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Weekend Round Up - 28 and 29 September

This weekend brings the huge and family friendly Countryside Live to Lee Valley Park- The weekend is packed full of arena displays, falconry, sheep dogs and ferret racing. There’s also a range of traditional countryside activities to come and try including willow weaving, corndolly making and wood turning or if you just want to watch, you can marvel at the blacksmith demonstrating his trade.There’s animals galore too!  From the more traditional farm animals of sheep, goats, ponies and calves, we’ve also got some smaller animals for you to have a hold of including rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises.  We’ve got some shy and unusual visitors including bats and otters and some critters from foreign places too! The whole family can get busy with a range of activities including flower pot animal making, apple pressing, flower making, planting tree seeds and identifying minibeasts.

An exciting two day family festival called Kings Cross Journeys Festival is taking place this weekend to celebrate the history of Kings Cross - Join King’s Cross as it explores its past and be plunged into a gritty Victorian experience. With live workshops and installations, King’s Cross Journeys will introduce you to the characters who were a part of its past. There is also a victorian fair.


Walkabout in Hyde Park is a family friendly 5k walk to raise money for wheelchairs for disabled children. There will be children's activities, face painting, yoga, food and more to enjoy once the walk is finished.

Visit the British Museum for a family day called Being Roman - a day of free family activities about Ancient Rome. Help make a mosaic pavement, create your own Roman jewellery, find out about hairstyles and clothes, try some Roman graffiti and discuss volcanoes with Pliny the Younger.

Arts Depot North Finchley is showing Aliens Love Underpants today - This zany and hilarious tale, based on the best-selling children's book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, is delightfully brought to life on stage for the very first time.  With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family. 11am and 2pm.


As part of the celebrations of New River that are happening this weekend there is a Family Day at Clissold Park - Come and celebrate the 400th anniversary of the New River, a remarkable feat of engineering that brought fresh water to London for the first time.Try your hand at traditional games and crafts, find out about the creatures living in today’s New River and help us create a commemorative mosaic to display in the park and join in the silent disco for all ages.Relive the 1613 New River opening ceremony at 3pm!

JW3, the new Jewish Community Centre opens this weekend and has some tickets available still for events happening. See full details here

Like dancing? With your kids? Head down to the Pirate Castle in Camden for Baby Rave - the Superhero party. 3.30-5pm.

Jacksons Lane is showing Pop -  With his faithful teddy bear, deckchair and fantastic box of tricks, Mr Lee is all set for a lovely day at the seaside…until the day takes a turn and things don’t quite work out as planned. Join our hapless hero and be astounded in this totally word-free clown and magic show that follows his exciting adventures at sea. For ages 2+, 3pm.

Have a great weekend

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