Things to do in London with kids this weekend: 18-19 May

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Are you looking for some things to do in London this weekend with kids? We’ve rounded up a great list of ideas to bring a little zing to your weekend. Enjoy!


Things to do in London this weekend with kids

Two Free Fairs at Dulwich Festival

The Dulwich Festival ends this weekend but it’s not going out quietly. There are still plenty of activities to choose from including a pair of fairs.

Love West Dulwich Spring Fair is a free local community fair, celebrating the best of the area. Taking place throughout the whole of West Dulwich, family-friendly activities include market stalls, crafts for children, dancing, face painting, street food and beer, fair rides, farm animals and live music. The local independent shops and businesses also organise activities and in-store promotions on the day.

Saturday 18 May; 11am-5pm
Where: Croxted Road, Park Hall Road and Rosendale Road, SE21
More info: website

Dulwich Park Fair is a free outdoor event that includes a fun fair, Vauxhall City Farm, Punch and Judy, the Magician, interactive performances and a dog show. The stage by the café will feature local musicians, brass bands, choirs and dance acts of all ages. There will be a huge variety of food, craft, drink and charity stalls.

When: 19 May; 12pm-5pm
Where: Dulwich Park, College Road, London SE21 7BQ
More info: website


Things to do in London this weekend with kids

Recreate Constable in LEGO at the Tate

Time for some high-brow LEGO building, kids. This Saturday children of all ages can help build a life-size replica of John Constable’s masterpiece ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’ in LEGO Bricks. Each participant will be able to create a unique section of the artwork mosaic.

When: 18 May 10am–5.30pm
Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG
Cost: free
Ages: all
More info: website


Things to do in London this weekend with kids

Lab Live: Curiosity with OKIDO

The Institute of Imagination has teamed up with OKIDO, the independent arts and science magazine for young children and their families, for Lab Live: Curiosity with OKIDO. After a sell-out event last September, they decided to host another 2-day Lab Live event and this year they are exploring curiosity, where it can take us and what wonders can be discovered when curiosity is encouraged.
See our EVENTS page for more details >>


Things to do in London this weekend with kids

Variety Show for Kids at Underbelly Festival

A show packed with comedy, circus, magic, music, thrills, skills, spectacle, and silliness rom some of the UK’s best variety performers. All completely family-friendly, as circus was meant to be!
Featuring: Mat Ricardo (MC), CBBC’s Howard Read (comic) and Oliver Tabor (magician).

When: 18 May; 1.15pm
Where: Underbelly Festival is located on the Southbank, in-between Southbank Centre, Jubilee Gardens and the London Eye, just off Belvedere Road
Cost: from £10.25
Ages: 6+
More info: website


Things to do in London this weekend with kids

Beasts of London at the Museum of London

In the Beasts of London, the Museum of London’s splashy new immersive experience, visitors travel through time from the Roman era to present day and discover how animals have shaped the city and its history. Check out our review of this exhibition >>



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