Out & About | Summer Holidays in London (2017) 

We’re now on the count down to the Summer Holidays – no doubt one of our busiest times of the year. It’s time to start planning how to keep our little ones entertained. We’ve had a scout round to see what’s on in London during the holidays and here we’ve listed our favourites. What plans have you got for the Summer break ? 

Polka Theatre – This Summer the Polka Theatres main show is The Borrowers 16 June – 20 Aug. There are also shows for younger children in the Adventure Theatre. Find out more here.

Hampton Court – As part of the Hampton Court Flower Show (4-9 July) The Family Saturday offers a great deal for Children including a visit from Mr Tumble and Mr Bloom. Plus bug hunt, story time and butterfly zone.

There’s also The Magic Garden to explore ‘Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements, besiege the towers and explore the secret grotto. The Magic Garden at Hampton Court provides a new and unique way for your family to explore the palace’s past’. Find out more here.

Urban Beach

If you can’t make it to the beach this year why not head to the Urban Beach at the Southbank Centre – throughout July. There’s always a great deal to keep children entertained in this area, more here.

What the Ladybird Heard
The stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and lydia Monks’ book is on at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue from Weds 5th July – Sun 10 Sept. More information can be found here. We really recommend the show  it’s great fun for all ages and very interactive. We saw it a few years ago when it was on at the Cadogan Hall. Which leads us onto..

Cadogan Hall 

Around the World in 80 days from 2 Aug – 2 Sept, 11am. For children 7+ tickets are £17.50-£49.50. Find out more and buy tickets here.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt from 3 Aug – 3 Sept, 11am. For children 3+ tickets are £14.50-£24. Find out more and buy tickets here.

Arts Depo, North Finchley. 

It appears there’s always a lot on at the Arts Depo – including Sensory Circus, Messy play sessions every Friday (10 months- 3 yrs). There are also lots of exciting shows coming up in the Autumn. More here.

Horniman musuem, Forest Hill. 

A mummy friend recently told me about the Horniman Musuem – it’s not one we’ve explored ourselves but the Sound Garden is apparently great fun. Read more here. There is also an aquarium, nature trail and animal walk. It sounds like the perfect place to explore with your family.


You may also need to cool children off during the Summer Holidays – why not check out our favourite play fountains here and our favourite playgrounds here.

Stand by for next weeks ‘Out and About’ post for Day trips out of London. What have you got planned for the summer holidays? 

© pocketnannies 2017

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