Things To Do In With The Kids In London This June | My Baba

There’s something brilliant about June. No more flirting with the spring and the summer. Things are hotting up. The season is here, you’re ready for a month of fantastic things to do around the UK. Let’s get you and your family out and about in London and beyond on the lead up to the long summer break.

LONDON

Open House Families 

This spectacular FREE event will teach families about architecture, design and engineering around the city. It aims to inspire the next generation who will in turn shape the cityscape. 

When: 9-10 June
Where: Various locations across London
Great for: All the family

Find out more at Open House Families

Peter Pan

Described as ‘enchanting for both old and young alike’, The Open Air Theatre is welcoming Peter Pan to the stage. Relive the iconic tale of Peter Pan as he journeys to Never Land. Seriously, the photos look incredible so no doubt the show will be spectacular. It’s already had some rave reviews too.

When: Until 15 June
Where: Regent’s Park
Great for: All the family (7 years and above)

Find out more at Open Air Theatre

Children’s Art Week

For one week in June, venues across the UK will be celebrating Children’s Art Week with marvellous arts and crafts anywhere and everywhere. The aim is to get teachers, parents, carers and children involved and — most importantly — interested in art. The V&A will be making musical instruments; New London architecture will host an under 5s morning; while Kingston Museum will welcome children for an after school art session. There are so, so many other things taking place too, so do check out what’s on near you.

When: 9-17 June
Where: Various locations around London
Great for: Everyone

Find out more at Engage

The Babyccino Kids ShopUp

Tipped to be the ‘hippest spring event for stylish parents and kids’, ShopUp returns to East London this year to bring you some enchanting shopping collections from around the world. Seriously – we’re talking beautiful and unique things, here. They’ll be activities for the kids, fabulous food and some sneaky free samples at the event. Babycinno would super appreciate if you RSVP here (so they don’t run out of cool stuff!)

When: 9-10 June
Where: Shoreditch
Great for: All the family

Find out more at Babyccino Kids

Open Garden Squares Weekend

For one weekend only, 200 beautiful green spaces that are usually closed to the public will open their gates. Explore, relax and join in with the activities for all the family. You’ll be able to peek into the private gardens behind historic institutions, spot rare plants and wildlife and learn something new about London’s secret green spaces.

When: 9-10 June
Where: Various locations around London
Great for: All the family

Find out more at Open Garden Squares

Indulge in a Lava Shells Massage

Forget hot stones, check in for a Lava Shells massage. This dreamy massage will be hands down, the most relaxing thing you’ll do this month (we know, we tried it!). The self-heating hot shells emit heat, so when pressure is applied to the skin, the heat penetrates into your muscles. The curved surface of the shells allows the masseuse to get into any nooks and release any muscle tension. You’ll choose from a selection of kokolokahi oils depending on how you’re feeling; we opted for the calming Serenity blend. Lava Shells are popping up in salons all over the place, but we recommend Salon Savant who deliver the treatment in luxurious surroundings.

When: Book in for a time that suits
Where: Salon Savant, Kings Cross
Great for: De-stressing

Zip Now London

Zip wiring will always be awesome and no doubt Zip London is the best place to do it. With three wires, three of you can swing on down together and land mega-drop style (as in, you jump back down to earth!). Zip London isn’t just any old soaring through the sky: you’ve gotta take in the sight of Parliament and the London Eye too.

When: Until early September
Where: Archbishops Park, London
Great for: 8 years and above

Find out more at Zip Now London

Taste of London

Believe the hype when it comes to this fantastic culinary celebration that’s coming to Regent’s Park this June. The festival welcomes the world’s greatest chefs to give you some incredible tasting and dining experiences. The Fire Pit will see chefs demonstrating the remarkable dishes and flavours you can create over the fire, while the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Club House is a brilliant hangout to relax and enjoy the exclusive Taste of London champagne. Sunday is family day and under 5s go free everyday.

When: 13-17 June
Where: Regent’s Park
Great for: All the family

Find out more at Taste of London 

World Gin Day at Mr Foggs 

If anything is an excuse to drink gin, it’s World Gin Day. Up the ante on your gin drinking day by taking a ‘gin journey’ around London. Travel between Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, Mr Fogg’s Tavern and Mr Fogg’s Mayfair Residence and learn a thing or two about different preparation methods, flavours and colours.

When: 7 June
Where: Various locations around London
Great for: A summer day out (without the kids)

Find out more at DrinkUp London

The King & I 

The fantastic King & I has returned to the London palladium to showcase the classic tale to another generation of theatre-goers. Set in the 1800s, the play tells the tale of how a relationship develops between the King of Siam and a British school teach he brings to Siam to teach his wives and children.

When: 21 June-29 Sept
Where: Soho
Great for: Ages 5+

Find out more at The King & I Musical

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Market Hall Fulham

Fulham’s market hall has finally opened and after our visit last week we can confirm it’s fantastic. With a super relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, it’s a brilliant place for young families. There’s buggy space, a children’s play area, and nine different kitchens to choose from.  As a plus, there’s very little queuing and waiting around: you go up and order you food, take a buzzer back to your table and collect the food when the buzzer goes off. Choose from Fanny’s Kebabs, Thima by Farang, Butchies, Calcutta Canteen and more!

When: Open daily (see website for times)
Where: Fulham
Great for: All the family

Find out more at Market Halls

READ MORE: 10 Fantastic Family-Friendly Restaurants In London

BEYOND

The Daylesford Summer Festival

Slap Daylesford Summer festival in your calendar and get yourself on a train to the Cotswolds for the Daylesford event of the year. Workshops, debates, crafts, singing and dancing, and even a dog is what you’ll be missing if you don’t. This family festival has face painting, flower pressing, and ride-on tractors for the children, while the farmers’ market will be serving up some seasonal and sustainable festival food. Click here to download a map of the site

When: Sat 9 June
Where: Daylesford near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG
Great for: All the family

Find out more at Daylesford

READ MORE: 16 Family Festivals To Book For Summer 2018

The Cambridge Club

Gone are the days that festivals were all about music. Now you need fantastic food and drinks, the coolest kids activities, and probably some artisan gin, as well as banging tunes. The Cambridge Club does it all and is a Father’s Day treat the whole family can enjoy. Read our full run down of what’s on here.

When: 17 June
Where: Cambridge
Great for: All the family

Find out more at The Cambridge Club

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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