Summer Holidays: Things To Do In London 25-31 August

Celebrate the centenary of Winnie the Pooh at London Zoo.

Celebrate the centenary of Winnie the Pooh at London Zoo.

Over 14s

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

O, Canada!

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

Digital Art

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)

Extremes at Horniman Museum (until 2 November - Extremes Garden until 1 September)

Toy Stories at Museum of Childhood (until 14 December)

See more family-friendly events on our weekend page or take a look at our Free London page.

Peckish? Have a look at our list of child-friendly restaurants in London.

 

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