This weekend choose from science and drawing workshops, interactive arts and technology, a baby rave and swimming at the Olympic Park…
Barbican Weekender, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 March 2014
Pop along to the Barbican Weekender with the family to get involved in a combination of arts and technology. With a whole range of workshops, installations and performances for all ages you’ll be spoiled for choice – help to create holographic choreography, experiment with new digital tools, discover 3-D printing or experience UVA’s Momentum, a carefully choreographed sequence of light, sound and movement. Free. More details here.
The Little Draw, The Wallace Collection, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 2 March 2014
Get drawing with the Little Draw artist at this free drop-in workshop for all ages and abilities. Free. More details here.
Sciencetastic! Family Discovery Day, British Library, 12pm to 4pm, Saturday 1 March 2014
The British Library is the place to be on Saturday for a huge day of free science activities. Make, see, touch, sign, experiment, watch and laugh. This event is fully accessible for families with deaf children and parents, but all families are welcome. Scientists will be on hand from the Science Museum, skeletons from the Grant Museum and artists from the October Gallery. Activities include The Science Museum Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles Show (which babydaytripper highly recommends, see review here). Free. More details here.
Big Fish Little Fish, The Bedford, Balham, 2pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 2 March 2014
Fancy a weekend music and dance party you can take your children to? Big Fish Little Fish monthly parties have great music by established club and festival DJs, with a host of extras: crafts,balloons, glowsticks, bubble machines, confetti guns, chill out room and more. Plus a licensed bar, smoothies, healthy snacks and cake. There’s one in Balham this Saturday. Tickets cost £8 (adult), £4.50 (child), pre-walking infants go free. More details here.
Swimming, London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, from 1 March 2014
The London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park opens to the public this weekend. Alongside serious, competitive swimming, there are family fun sessions in the training pool. Book online in advance (£4.50 (adult), £2.50 (child)). More details here.