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7 Free Days Out This Weekend 14th-15th November

Written by Louise Winter

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We’ve found some FREE family friendly events happening this weekend from Christmas lights being switched on, to exciting storytelling sessions that we just had to share with you all! 

Rochester Christmas Lights; Rochester, Kent, 14th November, from 12:30pm

Don’t miss the festive fun in Rochester High Street with entertainment and music for all the family! There will even be guest appearances from The Snowman™ and The Snowdog as they assist the Mayor with the festive lights switch-on at 5pm.
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Lord Mayor’s Show; London, 14th November, from 11am

With events and family activities planned for the day, the Lord Mayor’s Show is not to be missed. Highlights include a spectacular procession with over 7000 contributers from steam buses to giant robots, and one of London’s most breathtaking firework displays when the sun goes down. The city skyline will be illuminated in a musical dance of colour and explosions that can be seen for miles!
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Diwali: The Festival of Light; National Maritime Museum, London, 14th November, 11am – 4pm

Visit the National Maritime Museum as they celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with an array of fun activities for all the family to enjoy. Learn how sea trade brought people and traditions to Britain from all over the world.
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Sleeping Beauties: Prickly Creatures; Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 14th & 15th November, 1-4pm

Learn all about how you can help our prickly hedgehog friends at this time of year as they prepare for a winter of hibernation. Although this is a free event, there is a suggested donation of £1.
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Ancient Egypt at the Great North Museum; Newcastle upon Tyne, 14th & 15th November

Embark on a fascinating journey as you learn all about how the Ancient Egyptians lived their every day lives, as well as their religious beliefs as you pass through the virtual River Nile.
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Regent Street Christmas Lights Switch On; London, 15th November, from 12pm

Don’t miss a festive day of entertainment and shopping as the brand new Christmas lights are switched on in world famous Regent Street. Hosted by Myleene Klass and Aled Jones, there will be live performances and entertainment as Darcey Bussell presses the magic button from 6pm.
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Storytelling: Dotty’s Daring Blitz Adventure; Imperial War Museum North, Manchester, 14th & 15th November, 10:30am

Join this interactive storytelling session suitable for children of all ages, as you experience life during the Blitz through the eyes of a 10 year old child. You will even get to hold artefacts found by children over 70 years ago!
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