Five fun things to get up to in the capital this weekend
1. May Fayre & Puppet Festival
That’s the way to do it! This spring, Covent Garden comes alive for its annual May Fayre & Puppet Festival. Besides the regular Punch & Judy celebrations, there’s also folk music, dancers, clowns, jugglers, workshops and stalls to enjoy.
When: Sunday 14 May, 10.30am to 5.30pm
How much: Free!
Where: The garden of St Paul’s Church, Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED
0207 375 0441
2. Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk
Peppa Pig and Save The Children have organised this great way for little ones to explore the outdoors for a worthy cause. Children can be sponsored to walk or splash in puddles at the park. Register online for details.
When: Until Sunday 14 May
How much: Free!
Where: locations nationwide
3. Ninjago World
The brand new Lego Ninjago World takes guests through interactive scenes in training for Ninjago The Ride at Legoland Windsor. This thrilling ride uses 4D effects of heat, smoke and wind, enabling riders to virtually throw fire balls, ice and lightning using nothing but their hands!
When: From May – see website for details
How much: From £30 each
Where: Legoland Windsor, Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 4AY
0845 373 2640
4. Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies is back at the Natural History Museum! Get up close to stunning species in this outdoor exhibition, including the Swallowtail, Blue Morpho, Moon Moth and more with live specimens, games and interactive displays.
When: Until Sunday 17 September, 10am to 5.50pm
How much: £6.50 each; under-fours go free
Where: East Lawn, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
0207 942 5000
5. The Robot Zoo
This exhibition features larger-than-life animals that have been innovatively recreated using familiar machine parts and gadgets to reveal how their real-life counterparts see, eat, hunt and hide. Interactive exhibits give you the chance to try jet-propelled squad racing, shoot a chameleon’s ‘tongue-gun’ and design a mutant robot.
When: Until Sunday 29 October, 10.30am to 5pm
How much: Adults, £7; children, £4; under-fours go free
Where: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ
020 8699 1872