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.
Find out more on MaggieAndRose.com
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.
Book now on BrainiacLive.com
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!
Find out more on SouthbankCentre.co.uk
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.
Find out more on PuppetBarge.com
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.
Find out more on LondonNurserySchools.co.uk
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.
Find out more on IOI.London
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.
Find out more on HerneHill.org.uk
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.
Find out more on GoldenHinde.co.uk
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.
Find out more on Facebook.com/SlimePlanet
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.
Find out more on FlyingFantastic.co.uk
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.
Find out more on Kidadl.com
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.
Find out more on ZebraSkate.co.uk
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.
Find out more on KiteStudios.org