Family fun in and around London

What’s on at the weekend? – 11, 12 July 2015

Posted by on Friday, 10 July, 2015 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 11, 12 July 2015

This weekend: life’s a beach, be a sailor, experience a French invasion, become an artist, take up a new sport, go partying in a royal palace…

Beach East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, until 31 August 2015

On Saturday the UK’s largest urban beach opens in the Olympic Park. Alongside the large beach, you will find a paddling pool, funfair rides, bars, sporting events and activities. Open daily between 10am and 10pm. Free. More details here

HMS St Albans, West India Dock, Canary Wharf, Saturday 11 July 2015

Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans is currently moored in Canary Wharf and will be open for visitors on Saturday. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance. More details here

Bastille Day at Bankside and Borough Market, from 12pm, Sunday 12 July 2015

A French Festival celebrating Bastille Day will take over Bankside and Borough Market on Sunday. Try some French food and wine, see live music, dancing and performances or have a game of pétanque. Free. More details here

Fun Art Day, Turner’s House, Twickenham, 12pm to 6pm, Sunday 12 July 2015

The “Little Draw” event taking place on Sunday at Turner’s House in Twickenham will feature children’s workshops, art demonstrations, exhibition and music. The art workshops are suitable for children aged 5 and over, accompanied by an adult. Free. Places allocated on a first come first served basis. More details here

Give it a Go! Festival, Parliament Hill, 1pm to 5.30pm, Sunday 12 July 2015

Head up to Parliament Hill on Sunday and you can have a go at all manner of different sports including badminton, BMX, boccia, bowls, boxing, football, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis and more. There will also be live music, food, activities and circus entertainers. Free. More details here

Greenwich World Cultural Festival, Eltham Palace, 12.30pm to 5pm, Sunday 12 July 2015

Greenwich World Cultural Festival returns this weekend with a family day of dance, theatre, music, art and circus from around the world. There will be pop-up performances and activities in the palace grounds and dancing in the Great Hall. Entry to the gardens and Great Hall is free, there are separate admission charges for the rest of the palace. More details here

Pin It