From summer fairs and mini golf to a Family Rave and a Tiger Who Came to Tea, we’ve got a weekend packed full of fantastic activities for you! Wimbledon Kids Editors Harriet O’Connor and Leela Evans round up the pick of this week’s family fun in Wimbledon and beyond…
THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA – LIVE ON STAGE!
Adapted and directed by David Wood, this stunning musical is based on the late Judith Kerr’s first book and gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the life of an incredible and much-loved author. With kid-friendly matinee and morning performances on Sunday, it’d be a fun way to start Father’s Day, too.
Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road and is heading to SW19 in this delightful family show, packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! Head to the New Wimbledon Theatre to catch a dazzling stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!
When: Fri 14 –Sun 16 June; Friday matinee, 1.30pm; Sat/Sun, 11am and 2pm.
Where: New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, London, SW19 1QG
Booking: Tickets from £14; book tickets online here or from the theatre box office.
More information: The perfect matinee for little ones aged 3+
BABY BROADWAY SINGALONG FAMILY CONCERT
A great one for Wombles old and young. The whole family can sing and dance along to a selection of well-known songs from hit shows and films such as The Sound of Music, Dumbo, Mary Poppins, La La Land, Frozen and many more!
As well as singing, clapping and dancing along, you can expect bubbles, scarves, marching, actions and puppetry. Join in as much (or as little) as you want to in an interactive family concert performed by West End singers and a live pianist.
When: Friday 14 June, 11am
Where: Holy Trinity Church, 234 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SB
Booking: Tickets are £10 per adult (plus booking fee when booking online); children go FREE (up to three with each paying adult). Book tickets here >
More information: Concert lasts approximately 45 minutes; doors open 15 minutes before start time. Perfect for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
TINY DANCERS FAMILY RAVE
We couldn’t be happier to hear that Tiny Dancers are back in Wimbledon for an afternoon of Old Skool classics played by resident DJ JOY ALARM – and due to popular demand they’ve increased their capacity.
The event sees local nightclub Tunnel 267 turn into a family-friendly rave space, and promises balloons, confetti cannons, glow sticks, stickers, a craft table, bubble machines, face-painting, inflatables, a hula-hoopist, and of course, banging tunes! If you’re planning on going, snap up your tickets quickly, as this popular family event always sells out fast. Dance the day away and still be home in time for tea!
When: Saturday 15 June, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Tunnel 267, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SD
Booking: Tickets, £6. Book tickets here >
More information: The event is pitched at families with young children aged 8 or under, but everyone’s welcome. Babies under 12 months go free, but still require a ticket. Find out more at tinydancersevents.com
ST MATTHEW’S PRIMARY SCHOOL SUMMER FAIR
Kicking off the summer school fair season across the borough of Merton, St Matthew’s offers classic summer-fête fodder from tug-of-war to tombolas.
When: Saturday 15 June, 11:30am – 2pm
Where: Cottenham Park Road, West Wimbledon, London SW20 0SX
More information: Entry fee, £1 per person
MORDEN PARK HOUSE POP-UP MINI GOLF
For one day only, Morden Park House is transforming its courtyard into a pop-up mini golf course. Gather your team (don’t forget Dad – it is Father’s Day after all) and make your way around nine inventive holes, cutting through castles, around corners, over hills and even through a windmill! Giant garden games and a bouncy castle will also be onsite to keep the little ones entertained for the whole afternoon.
When: Sunday 16 June, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Morden Park House, Morden Park, London Rd, London SM4 5QU
Booking: Timed tickets, £7.50 +VAT. Limited availability, so book now >
More information: Ticket cost includes one 9-hole round, including club hire, balls, and a score card. Refreshments will be available, as well as a fully licensed bar.
COMING UP LATER THIS JUNE…
ST HELIER MUSIC AND COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
We’re already looking forward to this free-to-enter family fun day for all in the community: there’ll be a huge main stage with live music, artisan food stalls, and entertainment with a huge emphasis on children, including Disney characters, bouncy castles, inflatables, games and sporting activities, wandering clowns and jugglers, cheerleading displays, martial arts demos and much more.
LUNA CINEMA AT WIMBLEDON PARK
The Luna Cinema is the country’s leading producer of open-air cinema events. This month, you can enjoy the wonderful experience of watching a classic film outdoors on a summer evening at one of our favourite Wimbledon venues. Book ahead now, as this is a great night out for you and your older kids: films include The Greatest Showman, Jurassic Park, and Bohemian Rhapsody.
When: 21–23 June 2019, 9.30pm
Where: Wimbledon Park, Home Park Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 8AU
Booking: Adults, £15.50; children under 16, £10.50. Book tickets here >
More information: Under-12s must be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children will be refused entry.
JAZZ IN THE PARK AT SOUTH PARK GARDENS
Bliss Coffee & Bliss In The Park are hosting a live jazz and BBQ event for all the family at the beautiful South Park Gardens. There’ll be plenty of food to choose from, including children’s, vegan, halal and fish options available. Sounds like bliss, relaxing on a summer’s day in Wimbledon…
Pre-paid BBQ tickets available now from Bliss Coffee & Bliss In The Park.
Written By: Leela Evans & Harriet O’Connor | Co-Editors, Wimbledon Kids