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The weekend ahead: hot and cold, black and white- a host of varied activities!

There are lots of eclectic activities on offer this weekend- dip in and enjoy!

The Little Angel Theatre has performances of Pinocchio for children 4+. It promises a magical and unusual show with puppetry, shadows, imagery and music. Performance times are 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm, with a babyfriendly session on Sunday at 11am.

Somerset House is hosting 2 family workshops this weekend. Saturday 1 October is a First Impressions workshop where you can learn the art of monoprinting, for children 6-12 from 2 to 3.30. On Sunday 2 October join the Mini Make Believe session at 11.30 for children under 5 and their families- an opportunity to come down to the woods today, make some forest friends and join in Autumnal crafts and songs. Free tickets are available half an hour before the start of the workshop.

This weekend also sees the launch of The Big Draw, a month long event which invites people of all ages to discover how drawing can connect them with their surroundings and the wider community. Check the website for venues and dates.


Lauderdale House is hosting a Teddy Bear's Picnic presented by Humble Pie Theatre. For children aged 2 to 6 from 10 am. Tickets cost £4.50. Don’t forget to bring your own Teddy Bear friend along!

The Chicken Shed Theatre is hosting a Saturday Workshop for 9 to 12 year olds at 11.15, costing £6.

If you fancy venturing East, The Geffrye Museum is hosting a Mad Monoprints workshop 10.30 am- 12.30pm and 2.00- 4.00pm where children can learn to create a monoprint. The workshop is aimed at children 5 to 11 and availability is on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied.

For something different, theRoyal Institution of Great Britain is hosting a family day with the theme "Hot and cold". Drop in between 11am and 4pm for a range of activities looking at extreme temperatures. £10 for adults, £5 for under 181. Suitable for 5- 14 years.

Closer to home, the Phoenix Cinema Kids Club is showing Hop. Cost £2. Workshop starts at 11am.


Calling all princesses!  Rapunzel is joining the Disney Princesses, and to celebrate she’s having a massive celebration in Kensington Gardens at the  Disney Princess Parade. The Disney princess parade London event takes place between 1 and 1.30 and starts at the Queen’s Gate Lodge. It features special appearances from Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocohontas, Snow White and Tiana, as well as Rapunzel. The parade is free and open to everyone. There is a ticket only event at The Orangery, Kensington Palace and various competitions are running where you can win tickets (follow link for details).

Sunday is Grandparents' Day Family Workshop at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green 11am- 4pm. For children 6-12 and their grandparents, this is a fun, interactive one-day workshop, exploring storytelling, drama and filming with artists from Magic Me.  Soft drinks, fruit and goody bags provided.

The Magic Carpet Storytelling session takes place at the National Gallery 10.30 to 11 and 11.30 to 12  for children under 5. Free.

Keats' House is hosting a dramatic re-enactment of the Napoleonic Wars- a free afternoon fun for all the family!

For some fresh air (did someone say heatwave?), join the Walk in the Park  from 10.30 to 12.30 at the Lee Valley Park. 

For some retail therapy....

.... head to the North London Vintage Market  taking place on Saturday at St Mary's Junior School, Rectory Gardens, Hornsey / Crouch End N8 7QN between 10-4.30pm.

And if you love all things vintage (and we do!), then there is also The Vintage Tea Party and Gift Fair  taking place at the Boogaloo in Highgate on Saturday from 12-5pm.

Have we missed anything? Let us know! And do let us know what you get up to!
Anonymous 29 September 2011 at 20:44 said...

This is brilliant thank you!

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