This weekend enjoy St Georges Day celebrations, country fairs and steam engines. If you want something a bit different you can even try out life from a cockroaches point of view?!!! What’s more many of our choices for this weekend are FREE!
Feast of St George, Trafalgar Square, London, 25th April, 12.00 – 18.00, free, all ages
This fun free festival is organised by the Mayor of London and is inspired by St George’s Day’s 13th century origins as a national day of feasting. There are numerous food and drink stalls that will make your mouth water……scrumptious cakes, a hog roast, homemade pies and so much more. There will be live music, demonstrations by famous chefs and even a marquee full of activities for children.
Hamleys, London, 12:00 – 17:00, 26th April, Free, All ages
To celebrate the release of Marvel Studios© “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Hamleys have arranged a day of free superhero fun. Turn up in your best superhero fancy dress and you will be able to get your photo taken in front of the green screen, where it will look like you’re with your favourite superheros.
Instrument Parade, The Foundling Museum, London, 25th April, 11:00 – 16:00 FREE, drop in, all ages
Throughout the day there will be live music, talks and workshops celebrating The Foundling Hospital Boys’ Band. The kids can join instrument maker Giles Leaman and then make their very own instruments to take home!
A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum, London, 25th April, Families with children aged 12+, FREE
This unique event was created by Danish artist group ‘Superflex’ and has you imagining what life would be like if you were a cockroach! Find out what it is like to be one of our planets true survivors, having outlived the dinosaurs. Put yourself in their shells…….see what cockroaches make of our obsession with speed, time, burning things and much much more!
Pre booking essential as places are limited.
Big Saturday: Nature & Us, Manchester Museum, Sat 25 Apr, 11am-16:00pm, drop-in, for all ages, FREE
At this informative event you will learn about the nature that surrounds us and how it impacts our everyday life. You will hear stories behind the objects in the museums, animal, fossil and plant collections and there will be a number of hands on activities for all the family to enjoy.
Disability Rocks, the Big Tour, Tatton Park, Knutsford, 25th April, 11:00 -19.30,
This festival has a whole range of activities aimed at people with disabilities. There’s a sensory chill out area, musical acts, accessible theatre, song, arts and drama.
Standard ticket £15, 1st carer Free, under 12s £10, under 5 free, family £50
St Georges Weekend, Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire, 25th & 26th April, 11.00 – 17:00, all ages.
This weekend Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden are celebrating the story of St George the patron saint of both England and soldiers. The story of how St George slayed the dragon will be brought to life in front of your eyes! There will also be lots of hands-on games and activities for the whole family.
Adult £10.90, Child £6.60, Family £28.40
George & The Dragon, Dover Castle, Dover Castle, 25th & 26th April, 10:00 – 17:00, all ages,
The family can experience life in a medieval village at this fantastic event. You will be able to meet the village surgeon and hear about gruesome medieval health care, you can watch a medieval trail take place and enjoy a variety of other sights, smells and sounds. The highlight has to be when you can watch as St George takes on the dastardly dragon, plus the kids will be able to try on armour and test their dragon slaying skills.
Adult £18, Child £10.80, Family £46.80
Family Forest School, Killerton House, Devon, 25th April, FREE
If you’re after a day out doors then visit the Family Forest School at Killerton where there’s going to be a range of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. You will make outdoor craft, cook on an open fire and go on scavenger hunts through the woods with the forest school teacher.
Adult £11.20, Child £5.60, family £16.80
Schiltron, Edinburgh Castle, 25th -26th April, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2.00pm & 3.00pm
Edinburgh Castle has experienced its fair share of wars over the years and this weekend at the castle some of this history will be brought to life in front of your eyes. You will learn about the turbulent times in the 1600s when there were frequent sieges and battles. You will see how the Scots of the era fought with pikes and schiltrons and you can even have a go yourself!
Adult £16.50 and Child £9.90
Meet the Wynn Family, Conwy, Wales, 25th & 26th April, 11.00 -16.00, all ages.
Take your family to ‘meet’ the Wynn family the former extravagant owners of Plas Mawr who will be ‘in person’ this weekend. This educational and fun day out will also involve Tudor dancing, Tudor writing with quills, dressing up and games in the courtyard. Adult £5.75, Child £4.35 & Family £17.25
Riverside Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally, Southport, 25th & 26th April, suitable for all ages (even the dog!), 10:00 – 16:00,
You will be transported back in time at this vintage steam vehicle rally. There will be lots of good olde fashioned fun, with donkey rides, a vintage steam fair, miniature steam train rides, a beer tent for the grown ups, a tearoom with tasty treats and of course lots of gorgeous old steam vehicles that you can admire.
Adult £7, Child £3, Under 11s Free
The East Anglian Game & Country Fair, Norfolk Showground, 25th & 26th April,
This annual two day fair has lots to offer families looking for a day out. Activities include archery, bungee trampolines, mountain biking and even junior clay pigeon shooting! The family can also enjoy a sheep shearing display, make friends with some rescue horses and even watch juggling displays.
Adult £13, Child £5, Family (2+3) £36. Weekend tickets are available.
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