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Top ten things to do with the kids this bank holiday

Stuck for things to do with the kids this August bank holiday? We've got plenty to keep them entertained

© Chris Marchant

This year's August bank holiday takes place over the last weekend of the month (Saturday 27 August–Monday 29 August 2016) and, as always, we've got some fail-safe family-friendly ideas to keep the kids happy over the long weekend.

RECOMMENDED: Read our full guide to the bank holiday in London

August bank holiday events for kids

1

The Fantastic World of Dr Seuss

Explore the imaginative world of Dr Seuss and his fantastical stories including 'Green Eggs and Ham', 'The Lorax' and 'Oh The Places You Will Go' at this family-friendly exhibition. Little ones can take part in dressing up sessions, play music with the Boom Band and meet characters such as Sam I Am! and The Cat in The Hat.

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Discover Children's Story Centre , Stratford Tuesday December 6 2016 - Friday June 30 2017
2

Land of the Lions

Visitors can get up close to a pride of endangered Asiatic lions thanks to newly installed 'windowless-views' created using fine wires, and explore the park filled with rickshaws, rangers' huts and even a life-size truck inspired by the designers' trip to the Gujarat state in India where the majestic animals hail from. Interactive elements also feature helping forest rangers with 'lion emergencies' and the chance to test your pedal power against the speed of an imaginary Asiatic lion.

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Until Sat Dec 31
3

The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter Films

No tickets to The Cursed Child? No problem. See sketches by graphic designers MinaLima who've helped produce graphic props for J K Rowling's upcoming feature film - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. From The Marauder's Map to Harry's Acceptance Letter to The Daily Prophet, see fantastical bits from Rowling's creations in this Soho pop-up.

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House of Minalima , Soho Until Wednesday February 1 2017

Looking for more bank holiday ideas?

Bank holiday in London

If laying in bed with a boxset was your initial bank holiday plan, scrap it – there's too much going on to stay indoors.

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By: Time Out London Things To Do

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2 comments
Rich
Rich

Basement of the science museum is best for under fives.

sue
sue

Not much for under fives