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Weekend round up - 13th and 14th April


Lots of good things to do this weekend, including the last Easter Egg hunts above like the one at Willows Farm pictured above. We have also been promised some great weather so let's hope that materialises and we can all get out and have fun.

Saturday

The Little Paper Girl is on at Lauderdale House at 10am and 11.30am - ‘There’s a dirty great cloud over Papertown that casts a gloomy shadow, but high above is another world where the Spider spins her magic.’ This is an exciting interactive show based on the story by children’s author Michele Petit-Jean. For ages 3-7.

There's an interactive music session for 1-4s 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. £5. 11am.


Scratch and Makey Makey at Furtherfield Gallery, Finsbury Park - morning session for 6-9 year olds and afternoon session for 9-12 year olds. Scratch is a programming environment that is easy to use and created with children in mind. Create and share your own interactive stories, games, music and art! During this workshop, the children will practice using computational thinking and interactive design in creative projects through a variety of activities. The adults will even play a key role in these activities.

Somerset House has a free drop in family session called Playing Fields - Inspired by Landmark: the Fields of Photography, collage your own scenes of swamps, deserts or cityscapes from other images. A sunset of baked beans or a field made up of car tyres, whatever you choose…For children aged 6-12. FREE. 12-3pm.

There's a family art event at Zabludowicz Collection, Camden - Every Saturday, drop into a Families Create activity in the café. Get creative using the current exhibitions as inspiration. Led by artist Effie Coe, we explore different creative ideas, materials and processes each week. This week we will collect words and images we find in the gallery space and use these to make monoprints and fanzines. Suitable for all ages. 2-5pm. FREE.

Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn is showing The Tinderbox - The retelling of this well-loved fairy tale combines puppetry, animation and music to create a memorable and touching performance that will captivate the heart’s of audiences big and small. For ages 4+ at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

There is a free digital workshop at British Museum for ages 7+ called Passport to the After Life - bring smartphones to follow an augmented reality trail around the museum and solve clues about the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead.



Sunday

My Brother the Robot is on at Jacksons Lane in Highgate - Once upon a time in the future there will be a little girl called Bobbie. When she announces that she wants a brother, her inventor dad locks himself away in his lab and creates a special robot brother. But one day, when Bobbie gets into danger, will her robot brother be able to save her? Humour, music and storytelling from the company that brought you The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale. 3pm, for ages 4+.

Jump on a Magic Carpet for Storytelling at the National Gallery - Fly away on the magic carpet as it comes to land in front of a different painting each day. Every Sunday 10.30–11am and 11.30–12pm. Meet in the Pigott Education Centre Foyer. For  under 5s. FREE.

A Sunday Market is starting at Avenue House, Finchley with stalls selling local, Organic and International Produce, Crafts, Gifts, Collectables and Vintage Items. 10am-4pm. Take a stroll in the extensive grounds after and visit the playground.

All Weekend

Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum where there is a family event running from 10.30-5pm  both days - Invent your coat of arms on a flag or shield using symbols from across the Museum and your imagination.In the Sackler Centre. FREE. 

Visit the Museum of Childhood and catch the last weekend of the Modern British Childhood exhibition. There are events running alongside including arts and crafts, storytelling and the opportunity to have a go at some children's games from the past 60 years. All free. 

Last chance this weekend to enjoy the Easter Extravaganza at Willows Farm - with an Easter Egg trail, shows, sheep racing and much more this is a fun day out. 

Other Ideas

And if you just want to enjoy the great weather we've been promised, why not try our round up of North London's best parks or our ideas for getting close to nature in North London.

Have a great weekend.

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