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North London Mums Weekend Round up - 6th -7th October

Lots of good things on this weekend including some fantastic children's theatre at local theatres Arts Depot, Jacksons Lane and Tricycle. Also lots of opportunities to get arty as The Big Draw kicks off at various museums. Our highlight though is the London Transport Museum Family Open Weekend.


Royal Institution of Great Britain has a Family Fun Day called Live Life in Colour -  Discover the secrets of how fireworks get their colours. Try to trick your taste buds with colour and use mist to make indoor rainbows. Activities are suitable for ages 6-12 and it is drop in 11-3pm. £10, under 3s go free.

Wigmore Hall has a Family Workshop called Soundscapes and Landscapes - Join visual artist Marc Woodhead and musician Luke Crookes to collect musical and visual ingredients from the galleries of the Wallace Collection, before mixing them together at Wigmore Hall in the afternoon to create your own original work of musical art! 10.30-3.30pm for ages 6+.

Peter and The Wolf is on at Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn - Travel with Rob and his suitcase full of surprises into deepest darkest Russia, to old man Prokoļ¬ev’s house in the woods. You will meet world-famous characters such as young Peter and his Grandfather, the silly Duck, quick-witted Redbird, Ivan and Boris the blundering hunters and, of course, the big hungry wolf. Superb storytelling and a brilliant musical score take you into an enchanting storybook world. 11.30 and 2pm, suitable for ages 3+.

Lauderdale House, Highgate has Mr Squash's Monster Puppet Show at 10am and 11.30am - Join Mr Squash for a mix of glove puppets, magic, clowning and fun when he makes friends with some cuddly dinosaurs as they look for their ‘not so cuddly’ cousins. For ages 2-6. 


Pinocchio is showing at Arts Depot, Finchley - Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and witty with a big heart. 12pm and 3pm, suitable for ages 3+.

Lauderdale House has a family friendly classical music concert at 11.30am with tuba and piano. Concerts are relaxed and informal. Adults £7, children £1.  

Jacksons Lane is showing The Gingerbread Man - Two children are helping their mother in the kitchen. But when they are left to their own devices, the mischievous pair accidentally create the Gingerbread Man. He leads them on an adventure, where they encounter curious animals, cause a lot of mess, and there’s a delicious ending for everyone! For ages 3-7, 3pm.

All Weekend

Like bread? You'll love the Real Bread Festival which is happening at South Bank Centre this weekend - you can eat and make bread.

This weekend is also Family Open Weekend at London Transport Museum - As well as having a rare opportunity to explore the Museum’s treasures there will also be a number of activities for the family to enjoy. These include storytelling, train rides, craft workshops and more.

It's Big Draw Weekend at National Gallery - Take part in the international celebration of drawing at the National Gallery, with this special drop-in drawing event for all ages. Help create a collaborative art installation, discover more about the paintings, experiment with materials and learn some new skills. 11am-3pm. Drop-in and free.

Have a great weekend. 

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