Friday Five 22 Feb

It’s Friday Five, our guide to the best things to do in London with the kids this weekend


Book in a Day: How to Train your Dragon


As part of Imagine Children’s Festival, on Saturday head to the Southbank for a reading of How to Train Your Dragon – in one day.

As well as hearing chapters ready by special guests, there will be live performances and you can make your own dragon wings.

Then at 3.30pm, Cressida Cowell will discuss how she created the How to Train Your Dragon series, how her childhood on a remote Scottish island inspired it, and the process of turning the books into films. Plus, get a sneak peek at the third How to Train Your Dragon movie, The Hidden World. Cowell will be signing books afterwards.

Saturday | Free

Meet the Inventor


Head to The Postal Museum galleries to meet the renowned Rowland Hill, Victorian inventor, entrepreneur and schoolteacher.

Find out how he took a tiny piece of paper and changed the world.

Saturday | Drop-in

The Denim Juniors


Brace yourselves people, the Denim Juniors are here to celebrate the power of being yourself. This drag pop concert for kids glows with stunning costumes and live music from animated classics to party hits.

Not convinced? This show was the Wee Fringe Best Children’s Show 2018, The Guardian chose it as one of it’s Top 6 Children’s Shows to See at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and The Scotsman hailed them ‘A quintet of queens with voices as true as their wigs are fake’

Sunday | Book

The Little Grand Tour


A wonderful way to get kids into art and museums is booking a tour with Isabel and The Little Grand Tour. Post-impressionist, Pierre Bonnard was one of the greatest colourists of the early 20th century and this tour will take you Tate Modern to see his works.

Saturday 10am -12pm | Book

Hugglets Winter Bear Festival


Hugglets Winter BearFest is Europe’s first major teddy show of the year. It features around 170 stands and over 10,000 teddy bears for sale, with prices ranging from a few pounds to over £1,000.

Both antique and modern bears will be there plus clothes and accessories as well as bear-making supplies. A teddy bear hospital will also be on hand, offering treatment to well-loved and injured bears.

Sunday | Kensington Town Hall