What’s on in London this weekend: April 21 & 22

    Four fun events to entertain the kids this weekend


    1. The Canterville Ghost

    London Children’s Ballet returns to The Peacock to bring you the ballet version of Oscar Wilde’s witty tale set in the 1920s. The all-child cast tells the story of Sir Simon Canterville who has haunted his ancestral home successfully for centuries. That is, until a new family moves in…

    When: Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 April
    How much: From £14 each
    Where: The Peacock, Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A 2HT


    2. Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

    This dazzling exhibition explores the endless ways in which colour shapes our world. There’s something for everyone, with interactive displays including an Art Machine, a Mood Room and Colour Café exhibit where you can learn why only certain colours tempt our taste buds.

    When: Until Sunday 28 October
    How much: Adults, £7; children, £4; under-threes go free
    Where: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ
    020 8699 1872


    3. Aliens Love Underpants

    This zany and hilarious children’s book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort is brought to life on stage for the first time at London Southbank’s Underbelly Festival, with stunning effects, madcap action and plenty of original music. It’s a fresh, funny and heart-warming production that will delight the whole family.

    When: Until Sunday 3 June, performance times vary
    How much: From £11.50 each
    Where: Underbelly Festival, Belvedere Road Coach Park, London SE1 8XX
    0333 344 4167


    4. Grandad’s Island

    This heart-warming tale, told by Engine House in association with York Theatre Royal, is filled with songs and laughter. Syd’s favourite person in the world is his grandad – and the feeling is mutual. Join the duo as they head off on an intrepid adventure through the jungle that will change their lives forever.

    When: Sunday 22 April, 1pm and 3pm
    How much: £7 each
    Where: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG
    020 8692 4446