20 Things To Do In March

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As the winter months draw to a close, put a little spring in your kiddo’s step with a lovely family outing. Here is our pick of the top 20 things to do in and around the capital in March.

1

Inspire budding architects at Pitzhanger Manor’s exhibition of Anthony Caro’s abstract constructions. Then let them run wild on the climbing sculpture. (From March 9)

2

Two stories combine for a unique re-telling of Oliver Twist by former children’s laureate Michael Rosen at the Rose Theatre’s Unexpected Twist. (March 15 to 19)

3

Play and explore with sound at the British Library as artist Shepherd Manyika invites you to Listen to the Library. (March 19)

4

Step into the colourful world of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and his animal friends and celebrate 30 years of the beloved characters at the Horniman Museum. (Until April 19)

5

Treat your mum to a Mother’s Day Weekend, pose for photos, have your face painted and take part in family activities at Hever Castle. (March 18 to 19)

6

Stock up on treats at the Chiswick Cheese Market, featuring over 150 different cheeses and cheese-related goodies. (March 19)

7

Explore how public executions shaped Londoners’ lives as well as the city’s landscape at the Museum of London Docklands’ Executions exhibition. (Until April 16)

8

Journey into a boisterous world when a girl with no name finds a magical book of Lost Spells, showing at Watford Palace Theatre. (March 28 to April 8)

9

Enjoy a new Royal Opera House production of the much-loved fairytale classic Cinderella. (March 27 to May 3)

10

Grab a free Wally costume and show off your stripes on the Where’s Wally Fun Run at Battersea Park to raise money for the National Literacy Trust. (March 26)

11

Experience an electrifying production The Tempest at the Globe Theatre, which has been created especially for young people. (March 18 to April 15) 

12

Explore a display of toys that represent disability at the Museum of the Home’s Disability and the Homeexhibition. (Until March 26)

13

Go on a musical adventure as the much-loved children’s story The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen hits the stage. (March 4)

14

Mini chefs can hone their sushi-making skills at a Sticks’n’Sushi Kids Masterclass, while learning all about the history of the Japanese dish. (March 18)

15

Travel the world and take a digital journey through the seven continents in the immersive BBC Earth Experienceat the Daikin Centre. (From March 30)

16

The closing week of Battersea Power Station’s Light Festival will feature a paw-some treat for animals lovers, who can bring along their dogs to explore the light artworks. (March 1)

17

Think like a designer and use recycled materials to create your very own moving puppet at the V&A Make-itworkshop. (March 11)

18

Join the Little Flamingos club at Gunnersbury Park and Museum for rhymes, action songs, and interactive stories. (March 3)

19

Put on your party clothes and join a day of music, fun and laughter at the Waterman’s I Spy With My Little Eyechildren’s show. (March 19)

20

Meet the largest known creature to have ever walked our planet – the colossal Titanosaur  at the Natural History Museum. (From March 31)

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