Weekend Scoop for London Families (Mar 30-Apr 1)

Easter’s around the corner and we’ll have our action-packed Easter holiday guide and April Calendar out soon. In the meantime, enjoy the weekend even if the sunshine’s cooling off a little!

Fri-Sun: Chocolate Festival at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 (Waterloo tube)
Indulge your senses as the cocoa lover’s carnival takes over the South Bank again, with the world’s best chocolatiers including the two Pauls (Paul A. Young and Paul Wayne Gregory) host tastings, demonstrations, masterclasses and more. Don’t miss the Big Chocolate Tea Party on April Fool’s Day! 11am-8pm (Fri & Sat), 11am-6pm (Sun); FREE (Mar 30-Apr 1)

Sat-Sun: CBeebies Live: Reach to the Stars at Wembley Arena, HA9 (Wembley tube)
All your favourite characters including Mr Maker, Mr Tumble, Mister Maker and more hit the stage in this lively, musical, interactive show that kicks off its UK tour this weekend. 2pm & 5pm (Sat), 11am, 2pm & 5pm (Sun); £17-£25 (Mar 31-Apr 1)

Sat-Sun: Back to Front Weekend by Yinka Shonibare at Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, WC1 (Russell Square tube)
The famed YBA artist hosts and directs a family weekend of activities including fairground, music, puppet shows, magic and crafts – all set back in the 18th century. Children in period costume will be in charge of everything from entertainment to selling tickets! 11am-1pm & 2-4pm; adult £10/child FREE; outdoor entertainments free all-day (Mar 31-Apr 1)

Sun: Streatham Common Kite Day at Streatham Common, SW1 (Streatham Common tube)
There’ll be hog roast and food stalls, face painting and bouncy castle, tons of spectators and of course glorious kites taking to the air. Individual and team kites will fly high in the dazzling 14th annual event. 11am-5pm, FREE (Apr 1)

Sun: Olympic Stadium Gold Challenge Event at Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, E20 (Stratford tube/overground)
Celebrities, former Olympians and members of the public warm up the Olympic stadium in the first races to be run on the 100m track. The charity event (20% of proceeds go to the charity of your choice) will see thousands of spectators in the stadium as part of the build-up to the 2012 Games. 12-3pm, from £12 (Apr 1)

We also like
There’s a Flamenco Family Evening at Dulwich Picture Gallery (Mar 31); catch autism-friendly performances of Something in the Air by Oily Cart & Ockam’s Razor at Arts Depot (Mar 29-31); Not So Silent Movies are back at King’s Place (Apr 1), and don’t lose out on Little Bo Peep and sheep at Lyric Hammersmith (Mar 31)

Find more in our March Family Events Calendar

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  1. Uju says

    Ha ha, well Easter’s on its way and I’m about to put up an egg hunt guide if that’s any consolation ;-)

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