20 awesome things to do with your little Londoners in March 2022

  1. British Museum is hosting one of its brilliant Exhibition Explorer Little Feet sessions on the 3rd, giving under-5s and their carers the chance to discover the museum’s Stonehenge exhibition for free, whilst taking part in themed sensory and art activities. Free.
  2. As part of its Shankar 100 season, Southbank Centre is hosting two free workshops on the 5th. Try your hand at the art of rangoli and celebrate the arrival of spring and the life of musician Ravi Shankar by making paper flowers incorporating imagery from the Shankar family archives. Free.
  3. Zoo Co’s Messy arrives at the Lyric on the 5th. This magical and visual story comes complete with original music, puppets, tap dancing and even a trip to the moon. Messy has been created in partnership with ADHD Foundation and all performances are Relaxed Performances. Paid.
  4. RIBA will host its Family Fun Day: Architecture Book Day on the 5th. Make a page from a giant pop-up architectural book, build structures using large soft blocks, create an evolving environment out of LEGO and join the fabulous Aida-H-Dee for Drag Queen Story Hour UK. Free.
  5. Performances at Jackson’s Lane this month include The Tinder Box & Other Nordic Tales for ages 3+ on the 5th, Party for 2-5s on the 13th, Tweet, Tweet! Cwir, Cwir! Tist, Tist! for 5-10s on the 20th and Piste, Piste, Piste for ages 4+ on the 26th. Paid.
  6. Barbican has some exciting Family Film Club showings lined up this month, with Spectacular Shorts: International Women’s Day + Show and Tell with Evgenia Golubeva on the 5th, Sing 2 on the 12th, Kiki’s Delivery Service on the 19th and The Mitchells vs The Machines on the 26th. Paid.
  7. Camden Market will play host to a variety of World Book Day activities on the 5th and 6th. Free activities will include paper doll making, a Hansel & Gretel Treasure Trail, face painting and Fantasy Foods to sample. Plus, Josiah Amari will be hosting an arts and crafts session. Free/paid.
  8. Royal Opera House is back with its Family Sundays event on the 6th. Expect creative and practical activities for all the family, including interactive singing or dance, informal performances from Royal Ballet dancers, live theatrecraft and design activities led by professional set designers. Paid.
  9. There are loads of great shows on at artsdepot this month, including STAN for 7-11s on the 6th, Grandad’s Attic for ages 6+ on the 12th, The Elves and the Shoemaker for ages 3+ on the 13th, Jabala and the Jinn for 5-11s on the 20th and Party for 2-5s on the 27th. Paid.
  10. Wild opens at Unicorn on the 11th. Created by How it Ended and adapted from the picture book by artist Emily Hughes, this energetic story for ages 2-6, told with atmospheric sound, movement and puppetry, celebrates the free spirit in all of us. Paid.
  11. Discover’s All Aboard!: Interactive Installation opens on the 12th. Grab a gender-equality comic book then drop into the Storytelling Space and create your own stories with the interactive character wall. Play deck games and try on seafaring garb. Free with paid admission to Discover.
  12. The popular Second Saturday Family Workshop returns to Sir John Soane’s Museum on the 12th. This month’s workshop will celebrate International Women’s Day, with participants invited to create a spray stencil T-shirt incorporating Soane’s favourite decorative motifs. Free.
  13. Got a baby aged 0-12 months? Then this one’s for you. Sophie Ross’s comedy musical Swings and Roundabouts comes to The Albany on the 12th. Celebrate the highs, lows and delights of parenting at this BYOB event, complete with bubbles and squishy things for the little ones. Paid.
  14. History Heroes: Sugar Coated Tales is on at Museum of London Docklands on the 19th and 20th. In an attempt to find out how families engage with the museum’s London, Sugar and Slavery gallery, families are invited to join artist Remiiya to explore, reflect and create together. Free.
  15. Head to Tate Britain from the 23rd and check out artist Hew Locke’s new large-scale, immersive Duveen Galleries installation. Go on a Saturday and combine with a storytelling session in the gallery’s Story Space, which features a library of books by authors of colour. Free.
  16. Joy Yamusangie’s Feeling Good is on at NOW Gallery from the 24th. Mixing illustration, collage, painting and sculpture, the installation will take the form of the Feeling Good Jazz Club – a symbol of gender euphoria that speaks specifically to Joy’s experience with their trans identity. Free.
  17. From the 26th, head to the Puppet Barge Theatre for The Three Pigs plus Captain Grimey – a lively show that breathes new life into well-known characters. Find out how the Golden Dolphin helps Captain Grimey become Captain Shiney and find happiness in this humorous morality tale. Paid.
  18. To coincide with its free Hair: Untold Stories exhibition, Horniman will host two workshops on the 26th. Make a hair self-portrait using nothing but natural materials in Creative Hair Portrait Workshop, then learn how to make rope from waste hair with designer Sanne Visser. Free.
  19. Classical for Kids: A Martian Mystery comes to the Royal Albert Hall on the 27th. Join Tommy Tuba and Violet Viola as they hunt for a rocket that will take them to Mars. Tango in Argentina, hang out in the outback of Australia and hear 300-year-old hip hop and Germanic disco. Paid.
  20. How Does It Feel To Be Loved? Children’s Disco is back on the 27th. Expect a mix of indie pop and soul, giving both kids and their grownups the opportunity to bop around to Belle & Sebastian, Pixies et al, and offering an alternative to London’s many rave-themed kids’ discos. Paid.

Greta & Ro hang out on the set of The Bed at Little Angel Theatre, Angel.