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North London Weekend Highlights: Stay dry and have fun!

Yes it is going to rain - but there's loads of cosy indoor stuff to do with kids this weekend!



This weekend sees the start of Tiddler and other Terrific Tales at the E4 Udderbelly, Southbank Centre. This is a brand new show from the award-winning Scamp Theatre (Stick Man - Live on Stage!) adapted from the bestselling books by Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (creators of 'The Gruffalo'). This is a magical collection of Julia Donaldson's most popular titles including 'Tiddler', 'The Smartest Giant in Town', 'A Squash and a Squeeze' and 'Monkey Puzzle', woven together with live music, songs, puppets and a host of colourful characters. Suitable for ages 3 and over. Runs for 50 minutes.
Saturday 28 April

Ahoy me hearties- How to be a Pirate Workshop at Museum of London Docklands for children 3+. Join in with the fun and games in this drama performance to help our bungling buccaneer learn how to become a proper pirate.


The Tricycle Theatre is showing The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark, at 11.30 and 2pm for children 3-7. Based on the bestselling children’s classic by Jill Tomlinson, this gentle, reassuring tale is brought to life with an irresistible blend of live music, puppetry and storytelling. Written especially for small people aged 3-7, and grown-ups who still sleep with the lights on.

The Soho Theatre is running its comedy club for kids at 1pm (for childen 8+).

The Saturday morning kids show at Lauderdale House is  Who's Been Eating my Porridge. An emergency call from Baby Bear!  Someone’s eaten his porridge, broken his chair and slept in his bed!  The Captain Clueless Detective Agency springs into action to leave no tale untold and no trick un-fumbled with magical routines and loads of audience participation. For children 3-7.

For some vintage shopping head to the Paradise Kensal Green for  the Rag & Bow Vintage Sale 12-5pm.

You could also visit the Scandinavian Pop Up Shop, Coexistence 288 Upper Street, N1. Clothes from Yellow Lolly for newborn to 6 and brands: Ej Sikke Lej, Mini A Ture, Katvig, Alba Baby, Minymo and more. Check the site for a discount code for readers of the fab blog Little Scandinavian.

Join Busy Rascals @ The Queensbury, 110 Walm Lane, Willesden Green, NW2 4RS this Saturday 28th April where they have Debutots running their classes  for 6 months - 2 years and 2-4 years old! Places for both classes are strictly limited and must be pre-booked through Jennifer on 020 8442 2380 or at Jennifer@debutots.co.uk to book your place! For more information, click here 

There is a Kids Club at Karamel at The Chocolate Factory in Wood Green. This month the show is Big Book Tall Tales - a production from Booster Cushion.  This is an old story that takes place in a forgotten tattered library. The caretaker arrives to check the place over. He talks to the audience about his love of books. Show starts 11am, £4.50 for children , adults free. Ideal for 4-9 year olds but younger children should enjoy it too. Restaurant opens for lunch after the show.  We've been meaning to try Karamel for ages so maybe we'll see you there!

There is a messy morning of art activities at St Anns Library in Tottenham -
Come and join us in exciting craft activities. We explore different techniques and materials to make fun-things. We use hand and sponge painting, collage and play dough. Lots of fun for all the family.
Children should be accompanied by an adult. Start and finish time: 10.30am-11.30am. FREE.


Sunday 29 April

The Little Angel Theatre N1 is showing The Elves and the Shoemaker, inspired by the original Ladybird book. Theatre of Widdershins presents  another Classic fable using magical puppets, intricate design, original music and the simplest of dialogue, at 11 and 2pm. For children 3+.

The Arts Depot in Finchley has performances of the lovely sounding A Roo in My Suitcase. When Rosie Harris arrives in the UK from Down Under, she discovers she’s brought a suitcase full of stowaways! Kangaroos, koalas and other Australian animals join her as she tries to find where she really belongs. A show celebrating difference and friendship, through poetry, songs and plenty of joining in. Funny, quirky and cuddly as a bag of marsupials! Performances at 3pm and 6pm. For children aged 3-6 years.

If you fancy some shopping, then Sunday TradN8, at The Music Palace, Crouch End, brings you new and regular stalls offering an eclectic mix of vintage and modern fashion and accessories, housewares, collectibles, crafts, jewellery, art and prints and much, much more!

For something a bit different head to the RAF Museum where you can preview the classic cars which are going on auction on Monday.

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Whatever you do have a great weekend and don't forget to tell us if we missed anything!
Mulika Harnett 26 April 2012 at 22:14 said...

Could I be so bold as to suggest another for the Saturday list. On offer in North London is a Free family craft workshop from 1pm - 2.30 with all material supplied including plenty of cake and tea.

If you have a 5 - 11 year old, this is a great one to bring them along to.

For further details, including how to RSVP please visit the provided link - http://qy.pe/5K6F7

I hope as many northlondonmums as possible can make use of this information!

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