What to see and do with your Little Londoners this weekend.
Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave
Whether you want to think of it as early Glasto training for your Little Londoners or an afternoon of escapism to life before-kids, the Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave is unquestionably where it’s at this weekend. The fabulous Readers Wifes of Duckie fame (in conjunction with reams of bubbles, confetti and glitter cannons) will have you and your Little Londoners cutting loose on the dance floor all afternoon.
Sunday 19 October | 2-4:30pm
London Film Festival
It ends this weekend, so be sure not to miss out on London’s spectacular, all-things-film, festival! This annual event, organised since 1953, is a fantastic opportunity to see the latest films, to join in with some nerdy lectures and to experience the glamour and buzz of the “Red Carpet”.
Song of the Sea, an animated tale from Ireland, is a good family friendly choice for this weekend.
Saturday 18-Sunday 19 October
17 venues across London
If your Little Londoner is a mini bookworm, then a trip to the Brixton Kids’ BookJam for five-12 year olds will really make their weekend! Little Londoners will have the chance to meet all the big names in children’s books, including Emer Stamp, author of ‘The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig’, and Andrew Weale, winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award 2013.
There will also be writing workshops, a number of age specific activities and a pop-up bookshop by the wonderful Tales on Moon Lane. (http://talesonmoonlane.co.uk)
Saturday 18 October | 1-7pm
Beauty and the Beast
The Birmingham Royal Ballet’s magical production of this firm family favourite will enchant and inspire Little and Big Londoners alike. The much loved tale of a cruel Prince who finds salvation in the heart of a beautiful girl is brought to life through the unfolding pages of Philip Prowse’s stunning storybook set and gorgeous costumes, making this a truly beautiful production.
Friday 17-Saturday 18 October | 7:30pm
London’s parks are awash with autumnal colours this year, and those bright oranges, copper reds and dusty yellows are at their best right now.
So why not make the most of London’s parks and plan a long, leafy walk that ends with a well-earned, cosy pub lunch?
Visit projectwildthing.com for some entertaining and educational autumnal activities for kids.
And here are some of our favourite spots for post-walk pub lunches:
The Windsor Castle, near Hyde Park: thewindsorcastlekensington.co.uk
The Holly Bush, near Hampstead Heath: hollybushhampstead.co.uk