The Best Family Activities In London This Weekend Lauren Hyland 13 July, 2017 Activities and Days Out, Living Looking for something to keep the little ones entertained this weekend? Look no further since we’ve rounded up the best activities in London this weekend. Reading, crafting, creating and getting out in the sunshine, we’ve got it all covered here. Oasis Nature Play The little ones will have the chance to enjoy some environmental arts and crafts activities. Explore the meadow and ponds, and learn all about the vegetable patch and go on bug safari. All activities will take place outdoors, so ensure they’re dressed appropriately. WHEN: 14 July, see website for times WHERE: Oasis Nature Garden, Larkhall La, London SW4 6RJ GREAT FOR: Up to 5 years 999 Emergency Camp — LEGO 5 Day Workshop Imperial College have set up a LEGO emergency camp for children to learn about the role of the police, ambulance, and fire services in our society. The LEGO construction recreates how emergency services can help people in all different situations including coast guards and mountain rescue services. WHEN: 14 July WHERE: Various locations – see website GREAT FOR: 5-11 years Whales Beneath The Surface A new exciting and interactive exhibition is opening at the Natural History Museum this weekend and it is not to be missed. Composed of more than 100 specimens from the Museum’s research collection, this exhibition will take you on a deep sea adventure and teach you some seriously interesting facts about whales, dolphins and even porpoises. Check out the whale song jukebox and play an echolocation game to discover how whales hunt their prey. WHEN: Opens 14 July WHERE: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD GREAT FOR: All the family Pram Jam Singalong Pram Jam is a fantastic sensory musical experience for parents and children. The lively and interactive workshop is a great way for the little ones to learn nursery rhymes and action songs. It’s a great way to meet other parents and children too. WHEN: 15 July, 10.30-11.30am WHERE: Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX GREAT FOR: Up to 5 years Hetty Feather & Clover Moon Day: Art Workshops Included in the cost of the museum entry, these art workshops give children the chance to get creative and draw inspiration from the Hetty Feature exhibition. The workshop, led by artist Isobel Manning, will allow children to make models of scenes drawn from the Hetty Feather book series. WHEN: 15 July, 11am-16.45pm WHERE: Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AZ GREAT FOR: All the family Get Active Wandsworth Festival This family-friendly festival aims to inspire everyone to get active and enjoy sports. They’ll be a plethora of sporty activities to try out, as well as bouncy castle fun, a climbing wall and live performances. Such a great way to spend a day out with the family. WHEN: 15 July, 11-5pm WHERE: King George’s Park, London SW18 4GB GREAT FOR: All the family Walthamstow Garden Party The annual Walthamstow Garden Party, which has been taking place each year since its launch in 2014, is back and bigger than ever. There will be plenty of local music, theatre and cinema, and poetry, alongside food and drink stalls. For the kids, don’t miss the Wacky Races, tug-of-war, and Plonk Crazy Golf! WHEN: 15-16 July, 12-6.30pm WHERE: Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 GREAT FOR: All the family Exploring Egyptian Mummies We’re slightly envious this is one for the kids because it sounds super interesting! Become a scientist at the British Museum and use digital microscopes to understand embalming and discover new secrets of the mummies in the museum through CT scans. WHEN: 16 July, 11am-4pm WHERE: British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG GREAT FOR: Ages 5+ Foodstock Enjoy a weekend of live music, great food and drink, a farmer’s market and a kids’ area for the little ones. You’ll be spoilt for choice with all the street food goodies and variety of craft beers on offer. Sharky & George will be making an appearance Saturday and Sunday between 2-5pm to entertain the kids with a bug eating contest, a tug-of-war and plenty of other excellent activities. WHEN: 15-16 July WHERE: Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ GREAT FOR: All the family Big Screen On The Beach Looking for somewhere to watch the tennis with the kids this weekend? We recommend the Roundhouse rooftop beach in Camden. With pop-up deck chairs, a bar and golden sand between your toes, you’ll be completely immersed in the summer spirit. Check out our round up of top places to watch the grand final here. WHEN: This weekend WHERE: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH GREAT FOR: All the family Restaurant of the week: The Foyer at Claridge’s The Foyer is such a highly inclusive restaurant which makes it a fantastic place for meeting friends, family meals and date night. What’s more, though The Foyer doesn’t have a specific kids’ menu, they are very happy to cater specially for the little ones and any other dietary requirements. The afternoon tea often goes down a treat with families, as there are so many delicious dessert items choose from. The dinner menu includes hand-dived scallops and chicken liver parfait for starters; Cornish lobster risotto and Claridge’s chicken pie for mains, as well as options From The Grill and a Seafood section.