This weekend is another great autumn weekend with lots of exhibitions, art workshops, theatre, comedy and more. Have a great weekend.
As part of the Big Draw Festival running throughout October, Museum of Childhood has an event called Sizing Up- Calling all scribblers and doodlers! Help create a large-scale drawing of Robbie the Robot (pictured above). A chance to try out a range of drawing techniques, using crayons, pencils, pens and chalks. 11-4pm. Drop in, free. You can combine this with a trip to see the Olympic Mascot exhibition too, which is on until 4 November.
Comedy Club for Kids is on again at Soho Theatre - a comedy club for the over 8s which has some excellent acts on. Check it out.
Lauderdale House, Highgate has a show called The Drones - Skilled in playing everything but the kitchen sink, ‘The Drones’ show ranges from hilarity inducing dancing toys to haunting melodies via tunes with unusual time signatures and textures. Find out how to make music from a teapot, bouzouki, car parts, flower pots, didgeridoo and toys, as well as the more traditional instruments such as the cello, clarinet and saxophone. Showing at 10am and 11.30am, £4.50 or £3 for children. For ages 3-9.
Tricyle Theatre, Kilburn has Lazy Daisy Show - Meet Lazy Daisy and Wally. She’s lazy and he’s, well… Wally. It’s time to put on a show, but Daisy is nowhere to be found and Wally is already in trouble. It’s a battle of wits, blending slapstick, magic and lots of audience participation with heaps of laughter. 11.30am and 2pm for ages 3-7.
There's a fun and interactive music session at The Forge in Camden -
Run by experienced workshop leaders, these regular music-making sessions are a great way to introduce and encourage your children into music. Activities will include singing, dancing, rhythm work, movement and percussion playing. For ages 1-4. 9.45am and 10.45am. Stay for brunch after in the lovely, light cafe.
Phoenix Cinema Kids Club is showing Muppets Take Manhattan today. If you've not already seen it, don't miss this opportunity! 12pm, with an activity starting beforehand at 11am that you must book separately for.
There is an LSO Discovery Concert at The Barbican suitable for ages 7-12 - this time it is music from the Big Screen - Featuring the unforgettable sounds of Star Wars, Indiana Jones and many more. Bring along your own instrument to join in with the orchestra too.
As part of Chocolate Week, charity Kids Company together with Roccoco Chocolates invite you to ChocOpera - Chocolate, Comedy, Improvisation, Entertainment. Experience the Wibbly-Wobbly World of Impropera! A one off Chocolate Week Matinee for the entire family. Come to this fantastic show and fundraiser for Kids Company.
It's Family Day at Design Museum from 11am-4pm - Bring the whole family along to the Design Museum for an exciting programme of activities including:The Colour Chaser workshop with Designer in Residence Yuri Suzuki, Tales from storyteller Vanessa Woolf, Family gallery tours with more to be confirmed. Recommended for children aged 5 - 11. Family Day activities are FREE with museum entry,
Got any budding artists in the family? There's another great Big Draw event at Royal Academy - learn more about the RA’s Collection of casts and sketch in the historic Life Room of the Royal Academy Schools.11am-2pm. Free and drop in.
Jacksons Lane, Highgate is showing The Three Billy Pigs - Once upon a time there were three little pigs… and now it is time for them to leave home. They set off to build their dream houses in the green field on the other side of the river. But then these homes are put to the test by a misunderstood wolf who has a little bit of a problem. For ages 3+.
Junior Style Sale are having a sale all weekend in Islington of designer children's clothes -
Brands to be included in the London Sale are, Scotch & Soda Boys and Girls, Ralph Lauren, Kenzo, Miss Sixty, London Kiddy, No added Sugar, Petit Bateau, Molo, Levis, Miniature, Lille Barn, Bobo Choses, Darcy Brown, Tootsa Maginty, French Connection, Mini Rodini, and many more, with discounts up to 75% off the rrp. Shoppers are well cared for at the event, with Baby Bjorn carriers on loan, a children’s play area and play pen for babies & toddlers. There is a £1 entrance charge & experienced staff, are on hand to help with choosing purchases.10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.
Frieze Art Fair is back again in Regents Park selling lots of affordable (ish) and not so affordable art and giving a great opportunity to browse. The Royal College of Art is running a Family Space - creating wallpaper, secret patterns and testing out arty games on a new Nintendo console. A family activity guide is also available.
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