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The great outdoors

Party in the Square Duke of York Square September 26 Free All ages trotters.co.uk Children’s retailer Trotters is celebrating 25 years in business with a family party, including a petting zoo, pony rides, cookery classes, live music and children’s performances, face painting with Galt, Harper Collins storytelling and book signings, an arts and crafts area, […]

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Swimming lessons and activity days Poolside Manor From September 5 Ages and prices vary poolsidemanor.com Poolside Manor is offering swimming tuition for kids and adults of all ages and abilities, seven days per week. It is also running multi-activity day camps and swimming crash courses from October 26 to 30 (ages 3-12) as well as […]

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Theatre & entertainment

The Gruffalo The Lyric Theatre July 1 to September 6 From £14.50 Age 3+ Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of The Gruffalo. Expect songs, laughter and scary fun. Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz London Wonderground Southbank July 11-19 From £9 Ages 0-7 Mother-of-two Ali McGregor […]

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Boogie on the Beach JW3, Finchley Road July 14 (10am) £6 Age: 0-5 (must be accompanied by an adult) Get moving in this action-packed movement session for little ones. Romp and roll in the sand to some classic beach time tunes that perfectly fit the sea theme. International Joust Week Arundel Castle July 21-26 All […]

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The great indoors

KidZania London Westfield London From June 25 £10-28 4 to 14 Watch the excitement on your children’s faces as they try out more than 60 role play activities in the bank, on stage or fighting crime on the streets as police officers within KidZania City. Magic Carpet Storytelling The National Gallery Sundays Free Age 2-5 […]

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Theatre and entertainment

Dragon Babies Foyer Spaces, Southbank Centre May 4, 11, 18; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Age 3-5 £5 (one adult and one child) southbankcentre.co.uk Image credit: Alx Leeks Bring your little ones along to shake, rattle and gong! During this fun session, your child will experience the sounds of Southbank Centre’s beautiful Gamelan (Javanese […]

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Isabella Plantation All year round Free All ages royalparks.org.uk Image credit: Greywolf The Royal Parks The Isabella Plantation is a sight to behold in May as it bursts with colour from the exotic azaleas and rhododendrons in bloom. Covering 40 acres, this woodland garden is set within a Victorian woodland plantation that was planted in […]

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Forty Hall Folklore! Forty Hall Estate May 28 (11am–1pm and 2pm–4pm) £5 (£4 advance booking) Age 7-11 fortyhallestate.co.uk Explore the Numinous exhibition and search around the Hall for folklore creatures. Children will be inspired by folk tales and create their own folklore creatures in this creative workshop. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sensational […]

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Tales Big Day Out Chickenshed Theatre April 18 (10am to 12.30pm or 2.30pm to 5pm) Ages 0-6 £8 (free to babies under 1) chickenshed.org.uk Tales Big Day Out is an enjoyable and entertaining outing for all the family. Children will have the opportunity to take part in an interactive workshop and watch a fun performance […]

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The great indoors

Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea Natural History Museum March 27 to September 13 £4.50-£24 (free for members) www.nhm.ac.uk Coral reefs are home to almost a quarter of all marine species. Meet the inhabitants of these richly diverse habitats, and find out why reefs are so important and how their future is being secured. […]

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