Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London Summer 2018

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Lambeth Country Show – Brockwell Park

Date and Time

Saturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July – 11.00am-8.00pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, London SE24 0NG / 020 7926 6207 /  www.lambeth.gov.uk

Nearest train station

Herne Hill

This weekend the Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park for the 44th year. Boasting the usual unique line-up with all of the attractions of a traditional country fair but with a distinctly South London twist! As ever, there will be a truly eclectic mix of free entertainment and activities for all ages featuring music, art, theatre, sport, games, food, animals, horticulture and much more! Pop along and join in the fun!!


First World War Galleries – Imperial War Museum

Date and Time

Daily – 10.00am-6.00pm

Age

6+

Cost

FREE

Address

Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ / 020 7416 5320 / www.iwm.org.uk

Nearest tube

Lambeth North

Visit the new and permanent galleries at the Imperial War Museum (and many of the old favourites) to discover why the 1st WW started, why it continued and its global impact.


National Gallery

Within the walled garden

Date and Time

Sunday 22nd July & Sunday 19th August – 11.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm

Work with artist Thomas Gosebruch to experiment with printing techniques and natural materials. Wander through a calm courtyard scene by Gerard David to find intricate patterns in the polished surfaces and hidden textures.

Architects’ ideas

Date and Time

Sunday 5th August – 11.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm

Explore how different pigments have given artists different colours of blue and then make a spinning wheel that will whirl you into the blue.

Out of the blue

Date and Time

Sunday 12th August – 11.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm

Explore the use of paintings and then use the classical technique of graffito (literally, scratching away) to make your own patterns.

Age

5-11

Cost

FREE

Address

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN / 020 7747 2885 / www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Nearest tube

Charing Cross

Visit the new and permanent galleries at the Imperial War Museum (and many of the old favourites) to discover why the 1st WW started, why it continued and its global impact.


Gold Rush- Bank of England Museum

Date and Time

Monday 23rd July – Sunday 31st August – 10.00am-4.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Threadneedle St (entrance in Bartholomew Lane), London EC2R 8AH / 020 7601 5545 / www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum

Nearest tube

Bank

It is the summer of 1836. The Bank’s Directors have received a strange letter with a grave declaration: there is a drain in London which leads straight to the Bank’s gold vaults! But where is the location of the drain in question, and who is the person that has made this bizarre statement? Get to the bottom of the mystery by navigating your way round the museum and solving the clues as you go claim your reward!


Natural History Museum

Maisie and the Mammoth Tooth

When Maisie finds an odd-looking tooth under her pillow, she’s determined to discover who it belongs to, find out how a time-travelling tooth fairy takes Maisie back to the Ice Age on an adventure she’ll never forget.

Hands on Nature – Mammoths

A fun drop-in mammoths workshop with lots of games and specimen handling.

Date and Time

Most days throughout the holidays (check website for exact dates) – 11.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-5.00pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD / 020 7942 5000 / www.nhm.ac.uk

Nearest tube

South Kensington


Horniman Museum – Summer Holiday Activities

Hands on Base: Horniman Explorers

Toys

Date

21st July

Find out why toys and playing are so important, then have fun playing with some of the toys from our collection.

The Big Butterfly Count

Date

25th July

Join us for a day celebrating beautiful butterflies and take part in the nation’s Big Butterfly Count with bug expert Richard Jones.

Butterflies

Date

8th July

Drop by the Hands On Base and find out more about these amazing flying insects and explore some pinned butterflies from our collection.

Masks

Date

11th August

Find out about some of the special occasions that people wear masks for, then try on some of the masks from our collection.

Stories

Date

8th August

Explore some objects from our collections that may have inspired some traditional folk stories, then have a go at making up your own story.

Costume

Date

25th August

Find out why people in different parts of the world wear different kinds of clothes, then try on some of the costumes we have.

Big Wednesdays: Shared World

Join us for performances, storytelling, art and craft and films as we celebrate what makes us human and connects us with nature. Look out for special activities inspired by our exciting new arts space, The Studio, which opens in October.

Date and Time

Wednesdays, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August – 10.30am-3.30pm

Hear it Live: Kora

Date and Time

Tuesday 28th August – 3.30pm-4.00pm

Jali Bakary Konteh from Gambia will perform music for the sweet-sounding kora, a West African harp-lute.

Family Art Fun

Join free and fabulous Horniman craft activities this summer holiday inspired by our new galleries and exhibitions.

Date and Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays in Summer

Cost

FREE – Ticketed

Sunset Sessions

Chill out to global sounds on our Bandstand Terrace in this free concert series, as part of our Shared World season.

Date and Time

Thursdays 26th July, 2nd and 9th August 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Cost

FREE

Horniman Museum

Date and Time

Open Daily – 1030am-5.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

100 London Road, SE23 3PQ / 020 8699 1872 / www.horniman.ac.uk

Buses

176, 185, 312, P4, 63, 122, P13

For a full programme of events please visit the website.


Westminster Abbey – Summer Workshops

Date and Time

24th-26th July – 11.00am-1.00pm (Booking recommended)

Age

5+

Cost

FREE – Booking recommended

Address

Westminster Abbey Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA / 020 7654 4965 / www.westminster-abbey.org

Nearest Tube

Westminster / St Jame’s Park

Westminster Abbey’s popular series of summer holiday events returns, with workshops on making a crown, dancing for the Queen and learning to be a knight. Along with the workshops are storytelling sessions, performances and sing-alongs for all ages, on subjects as diverse as the Elizabethans, great explorers, saints, and plants and patterns.

Explore Westminster Abbey this summer, with games, crafts and tours for families in the beautiful setting of College Garden.

Family activity sessions – Knight School

Date

Tuesday 24th July – 11.00am-1.00pm

Age

3+

Enrol in our annual Knight School with Squire Will. Try your hand at all the skills a young knight needs to defend the monarch – from swordsmanship to jousting! This popular session is for all brave and courageous children from across the realm.

Kings, Queens and Coronations

Date

Thursday 26th July – 11.00am-1.00pm

Age

3+

Come to the Coronation church to hear about how kings and queens have been crowned here for hundreds of years. Help us re-enact the Coronation in our beautiful walled gardens, make a mini portrait keyring of your favourite king or queen, and take home a golden crown with you.

Family Tour

Date

Wednesday 25th July – 11.00am

Age

5+

Hear the fascinating and funny tales of coronations through the centuries on this interactive tour of Westminster Abbey.

Teen Tour

Date

Wednesday 25th July – 1.30pm

Age

3+

Journey through the Abbey to explore how our thousand-year history reflects the reputation and identity of the UK today.


Museum of London Docklands

Date and Time

Daily – 10.00am-6.00pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Hertsmere Road, West India, E14 4AL / 020 7001 9844 / www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican/St Pauls/Moorgate

Be inspired by the beautiful bridges, create your own art and hear stories about London’s river crossings.

Please check website for details and times of each day’s activities.


Geffrye Museum – Geffrye Explorers and Garden Cart

Date and Time

21st July, 4th Aug, 18th Aug, 1st Sept – 12.30-4.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA / 020 7739 9893 / www.geffrye-museum.org.uk 

Nearest tube

Liverpool Street / Old Street

A day of garden-inspired activities.  Discover more about the Geffrye Museum and its gardens through multi-sensory, hands on activities.


Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses – Holiday Activities

If you’re looking for fun outdoors and craft-related activities to keep your family busy over the long summer holidays, then our summer programme of family activities may be able to help! With morning and afternoon sessions on Mon- July-August there’s plenty going on.

Date and Time

Monday – July-August – Mornings and Afternoons

Age

Age depends on workshop

Cost

£5 per child (discounts for unwaged). Booking essential on education@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk

Address

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, SE24 / www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk 

Nearest train

Herne Hill

Creative Garden Sunday Morning Workshops

On the last Sunday in the month, run by Cat our community gardener, these are a great mix of hands on learning and plant science.

How to take Semi-Ripe Cuttings

Date and Time

Sunday 24th June – 11.00am-12.30pm

Cost

FREE but book online

By learning about the cells and tissues in stems, you will become much more confident and successful in taking cuttings.

How to summer prune Stone Fruits

Date and Time

Sunday 29th July – 11.00am-12.30pm

You will learn all about how best to approach the 3 Ds and to create nice open structures in your trees and ensure plentiful harvests next year.

Garden Crafts

Our Drawing Growth Group

Date and Time

Every Thursday – 1.00am-3.00pm – in the Greenhouses

Story Stompers

Date and Time

Every Tuesday morning – 9.15am-10.30am – Book online.

A Club for 2 to 4 year olds. Join us for storytelling, explore the gardens and enjoy natural play and craft, whatever the weather!  Book online.

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Brockwell Park Nature Explorers

Date and Time

Saturday 4th August – 10.00am-12.00pm (noon)

Age

7-12 accompanied by an adult

Cost

£2.00 donation

The monthly nature club for young people aged 7-12yrs and their carers; We study a different aspect of the natural world using the resources of our community garden and all the bugs, plants, mammals and pond life it contains.


In the Picture! – National Portrait Gallery

Date and Time

13th-19th August – 11.30am-4.00pm

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

St Martins Place, Westminster City, London WC2H 0HE / 020 7306 0055 / www.npg.org.uk

Nearest tube

Leicester Square

Take part in this series of creative family workshops and activity sessions.

Inspired by our summer exhibition – Michael Jackson: On the Wall, decorate a white glove in this fabric craft activity and show off your creation for a photograph to take home. All materials provided.

Part of the ABC summer holiday activity offer – our summer exhibitions Michael Jackson: On the Wall and the BP Portrait Award and Rebel Women – celebrating a centenary of women getting the vote, provide inspiration for two weeks of fun, free, daily art and craft workshops.


Grant Museum of Zoology – Weird and Wonderful Wildlife

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Rockefeller Building, University College London, University St, London WC1E 6DE / 020 3106 2052 / www.ucl.ac.uk

Nearest tube

Euston/Goodge Street

Flying lizards, giant starfish, duck-billed platypuses, thorny devils and spiny anteaters, the Grant Museum is home to some Weird and Wonderful Wildlife. Take part in fun hands-on specimen based activities and come face to face with these beasts and many more.


Wallace Collection

Cost

FREE

Address

Hertford Hse, Manchester Sq, London W1U 3BN/ 020 7653 9500 / www.wallacecollection.org

Nearest tube

Bond Street

A workshop for all the family to explore decorative and structural details that can be found on objects throughout the Collection, with drawings that can be transformed into 3D.


V&A Museum

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL / 020 7942 2000/ www.vam.ac.uk

Nearest tube

South Kensington

Families can enjoy free activities and events at the museum every day. At weekends, join in with Pop-up Performances on Saturday and making activities on Sunday. During the school holidays there are additional events to inspire families and to get involved.


Tate Modern – Open Studio

Date and Time

Every Saturday & Sunday and Thursday’s & Friday’s during the school holidays – 11.00am-4.00pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Bankside, London SE1 9TG / 020 7887 8888 / www.tate.org.uk

Nearest tube

Southwark/Blackfriars

Visit the Open Studio in the Clore Learning Centre to experiment, play and create with ideas and materials before or after visiting the related artworks in the free collection displays.


Somerset House – Discover The Sound of Firm

Date and Time

Saturday 11th August – 11.00am-2.00pm – drop-in workshop

Age

6-12 yrs accompanied by an adult

Cost

FREE

Address

Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA / 020 7845 4600 / www.somersethouse.org.uk

Nearest tube

Charing Cross

Since cinema began, films have gone hand –in hand with music. Many of the most memorable moments in film are supported by the soundtrack, and conversely many unforgettable music videos include great visuals which sent a track stratospheric. Screenings demonstrations and live performances from variety of professionals working in both film and music.


Museum of London

Date and Time

Daily – 10.00am-6.00pm

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN / 020 7001 9844 / www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

St Pauls / Barbican

Discover London’s history together! Two weeks of arty fun inspired by the history of London with crafting, object handling, storytelling, drama and digital workshops – please check website for details and times of each day’s activities.


Notting Hill Carnival – Children’s Day

Date and Time

Sunday 26th August – 9.00am-7.00pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

The Notting Hill Carnival is one of the most vibrant events in London, taking place annually in a huge two day party. The first day of the carnival is traditionally Children’s Day, where children and family groups are encouraged to join the party. The day will be packed with costume parades, live music, street performances and more at what is bound to be one of the biggest events of the year. Aimed at kids and families, the event tends to include family attractions and play areas, in addition to special educational events for young ones.


Tour of Brixton Windmill

Date and Time

Saturday 11th August

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Windmill Gardens, End of Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5EU / www.brixtonwindmill.org

Nearest tube

Brixton

Discover London’s history together! Two weeks of arty fun inspired by the history of London with crafting, object handling, storytelling, drama and digital workshops – please check website for details and times of each day’s activities.


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Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London – Easter 2018

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Easter Holiday Workshops – Museum of London

Balloon-ing around – Museum of London

Date and Time

31st March – 9th April – 12.30pm-2.00pm and 2.30pm-4.00pm

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN /  www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican and St Paul’s

From folding bicycles to electric cars, Londoners have been whizzing around the city in ever more creative ways. Put yourself into the shoes of an inventor and design a cool gadget to keep Londoners on the move in the future. What kind of futuristic transport would you invent? Learn how to make your inventions move using balloons and elastic bands. This is a drop-in workshop, so stop by anytime.


Storytelling Take a journey to the future – Museum of London

Date and Time

31st March – 6th April – This is a promenade performance through the galleries and will last about 30 minutes.

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN /  www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican and St Paul’s

One night a young girl dreams of a future where the London she knows has been badly damaged. Follow the little girl as she travels on her bed through a London ravished by pollution. Will her dream change how she feels about protecting the future of London? This story is an adaptation of Chris van Allsberg’s Just A Dream.


Plenty of Fish – Museum of London

Date and Time

2nd – 10th April – 12.30pm-2.00pm and 2.30pm-4.00pm

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN /  www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican and St Paul’s

Consider a future London where everything is underwater. Build models, make collages or draw pictures to show what London might be like in this watery future. How will future Londoners adapt? This is a drop-in workshop so stop by anytime.


Be Quick Nelly – Museum of London

Date and Time

3rd – 11th April – Each performance is 30 minutes long.

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN /  www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican and St Paul’s

Nelly Norris is the inventor of the moveable phone and other fantastic objects but she’s not very happy. She has spent years inventing things a week too late! Hear how Nelly has been losing out to things with the worst names and see if you can help her come up with a new idea? She’s determined to get in there first this time!


Chick’s Great EGGscape – Bank of England Museum

Date and Time

3rd – 13th April – 10.00am-4.30pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Threadneedle St (entrance in Bartholomew Lane), London EC2R 8AH /020 7601 5545/ www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum

Nearest tube

Bank

The Chicks’ are on the loose in the Museum searching for the giant golden egg. Join the hunt to see if you can find the hidden egg and chick’s by following the trail around the Museum. Children can then get creative and become their favourite Easter animal by decorating a mask or finger puppet of their choice. There’s a chocolate egg for every child.


Digital Workshops – British Museum

Date and Time

31st March – 11.00am – Innovation Lab
1st April – 11.00am – Egyptian Photo booth
7th April – 11.00am – Great Court Games
14th April – 11.00am – Little Feet: animal patterns
15th April – 11.00am – Exploring China

Age

7+ (limited places sign up on the day at the Samsung centre in the museum).

Cost

FREE

Address

44 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG / 020 7323 8000 / www.britishmuseum.org

Nearest tube

Holborn/Russell Square


Pop Brixton

Date and Time

Sunday 1st April – 3.00pm

Age

All ages welcome from 6 weeks to 60.

Cost

FREE

Address

49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ / www.pobrixton,org

Nearest tube

Brixton

Easter is here and we are taking over the incredible POP Brixton for 3 hours of FREE family fun.

Whether you’re the proud parent of a Lil Wayne, a Missy Elliot or a whole crew of Beastie Boys or Wee Papa Girls Rappers, this is the jam for you and yours.

With areas to dance (obviously), practice your graffiti, or just chill and enjoy a drink and a spit of lunch this is the Hip Hop hot spot for you and your Notorious K.I.D.

FUN DMC founder and resident Spin Doctor is joined by his regular side kick Russ Ryan and FUN DMC resident dance instructor Tama as we get everyone up and dancing while running competitions to give away our legendary FUN DMC gold chains.

All adults must be accompanied by a responsible child.

All ages welcome from 6 weeks to 60.

DJs: Spin Doctor & Russ Ryan plus… Dance Teacher | Graffiti Train | Hip-Hop Colouring In | Baby Play Area | Food Stalls | FUN DMC Stall | Book Stall |


Easter Fair – Horniman Museum

Date and Time

Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April – 10.30am-4.30pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ / 020 8699 1872 / www.horniman.ac.uk

Buses

176, 185, 197, 356, P4

Nearest Rail Station

Forest Hill

Enjoy the Easter weekend at the Horniman with the whole family. Go on our Easter trail, create something crafty at our workshops, have your face painted and join in family activities across the gardens.  There will also be The Ugly Duckling Storytelling performances by Sandal Sticks Theatre at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Pre-book for this – maximum 2 adults per child. Tickets £5.00 per child, £1.00 per adult.

Join us in the Hands on Base to meet the most unlikely duckling hero and hear the story of the duck who was different. This much loved classic tale has been adapted into an interactive storytelling performance for the Horniman by Sandal Sticks Theatre. Featuring song and puppetry, The Ugly Duckling is a heart-warming tale for all the family.


Lambeth Autism Fayre – Institute of Imagination Lab

Date and Time

Saturday 7th April – 10.00am-5.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

£3.00 (FREE to Lambeth residents) Book online www.ioi.london

Address

Imagination Lab, The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG / www.ioi.london

Nearest tube

Vauxhall (12 minutes’ walk)

We’ve team up with the Lambeth branch of the National Autistic Society, for a day of activities in the Imagination Lab and the Engine Hall for children, adults, families, parents and professionals. If you are a Lambeth resident, you are eligible for free tickets. Please contact hello@ioi.london to request your discount code.

There will be sensory areas for children to play with texture, senses, nature and sound. There will also be a digital focus with robotics, virtual reality and coding activities. These activities are aimed at children with SEN and their siblings, so families can explore and play together. There will also be over 20 different stalls and activities to explore.


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Garden Museum – The Big Draw 2017

The Big Draw 2017

Join artist Katie Spragg in creating stop- frame animations inspired by nature.

Katie will show you how to draw in three-dimensions using clay before bringing your creation to life using stop-frame animation and sound-effects. Based in the beautiful new Learning Space at the Garden Museum, this workshop will take inspiration from our garden – a garden of treasures.

Garden Museum – The Big Draw 2017

Date and Time

Monday 23 October – Friday 27 October – Daily 2-4pm

Age

Families -3-110 years old

Cost

Free

Address

Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB / 020 7401 8865 / gardenmuseum.org.uk/events/

Nearest tube

Lambeth North

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

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Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London – Easter 2017

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Little Red Hen and Chicken Licken – Natural History Museum

Date and Time

Check website for dates and times

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD / 020 7942 5000 / www.nhm.ac.uk

Nearest Tube: South Kensington


Enjoy the popular stories of the Little Red Hen and Chicken Licken, brought to life in this interactive puppet show. The puppeteer and her friends will captivate the whole family with the amazing world of birds. Visit the information desk in the Red Zone or Darwin Centre before the show to book your free ticket (spaces are limited) Check website for dates and times.



Family Art Fun – Horniman Museum

Date and Time

Selected dates during Easter Holidays – Check website for dates and times
11am-2.45pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE (Ticketed)

Address

100 London Road, SE23 3PQ / 020 8699 1872 / www.horniman.ac.uk

Buses: 176, 185, 312, P4, 63, 122, P1


Join free and fabulous Horniman craft activities during the Easter holidays inspired by our temporary exhibitions and Gardens.



Chick’s Great EGGscape – Bank of England Museum

Date and Time

Monday 3rd – Thursday 13th April10am-4.30pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Threadneedle St (entrance in Bartholomew Lane), EC2R 8AH / 020 7601 5545/ www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum

Nearest Tube: Bank


The Chicks’ are on the loose in the Museum searching for the giant golden egg. Join the hunt to see if you can find the hidden egg and chick’s by following the trail around the Museum. Children can then get creative and become their favourite Easter animal by decorating a mask or finger puppet of their choice. There’s a chocolate egg for every child.



Easter Egg Hunt – Brixton Windmill

Date and Time

Sunday 16th April2pm-4pm

Age

All ages

Cost

Charges may apply

Address

Windmill Gardens, End of Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5EU / www.brixtonwindmill.org


Come and hunt for Easter surprises in Windmill Gardens. Arts and crafts activities for children and their families.



Easter at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Date and Time

Check website for dates and times

Age

All ages

Cost

Booking essential: contact Shayna on education@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk or 07427 685714

Address

Brockwell Park, SE24 0NG / 020 7926 6207 / www.lambeth.gov.uk


Enjoy the popular stories of the Little Red Hen and Chicken Licken, brought to life in this interactive puppet show. The puppeteer and her friends will captivate the whole family with the amazing world of birds. Visit the information desk in the Red Zone or Darwin Centre before the show to book your free ticket (spaces are limited) Check website for dates and times.



Easter Holiday workshops – National Portrait Gallery

Date and Time

Check website for dates, times and booking information.

Age

5 and over

Cost

FREE

Address

St Martins Place, Westminster City, WC2H 0HE / 020 7306 0055 / www.npg.org.uk

Nearest Tube: Leicester Square


Workshop themes:

  • Make a collaged mask to reveal the hidden you / the new you.
  • Hands-on photography workshop using props and costume. At the end of the session you will have a print to take home.
  • Join dancers from New Adventures and Re:Bourne for a creative dance, games and movement sessions exploring themes of gender, identity, masquerade and performance.
  • Explore how we use our hands to express ourselves in this 3D mixed media workshop. Create a crazy Family portrait using collage and mixed media.





Explore the Art of Make Believe – National Theatre

Date and Time

Check website for dates and times

Age

6-12 year olds

Cost

BOOK via: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/families

Address

Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX / 020 7452 3000 / www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/families

Nearest Tube: Waterloo


From costume and set design workshops to becoming a lighting and sound technician for the day treat your family to an exciting behind the scenes experience at National Theatre this Easter. All workshops are suitable for 6-12 year olds.



Institute of Imagination – Imagination Lab

Date and Time

Thursday 6, Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April
Morning and afternoon sessions and must be booked in advance on www.ioi.london/imagination-lab/imagination-labreality/

Age

All ages

Cost

£5.00 per attendee per session

Address

The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG / 020 7494 9153 / www.ioi.london

Nearest Tube: South Kensington


Our ‘lab life’ family events provide a series of half-day workshops where families can explore, tinker and create.



Bee Urban open day

Date and Time

9th April 12–3pm, 13th and 14th April 12–5pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Kennington Park (behind the Cafe) / 07985220277 / beeurbanlondon@gmail.com

Nearest Tube: Kennington


Bee Urban is a Environmental hub and Apiary situated in Kennington Park (behind the Cafe). We are open on the second Sunday of each month. Our next Sunday being 9th April 2017 from midday to 3pm. Please come and join us for free family friendly activities including honey tasting, face painting, seed sowing and learning about bees and bee keeping. There is also the exciting opportunity of seeing the bees in action in our specially designed viewing hives.



Messy Church – St Mark’s Kennington

Date and Time

Saturdays 15th April (Easter egg hunt only)
11am – 12.15pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

337 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4PW / 020 7582 7029 / children@stmarkskennington.org


St Mark’s Church Kennington continues to run ‘Messy Church’ monthly on Saturday mornings, alongside the Farmer’s Market that takes place in our churchyard.



The Boat Race 2017

Date and Time

Sunday 2nd April
Races start from 4.35pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Various locations / 020 7902 0200 / www.theboatrace.org

Nearest Tube: Various along the route.


Sporting history will be made this year when the women’s race joins the men’s race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities! First raced in 1829 and 1927 respectively, it is one of the oldest sporting events in the world watched by thousands along the banks of The Thames, between Putney & Mortlake. With fun activities starting from noon at Bishop’s Park, Fulham and Furnivall Gardens, Hammersmith.







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Lambeth Schools – Easter Multi Sports Programme 2017

easter sports programme

Grab the chance to play plenty of sport with us during the Easter Term, have fun, make friends and get credit towards your Lambeth Children’s University Passport.

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Team London Awards

Each year, a host of famous faces support the Mayor of London at the Team London Awards ceremony.

This event is held in recognition of tens of thousands of volunteers who spend their spare time contributing to their communities across the city.

The Team London awards celebrate the outstanding contribution made by volunteers in London who donate time to support a wide range of areas, including supporting our young people, reducing crime, improve Londoners’ quality of life by creating community cohesion and ‘greening and cleaning’ our city.

Angela Nelson Manager of Lambeth Children’s University nomination Granton Primary School who are members of Lambeth Children’s University and they won Team London Award 2016 for Sports and Healthy Living. Presented to them by athlete Miss Owusu Agyapong.

Sports and Healthy Living:
Activity that encourages and supports activity and healthier lifestyles in all sections of the community.

Low cost/No cost Family Fun in London, Christmas 2016, Part 2

Stuck with things to do with your family over the Christmas holidays? Get into the Festive Spirit with a range of fun activities for you and your family.

Family Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral

Date and Time

Sat 17th Dec
11am-noon

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

St Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD / 020 7236 4128 / www.stpauls.co.uk
Nearest Tube: St Paul’s

Enjoy a short Christmas service with carols for the whole family – due to the popularity of this service, it will also be screened in the neighbouring Paternoster Square. Children especially are welcome.


Christmas Celebrations Festive Decorations – National Portrait Gallery

Date and Time

Sun 18st Dec
1pm-2.30pm

Age

Ages 3+

Cost

FREE

Address

St Martins Place, Westminster City, WC2H 0HE / 020 7306 0055 / www.npg.org.uk
Nearest tube: Leicester Square

A special Christmas activity – make a range of sparkling and twinkling decorations for the festive season. Free, ticketed event; tickets available one hour before the event on a first come first served basis. Free refreshments for families attending.


Pop Brixton

Date and Time

Sat 17th Dec
12pm – 5pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

All of them are free, except the facepaint (which will be £5 – £8)

Address

49 Brixton Station Rd, SW9 8PQ / 020 7274 2903 / www.popbrixton.org

There is a whole host of fun for the whole family. Fantastic face painting, and lots more! Take a look at the website for a full programme of events.
See below all the kids activities planned.

  • Happy Drum workshop 11am – 12am FREE – greenhouse or main square
  • Father Christmas + presents give away 12pm – 5pm
  • Story telling snow queen 1pm – 2pm
  • Decorate the live Christmas tree 2pm – 4pm
  • K diva facepaint – (not free) 3pm – 5pm
  • Family Craft Corner – Greenhouse – 12pm – 4pm – FREE
    Christmas sock stocking craft
    DIY Christmas tree
    Make your own Snow globe
    Christmas cards

Carol Singing in Trafalgar Square

Date and Time

Sun 18st Dec
2pm-6pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN / www.chinatownlondon.org
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross

Each day a different choir will gather to sing carols & raise money for a range of voluntary or charitable organisations. A beautiful atmosphere!


Festive Fun Day at Chelsea FC

Date and Time

Wed 21st Dec
noon-4pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Outside West Stand, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, SW6 1HS / 0871 984 1955 / www.chelseafc.com
Nearest Tube: Fulham Broadway

Supporters young and old are invited to attend a fantastic afternoon of festive fun and entertainment: feed a real live reindeer, meet Father Christmas and get your faces painted. There will also be an array of football-themed games to enjoy and a number of fairground stalls, featuring exciting games and treats.


A Date to Remember – Bank of England Museum

Date and Time

Thur 22nd,  – Fri 23* Fri 3o* Dec (closed 24-26th Dec & 1st Jan)
10am-4.30pm (*10am to 1pm on starred dates)

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

(entrance in Bartholomew Lane), EC2R 8AH / 020 7601 5545/ www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum
Nearest Tube: Bank

Get creative this Christmas with a selection of Museum inspired crafts to design and decorate. Gold bar moneyboxes, door hangers and masks. There’s a chocolate coin for every child.


Christmas at the Science Museum

Date and Time

Mon 19st Dec–Fri 23rd Dec
11.30, 14.30 (check website for exact times, closed 24-26th Dec)

Age

Ages 5+

Cost

FREE

Address

Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD / 0870 870 4868 / www.science museum.org
Nearest Tube: South Kensington

Make it snow this Christmas! Join in this workshop to make and decorate your own snowflakes and find out why no two snowflakes are the same.


Southbank Christmas Market

Date and Time

Daily until 24th Dec
11am- ‘til late

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Along Queen’s Walk between Southbank Centre & London Eye / www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Nearest Tube: Waterloo

Eighty traditional twinkling wooden chalets along the Queen’s Walk, presenting unique hand-crafted gifts and unusual Christmas presents with carol singing at 1.30pm each day.


Santa at Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

Date and Time

Daily until 5th Jan
10am-6pm (closed 25th Dec)

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Hyde Park / 020 8241 9818 /www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com
Nearest tube: Hyde Park Corner

The Magic of Winter Wonderland can be enjoyed by everyone – it is absolutely FREE to enter and there is no charge at all to visit Santa Claus! Located in the Santa Land area within Hyde Park, Santa’s Grotto at Winter Wonderland is free to attend, but tokens must be purchased for rides start at £2 each.


Exploring Egyptian Mummies (Digital Workshop) – British Museum

Date and Time

Sat 17th Dec (closed 23rd-26th Dec & 1st Jan)
1am-4pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

44 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG / 020 7323 8000 / www.british museum.org
Nearest tube: Holborn/Russell Square

Uncover the secrets of the ancient Egyptians. Use digital microscopes to explore materials used in embalming, and view the CT scans of Egyptian mummies to make your own museum discovery.


Children’s Festive Activities – Canary Wharf

Date and Time

Sat 17th- Sun 18th and Thur 22nd – Sat 24th Dec
11am-5pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Isle of Dogs, E14 4HJ / www.canarywharf.com
Nearest Tube: Canary Wharf

Lots of free children’s activities including festive face painting & an enchanted mirror installation to marvel at yourself in bizarre shapes & sizes.


Museum of London

Date and Time

Tue 20th Dec – Sun 4th Jan (closed 24th -26th Dec)
10am-6pm

Age

Ages 5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN / 020 7001 9844 / www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Nearest tube: St Pauls / Barbican

London is full of mysteries and mastery of disguise. Pop into the Museum of London for craft, object handling and stories about the city’s secrets and those who detect them – please check website for details and times of each day’s activities.


Museum of London Docklands

Date and Time

Tue 20th Dec – Sun 4th Jan (closed 24th -26th Dec)
10am-6pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Hertsmere Road, West India, E14 4AL / 020 7001 9844 / www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Nearest tube: Barbican/St Pauls/Moorgate

Solve a mystery and get creative with crafting, storytelling, drama and art workshops during the holiday – please check website for details and times of each day’s activities.


A Cracking Wallace Christmas! – Wallace Collection

Date and Time

Thur 22nd Dec
11am-1pm

Age

Ages 5+

Cost

FREE

Address

Hertford Hse, Manchester Sq, W1U 3BN/ 020 7653 9500 / www.wallacecollection.org
Nearest Tube: Bond St

Pop along and make a fun Christmas cracker inspired by the collection – don’t forget to bring a cracking joke!


Christmas & New Year – V&A Museum

Date and Time

Sat 17th  Dec-Sun 18th Dec
10.30am-5pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL / 020 7942 2000/ www.vam.ac.uk
Nearest tube: South Kensington

A special Christmas activity Victorian Christmas cards create your own fun contemporary design to take away.


National Gallery

Date and Time

Sun 18th Dec
11am- repeated 2pm

Age

Ages 5-11

Cost

FREE

Address

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN / 020 7747 2885 / www.nationalgallery.org.uk
Nearest tube: Charing Cross

Be inspired by the Rembrandt’s that you find in the Gallery’s paintings and then create a mini clay portraits of your own family members.


Natural History Museum

Date and Time

Sat 17th & Fri 30th Dec
10.15am-3.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD / 020 7942 5000 / www.nhm.ac.uk
Nearest Tube: South Kensington

Come and explore the hundreds of real nature specimens that form the evidence Museum scientists use in their daily work.


New Year’s Day Parade – Trafalgar Square

Date and Time

Sun 1st Jan
12pm -3pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN / www.chinatownlondon.org
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross

The New Year’s Day Parade is a spectacular way to kick start your new year and features more than 10,000 performers representing the London boroughs and countries from across the globe.  Dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, musicians and performers assemble in the heart of the city for a colourful celebration that combines exuberant contemporary performance with pomp and ceremony.


Geffrye Museum

Date and Time

Fri 6th Jan
3.30pm-5pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Kingsland Road, E2 8EA / www.geffrye-museum.org.uk / 020 7739 9893
Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street / Old Street

Join the traditional burning of the holly and the ivy, with carol singing, stories about Epiphany and a taste of Twelfth Night cake. Please note that this event takes place outside, you would be advised to wrap up warm.


Twelfth Night Celebrations – Bankside

Date and Time

Sun 8th Jan
from 2.30pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Bankside, SE1 / 020 7902 1400 / www.thelionspart.co.uk/twelfthnight/
Nearest tube: London Bridge

Twelfth Night is an annual seasonal celebration of the New Year, which mixes ancient seasonal customs with modern day festivities offering loads of entertainment to help beat the January blues!


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Wishing you all a peaceful and happy holiday and a wonderful New Year!

Low cost/ No cost Family Fun in London – Christmas 2016

Get into the Festive Spirit with a range of family activities for you and your family.

‘O Christmas Tree’ – Geffrye Museum

Date and Time

Sat 10th Dec
10.30am-12.30pm & 2-4pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Kingsland Road, E2 8EA / www.geffrye-museum.org.uk / 020 7739 9893
Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street / Old Street

Create crazy Christmas decorations to hang on your Christmas tree.


Somerset House

Date and Time

Sat 10th Dec, midday-3pm

Age

Ages 6-12

Cost

FREE

Address

Somerset House, The Strand, WC2R 1LA / 020 7845 4600 / www.somersethouse.org.uk
Nearest tube: Charing Cross

Through the eye of the lens we question what shapes who we are? Before creating a collage using photography, memory, and your own real or imagined experiences.


Norwood FEAST Winter Lights

Date and Time

Sat 10th Dec, 4pm-8pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

West Norwood, SE27 / www.westnorwoodfeast.com

A chance to snap up some unique Christmas gifts in an indoor market with Carol singing and a selection of free Christmas craft activities for kids.


Christmas Family Fun Day – Vauxhall City Farm

Date and Time

Sun 11th Dec, 10.30am-3.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

165 Tylers Street, London, SE11 5HS / 020 7582 4204 / www.vauxhallcityfarm.org
Nearest tube: Vauxhall

Take part in a day of festive crafts and activities for the whole family also visit the Farm’s Living Nativity!


Messy Church is at St Paul’s & St Saviours in Brixton

Date and Time

Sun 11th Dec 3.30 – 5.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

St Paul’s with St Saviour’s Community Centre, 24 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, SW2 5BZ
www.stpaulsbrixton.org/messy-church / 020 7788 7259

Arts, crafts, games, stories, songs and food; messy fun for the whole family, all welcome!


Christmas Market and Christingle Carol Concert – Myatts Field Park

Date and Time

Sun 11th Dec, 2pm-6pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Cormont Road (Knatchbull Rd), Camberwell, SE5 9RA / www.myattsfieldpark.info

Christingle Market, 2-5pm, Christingle Making for Children 4pm-5pm & Carols around the Bandstand from 5pm.


Festive Light Ride – Clapham

Date and Time

Sun 11th Dec, 4pm-6pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

Children FREE

Adults £3

Address

Starting from and returning to Polygon, Clapham Old Town, SW4 0JG

A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to get on their bikes for some festive fun around some fabulous local landmarks, safely escorted by cycle confident marshals. You will see fireworks, lanterns and entertainers and you will hear music, singers and travelling soundscapes, there will even be a little present at the end.


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Lambeth Schools – Multi Sports Programme October 2016

Grab the chance to play plenty of sport with us during the October Half – Term, have fun, make friends and get credit towards your Lambeth Children’s University Passport.

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Dance and Cheer Class

Wednesday 1st  June 10.00am – 2.00pm.

Dance and Cheer Class held at;

Julians Primary School
226 Leigham Court Road,
Streatham
London SW16

Age

7-11 years for Boys and Girls

Cost

£10.00
Please book by Tuesday 24th May

Further details

Please contact
Angela Nelson
Tel: 0792121354

Please make sure the young person has suitable clothing and light refreshments.

 

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