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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Global Streets

Global Streets sees three immersive events burst into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, providing entertainment for visitors of all ages during the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. 'Tangle' invites families to create a large installation by weaving elastic together in a gigantic web. 

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Friday July 3 2015 - Sunday July 5 2015 Free

Shrek's Adventure! London

This new attraction themed around cinema's best-loved ogre and his sidekicks will open on July 1, and tickets are on sale now. Take a 4D bus ride to Far Far Away, visiting familiar locations such as Shrek's swamp and the Muffin Man's house. Along the way you'll enjoy live shows and animation. At the end of your adventure you'll get the chance to meet other DreamWorks characters from the worlds of 'Madagascar', 'Kung Fu Panda' and 'How to Train Your Dragon'.

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Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', has been delighting families since it was published in 1968. Discover (or rediscover) her most famous books by having tea with a life-size tiger or curling up with a book in Mog's basket. Storytelling takes place daily at 10.30am.

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Jewish Museum Until Wednesday October 14 2015

The Big Fair

This street party marks the end of the Hampstead Summer Festival (June 20 to July 5), a two-week charity event organised to raise funds for Age UK Camden and Keats community library. Family entertainment on the day will include chess, dancing, sports and street entertainment. The festival stages will host local musical, theatre and dance talents. There'll be a fun fair and Heath Street will be lined with food, drink and craft stalls.

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Heath Street Sunday July 5 2015 Free

Mount Street Gardens Summer Fair

Children's activities include a bungee trampoline, a coconut shy and a fire engine to explore. For adults, there's a Pimm's, bar. Enough said.

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Mount Street Gardens Sunday July 5 2015 Free

Daylight Music

Shake off that Friday night hangover with this feelgood Saturday daytime event, with live music plus tea and cakes, and a drawing space for young (and old) concertgoers to get creative.

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Union Chapel Saturday July 4 2015 - Saturday July 18 2015 Free

Soho Village Fête

Head to St Anne's church gardens in Soho for a village fête in the grand old tradition. Snail races, a Police v Firemen tug-of-war, a human fruit machine and a spaghetti-eating contest all feature.

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St Anne's Church, Soho Sunday July 5 2015 Free

Africa Dance!

The Horniman's gardens will be flooded with music and dance performances in a wide range of styles which celebrate the diversity of the African Diaspora for this drop in event.

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Horniman Museum Sunday July 5 2015 Free

Hyde Bark

Put your pooch through its paces at this day of fun for families and their four-legged friends.

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Hyde Park Sunday July 5 2015 Free

Sunday Open House

Transport yourself back to 1885 and be seated for an authentic Victorian lesson, delivered by a rather strict teacher who'll make sure your manners are nothing short of perfection.

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Ragged School Museum Sunday July 5 2015 - Sunday August 2 2015 Free
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