London Activities For All The Family This Weekend

If your weekend isn’t already booked up and action-packed, here is our latest list of things to get up to in and around the city this weekend.

Comedy: Screaming With Laughter

Afternoon comedy club Screaming With Laughter is aimed at parents with under ones. You’re welcome to feed, sway and jig your baby whilst you laugh along to the afternoon’s entertainment. All of the acts will be respectful of you and nobody will be too annoyed if your little one is a disruptive – after all, everyone’s a parent here! While babies are welcome, the material can be adult so that’s why the club like to restricted to under ones. This week’s comedians are Jenny Collier and Sara Barron. Keep an eye out for other top comedians playing this gig in future. 

WHEN: Friday 24th March
WHERE: The Bill Murray, 39 Queen’s Head St, London N1 8NQ
GREAT FOR: Parents with children under one years

Dance: Hip Hop Workshop

Hip hop dance theatre company ZooNation are holding a one-off dance workshop to introduce children to a wide range of hip hop dance styles, including popping, locking, old skool, nu skool, breakin’ and house. The workshop is inspired by the recent Mad Hatters’ Tea Party, so expect Alice In Wonderland surrealist magic teamed with some hip hop classics. The workshop is run by cast members from the show, so don’t hesitate to ask for an autograph!

WHEN: Friday 10th March, 3.45-4.45pm and 4-5pm
WHERE: The Cavendish School, 31 Inverness Street, NW1 7HB
GREAT FOR: Ages 4+

Cookery: Chocolate Making Workshop

A creative, fun and tasty drop-in workshop hosted by the Chocolate Museum, we guarantee the kids will love this creative cookery class. Experiment making chocolates with different fillings and decorations to create your own beautiful and delicious chocolate creations. They also offer adult workshops in truffle-making if you’d rather indulge and leave the little ones at home!

WHEN: Saturday 11th March, 2-5pm
WHERE: The Chocolate Museum, 187 Ferndale Rd, Brixton, SW9 8BA
GREAT FOR: All the family

Outdoors: Slade Gardens Adventure Playground 

This adventure playground offers up the perfect excuse to get your children out of the house and allow them to blow off steam. The park also offer indoor activities including arts and crafts and cookery, so be sure to check out the Slade Adventure schedule. It’s an excellent day out now that the weather is looking a little brighter!

WHEN: Saturday 11th March, 11am-4pm (Thurs and Fri, 3-6pm)
WHERE: Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell, W9 0AD
GREAT FOR: Ages 5 -16

Nature: Deer Walk In Epping Forest

Head to Epping forest this weekend to discover the wildlife and learn about the dear. Forest Keeper Michael Collins offers a guided tour of the forest, pointing out the best spots to watch the deer and answering any of your children’s inquisitive wildlife questions. Dress for the outdoors and bring along a pair of binoculars if you have them!

WHEN: Sunday 12th March, 9.30am-1.30pm
WHERE: Lodge Road Car Park, CM16 5HW
GREAT FOR: All the family

Theatre: Aladdin

The Disney spectacular Aladdin is not something to be missed. If your children are fans of the film, they will love seeing the hit brought to life on stage, although experiencing it for the first time is bound is be equally as incredible. The show includes all the musical hits ‘Friend Like Me’, ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Arabian Nights’.

WHEN: Friday 10th March – 30 September
WHERE: Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street, W1D 4HS
GREAT FOR: All the family

ExCel Exhibition: Move It 2017

WHEN: Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March, opens 10am
WHERE: ExCel London
GREAT FOR: All the family

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Street, Hip-Hop and every other dance style you can think of will be making an appearance at the annual Move It dance show this year. It will feature some incredible performances and opportunities to watch interviews, refresh your dance kit wardrobe, as well as get involved in the dance and performing arts workshops. There are some classes geared towards children, so this show makes a fantastic fun-filled day-out for all the family – even under fives are welcome. Whether you’re an aspiring dancer or just wanting to try something new, get on your dancing shoes and be inspired by everything that this show has to offer.

Get out of town: Chislehurst Caves

Experience and discover the miles of mystery beneath your feet in the Chislehurst Caves. They were dug initially to use the chalk and stone to build the city of London. Over the course of their history, there are tales about how the Romans, Druids, Saxons, murderers and smugglers all used these caves. Later they were used to store munitions in WW1. There is so much history here! It’s recommended for all the family, although under threes may find the experience intimidating.

WHEN: Any time
WHERE: Old Hill, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5NL
GREAT FOR: All the family

To book: Open Garden Squares Weekend 

Over 230 private, secret and unknown gardens will be opening in locations across London for you to explore on this special weekend in June. Feed your curiosity, as you’ll have the opportunity to explore private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, cafés, schools and shops.

WHEN: 17-18 June
WHERE: Locations across London
GREAT FOR: All the family

One for the adults: Smith & Sinclair Flavour Rooms

For a limited time only, step into the Willy Wonka-esque flavour rooms, which promise to bring you the ultimate sensory experience. It isn’t one for the kids though, as this ‘adult sweet shop’ offers an experimental alcoholic twist. Guests will enjoy weird and wonderful alcoholic edibles, including pick n’ mix cocktail pastilles, alcoholic bubbles, cocktail-infused vapours, alcoholic dib dabs and much more! We can’t wait to check this one out!

WHEN: Until 2 April
WHERE: The Flavour Rooms, 8 Ganton Street, W1F 7QP
GREAT FOR: Date night

Restaurant of the week: Escocesa

This Stoke Newington tapas bar is our new Spanish food favourite. ‘Escocesa’ is Spanish for ‘Scottish’, so this place offers Spanish dishes with that highland twist. All food is freshly sourced from beyond the Scottish border, so expect flaky salt cod, scrumptious scallops and lochniver langoustines. The wine list is extensive and the staff can always recommend a wine will go best with your food.

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Lauren Hyland
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Lauren keeps our readers up-to-date with the latest London events: from family outings to workshops for children to date nights in the city, she knows exactly what’s on and where. To get in touch at

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