The Best Family Activities In London This Weekend

If you’re spending the weekend in London, be sure to check out our top picks of activities taking place this weekend.

Manga Ghosts And Monsters

Head down to the cartoon museum this weekend and learn how to draw some Pokemon-inspired creatures. Japanese tutor and manga artist Gavin Pollock will be leading the special workshop for children ages 8-12 years.

WHEN: 11am-1pm, 4 Aug
WHERE: Cartoon Museum, London
GREAT FOR: 8-12 years

Teddy Tennis Summer Camps

It’s all over for Wimbledon, but that doesn’t mean you should hang up your racket just yet. Teddy Tennis aims to inspire children 2-6 years to get into tennis and have fun being active.

WHEN: Fridays, 9-9.45am
WHERE: Wimbledon Park, London, SW19
GREAT FOR: 2-6 years

Banknote Detectives

Can you spot a fake fiver? The bank of England is recruiting young detectives to discern between a true banknote and a fake. ‘Old Patch’ has been forging the fake notes. There is a drawing of the suspect but can you help to reveal his true identity?

WHEN: 4 Aug, 10am-4.30pm
WHERE: Bank of England Museum, Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8AH
GREAT FOR: 4 years and above

The Lost Palace Tours

Take a tour through the streets of Whitehall and discover the exact places where its remarkable history took place. Explore the lost palace 300 years after it was destroyed as you hear, touch and feel what it was really like all that time ago.

WHEN: 5 Aug, see website for times
WHERE: Banqueting House, Whitehall, SW1A 3ER
GREAT FOR: All the family (7 years and above)

PJ Masks Jumping Adventures

This ‘Little O’s’ trampolining session is specially designed for children five years and under — that means no big kids spoiling their fun. The little jumpers will be encouraged to transform into their favourite superhero and show off their super strengths in agility, flight and flexibility.

WHEN: Until 3 Sept
WHERE: Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Avenue, London, W3 0AF (see site for other locations)
GREAT FOR: Under 5 years 

Robotics and Programming Workshop 

This is a super exciting opportunity for the kids to learn about coding and robotics courtesy of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3. Children will be able to code their own motors and sensors and construct complex robotic models. Wow!

WHEN: 5 Aug, see website for times
WHERE: Imperial College London, Kensington, London SW7 2AZ
GREAT FOR: 7-12 years

Kings Cross Sports Day

Calling all athletes, gym-goers, and all those wanting to get a little more active. Granary Square is hosting its own sports day for all the family. This free one-day wellness festival is calling all Londoners to get out and get active, so grab your trainers and get healthy.

WHEN: 6 Aug, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Granary Square, 4 Stable Street, N1C
GREAT FOR: All the family

Buckingham Palace Family Festival

Dancing, drama, arts and crafts, you name it, it’s kicking off down at Buckingham Palace this Saturday. They’ll be dressing up too. We promise it’ll be a fun family day out.

WHEN: 5-6 Aug, 10.30-3pm
WHERE: Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
GREAT FOR: All the family 

The Jungle Book at the Underbelly Festival

Imagine Kipling’s classic Jungle Book tale combined with some circus acrobatics and street dancing, that’d be cool right? Fortunately this is being brought to life at the Southbank’s Underbelly Festival. Expect jaw-dropping jungle tricks and an extraordinary cast.

WHEN: Until 24 August
WHERE: South Bank
GREAT FOR: All the family

David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny

If you loved the book, or are just looking to watch a terrific and hilarious tale play out on stage, grab your tickets to David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny stage adaptation. Meet Ben’s groovy gran who shares with him an excellent secret and the duo team up for some Friday night adventures!

WHEN: Until 3 Sept
WHERE: Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH
GREAT FOR: All the family

To book: ‘Pick Your Own Pizza’ masterclass

Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants are hosting a limited edition experience for families and we assure you it’s awesome. Sit back and enjoy a delicious family brunch with a glass of Ayala champagne while the little ones head over to The Allotment to pick out fresh ingredients for their pizza and learn about the fresh produce. Afterwards they will join the chefs in the kitchen to make the pizzas before returning to the table to enjoy their creations followed by an ice cream dessert (obviously!).

WHEN: Until 3 September
WHERE: Bread Street Kitchen, 10 Bread Street, London, EC4M 9AJ
GREAT FOR: All the family 

Bear + Wolf

This week needed an obvious shout out to Bear + Wolf, our new favourite hangout for family brunch. With a buggy park and amazing kids play area, as well as family staff and delicious breakfast and lunch options, Bear + Wolf is perfect for a lazy Saturday morning. Choose from bacon rolls, grilled tofu and halloumi, smoked salmon, and portobello mushroom brunch delights.

Bear+Wolf Cafe


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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

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