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Weekend Round up - 19th and 20th May in North London

Lots of great things on this weekend as ever. We never get tired of doing these listings...



Little Angel Theatre  in Islington is showing The Ugly Duckling. Accompanied by live music and voices, beautifully made puppets tell the story of the little Duckling who grows up feeling “different”. Meet Mother Duck and her charming family swimming in the moat, the wise Blackbird, the friendly Bug-Eyed Toad and the pompous Great Gobble-Gobble Turkey. Suitable for 3+.

Puppet Barge is showing Town Mouse and Country Mouse - The story tells of two cousins who visit each other, both experiencing exciting new sights and sounds. Suitable for ages 3-8. Showing all weekend at various times. 

Queens Park Book Festival has a really great line up for adults and children including some renowned authors and lots of activities for children including book making. See the full line up here.


If you fancy chilling out then head to the Proud Kids Club at Proud Galleries, Camden, which hosts kid friendly activities from 12- 4 on Saturday and Sunday. The sessions offer face painting, cupcake decoration, story time, painting and £4 Kids meals. When we visited our kids loved it (although don't go for the food).

There is a family fun fair in Victoria Park, Finchley running all weekend. Rides cost £2 each and are suitable for small children. 

Saturday

I Know Why It's Yum, Mum is running a Fruit & Veg workshop in association with Busy Rascals  this Sat 19th May 10am to get kids to eat more fruit and veg and have fun doing it! Lovely class with music and fruit/veg craft!! £5 per child, £4 for siblings at The Queensbury in Willesden . Don't miss it! http://www.facebook.com/events/358889197502672/


The amazing Tales From The Shed at Chickenshed Theatre, Southgate is back for its summer season. If you've not been yet you should head on down for lots of fun, songs, silliness and audience participation. For ages 0-7, £5.50.

Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn is showing The Pied Piper - A dynamic version of this classic story with beautiful puppets and wonderful magical tricks, plus rascally rats, tap dancing cheeses, music and silliness. 11.30am and 2pm for ages 3-7.

Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley is showing Happy Feet 2 at 12pm. Book for children's activities starting at 11am.

Lauderdale House has a kids show at 10am and 11.30am every Saturday. This week they are showing Monty and Mirabella - Step into a storybook world of imagination and investigation as Monty and Mirabella take you on an uplifting musical slapstick journey.  They love to play, they love to laugh, they love to dance and as they do anything could happen, and probably will, as they discover ‘The Little Things’.For ages 2-6, £4.50. We went along recently and had a great time at this informal show.


Hampstead Women's Club have a nearly new sale at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Church on Rosslyn Hill 10-2pm.There will be high quality new and used children's clothes and toys. £1 donation to charity on the door.

St James Pre-School has a fair, top of Birchwood Av. Bouncy castle, crafts, games, Gruffalo visit. 10am.

Sunday

Gefiltefest the food festival celebrating Jewish food is on at Ivy House, Hampstead. There are food stalls and lots of activities for children to take part in. Book through the JCC for family tickets and activities.

Danegrove School in East Barnet is having a car boot sale and table top sale. there will be maypole dancing, beer tent, cream teas, pimms tent, bouncy castles, welly wanging, coconut shy...11am till 3pm. If you fancy a stall or clearing clutter then be part of the carboot sale, give the school a ring! 02084497832 otherwise come along and have a lovely day out!

Arts Depot, North Finchley is showing Box at 12pm and 3pm - BOX is crammed to the top with fun and intrigue, allowing the imagination to take flight. See boxes doing amazing things and immerse yourself in a world of cardboard and paper. Suitable for ages 1-5.

Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham. Visit this family friendly museum and house for this Special event with actor John Kirk. Meet Charles Dickens, hear his stories and be inspired to create your own character and book cover. 2-4pm. Free and drop in.

A Bug's Life - How to Build a Bug Hotel is an event from Transition Belsize at The Fruitery in Belsize Square - Come and have a wild time at this workshop where we will be making mini bug habitats and helping build a wildlife to attract butterflies and beesParents - are you interested into turning your wood into rustic furniture? Come along and find out howKids - please wear messy clothes and be ready to have lots of messy fun. 2pm - 5pm

There is a fantastic sounding Babycalm Conference in Regents Park called "The Mother, The Father, The Baby, The Child". More details here. 


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