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The Time Out London Kids hot list

The biggest and best things to do with kids in London this week

Nobody (bar Mary Poppins) can pluck fun out of thin air, so there's no harm in looking for a little help when it comes to entertaining your family. We've gathered the best activities for children in London to make sure your little ones are kept captivated all week long.

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Totally Thames: The Riverside Festival

Enjoy a weekend of family fun with a rather spectacular view of Tower Bridge as your backdrop at this two-day festival, which is part of Totally Thames. Live folk music, Soapbox Science, a recycling bicycle, Vauxhall City Farm's animals, theatrical performances, flower headresses and plenty more are on the bill.

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Potters Fields Park, London Bridge Saturday September 5 2015 - Sunday September 6 2015

Little Angel Theatre Summer Party

A party at this charming children's theatre, with puppet making, a puppet parade and performances. Children can make their very own animal puppet and join a parade that's led by a giant orangutan and there'll be visits from some rather handsome flying dodos.

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St Mary's Church, Islington Sunday September 6 2015

Sailor Games

This family fun weekend invites young Londoners to board the Cutty Sark and play out the seafaring version of their life on specially designed board game. They'll write the rules and then throw the dice to see how the sailing plays out.

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Cutty Sark, Greenwich Saturday September 5 2015 - Sunday September 6 2015

Klezmer in the Park

Critics' choice

This annual festival of klezmer and Sephardi music is a lot of fun, with live acts performing on the Regent's Park Bandstand as well as displays of Jewish culture, kosher food and crafts for sale. In the Kids Zone there's a 'Klezmer Krafting' kids' marquee filled with creative crafting activities, a balloon band and family fun with JW3.

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Regent's Park Bandstand, Regent's Park Sunday September 6 2015

Souq for Syria

This family-friendly fundraiser is organised by Watanili, a grassroots initiative which provides support for displaced Syrians. Visitors will explore a traditional Syrian market filled with arts, crafts, jewellery, toys and Arabic cuisine. London-based Middle Eastern performaers will provide live music and there'll be fun activities for children.

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Rich Mix, Shoreditch Sunday September 6 2015

Royal Parks Safari

Take a safari close to home on this family-friendly guided walk through St James's Park and Green Park. You will be regaled with tales of the history of each park, as well as being introduced to furry and feathered residents - including some unusual species.

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St James's Park, St James' Saturday September 5 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). A new season starts this week.

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Millfields Park, Lea Bridge Thursday September 3 2015 - Friday December 18 2015

Pup Aid

Celebrity vet Marc Abraham's one-day event for dog owners and pooch enthusiasts hopes to raise awareness of puppy farming, which is the mass production of puppies for commercial gain and sometimes involves the animals living in terrible conditions. The cause has many celebrity supporters and usually promises a famous face or two.

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Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill Saturday September 5 2015

Bold Kids & Co

Go on a family outing to the top of Bold Tendencies' Peckham car park any Sunday this summer and you'll be rewarded with free storytelling, crafts, drumming, film screenings and yoga sessions. 

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Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham Sunday September 6 2015

Bach To Baby

A relaxed concert series for babies and toddlers, during which a classical musician plays themed pieces on their chosen instrument, and no-one will bat an eyelid if tots crawl up to the piano or bop along in the aisles.

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Various London venues, London Wednesday September 2 2015 - Friday September 11 2015
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