WHAT’S ON

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.

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.

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.

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.

THE MAN WHO KNOWS IT ALL
13 MAY TO 20 JULY
MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Museum of London Docklands, E14 – www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands
Family events at the Museum of London Docklands from May to July 2017.


Click here to view Activities.
All events are FREE



Some of the highlights:

TUNNEL: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CROSSRAIL
10 FEB TO 3 SEPT
10am–6pm
The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by the Crossrail project, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, will go on display alongside the story of this great feat of engineering in a major new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands next year.
Suggested ages: all ages
FREE

TODDLER TAKEOVER
SAT 20 & SUN 21 MAY
12-4pm
Bring your little ones for a weekend full of exciting activities designed especially for under 5s. Enjoy a range of interactive workshops and performances created in collaboration with local families. Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums and is coordinated by the charity Kids in Museums.
Suggested ages: Under 5s and families
FREE

ARCHAEOLOGY DETECTIVES
EVERY WEDS IN MAY, JUNE, JULY EXCEPT WED 19 JULY
Put your detective skills to the test and see if you can help uncover London’s past using real archaeological artefacts. Meet our archaeology team and find out what survives from the everyday lives of Londoners throughout time.
Suggested ages: all ages
FREE

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.

THE PINK LION RUGBY CLUB
20 MAY
THE PINK LION RUGBY CLUB

Parsons Green – www.pinklionrugbyclub.co.uk
Thomas Pink will be transforming the legendary White Horse pub, Parsons Green into The Pink Lion Rugby Club for a family festival of rugby celebrating the upcoming Lions Tour to New Zealand.

From today, parents can put their children forward for a rugby masterclass with Lions legends Brian O’Driscoll and Matt Dawson as well as some Lions picked for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand (to be announced after at the end of April). Masterchef winner Phil Vickery will be flipping Kiwi burgers on the club BBQ and there will be a Q & A with the rugby stars, including Pink Lion Rugby Club captain Brian O’Driscoll and Matt Dawson.

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.

URBAN VILLAGE FETE
21 MAY
URBAN VILLAGE FETE

North Greenwich Tube Station – www.weareurbanvillage.co.uk
Curated by Hemingway Design, Urban Village Fete provides an alternative, contemporary twist on the traditional summer fete for the Peninsula’s pioneering residents and all Londoners.

Having attracted more than 25,000 visitors in the past two years, 2017’s event looks to be a bigger, bolder celebration of the best in design, music, art, innovative events and modern craftsmanship, right at the heart of Greenwich Peninsula. The free day out will feature a range of curated designer marketplaces, street food vendors, art & design workshops, unique pop-ups and a series of talks hosted by BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms.

For music lovers, Gilles Peterson, the iconic British DJ and owner of Brownswood Recordings will be at the helm all day. There will be walkabout entertainment throughout and a line-up of interactive workshops for all ages including the chance to become a DJ for the day with The Charity Shop DJ.

Twitter: @thepeninsulist / @UVFete
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UrbanVillageFete

HORRIBLE HISTORIES
27 MAY TO 3 JUNE
HORRIBLE HISTORIES

Hampton Court Palace – www.hrp.org.uk
Terrible tales and gruesome characters, from battling Boudicca to highwayman Dick Turpin, are brought to life at Henry VIIIs former home.

GRUESOME NATURE LIVE!
27 MAY TO 4 JUNE
GRUESOME NATURE LIVE!

London Zoo, Regents Park – www.zsl.org
Kids will be led on a sing-a-long adventure in this live show for half term as two intrepid explorers seeking the toughest species on earth.

THE MAN WHO KNOWS IT ALL
27 MAY TO 4 JUNE
MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

Museum of London Docklands, E14 – www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands
Family events at the Museum of London Docklands for May half term 2017.
Click here to view May Half Term listings.
All events are FREE

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.

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.

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.

LONDON BRIDGE CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL
NOW
LONDON BRIDGE CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL

London Bridge City – www.londonbridgecity.co.uk
Mad Hatter tea parties, The Flying Seagull Circus, urban arts, big screens showing Wimbledon and the World Athletics Champs plus films, food and shopping.

THE MAN WHO KNOWS IT ALL
NOW (13 MAY TO 20 JULY)
MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Museum of London Docklands, E14 – www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands
Family events at the Museum of London Docklands from May to July 2017.


Click here to view Activities.
All events are FREE



Some of the highlights:

TUNNEL: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CROSSRAIL
10 FEB TO 3 SEPT
10am–6pm
The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by the Crossrail project, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, will go on display alongside the story of this great feat of engineering in a major new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands next year.
Suggested ages: all ages
FREE

ARCHAEOLOGY DETECTIVES
EVERY WEDS IN MAY, JUNE, JULY EXCEPT WED 19 JULY
Put your detective skills to the test and see if you can help uncover London’s past using real archaeological artefacts. Meet our archaeology team and find out what survives from the everyday lives of Londoners throughout time.
Suggested ages: all ages
FREE

HORRIBLE HISTORIES
UNTIL 3 JUNE
HORRIBLE HISTORIES

Hampton Court Palace – www.hrp.org.uk
Terrible tales and gruesome characters, from battling Boudicca to highwayman Dick Turpin, are brought to life at Henry VIIIs former home.

3 & 4 JUNE
BEN AND HOLLY

New Wimbledon Theatre – www.atgtickets.com
All the magic of the small screen comes to the stage in this exciting musical adventure with Ben and Holly and their many friends.

GRUESOME NATURE LIVE!
UNTIL 4 JUNE
GRUESOME NATURE LIVE!

London Zoo, Regents Park – www.zsl.org
Kids will be led on a sing-a-long adventure in this live show for half term as two intrepid explorers seeking the toughest species on earth.

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.

THE BORROWERS
16 JUNE TO 20 AUGUST
THE BORROWERS

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
The timeless classic bursts onto Polkas Main Stage this summer with dazzling puppetry, original music, stunning design and plenty of suspense.

KEW MIDSUMMER FETE
17 JUNE
KEW MIDSUMMER FETE

Kew Green – www.kewfete.org
In its 8th year its raised over £100k for local good causes. Take part or watch the dog show, tug of war, Victorian fairground as well as shopping and eating!

TROOPING THE COLOUR
17 JUNE
TROOPING THE COLOUR

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

WEST END LIVE
24 & 25 JUNE
WEST END LIVE

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

THE MAN WHO KNOWS IT ALL
27 MAY TO 4 JUNE
MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

Museum of London Docklands, E14 – www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands
Family events at the Museum of London Docklands for May half term 2017.
Click here to view May Half Term listings.
All events are FREE

UNTIL 30 JUNE
IN THE NIGHT GARDEN ADVENTURE TRAIL

RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey – www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley
Created to mark the programmes tenth anniversary, the trail encourages imaginative play and enables children to skip around each garden alongside characters from the show.

GETTING DRESSED
11 JUNE
OPEN FARM SUNDAY

Various locations – www.farmsunday.org
There are four London farms and plenty within half an hours drive where you can find out what it takes to run a farm as well as enjoying entertainment put on by the farmers. This is an opportunity to learn and have fun!

HORRIBLE HISTORIES
27 MAY TO 3 JUNE
HORRIBLE HISTORIES

Hampton Court Palace – www.hrp.org.uk
Terrible tales and gruesome characters, from battling Boudicca to highwayman Dick Turpin, are brought to life at Henry VIIIs former home.

THE MAN WHO KNOWS IT ALL
13 MAY TO 20 JULY
MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Museum of London Docklands, E14 – www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands
Family events at the Museum of London Docklands from May to July 2017.


Click here to view Activities.
All events are FREE



Some of the highlights:

TUNNEL: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CROSSRAIL
10 FEB TO 3 SEPT
10am–6pm
The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by the Crossrail project, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, will go on display alongside the story of this great feat of engineering in a major new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands next year.
Suggested ages: all ages
FREE

ARCHAEOLOGY DETECTIVES
EVERY WEDS IN MAY, JUNE, JULY EXCEPT WED 19 JULY
Put your detective skills to the test and see if you can help uncover London’s past using real archaeological artefacts. Meet our archaeology team and find out what survives from the everyday lives of Londoners throughout time.
Suggested ages: all ages
FREE

LONDON BRIDGE CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL
NOW
LONDON BRIDGE CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL

London Bridge City – www.londonbridgecity.co.uk
Mad Hatter tea parties, The Flying Seagull Circus, urban arts, big screens showing Wimbledon and the World Athletics Champs plus films, food and shopping.

GREAT FIRE OF LONDON FAMILY WALK
8 JULY
GREAT FIRE OF LONDON FAMILY WALK

Museum of London – www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Visit the sites struck by the Great Fire of 1666 and take part in mini-challenges as a family during this fun and interactive walk.

THE BORROWERS
16 JUNE TO 20 AUGUST
THE BORROWERS

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
The timeless classic bursts onto Polkas Main Stage this summer with dazzling puppetry, original music, stunning design and plenty of suspense.

THE BORROWERS
16 JUNE TO 20 AUGUST
THE BORROWERS

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
The timeless classic bursts onto Polkas Main Stage this summer with dazzling puppetry, original music, stunning design and plenty of suspense.

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL FAMILY DAY
27 AUGUST
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL FAMILY DAY

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