Rain or shine, you’ll get plenty of mileage this weekend with free ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s Festival, Trunki racing at Selfridges and of course, the London 2012 preview celebrations – only one year to go!
Fri-Sun: London 2012 Open Weekend, London-wide
Hundreds of sports, dance and arts events nationwide to celebrate one year until the Olympic Games. London babes should head to Trafalgar Square for the screening of the Tate movie, the Itch in My Feet (Sat 23, 11am-5pm), made by thousands of kids across London with Aaardman Productions. Also check Supreme Summer, ’60s day at Geffrye Museum, E8 (Sun, 12-5pm). Visit the web site www.london2012.com for more events near you.
Sat: Tales Big Day Out, Chickenshed Theatre, Southgate, N14 (Cockfosters Tube)
A mini festival of theatre performance, workshops and stalls with special routines by the popular Tales from the Shed characters. Suitable for ages 0 to 7. 11am-5pm, free (Jul 23)
Sat-Sun: Ben & Jerry’s Sundae on the Common at Clapham Common SW4
For the 7th year in a row, the ice cream giants take over the park with headliners Ocean Colour Scene (Sat) and Maximo Park (Sun) backed up by Fun Loving Criminals, Gary Numan and more. Plus loads of family activities and FREE ice cream! 12-8pm, £17 entry/under 5s free. (Jul 23-24)
Just for Mums
Sat: Not on the High St, Begonia Suite, 1st Floor, Holiday Inn, Brent Cross NW2
Shop until you drop at this exclusive event for ladies with style offering a stunning range of chic, real leather handbags at bargain prices (£79.99) and corsets to make your figure pop! 12-8pm, free entry. RSVP Bukky 07943 651 621 or Meg 07958 636 829 and bring a friend! (Jul 23)
Sat-Sun: Trunki Races at Selfridges, Oxford St, W1
Celebrating the 5th birthday of Trunki, the popular ride-on suitcase for toddlers and up, with two days of Trunki racing, pimp my Trunki makeovers, and 5000 limited edition suitcases up for grabs. 11am-5pm, free entry (Jul 23-24)
Sat-Sun: Interact Weekend at King’s Place, York Way, N1 (King’s Cross tube)
A weekend of intercultural celebrations, with Family Day (Sat) featuring Baby Sensory class, puppet-making and storytelling, global rhythm workshops, Babar the Elephant piano recital and more. All ages, from 10am daily, varying prices. (Jul 23-24)
For more events check out our July Calendar and our upcoming Summer Holidays Guide!