Littlest Londonist: Jan 29-Feb 4

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Littlest Londonist: Jan 29-Feb 4

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Taking a glance at upcoming family friendly activities in London. Please only continue reading if accompanied by child.

Friday: Free during lunch? Swing by the Barbican for a lunchtime concert with the London Symphony Orchestra at 12:30pm. The concert, which is aimed at kids 5 and under, encourages audience members to take part in a fun retelling of a story. £1.50 per person.

The Diana, Fashion and Style exhibit at Kensington Palace ends on Sunday so be sure to drop in for your last chance to see seven never-before displayed dresses.

Saturday: It's National Storytelling Week! Head to The Building Exploratory for a Free Family Workshop with storyteller Lizzie Lewendon from 10:30am-12:30pm. The event is free but guests are advised to book in advance (020 7729 2011 or mail@buildingexploratory.org.uk). Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

If you're worried your children may have succumbed to the all mighty powers of the Cadbury mini egg, venture over to Portobello Road for the 2010 Festival of British Roots. No, you won't learn about your ancestors, but you will get a chance to learn about carrots, artichokes, parsnips, turnips, and potatoes, all of which are currently in season. The festival is free and runs from 9:00am-4:00pm.

Sunday: The V&A welcomes all aspiring Project Catwalk participants to take part in a new series called Drop-in Design. Each week features a different theme such as fancy dress and ridiculous shapes. Search the museum for appropriate items in order to create your own design. This week's theme is Archi-venture and is free to all.

If you're in the mood for more storytelling or feeling arty, the National Gallery is hosting Magic Carpet Storytelling from 10:30am-11:00am (repeat at 11:30am-12:00pm), as well as a sculpture workshop from 11:00am-1:00pm (repeat 2:00pm-4:00pm). Both events are free.

During the week: why not stop by the Natural History Museum between 2:30pm-5:00pm to try your hand at becoming a scientist if it's raining or head to Coram's Fields if it's not.

Last Updated 29 January 2010