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Get Arty Photo credit Jane Moorhouse

Get Arty at the Abbey
Westminster Abbey
June 11 and 18
Ages 5-14

Children are invited to Westminster Abbey to help celebrate 1,000 years of artistic inspiration with a range of activities and themes on offer. Book via


KidZania London
Westfield London
From June 25
Ages 4 to 14

Watch the excitement on your children’s faces as they try out role playing activities in the bank, on stage or as police officers within KidZania City.

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Poolside crash courses
Poolside Manor, Lyndhurst Gardens
5 week-long courses commencing July 18
Ages 3 and over
See website for pricing information

Holiday crash-courses are the perfect way for children to enjoy their time off and release their energy. Poolside is also offering parent and toddler summer courses (Wednesdays and Fridays from July 20 to August 19, with the option of either five or 10 sessions).

Dr Seuss

The Fantastic World of Dr Seuss
Discover Children’s Story Centre
From July 23, 2016 to June 2017
Ages 0-11
Under 2s free, children and adults £5, family of 4 £18

This exhibition is inspired by Dr Seuss’ funny stories. Climb onto the Once-ler Wagon, dress up as Thing 1 and Thing 2, play music with the Boom Band and maybe even come across The Cat in the Hat or Sam I Am!

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Children’s Summer Classes
Royal Academy of Dance
July 25-29 and August 1-5
£100 for one week (sibling discounts available)
Ages 4-7

Themed classes let kids use their imaginations to create an original dance with their teachers. The week ends with a lively presentation for parents and guardians.

Dino Snores Photo Credit Natural History Museum, London

Dino Snores
Hintze Hall, National History Museum
August 12
£60 (members £54)
Ages 7-11

Ever wondered what goes on at the museum when everyone has gone home? Come and find out at this exciting sleepover for kids (must be accompanied by an adult).

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Above and Beyond
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Until August 29
Adults £9, children £6

Your family can learn how to fly like a bird with ‘Spread Your Wings’, take an ‘Elevator to Space’ and enjoy the view of Earth from above, or go on a ‘Marathon to Mars’.

Alligators Mouth

The Alligator’s Storytime
The Alligator’s Mouth, Richmond
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Age 2-6

This fun children’s bookshop offers regular storytelling slots featuring a choice selection of picture books plus a poem and/or song.

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