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Theatre & Cinema

The Pirate, The Princess and the Platypus

18th June-20th August 2022

Venue: Polka Theatre

Address: London

Website: www.polkatheatre.com

Once upon a time, there was a pirate who wanted to be a princess, a princess who wanted to be a pirate and a platypus who was happy being exactly themselves! Join them this summer for a brand new comic...

Theatre & Cinema

Beauty and the Beast the Musical

24th June-17th September 2022

Venue: The London Palladium

Address: Catherine St, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JF

Website: www.lwtheatres.co.uk

This beloved ‘tale as old as time’ has been brought to life on stage like never before, with all the charm and elegance audiences expect from Belle and her Beast. 25 years after its Olivier Award-winning...

101 Dalmations

12th July-28th August 2022

Venue: Regents Park Open Air Theatre

Website: www.openairtheatre.com/whats-on

Based on the classic story set in the heart of Regent’s Park, this new musical adaptation, packed with puppetry, is perfect for a summer’s day. Ages 4+.

The Hare and the Tortoise

16th July-14th August 2022

Venue: Puppet Barge Richmond

Website: https://www.puppetbarge.com/

The story of the most famous race on earth is beautifully brought to life using marionettes (string puppets). The Hare and the Tortoise is a production for all the family, featuring this classic story,...

Bat Walks

21st July-18th August 2022

Venue: London Wetland Centre

Website: www.wwt.org.uk

WWT London Wetland Centre is one of the best places to watch bats in London as we have about seven species that hunt on site. Bat walks give you the chance not only to see these amazing flying mammals...

Room on the Broom

21st July-4th September 2022

Venue: Lyric Theatre

Website: www.tallstories.org.uk

Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The witch and her...

Outdoor Events

Eliza’s Pet Trail

23rd July-27th August 2022

Venue: Headstone Manor Museum

Address: Pinner View, Harrow

Website: www.harrowmuseum.org.uk

Eliza Brightwen had some peculiar pets. Can you find them all to win a prize?

Outdoor Events

Eliza’s Pet Trail

23rd July-27th August 2022

Venue: Headstone Manor Museum

Address: Pinner View, Harrow

Website: www.harrowmuseum.org.uk

Eliza Brightwen had some peculiar pets. Can you find them all to win a prize?

Junior Wetland Rangers

23rd July-2nd September 2022

Venue: London Wetland Centre

Website: www.wwt.org.uk

Do you think you have what it takes to care for these beautiful wetlands and super wildlife, and help with the daily mission to save wetland nature? Become a Junior Wetland Ranger this summer and put your...

Summer holidays - Hidden beneath our feet

23rd July-28th August 2022

Venue: London Museum of Water and Steam

Website: www.waterandsteam.org.uk

Did you know under the Museum there is a network of pipes which still supply water to London? Discover more about the hidden world underneath our feet! With crafts, hands-on activities, and trails there’s...

Indoor Activities

Stage Is Yours 2022: 5-Day Workshops

25th July-26th August 2022

Venue: Hillingdon Theatres

Website: www.hillingdontheatres.uk

The Stage is Yours returns for 2022 and you’re invited! Work with an experienced Director, Choreographer and Musical Director, to rehearse songs, dramatic scenes and dances routines from hit West End...

Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors

28th July-3rd September 2022

Venue: Garrick Theatre

Website: https://thegarricktheatre.co.uk/

From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. It’s history with the nasty bits left in!

Indoor Activities

This Bright Land

1st-29th August 2022

Venue: Somerset House

Address: Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Website: www.somersethouse.org.uk

A summer celebration of community and culture     Step inside the magical world of This Bright Land, transforming our magnificent courtyard into a wonderland open to all, with joyful day-and-night performances,...

Indoor Activities

Family: Waggle Dance Wednesdays

3rd-24th August 2022

Venue: Hogarth's House

Website: www.hogarthshouse.org

Waggle Dance Co offers storytelling & creative dance workshops designed for 8-12 year olds. (No previous dance experience necessary.) The explorative session with Jess, will give you a chance to co-create...

Night Safaris

5th-26th August 2022

Venue: London Wetland Centre

Website: www.wwt.org.uk

When night falls and all the visitors have gone, WWT London Wetland Centre becomes a truly magical place.Experience the wild and wonderful side of our centre. They will take you on an exciting adventure,...

The Queen's Knickers

8th-19th August 2022

Venue: Arts Theatre West End

Website: www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk

It's a busy year for the Queen - she has lots of important events to attend. But disaster has struck the palace as Her Majesty’s knickers have been nicked - call the royal guard!

Theatre & Cinema

Twirlywoos Live

10th-14th August 2022

Venue: Leicester Square

Website: www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

Join Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy, Chick and their friends as they discover the wonderful world around us! Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they set sail in their big red boat. The...

Indoor Activities

Family Drop-in Workshop: Lego City

11th August 2022

Venue: Sir John Soane’s Museum

Website: www.soane.org

This workshop is free to attend, and tickets are available to book in advance but you can also simply drop-in on the day as part of your visit to the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities...

As You Like It

12th-12th August 2022

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Morden Hall Park

Website: https://www.tlcm.co.uk/

One of the UK’s finest touring theatre companies present this great play as Shakespeare first saw it performed – in the open air, by an all male cast and with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

Creative Summer at Pitzhanger

15th-19th August 2022

Venue: Pitzhanger Manor House

Website: www.pitzhanger.org.uk

Join the Summer Holiday Club at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery! This upcoming summer holiday activity club, Creative Summer, is a holiday programme for children aged 7-11 taking place from 15-19 August, featuring...

Family Workshop: Fire Brigade Badges 

17th August 2022

Venue: Headstone Manor Museum

Website: www.harrowmuseum.org.uk

Wednesday 17th August, 11am, 12pm, 1:15pm & 2:15pm. Superheroes have striking logos, including the brave firefighters of the London Fire Brigade. Go along and make your own badge, or maybe even design...

The Three Pigs plus Captain Grimey

17th August-18th September 2022

Venue: Puppet Barge Richmond

Website: https://www.puppetbarge.com/

Captain Grimey is the dirtiest, most miserable, one-legged sea captain in the world who pollutes the sea with his rubbish - find out how the Golden Dolphin helps him become Captain Shiney and find happiness....

Family Drop-in Workshop: Stained Glass Designs

18th August 2022

Venue: Sir John Soane’s Museum

Website: www.soane.org

This workshop is free to attend, and tickets are available to book in advance but you can also simply drop-in on the day as part of your visit to the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities...

Family Event: Gentle Sensory Tour and Workshop

18th August 2022

Venue: Sir John Soane’s Museum

Website: www.soane.org

Explore the amazing and unique spaces in Sir John Soane’s house, taking time to settle in and discover the many objects and paintings he collected on a playful and relaxed tour of the museum. Journey...

Theatre & Cinema

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday

18th-21st August 2022

Venue: Leicester Square Theatre

Website: www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

Join Sarah and her best friend Duck as they plan the ultimate circus soiree to help Scarf Lady celebrate her birthday. With entertainment lined up from a whole host of your favourite friends, including...

Indoor Activities

The Detective Project

18th August 2022

Venue: The Stables, Manor Farm

Website: www.hillingdontheatres.uk

The Detective Project offers award-winning forensic science-based events that explore the way in which crime is investigated in the 21st Century. Participants will investigate a crime from beginning to...

Beyond Bollywood

24th August-3rd September 2022

Venue: Peacock Theatre

Website: www.peacocktheatre.com

Enjoy a myriad of mesmerizing Indian dance genres, including Kalbelia, Lezim, Bihu, Garba and Kathak, and learn more about Bollywood and beyond! This show suits children aged 5+ and can be a great opportunity...

Indoor Activities

Family Workshop: Flappy Garden Birds

24th August 2022

Venue: Headstone Manor Museum

Website: www.harrowmuseum.org.uk

Wednesday 24th August, 11am, 12pm, 1:15pm & 2:15pm What’s that kerfuffle in the garden? It’s some funny birds flapping about. Go along and make your own and join in the fun.

The Gruffalo

24th August-3rd September 2022

Venue: Rose Theatre Kingston

Website: https://rosetheatre.org/

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

25th-26th August 2022

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Westminster Abbey

Website: https://www.westminster-abbey.org/

Five couples – three human, one fairy, and one mythical – find their relationships sorely tested, intimately probed and indecently exposed when a troupe of amateur theatricals bumble into the forest...

Art Social with SansArt

25th August 2022

Venue: London Museum of Water and Steam

Website: www.waterandsteam.org.uk

Art that Connects: Meet People | Make Art Give yourself the freedom to create without fear with SansArt at the London Museum of Water & Steam. All ages and abilities welcome.

AssemblePlay

25th-28th August 2022

Venue: Pitzhanger Manor House

Website: www.pitzhanger.org.uk

Bring your imagination and play, explore, make and build outside Pitzhanger as the popular AssemblePlay return for the August Bank Holiday! Find giant blocks, boxes, colourful fabric and many other treasures...

Family Drop-in Workshop: Terracotta Pot Painting

25th August 2022

Venue: Sir John Soane’s Museum

Website: www.soane.org

This workshop is free to attend, and tickets are available to book in advance but you can also simply drop-in on the day as part of your visit to the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities...

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

30th August-1st September 2022

Venue: New Wimbledon Theatre

Website: https://www.atgtickets.com/

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

Jane Eyre

3rd-3rd September 2022

Venue: Morden Hall Park

Website: https://www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk/

Heartbreak is delighted to present this original outdoor theatre adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic, Jane Eyre. Using the backdrop of a carnival, follow the Victorian heroine through her many...

The Little Mermaid

3rd September-6th November 2022

Venue: Colour House Theatre

Address: Merton Abbey Mills

Website: https://colourhousetheatre.co.uk/

(Selected dates) Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting tale is adapted in this innovative musical that will leave the entire family smiling all the way home!

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