Kids and parents shouldn’t have to miss out on this season’s festival fever. Whether you’re looking to rock out or expand your mind in a new aged workshop, festivals of every persuasion are providing safe and stimulating environments for children and their families.
Here are some of the best for the rest of summer months…
Party People Lollibop Festival, Regents Park, London
Britain’s Got Talent finalist Ronan Parke was one of the many acts to perform on T4 on the Beach last Sunday. The 12 year old who wowed the judges and received a standing ovation from them and the audience in his audition, a rendition of “Feeling Good”, gave a brilliant performance at the show which also included acts such as McFly, The Wanted and Scouting for Girls, just to name a few.
If you feel like doing something extra exciting for your kids for today’s Pancake Day, check out Jim’s Pancake blog which features some pretty amazing pancakes made by dad Jim for his 3-year-old daughter, Allison (lucky girl!).
The pancakes range from simple shapes to full on mini building projects and Jim offers weekly newsletter updates with tips, pancake building recipes and pancake design ideas.
Let us know what you think of Jim’s pancake designs and be sure to send us a photo if you try any of the recipes out!
It is the 200th anniversary of Dulwich Picture Gallery this year and if you haven’t yet visited this South East London treasure now is the time to go for it. Located in Dulwich Village with its beautiful green surroundings, the gallery not only houses one of the world’s most important collections of European old master paintings of the 1600s and 1700s (one of the oldest in Britain), but also hosts plenty of family activities.
Adults and children can use their creative minds together at Artplay, a drop-in workshop on the first and last Sunday of every month, 2-3.30pm. No need to book, simply show up and make anything and everything – only your imagination is the limit. Free for families with a Gallery ticket or £2 per child.
If you are a teacher at any level, why not plan a day outing and take part of one of the interactive school activities on offer from the age of 4, including First Steps into Art, Writing and Imagination and Storytelling. All sessions are free of charge. Simply contact Schools Programme Manager on 020 8299 8731 to make a booking.
Round up your day with a treat at the lively Dulwich Picture Gallery Café or enjoy a walk in beautiful Dulwich park!