What’s on in London this weekend: 10 & 11 February

    Five fun events to brighten up a winter weekend with the kids


    1. Bear & Butterfly

    Bear and Caterpillar are the best friends, but what happens when Caterpillar stops munching and begins to look sick? This tale of love, loss and friendship is told through storytelling, puppetry and live music.

    When: Friday 9 and Saturday 10 February, times vary
    How much: £7 each
    Where: Half Moon Theatre, 43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND
    0207 709 8900


    2. Dusty’s Puddle-Jumping Championships

    News splash! Dusty the duck is back this half term with his puddle-jumping competition. Don your wellies and enjoy splashing about in the fresh air. It is free with admission, so be sure to do a bit of nature spotting in the grounds afterwards.

    When: Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February, 9.30am to 4.30pm
    How much: Adults, from £11; children, from £6; under-fours go free
    Where: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT
    0208 409 4400



    3. Wondrous Woodland’s Dad’s Day

    This fun day down at Sydenham Hill Wood is especially for fathers and their little ones. Learn about the different trees, build dens together and gather around a campfire to toast marshmallows. Book in advance to avoid missing out!

    When: Sunday 11 March, 11am to 4pm
    How much: Free!
    Where: Sydenham Hill Wood, Crescent Wood Road, Sydenham Hill, London SE26 6LS
    0203 897 6151


    4. Cirque Berserk!

    Now in its fifth year, this jaw-dropping spectacular returns with more than 30 jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, daredevil stuntmen and the hair-raising motorcycle act, Globe of Death.

    When: Until Saturday 17 February, times vary
    How much: Adults, from £15; children, from £7.50
    Where: The Peacock, Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A 2HT


    5. Bright Sparks

    This humorous and visually exciting play explores the beauty of difference and how things are always better when people work together. Watch as two opposite characters get their wires crossed and their noodles in a muddle as they strive to find ways to work and play together.

    When: Saturday 11 February, 1pm and 3pm
    How much: £7 each
    Where: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG
    0208 692 4446