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North London Mums' Weekend Round-Up 15 and 16 June 2013

Yes it's Father's Day on Sunday- brush off the slippers and pipe! Or alternatively check out the fun things on this weekend for Dads to enjoy!

Trooping the Colour

The Crouch End Festival continues this weekend. Pickled Pepper Books is hosting readings from new English translations of hilarious Danish kids’ books about a boy called Vitello. from 10am on Saturday.  Suitable for 5+. In the afternoon, the award-winning Sophie McKenzie will join us to sign books and read from her latest thriller Missing Me, the exciting end to the Girl, Missing series. 11+ years. On Sunday the Town Hall Stage hosts Pop Up Tales- an interactive story group created to introduce and encourage a love of books to children at young age Stories are brought to life using puppets, songs, movement, bubbles, and fun! Also on the Town Hall stage from 1pm there's a family fun day packed with activities for the little ones to enjoy. We’ll have music, theatre, interactive stories, puppets, songs and bubbles and much more… 

Head a bit further afield to the Drake Fun Day (11am and 2pm)at the Golden Hinde. Relive the life of this famous Tudor explorer through informative stories and fantastic games...and did Drake take all his treasure off the ship? Join our madcap characters on board and find out for yourself. For children 6+.  

The National Army Museum is holding Build Your Own… for Fathers' Day weekend, with mini-build activities from 10.3 - 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday. From tanks to trebuchets, use engineering skills to create magnificent machinery in miniature to compete for first place. Explore the museum's handling collection, try out the rifle training range and tackle the rock-climbing wall. Suitable for children 7+, accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 15 June 

If you are missing some of that good old British spirit that we enjoyed so much last summer, head to the Trooping of the Colour to celebrate the Queen's Coronation. The processions can be seen from from the Mall. Events begin at approximately 10.00am, with the fly-past at 1.00pm.

Highgate's Fair in the Square takes place this Saturday, 12.30 am to 5.30pm.  This annual event has live music, children's activities, stalls and entertainment, including punch and judy shows, circus skills workshops and even a sheep shearing show.

The Kiddies R Us baby and children's indoor market is taking place at St Paul's Church, Finchley. The Kiddies R us Market provides excellent quality pre-loved items by great high street brands at bargain prices. From pushchairs, to cots, toys, books and clothes to shoes - this market has it all. You will find great brands in the best condition possible at a fraction price.

There's a Camden Family Fun day at Coram's Fields from 10am, with the theme of Family magic. There will be plenty to see and do to keep the family entertained, such as dressing up, storytelling and arts and crafts. Keep an eye out for our stall where you’ll find some of our amazing animals, and to take part in our hands-on activities. This event is free and there is no need to book.

The Forge venue in Camden is holding a storytelling with music session based on the wonderful book "We're going on a Bear Hunt" at 11am. For children 2-5 years.

Sunday 16 June- Father's Day!!!

Marylebone Summer Fayre 10- 5pm promises to provide everything you would expect from a traditional village fete – food, drink, music, children’s activities, craft stalls, a farmers’ market, tombola and lashings of community spirit. But because it takes place right in the heart of central London it also has a music stage featuring some of the most exciting up-and-coming acts in the country, the participation of some of London’s finest restaurants and retailers, and an amazing diversity of activities. Kids activities include a sports zone, fun fair and arts and crafts.

The Arts Depot has performances of Little Bo Peep at 12pm and 3pm. A sing-along puppet show with all your favourite nursery rhymes: Ten Green Bottles, Hickory Dickory Dock, The Grand Old Duke of York and more.

The RAF Museum has a Make for Father's Day activity. Dads and all visitors aged 8 and above have the opportunity to make, take and paint their own 1:72 scale Airfix Hurricane (cost £2 per person).
Sessions will take place on Sunday 16th of June only in the Museum's Dermot Boyle Wing,  which is situated at the end of Historic Hangars, from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

Enjoy and Happy Father's day!

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