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Top 10 events for kids this autumn

Autumn in London means crisp leaves, deep puddles, pumpkins and a whole new variety of fun for kids

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The leaves, the conkers and the rain are falling; our picnic days are over. Never fear, there's still plenty of family fun to be had in the capital. Whether it's making your way around London's top 10 museums for kids, seeing some brilliant kids' theatre, or staying in with our pick of the greatest movies for kids, bring on these autumn events that the whole family can enjoy, even if it is a bit chilly.

Top things to do with kids this autumn


'Frozen' in Concert

The biggest kids’ film of the decade gets the live orchestral soundtrack treatment at this special ‘Frozen’ screening. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra perform Christophe Beck’s soundtrack at the Albert Hall, and of course you’re obliged to belt out the film’s chart-topping hit songs too.

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Royal Albert Hall , Knightsbridge Thursday October 29 2015

Free Range Urban Kids

Children aged three to five can be dropped off for a forest adventure that might include den building, mini-beast-hunting, foraging, wildlife spotting, singing and free play (tots aged two to three can attend with a parent).

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Millfields Park , Lea Bridge Tuesday October 6 2015 - Friday December 18 2015

The Comedy of Errors

'The Comedy of Errors' returns to the National Theatre, this time in a new production for ages 8-12 by Ben Power. It should be a short, sweet and fun version of the tale of two sets of identical twins that get separated and then reunited.

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National Theatre , South Bank Wednesday October 21 2015 - Friday November 6 2015

Tintin: Hergé's Masterpiece

Everybody's favourite Belgian reporter, the bequiffed Tintin, first tasted adventure in a Brussels newspaper comic strip in 1929. This free exhibition will use artefacts from the Hergé Museum in Brussels to explore both the character and his creator.

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Somerset House , Temple Thursday November 12 2015 - Sunday January 31 2016

Takeover Day

Children get the chance to take charge of many of the UK's museums, galleries and historic sites for this annual event, which is run by the charity Kids in Museums. Young people are given responsibility and real roles to take on for the day such as being a guide, curator or archivist.

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Various London venues , London Friday November 20 2015

Family Travel Show

This two-day event is dedicated to helping families travel the world and enjoy new adventures together.

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Olympia London , Brook Green Saturday October 31 2015 - Sunday November 1 2015
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Keep kids entertained all year round

101 things to do in London with kids

There need never be a dull moment in this city – London is jam packed with fantastic experiences and days out for families and kids. Here are 101 of the best things to do with children in London.

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By: LauraLee Davies