Free family activities and ‘real-life’ mermaids to feature at London Seafood Festival 2018

    Battersea Power Station
    Credit: London Seafood Festival

    Meet a real-life mermaid and take part in a whole host of fun family-friendly activities at this year’s London Seafood Festival

    If your little one has ever fancied meeting a ‘real-life’ mermaid, get yourself down to London Seafood Festival at Battersea Power Station this month!

    The event, which officially opens on Wednesday 20 June, will welcome the Cornwall-based St Ives Mermaid from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 June, and the mythical marvel will even be available for photos. Charity donations will be collected from the Battersea Foundation and Action Against Hunger throughout the festival, too.

    Credit: London Seafood Festival

    Other fun family-friendly activities taking place over the weekend include face painting, cooking demonstrations and appearances from the incredible Miss Ballooniverse, who will be creating balloon magic at the festival on 23 June from 1pm to 4pm.

    Or if bubble art is more to your fancy, don’t miss Bubble Inc, who are holders of several bubble-specific Guinness World Records and will be bringing a magical underwater atmosphere to the event on Sunday 24 June, 12pm to 5pm.

    Face painting
    Credit: London Seafood Festival

    Travelling without your kids in tow? Tickets to Hollywood classic South Pacific are still available (24 June, 5.30pm), or learn how to pair seafood snacks with delicious ‘natural’ wines with expert Phil Barnett on 20 June, 6.30pm to 7.45pm.

    London-based restaurant Mother will also be serving up their Clam Pizza Special as part of this year’s festival, which will be available on the menu from 20 to 24 June, loading a sourdough base with fresh cockles, parsley and extra virgin olive oil.

    The event will take place at Circus West Village, which is accessible from Sloane Square, Victoria, Queenstown Road, Battersea Park, Vauxhall and Pump House Lane. Download a map here.

    See the full list of family-friendly activities on the London Seafood Festival website.

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