So it’s back to school next week, but the summer fun doesn’t stop with an action-packed weekend of cycling, arts, animation, Mela festival and a classic auto show. Start your engines!
Sat: London International Animation Festival at Rio Cinema, Kingsland High St, E8 (Dalston Junction train)
A select programme of animated works for kids as part of the LIAF, with hot titles including The Dog who was a Cat Inside and the tale of a Fat Hamster. All ages, best suited to ages 0-7. Screenings from 1.30pm (65 mins), adults £6/kids £5 (Sep 3)
Sat: Embrace the Place at Tate Britain, Millbank SW1 (Pimlico tube)
One special day of fun around the museum with pop-up arts and crafts stalls, parade, music, petite string of parks, new route to the river, merrymaking and BBQ. 1-5pm, free (Sep 3)
Sun: London Mela at Gunnersbury Park, W3 (Acton Town tube)
Thousands turn up yearly to this mass celebration of South Asian culture with 8 zones of activities including classical and contemporary music and dance, DJs, crafts, global food, stalls, performances, funfair and children’s area. 1-8.30pm, free (Sep 4)
Sun: Mayor of London’s Sky Ride, central London (various locations)
Get on your bike for the mass cycling event, part of Sky Ride’s campaign to get more than 1 million people on two wheels by 2013. Discover London’s landmarks along a traffic-free route. From 9.30am-4pm (arrive early for the special family zone between 9.30am-12pm), free. Download map of route. (Sep 4)
Sun: Chelsea Auto Legends at Royal Hospital Chelsea, SW3 (Sloane Sq tube)
It’s the golden anniversary of the classic car show on a Swinging Sixties theme (dressing up encouraged!), with hundreds of sports and showground cars and supercars on display e.g. the Jaguar E-Type and rare S-Type Invicta, along with a cavalcade of classic motorbikes.
Family entertainment includes fairground rides, F1 simulators, food stalls and more. Plus cars from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Pink Panther! 10am-4pm, adults £15 adv/£20 door, kids 12-16 £10 adv/£20 door, under 12s free (Sep 4)