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Things to do this weekend in London with kids: 27-28 April

Things to do this weekend in London with kids: 27-28 April

Marsh & ParsonsAre 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!



Love Your Line: Transport Museum Acton Depot Open Weekend

You’ve been to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, your kids are mad for it, but have you been to the depot?! This weekend you have a chance to learn more about London’s Underground lines at The Museum Depot in Acton – a working museum store housing over 320,000 objects that’s only open to the public three times a year so don’t miss out. Family activities will include track building, virtual reality immersive maintenance, miniature railway rides, planting a seed train and bite-sized family tours. Food stalls and a picnic area will be outside the depot.

When: 27-28 April
Where: 2 Museum Way, 118 – 120 Gunnersbury Lane, London W3 9BQ
Cost: Over 18, £12. Under 18, free.
Ages: all
More info: website


Barbican Conservatory Open Day

A tropical oasis in the heart of London, that’s free to explore? Yes please. This Sunday the Barbican Conservatory is having a free open day. Come recharge and relax amongst the exotic fish and 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees. Then open your eyes and realise the monkeys you hear are your children. If you fancy it there’s also a unique afternoon tea on offer, with cakes and savouries each inspired by a fruit, flower or herb grown in the Conservatory.

When: 28 April, 12pm-5pm
Where: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
Cost: free
Ages: all
More info: website


Playing Up at Tate Britain

Playing Up (a collaboration between Theatre of Research, Live Art Development Agency and Tate Early Years and Family Programme) is a game for families to play together. Join a hands-on introduction to live art that encourages children’s creativity, confidence and imagination. Museum assistants will explain how to play the game and give you all the props and materials you need. Then you are free to go off as a family and start playing up around the gallery.

When: 27 April, 12pm-5pm
Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG
Cost: free
Ages: all
More info: website


Spring Themed Storytelling with Vanessa Woolf at Leighton House Museum

Celebrate the Spring season with an afternoon of enchanting storytelling with Vanessa Woolf. Featuring Echo and Narcissus at 2pm and Why Dogs Chase Cats, a tale from the Orient at 3pm: choose to attend just one or stay for both. Families can also try exploring the house with the new Scavenger Hunt Trail, the first of a series of fun and interactive trails helping you discover Leighton, his house and garden. Ask for a pack in reception.

When: 27 April, 2 – 3:30pm
Where: Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ
Cost: Children £3, free for accompanying adult
Ages: 4 – 11 years old
More info: website


St Georges Day Celebration at Museum of Childhood

Celebrate with the joyful folk traditions from England and the diverse cultures of people living in London. Live music, dance performances, puppet shows, crafts and more.

27 April, 11.30am-4.30pm
Cost: free
Ages: all
More info: website



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