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Big Dance Celebrates at Westfield

Big Dance is a festival of dancing led by the Mayor of London with People Dancing and the Big Dance Hubs. The English National Ballet partners with one of London’s biggest shopping centres, Westfield to celebrate Big Dance 2016. Join them for an amazing day filled with dance performances and energetic workshops.           

WHEN: Thursday 14th July
VENUE: Westfield, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF
AGES: All ages                       


12.45-1.30pm    My First Ballet workshop – Ages 3-6 years with parents
1.45-2.30pm       Argentine Tango Workshop
2.30pm                 Open Age Performance Big Dance Pledge
2.35pm                 Hounslow Seniors A Linha Curva Performance
3.00-3.45pm       Kathak workshop


6.00pm                 Quicksilver
6.15pm                 Union Dance
6.25pm                 Charlie Brittain
6.35pm                 Combination
6.45pm                 Maria Vegas
6.55pm                 Wayne Parsons
7.15pm                 ENBYouthCo
7.20pm                 Learn the Pledge
7.30pm                 Finale Performance


The BFG Dream Jar Trail

The streets of London have been transformed by magical giant dream jars to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday and The BFG movie release! Follow the trail of  jars to help the BFG find his precious dreams!

WHEN: 8 July – 31 August, all day
London Bridge City, SE1
All ages

Dream Jars

Ballet from Down Under in Covent Garden

The Australian Ballet is back in the West End for a fortnight-long family season of classic dance shows soundtracked by the ENO orchestra. This Saturday is the last chance to catch Graeme Murphy’s inventive modern rendition of Swan Lake (with its uncanny echoes of 1990s marital scandal in the Royal Family), whereas next week the stage is set for the European premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s hilariously exuberant Cinderella, which runs from Wednesday 20th until Saturday 23rd – a wonderful end of year treat.

WHEN: Until 23rd July
VENUE: London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2

The Countryside Comes to Brixton

The 42nd edition of the Lambeth Country Show combines all the staples of a rural fête (sheepdog trials, falconry shows, craft stalls, farmers’ markets and horticultural displays) with the quirks and buzz of a family-friendly city festival, including science shows, sports events and live music. Kids’ outdoor-activity specialists the Secret Adventurers’ Club are teaming up with RHS on Tour to offer floral-headdress making workshops, and Vauxhall City Farm has packed up its farmyard for a pop-up livestock showcase.

WHEN: Satuday & Sunday
VENUE: Brockwell Park, Norwood Road, Brixton, London SE24

The London Street Food Taste Tour

Foodies at Expedia have come up with the ultimate guide to London’s street food! Use the interactive guide immerse yourself in the capital’s most mouth-watering street food markets and pop-ups. Wherever you are and whatever you fancy, take a bite into their in-depth guide – from the flavours of Brick Lane to Brixton, plus everywhere in-between.  Not only will you be surrounded by amazingly tasty food, but you will also be given a brief history of the markets, from 1040 through to markets that only started within the last 10 years.

Street Food

Ratchet & Clank (U) Kids Club Films for All Ages at The Electric Cinema 

A Kids Club screening of Ratchet & Clank. This lively animation adapts the popular computer game, with animals and futuristic themes in colourful fashion.

WHEN: Saturday 16th July 9.30am
VENUE: Electric Cinema Portobello, 191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED
AGES: All ages

Ratchet and Clank

Something Happening for Kids Festival 2016

A fun-filled day of dance, performances, workshops, activities and surprises in a colourful and lively atmosphere.

WHEN: Saturday 16th July, 11.00am-5.00pm
The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, WC1H 9PY
All ages

something happening for kids festival

Sailing and Kayaking

Join the Westminster Boating Base charity  which aims to provide experiences and opportunities for young people which aid personal and social development through participation in watersports. Learn to sail and/or kayak! Courses include BC One Star and Two Star, RYA Level 1 Start Sailing, RYA Level 2 Basic Skills, RYA Stages 1, 2 and 3 and much more.

WHEN: From the 1st April to 31st March
VENUE: Westminster Boating Base, 136 Grosvenor Road, London, SW1V 3JY


Regent Street Summer Garden Party 

Regent Street will be transformed into an urban garden, for a traffic-free ‘Garden Party’. There will be grass-lined streets with British music, arts and crafts, street-side BBQ from Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen, lawn games including badminton and fencing and much more!

WHEN: Sunday 17th July
VENUE: Reagent St, London
AGES: All ages

Regent St

Get Out of Town: Street To The Point Guildford

Theatre company Street to The Point are a performance group created by youth theatre members. This comical act will be performing at this years Guildford Fringe festival, and you can watch for free! They have created a mix artworks that encourage the audience to have as much fun as possible, so be sure to keep an eye out for them if you’re in Guildford this weekend!

WHEN: Saturday 16th July, 11am-4pm
Guildford  Town Centre, GU1 4YT
AGES: All ages

Guildford Fringe

Restaurant of The Week – Porkies BBQ Bankside – Southbank

It’s set to be a (dare we say it) WARM weekend, (we won’t stretch to ‘hot’ just in case we jinx things), and what better way to spend an afternoon in London, than a family stroll along the Southbank, taking in the sights, sounds and entertainment. It’s one of my favourite things to do in town, and there are lots to keep all ages occupied along the way – including the adults, with many a bar or pub along the way! If it’s food you’re after, look no further than Porkies, it’s a fab family friendly place to go Bankside for delicious tasty Memphis grub. There’s lots of finger food for the kids to try, and what’s more – even the dog is welcome! A real family outing. Delish!


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