Lots of great things on this weekend as ever. For a nautical treat, head to the Family Weekender at HMS Belfast to celebrate its reopening. This weekend extravaganza includes the chance to meet veterans who served on board, hands-on activities for kids, simulated firings of our 4-inch guns, live music and a barbecue on the Boat Deck. Suitable for all ages.
Saturday 26 May
There's a Create a Comic workshop for the over 7's at the British Museum 11.30-3.30pm. This is a free drop in session where kids can create their own crazy comic strip to take home using artwork from the museum.
The Saturday Morning Show at Lauderdale House (10am and 11.30) is Bright Sparks . Steve Grocott plays mandolin, guitar, and a range of music making toys. There will be rhymes, action songs and audience participation. Heliballoons and birds fly around and the baby elephant walks and trumpets to an enchanting accompaniment.
The Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, has performances of The Selfish Giant and 11.30 and 3pm for children 3+. Since building a wall around his garden to keep children out, the only visitors the Selfish Giant gets are Lady Snow and her friends. One morning he hears the most beautiful music and is delighted by what greets him. Set in a magnificent steel sculpted garden, this beautiful play breathes new life into Oscar Wilde’s much-loved tale
There's a children's music workshop at The Forge in Camden. Parents can enjoy brunch in the courtyard while keeping an eye on the workshop. Activities will include singing, dancing, rhythm work, movement and percussion playing. For children aged 1-4yrs (9.45 and 10.45) and aged 5-8 (12pm).
For older children there's a book and craft session for 7-11 year olds at Regents Park Library. The session will be reading The Queen by Richard Brassey and making bunting and paper chains to decorate the library for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Join Busy Rascals at The Queensbury, 110 Walm Lane, Willesden Green, NW2 4RS this Saturday 26th May where they have Debutots Jennifer David running their classes with us at 9.30am for 2-4 years old and at 10.25am for 6 months - 2 years!
Sunday 27 May
Make the most of the sunny weather with the Primrose Hill May Fair, 11am-5pm Regents Park Road, NW8. The street will be filled with,world food, Music, crafts, vintage fashion, Art, entertainment, Kid's rides and for the first time fabulous Pony Rides too.
The Arts Depot is showing Swamp Juice, for children 7+. Bickering toads, overbearing fairies and a rather gentle swamp monster. Using shadow puppetry, acclaimed Canadian performer Jeff Achtem’s award winning show about life in a swamp is a stunning show like no other, with a jaw dropping 3D finale.Performances at 3 and 7pm.
There are family friendly activities at Bruce Castle Museum, 2-4pm. Find out about the history of printing and get messy making your own printed patterns.
For an unusual creative experience head to Slanchogled London in Camden- a shop offering you an unusual way to experience arts and crafts. Slanchogled London is part of the Bulgarian chain of shops for arts and crafts materials. This is the first shop outside Bulgaria. This Sunday the shop is running a workshop 11-1 offering a chance to make mobiles with origami.
Pop Up Vintage Fairs London return to Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street on Sunday for a Vintage Fashion and Homeware Event. It promises 40 stalls selling designer and affordable vintage fashion and accessories.
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