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
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
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
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)
Toy Stories at Museum of Childhood (until 14 December)
Peckish? Have a look at our list of child-friendly restaurants in London.