What’s on this weekend: October 8th & 9th

    Our top picks of things to do with your little ones this weekend


    1. Fagin’s Twist

    The ambitious and energetic reimagining of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist by innovative hip-hop company Avant Garde Dance draws parallels between Victorian London and modern society. The eclectic show shines the spotlight on the complex – and perhaps misunderstood – character of Fagin. Suitable for ages eight years and over.

    When: Until Saturday 15th October, performance times vary
    How much: from £12 each
    Where: The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PY
    0207 121 1100


    2. The Big Draw

    Children big and small are encouraged to get creative with this month-long festival of drawing activities. The theme this year is The STEAM Powered Big Draw Festival, as part of a campaign to give arts subjects parity with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This weekend’s family-friendly event explores space.

    When: Saturday 8th October, 10am – 12pm. Other events throughout October, see website for full event details.
    How much: Free!
    Where: Sydenham School, Dartmouth Road, London SE26 4RD


    3. Hidden Treasures and Sea Legends family rave

    Everyone from the smallest swashbucklers to the biggest buccaneers will enjoy this event. Expect the excitement of a mini festival, with glitter cannons, balloons and bubble machines.

    When: Saturday 8th October, 2pm
    How much: Adults, £9; child, £6; non-walkers go free
    Where: Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, London E14 4AL