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The week ahead

Summer holidays week two and there is just loads of great stuff to do in North London. Aren't we lucky? Here are our picks of the best things to do to keep the kids occupied and to keep you sane:

All Week





It's Fantasy Flight Week at the RAF museum and there will be storytelling for children aged 3-9. Three sessions will take place daily at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm for up to 30 children in each session and will last approximately half an hour each. Admission is free and on first come, first served basis.

Drop in activities all week at our top pick That Place on The Corner and a great place to have lunch with the kids after. Kids eat free with a paying adult during the summer holidays. For timetable, click here.

Huggle in Swiss Cottage is another of our favourite places.  As well as a well-stocked shop, there is a good range of classes going on. Although some of the classes stop for the summer, there are still activities every day. Full timetable here.



The Peggy Jay Centre on Hampstead Heath has a 10 o clock club and a 1 o clock club - a free drop-in playgroup with indoor and outdoor activities, sandbox and play equipment, for children 5 and under. More details here.

The Museum Of Childhood has events running daily over the summer. Full details here.

Monday


Entertaining the Nation Family Trail and Walk at Jewish Museum London in Camden,  for 5-11 year olds. A child-friendly guided tour of the exhibition and discovery trail to explore new things, look and draw and solve puzzles. Free with museum entry


Little Red Riding Hood at Wood Green Library. 10.25 - 11.05. For all the family and free! Details here

Afternoon crafts at Stroud Green Library, 2-3pm. Free.  

The lovely Eddy does Eeny Meeny Music classes at 9.15, 10.15 and 11.15 in Muswell Hill for under 4s. A real favourite with mums and kids, with a very loyal follwing. Classes get very busy and run over the summer. Full details here. 

Newstead Children's Centre in East Finchley has a Stay and Play sesion 9.30-11.30 which costs £1 per child, baby rhyme time 1-2pm for pre-walkers and Creative Story 2.15-3.15pm for 1-5 year olds.  For their full summer timetable, click here.

Tuesday

There is loads to do on Hampstead Heath today with Outrageous Olympics at Golders Hill Park 12-4pm and Secret Summer Garden at Parliament Hill 11am - 3pm. For details of all Heath events click here. All free.



A Walk Around Clissold Park for all the family.  Meet at the bench in front of Clissold House at 1pm; the walk goes on for an hour. Free. 

Messy Mornings at Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham. Free. 10.30-11.30am for under 5s.

Wednesday



A lovely sounding Teddy Bear's Picnic at Keats House in Hampstead, 3.00 - 3.45pm for 5s and under. Free.

Its National Play Day so visit the fanstastic Coram's Fields  - a unique park for children and young people, for music, model villages, a talent show and more. From 11am. 

Clissold Park has a kids street dance class for 4-16 years old. No need to book and its free. Meet at the bowling pavillion 3.30 - 4.30pm.


Thursday




The excellent Chickenshed Theatre in Southgate has a production on for the under 7s called Mini Myths with showings at 10am and 11.30am. Definitely book in advance as this is always popular.

Roald Dahl Puppet Show at Stroud Green Library for all ages. 11.00am - 11.20. Free.

Creation Station Finchley at St Marys Church Hall. From 11.10 - 12pm. More details here. 



Clissold Park has a free capoeira dance class for all age groups every week until September 1st. Meet at the old bowling pavilion at 11am to join in.
 
Friday



The lovely Eddy does Eeny Meeny Music classes at 9.15, 10.15 and 11.15 in Hampstead Garden Suburb for under 4s. A real favourite with mums and kids, with a very loyal follwing. Classes get very busy and run over the summer. Full details here.  

Highgate Wood has a Great Green Picnic 11.00 to 4pm.  

The excellent Chickenshed Theatre in Southgate has a production on for the under 7s called Mini Myths with showings at 10am and 11.30am. Definitely book in advance as this is always popular.

Weekend

Our full weekend round up will be available on Thursday but until then here are some highlights. Really spoiled for choice this weekend.....



Lollibop Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Where else can you see Rastamouse, Charlie and Lola, Peppa Pig and Sid from CBeebies all in one place - we know you know about this already and are as excited as we are!

Hackney One Carnival - Sunday. Starting at 12 noon from Ridley Road Market and taking the A10 north to Stoke Newington Church Street and along to Clissold Park, arriving at 2pm.

Apple Cart Festival, Victoria Park  - Sunday. A boutique festival with a super lineup featuring Saint Etienne, Badly Drawn Boy, Tim Minchin and loads of activities for children. 

Museum of Childhood Summer Festival - Sunday. Live music, games, face painting, model making and more. 


Whatever you do, have a great week and do let us know if we have missed anything and if you take up any of our recommendations. Enjoy.












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