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Weekend Round Up 31st August - 1st September

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All weekend at London Zoo it is the Little Creatures Family Festival - There’ll be colourful characters to meet, roving entertainers, interactive stage shows, storytelling, shadow puppetry and the magical fairy queen’s rainbow trail through the enchanted woodland walk. There are a range of activities just for kids including the splash zone, the adventure playground, bouncy castles, giant slides, whacky races and the Animal Adventure children’s zoo.

The children's fair has come to Finchley in Victoria Park and runs all weekend and until 1st September from 12-8 whatever the weather. Lots of good rides for children of all ages. 


Like dogs? Head to the pop up village square in Cricklewood for Cricklewoof - a dog show with a difference - Gladstonebury’s Woofstock is coming to the Town Square, to transform this unloved grass space into a pet spectacle. Rounds include: Bonniest Bitch, Dandiest Dog, Prettiest Pup, Best Trick, and of course Best in Show. Compete for the coveted Cricklewoof Red Rosette! 2-4.30pm, FREE. 

Creation Station has a free arts class at Brent Cross Shopping Centre from 11-1 and 2-4 -  making our  unique flying bumblebees – loads of gluing, sticking and great fun. FREE. Based at the main escalators in front of Russell & Bromley. 

The fantastic sounding and free Anorak Summer Fete and Teddy Bear's Picnic is taking place in Dalston this weekend - 12-6pm. There will be stalls including a pin-the-beard game, a teddy bear's picnic, colouring wall, head-in-the-hole art, and loads of things to make and do, including driftwood painting, spoon pals making, monster drawing and totem creating. Plus silly bingo for kids, rhymes on demand and delicious food. Dalston Square, FREE.

Head to Covent Garden to see a new stage version of Alice in Wonderland - This new production will take the audience down a long dark rabbit hole from which they will emerge into magical rose-filled gardens of St Paul's, the setting for Alice's imaginary childhood world. People will be invited to run a caucus race, play croquet with the Queen, have tea with the Hatter and dance a Lobster Quadrille.2.30pm and 7pm. 


It's Angel Canal Festival today - a chance to watch the boats go by and enjoy great family activities. Have a go at canoeing, watch Punch and Judy shows, listen to stories, make a pot, or listen to live music. FREE. 11am–5pm.


Also free and also great is the Klezmer in The Park event in Regents Park - there is great music all day and a kids zone with puppet making, music making, storytelling and more. 1-6pm. FREE.

Arguably the best children's film ever is showing today on a pop up screen - see ET at Coram's Fields tonight on the large screen. It's a good day out anyway with a splash pool, playground and mini farm so once you've exhausted them with that, sit back and watch the film. Tickets here

Jewish Blind and Disabled charity has a summer fun day today on Totteridge Common - children's entertainers, stalls, tombola and more. 9.45 - 1pm, £3 for adults, £1 for children.

Have a great weekend.

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