Autumn is well and truly here now and so our thoughts turn to indoor pursuits to keep the kids occupied. Luckily there is lots of great theatre on this weekend including locally at Arts Depot, Tricycle and Dugdale Theatre. There is also a literary festival, concerts, comedy and much more. Have a great weekend.
There are still a few tickets left for the excellent Saturday Spectacular Family Concert at Cadogan Hall. The programme this month includes 1812 Overture. Before the concert there are craft activities and a chance to meet the musicians.
Comedy Club For Kids is back at Soho Theatre bringing laughs for the 8-14 year olds and their parents (who, let's face it probably need them more). They always have an excellent line up.
Skewbald Stories - Big Tales for Little People comes to the Dugdale Theatre in Enfield - These exciting and delightful stories will be brought to life using Skewbald’s magical ingredients of drama, music, song and puppetry taking audiences on a journey of the imagination to far away places with amazing adventures. Suitable for ages 3-7 years. £5.
Tricycle Theatre also restarts its Satuday shows this week with the fun sounding Mrs Bubbles and The Teddy Bears' Picnic - Mrs Bubbles goes off for a nice quiet stroll in the park. Surely nothing is going to spoil it. It’s a lovely sunny day, she has her blanket, her picnic and her book – what could possibly go wrong?…11.30 and 2pm suitable for ages 3-6.
If you like poetry get along to this event at Soho Literary Festival where Classic Children's Poems will be read by actors and actresses. 11.30am, £9.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting the launch of The Big Draw this year - Enjoy free talks and demonstrations by top designers Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and Richard Seymour, illustrator Quentin Blake, cartoonist Gerald Scarfe and CBeebies' Mister Maker. Plus visit pop-up studios, get portfolio advice, play drawing games and watch seven teams of top cartoonists cross pencils in the Battle of the Cartoonists. Open to all ages, free. 11-5pm.
Sutton House, Hackney has a Family Day - Play, grow and relax in the Breakers Yard. There will be performances, planting and plenty of games in this imaginative, wonderful new space. Normal admission prices apply.
Arts Depot, North Finchley has Bert's Magical Musical Kitchen - an interactive concert which will enchant young children. Join in the magic, music and mayhem whilst waiting for the cake to bake (yes, real cake baking!), and get ready for a special birthday party with the Mayor.12pm and 3pm - suitable for ages 1-5, £7.
Get A Taste of Autumn at Capel Manor Gardens - There will be a display of Capel-grown fruit, vegetables, edible berries and autumnal foliage plus apple juice pressing and sampling.
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