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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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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more