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Disney100: The Exhibition

6th March-30th April 2024

Venue: ExCel London

Website: www.excel.london

Dive into the world of The Walt Disney Company and experience 100 years of magic like never before! Disney100: The Exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime event celebrating the iconic characters and stories...

Paws on the Wharf

25th March-17th May 2024

Venue: Canary Wharf

Website: www.canarywharf.com/whats-on/paws-on-the-wharf

Paws on the Wharf will bring a collection of larger-than-life guide dog sculptures to Canary Wharf, each individually decorated by a talented artist in a vibrant design. Pick up the scent and follow the...

Theatre & Cinema

The Selfish Giant

10th-12th April 2024

Venue: Greenwich Theatre

Website: www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk

Inspired by the touching children’s story ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde, Bristol’s two leading family theatre experts are combining forces to explore an unusual friendship, and how even the...

Theatre & Cinema

MC Grammar Live -Stop! It's Grammar Time!

13th April 2024

Venue: Leicester Square Theatre

Website: www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

Grab your caps, shades and chains and get ready to rap, rhyme and dance along with National Teacher of the Year Award winner, and the star of Sky Kids smash hits "Wonder Rap" & "Rap Tales". Stop! It's...

Theatre & Cinema

Breathe

15th-16th April 2024

Venue: Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Website: www.halfmoon.org.uk/events/breathe

Beautifully realised through puppetry, intricate sets, folk music and live camera work, join three storytellers as they lead you through an enchanting experience like no other. Find the epic in the tiny...

Theatre & Cinema

WWE Live

19th April 2024

Venue: The O2 arena

Website: www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/wwe-live-4

Fans attending WWE Live will have the chance to see their favourite WWE Superstars in action including “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins,...

Eid in the Square 2024

20th April 2024

Venue: Trafalgar Square

Website: www.london.gov.uk/events/eid-square-2024

The Mayor of London’s free, annual festival returns to the capital’s iconic Trafalgar Square for the 19th year to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. The Square will be awash with...

St George's Day 2024

21st April 2024

Venue: Trafalgar Square

Website: www.london.gov.uk/events/st-georges-day-2024

Promising a feast of delights over six hours, there's an exciting main stage programme of traditional and contemporary acts, alongside family activities, roaming entertainers, quests, market stalls and...

Steam Gala

26th-28th April 2024

Venue: Epping Ongar Railway

Website: www.eorailway.co.uk

An intensive service will operate, during which the engines will need to work hard on the challenging gradients. Services will additionally run until late evening on Saturday. All trains will be running...

Theatre & Cinema

FUNharmonics Family Concert: Appalachian Spring

5th May 2024

Venue: Southbank Centre

Website: www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Take the family and join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for a lively concert of celebration, optimism and fabulous American music. Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring tells the story of a bride and...

Sparkle Walk 2024

17th May 2024

Venue: Wanstead, Woodford and South Woodford

Website: www.havenhouse.org.uk

Grab your friends and family and walk 10k for your local children's hospice. Every step you make will help care for seriously ill children. Includes your very own Sparkle Walk t-shirt to wear with pride,...

Children's Art Trail

Venue: Canary Wharf

Website: www.canarywharf.com

Follow the map to find the hand picked art works and try to complete the testing tasks along the way. Visit the Crossrail Place Roof Garden at the half way point, a hidden garden bursting with exotic...

Ellies Kids Club

Venue: Exchange Ilford

Website: www.exchangeilford.com/kids-club/ellies-kids-club/

Enjoy free activities such arts and craft and all sorts of special events throughout the year – designed to give parents some time to treasure, while their little treasures are entertained. They’ll...

Family Film Club

Venue: Barbican

Website: www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/series/family-film-club

Saturday morning Family Film Club shows a wonderful programme of films for young fans. Adults can only come if they’re bringing a child, and children can only come along if accompanied by an adult. Book...

Hidden London Tours

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.ltmuseum.co.uk/hidden-london

Explore ‘forgotten’ parts of the Tube network and go behind the scenes at some of London’s busiest stations with the exclusive Hidden London tours - voted Best Hidden Gem in the World!

Theatre & Cinema

Horrible Histories tour of the Terrible Thames!

Venue: Tower Bridge Quay (next to Tower Bridge)

Website: www.terriblethames.com

Climb aboard and prepare to hear the horrible history of the most famous river in the world! Featuring stories about King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Julius Caesar, Queen Boudicca, Jack the Ripper and Captain...

Laser Tag Parties

Venue: Laser Mayhem

Website: www.laser-mayhem.co.uk

Renowned for cutting-edge technology and amazing playing areas packed with features to deliver the very best kid's parties. All the equipment and camouflage overalls are provided for all players. For...

Mighty Mega

Venue: Discover Children's Story Centre

Website: www.discover.org.uk

Mighty Mega is a longstanding free Saturday morning club for disabled children and children with SEN, and their families or carers — with sessions featuring visiting artists from various art forms, including...

Minigolf by Craig and Karl

Venue: Canary Wharf

Website: www.canarywharf.com

Artists Craig Redman and Karl Maier, famous for their fun, bold and colourful designs, will once again transform Montgomery Square with their exciting minigolf course. The picture-perfect minigolf installation...

Perform weekly drama, dance and singing classes

Venue: Various venues

Website: www.perform.org.uk/try

Confidence-building drama classes for 4-7s and 7-12s. A unique mix of fun drama games, dance and singing specially designed to boost confidence, communication, concentration and coordination.To book a...

Ping Pong

Venue: Canary Wharf

Website: www.canarywharf.com

Get your bats at the ready to showcase your incredible Ping Pong skills. It’s free to play so go and enjoy a little friendly competition with family and friends on the colourful tables. Bring your own...

Quiet afternoons for families

Venue: Museum of London Docklands

Website: www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Quiet afternoons provide an informal atmosphere to explore the museum, sensitive to the needs of children with autistic spectrum conditions. Discover fascinating artefacts and take part in relaxed family...

Relaxed Openings

Venue: Tower Bridge

Website: www.towerbridge.org.uk/events/relaxed-opening

On the third Saturday of every month, Tower Bridge host Relaxed Opening for anyone who would like to explore the Bridge in a calm, tranquil atmosphere, including people with autism and other neurodiverse...

The Box Rocket

Venue: Discover Children's Story Centre

Website: www.discover.org.uk

The Box Rocket will see visitors travel on an intergalactic adventure in a homemade rocketship, arriving on a peculiar planet where they must complete an important mission. The exhibition is created by...

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