20 Things To Do In August

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For some staycation inspiration during the summer holidays, browse our top 20 things to do in and around London this August.

This Bright Land

Celebrate different cultures and communities with This Bright Land at Somerset House, a summer festival with parties, games, and lots of colour.

Fulham Palace invites young nature lovers to become Summer Explorers. Take part in workshops exploring the history of the palace with crafts and hands-on activities.

Get your football fix with Beat the Keeper at the National Army Museum and design your own football kit using museum artefacts as inspiration.

Join the CBeebies crew at the Globe Theatre for a special adaptation of Shakespearean comedy As You Like It.

The Obliteration Room

Transform a stark white space into one full of life and colour at Tate Play: The Obliteration Room by Yayoi Kusama.

Hone your camera skills at Canary Wharf’s Children’s Photography Workshops.

The Hundred cricket tournament is back for its second year, with the sporting action accompanied by DJs, live music and family-friendly activities.

Set off on a great big sailing adventure with the Twirlywoos Live at Leicester Square Theatre.

The Greenwich + Docklands International Festival returns for 18 days of free performance and art.

Nickelodian Experience

Go behind the scenes of your favourite Nickelodeon TV shows at an outdoor multi-sensory experience. The event features creative and skill-based challenges, a SpongeBob Beach and a Slime Time Party finale. 

Introduce little ones to live theatre when four of Eric Carle’s classic children’s books are brought to life on stage at The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.

Learn all about Pest issues in historic homes with a talk and demonstration at Fulham Palace.

Take part in a whimsical immersive challenge a the Alice in Wonderland Experience. Race against the clock as a team to solve the puzzles and save Alice in this outdoor escape-room style event.

Watch Sarah and her best friend come to life for Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday in a puppet stage adaptation of the hit CBeebies cartoon.

Step foot into Isla Nublar if you dare and see dinosaurs come to life at Jurassic World The Exhibition, based on the blockbuster movie.

Take centre stage with We Touch, We Play, We Dance at Polka Theatre as the dancers move through the space, interacting with the audience.

The Gruffalo

Join the brave Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in the musical adaptation of The Gruffalo.   

Explore the world of architecture and see buildings come to life at RIBA’s Build-a-Puppet workshop.

Enjoy the magic of cinema in the beautiful Kew grounds this summer with Kew the Movies.

Older kids can have a wild adventure with Stranger Things: The Experience, an immersive experience based on the smash hit show.

And don’t forget to check out our Family Festivals Guide for some awesome festivals this August.

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