What’s On This Weekend: July 2nd & 3rd

    If your little ones are still sulking over England’s footballing woes, and aren’t that bothered about the tennis at Wimbledon, keep them amused this weekend with these fab ideas…


    1. Sensational Butterflies

    From chomping camouflaged caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, experience the magic of one of nature’s most fascinating life cycles in this outdoor exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Wander among some of the world’s most stunning tropical butterflies, including the swallowtail and blue morpho species, and learn about their lives through live specimens, games and interactive displays.

    When: Until Sunday September 11th
    How much: £6.50 each; family ticket, £22 (including donation); under-fours go free
    Where: East Lawn, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD


    2.Bugsy Malone

    Fat Sam’s Grand Slam returns to the Lyric. Director Sean Holmes brings the production to life, so join Bugsy, Blousey and Talulah for electrifying choreography and classic songs.

    When: Until Sunday 4th September – performance times vary
    How much: £15 – £40 each
    Where: Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London W6 0QL


    3. Greenwich & Docklands International Festival

    With plenty for families to get involved with, GDIF 2016 brings together awesome night-time spectaculars with street theatre, art installations and dance, all coming together to showcase Royal Greenwich and East London at its most creative.

    When: July 2nd is the final day
    How much: Free!
    Where: Venues across London, see website for details