It’s that time of week again – almost the weekend (woo!) – so we’ve got a latest round up of all the exciting things taking place in London. Whether you’re looking for a family day out, someone to entertain the kids for a few hours, or a night in the city, it’s all here.

One for the jokers: Comedy Workshop

Join the Soho Theatre team who’ll teach your children how to write and perform comedy. They’ll be asked to draw from funny past experiences and turn memories into stand-up and sketches. Cue the  ‘Remember when mummy did that really embarrassing thing..?’ memories that you hoped they’d forgotten!

WHEN: Saturday 28th March, 10am-12.30pm
WHERE: Soho Theatre, Dean Street, W1D 3NE
GREAT FOR: 7 years and above

Monkey around: Go Ape Tree Top Junior Course

This coming Saturday, Go Ape is launching its iconic treetop course at Alexandra Palace. Alongside the traditional Go Ape for over 10s, there will be the Tree Top Junior course for the little ones to get in on the excitement as well. They’ll be treetop high wires, wobbly crossings, tricky tunnels and ladders, topped off with a 50m zip wire for those brave enough!

WHEN: Opens Saturday 18th March
WHERE: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
GREAT FOR: Little monkeys under 1 metre tall and big monkeys over 10 years

Something different: Digital Design

WAC Arts offer an excellent opportunity for children to get involved in the digital arts. Kids love technology, so this class will allow them to pick up some new skills while playing around on the computer. The workshop teaches animation and storyboarding skills, which really allows the children to get creative and run with their imaginations.

WHEN: Saturday 18th March, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Old Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, NW3 4QP
GREAT FOR: 6-10 years

Get geeky: Wonderlab, The Statoil Gallery

Perhaps don’t mention to the kids that there will be learning involved, but the Wonderlab does what it says on the tin and promises to ignite everyone’s curiosity in the world of maths and science. Get ready for high-energy shows, live experiments, and other really wondrous things. After all that excitement, visit the Shake Bar for an ice cream treat.

WHEN: Open from 10am daily
WHERE: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD
GREAT FOR: All the family

Celebrate: St Patrick’s Day Parade 

It’s that time of year again – the annual London St. Patrick’s Day parade. Get ready for fantastic floats, marching brands and traditional Irish dancing. The parade will go by London’s iconic landmarks, including The Ritz, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and onto Whitehall. It starts at 12pm but we recommend getting down early to find a good spot. There will also be performances from West End stars and Irish standup comedians on the Trafalgar Square stage – that’s bound to be a good craic!

WHEN: Sunday 19th March
WHERE: Central London
GREAT FOR: All the family

Live like a superhero: The Art Of Brick 

We’ve already mentioned the Superhero LEGO exhibition previously but if you haven’t already heard about it, it’s an excellent family outing. It’s literally the largest LEGO exhibition in the world. We’re not geeky comic book fans, but seeing our favourite superheroes made of bricks sounds excellent. If you’re not based in London, we highly recommend making a day of it and booking in with Mondrian London for their exclusive Art Of Brick Superhero package. Have a super weekend!

WHEN: Until 3rd September, 10am daily
WHERE: London’s Southbank, SE1 9PP
GREAT FOR: All the family

To book: Guildford Fringe Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Theatre Workshop

You think it’s a long way off, but we can’t help but feel the Easter holidays creeping up on us. It’s time to get booking super activities to keep the kids occupied. So we recommend getting them signed up for this musical theatre workshop. The days will be led by a professional actor from the West End Charlie and the Chocolate Factory production and promise to be filled with singing, dancing and acting.

WHEN: 4-7th April
WHERE: St Teresa’s School, Effingham, Surrey, RH5 6ST
GREAT FOR: 7-12 years

Out of town: Bocketts Farm

The sun’s out and we’re craving some of that fresh country air! A trip to Bocketts Farm is a great way to escape the city without having to travel too far. They’ll be tractor and pony rides, cute little bunnies to cuddle, loads of farm animals to pet – and even pig races! After the children have tired of the animals, allow your afternoon to segue into relaxing afternoon tea and delicious homemade food from the Old Barn Tearooms. Perfect!

WHEN: Anytime, 10am-5.30pm
WHERE: Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9B
GREAT FOR: All the family

There’s a newborn calf too! (eek!)

One for the adults: Spirit Of Prague Pop-Up Beer Hall 

If you haven’t already been out and about celebrating London Beer Week, this pop-up beer hall is a fantastic way to top off your weekend with a taste of the Czech Republic. The bar offers traditional Prague pilsners as well as modern flavours, both of which reveal the spirit of the Czech city in their own unique ways. (Also, we’ve heard whisper that if you mention the code word ‘Pohoda’ at the door you’ll receive a token for a 70p Prague pint!)

WHEN: Sunday 19th March
WHERE: Old Truman Brewery,91 Brick Lane, E1 6QR
GREAT FOR: Catching up with friends

Restaurant of the week: Roka 

Head down to this superb sushi restaurant for family weekend brunch and your littles ones will be spoilt with a three-course meal for under £15. There’s also a play area with plenty of toys, so once the kids have finished their meals, you can enjoy your delicious brunch and cocktails stress-free.

WHEN: Open 11.45am ’til late daily
WHERE: 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14 5FW

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