Hooraa! It’s another bank holiday weekend for us in the UK. The weather has taken a bit of a turn though hasn’t it? I had been hoping for clear blue skies as we have a trip to the beach planned. But, whatever the weather, and even at short notice, the beauty of London is that there is so much to see and do with the family that doesn’t require huge amounts of braving the elements.
Here are a few ideas that we have up our sleeves for May.
Trampolining is a great way of getting the little ones active and burning off the excess energy. ZAPspace looks so much fun, and at a whopping 3 stories, it’s going to tick those boxes for everyone.
Did you know that Lion King the musical is going on tour soon! I’d completely forgotten about trying to get tickets, until we saw this show in Disneyland Paris this Easter.
What a reminder! Let me know if you spot any ticket deals… since i’ve been looking, I haven’t found anything yet.
I’ve never really felt that the circus was of us, until we went the other year and Little Button could not tear her eyes away from the performers. That and Mr Button managed to join in. But that’s another story.
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OK. So you know we went to see the brilliant @circusvegasofficial 🎪 BUT I somehow forgot to mention that MR BUTTON managed to join the #circus 🎟😂 *rolls on the floor laughing. There was dressing up, air guitar playing and bum wriggling galore! All jokes aside, we were so #proud of how he totally went for it. Go Buttons! #happylittlebuttons #bloglife #parentblogger #familyday #familygoals #familylife #myfamilyadventures #rememberingthesedays #myhappycapture #circusvegasuk
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But anyway. The circus is back in town and this time it’s the spectacular Zippos Circus!
For a fun and crafty day out, which just so happens to be free too, is a trip to the V&A Museum. Mine loves marvelling at the exhibits, but did you know that they have a great programme of pop-up performances for families. Here’s what’s on in May:
Saturday 4 May: Folktales of Korea with Sef Townsend
Listen to the lively tales to celebrate Korean Children’s Day and join the traditional circle dance of Ganggangsullae, with storyteller Sef Townsend.
Saturday 18 May: Boxes of Dreams
Take part in this interactive storytelling adventure, inspired by the eccentric theatre lover – Gabrielle Enthoven, with storyteller, Vanessa Woolf.
Saturday 25 May (and 1, 8 & 15 June): A Queen, her Prince and a dog called Jim
Explore some of the secrets and surprises of the museum with Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Jim the Dog and dig up some facts about life in Victorian times along the way. Inspired by the museum’s online game for families: V&A Secret Seekers. Part of the Victoria and Albert Season 2019. Performed by Chloe Harbour, Naomi Sparrow and Elliott Daley. Location: This performance travels around the museum, with level access.
Don’t forget to have a really good rummage around the V&A’s ‘what’s on’ section, as there are also special May Bank holiday events happening.
We’ve been meaning to try out Kidzania for ages now! Because who doesn’t want to visit an indoor city run by kids. Think fantastic role play opportunities and the chance to try out some fantastic activities from being a burger chef to working in A&E!
Ahhh the Shard. If you haven’t been yet, it’s one of those must-do things you HAVE to experience when in London. Exciting news is that the view from the Shard will be having a special early out-of-hours VIP event later in May just for families. – See you at the top? [Best enjoyed in good weather from experience]
I LOVE this place so much. Tucked away just past the London Eye is the gorgeous SEA LIFE London aquarium. A joy to visit for all ages.
After an action packed day out in London there’s nothing better than relaxing in Giraffe for a bite to eat. The pancakes are soooo delicious!!
With Little Bird’s Family Pass (read more about it here – I have a money-off voucher code for you), kids eat free with every adult main purchased at full price. YASS!! *I’m already planning what I’m going to have 😉
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