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Things to do in London this weekend with kids: 30-31 March

Things to do in London this weekend with kids: 30-31 March

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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!

Two important things to factor into your weekend plans this week – the clocks leap forward an hour at 1am Sunday. And Sunday is a truly special day, it’s Mother’s Day. So mums reading this I’m sure you just need to sit back and relax and leave the planning to someone else for a change!



Family Open Day at the Crossness Engines

Many mums may feel a special kinship with the job of a sewage treatment facility, so perhaps this is an apt outing for Mother’s Day. Or, get someone to take the kids while you have some precious alone time (sleep). At this open day everyone has the opportunity to have a look at the wonderfully ornate buildings and engines, to take in the exhibition and learn something of the Victorian sewer system which continues to serve the capital. One of the four engines, Prince Consort, will be in steam.

When: 31 Mar; 10:30am-5pm, with last entry at 4pm
Where: The Crossness Engines, Thames Water Sewage Treatment Works, Bazalgette Way, SE2 9AQ
Ages: all
Cost: Age 16 and over – £8.00, Age 5-15 – £2.00, under 5 free.
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Happy 185th Birthday William

Celebrate William Morris’s birthday and make a gift inspired by the Arts and Craft movement. Family Days are held here on the last Saturday of every month, when the Gallery is full of fun activities for families to make and do together.

When: 30 March; 1pm-4pm
Where: William Morris Gallery
Cost: Free
Ages: all
More info: Website


The Selfish Giant

Inspired by the touching children’s story by Oscar Wilde, The Selfish Giant explores an unusual friendship, and how even the grumpiest giant’s heart can melt when Spring finally comes. Expect powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design and enchanting music.

When:  31 March; 11am and 2pm
Where: artsdepot, 5 Nether Street Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, N12 0GA
Cost: Tickets from £9
Ages: 3+
More info: Website


Craft & Graft

This exhibition is best suited for older kids, and anyone psyched for science. How do you feed a million fruit flies? How does an eyelash become a scientific tool? Take a look behind the scenes at Britain’s biggest lab to discover the astonishing methods driving the latest biomedical advances. There are a range of hands-on activities to try.

When: 30 March; 10am – 6pm (exhibition runs until 30 Nov)
Where: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, NW1 1AT
Cost: Free
Ages: 14+ recommended to get the most out of the exhibition
More info: Website


Brick Wonders at The Horniman Museum

Calling all LEGO lovers – check out our review of this fantastic exhibition, a great choice for the weekend.




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