Whether you have teens or little children to entertain this weekend, we have you covered. Find out about the latest events going on, from book festivals to art markets, parks, theatre, the latest films and even an Annual Fruit Day event with Abundance Wimbledon.
We all know how hard it is the first week back to school for some children while they adapt to a new teacher, new friends, maybe even new school. Therefore, we want to show a few amazing things to do with them this weekend so they can have lots of fun! Here we go!
Located on Wimbledon Common this option is great for the whole family, but especially for little readers – they can choose their own books and get to know about some of the authors, such as Polly Dunbar, Sophie Dahl, Chris Riddle and Rob Biddulph, who will attend the event this Saturday and Sunday. Activities include storytelling, book signing and live illustration workshops, which the kids can join in with!
Hampton Court is a great way to get kids enjoying British history. They will love learning all about the Tudors and King Henry VIII´s “horrible” stories, including his six wives, the beheadings, the jousting, the jewels, the hordes of servants… Once inside the Hampton Court there’s plenty to do apart from the museum itself, such as the magic garden (a real favourite in the area with families) and even a real life-size maze! Not to mention its proximity to Bushey Park, with its popular large outdoor playground set in the beautiful surroundings of London’s second largest Royal Park. You might even get to see some of the park’s resident deer!
The Polka Theatre is OPEN! Visit the newly refurbished theatre for a free drama taster session this Saturday! Enjoy a fun, creative drama workshop for 4-6 year olds or 7-9 year old – further details and tickets can be booked on their website
Come along this Saturday and Sunday to The Autumn Arts Market on The Piazza – a fun event for the whole family. You will experience plenty of activities, including art workshops, face painting, mask making, mosaic making, fine art and ceramics to browse and buy, delicious food and drinks and much more. Open from 11 am to 6 pm. There will also be a very special appearance from the Polka Theatre on Saturday and a talented caricaturist on Sunday.
5. Odeon Cinema
Would you like to go to the cinema this weekend but not sure what’s on for the children? If your answer is yes, keep reading for some great recommendations, specifically divided into different age groups.
- Children between 3 and 6 years old
– Thomas and Friends: race for the Sodor Cup
– Paw Patrol: The Movie
- Children between 6 and 12 years old
– Spirit Untamed
– The Croods 2: a new age
– Space Jam: a new legacy
- Children 12 years old and above
– Jungle Cruise
Abundance Wimbledon Fruit Day is a big event each year for selling jams, chutneys, cordials, pies, cakes & bakes, freshly-squeezed apple juice and lots more made from unwanted summer fruit and vegetables from local gardens. This is a great opportunity to show our children the importance of shopping local and fresh produce. This will take place on the Saturday 18th of September from 11am to 2:30pm at St Marks Church Hall and Grounds (SW19 7ND).
- Opening by Merton Mayor Cr Michael Brunt
- Home made Jams, Chutneys, Cordials and Butters stall
- Home made Bakes and Cakes stall
- Freshly Squeezed Apple Juice (have a go at the manual press!)
- Local Honey stall by Alison and David (Cash only) Martin Way Allotments and Tooting Honey
- Plant stall
- Coffee Van
- Children’s activities (free)
- About Abundance Wimbledon
- Merton Friends of the Earth
- Sustainable Merton
- Merton U3A
- Performances by Songs on Wheels
- Performances by Ukulele Orchestra