Best Family Activities In London This Weekend || My Baba

Don’t have exciting plans for the weekend? You do now! Fashion shows, architecture shows, circus shows and The Corner House Showcase, there’s no excuse not to get yourself out and about in London this weekend.

REVEAL Festival

The V&A always put on a good show when it comes to arts and getting creative. This V&A Exhibition Road Quarter is no different. Head down to the museum for fashion shows, performances, and family activities — all of which will help you truly explore and discover the museum.

WHEN: Until 7 July
WHERE: Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
GREAT FOR: All the family

Oasis Farm Waterloo

In celebration of Waterloo Food Month, Oasis Farm are welcoming families to visit the farm. Children will be able to meet the animals and discover the area where plants and vegetables are grown. You can relax and enjoy the barbecue and jazz music.

WHEN: 7 July 4-7pm
WHERE: Oasis Farm Waterloo, 18 Carlisle Ln, London SE1 7LG
GREAT FOR: All the family

Twinkle Twinkle

This adorable production presented by Touched Theatre is a fantastic way for your little ones to interact with the music and lights of the Twinkle Twinkle performance. A beautiful tale of a puppy who loves bedtime songs and play-time with his Dad that will take you on a journey through love, loneliness and loss.

WHEN: 7-8 July
WHERE: Little Angel Theatre 14 Dagmar Passage London N1 2DN
GREAT FOR: 18 months to 3 years

Summer Fete

The annual summer fete is taking place at Westminster abby this Saturday. There will be plenty of things to do including raffles, an inflatable slide, games, tom bola and a birds of prey display. Food-wise, don’t miss the BBQ or the strawberries and cream.

WHEN: 9 July, 11am-3.30pm
WHERE: Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA
GREAT FOR: All the family

FAB FEST Family Festival

The international fabrication festival has finally opened to the public. Get ready for lots of creative family fun including sketching, making and music! It’s such a great way to get thinking about design and architecture — something that we’re constantly surrounded by but often don’t think about.

WHEN: 8 July, 12-4.30pm
WHERE: Ambika P3, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
GREAT FOR: All the family

The Art Of Brick

We’ve mentioned the Superhero LEGO exhibition previously but if you haven’t already heard about it, it’s certainly worth heading along to before the exhibition closes. It’s literally the largest LEGO exhibition in the world. We’re not geeky comic book fans, but seeing well-known superheroes made of bricks sounds excellent.

WHEN: Until 3rd September, 10am daily
WHERE: London’s Southbank, SE1 9PP
GREAT FOR: All the family

Wimbledon Family Fun Day

With Wimbledon underway and tennis fever sweeping the nation, everyone is feeling more tempted to get active. A fantastic way to get involved would be to pick up your racket and join in with some taster tennis sessions. Pick up some new tips and tricks with some family-friendly tennis activities followed by food and drinks.

WHEN: 9 July
WHERE: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3AD
GREAT FOR: All the family 

Giffords Circus

Want to experience something thrilling and magical? Perhaps a candle-lit dancing horse show with live band and Tweedy the clown is just what you’re looking for. Giffords Circus will be in London this weekend delivering this magical circus experience, so don’t miss dancers, clowns and acrobats at this incredible show.

WHEN: Until 10 July
WHERE: Chiswick House & Gardens
GREAT FOR: All the family

Get out of town: Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave

We know we’ve mentioned them before but that’s because we can’t get enough of these BFLF family raves that are taking place all over nowadays. This weekend BFLF will be hosting a Once Upon A Time fairytale-themed rave. Aimed at kids up to 8 years old, there is promise of arts and crafts, music and dance, and all sorts of fun. Click here to book your tickets.

WHEN: 8 July
WHERE: Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9QG
GREAT FOR: All the family

Head’s up: The Corner House Showcase Event

If you haven’t already heard about the Corner House, next week’s the time to check it out. Their Showcase Event will be a taster day for you and the little ones to try out the incredible classes, workshops and even popup shops that the Corner House has to offer. From Caterpillar Music and Club Petit Pierrot (another My Baba favourite) to Paola’s Body Barre and Movement For Life for the adults, this is such a great hangout for all the family.

WHEN: 12 July, 3-8pm
WHERE: The Corner House, 102-104 Shepherd’s Bush Road, W6 7PD
GREAT FOR: All the family

Restaurant of the week: HIX Mayfair 

Mark Hix’s elegant restaurant in the heart of Mayfair is our restaurant of the week for many reasons. Hix has always been a strong campaigner for better food in restaurants for children, so his restaurants are always a treat for all the family. Meals for the kids include baked haddock with steamed spinach, honey-roasted chicken fillets, and a ground rib steak burger, all of which sound delicious! For the adults HIX Mayfair offer roasted Dorset Blue lobster, porterhouse steak, as well as raw dishes including rock oysters and steak tartare. The extensive menu is guaranteed to have your stomach rumbling and mouth watering!

WHEN: This weekend
WHERE: HIX Mayfair, Brown’s Hotel, 33 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP

 

About The Author

Lauren Hyland
Assistant Editor

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. Contact lauren@mybaba.com

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