The Best Activities For Kids In London This Summer Holiday |
The school term has finally come to an end and that long summer holiday is stretched out ahead of us. Lauren Hyland from My Baba has pulled her picks of the best things to do around London and beyond with your little ones this summer.
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The Liquid Nitrogen Show

Picture the scene: a typical family sat around a dining table. Pretty normal right? Well, add in some liquid nitrogen and let the weird and wonderful science experiments commence. This show explores what happened to everyday objects when they’re exposed to -196°C temperatures – it promises to be weird and wonderful.


Walking with Dinosaurs

The critically-acclaimed Walking with Dinosaurs production is touring the UK over the summer, so be sure to grab tickets to a show near you. It features state of the art tech dinosaurs and is touted to be the best show about these prehistoric creatures in the world. The tour kicks off 20th July in Newcastle, touring the north and midlands before landing in London later in the year.


DC Exhibition: Dawn of Superheroes

The superb superhero exhibition must close 9th September, so this summer will be your last chance to see it. A celebration of DC history, the exhibition covers all of the iconic superheroes and villains, including Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman and The Joker. It’s a chance for adults and children to get up close and personal to their favourite heroes through costumes, comic books, models, and props from the films.


The Royal Institution Summer Schools

The RI’s brilliant summer schools return this July and August. They’re a brilliant opportunity for the kids to get hands-on with science and learning and with over 100 sessions to choose from, there really is something for everyone. From building underwater robots to mathematical origami to extracting their own DNA, we’re pretty envious these classes are only for children. Check out the website to find something suitable for your little ones.


Julia Donaldson’s The Scarecrows’ Wedding

Check out the award-winning production of The Scarecrow’s Wedding, a book by the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, transformed into a stage show. When scarecrow pair Betty and Harry decide to get married, Harry sets off to the beach to pick up some wedding day essentials. He returns to discover the farmer has replaced him with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake. Will Reginald ruin the wedding day and convince Betty he is the scarecrow for her?


Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney Fantasia

This immersive Disney music concert experience is taking place at The Vaults this summer. “It's time for a dance with a funky hippo, walk in a prehistoric wasteland, seek out the fairies in a magical forest and, if you dare, sneak into the Sorcerer's lair,” the website promises. Wander about the installation and experience Disney Fantasia soundtrack come to life.

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RSC’s Matilda The Musical UK & Ireland Tour

Who doesn’t love Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda? The brilliant children’s book has been turned into a musical by the Royal Shakespeare company and will be touring the UK until July 2019. The show has already won 86 major awards and 16 for best musical, so it’s definitely a must-see!


Gnomus: Caretaker of the Earth

Gnomus is a giant puppet who’ll be putting on a remarkable show at Kew Garden’s Temperate House. Since reopening after a five-year restoration period, the house is now home to 10,000 plants – and this friendly giant. Gnomus is a ‘caretaker of the earth’ and looks after the plants in Temperate House. He’ll be sharing stories with the children and teaching families about the importance and value of rare and endangered plants.


Harmonic by Cirque Bijou

Take in an aerial musical performance inside the Temperate House this summer. Cirque Bijou will be putting on a production of Harmonic. The show features three artists: a cellist, an aerial performer hanging from the ceiling by a rope and a counterweight performer who will move about on the ladders attached to the columns of the house.


Superhero Academy at ZSL London Zoo

School’s out, but not for superheroes! London Zoo are inviting young people to enlist in its Superhero Academy at the zoo. This family adventure requires children to dust off their capes and train in animal strength, night vision, agility and speed at ZSL’s special centre for superheroes.


Indirect Sunlight at NOW Gallery

This brilliant immersive sculptural installation has landed on Greenwich Peninsula and it’s filled with playful and brightly-coloured structures – the little ones will love playing in amongst the installations. There’s also a chance to sow seeds and plant seedlings in the ‘garden’; you’ll be able to take these home or leave them to grow in the glass house space of the gallery.


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