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What's on for the kids? Weekend Round-Up 18-19 August

The Olympics may be over but don't be down- there's a fab round-up of events on for kids this weekend. We will be blogging down at the Lollibop Festival- so look out for our tweets and check out our review next week!





The Lollibop Festival  returns this weekend to Regent's Park, (10-6pm, gates open 9.45). Tis sounds like heaven for kids. Billed as The Big Bash for Little People, the event takes place between August 17 and 19 and is aimed at children up to the age of 10.

The ‘LolliBop Live’ stage will play host to some of the hottest names in kids entertainment with musical performances from the likes of the ZingZilla's.  Other children's favoutites incude Moshi Monsters, bringing the UK’s first Moshi Monsters Mash Up Tournament to Lollibop, The Gruffalo and Mister Maker. Other headline attractions include yoga sessions with Waybuloo, workshops by HorribleHistories, Roald Dahl Museum and Storytelling Centre. The ‘LolliBop Kitchen‘ is an exciting new area, where LolliBoppers will have the chance to learn new skills from live demonstrations and interactive workshops. A new ’Tween Town‘ area will feature a number of activities for older kids including street dance, hula-hooping, magic and beat-boxing workshops, plus an older arts and crafts tent and a brand new laser room! And if that wasn’t enough, there are plenty of arts and craft activities, face painting andworkshops, including circus skills.

Also on this weekend is Handa's Surprise at London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre. A tale of friendship in Kenya with exotic animals, fruits and adventures performed by the Little Angel Theatre with beautifully hand made puppets and sets. The story is based on the book by author and illustrator Eileen Browne. Suitable for children 2-5.


The National Theatre has showings of The Cloud Man  for children aged 4-7 yrs. Cloudia is a cloud expert and all her life she has dreamt of seeing a Cloud Man, an extremely rare creature who lives a quiet life high up in the sky. Featuring a wonderful blend of puppetry, storytelling and sumptuous visuals.

It's meant to be hot this weekend so why not checkout the Camden beach at the Roundhouse? Featuring child-friendly food options and a kids play area. Sit at the tiki bar, lounge in a deckchair, join in a game of ping pong or whatever you like.

Still high from the Olympics? Join in Local Sport weekend, where thousands of clubs and community groups are opening their doors for the UK’s biggest celebration of local sport - and you’re invited!So if you fancy some judo or netball or a whole range of other sporting events- just check out what's on local to you.

The Wild Night of the Witches is showing at the Little Angel Theatre N1. Little Angel Theatre opened its doors in 1961 with a 35 minute long-string marionette performance of The Wild Night of the Witches. Following its success last year, they are again reviving this production with a cast of trainee marionettists.  For children 5+.

Saturday 19 August

For something a bit different head to Baby Rave, at Camden's Pirate Castle from 3.45 to 5.15. A unique opportunity to relive those dance nights outs with your family!Baby friendly activiies- hla hoops and playmats are also available.

Join the Teddy Bears Picnic, 11am-3pm at Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield. Meet your favourite fairy tale characters.  Listen to story time in the ruins with Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.  A day filled with fun packed things to do, Bouncy Castles, Music, Dancing, Singing, Games, BBQ, Face Painting and much more. Suitable 2-7 years.

The Mother's Meeting Nike Workout Family Day in Islington sounds really good fun - there will be kids crafts, bean bags, games, cool prizes, ball pools, food and drink and much more. Running from 11am in Pitfield Street, N1. 


Sunday 19 August

The O2 London Mela, a free festival for the family is taking place on Sunday at Gunnersbury Park W3. There will be 9 zones packed with contemporary classical and new music. Featuring street arts, dance, comedy and a kids play zone.

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