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North London Mums Weekend Round-Up 26 and 27 July

Yes siree it is officially the first weekend of the full summer holidays. Here's a pick of the best events on in London.

All weekend- and beyond:

Fancy the beach but can't be bothered to drive all the way? Head to the Roundhouse in Camden for its urban beach. It opens this Saturday and is open until 23 August. There is 900 sq m of sand, a rooftop garden, swimming pool, live music, and loads of food options.

Buckingham Palace is also open to the public from this weekend with tours to the State Rooms and the gardens. There is a wonderful sounding exhibition featuring well-loved toys, treasured family gifts and tiny outfits belonging to nine generations of royal children.  Set against a backdrop of previously unseen photographs and private film footage, it gives an unprecedented glimpse into life as a young member of the royal family over 250 years.

The Yoruba Arts Festival takes place this weekend. The festival is a celebration of the arts and culture of the Yoruba's- one of Africa's biggest and oldest cultures. The event promises celebrity artists and entertainers, workshops, children's activities, arts, history and education. There will also be plenty of food, icecream and snacks. 

This weekend at Jacksons Lane theatre in Highgate is the show Superhero snail boy. The story shows that even the smallest of superheroes can conquer their fears. Be brave and join the little snail on a journey through the dark- it isn't as scary as it seems! Performances at 3pm Saturday and 12pm and 3pm Sunday. 

If you fancy some theatre than head to see the fabulous production of The Tiger Who Came to Tea. 
at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue. 

Sunday 27 July

This Sunday is the summer festival at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green from 11.30 to 4.30 pm. The Museum grounds will be buzzing with live music, dance, walkabout acts, art and craft activities, designer stalls, food, face painting, rickshaw rides and games. The festival is free. 

This Sunday there's a Gala in the Gardens at Stephens House in Finchley from 12-5pm. The festival promises a large range of events including mini sports challenges for the kids, hula hooping and juggling for all ages, bouncy castle, face painting, craft and book stalls, and a pimms and beer tent. The event is run in conjunction with London Parks week. 

The Children's Theatre Festival continues this weekend with a performance of Alice through the Looking Glass, from 3pm. Gather a picnic and enjoy!

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