It’s time to check out our latest Friday Five – a handpicked selection of the best things to do with kids this weekend in London.
BRAVING THE ELEMENTS
To celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table, join 2012 Christmas Lecturer Peter Wothers for an exciting and explosive journey through the elements. This demonstration filled lecture will show you the genius of Mendeleev’s discovery from Argon to Zinc. This is an evening show, suitable for 7yrs+
BIG CAT FESTIVAL
Royal Geographical Society
Returning for a second year, hear some of the world’s experts share their knowledge about big cats. Speakers include Chris Packham and the duo that wrote Christian the Lion about the lion cub bought in Harrods and released in the wild by its owners. For 12yrs+
Bradt’s Big Cat Festival
Duke of York Square, Chelsea
The weekly fine food market will see London’s finest chocolatiers descend on the Square, overseen by the statue of Sir Hans Sloane – who notably introduced milk chocolate to Europe! The market will be open from 10am – 4pm with a selection of special artisan chocolate market stalls.
CHIHULY: REFLECTIONS ON NATURE
The world’s most celebrated contemporary glass artist, Dale Chihuly, returns, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens. A day out for all the family.
VARIETY CLUB 4 KIDS
Underbelly Festival, Southbank
Award-winning cabaret star Mat Ricardo and Comedy Club 4 Kids are putting on this variety show where you should expect comedy, circus, magic, music, thrills, skills, spectacle and silliness. Suitable for ages 6+.