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Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers turns 30!

12th September-16th April 2024

Venue: The Cartoon Museum

Website: www.cartoonmuseum.org

The Museum will be displaying a treasure trove of Wallace and Gromit goodies, including storyboards, sketches, props and insight from the people who made the film. Showcasing behind the screen shots,...

Cute

25th January-14th April 2024

Venue: Somerset House

Website: www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/cute

A major new exhibition exploring the irresistible force of cuteness in contemporary culture. The exhibition will feature a games arcade for all ages and will spotlight and celebrate the 50th anniversary...

Uniqlo Tate Play Make Studio: Kinetic

24th February-22nd May 2024

Venue: Tate Modern

Website: www.tate.org.uk

Explore and play with form, space, colour and movement to create artwork that can swing or sway. Make and attach your creations to an ever growing and ever-changing collaborative mobile. Design and construct...

Theatre & Cinema

West End Magic

24th February-19th October 2024

Venue: Leicester Square Theatre

Website: www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

An exciting, family-friendly show offering an amazing mixture of magic, comedy and variety acts, featuring British Champion of Magic Oliver Tabor, magical compere Wayne Trice plus special guest acts. The...

Theatre & Cinema

Romeo and Juliet

2nd March-14th April 2024

Venue: Polka Theatre

Website: www.polkatheatre.com

Forced apart by generations of hatred, young eyes meet across a South London dancefloor on a fateful night that will change their lives forever. Shakespeare’s most famous story is re-told through rap,...

Bing's Nature Explorers

23rd March-2nd June 2024

Venue: WWT London

Website: www.wwt.org.uk

Learn all about wetland nature and wildlife with a little help from Bing and his friends. Join Bing and Flop to become a Nature Explorer with activity trails, storytelling, character appearances and much...

Sounds of Blossom

23rd March-14th April 2024

Venue: Kew Gardens

Website: www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/sounds-of-blossom

In collaboration with the Royal College of Music, Sounds of Blossom will bring the spring blooms to life. Music students from the college have composed new music, inspired by the glory of spring. These...

Bluey

29th March-14th April 2024

Venue: Kew Gardens

Website: www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/bluey

Bluey, the loveable Blue Heeler puppy, is joining Kew for interactive activities inspired by the show. Perfect for budding adventurers, Bluey is guaranteed to deliver laughter, discovery and lots of fun...

Theatre & Cinema

Three Billy Goats Gruff

29th March-21st April 2024

Venue: Polka Theatre

Website: www.polkatheatre.com

Hiccup Theatre in collaboration with Derby Theatre and Polka Theatre bring you another exciting treat from the team that brought you ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes.’ Featuring beautiful puppetry,...

Create and Grow Easter Holidays 2024

2nd-12th April 2024

Venue: Squires Garden Centre

Address: Twickenham

Website: www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk

Plant a Colourful Spring Basket decorated with a raffia bow, to create a lovely gift or place in your garden(advanced booking essential). Spring Flower Hunt - follow the clues around the centre to help...

Theatre & Cinema

My First Ballet: Swan Lake

4th-13th April 2024

Venue: Peacock Theatre

Website: www.ballet.org.uk/production/my-first-ballet-swan-lake

Experience the thrill of the world’s most famous ballet with your little ones, in this specially adapted version for children aged three upwards. With a narrator to help follow the story, a shortened...

Now Play This 2024

6th-14th April 2024

Venue: Somerset House

Website: www.somersethouse.org.uk

Now Play This, the UK’s leading experimental games festival, returns to Somerset House this spring showcasing the very latest in independent and innovative game design from across the globe. The festival...

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...

SEN Nature Inspired Printmaking Workshop

13th April 2024

Venue: Harrow Arts Centre

Website: www.harrowarts.com

This workshop will take inspiration from both a children’s book and the surroundings of HAC for this nature inspired printmaking workshop. At the end of this workshop each family will be able to take...

Eid in the Square 2024

20th April 2024

Venue: Trafalgar Sqaure

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...

Theatre & Cinema

Morgan and West's Massive Magic Show For Kids!

21st April 2024

Venue: Watermans

Website: www.watermans.org.uk

Roll up, roll up! Morgan & West are back with a massive magic show for kids (and their childish grown-ups)! Expect gawps, gasps, and guffaws in this relentlessly funny and fantastical magic filled extravaganza,...

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...

Home Ed Day: Mail Rail Science Day

24th April 2024

Venue: The Postal Museum

Website: www.postalmuseum.org

Build your tool kit of engineering skills in this themed day of STEM-focused activities for Home Educators. Craft your own toolkit or build and play in the Construction zone and get hands-on in the...

Depot Open Days: London by Design

26th-28th April 2024

Venue: London Transport Museum

Website: www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Join London Transport Museum at Museum Depot in Acton to explore some of their favourite design icons. This three-day extravaganza will celebrate all things London Transport design and give you the opportunity...

Theatre & Cinema

Dreamcoat Stars

27th April 2024

Venue: Harrow Arts Centre

Website: www.harrowarts.com

The concert includes everyone’s favourite West End and Broadway classics, Les Misérables, We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing, Hairspray, West Side Story, and the toe-tapping Jersey Boys. Relive all your...

Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC): Planning and Section Drawing

27th April 2024

Venue: Fulham Palace House and Garden

Website: www.fulhampalace.org

How do archaeologists actually record what is in the ground? Together, learn how to draw to scale and how to use archaeological equipment to take levels on the top of archaeological deposits.Young Archaeologists’...

Eddy's Teddy Bear Picnic

28th April 2024

Venue: Fulham Palace House and Garden

Website: www.fulhampalace.org

The Palace cat Edmund invites you and your favourite teddy bear to a springtime picnic in his Walled Garden. Enjoy crafts, garden games, stories and singalongs, then relax with a picnic in the beautiful...

Theatre & Cinema

Suitcase Circus

4th May-2nd June 2024

Venue: Puppet Theatre Barge, Little Venice

Website: www.puppetbarge.com

Suitcase Circus features the most unlikely of performers including the world's only acrobatic potato sack, a daredevil ski glove, an incredible dancing milkshake straw, the hypnotic tie snake Windsor Knot,...

The Green Meet

5th May 2024

Venue: Fulham Palace House and Garden

Website: www.fulhampalace.org

From hands-on workshops to testing your luck at the tombola, there’s something for everyone at the green meet! Enjoy a picnic on the lawn as you listen to live music, and celebrate all things green with...

Theatre & Cinema

The Witch and The Egg

5th May 2024

Venue: Watermans

Website: www.watermans.org.uk

One performer and a flock of shadow puppets tell an engaging and heartwarming story about friends, foolishness and flying away. Susan is a miserable, bad tempered old witch who doesn’t like company....

Home Education Days 2024 – Communities (geography)

16th May 2024

Venue: Bekonscot Model Village and Railway

Website: www.bekonscot.co.uk

Two new Home Ed Days will be running during the 2024 season. These days, each on a specific educational topic, include full days entry to the model village, access to downloadable teaching resources and...

Mask Making Mayhem

29th May 2024

Venue: Polka Theatre

Website: www.polkatheatre.com

Inspired by all the animals of Polka’s Half Term shows, make your own mask with paints, colouring pens or glitter! Once your mask is made, it’s time to learn some new mime techniques by using your...

British MMA

Venue: The Arts Centre

Address: Hounslow

Website: www.theartscentre.co.uk/classes

Featuring a multi-style combat system, and taught by trusted, experienced coaches, build confidence, and have the opportunity to bring competition into your life. Every Sunday at 12 noon. Suitable from...

Character Creator

Venue: Science Museum

Website: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Drop-in and try your hand at creating your own Sci-Fi character, from drawing what they look like, to producing their back story and even modelling their costume. Could they have X-ray vision? Wings instead...

Compass Kidz

Venue: Compass Theatre

Website: www.hillingdontheatres.uk

Weekly performing arts classes for children aged 4-16 years. A fun and safe creative environment in which young people can increase confidence, make new friends and enjoy end of term performance opportunities....

Empower Arts

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.empower-arts.co.uk

Empower Arts have a range of fun and educational drama classes for ages 18months-18 years and offer a free trial class to try out before signing up to a half term. They offer the option to pay monthly...

Free Family Workshops

Venue: Japan House London

Website: www.japanhouselondon.uk

Explore the cultures of Japan this half term with a series of free family workshops. During each workshop, participants can enjoy learning about Japan and unleashing their creativity with activities including...

Theatre & Cinema

Frozen the Musical

Venue: Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Website: www.lwtheatres.co.uk

Set the magic free with Disney’s spectacular FROZEN. The award-winning musical brings to life a world of sumptuous beauty, humour and iconic music in a jaw-dropping production to melt hearts of all ages.

Fulham Palace Parkrun

Venue: Bishop's Park

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/fulhampalace

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Free to join but you must register before you first go along. Take part whatever your pace,...

Grace and Poise Academy Ballet

Venue: The Arts Centre

Address: Hounslow

Website: www.theartscentre.co.uk

Grace & Poise academy is the First Muslim Ballet School offering professional high quality ballet classes from age 2 yrs+, with girls only classes from age 6yrs+. As an Awarding body with a unique ballet...

Theatre & Cinema

Horrible Histories tour of the Terrible Thames!

Venue: Tower Bridge Quay (next to Tower Bridge)

Website: www.birminghamstage.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...

Kidzania

Venue: Westfield London Shopping Centre

Website: www.kidzania.co.uk

A child-size city located in Westfield London. Kidzania is a fun and inspiring educational experience for children aged 4 to 14. In this outdoor city run by kids your little ones will have the chance...

Theatre & Cinema

Matilda the Musical

Venue: Cambridge Theatre

Website: www.lwtheatres.co.uk

Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. The award winning musical from the...

Museum Explorer Trails

Venue: The British Museum

Website: www.britishmuseum.org

Museum explorer trails take you on a fascinating journey of exploration and discovery around the Museum. On the way you'll track down amazing treasures and see intriguing objects from human history.Museum...

Park Play

Venue: Osterley Park and House

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Want to get active? Join ParkPlay at Osterley every Saturday morning from 9.30am, for a play session of fun and games for all the family. Please register for ParkPlay before joining by visiting https://park-play.com/register/...

Pattern Pod

Venue: Science Museum

Website: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

In Pattern Pod, children can explore water ripples without getting their feet wet, create symmetrical images on touch screens, follow robot trails and much more. Fun, interactive exhibits encourage them...

Peaceful Play

Venue: Oxyden Indoor Activity Parks

Address: Acton

Website: www.oxygenfreejumping.co.uk

Peaceful Play sessions include all the fun of a regular Freejumping session! That’s interconnected trampolines, an obstacle course, activity pit, dodgeball and giant airbag! Peaceful Play sessions in...

Red Arrows 3D

Venue: Science Museum

Website: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

This stunning 3D film, with flight motion technology, allows you to feel for yourself what it's like in the cockpit as the 'Reds' fly in close formation and perform impressive solo manoeuvres. Then you...

Sumeet's Step to Step

Venue: The Arts Centre

Address: Hounslow

Website: www.theartscentre.co.uk

For more than 13 years Sumeet has trained dancers of all ages and levels. His vision is to imbibe understanding of Bollywood dance in every individual who loves to dream, is willing to work and can visualize...

The Crime Gallery

Venue: National Justice Museum

Website: www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk

Free family activities and exhibitions exploring a range of topics relating to crime. Test your knowledge and discover interesting facts by taking the fun crime-related quiz and play a range of crime-related...

The Heath Robinson Young Art Academy

Venue: Verden Gallery

Address: 1st floor, West House

Website: www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org

A serious art club for young people, teaching traditional and contemporary methods of producing art. Attendees will have the opportunity to work towards attaining Arts Award Qualifications. Tuesday (8-11...

Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery

Venue: Science Museum

Website: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

This unmissable interactive experience will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination, and inspire you to see the world around you in new and exciting ways. Enjoy live science shows and demonstrations...

Zumba with Blossom

Venue: The Arts Centre

Address: Hounslow

Website: www.theartscentre.co.uk/classes

Get moving and grooving every Sunday, 3-4pm with the wonderful Blossom! Zumba is a fun, high-energy dance workout that incorporates music and movement from all over the world. It's a great way to stay...

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