WHAT’S ON

THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES
FROM 2 MARCH
THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES

South Bank – www.aotbdc.co.uk
World’s largest Lego exhibition features over two million bricks including lifesize Batman, Wonder Women, Superman, Harley Quinn and a Batmobile.

PECULIAR HAPPENINGS AT RIPLEYS
UNTIL 5 MARCH
PECULIAR HAPPENINGS AT RIPLEYS

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, Piccadilly Circus – www.ripleyslondon.com
This temporary exhibition is an eclectic curation of costumes, props and fantastic facts from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

BRIGHT SPARKS
5 MARCH
BRIGHT SPARKS

Watermans, Brentford – www.watermans.org.uk
A mind boggling show with comedy and beautiful visuals on how the mind works inspired by scientific research.

BACH TO BABY
7 MARCH
BACH TO BABY

St Mary’s Church, Barnes – www.bachtobaby.com/barnes
This popular series of family-friendly classical music concerts was set up by mum and pianist Miaomiao Yu.

A REAL ALIEN ADVENTURE
11 MARCH
A REAL ALIEN ADVENTURE

Lyric, Hammersmith – www.lyric.co.uk
An investigator sets off with her cat Tibbles on an intergalactic adventure to prove that aliens really do exist.

SCIENCE NIGHT
18 MARCH
SCIENCE NIGHT

Science Museum, South Kensington – www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
This museum sleepover features hands-on workshops, science shows, a film in the IMAX Theatre and a tasty breakfast.

ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL
19 MARCH
ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL

Trafalgar Square – www.london.gov.uk
The London St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival celebrates the capital’s Irish communities. Highlights include a market and children’s theatre.

HANDS ON ARCHAEOLOGY
19 MARCH
HANDS ON ARCHAEOLOGY

Fulham Palace – www.fulhampalace.org
Get up close to some great archaeological finds and learn more about the rich history of this ancient site.

PLAY ON WORDS
25 MARCH
PLAY ON WORDS

The British Library – www.bl.uk
Join artists to play with words and performance in this creative family workshop, as they gather inspiration from the library.

LAB LIFE: REALITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROLLS-ROYCE
25 & 26 MARCH
LAB LIFE: REALITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROLLS-ROYCE

Imagination Lab at The Workshop, Lambeth High Street SE1 – www.ioi.london
Imagination Lab presents – ‘lab life: reality in partnership with Rolls-Royce’ – family workshops to inspire young minds.

At the Imagination Lab we offer young people opportunities to experiment, innovate and create using a range of tools to develop new ideas. Our ‘lab life’ family events provide a series of half-day workshops where families can explore, tinker and create together.

The theme of ‘reality’ will feature facilitated activities with a focus on design, mechanics and engineering, as well as new technologies including augmented and virtual reality. Our Imagination Lab on London’s Albert Embankment will be transformed into three zones which invite children to tinker and engineer, design and build and to explore the future.

This is an interactive event ideal for children aged 5 – 12 and their accompanying parents and carers.

For more information and to book, please visit: www.ioi.london

Dates:

Saturday 25 March 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Sunday 26 March 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Thursday 6 April 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Friday 7 April 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 8 April 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm

Tickets:

These are ticketed events with limited availability. Please note that tickets will need to be booked for each participant (both adults and children) and that all children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are designed for children and their parents/carers to explore together and we encourage all visitors to participate.

Tickets are £5 per attendee and can be purchased at: Eventbrite – lab life: reality

POP STARS AND ROCK STARS FAMILY RAVE
26 MARCH
POP STARS AND ROCK STARS FAMILY RAVE

The Bedford Arms, Balham – www.bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk
Indulge your rock fantasies at this collaboration between Big Fish Little Fish and Camp Bestival, with loads for families.

MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION
26 MARCH
MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

Ham House, Richmond – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden
Visit this lovely National Trust property for a special Mother’s Day, with activities and lunches throughout the day.

MUM GOES FREE FOR MOTHER'S DAY
26 MARCH
MUM GOES FREE FOR MOTHER’S DAY

WWT London Wetland Centre – www.wwt.org.uk
Spring is the ideal time to visit WWT London Wetland Centre, with the flowers beginning to bloom and ducklings waddling after their mother. So treat your own mum to a relaxing day out with a walk to watch the wildlife flitting over our gardens and ponds, followed by refreshments in our Water’s Edge Café. Join our wardens for feeding time with the otters, and see colourful water birds from around the world.

The sand martins will be back from Africa and starting to build a nest for their own little ones, and ducklings will be chasing after their mum like wind-up balls of fluff!
Your mum comes in free of charge when accompanied by a paying child or adult. Just quote ‘Mother’s Day’ at admissions.

And while you’re here, why not treat your mum to a delicious Prosecco Afternoon Tea for Two:
2 glasses of chilled Prosecco
Petit Fours
Homemade fruit scones with strawberry jam & Cornish clotted cream
Finger sandwiches
Pot of tea
£16.95 for two.
No need to book. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

WWT London Wetland Centre is a 105 acre wetland visitor centre in Barnes, southwest London, an international award-winning visitor attraction and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It is home to a wide range of wildlife species including birds, water voles, bats and amphibians. Facilities include six wildlife hides, Water’s Edge Café, Observatory, a gift shop and free car park. The Centre also has adventure play areas for children.

SING AT CHILDREN’S FILM CLUB
26 MARCH
SING AT CHILDREN’S FILM CLUB

The Soho Hotel, Soho – www.firmdalehotels.com
A chance to watch this fab kiddy film in the plush surroundings of the Soho Hotel. Tickets include buffet brunch.

SPRING WORKSHOP WITH WILD CHILD KITCHEN AND TRUNKAROO
1 APRIL
SPRING WORKSHOP WITH WILD CHILD KITCHEN AND TRUNKAROO

The Bright Emporium, St John’s Hill, SW11 – www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk
Wild Child Kitchen and Trunkaroo have come together to celebrate the arrival of spring by hosting a family workshop at The Bright Emporium on Saturday 1st April from 10.30-11.30am. The workshop is aimed at ages 3-6, but littler and older ones are of course welcome!

Children will be able to explore spring and its array of smells and tastes through a variety of activities and science experiments such as bag making, cookie decorating and sensory play. Guests will have the chance to pick up nutritious snacks from Wild Child Kitchen, and the Trunkaroo team will be on hand offering advice to parents about supporting creative and hands-on, project based learning for children.

Little ones can take home their creations as well as extra treats and offers from Wild Child Kitchen and Trunkaroo.

OCEAN INVADERS: ENTER THE WORLD OF JELLYFISH
FROM 1 APRIL
OCEAN INVADERS: ENTER THE WORLD OF JELLYFISH

London Wetland Centre, Barnes – www.visitsealife.com/london
Immerse yourselves in this new sensory experience that will enlighten you to this mysterious, fascinating and beautiful species.

CELEBRITY DUSTY DUCK TRAIL
FROM 1 APRIL
CELEBRITY DUSTY DUCK TRAIL

London Wetland Centre, Barnes – www.wwt.org.uk
Aardman’s Dusty Duck has had a makeover by a host of celebs, including Steve Backshall and Justin Fletcher.

THE MOOMINS AT KEW
1 TO 17 APRIL
THE MOOMINS AT KEW

Kew Gardens – www.kew.org
With the arrival of spring, the Moomins will be coming out of hibernation for all sorts of mischief and fun.

BILLY BAND’S FAMILY CONCERT
2 APRIL
BILLY BAND’S FAMILY CONCERT

Cadogan Hall, Chelsea – www.cadoganhall.com
A family-friendly concert featuring an exciting mix of classical repertoire presented by Dan Newell, the Tippett Quartet and friends.

PLAY PHOTOGRAPHY
4 APRIL
PLAY PHOTOGRAPHY

The Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square – www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk
Build an imaginative play area in this artist-led family workshop inspired by Child’s Play.

Work collaboratively with photographer Marysa Dowling to build a play area out of recycled household materials. Taking inspiration from Mark Neville’s project Child’s Play, families will be photographed playing within their newly-created space. The workshop is suitable for children age 5 and up. Free for children and up to two accompanying adults. To take part, sign up on the day.

Sessions run 10:30-12:00, 13:00-14:30 & 15:00-16:30

THE TWITS
5 to 16 APRIL
THE TWITS

Rose Theatre Kingston – www.rosetheatrekingston.org
This adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel promises to be as disgusting and repulsive as earth worms disguised as spaghetti.

THE WIGGLY WILD SHOW
6 APRIL
THE WIGGLY WILD SHOW

Chelsea Physic Garden – www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk
Meet animals including a pygmy hedgehog, giant African land snails, corn snake, gecko, giant millipede, hermit crab and more!

LAB LIFE: REALITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROLLS-ROYCE
6 TO 8 APRIL
LAB LIFE: REALITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROLLS-ROYCE

Imagination Lab at The Workshop, Lambeth High Street SE1 – www.ioi.london
Imagination Lab presents – ‘lab life: reality in partnership with Rolls-Royce’ – family workshops to inspire young minds.

At the Imagination Lab we offer young people opportunities to experiment, innovate and create using a range of tools to develop new ideas. Our ‘lab life’ family events provide a series of half-day workshops where families can explore, tinker and create together.

The theme of ‘reality’ will feature facilitated activities with a focus on design, mechanics and engineering, as well as new technologies including augmented and virtual reality. Our Imagination Lab on London’s Albert Embankment will be transformed into three zones which invite children to tinker and engineer, design and build and to explore the future.

This is an interactive event ideal for children aged 5 – 12 and their accompanying parents and carers.

For more information and to book, please visit: www.ioi.london

Dates:

Saturday 25 March 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Sunday 26 March 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Thursday 6 April 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Friday 7 April 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 8 April 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm

Tickets:

These are ticketed events with limited availability. Please note that tickets will need to be booked for each participant (both adults and children) and that all children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are designed for children and their parents/carers to explore together and we encourage all visitors to participate.

Tickets are £5 per attendee and can be purchased at: Eventbrite – lab life: reality

KNOTS & ROPES
7 APRIL
KNOTS & ROPES

The Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square – www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk
Learn how to tie knots and make your own skipping rope in this free family workshop.

Inspired by the rope-making lessons for boys at the Foundling Hospital, learn how to tie a variety of knots. Make ropes out of different materials, then adapt them into a skipping rope to take home and play with. The workshop is suitable for children age 5 and up. Free for children and up to two accompanying adults. To take part, sign up on the day.

Sessions run 10:30-12:00, 13:00-14:30 & 15:00-16:30

EGGS AND BUNNIES WORKSHOP
12 APRIL
EGGS AND BUNNIES WORKSHOP

The William Morris Society, Kelmscott House W6 – www.williammorrissociety.org.uk
Come along to our Arts & Crafts workshop with an Easter theme! A workshop in two parts, for children age 6-12.

In the first part, make an Easter egg decoupage: paint your own polystyrene Easter egg and then discover the art of decoupage to decorate it using cut-outs from various types of paper using ideas from William Morris’s famous bird and flower designs. Then in the second part, make your own Easter rabbit mask with inspiration from William Morris’s own Brother Rabbit design.

All materials are supplied and you will take home your Easter creations.

Refreshments (squash & biscuits) provided after the first part. Please note that children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: £5 per child

Book online or contact us at admin@williammorrissociety.org.uk

SADLER’S WELLS FAMILY WEEKEND
14 & 15 APRIL
SADLER’S WELLS FAMILY WEEKEND

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell – www.sadlerswells.com
Children and their families are invited to take part in this jam-packed festival of performances, workshops, games and art activities.

DINOSAUR WORLD
21 TO 23 APRIL
DINOSAUR WORLD

Richmond Theatre – www.atgtickets.com
Meet a host of impressive dinosaurs in this live event, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

SECRETS OF THE  UNDERGROUND
22 & 23 APRIL
SECRETS OF THE UNDERGROUND

London Transport Museum Depot, Acton – www.ltmuseum.co.uk
Explore a treasure-trove of 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history with activities and talks laid on too.

BRIEFCASE BREAKOUT
29 APRIL
BRIEFCASE BREAKOUT

The Royal Institution – www.rigb.org
Learn about cryptography, solve ciphers and break codes in this exciting hands-on family masterclass at the Royal Institution.

GETTING DRESSED
30 APRIL
GETTING DRESSED

Watermans, Brentford – www.watermans.org.uk
Co-commissioned by Sadlers Wells and Pavilion Dance South West, Getting Dressed is an energetic and joyful dance show for 4-8s about the joys of getting dressed followed by stay and play. Getting dressed will never be the same again!​ Also 1 May.

GETTING DRESSED
1 MAY
GETTING DRESSED

Watermans, Brentford – www.watermans.org.uk
Co-commissioned by Sadlers Wells and Pavilion Dance South West, Getting Dressed is an energetic and joyful dance show for 4-8s about the joys of getting dressed followed by stay and play. Getting dressed will never be the same again!​

WONDERLAB
NOW
WONDERLAB

Science Museum, South Kensington – www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
The Science Museum’s brand new Wonderlab has loads of great opportunities to get hands on with real scientific phenomena.

STAR WARS DAY
29 APRIL & 1 MAY
STAR WARS DAY

Legoland, Windsor – www.legoland.co.uk
Join Star Wars themed activities, featuring the spectacular 500,000 Lego brick Death Star model, as the Force returns to Legoland.

CANALWAY CAVALCADE
29 APRIL & 1 MAY
CANALWAY CAVALCADE

Little Venice – www.waterways.org.uk
Little Venice comes alive with boats and bunting in this colourful annual festival over the May Day bank holiday weekend.

IMPERIAL FESTIVAL
6 TO 7 MAY
IMPERIAL FESTIVAL

Imperial College London, South Kensington – www.imperial.ac.uk/festival
Explore the livelier side of science with this weekend of activities and talks for all ages, including demos and workshops.

UNDER THE RAINBOW
4 TO 28 MAY
UNDER THE RAINBOW

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
Inspired by the experiences of refugees, this production uses music and puppetry to tell the story of a woman’s travels.

KENSINGTON DOLLS HOUSE FESTIVAL
12 & 13 MAY
KENSINGTON DOLLS HOUSE FESTIVAL

Kensington Town Hall – www.dollshousefestival.com
About 170 artists from around the world display their craftsmanship, featuring everything from a fully decorated mansion to miniature pianos.

COVENT GARDEN MAY FAYRE AND PUPPET FESTIVAL
14 MAY
COVENT GARDEN MAY FAYRE AND PUPPET FESTIVAL

Covent Garden – www.alternativearts.co.uk
That’s the way to do it! Celebrate the likes of Mr Punch, Judy and the crocodile at this annual festival.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
16 TO 20 MAY
THE ADDAMS FAMILY

New Wimbledon Theatre – www.theaddamsfamily.co.uk
Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in a touring production of this spectacular musical comedy.

SING-A-LONG-A: FROZEN
21 MAY
SING-A-LONG-A: FROZEN

Prince Charles Cinema, off Leicester Square – www.singalonga.net
Introduced by a live host and Singalonga princesses, this special screening comes with lyrics on screen and a bag of props.

THE MAN WHO KNOWS IT ALL
31 MAY
THE MAN WHO KNOWS IT ALL

Unicorn Theatre, Tooley Street – www.unicorntheatre.com
Two performers and a musician go on a quest in search of everything it is possible to know. Until 5 June.

THE MAN WHO KNOWS IT ALL
UNTIL 5 JUNE
THE MAN WHO KNOWS IT ALL

Unicorn Theatre, Tooley Street – www.unicorntheatre.com
Two performers and a musician go on a quest in search of everything it is possible to know.