With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, there are lots of opportunities for great family outings. Here is our pick of the best things to do...
Comedy Club 4 Kids is back at Soho Theatre - A proper comedy club for anyone over the age of 8, featuring the best comedians on the circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits! £10, 1pm.
Tricycle Theatre is showing Misunderstood Monsters - Saint Georgie, a professional monster catcher and his faithful sidekick, Squeezy, are on their most dangerous mission yet. Overcome your fear of fiends, spiders, crocodiles, and aliens through the power of spoken word and music in this fast moving, out of this world adventure. For ages 4-9. 11am and 1pm.
Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley Kid's Club is at 11am and is showing Eleanor's Secret (pictured above)- When Nathaniel’s aunt Eleanor passes away, she leaves him in charge of her library of books. Nat hasn’t yet learned to read, so the inheritance doesn’t interest him until he discovers that the books are inhabited by the characters themselves. If Nathaniel can’t read the magic inscription to keep them alive, the characters and their stories will disappear forever.
Lauderdale House, Highgate has a family show called Leon the Lizard's Rainbow Adventure - A fun-filled musical show with catchy songs and hand-made, lively puppets! Leon is a lizard who worries that he is the only animal in the jungle that can’t do anything special. With his best friend, Shelly the Snail, he sets off on a journey where he discovers new places, meets other animals and learns just how colourful life can be! 10am and 11.30am, for ages 2-7.
Visit the V and A for a pop up show called Royal Mugs to Princely Jugs - an interactive show that explores our fascination with collecting all things Royal! Running at 11am,1pm and 3pm. FREE. Also pick up one of the great family trails and try the hands on activities that are in many of the galleries and noted on the map.
Little Bookniks event put on by JCC and Jewish Book Week is at Jewish Museum in Camden. A whole day featuring author talks, interactive workshops, touch tours of the museum, a children’s bookfair and much more. It is suitable for children of all ages and sounds like a fantastic day out (in).
Arts Depot is showing Mavis Sparkle - A telescope in one hand, a feather duster in the other and a few tricks up her sleeve, Mavis is on a journey north - to see nature's biggest light show with her own eyes. With a little help from her cheeky cuckoo clock, mischievous mop bucket and a nice cup of tea, Mavis moves even closer to making her dreams come true.For ages 5-10, 12pm and 3pm.
Museum of London has an event called Characters from History - Resurrection Man - 19th century body snatchers stole bodies from graveyards and sold them for research. Why did they do it and who were these men? Put your questions to our resurrection man and see if you agree with his answers. 11.30am and 2pm for ages 7+. FREE
Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham has a Mother's Day activity called Mother Dear - Look at historic Mothering Sunday cards and design one yourself. 2-4pm, for ages 5-13. FREE.
The Big Write, Children's Literature Festival is at Discover Centre Stratford with a fantastic line up of events all weekend and until 17th March.
The fantastic Puppet Theatre Barge is in Maida Vale and is showing Joey Fireworks - Joey the Clown has a bag of fireworks to celebrate the new year. However the Beadle wants his bag of clean laundry and Burglar Bill is definitely up to something... Joey calls in Punch for help and as Big Ben strikes midnight the chase is on! On at 11am and 3pm. Children £8.50, Adults £10. For ages 3+.
Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day!
Posted by By North London Mums Thursday, 7 March 2013