Summer Holidays: Things To Do In London 4-10 August

Get into the Edwardian spirit at Horniman Museum.

Get into the Edwardian spirit at Horniman Museum.

T-Shirt Printing

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo’s Artist in Residence, Beatrice Von Preussen, is presiding over t-shirt printing workshops on Tuesday. There are four workshops of 45 minutes each — you have to register on the day, so get there early to avoid disappointment.

Usual entrance fee +£2.50, just turn up, Tuesday 5 August, 11am-2.30pm

Edwardian Games

As part of the weekly Big Wednesday series of events, Horniman Museum in Forest Hill has a day of Edwardian-themed japes. Have a go at zoetrope animation, get your face painted (£), learn about mini beasts from a wildlife expert, make a mini rocking horse, and take part in a story trail.

Free, just turn up, Wednesday 6 August, 11am-4pm

Child Sailors

The National Maritime Museum’s Caird Library offers families a chance to learn about the child sailors of Nelson’s Navy through a series of activities and workshops.

Free, just turn up, Wednesday 6 August, 12pm-2pm

Tudor Battle

Nestled in a dry dock in Borough, Golden Hinde II lets children experience a Tudor battle. Whisked back to the 16th century, they will experience life on the ship, practise defending it, and learn how to tend to those wounded in battle.

£7, prebook, 11am-1pm, 7 August

Art In The Gardens

The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green hosts a day of crafty activities in the garden, so fingers crossed for sunshine. Make a clay character, flaunt a flamboyant hat or headdress, fashion together a mobile or design a t-shirt.

Free, just turn up, Friday 8 August, 11am-4pm

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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