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Weekend Round Up - January 11th and 12th




Still a fairly quiet weekend as people and budgets recover from Christmas's excesses. This weekend is however your last chance to skate at JW3 where they have a very family friendly ice rink. Book in advance to make sure you get a slot on the ice and there are also some other fun events going on too.

Saturday

Phoenix Cinema Kid's Club has short films this week -  Another exciting collection of animated shorts from the London International Animation Festival, especially compiled for Kids Club!
12pm.

Today is the last chance to see The Elephantom at the National Theatre which has had excellent reviews all round - At first, the little girl is thrilled to have a ghost-elephant living in her house. He makes life so much more fun! But Elephantoms are a bit too big for houses and before long, he’s causing a lot of trouble.

Sunday

There is a Family Barn Dance at Cecil Sharp House - Bring the entire family and take part in lively dances from the British Isles in a supportive and fun environment. Any age welcome as the dances are suitable for all and a great way to have fun together.

National Gallery has a workshop for children aged 5-11 - Create a paper scultpure by experimenting with pleats and swags, scrunching and wrinkling to bring a painting to life and out of the frame, with paper and book artist Tracey Bush. 11-1 and 2-4pm, FREE.

Celebrate Tu Bishvat (Jewish new year for Trees) at Avenue House, Finchley - has a fab kid's activity happening this sunday at Avenue House. Drop in family activities (great if it's raining!) with a Tu Bishvat theme, sessions 10 - 12 and 2 - 4pm.

Fancy foraging for food in London? Learn about tasty winter greens that are available to be picked if you know where to look. In and around Stoke Newington - meet outside Castle Climbing Centre at 2pm. FREE. Full details here.
The area around the New River and Manor House has an absolute abundance of wildlife and plants and we want to teach you how to safely forage the tasty food that is available, if you know where to look! As winter is setting in this month we look at foraging around the Stoke Newington reservoirs and concentrate on the winter greens. - See more at: http://www.projectdirt.com/apps/event/22408/#sthash.LfNsVzaI.dpuf
The area around the New River and Manor House has an absolute abundance of wildlife and plants and we want to teach you how to safely forage the tasty food that is available, if you know where to look! As winter is setting in this month we look at foraging around the Stoke Newington reservoirs and concentrate on the winter greens. - See more at: http://www.projectdirt.com/apps/event/22408/#sthash.LfNsVzaI.dpuf
The area around the New River and Manor House has an absolute abundance of wildlife and plants and we want to teach you how to safely forage the tasty food that is available, if you know where to look! As winter is setting in this month we look at foraging around the Stoke Newington reservoirs and concentrate on the winter greens. - See more at: http://www.projectdirt.com/apps/event/22408/#sthash.LfNsVzaI.dpuf
The area around the New River and Manor House has an absolute abundance of wildlife and plants and we want to teach you how to safely forage the tasty food that is available, if you know where to look! As winter is setting in this month we look at foraging around the Stoke Newington reservoirs and concentrate on the winter greens. - See more at: http://www.projectdirt.com/apps/event/22408/#sthash.LfNsVzaI.dpuf

JW3 also has a Tu Bishvat party - Celebrate the ‘new year’ for trees with an action-packed afternoon. There will be seed bombing, planting and creating ecosystems in glass jars! Help your garden grow with Ground to Ground's top tips. Foodie families can learn about Tu B’Shevat fruits in the demo kitchen, the arts studio will be full of activities inspired by trees, and you can learn about the relevance of the tree within Jewish learning. Visit our pop-up forest to explore the different trees, and hear some heart-warming tree-top-tales from our storyteller. For ages 2+.

Other ideas

Recently we have visited the Museum of London in Docklands and recommend this as a good day out. There is a children's gallery with hands on exhibits and a soft play for children under 1m.

We also visited the enormous soft play 360 in Stevenage - a well designed soft play with lots to do for kids of all ages and a nice cafe. There are a good range of different areas for different ages and it is big enough not to feel crowded even on a rainy weekend.

Have a great weekend! 

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