WHAT’S ON

MOANA FAMILY SINGALONG
2 JUNE
MOANA FAMILY SING-ALONG

The British Library, King’s Cross – www.bl.uk
Forget quiet at the library and make some noise at this special screening of the Disney hit set in Ancient Polynesia.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE SUMMER OPENING
FROM 21 JULY
BUCKINGHAM PALACE SUMMER OPENING

Buckingham Palace – www.royalcollection.org.uk
Take the kids to see behind the scenes at the world’s most famous royal household. But will they be home? Until 30 September.

THE GINGERBREAD MAN
UNTIL 2 JUNE
THE GINGERBREAD MAN

Lyric Hammersmith – www.lyric.co.uk
A brilliant mix of puppetry, live action, great music, humour and a stunning staging of this well-loved classic tale.

BIOBLITZ
2 & 3 JUNE
BIOBLITZ

Mordern Hall Park – www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Fancy volunteering? The National Trust needs help to identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties this weekend.

SUPERHEROES & VILLAINS
UNTIL 3 JUNE
SUPERHEROES & VILLAINS

London Zoo – www.zsl.org
Head over to Superhero HQ to join in with our vets as they tackle plastic pollution, work with our keepers to help customs thwart the illegal wildlife trade, and become a ZSL scientist helping to monitor the effects of climate change.

FAMILY GARDENING FESTIVAL
Until 3 JUNE
FAMILY GARDENING FESTIVAL

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking – www.rhs.org.uk
Come prepared for planting, potato and spoon races, face painting, seed jars, craft activities and more at this unique festival.

BALHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL
UNTIL 29 JUNE
BALHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL

Various locations – www.balhamliteraryfestival.co.uk
A mix of adult and kids workshops and authors including Simon Hooper (Father of Daughters), Natasha Farrant and Melissa Hemsley. Held throughout June, the main weekend of 8-10th June sees a full programme of events.

NOT NOW BERNARD
NOW
NOT NOW BERNARD

Unicorn Theatre, Tooley Street – www.unicorntheatre.com
David McKee’s iconic picture book will be vividly brought to life in a brand new version at the Unicorn Theatre. Until 1 July.

FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE: SPACE
NOW
FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE: SPACE

Royal Albert Hall – www.royalalberthall.com
The inaugural Festival of Science will explore space through concerts, talks, screenings and comedy events for young and old. Until 10 July.

TROOPING THE COLOUR
9 JUNE
TROOPING THE COLOUR

The Mall – www.householddivision.org.uk
Join the Queen’s official birthday celebrations at this 1,400 soldier parade, together with 200 horses and more than 400 musicians.

OPEN HOUSE FAMILIES
9 & 10 JUNE
OPEN HOUSE FAMILIES

Venues across the capital – www.open-city.org.uk
Archikids has had a rebrand and promises to be bigger and better. Featuring craft activities, engineering experiments, tours and more.

RA LEGO ARCHITECTURE CHALLENGE
10 JUNE
RA LEGO ARCHITECTURE CHALLENGE

Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly – www.royalacademy.org.uk
Even big kids love Lego. Watch as leading architects battle it out to create the most innovative and imaginative project.

EAST LONDON BUBBLE RUSH
10 JUNE
EAST LONDON BUBBLE RUSH

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk
The family-friendly 5K course starts in a sea of bubbles, then passes four stations with cannons pumping out coloured bubbles.

PETER PAN
NOW UNTIL 15 JUNE
PETER PAN

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – www.openairtheatre.com
The spellbinding reinvention of Peter Pan is back in these magical surroundings. Just remember to pack a brolly!

PLAY IN A DAY: DOUBLE ACT
FROM 15 JUNE
PLAY IN A DAY: DOUBLE ACT

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
Kids are invited to create their own play inspired by Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act, now showing at Polka. Until 5 August.

WEST END LIVE
16 & 17 JUNE
WEST END LIVE

Trafalgar Square – www.westendlive.co.uk
An all-singing, all-dancing free celebration of the best of London’s theatre. Excerpts from top shows and loads of family fun.

FATHERS' DAY AT OSTERLEY
17 JUNE
FATHERS’ DAY AT OSTERLEY

Osterley Park and House, Isleworth – www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Dads go free this Father’s Day, so enjoy a brisk walk around the formal gardens or explore the house.

BABY LOVES DISCO MINI ROADSHOW
16 JUNE
BABY LOVES DISCO MINI ROADSHOW

Shoreditch Town Hall – www.shoreditchtownhall.com
DJs mix chart floor fillers with nostalgic classics from the years before parenthood struck – for little ones and big folk.

<KEW MIDSUMMER FETE
23 JUNE
KEW MIDSUMMER FETE

Piccadilly Theatre – www.kewfete.org
Traditional Victorian fairground, food, dog show and tug of war. What more could you want?

THE DARK ROOM FOR KIDS
FROM 23 JUNE
THE DARK ROOM FOR KIDS

South Bank – www.underbellyfestival.com
You are stuck inside a video game in this unique event (part of the Underbelly Festival) but will you escape? Until 7 July.

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA
FROM 28 JUNE
THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

Piccadilly Theatre – www.tigerstealive.com
This famous adaptation returns to the West End for a very special season celebrating its 10th anniversary on stage and 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book. Until 9 September.

GIFFORDS CIRCUS
From 28 JUNE
GIFFORDS CIRCUS

Chiswick House & Gardens, Chiswick – www.giffordscircus.com
This year Giffords Circus, the traditional vintage company, celebrates the birth of the art form. Be sure to book. Until 9 July.

GERONIMO FESTIVAL
30 JUNE & 1 JULY
GERONIMO FESTIVAL

Knebworth House – www.geronimofest.com
Geronimo has kids at the heart of the festival. Acts include Mr Bloom, Justin Fletcher and Andy & The Oddsocks as well as various workshops and activities.

Bedford Park Festival
9 & 10 JUNE
GREEN DAYS FESTIVAL

Acton Green Common, Chiswick – www.bedfordparkfestival.org

Two days of fun at the traditional fete and craft fair. There will be the usual mix of stalls and entertainment – 5-a-side football, Children’s Corner, Fancy Dress Parade, the Fuller’s Beer Tent, Refreshments, Bands and choirs, Bric-A-Brac, Win-A-Meal, Books, Plants, Cakes, Cycle Zone and much more. Plus Mass on the Green at 10.30 on Sunday.

All part of the Bedford Park Festival which runs 8-24 June.

GERONIMO FESTIVAL
30 JUNE & 1 JULY
GERONIMO FESTIVAL

Knebworth House – www.geronimofest.com
Geronimo has kids at the heart of the festival. Acts include Mr Bloom, Justin Fletcher and Andy & The Oddsocks as well as various workshops and activities.

PLAY IN A DAY: DOUBLE ACT
NOW
PLAY IN A DAY: DOUBLE ACT

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
Kids are invited to create their own play inspired by Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act, now showing at Polka. From 15 June until 5 August.

THE ADVENTURES OF DR DOLITTLE
1 JULY
THE ADVENTURES OF DR DOLITTLE

Fulham Palace – www.fulhampalace.org
Enjoy this outdoor performance featuring Dr Dolittle, who learns how to talk to animals and becomes England’s most celebrated vet.

SOUNDS & SORCERY CELEBRATING DISNEY FANTASIA
FROM 3 JULY
SOUNDS & SORCERY CELEBRATING DISNEY FANTASIA

The Vaults, Waterloo – www.soundsandsorcery.com
Inspired by the classic Disney film, unique installations will bring some of the world’s most iconic classical music to life. Until 30 Sept.

THE DARK ROOM FOR KIDS
UNTIL 7 JULY
THE DARK ROOM FOR KIDS

South Bank – www.underbellyfestival.com
You are stuck inside a video game in this unique event (part of the Underbelly Festival) but will you escape? Until 7 July.

THE COLOR RUN
8 JULY
THE COLOR RUN

Wembley Park – www.thecolorrun.co.uk
Also known as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet”, be prepared to finish this 5K plastered in paint. One for all the family.

GIFFORDS CIRCUS
UNTIL 9 JULY
GIFFORDS CIRCUS

Chiswick House & Gardens, Chiswick – www.giffordscircus.com
This year Giffords Circus, the traditional vintage company, celebrates the birth of the art form. Be sure to book. From 28 June.

FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE: SPACE
NOW UNTIL 10 JULY
FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE: SPACE

Royal Albert Hall – www.royalalberthall.com
The inaugural Festival of Science will explore space through concerts, talks, screenings and comedy events for young and old.

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA
NOW
THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

Piccadilly Theatre – www.tigerstealive.com
This famous adaptation returns to the West End for a very special season celebrating its 10th anniversary on stage and 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book. Until 9 September.

HYPER JAPAN
13 to 15 JULY
HYPER JAPAN

Olympia – www.hyperjapan.co.uk
Kids can get involved in calligraphy workshops, origami tables, and video games, as well as meet lovable characters.

MR STINK
FROM 18 JULY
MR STINK

Chickenshed Theatre, Southgate N14 – www.chickenshed.org.uk
David Walliams’ blockbuster book comes to life at north London’s wonderful Chickenshed Theatre this summer. Not to be missed. Until 5 August.

MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
21 to 28 JULY
MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE

New Wimbledon Theatre – www.atgtickets.com
All the characters are back and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

LONDON NATIONAL PARK CITY WEEK
21 to 29 JULY
LONDON NATIONAL PARK CITY WEEK

Venues across the capital – www.nationalparkcity.london
National Park City Week kicks off the holidays with a range of activities including parkour, kayaking, street dance and more.

SHAKESPEARE’S TELLING TALES
27 TO 29 JULY
SHAKESPEARE’S TELLING TALES

South Bank – www.shakespearesglobe.com
The Globe’s third family festival brings together children’s authors, performers and storytellers to celebrate the power of imagination.

KIDS WEEK
1 to 31 AUGUST
KIDS WEEK

Theatres across London – www.kidsweek.co.uk
The annual “kids go free” theatre promotion returns with deals on loads of top shows, as well as special backstage workshops.

SOUNDS & SORCERY CELEBRATING DISNEY FANTASIA
NOW
SOUNDS & SORCERY CELEBRATING DISNEY FANTASIA

The Vaults, Waterloo – www.soundsandsorcery.com
Inspired by the classic Disney film, unique installations will bring some of the world’s most iconic classical music to life. Until 30 Sept.

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA
NOW
THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

Piccadilly Theatre – www.tigerstealive.com
This famous adaptation returns to the West End for a very special season celebrating its 10th anniversary on stage and 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book. Until 9 September.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE SUMMER OPENING
NOW
BUCKINGHAM PALACE SUMMER OPENING

Buckingham Palace – www.royalcollection.org.uk
Take the kids to see behind the scenes at the world’s most famous royal household. But will they be home? Until 30 September.

GO MEDIEVAL AT THE TOWER
4 to 6 AUGUST
GO MEDIEVAL AT THE TOWER

Tower of London – www.hrp.org.uk
Step into the medieval festivities. Practice pastry jumbles, feel the weight of a real knight’s sword and fire a crossbow.

PLAY IN A DAY: DOUBLE ACT
UNTIL 5 AUGUST
PLAY IN A DAY: DOUBLE ACT

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
Kids are invited to create their own play inspired by Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act, now showing at Polka. From 15 June.

MR STINK
UNTIL 5 AUGUST
MR STINK

Chickenshed Theatre, Southgate N14 – www.chickenshed.org.uk
David Walliams’ blockbuster book comes to life at north London’s wonderful Chickenshed Theatre this summer. Not to be missed. From 18 July.

NIGHT SAFARIS
3/ 10/ 17 & 24 AUGUST
NIGHT SAFARIS

London Wetland Centre, Barnes – www.wwt.org.uk
Explore uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing dinosaurs in this new interactive family show. Fridays only.

DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE
From 14 AUGUST
DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – www.openairtheatre.com
Explore uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing dinosaurs in this new interactive family show. Until 9 Sept.

CHOCOLATE TUESDAY
21 AUGUST
CHOCOLATE TUESDAY

Chelsea Physic Garden – www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk
Celebrate everyone’s favourite treat with a day dedicated to the dark stuff. Activities include tastings and a garden tour.

OUTDOOR SCREENING THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
22 AUGUST
OUTDOOR SCREENING THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster – www.thelunacinema.com
Bring a picnic and watch this blockbuster musical in the fabulous surroundings of Victoria Tower Gardens, thanks to Luna Cinema.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE FOOD FESTIVAL
25 TO 27 AUGUST
HAMPTON COURT PALACE FOOD FESTIVAL

Hampton Court Palace – www.hrp.org.uk
There’s plenty for kids to do at this weekend food festival including Tudor cookery, sports, face painting and Shire horses.

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL FAMILY DAY
26 AUGUST
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL FAMILY DAY

Notting Hill – www.thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com
Eat, sing, dance and have fun at the popular family day of London’s world-famous carnival. Follow the children’s parade to the rhythms of steel bands.

SOUNDS & SORCERY CELEBRATING DISNEY FANTASIA
NOW
SOUNDS & SORCERY CELEBRATING DISNEY FANTASIA

The Vaults, Waterloo – www.soundsandsorcery.com
Inspired by the classic Disney film, unique installations will bring some of the world’s most iconic classical music to life. Until 30 Sept.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE SUMMER OPENING
NOW
BUCKINGHAM PALACE SUMMER OPENING

Buckingham Palace – www.royalcollection.org.uk
Take the kids to see behind the scenes at the world’s most famous royal household. But will they be home? Until 30 September.

DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE
UNTIL 9 SEPTEMBER
DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – www.openairtheatre.com
Explore uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing dinosaurs in this new interactive family show.

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA
UNTIL 9 SEPTEMBER
THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

Piccadilly Theatre – www.tigerstealive.com
This famous adaptation returns to the West End for a very special season celebrating its 10th anniversary on stage and 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book.