This year's August bank holiday takes place on Mon Aug 31 2015 and, as always, we've got some fail-safe family-friendly ideas to keep the kids happy over the long weekend.
August bank holiday events for kids
The Unicorn, Bankside's dedicated children's theatre, celebrates its tenth birthday this year, and it's throwing a weekend party with tons of free workshops for families with kids aged 2+. Get moving at dance class teaching moves from beloved musicals, watch a performance of Arctic adventure 'Breaking the Ice' then get involved, or see fairytales turned on their head through drama games and storytelling. Some events have limited availablity so booking is advised via the box office on 020 7645 0560.Read more
Want to sleep with the fishes? Not a threat – just London Zoo’s invitation to a slumber party at the BUGS exhibit! Held on just a few weekend nights over the summer hols, these sleepovers are for kids accompanied by adults prepared to doss down on the floor with black widows and jewel wasps for neighbours.Read more
Free theatre down at the Scoop theatre for the More London Free Festival. 'Captain Showoff!' is a family adaptation of the Roman comedies of Plautus. If it's anything like last year's shows, it should be epic, well adapted and very atmospheric. Don't forget to bring layers, and picnics are very much encouraged.Read more
Avast! It's your last chance to catch the latest show from immersive theatre gurus Punchdrunk. It's an adventure that’s two parts ‘Crystal Maze’ to one part ‘adult’ Punchdrunk, with a delicious sprinkling of ‘Doctor Who’-ish brio. Ages 6-12.Read more
'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' has been delighting families since it was published in 1968 and many young readers will be fond of her 'Mog' series. Visitors can have tea with a life-size tiger or curl up with a book in Mog's basket. Storytelling will take place daily at 10.30am.Read more