Friday Five 9th July

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What’s On this Weekend? 

Football finals aside, we’ve five fun things to get involved in this weekend. 

1. Candlelight special edition: magical movie soundtracks at Syon Park


Enjoy a Disney-inspired candlelight concert inside the spectacular Great Conservatory at Syon Park with Magical Movie Soundtracks.

Bathed in candlelight, a string quartet will perform classic songs from Disney favourites like Frozen, Harry Potter and Shrek.

Find out more here

2. Kew the movies outdoor cinema

kew the movies

Grab the popcorn and your mini film lovers for Kew Garden’s outdoor cinema event Kew the Movies.

Children’s favourites like Toy Story, Moana and Paddington will be showing at daytime screenings.

The event runs from Wednesday July 7th to Sunday July 11th on the Great Lawn opposite Kew Palace. Adult member tickets are £14.39 and non-member £15.99. Child member tickets are £8.99 and non-member £9.99. For some films, the ticket price will include day time entry to the Gardens, otherwise you can enter Kew up to one hour before the film starts.

Find out more here

3. Hotel Paradiso Circus Tour

hotel paradiso tour

See high-flying aerial stunts and daring acrobatic skills as circus show Hotel Paradiso goes on tour across London this summer.

From Friday July 9th to Sunday July 11th, the show will run at the Rose Theatre in Kingston as part of the International Arts Youth Festival. It will then run at the Underbelly Festival from Saturday July 17th to Thursday August 5th in Cavendish Square. The family-friendly circus caper will feature stunts, acrobatics, juggling and clowns. The 60 minute show is suitable for all ages.

Find out more here

4. Paddington: the story of a bear

Paddington The Story of a bear

Watch out for toppling paint pots and marmalade splats as you explore Paddington: The Story of a Bear at the British Library.

Discover tales of Paddington’s muddles and mishaps at the exhibition, which celebrates the world’s favourite bear and his creator Micheal Bond.

Find out more here

5. Coderdojo at the Science Museum


For tech-savvy kids, the Science Museum are running free coding sessions CoderDojo on the second Saturday of each month.

From beginners to tech-experts, anyone interested in programming is welcome. You’ll find out all about programming and how useful it is to everyday life.

Throughout the workshop, there will be mentors to help you as you create your own app, website or game. At the end of the session, you will get the chance to showcase your work to the rest of the group.

Find out more here

For more things to do this weekend and beyond check out City Kids’ What’s On here

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