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North London Weekend Round Up - 10th and 11th March

Lots to do this weekend as ever. Here's our pick of the best:

Little Angel Theatre is showing Eggy and Peggy - What happens when the lonely egg, sat on a wall, meets the sparkling pea from under that huge pile of matresses…? Join Eggy and Peggy the pea, a rock-n-rolling raspberry, cha cha-ing carrots, royalty and a blue horse in this deliciously funny and original twist on The Princess And The Pea.

This weekend is your last chance to see the fantastic Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum. I haven't missed this excellent annual exhibition ever since I first saw it five years ago. I took my three year old for the first time last year and she really enjoyed it too. 

Puppet Barge is docked in Little Venice and fully heated so there's no excuse not to go and have a look at this lovely show in a unique venue. This weekend they are showing The Flight of Babuscha Baboon - a baboon who wants to fly to the moon in a hot air balloon. She meets an elephant who is threatened by ivory hunters. Can the baboon save the elephant? 11am and 3pm.


Lauderdale House has a children's show at 10am - Rubberface the musical clown turns the world upside down. With puppet tricks, dance and song it’s Ding Dong Ding Dong all show long. Suitable for under 8s.

Forge Music Venue, Camden has a music workshop for 1-4s at 10.45am and 5-8s at 12pm -
Run by experienced workshop leaders, these regular music-making sessions are a great way to introduce and encourage your children into music. Activities will include singing, dancing, rhythm work, movement and percussion playing. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  However, parents can enjoy brunch in the courtyard while keeping an eye on the workshop!  To book a table for brunch during the workshop, please ring 02073875959.

Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn is showing Sam Rose In The Shadow at 11am and 1pm. Suitable for 5+ - an uplifting and moving new fairy tale about Sam Rose, and his six year old son, Ivan.  Together they embark on an exciting quest that will bring them face to face with hope, love and memory. Told through beautiful puppets, a stunning original soundtrack and intimate storytelling; Sam Rose in the Shadows will steal your heart.

Grant Museum Of Zoology has Fossil Forage - Take this chance to visit the Grant Museum on the weekend with an amazing opportunity to sieve through our genuine fossil-rich sediment from a time when London was patrolled by sharks and rays. Find a 50 million year old shark's tooth and take it home! Come to the Grant Museum of Zoology and see what you can find in a day of free hands-on activities for the whole family. Explore the amazing fossils from prehistoric creatures with our interactive specimen-based games. Admission is free and no need to book.

Haringey Families has a nearly new sale 10.30am-11.45am in Crouch End. Costs 50p to enter.

Wigmore Hall has a sign a song family concert - Celebrating our early years outreach programme, Sing a Story is a special concert for children aged 3–7 years and their parents and teachers. 11am.

Lee Valley Park has a minithon for ages 8-13. You can take part in all kinds of sports from athletics to high jump. £8. Book in advance. 


Arts Depot, North Finchley is showing The Phoenix and The Carpet - on a cold November night, four adventurous children set off through old London town to buy a new carpet, replacing the one that they have accidentally ruined.They stumble upon a mysterious old man with a cart full of junk and treasures, and a carpet!  When they get home they are in for a surprise – hidden deep within the carpet is a glowing, golden, translucent egg. When held to the light, it seems to have a fire burning within. Suddenly, out of the egg comes a bird so magnificent and so magical that their lives will be transformed forever. For ages 4+. 12pm and 3pm.

Wallace Collection has a free drop in art session for all ages. Join Artist and Illustrator Anna Saunders whose work incorporates a wide range of techniques and styles. From comic to classical, Anna’s drawings range from small and intricate to large and bold. Learn about looking, drawing and interpretation using the rich wealth of objects and architecture on display at the Wallace Collection. 1.30-4.30pm.

There's so much to do. We hope you have a fantastic weekend and do tell us if you try something new.   

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