Things To Do This Weekend, 1st-2nd February

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A new month means new family fun! Check out our top picks down below and get some serious inspiration on how to start February weekends off with a bang.

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Craft and Graft: Making Science Happen

More than a thousand scientists work in the laboratories at the Francis Crick Institute, but what do they actually do? From feeding a million fruit flies to using eyelashes in experiments, this eye-opening exhibition: Craft and Graft, is your chance to find out.

Grab 36% off: Pirates of the Seven Seas Escape Room

This swashbuckling Escape London room is like no other, and the bigger your team, the bigger the savings. You and your family have been locked up on an old pirate ship and it's up to you to break out of your cell and steal the treasure from the captain's chamber. You'll need teamwork, skill and cunning observation to complete the challenge - do you have what it takes to claim the riches?

Chelsea FC Stadium Tour and Museum

If you’ve got mini (or big!) Chelsea supporters in the family – this day out is sure to score you top parenting points! Go behind the scenes and discover the world-famous home of the Blues on this exclusive part guided, part multimedia tour at Chelsea FC Stadium.

chelsea stadium tour for kids

Rhymetime at The Barbican

Bring your under 2s to the Barbican to experience their wonderful Rhymetime sessions. Not only will they get to experience this free storytelling fun, but they'll have the chance to play in the amazing Squish Space play area afterwards too if they've got some energy to burn!

The Kids’ Table at Boxpark Wembley

Head to Boxpark Wembley this weekend and enjoy incredible food from around the world while the kids are fully entertained for free by the amazing Kids' Table team with arts and crafts galore! All you have to do is turn up and register your interest at the Kids' Table area. It's first come, first served so make sure you head there before ordering your food.

kids arts and crafts free entertainment at boxpark wembley

Grab a magical 40% off Harry Potter London Experience

Calling all Potterheads! You might be in the muggle world, but book tickets to this incredible interactive Harry Potter tour of London and you can transport yourself somewhere more magical and walk in the broomsteps of your favourite wizards and witches.

The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit

Not for the faint hearted, the ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide at Queen Elizabeth Park will see you twist and turn your way down at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour during this 40-second ride. Artist Anish Kapoor worked in collaboration with Carsten Höller to create the world's long and tallest tunnel slide, which comes at an impressive 76 metres high, and 178 metres long. Children aged 8 and above can go down the slide.

slide at olympic park things to do on weekend with kids

School of Rock - The Musical

A musical about kids, made for kids, and there's no way you want to miss it on the stage! Based on the beloved film, this rocking musical brings one of your kid’s favourite stories from the screen to the stage. Head to the New London Theatre to see this rocking show from just £17.25 a ticket!

Splatmaster Paintballing in Watford

Let your children run wild at Bedlam Paintball in Watford - all guns blazing! This exhilarating paintball adventure has been developed as a safer, less aggressive version of the game specifically for kids aged 8 and over. In the safest possible environment let your kiddies go bonkers, shoot some paintballs and have a blast!

splatmaster paintballing fun sports for kids

Rug Rhymes

Head to the National Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre with your under 5s and find your spot on the floor for this short storytelling and singing session, where you'll be snug as a bug in a rug! If you're trying to get your kids interested in reading, this relaxing storytelling session is the perfect way to do it.

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Disclaimer

At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things, that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents. 

We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it's important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.  

Kidadl provides inspiration for everything from family days out to online classes, arts, crafts and science experiments. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.

Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong. 

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Ellie Sylvester
Oldest of three

Ellie is a keen Londoner, thespian and foodie! She's the oldest of three and loves taking her younger siblings, aged nine and fourteen, on adventures to the theatre and food markets, trying new foods and dabbling in the world of musical theatre. Some of her favourite spots include Primrose Hill and the Natural History Museum, not to mention the ever-changing Spitalfields Market.