on Fridays

Matisse : The Cut Outs : Tate Modern
April 17, 2014 – September 8, 2014

Comics Unmasked : Art and Anarchy in the UK (Paccar Gallery)
May 2, 2014 – August 20, 2014
The British Library, Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
Parental guidance for visitors U16 years.

British Museum : Ancient Lives New Discoveries : Exhibition
May 22, 2014 – December 1, 2014
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom
Highly rated exhibition, see the you tube link : https://www.y

Chelsea Fringe festival : Events all over town
May 23, 2014 – June 9, 2014

Flash Mob, Salsa, Street, Latin … Dance Show
May 27, 2014 – June 9, 2014
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, United Kingdom

Soho Create Festival
June 4, 2014 – June 7, 2014
Soho, London, United Kingdom

D Day Weekend : Ride in a tank and more …
June 6, 2014 – June 9, 2014
Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, London, United Kingdo m

The Georgian Sleepover : Dancing, etiquette and food before sleepi ng
June 6, 2014
Kew Palace, Kew, Richmond, United Kingdom

The Mountain Shakers, Interactive Opera for babies and toddlers
June 6, 2014 – June 8, 2014
Rich Mix, London, United Kingdom

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival
June 6, 2014 – June 22, 2014
The Spitalfields Music Summer Festival brings together an eclec tic mix of performances and activities, across unique East London spaces: including Christ Church Spitalfields, Wilton’s Music Hall and Shoreditch Church.