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North London Mums' Weekend Round-Up- 7 and 8 September 2013

It's a quiet one this weekend- post holidays dip- but a few fun things to get stuck into!

Dinosaur Zoo- catch up with these cuddly creatures!

All weekend

Dinosaur Zoo is the performance at Regents Park Open Air Theatre this weekend. Billed as a tyrannosauric treat for all ages 3+,  Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome pre-historic creatures to the stage as you've never seen them before!  Discover all about dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show - plus get up close and personal with them on the picnic lawn before you go. It has rave reviews, and if this warm weather continues, it'll be a perfect trip out.

For something a bit different this weekend, we love the sound of the Horrible Histories®: Spies exhibition  at the Imperial War Museum. Uncover the deadly world of spies at this major new interactive exhibition for families. brings the horrible history of Second World War spies and their secret schemes to life, based on Terry Deary’s book from the bestselling Horrible Histories series. From exploding camel poo to irritating itching powder, this exhibition reveals the terrible tricks, traps and techniques used by spies to make secret war on the enemy – all the gore and more!

One perhaps for the mums and dads- St Katharine Docks classic boat festival takes place this weekend.  If you love classic vessels, St Katharine Docks is the place to be as boats including Gloriana – the Queen’s rowbarge, the Massey Shaw and a selection of Dunkirk Little Ships are open for guided tours. There’s also gourmet food from the St Katharine Docks Good Food Market, Sea Cadet displays and more.

Football lovers and Arsenal supporters wil love the exhibition oening this weekend at Islington Museum. This is a celebratory exhibition telling the 100-year old story of Arsenal Football Club's presence in Islington (1913-2013). “It’s Arsenal around here” ' takes visitors on a journey back to 1913 in Highbury – the club’s first home in Islington – and brings the story of the club in the borough to present day.

The wonderful production team Tall Stories is bring Snail and the Whale to Jacksons Lane Theatre this weekend.  Expect storytelling, live music and lots of laughs from the people who brought you The Gruffalo. For children 3+.

Saturday 7 September

Today is Creepy House Gifting Day at Hackney Library from 1-4pm. It's a drop-in session for children who participated in the summer reading challenge to collect their certificates and medals. Refreshments provided. 4-12 years old, no booking required.

The North London Artisan market is taking place at Avenue House, Finchley, from 10 am to 2pm. Enjoy  the best quality seasonal produce and a piece of London’s vibrant street food scene across North London.

Sunday 8 September

Head to the British Museum for Super Family Sunday which is based on the theme: The End of Propaganda.  Visit the pop-up photographic studio where you can use props and words to create your own propaganda image. Drop-in anytime between 11.00 and 16.00. Suitable for age 6+ but all welcome.

The monthly Sunday market takes place at Avenue House, Finchley,  with outdoor and indoor stalls selling crafts, gifts, collectables and food: tasty treats of all kinds from international to organic.  Make a day of it: Sunday brunch and home-cooked Sunday roast lunch will be available in the dining room of the House. 


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