Top 5 family events in London this summer

If you’re lucky enough to be in the Capital for the Olympic or Paralympic games this summer, you might be looking for family fun when you’re not on the edge of your seat in the stadium. Here are some great family events and activities your kids will love this August.

Top 5 family events in London
  1. Westfield London family fun
  2. Go to the theatre
  3. Diana Princess’ of Wales Memorial Playground
  4. Discover Children’s Story Centre
  5. Notting Hill Carnival

Westfield London family fun

Westfield London Family EventsThere is free family entertainment every day this summer at Westfield London from July 22nd to August 27th including live family music, kids arts and crafts, kids character meet and greets, and ‘have a go’ sports. As you can see in the Westfield London Events List the kids can enjoy eating free at selected restaurants, meeting characters such as Postman Pat and having a great day as Mum enjoys some retail therapy at the same time.

For the full line up of kids activities click here and join the Westfield facebook page.

Go to the theatre

This summer, kids get to go free to top London shows at the theatre! Started by Kids Week, this kids go free month runs from the 1st to the 31st of August and allows under 16’s to go free when accompanied by a paying adult. If you’re going as a family, one child ticket is free and you can get half price tickets for up to two more children. From The Tiger Who Came To Tea to The Wizard Of Oz, your little ones will love the theatre this summer. To book tickets, call Ticketmaster’s 24 hour hotline 0844 248 5151.

Diana Princess’ of Wales Memorial Playground

Situated in Kensington Gardens, this popular memorial playground had recently been refurbished. It features a gigantic pirate ship to play in which is easily the main attraction in the playground. With tepees, play tunnels and other fun things to find in the playground, kids under 12 will love a trip here. With a cafe, toilets and nappy changing facilities, this park is a great day out for the whole family.

Discover Children’s Story Centre

This indoor story centre invites kids to embark on their own adventure as they follow the story trail meeting new characters who help children invent their own story. Dressing up costumes, finger puppets and an outdoor area with slides, monsters and funny mirrors encourage little ones to use their imagination. Lots of crafts, drama, dance and music events take place throughout the holidays and on weekends at Discover. The current exhibition is Superheroes, families are invited to save Alphabet City from a mysterious villain.

Notting Hill Carnival

On the last weekend in August (Sunday and bank holiday Monday) it’s carnival fever in Notting Hill! The first day of the carnival is typically children’s day with parades and events aimed at families and young ones. Monday is a day for everyone to enjoy the carnival atmosphere and dance in the street alongside the colourful floats. Enjoy authentic Caribbean cuisine and let your little ones get involved in the biggest carnival in Europe.

Photography: Steph Gray @Flickr
We’ve partnered with Westfield to provide this information.

Comments for 'Top 5 family events in London this summer'

3 Responses to Top 5 family events in London this summer

  1. Happy Mama says:

    Westfield is a great shopping centre, its got lots of stuff for kids. Can’t wait for Notting Hill too ;-)

  2. SavyMum says:

    Very exciting happenings going on around London this summer. The theatre, Notting Hill Carnival and Westfield Shopping center sound right for us. Thanks.

  3. ElizabethM says:

    Will definitely head for Westfield at some point soon! And the children’s story centre sounds amazing!

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