The holidays have begun and we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly things to do in London and our local area this summer.
1. Beach East
The beach is back at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. A gigantic paddling pool and funfair rides will entertain the kids whilst you relax at one of the two beach bars. The 2016 Olympic games will also be aired on big screens from 6 – 21 August.
For more info visit their website >>> www.beacheast.co.uk
2. The Beach at intu Lakeside
Lakeside will be hosting a beach event up until the 4th September with their own sandy beach, paddling pool and rides. There will also be lots of free entertainment lined up including Hoola hoop workshops and everyone’s sea side favourite: Punch and Judy.
Get an exclusive online offer on ride tokens here.
3. intu Lakeside Superheroes:
6 weeks of free superhero fun is scheduled for you at Lakeside including the chance to meet DC Comics heroes Batman, Superman and Wonderwoman. See the list of workshops and activities available online >>> http://intu.co.uk/lakeside/events/summer
4. Cinema offers:
Get discounts on movie tickets at your local cinema during the holidays.
Vue: Tickets from £1.99 for adults and children, every Saturday and Sunday morning and every day in school holidays. Availability of the MINI MORNINGS offer might vary according to regional school holiday differences. Customers should check with the cinema they plan to attend.
Cineworld: Tickets from £2.00 for juniors during school holidays and adults save £1.50 weekdays before 5pm.
5. Dino Snores at the Natural History Museum
Every month the Natural History Museum hosts a sleepover giving you the chance to investigate the museum at night. There’s a torch-lit tour to the darkest depths of the galleries, nature puzzles and other activities before you snuggle down for the night in the Central Hall, in the shadow of Diplodocus. Dino Snores sell out quickly so booking in advance is essential. >>> Book now.
6. Hackney City Farm
Free entry is available to the Hackney City Farm in east London. The community hub homes farmyard animals from sheep to chickens, goats and donkeys. A variety of activities are also on offer during the week. Find out more on their website. >>> http://hackneycityfarm.co.uk
7. Science Museum
Next door to the Natural History Museum is the ever popular Science Museum. Make science and technology fun with exhibitions on space, how bubbles are made and even gaming. >>> www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
8. The Tiger Who Came to Tea
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! Packed with sing-along songs and clumsy chaos, this is a stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem.
6 August – 4 September 2016
Cadogan Hall, Chelsea
9. Aliens Love Underpants
Based on the best-selling children’s book, this zany show includes stunning effects, madcap action and original music with plenty of aliens! It’s fresh and funny and perfect for the whole family, especially the very young.
19 – 20 August 2016
Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Buy your tickets here.
10. Jungle Drums – create & play workshop
Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities. Each session is themed around a popular children’s story, and includes a ‘make to take home’.
Thursday 25th August | 10am-12pm
Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
Book your slot here.