Our pick of the best things to do in the capital this weekend…
1. Alice in Wonderland character creation
Sutton House is a Tudor property surviving in an East London community. This half term, children are invited to come down and create surreal Alice in Wonderland characters inspired by the house’s own quirky folk.
When: Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th, Wednesday 15th and Sunday 19th February, 12pm to 5pm
How much: Adults, £5; children, £2.50
Where: Sutton House & Breaker’s Yard, 2-4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London E9 6JQ
2. The First Hippo on the Moon
Based on David Walliams’ children’s book, The First Hippo on the Moon is an explosively funny space adventure which sees the rich Hercules Waldorf-Franklin III and the ingenious Sheila compete to be the first hippo to make it up into the night sky.
When: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February, times vary
How much: From £8 each
Where: Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, North Finchley, London N12 0GA
3. London Children’s Book Swap
Bring along a book or two to swap at his lovely drop-in event, run in conjunction with Discover Children’s Story Centre. There are lots of family-friendly activities and entertainment planned, and expect cool costumed characters, too.
When: Saturday 11th February, 12pm to 4pm
How much: Free!
Where: Hackney Empire, 91 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ
0208 985 242