It’s been very wet in London, but moments of sunshine are promised, so make the most and head out with the kids this weekend.
Take the kids along to Little Venice’s Puppet Barge Theatre, to see a retelling of Aesop’s classic fable The Hare and the Tortoise, alongside some of his other stories. Puppet Barge Theatre, £12, book ahead, 20 May-9 July
Head to Waterloo for a skate session, and a screening of Inside Out. Choose between watching the film yourself, or tucking into brunch at the cafe.
House of Vans , free, just turn up, Sunday 21st May 10.30am/12.30pm
A Sicilian-themed market is popping up in Spitalfields, with food and drink from the region, traditional performances, cooking sessions, a traditional puppet theatre and more. Bishops Square, free entry, just turn up, 20-21 May
What do you get when you take a fully decked out nightclub and add in face painting, inflatable props and a ball pool? A family friendly party, harking back to the heady days of rave.
Saturday 20the MayHalf Moon Pub, Putney, £8, book ahead, 1pm-3pm
Take your little ones to the Museum of London Docklands for a free family festival this weekend with craft and storytelling activities to enjoy. Enter a jungle sensory space inspired by the animals that used to arrive at the docks before being sold to zoos and circuses. Learn about the sugar and spices that were once stored in the museum when it was a working warehouse, and recreate the food that sailors would have eaten as they travelled the world.
There will also be a storytelling picnic outside on the quayside, with tales such as The Tiger Who Came To Tea brought to life.
The weekend is a celebration of children’s contributions to museums and is part of the Takeover Day project coordinated by the charity Kids in Museums.
The Toddler takeover at the Museum of London Docklands is on 20-21 May, 10.30am-4pm. Entry is free.
Starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s, the exhibition includes works by the most celebrated American artists. Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg – all boldly experimented with printmaking. Experience this extraordinary history through their eyes. KIDS GO FREE!
The stunning collection of some 200 props, models, costumes and artwork from the original Star Wars films, an interactive identity quest and insightful scientific content,
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