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So you and your kids have visited all the museums, at least twice, but you still have to fill the days and weekends doing something right? Well, KidRated are here to help. We have handpicked some of the coolest kids events coming up in the next few months. These are the kind of things that book up fast so pick up your diary and credit card and book NOW!

(Your kids will be eternally grateful, trust us.)


Theatre to BOOK NOW

Scooby Doo Live: Musical Mysteries at the London Palladium

Did you grow up watching Scooby Doo cartoons? Now you can show your kids what all the fuss was about at this amazing new live show of everyone’s favourite mystery solving quintet.

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18th – 21st August

The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre



gruffaloKids’ favourite the Gruffalo is back on stage this summer. If you have ever read the Julia Donaldson/Axel Shaffer classic to your kids then they will love this (as will you).

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6th July – 5th September


Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith


Lyric Theatre

Frankie, Monty and Liliane give Bugsy Malone a k-rating of 10

Bugsy is back! After being nominated for an Olivier award for best musical revival and, you know, getting an awesome K-Rating of 10 by all our K-Raters, the young gangsters are back in Hammersmith for another summer of splurge.





From 11th June

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Ambassador Theatre

the very hungry caterpillarEric Carle’s picture book masterpiece has enthralled kids for generations and now you can see it live on stage.

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2nd December – 7th January


Outdoor Summer Theatre & Cinema

The Nomad Cinema



the nomad cinemaThe Nomad Cinema is an outdoor cinema experience orchestrated by the Lexi cinema. You can watch films in loads of unusual and exciting places across the capital. These include, The Jungle Book (the original Disney cartoon) and Jurassic Park in Bushy Park, Star Wars The Force Awakens in Queens Park, ET in Belgrave Square and Inside Out in Victory Park East Village. Or get a babysitter and check out the great selection of more grown up films!


May – September


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Opera Holland Park


Opera Holland Park - Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland (July 2014) (c) A... 2

Opera Holland Park – Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland (July 2014) © Alex Brenner

Join Alice in one of the most beautiful corners of London, as she returns to Opera Holland Park for the fourth year running. Expect wonderful music and glorious costumes.



28th July – 13th August

Southbank Fun

London Wonderground



London WondergroundRound the corner from the Udderbelly is the London Wonderground, where you can watch even more comedy or have a boogie at the Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall.

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5th May – 25th September

Other Exciting Things

Summer in the City

Summer in the citySummer in the City gives kids the chance to meet some of their favourite YouTubers. The ballot for meet and greets hasn’t yet opened but tickets are now available.

12th-14th August

The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace



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K-Rater Jack (4) poses outside Buckingham Palace

Only open for a limited time during the summer, the state rooms of Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s primary London residence is a sight to behold. Perfect for new visitors to London and for people who love snooping around other people’s houses!

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From 23rd July



Camp Bestival



Camp BestivalIt’s never too early to start thinking about Summer, it’s the only thing getting us through long nights and bitter cold days. With music, comedy, talks, food and loads of stuff for kids too, Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset is one of the top family festivals in the UK.

 28th-31st July

Port Eliot



Port Eliot Festival

Bea gives Port Eliot Festival 9.5/10

For two years in a row Port Eliot has received stellar reviews from our K-Raters. Want to know what all the fuss is about this arts festival located at an idyllic country estate in Cornwall? Then book your tickets now.

28th-31st July

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