We’re back from sickness and travels and looking forward to an action packed weekend. Babes about Town will be reporting from the Bubble London kids wear trade show (Sun/Mon). Look out for reviews from next week!
Also we’ll be yukking it up with Alan Davies and Friends at A Night of Comedy for Freightliners Farm at Union Chapel (Sat).
And of course, don’t forget to give it up for all the hard-working dads out there this Sunday. Happy Father’s Day!
Fri-Sun: Universe of Sound at Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, SW7 (South Kensington tube)
Step into the chamber with this hi-def installation that allows you to take on the roles of conductor, composer or musician. There are giant 360 degree screen projections and a virtual Philharmonia Orchestra performing Gustav Holst’s The Planets in surround sound. Intense! 10am-6pm daily, FREE (until Jul 8)
Sat: Trooping the Colour: The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, SW1 (Charing Cross tube)
A lavish display of pomp and pageantry with the Colour parade by the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, plus Royal Gun salute and the traditional RAF flypast. 10am-1pm, FREE (ticket ballots closed, but you can watch the procession from the Mall) (Jun 16)
Sat: The Fair in the Square at Pond Square, Highgate Village, N6 (Archway/Highgate tube)
The annual fair is bigger than ever with a turnout of 5000 expected, more than 130 stalls, kids entertainment, PetVet dog show, country fair and more family fun. 12.30-5.30pm, FREE (Jun 16)
Sat: London Bliss Buggy Push at Brockwell Park, Norwood Rd, SE24 (Brixton tube)
Put your best foot forward at this mini strollathon to raise money for special care babies. Warm up with Fitness for Mummies, walk the 5k route with fellow fundraisers, take part in the Bling your Buggy contest (judged by Amanda Davies) and bag one of several yummy prizes being doled out through the event. There’s drinks after at the Florence Pub nearby. 9.45am-12.15pm, £10 registration (Jun 16)
Sat-Sun: Fighting Fit Father’s Day Event (pic) at National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea SW3 (Sloane Square tube)
Shape up, military-style, with a range of activities exploring the Army’s contribution to sports. Try shooting on a 1940s range, rock wall climbing, vintage assault course and 19th century swordplay. 10am-5.30pm, FREE (Jun 16-17)
Sun: Father’s Day Treat at Battersea Park Zoo, Chelsea Gate, Queenstown Rd, Battersea Park SW11 (Sloane Square tube)
Give papa an extra slice of loving this Sunday with a trip to see the animals at this popular zoo, followed by some free cake. 1 free helping per family! Or you could celebrate late on Tuesday when there’s a Barbecue at the Zoo. Usual entry times and prices apply: 10am-5.30pm, adult £7.95/child £6.50/under 2s FREE (Jun 17)
Sun: Coin Street Festival, Bernie Spain Gardens, Upper Ground, SE1 (Waterloo tube)
A multicultural celebration of music, art and live performance from London’s refugee communities takes over this corner of the South Bank every year. Come for the good vibes and delicious food from around the globe. 2-7pm, FREE (Jun 17)
Sun: Barnard Park Pop-Up Cafe at Barnard Park, N1 (King’s Cross tube)
The brand new Sunday pop-up continues on Week 2 with a Bees, Trees and Herbs themed event. Learn about tree maintenance, find out about buzzers from Freightliners Farm, pick up free recipes with herbs and let the kids wander in the herb garden. Plus handmade ice cream by Suzanna of Sorbituim, of Kings Cross eat.st and Chapel Market fame. 10am-4pm, FREE (Jun 17)
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Get your toes tapping to Fiddlesticks at Polka Theatre, Wimbledon (Fri-Sat), pop along for a Jubilee Summer Fete at St Peter’s Eaton Square (Sat), there’s free fun at Wormwood Scrubs Annual Family Day (Sat), In the Night Garden Live kicks off at Old Deer Park, Richmond (from Sat), take the family out for Love Harlesden Day (Sun)