An Evening of Magic and Astonishment at Barons Court Theatre is a spectacle that mixes magic, comedy, illusion and cabaret. Featuring Magic Circle magicians Julian James and Michael Vincent (suitable for over 14s).
£12/£9, prebook, 26-28 August
The Ragged School Museum in Mile End has a series of activities exploring the lives of the 1000s of children sent to Canada from the streets of east London, including arts and crafts, puzzles, games and trails. Expect an abundance of moose and maple leaves.
Free, just turn up, 27-28 August
Meet the Meerkats
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo has a Meerkat Day, giving children a chance to learn more about these creatures, and realise that they don’t all have Eastern European accents. Help the zoo keepers to prepare food for the meerkats, hear a story about meerkats, or make a meerkat badge to take home.
Just turn up, 28 August
Winnie the Pooh at London Zoo
This August marks the centenary of the arrival of Winnie the bear at London Zoo. Sound familiar? Winnie was the basis for AA Milne’s famous Pooh Bear character. This year’s Little Creatures festival at the zoo celebrates all things Winnie, including themed games on the lawn, a Winnie the bear exhibition and a chance to see other animals immortalised in the books, including kangaroos, tigers and donkeys. Prebook, 29-31 August
It’s your last chance to have a go at creating your own piece of digital art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, with help from their experts.
Free, just turn up, until 31 August
Ongoing family exhibitions
Great Animal Orchestra at Horniman Museum (until 31 August)
Mammoths at Natural History Museum (until 7 September)
Sensational Butterflies at National History Museum (until 14 September)
The Story of Jacqueline Wilson at Museum of Childhood (until 2 November)
Toy Stories at Museum of Childhood (until 14 December)
Peckish? Have a look at our list of child-friendly restaurants in London.