20 Things To Do In June

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The Jubilee celebrations will be over in a flash but London is not set to slow down anytime soon. Have a quick lie down and then check out our roundup of 20 fab things to do with the kids in June including flower shows, beasts and climbing.

First up, polo. Chesterton’s Polo in the Park Family Day to be exact, held at Hurlingham Park on 12th June. Kids take over the polo field alongside Sharky & George, giant inflatable slides, polo lessons and more, ahead of the real polo finals in the afternoon. Use our code POLOFRIEND via the link for a discount.

Classic fairytale Princess and the Pea is transformed for the stage, combining music, costume and dance to charm young ballet lovers.

Have a special Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, where the very useful engine and his friends will be on hand for train rides, activities, and performances.

Mini music maestros can discover exciting instruments, songs and stories at Wigmore Hall’s music-making workshop Chamber Tots

Connect with nature and join TV’s Alan Titchmarsh for a day of gardening, food and craft at the Royal Windsor Flower Show, which also features a children’s marquee.

Gamers of all ages will love Power UP,  an interactive gaming event featuring the best video games and consoles from the past five decades at the Science Museum.

At the Imperial War Museum’s Story Seekers: Chocolate Edition, learn about the importance of sweet treats for troops during the Second World War.

Have some outdoor festival fun at Summer in Battersea Park with plenty of family entertainment on the agenda, from children’s theatre and circus training to an inflatable assault course and the famous Battersea Park Dog Show. 

Step into the world of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at digital art exhibition Mexican Geniuses at Canada Water, as their masterpieces are brought to life through 360-degree projections.

Experience the dizzying heights of London’s most iconic ship aboard the Cutty Sark Rig Climb Experience.

Expect music, cabaret, DJs, children’s theatre and lots of fun at the Waterman’s Weekender in Brentford.

The event all mini bookworms have been waiting for as Barnes Children’s Literature Festival returns with family-friendly book readings, workshops and performances from all your favourite authors – some AMAZING names to see in person.

Bring the RAF Museum to life for pre-schoolers with a Little Swifts workshop.

Dance the day away with your mini party people at a Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave, featuring a multi-sensory dancefloor with glitter cannons, bubbles, giant balloons and a parachute dance finale (raves take place at Wood Green and Brixton this month).

Travel to a magical castle for a beloved tale as old as time with Beauty and the Beast and lots of talking dishes.

Step inside the wonderful world of Giffords Circus, the vintage village green carnival, as it heads on tour with brand-new show ¡Carpa!

Help to find the hidden treasure and then make some special treasures of your own at Gunnersbury Park Museum’s Little Flamingos Club.

See Canary Wharf transform into shimmering, colourful art for Summer Lights, a celebration of long summer days and the beauty of natural light.

Enter a musical world of pirate kings, queens, frogs and shipwrecks with Polka Theatre’s The Pirate, the Princess and the Platypus – a comic fairy-tale adventure about choosing your destiny.

Learn how to harvest and care for fruit, vegetables and flowers at Fulham Palace’s Little Green Fingers gardening workshop.

Of course, we’ve only picked out 20 things to do in June here, but there are hundreds more ideas on our What’s On page.

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