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What’s on at the weekend? – 9, 10 June 2012

Posted by on Thursday, 7 June, 2012 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 9, 10 June 2012

The Jubilee weekend celebrations may be over, but it’s still half term, and there’s still lots on for all the family this weekend in London…

The British Biscuit Festival, Brunswick Centre, WC1, 12pm to 6pm, 9 and 10 June 2012

If you are partial to a custard cream or dunking a digestive in your tea, head down to the Brunswick Centre this weekend for The British Biscuit Festival.  There will be a Farmers’ Market, Build-a-biscuit workshops, stalls, live music and more.  Free.  More details here.

Open Garden Squares Weekend, locations across London, 9 and 10 June 2012

This weekend 208 gardens across London will open their gates to visitors.  Participating gardens include private squares, community allotments and roof gardens. Tickets cost £12 (£9 in advance) for adults, under 12s do not need a ticket.  For more details and information on where to buy tickets click here.

World City Music Village, Horniman Museum, 1pm to 8 pm, 9 and 10 June 2012

Pop along to the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill this weekend for a free world music festival and celebrate cosmopolitan London at its best. The two day festival will feature a number of top world music acts.  Free.  More details here.

Schlomo: A Beatbox Adventure for Kids, Priceless London Wonderground, Southbank Centre, 3pm, 8 June to 10 August 2012

Shlomo is a human beatboxer, who will take his audience on an adventure using just his mouth and his microphone to create music, sound effects and all manner of other noises. The show lasts approximately 60 minutes and is suitable for all ages.  Tickets cost £10. More details here.

Bat Festival, Wildlife Garden, Natural History Museum, 9 and 10 June 2012

Check out the Natural History Museum’s annual Bat Weekend, highlights of which include a bat trail, bat bed and breakfast, learn about a bat hospital, build a home for bats, batty crafts and more.  Free. More details here.

London Green Fair, Regent’s Park, 12pm to 8.30pm on Saturday 9 June and 12pm to 7.30pm on Sunday 10 June 2012

The London Green Fair is London’s largest free green festival.  There will be music, activities for children and adults alike, speakers, exhibition space, BikeFest, organic food, animal petting area and more.  Free.  More details here.

Topsy-Turvy Tea Party, Geffrye Museum, 12pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 10 June 2012

To celebrate Open Garden Squares weekend, the Geffrey Museum in Hoxton is hosting a tea party on Sunday afternoon.  Go along for fun craft activities, music, garden games and stories for children of all ages.  More details here.

Don’t forget…

Many museums and galleries run regular workshops and activities for children at the weekends.  Check out your local museum’s website for details.

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