There is always loads to do in London with the little ones, but here are the best of the free and affordable events for the Under Fives the next few weeks. Hope this helps, please send comments, suggestions, tips and reviews to me!! Thanks, Laura
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS
Tel: 020 7638 4141
WATCH THIS SPACE FAMILY MATINEE:
THE PLANETS – AN HD ODYSSEY
The Houston Symphony and music director Hans Graf merge the astronomical expertise of the United States’ space industry with a symphonic classic, Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Acclaimed filmmaker and scientist Dr. Duncan Copp, a member of the NASA team has created a new films to accompany a live performance of The Planet.
Sat 16 October, 3:00 pm
Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Tel: 0871 663 2500
NICOLA BENDETTI: CLOSE UP
Nicola Benedetti makes an informal appearance on The Clore Balllroom at Royal Festival Hall to introduce and sign her new CD. This is also an opportunity to hear Nicola perform a selection of short works, an experience sure to inspire an audience of all ages.
Sun October 17, 2:00 pm
Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG
Tel: 020 7323 8394
Open 10:00-5:30 pm daily
Admission: free for permanent collection
DRAWING THE WORLD
Saturday 9th October 11:00 – 4:00 pm, all ages, tickets required for some events
Take part in the Big Draw at the British Museum with a fun-filled day of events for adults, families and children.
Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Tel: 0207 845 4600
Open 10:00 – 6:00 pm, daily.
Admission: £5 adults, £4 children
FREE FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Saturday 9th October, 11:30 – 12:30
The Free Family Workshops invite families to be creative and learn together through a range of activities including painting and model making. This session will focus on mini-beasts, music and masks. Under fives welcome
Ages 6 – 12, drop-in, spaces allocated on arrival from 1:00 pm on the day, children must be accompanied by an adult.
MINI MAKE BELIEVE
First Sunday of the month, 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Children aged 5 and under and their families are welcomed into the new Mini Make Believe workshops. Collect your free ticket from 11:00 on the day from the information desk in Seamen’s Hall.
Free with admission, tickets allocated on arrival from 11:00 on the day
FAMILY AND BABY CINEMA
BARBICAN: E.T. Saturday 16th October, 11:00 (all ages)
RENIOR RUSSELL SQUARE: Little Nicholas. Sunday 7th November 11:30 (all ages)
ELECTRIC CINEMA: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Saturday 2nd October, 10:30 (all ages)
BIG SCREAM GATE NOTTING HILL: Made in Dagenham. Tuesday 5th October, 10:30 (carers and babies) http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Gate_Picturehouse/Whats_On/Clubs_Groups/