Things To Do This Weekend, 9th-10th November

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If you need some inspiration for what to do this weekend then look no further! We've looked at what's on and chosen our top picks.

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Ludotecnia

Buenos Aires-based artist, Jorge Crowe is bringing his music show with a difference to the V&A! He’s created a mixing desk using toys and gadgets to create the most brilliant and unique sounds. This quirky and colourful show is great for adults and kids alike and even better, it’s free!

Mary Poppins

Everyone’s favourite nanny has flown home to the West End after an award-winning international tour! This is a great show for the whole family, with classic songs like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed The Birds, you don’t want to miss it!

Dr Choc’s Chocolate Factory

Head to the amazing Dr Choc’s Chocolate Factory this weekend to bring out your inner Willy Wonka! They offer a range of wonderful workshops but we love the 35-minute Express session, it’s perfect to engage and entertain the family whilst creating some delicious treats. We’ve got a tasty 20% off for you to enjoy as well.

Leicester Square Christmas Market

This weekend is your chance to start feeling festive! The Leicester Square Christmas Market is now open for all of your Christmas shopping needs. Whether you’re after decorations, presents or just a good cup of hot chocolate, it’s a great place to soak up some atmosphere.

Feeling festive in Leicester Square

London Time Tour 

You may have done one of the city’s many sightseeing tours before, but we doubt you’ve done one in a time machine! Board the Wacky Professor’s specially modified bus and take in London’s most famous sights. We’ve got 19% off family tickets so Kidadlers don’t miss out.

The Rainforest Cafe

If you’re looking to eat out somewhere a bit different this weekend, look no further! The Rainforest Cafe takes your dining experience to a whole new level. Enjoy your food immersed in the rainforest, from the sights to the sounds, you’ll think you’re in The Amazon. Just make sure the gorillas don’t steal your chips!

Highgate School Fireworks

Round-off a week of fireworks with one incredible final display. Highgate School are back with their annual Fireworks Festival on Saturday night. There’s a graffiti wall, disco, carnival and of course, some incredible fireworks. It’s all for charity too, so what are you waiting for? Book your ticket now.

Thames Rockets

Are you a family of adrenaline junkies? Then the Thames Rockets Ultimate London Experience is the weekend activity for you! See the city from the fastest speedboat ride on the Thames and learn about the landmarks from your comedic guide. Hold on tight, it could be a bumpy ride!

Family fun on Thames Rockets!

Golf Kingdom

Challenge your family to the FUN golf course and let your competitive side out at Golf Kingdom. This course takes crazy golf to the next level, start things off with target practice and move on to the 19-inch holes (even more chance of a hole in one)! We’ve got 31% off for your family too.

Carnaby Street Christmas Lights

The city’s Christmas Lights have started returning to London and Carnaby Street was one of the first to be lit up. As brilliant and creative as ever, the lights this year have an underwater theme and draw attention to the pollution in our oceans. They’re mesmerising, interesting and educational!

Finsbury Park

It may be a bit cold outside but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and about! November is a great time to head to some of London’s parks and take in the beautiful autumnal colours. We love Finsbury Park, there’s a skate bowl, pond, adventure playground and a woodland area that’s perfect for exploring.

War Horse

War Horse is an incredible and moving play based on Michael Morpurgo’s much-loved book. You’ll feel transported back to the war as you become emotionally invested in the journey of Joey the horse. If you haven’t seen the amazing puppetry used in this performance, you’re in for a real treat. Make sure you check out our Kidadler Review of the show.

War Horse on stage

Borough Market

If you haven’t already been to Borough Market, you’re missing out! It’s over 1000 years old and any foodies dream. From street-food to fresh fruit to Spanish meats and freshly baked pastries, they’ve got it all. Keep your eyes peeled for tasters and make sure you have a good browse before you decide what to tuck into.

Grand London Bike Tour 

BrakeAway have organised a brilliant bike tour of London to show you the city from a wheely different perspective! Being on a bike means you can see the sights you normally wouldn’t be able to get to on a big bus. Be prepared to find out about London’s most bizarre past and present!

The Painted Hall

Head to see the stunning Painted Hall after it’s 2 year renovation. The 18th century masterpiece is a wonder to explore, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the ceiling as the Gods and Heroes look down on you. Why not explore the rest of the Old Royal Naval College while you’re there?

Let us know what you get up to and have a good weekend Kidadlers!

Disclaimer

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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India Garrett
Eldest of five

India is a recent graduate who loves to explore, laugh and eat! Growing up as the eldest of 5, her family were always filling their weekends and holidays with activities to try and keep everyone entertained. Her favourite childhood memories involve running around big open spaces, summer camping trips and special visits to the theatre. She loves going to indoor sensory play areas with her two young cousins and teaching them to bake, although things can often get quite messy!