Highgate Fair in the Square
Pond Square & South Grove, Highgate
The theme for this year’s Fair in the Square is the Queen’s 90th birthday, with a ‘Hunt the Crown’ game, crown-making, storytelling, Punch & Judy, steel band playing, cupcake decorating, circus skills, Shoot4Goal, fair rides and a Sheep Show.
21st London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2016
London Regatta Centre
Up to 40 teams will battle it out for four cups, while on dry land a South East Asia inspired food festival will take place with live music, martial arts displays and traditional Chinese lion dancing.
The 3foot People Festival
Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Adults and children over 2 £11, under-twos £5.50
All ages, but particularly preschoolers
The largest outdoor festival exclusively for preschool children will be packed full of activities and performances including arts and craft sessions, an enormous sandpit, a mini farm and storytelling.
Moths and butterflies
£15 per family (2 adults, with up to 3 children)
Ages 4 and over
Kids can identify the species of moths caught in the humane trap and set them free again as well as using sweep nets to catch day-flying moths and butterflies in the meadow.
Three-day adult ticket £25 (£18 concession), accompanied under-12s go free
Families can watch the capital’s culinary elite cooking, visit Street Food Avenue and the Vintage Tea Room and explore the Children’s Cookery School.
Larmer Tree Festival
Larmer Tree Gardens
Weekend tickets from £170
Mr Bloom from CBeebies will delight ‘Little Larmers’ with veggie stories, gardening games and catchy nursery songs. Other children’s events include puppetry, theatre and a disco for under-tens, and a special area for under-fives.
Chilli Fiesta 2016
West Dean Gardens
For price information see website
This family-friendly festival offers a vintage steam funfair, face painting, Punch and Judy shows, Rock School workshops, fireworks and The Great Chilli Throwing Contest.
The Siege of 1216
Dover Castle, Kent
For pricing information see website
Join the action 800 years on from when Dover Castle came under siege. Explore the gruesome history, meet the menacing characters and hear their gory stories before witnessing the drama of siege warfare.