Activities & Days Out / 15 July, 2019 / My Baba

13 Best Ways To Entertain The Kids In London This Summer

School’s (almost) out! Here are the best things to book around the city this summer break.

Maggie & Rose Holiday Camps & Classes

The Maggie & Rose holiday clubs are the stuff of legend, filled with wizardry, street dancing, gardening, dancing, getting messy and day excursions for the big kids.

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Brainiac Live!

Kids go free to Brainiac Live! this August. Get your ticket to the most outrageous science show around and experience first-hand live daredevil stunts, exploding dustbins and all the experiments you’re not allowed to do at home.

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Jeppe Hein’s Appearing Rooms

Visit the Southbank Centre this summer and enjoy Jeppe Hein’s interactive fountain. The fountain creates rooms from jets of water that shoot into the air and disappear as quickly as they appear. Be prepared to get wet!

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The Three Little Pigs Puppet Show

Experience a lively puppet show on the Puppet Barge with The Three Little Pigs being the show of the summer. Join the three mischievous pigs and the wicked wolf in the classic tale. The show also features Captain Grimey, the one-legged sea captain in a humorous morality tale.

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Bluebell Cottage Summer Camp

Join the Bluebell Cottage crew this summer for an action-packed holiday club for one to five years olds. The summer camp features yoga and meditation, language learning, art and design, music and drama, cooking and much more. Clubs run from 15th July – 30 August.

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Mega Maker Lab

Throughout August, Mega Maker Lab will be sparking the imaginations of London families in an incredible 12,000 square foot space. Families will have the opportunity to experiment, build, play and spend quality time together learning new things. It’s a safe space to try out drills, glue guns, motors, batteries and create something really cool.

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Fairyland Mythical Creatures Immersive Theatre

Take part in a unique and immersive theatre event complete with a treasure hunt in the Wyld woods, a pixie quiz and the chance to choose your own dragon or fairy wings. The experience also includes making unicorn wish cakes and a magical storytelling session.

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Captain Mick Swagger & The Swashbuckling Parrots

Become part of the crew with Captain Mick Swagger & The Swashbuckling Parrots as they get up to mischief out on the seven seas. All the family are welcome, best for 1-8-year-olds.

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Sun’s Out, Gunk’s Out!

Get ready for the summer of slime! Join Sime Planet to get their slimetastic poppin’ candy slime. Pick your colour and sweet scent, add your poppin’ candy and wait for it to start popping in this ultimate sensory experience.

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Family Aerial & Acro Workshop

Enjoy some flying fun for all the family with a Flying Fantastic class that’s designed to get everybody moving. Suitable for 4 years and above, the class will teach you the moves on silks and trapeze and develop your circus skills.

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Pirates and Mermaids Treasure Hunt Workshop

Delve into the magical world of pirates and mermaids through storytelling, music, movement and games. With a ship and a map, the children will explore tropical lands and underwater worlds.

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Rollerblading And Skateboarding Camp

The ideal way for kids to stay active during the summer holidays, Zebra Skate Camp will teach your child the basics from scratch to ensure they learn the proper skating techniques and don’t hurt themselves. Zebra Skate can also provide skates, skateboards and helmets free of charge. Suitable for 5 years and above.

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Portraits Inspired by Frida Kahlo

Kite Studios have a wealth of arts and crafts activities taking place over the summer, including a self portrait class inspired by Frida Kahlo. Other classes include Beautiful Butterflies, Mattisse Inspired Heat Press, Summer Landscapes and Damien Hurst’s underwater world.

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Personalised Ultimate Doll's House Gift Set From My 1st Years

Introduce a whole new world of fun to their playtime with this incredible personalised wooden doll’s house gift set. Complete with furniture to decorate the living room, kitchen, bedroom, nursery and bathroom, and an adorable wooden family, this set is truly the ultimate doll’s house for little storytellers.

Make this charming doll’s house gift set all theirs by adding a sweet plaque to the front with their name on it.


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