WHAT’S ON

MICHAEL ROSEN’S CHOCOLATE CAKE
NOW
MICHAEL ROSEN’S CHOCOLATE CAKE

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
Follow the adventures of two brothers and the disappearance of a chocolate cake in this musical adaptation of Michael Rosen’s poem. Until 13 May.

EASTER EGG TRAIL
UNTIL 2 APRIL
EASTER EGG TRAIL

Battesea Park Children’s Zoo – www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk
It’s not just kids in for a treat this Easter! Head to Battersea Zoo to see what the animals have.

DISNEY ON ICE
4 TO 8 APRIL
DISNEY ON ICE

Wembley SSE Arena – www.disneyonice.com
Another truly magical Disney on Ice experience with Lightning McQueen, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story favourites and loads more characters.

WIGGLY WILD SHOW
6 APRIL
WIGGLY WILD SHOW

Chelsea Physic Garden – www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk
Discover the wonderful world of mini-beasts, bugs, reptiles and creepy crawlies including hermit crabs, chameleons, hissing cockroaches and more!


7 & 14 APRIL
MAKE SWIMMING TURTLE TOYS

Horniman Museum – www.horniman.ac.uk
Celebrate Year of the Reef by making a turtle toy with brilliant ‘swimming’ movement. For families with children aged 3+.

GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE
UNTIL 7 APRIL
GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE

Rose Theatre Kingston – www.rosetheatrekingston.org
See Roald Dahl’s treasured tale brought to phizz-whizzing life with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling fun.

WINNIE-THE-POO: EXPLORING A CLASSIC
NOW UNTIL 8 APRIL
WINNIE-THE-POO: EXPLORING A CLASSIC

Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington – www.vam.ac.uk
Experience the timeless and universal appeal of Winnie-the-Pooh, brought to life through sketches, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion.

PINOCCHIO
UNTIL 10 APRIL
PINOCCHIO

National Theatre – www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
World premiere! From the director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the writer of Matilda the Musical, this classic features music and songs from the Walt Disney Film.

THE LINDT EASTER EGG HUNT
NOW UNTIL 15 APRIL
THE LINDT EASTER EGG HUNT

Hampton Court Palace – www.hrp.org.uk
Go in search of the Lindt Gold Bunny. Discover interesting stories along the way and win chocolate prizes.

DUSTY’S GIANT DUCK HUNT
NOW UNTIL 15 APRIL
DUSTY’S GIANT DUCK HUNT

London Wetland Centre, Barnes – www.wwt.org.uk/london
Help find the missing animals on this giant duck trail around the nature reserve. Then check out Dusty’s ducky cousins.

PETER RABBIT AT KEW
NOW UNTIL 15 APRIL
PETER RABBIT AT KEW

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – www.kew.org
This Easter festival includeds an interactive trail inspiring children to connect with nature plus workshops, games, storytelling and crafts.

LITTLE GREEN FINGERS
21 APRIL
LITTLE GREEN FINGERS

Fulham Palace – www.fulhampalace.org
A hands-on gardening workshop for kids to explore how vegetables and flowers grow, including sowing, planting and nurturing them.

AWFUL AUNTIE
24 to 28 APRIL
AWFUL AUNTIE

New Wimbledon Theatre – www.atgtickets.com/wimbledon
David Walliams’ tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a large owl, a small ghost and an awful Auntie!

DEFEND THE TOWER
NOW UNTIL 27 APRIL
DEFEND THE TOWER

National History Museum – www.nhm.ac.uk
The tower is under attack! Relive the life and death struggles to overcome its mighty defences in this performance drama.

IMPERIAL FESTIVAL
28 & 29 APRIL
IMPERIAL FESTIVAL

Imperial College London – www.imperial.ac.uk/festival
Imperial College’s free annual festival returns this year, featuring interactive experiments, new technology demonstrations, lab tours and much more.

JOHN HEGLEY: ALL HAIL THE SNAIL (and other creatures)
29 APRIL
JOHN HEGLEY: ALL HAIL THE SNAIL (and other creatures)

Watermans – www.watermans.org.uk
Rhythm and rhyme and chaotic comedy from the celebrated poet, author and performer described as “scandalously talented” by The Sunday Times. 7-11 yrs.

VENOM KILLER & CURE
NOW UNTIL 13 MAY
VENOM KILLER & CURE

National History Museum – www.nhm.ac.uk
Encounter some of the world’s most venomous creatures and discover their surprising connection to human health. Specimens include snakes, centipedes, snails, scorpions and the unassuming platypus.

FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE: SPACE
FROM 5 MAY
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.

CANALWAY CAVALCADE
5 TO 7 MAY
CANALWAY CAVALCADE

Little Venice – www.waterways.org.uk
Take the kids to see the many colourful narrowboats adorned with flowers and bunting for this annual three-day party.

MICHAEL ROSEN’S CHOCOLATE CAKE
NOW UNTIL 13 MAY
MICHAEL ROSEN’S CHOCOLATE CAKE

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
Follow the adventures of two brothers and the disappearance of a chocolate cake in this musical adaptation of Michael Rosen’s poem.

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

The garden of St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden – www.alternativearts.co.uk
That’s the way to do it! Celebrate all things Punch & Judy in this lively annual festival, full of slapstick humour.

PETER PAN
FROM 17 MAY
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! Until 15 June.

SPECIAL CHILDREN’S DAY
19 & 20 MAY
SPECIAL CHILDREN’S DAY

London Zoo, Regent’s Park – www.zsl.org
ZSL London Zoo welcomes children with special needs and their families and friends for this unique annual event.

DUCK POND MARKET
20 MAY
DUCK POND MARKET

The Great Barn, Manor Farm, Ruislip – www.duckpondmarket.com
Face painting, music and even a petting zoo keep the kids happy and occupied at this buzzing monthly market.

MCM LONDON COMIC CON
25 TO 27 MAY
MCM LONDON COMIC CON

ExCel London, Docklands – www.mcmcomiccon.com
Seeing really is believing at this massive geekfest for fans of movies, TV, sci-fi, comics, cosplay, anime and gaming.

FOODIES FESTIVAL
26 TO 28 MAY
FOODIES FESTIVAL

Syon Park, Brentford – www.foodiesfestival.com
Take part in the fantastic kiddy cookery classes at the Foodies Festival and check out the many delicious stalls.

THE GINGERBREAD MAN
29 MAY TO 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.

NOT NOW BERNARD
FROM 29 MAY
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.

VENOM KILLER & CURE
UNTIL 13 MAY
VENOM KILLER & CURE

National History Museum – www.nhm.ac.uk
Encounter some of the world’s most venomous creatures and discover their surprising connection to human health. Specimens include snakes, centipedes, snails, scorpions and the unassuming platypus.

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.

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.

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!

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 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.