Things To Do This Weekend, 26th-27th October

Girl playing with an autumn leaf.

This weekend is jam-packed with brilliant activities and we’re sharing some of our favourites with you. With the delightful one-day-only Dr Dolittle adaptation, the incredible annual Diversity Festival and massive savings on a huge West End show, you’re in for a treat.

Dr. Dolittle at The Cockpit

Head to The Cockpit for a heartwarming stage version of Dr Dolittle, the classic story of a doctor who can talk to animals. This funny, much-loved and exciting show suitable for those aged 3 and above is guaranteed to be loved by everyone.

BIG The Musical

BIG The Musical makes its premiere at the newly-refurbished Dominion Theatre! Little fans aged 5 and above and their parents are invited on a big adventure as the big-hearted adaptation of the iconic smash-hit film as it makes its way to the West End premiere.

Diversity Festival Borehamwood 2019

Create amazing family memories together in Borehamwood! Celebrate culture and community at the fun-filled Diversity Festival, featuring live music, great food and kid-friendly activities, suitable for tots over 3 years old.

poster for the diversity festival at Borehamwood

Go on a spooky Thames ghost boat tour

Take a spooky and blood-curdling cruise down the Thames and unlock the dark, gory history of this secretive city. Kids over 8 years old are guaranteed to just love this spooky boat ghost tour as they take a spellbinding stroll around the river.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Whether you read the Chronicles of Narnia as a child or your own children are reading the stories now, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is an unmissable show. Join Lucy Pevensie and her siblings at the Bridge Theatre and delve into the magical world of Narnia at this brilliant adaptation of the beloved CS Lewis classic, perfect for kids 9 years old and above.

Tabby McTat

Head at Fairfield in Croydon and join Tabby McTat and his best friend Fred in a wonderful adaptation of Julia Donaldson's beloved story. Purrfect for little ones above 3 years old, this heartwarming tale of friendship, loyalty and music will be loved by everyone.

Menotti’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors

Led by Stephen Ellery, Amahl and the Night Visitors in Leytonstone will be an enchanting concert for kids and grown-ups alike. Little ones above 5 will join young Amahl and his mother as they meet 3 wise men one winter evening and follow them as they embark on a journey from rags to riches.

Mennotti's opera Amahl and the Night Visitors


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