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It’s a short holiday but there are lots of fun and interesting family friendly activities to be had in and around the area – and as usual, we’ve tried to stay as local as possible!

All details correct at time of going to press but please always check with organisations before visiting.

Lexi Cinema

Feel the Force..our local not for profit cinema, The Lexi, is showing Solo: A Star Wars Story throughout half term. Their daytime matinees are aimed at families, with a ticket price of £5 for children.

Location: The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road
Dates: 27/05 – 04/06
Times: Matinee at 2.30pm, later showings at 6pm and 8.45pm
Ages: Certificate 12A
Cost: £5 for children, Adults £7-£11.50

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Bobs Gone Potty

For your budding horticulturist Queens Park favourite Bob’s Café are running a children’s succulent planting activity. 

Location: Bob’s Café, Salusbury Road
Date: 29 May
Time: 11am – 12pm
Ages: all
Cost: Included with a £6.95 kids meal
Contact: Booking essential, 020 7372 3442 or hello@bobscafe.net

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OVO Energy Tour Series Family Cycle Festival

Join the leading cycle race, the OVO Energy Tour Series at Wembley this half term for a day of family fun. As well as seeing the cycling stars compete there will be entertainment for everyone including virtual reality races, pop up shops, and stunt bike shows.

Location: Wembley Park
Date: 29/05
Time: 12.30pm – 8.45pm
Cost: Free
More information: http://wembleypark.com/tourseries/

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Queens Park children’s fair

Roll up roll up! The fun fair is coming to town.. well Queens Park

Location: Queens Park
Date: 29/05 – 03/06
Time: 11am – early evening
Ages: all
Cost: 1 token – £1.20, 10 tokens – £10

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Punch and Judy puppet show

That’s the way to do it! The Sherriff Centre is hosting the classic puppet show Punch and Judy.

Location: The Sherriff Centre, St James Church, Sherriff Road, NW6 2AP
Date: 31/05
Time: 5-6pm
Ages: all
Cost: £5 ticket per child 
Contact: Tickets can be purchased at the Hullabaloo desk, or email Hello@thesherriffcentre.co.uk 

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Portobello Summer Sundays 

Live music, street food, fashion and crafts.
Location: Portobello road, between Colville Terrace and Lancaster Road, W11 2DY
Date: 3/10/17/24 June 
Time: From 11am
Ages: all
Cost: Free
Contact: More information at www.westway.org

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The Beach at Brent Cross

Wishing you and your little ones were jetting off for sun, sea and sand this half term? There is a beach on our doorstep! The beach at Brent Cross is back this year, with more sand, more space and more water, so there is even more room for you and the kids to relax and play. There are also exciting rides for all the family to enjoy.

Location: Brent Cross Shopping Centre, London, NW4 3FP
Date: 26/05 – 02/09
Time: Mon – Fri: 12pm to 10pm Sat & Sun: 11am to 10pm
Ages: all
Cost: Entry – £3 per person, Token price for rides £1.20 each or 10 for £10
Contact: thebeachbrentcross.com or email enquiries@thebeachbrentcross.com

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Peter Pan at Regents Park Open Air Theatre 

Escape to Neverland in this magical open air theatre nestled in the heart of Regents Park. A production filled with puppetry to appeal to children and adults alike.

Location: Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Queen Mary’s Garden, Regent’s Park, NW1 4NU
Date: 17/05 – 15/06
Time: 2.15pm on Saturdays and Sundays, 7.45pm all days. 
Ages: The theatre consider the production to be suitable for primary school age and over, although note that it remains the responsibility of the parent/guardian in advance of purchase to make their own judgement as to the suitability of the show for their own child. No children under 4 allowed.
Cost: Ticket prices range from £12.50 – £27.50 for under 18, £25 – £55 for adults. 
Contact: Bok online at openairtheatre.com or 0844 826 4242

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Museum of Brands – Transportation Discovery Trail

Fly, Ride, Dive or Flop? This half term the Museum of Brands (a rather niche sounding museum which is actually a bit of a hidden gem just off Ladbroke Grove) has launched a new Transportation Trail which reveals fun facts about the history of transportation in the Museum’s Time Tunnel.. perfect for any young transport enthusiasts!

Location: 111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT
Date: 26/05 – 03/06
Time: Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday and Bank Holiday 11am – 5pm
Ages: 2-14
Cost: Entry to the museum – Adults £9.00, children (7 – 16) £5.00,
Under 7s free. The trail is included in the museum admission. Tickets 50% off National Trust card holders.
Contact: No booking required. More information at museumofbrands.com

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The Gingerbread Man at the Lyric Theatre

See the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all time!

Stuff and Nonsense present a brilliant mix of puppetry, live action, great music, humour and a stunning staging of this well-loved classic tale.

Location:
Date: 29/05 – 02/06
Running Time: 6o minutes
Ages: 3-10
Tickets: £10
Contact: See website

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