Monthly Round-Up

Twenty awesome things to see and do with your little Londoner in March

This month, get mindful with children's yoga, a wellbeing weekend, thoughtful art workshops and powerful theatre.
  1. Ludwig Bemalmans: Sketches for Madeleine opens at House of Illustration on the 1st. This first UK exhibition dedicated to Bemalmans’s sketches for the picture book promises to offer a fascinating insight into how he created the children’s classic.
  2. Tate Modern’s Tate Exchange is offering an exciting lineup of workshops for all ages this month, with Reading Assembly: Movement on the 1st-3rd, Flux/Us: Be Part of the Art from the 21st-24th and I Am… With a New Direction from the 26th-30th.
  3. artsdepot is running its Book Buzz event on the 2nd. Activities will include a book swap for kids of all ages and their adults, storytelling, a fancy-dress competition with a prize for the best book character, plus drop-in workshops and activities.
  4. Half Moon is staging three brilliant new productions this month, including the magical Out of the Hat for 2-8s on the 2nd, the ridiculously funny Noisy Holiday for ages 3+ on the 16th and the classic Hansel and Gretel for ages 3+ on the 23rd.
  5. VAULT Festival! will host Cantonese children’s theatre Little Bean’s production of Boh Boh Finds Home from the 3rd-17th. Designed for 2-7s, this interactive adventure through space will be performed in English with Cantonese support.
  6. The Albany is staging two powerful shows for ages 3+ this month. Big Up (5th-7th) takes place in a world full of joy and chaos where everything is possible, while Tarzanna (10th) tells the story of a female role model in charge of her own destiny.
  7. Wigmore Hall is offering plenty of fun musical events this month, from an Under the Sea-themed Chamber Tots workshop on the 7th to an On the Farm-themed one on the 29th (both for age 3-5), plus a Family Concert for ages 4+ on the 16th.
  8. London Transport Museum is running a Wellbeing Weekend for ages 3-12 and their families on the 9th-10th. Workshops will focus on how to use public transport to slow down, and explore how you can take care of yourself in this busy, bustling city.
  9. Raver Tots is throwing a special Reggae Tots Dancehall event at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on the 9th. Expect face painting, UV lights, bubbles, balloons, confetti and giant parachutes in a rave-style atmosphere with some of the UK’s top DJ’s
  10. To celebrate the release of Little Miss Inventor’s Experiments, Museum of London is hosting a Little Miss Inventor Workshop on the 9th. Attendees will get to meet and have their photo taken with the character, as well as receiving a copy of the book.
  11. To celebrate International Women’s Day, RA is running a special Future Makers Workshop edition of its Family Studio on the 10th. This family event will explore your inspiration and ask: is there a future creative change-maker in you?
  12. Also on the 10th, the Jewish Museum is offering yoga classes for babies and toddlers from Children Inspired by Yoga. These award-winning, multi-sensory, yoga-inspired classes balance storytelling, music and movement with relaxation and calm.
  13. Royal College of Music is hosting a special Family Create: It’s a Piano Party! event on the 10th. Suitable for ages 4+, this workshop will explore all things piano and include virtuoso live performances and an oversized floor keyboard.
  14. British Museum is running two of its Little Feet under-5s events this month. Play Games in the studio on the 15th, or explore the colours and sights of the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic world with Explore Islamic Patterns on the 21st.
  15. Barbican is hosting two Family Film Clubs this month. Brilliant Books Shorts from LIAF (16th) will feature a selection of short animations, while the screening of Howl’s Moving Castle (30th) will include a mask-making workshop.
  16. The Foundling Museum is running a Small Big Adventures family-friendly concert on the 17th. Immerse yourself in stories told through piano music by pianists Yau Cheng and Albert Lau, featuring works by Ravel, Fauré and Saint-Saëns.
  17. Also on the 17th, Royal Opera House is running a Family Sunday: Wonder Women workshop. Children aged 3-10 and their families are invited to learn about opera, ballet and the opera house through a variety of exciting and creative activities.
  18. The Polar Bears Go, Go, Go! is showing at Unicorn from the 26th. Children aged 2-5 are invited to join the two loveable but hapless polar bears on their holiday adventure. Will they reach their destination or are they just going round in circles?
  19. artsdepot will present DIG – a new play for babies aged 6-18 months and their caregivers – on the 29th. Join players from the Pied Piper Theatre Company in the garden for music, singing and a story, and then stay to play among the plants.
  20. Head to Waterstones Gower Street on the 30th for a Make Your Own Mother’s Day Card Children’s Activity Drop-In. This is a free event led by the store’s children’s booksellers, who will be providing paper, pens and plenty of creative inspiration.

Babu enjoys breakfast with the Thomases at the ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat’ exhibition, Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford.

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