20 Things To Do In September

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Paddington Bear, Buckingham Palace and Terrible Tudors are just some of the highlights in our 20 Things to Do in September.

The kids are back at school but don’t let the fun stop there. Keep the holiday vibe going and enjoy some quality family time this September. Here are our top 20 things to do this month:


Hosted by chefs Tom Kerridge, Andi Oliver and Si King from The Hairy Bikers, Pub in the Park is back in Chiswick from 1-3 September with award-winning restaurants, banging live music, more incredible chefs and of course delicious food! 


Hop on board a real locomotive and and join Paddington Bear in an immersive outdoor adventure at Blenheim Palace. (Until 3)


Watch outdoor theatre, performance arts, dance and circus at Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, with shows set in historic landmarks and public spaces. (Until 10)


Add some spice to your life at Chilli Fest, an all-day celebration of the chilli plant, then cool down with a picnic while listening to live music. (10)


Inspired by the museum’s Korean objects, explore scents, make flower patterns and move around to K-pop music at the V&A’s Design Baby: Explore the Hallyu. (6)


New parents can enjoy a guided Bring Your Baby Walk, learning all about the history of Soho’s women, with child-friendly pitstops planned along the way. (14)


Celebrate the end of summer with Mini Makers at Pitzhanger Manor, with a variety of child-led activities on offer including art-making, building, painting and sensory play. (6 and 28)


Dance, vibe and have a great time as Speaker Box Party bring their free all-ages dance workshop and party to Wembley Park. (9)


Get creative with the Little Feet teddies at the British Museum and make a statue, create a colourful collage or draw a masterpiece to take home. (8)


Celebrate the City of London’s heritage with live performances, aerial choreography and street art installations at Bartholomew Fair. (Until 16)


Explore the science of gardens and the natural world at Growing Curiosities, a hands-on exhibition of children’s book illustrations at Garden Museum. (Until 14)


Uncover 300 years of history behind the soldiers who guard Buckingham Palace at the Guards Museum’s family fun open day. (9)


Discover what it was like to be a secret agent, explore the Imperial War Museum’s espionage collection and find out about real-life agents from the First World War to the present day at Story Seekers. (from 30)


Bathe in sound and light with your baby as you explore the wonders of how their senses develop at Half Moon Theatre show First Light. (21-22)


Play in a space built entirely out of waste materials repurposed for an adventure playground at Southbank Centre‘s REPLAY. (Until 30)


Take off your shoes and feel the grass beneath your toes at the toddler-friendly storytelling performance of The King with Dirty Feet at Chelsea Physic Garden. (25)


Discover the past in all its variety and enjoy an immersive line-up of events on a historic stage at the The Chelsea History Festival. (From 26)


Witness the StoryGenerator machine conjure up fabulous tales from out of its secret compartments at The Story Explorers. (30)


Discover medieval monks, regal royals and terrible Tudors as you join a teddy bear Family Tour through the historic buildings of Charterhouse. (30)


Simmer Down at a free daytime dance connecting families and communities through reggae music at Royal Festival Hall. (29)

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