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August Bank Holiday - What's on this weekend

It is Nature Games Weekend at the Natural History Museum. Visitors will get the chance to join the Insects Sports Day, grow caterpillars, battle with ants, hunt for clues in the Museum trail, or just sit back and cheer on the players from the sidelines.

Our higlight of the weekend is the Wonderlands Children's Literature Festival at British Library. The amazing line up includes Michael Rosen, Julia Donaldson, Michael Morpurgo and many more. Book in advance for sessions. There is also a storytelling tent. 

There is a family fair in Victoria Park, Finchley running all weekend. £1 per ride or £10 for 12.  


There is a free drop in craft workshop at Bruce Castle Museum called Hold On To Your Hat - come wearing you favourite hat! 10.30am.

There is Diddi Dance on Saturday 25th August at 9.45am at Busy Rascals in Willesden Green for toddlers from walking age to 4 years old. Running also on Mondays at 9.45am at Busy Rascals every week (even during holiday times apart from Bank Holiday Mondays) Using various dancing games and exercises, bells, hoops and dance ribbons to our own funky pop songs, your little one not only improves their rhythm and co-ordination but also social and gross motor skills. Contact Gina Field at Diddi Dance to book your place on 07426009179. Visit www.busyrascals.com for more information


Notting Hill Carnival Family Day is the best day to go to the carnival with children. There's a shorter route, activities for children and a generally calmer atmosphere.

The classic Wind In The Willows is being performed at Lauderdale House in Highgate - Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their marvellous adventure, as they attempt to tame the crazed and loopy Toad. Will he learn the error of his ways in this famous tale of friendship and mystery? 2.30pm, suitable for all ages.

Run, Jump, Dive, swim... it's the all-star Animal Olympics! In these stories from around the globe, the animals sport and compete for fame and fortune, but things don't always go according to plan! In these tales, determination, brains and teamwork count for more than just strength and status. Join in and cheer for the greatest ever animal diving contest, the first ever relay race and an almighty animal tug-of-war. Bruce Castle Museum, 2pm. Free.

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Bornali Shade 25 August 2012 at 08:56 said...

There are funfairs at both Hanpstead Heath and Ally Pally too.

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