THE WEEKENDER – THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

3 top things to do with kids this weekend in London with The Weekender

CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR

The 2017 London Children’s Book Fair  continues tomorrow, presenting the best of contemporary literature for children. This year’s fair celebrates the power of storytelling. On Saturday, there are free workshops for the whole family. Design your own poster with illustrator Teresa Sdralevich from Cicada Books. Be captivated by the storytelling of Frann Preston-Gannon. Join Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell, aka Good Wives and Warriors, for an inspiring workshop of huge wall-painting. Illustrator David Barrow from Gecko Press will introduce his picture book Have You Seen Elephant? Come along to an author reading with Tower Block Books. Engage in poetry readings and activities with The Poetry Society. Sing along with renowned musician Tayo Irvine Hendrix as she presents her first children’s book series, HUMMINGLAND for its UK pre-launch.

With something for everyone, from toddlers to teens, admission is free for children and adults. 

www.parasol-unit.org

 

HORNIMAN CHRISTMAS FAIR

Plenty of festive fun for everyone. The farmer’s market in on hand for seasonal produce, enjoy the festive themed craft workshops as well as several live performances from choirs and an orchestra.

www.horniman.ac.uk

 

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

For some seasonal theatre, head to see The Tabard’s retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s story. Not recommended for kids under 8, it’s an affordable theatre trip, and there are still tickets available this weekend.

www.tabardtheatre.co.uk