Autumn's ten best kids events
Hats, scarves and darker evenings lead us to a whole new variety of fun
Wed Sep 25 2013
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The leaves, the conkers and the rain are falling; our picnic days are over. Bring on autumn's best kids events, where the whole family can rejoice in being a bit chilly.
Photogenic plants, fascinating animals and dramatic landscapes are all ready for their close-ups in this annual photography exhibition. A key component of the show are the stories which accompany the one hundred photos on show, describing the often remarkable conditions under which each photographer captured their winning shot. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.
Top quality comedy for children over the age of six, their parents and anybody who likes humour without the rude words, featuring some of the circuit's best talent performing child-friendly sets.
The Imperial War Museum's major exhibition for families is based on the children's book series written by Terry Deary, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2013. Visitors are immersed in a world of WWII spy-craft, including codes and cyphers, disguises, camouflage, forgeries and gadgets.
- Rated as: 4/5
- Critics choice
The success of the National Theatre’s adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book has been immense and impressive. Seven Oliviers, reams of critical praise and a hit West End transfer later it’s easy to forget how this show, which had to satisfy the novel’s legions of fans and which features a lead character who is extremely hard to identify with, could have been a disaster. Marianne Elliott’s production is pretty much the opposite of a disaster.
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Our round-up of London’s best events, activities and more this half-term. Batteries not included – or necessary