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.
Do you know of an event that's a family favourite but isn't listed? Tweet us your suggestion so that we can share the love!
OperaUpClose give Homer's 'Odyssey' a modern spin with this retelling for families wanting to introduce operatic music to their offspring from a young age. A special ticket offers drawing workshops at the neighbouring House of Illustration, plus lunch and entry to the matinee performance. Ages 7+.Read more
Dig around for ancient treasures on this muddy outing to the banks of the river. An archeaologist will tell stories of the area's previous inhabitants and help identify any mysterious goods that get pulled out from the depths. Once they're all trawled out children will be given hot chocolate and mud pies to warm up with. The event is free but places must be reserved by contacting email@example.com.Read more
If you fancy a family trip out of town, the children's strand of the massive Cheltenham Literature Festival has an embarrassment of riches for bookish families. Big-name authors on the bill include Michael Rosen, Michael Morpurgo, Lauren Child, Francesca Simon, Julia Donaldson, Anthony Browne, Judith Kerr and Melvin Burgess.Read more