Where did February go?

Dramatic rain pictureCan you believe it is already the last weekend in February? After the wettest winter since records began, it is time to look forward to what spring has to offer.

If you have kids, only 2 days to go until they are back at school! Take a look at these child friendly events for this weekend.

Caberet Mechanical Theatre

This Saturday sees the last day of this unique exhibition. Visit the Paul McPherson Gallery to see this quirky collection of mechanical, moving machines.

Caberet Mechanical Theatre, Paul McPherson Gallery, Saturday


Are you trying to cultivate a love of books in your children? Peckham Platform is a funky gallery space bringing the arts to Peckham. Bookbed is an exhibition by Ruth Beale including a giant book shaped bed. There is also a mini library and a DIY publishing station, plenty for all the family.

Bookbed, Peckham Platform until 23rd March

Chocoholics UniteChocolate shells

Can’t wait until Easter for your chocolate fix? Why not visit The Chocolate Kitchens at Hampton Court? Activities include decorating chocolate cups, storytelling and making your own chocolates. You can also learn about the history of the kitchens, educational as well as yummy!

The Chocolate Kitchen, Hampton Court Palace, Saturday and Sunday

Design a Bridge

Sunny picture of Tower bridgeThere are only a couple of days left of the half term holiday and you have exhausted every children’s activity going. Time for some quiet time. Tower Bridge is running a competition for children to design their own version of the famous bridge. The winner will have their bridge turned into a 3d model which will be displayed in public. Time to get the crayons out!

Competition details here