Spring for kids in London
Busy parents, bookmark this page: we've rounded up the best activities this spring for kids in London
International Women's Day
Thursday 8 March 2018
Be the change you want to see in the world: we've rounded up all the family-friendly feminist events happening in London to help you celebrate the suffragettes. From festivals to exhibitions, free coding classes to peaceful protests, there's no shortage of enlightening entertainment for kids of all ages this March.
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Sunday 11 March 2018
Although mothers should be celebrated every day, Mother's Day gives us an opportunity to show our mums how special they are to us. Let's hear it for the girls: check out our round up of most stylish mother-child duos for some serious sartorial goals for the whole family, or peruse our Mother's Day gift guide to get inspired and pick out the perfect present.
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30 March – 15 April 2018
Double down on the double bank holiday this Easter. With nonstop chocolate and festivities, here's our selection of great events for children happening over the Easter holidays. Make it a school break for the books with our selection of the best activities and events for kids happening this Easter that the whole family will enjoy.
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Easter egg hunts
30 March – 15 April 2018
We've tracked down the very best Easter egg hunts London has to offer this Easter. Traverse the wetlands, explore the zoo, and put your detective skills to the test with these cracking Easter egg hunts.
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Lambeth Palace Gardens
6 April – 7 September 2018
The Archbishop of Canterbury opens the gates to his secret garden to the public on the first Friday of every month until September. Wander through the phenomenal flowers and embrace the majesty of nature in the springtime.
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British Library: James Cook exhibition
27 April – 28 August 2018
As the British Library closes their doors on their Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, Captain James Cook sails in to fill the void. Discover the explorer's adventures through a collection of maps, artworks, and journals. Snoop through Cook's diary, which details the first-ever crossing of the Antarctic Circle.
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Festival of Space
2 May – 28 June 2018
Calling all aspiring astronauts and astrophysicists: you're invited to venture into deep space at the Royal Albert Hall for their first-ever science festival. Presented in collaboration with the UK Space Agency, the festival has planned some stellar events sure to delight stargazers of all ages, from film screenings to musical events.
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Chelsea Flower Show
22 May – 26 May 2018
It is the most famous flower show in the world, held for five days in May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. From the Queen to rock 'n' roll royalty, this annual extravaganza attracts the great and the good the world over. Tickets are on sale for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, so book soon to avoid disappointment!
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28 May – 01 Jun 2018
This May half-term, enter a world inside a book via an incredibly unusual route: with 3D glasses, sensory materials, and immersive experiences. The exhibition aims to promote the digital transition of the children's publishing industry. Authors, illustrators, and developers have curated this innovative display that aims to connect people with literature in new and exciting ways.
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Open Garden Squares Weekend
9 June – 10 June 2018
Seize your chance this June to explore London's secret gardens as part of Open Garden Squares Weekend 2018, organised by the London Parks and Gardens Trust. For one weekend only, more than 200 gardens will be unlocked for Londoners to snoop around. Spanning 27 boroughs, the gardens appear in all sorts of spaces, from traditional garden squares and roof terraces to allotments and historic gardens of London's schools, shops and cafes.
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Sunday 17 June
Being a parent is a full-time job. Being a parent in London involves overtime, corporate espionage, and the occasional hostile takeover. We found London's parenting pros – from hot mamas to dreamy daddies – and asked them to share their secrets on how they manage to look after the kids and look damn good while doing it.
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Children's Art Week
9 – 17 June 2018
Every year, kids from all over London participate in a vast array of artistic workshops known as Children's Art Week. The festival will return from 9 – 17 June 2018. Although little is known about the lineup of events, we can guarantee Children's Art Week will inspire budding artists of all ages.
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Open Farms Weekend
10 June 2018
June family activities in London don't get much better than this: open Farm Sunday is the day of the year where farmers across the country throw open their doors to the public for a fun filled day of veggies, animals, and education.
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