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This Weekend

Here are our top picks for the upcoming weekend – your perfect itinerary for the little ones, moody teenagers, active kids and even parents and guardians! There is something here for the whole family, so no-one feels left out over the two-day break.


26th- 28th November






Clip ‘n Climb, Chelsea

Ralph (7) at Clip ‘n Climb, Fulham





With roots of the brand in New Zealand, Clip ‘n Climb is an exciting climbing concept that has over 50 different centres worldwide. This fun experience and bright coloured walls are loved by millions, so why not put your kids to an athletic test over the weekend?





With over 50 unique climbing challenges, Clip ‘n Climb is for everyone from the age of 4 and up, regardless of climbing level!








Open between 10am -7pm Mon-Fri,

9am – 7pm Sat and Sun.

Toddler climbing sessions (under 4s) – £5.50 per person

Clip ‘n Climb general admission (over 4) – £17-19.50 per person

Evening Only Adult sessions – £19.50 per person





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Christmas in Leicester Square

Picture courtesy of secretldn








One of London’s most iconic spaces is in collaboration with Underbelly to provide a delightful Christmas Market full of food, drink and entertainment. Why not treat your older kids with tickets to the exciting cabaret show La Clique or take the little ones to events such as Baby Loves Disco and The Bubble Show? The Christmas Market remains free, with or without a show ticket, but there’s plenty more to explore in the heart of our great city.



Would you like to know The Very Best Christmas markets in and around London? Click here to discover the magic of our great city.



Until 9th January 2022














The Wife of Willesden, Kiln Theatre




A proper local legend. Married five times. Mother. Lover. Aunt. Friend. Alvita will tell her life story to anyone in the pub – there’s no shame in her game. The question is: are you ready to hear it? Because this woman’s got the gift of the gab: she can rewrite mistakes into triumphs, turn pain into parables, and her love life’s an epic poem. They call her The Wife of Willesden…






Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, best-selling author Zadie Smith transports Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath to 21st Century North West London.





15th December – 15th January 2021


Kiln Theatre,

269 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JR



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Kingly Court, Carnaby Street

Kingly Court, just off Carnaby street, alfresco dining







Carnaby Street’s iconic Kingly Court is a three-storey outdoor dining experience in London’s West End. The space hosts 21 of the best international concept restaurants, bars and cafés in its vibrant courtyard, which is open air throughout the summer months and covered in the winter. Restaurants and pop ups include Pizza Pilgrims, The Detox Kitchen, Rum Kitchen and Whyte & Brown to name a few.





If you’re still hungry, why not check out our list of the best restaurants to take teenagers in London?





Your Guide To Breathing London Air – RedBellyBoy AKA Ewan Taylor





Ewan Taylor, AKA RedBellyBoy, draws inspiration from pop culture, film, Japanese graphic design and loud music and tries to squeeze as much of it into his work as possible.  His work comprises of bright colours, bold lettering alongside more intricate designs.







“I want people to connect to my work instantly. Most people seem to relate to the sentiment of “Everyone Needs A F*** Off Rocket”, and I love seeing a smile creep across their faces when they see it.

I also want to draw people in a little deeper with a piece such as “You Are Loved”.The words of which were written as cheeky yet heartfelt piece of advice for my beautiful baby boy who was born in February.”



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Little Women – The Musical






Park Theatre presents the London premiere of Little Women The Musical, based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Perfect for all of the family, the classic story of the four March sisters and stunning music embody the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.







You must be a musical theatre lover to watch this performance – the running time of 2 hours 45 minutes filled with constant song gets somewhat exhausting, but Lydia White as ‘Jo’ and Anastasia Martin as ‘Beth’ confidently steal the show. It is fascinating to watch the live musicans play above your seats and the construction of an attic above the stage by set designer Nik Corral is super enchantingOverall, a great piece of feminist literature has been transformed into a light-hearted musical for modern audiences, which will surely be enjoyed by younger kids and older teens.






Family Ticket Offer


2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children:
Mon, Tue & Thu matinee£60
Wed, Thu & Sat matinee£70 


Standard Tickets from £18.50 – £32.50.





11th November – 19th December 2021


Lightopia London Festival, Crystal Palace







If you are mad about light installations like we are, you must take your kids down to Crystal Palace Park to check out the dazzling illuminations – and dinosaurs! Lightopia is an award-winning and visually spectacular lantern and light festival with venues in London, Manchester and Alton Towers. Explore interactive exhibits, immersive light installations, bumper cars and the magical illuminated trail. One for the whole family!





Adult – £19.50

Child – £13

Family (2 Adults, 2 Children or 1 Adult, 3 Children) – £58


Until 2nd January





Natural History Museum

Death of a reef by David Doubilet, 2020






The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is back and more beautiful than ever at The Natural History Museum. Wander through dark rooms filled with emotive photographs of gorillas, cheetahs, insects and sea creatures and see nature in a way you never have before – through the lense of photographers around the globe. The Young Wildlife Photographer’s range from 17 to 10-years-old and under, display an amazing curiousity in our planet that is truly inspiring.







While you are there, be sure to have a skate around The Natural History Museum’s Ice Rink for it’s last year at the venue! What a great family day out for everyone.









Adult (Ages 17-59)

£15.50 + £1.75 donation

Child (Ages 4-16)

£9.25 + £1.00 donation

Senior (60+)

£12.50 + £1.25 donation


£12.50 + £1.25 donation

Under 3s go free.

Covid-restrictions are in place to limit the number of gallery viewers per hour, so be sure to book a slot in advance.


15th October – June 2022










To Watch

The French Dispatch (2020)




Directed by Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch (2020) brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. Starring Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. Tickets from £13 at The Gate Picture House, Notting Hill.





Running Time: 1hr 43 mins





To Stream

Gangsta Granny (2013)




Ben hates spending time with his boring granny while his parents are off ballroom dancing. Little does he know that his granny has a secret. Together they go on an adventure and become the best of friends. Magical, heartwarming comedy drama to get you in the Christmas mood. Based on David Walliams’s best-selling children’s book which I am sure your kids have stacked on the bookshelf at home!





Available to stream on BBC iplayer

Running Time: 1hr 7 mins


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  1. Sarah Lavender

    This site is brilliant when you’re trying to plan for different age groups and interests. So many great ideas at all budgets!

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