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What’s on in London this month: 3 of the best activities for young children

Here is a sampling of three of the best free and affordable activities for babies and toddlers in London to keep them happy until the end of July. If you can recommend any other great events or activities for young children in London, please feel free to add a comment and link below!

1. Something’s Happening for kids: Fun dance for family audiences

Somethings Happening for kids - Childrens Dance workshops and performances for familiesTop of our list is this wonderful new family event featuring interactive dance and circus performances designed especially for young audiences. We are especially looking forward to The Light Garden, commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and created by award winning filmmaker Rachel Davies: “Follow animated pebbles by torchlight to reach tents and a smouldering campfire.  Explore a magical cave, a beanbag hillside with crawling ladybirds and learn how to control the weather.  As the sky shifts from dawn to dusk, dancers appear in the moon.” As if enchanting performances isn’t enough, there will be face painting, stories, music, arts and crafts activities and much, much more. There’s a free place to store your bags and buggies, nappy changing facilities and our café will be serving a special children’s menu.

When: Saturday July 23rd, from 10:30 a.m.

Where: 17 Dukes Road, London WC1H 9PY (Euston Station) – click for map

Suitable for babies, toddlers, and children of any age. And their parents of course!

How much? £5 per person, or £15 for 4 people (one of whom must be an adult)

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2. Fantastic Mr Fox in Holland Park:

Fantastic Mr Fox opera in Holland ParkNo doubt you’ve read our review of the fantastic Fantastic Mr. Fox puppet show?  Now’s your chance to see a unique children’s opera of this classic tale, commissioned to benefit Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. Head out to the beautiful gardens of Holland Park with your family and enjoy the show.

When: July 28th & 30th.

Where: Holland Park, West London  – click for map

Suitable for children of all ages.

How much? £2.50 for children, £5.00 adults

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3. Gallery Plays at the V&A:

Gallery plays at the V and A Museum in LondonDelightful performances throughout the summer thanks to the Little Lights Theatre Company’s work with Museum curators to highlight the important characters involved in the creation of the object, whether it is a member of the Royal Family, a famous artist or designer or just an ordinary person with an extraordinary story. They tell the story of the objects from this personal perspective, bringing an era of history to life along the way. Our favourites are Puppet on a String and Dragons, Lions and Football.

When: Saturdays throughout the summer, 11am/1pm/3pm.

Where: V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington – click for map

Suitable for all ages.

How much? Free.

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Your recommendations?

We’d love to hear about other free and affordable activities for young children in London. Just leave a comment and a link below!

Written by Janis P.

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  1. Perhaps you would like to bring your children to a live radio recording?

    Wireless Theatre KIDS is an online audio theatre company specialising in bringing radio drama and stories to children – our aim is to encourage young people to listen to theatre as well as music on their iPods and MP3 players and to encourage them to learn through listening. We are part of the multi-award winning Wireless Theatre Company, who’s website reached over 2.5 million hits last year and who are hugely passionate about bringing radio drama to the Facebook generation – having worked with over one hundred and fifty actors and writers including Nigel Plainer, Prunella Scales, Nicholas Parsons, Timothy West, Rula Lenska, Christopher Timothy, Samantha Bond and many more up and coming talents, we have secured a reputation for producing some of the best audio drama around.

    ‘Help! I’m A Prisoner In A Toothpaste Factory’ is a live recording written by the legendary John Antrobus (The Bedsitting Room, The Goon Show) which will take place for one day only on 30th July at 2.30pm at The Leicester Square Theatre’s Main House.

    The show will be a live audio, visual feast created before your very eyes.

    Join our hero, Ronnie, as he finds himself trapped in a toothpaste factory! With hilarious characters, live music, wacky visuals and live sound effects performed by the magnificent Foley Brothers. Come and join us to discover more about the exciting world of radio drama!

    Tickets are £10, and £7.50 for children – however we can offer very good deals for group bookings.

    For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Leicester Square Theatre’s website, or call box office on 08448 733433.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any more information at all about our show, or about the Wireless Theatre KIDS website.

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