I’ve been scouring the internet looking for some great ideas of what you can do this 2015 May Bank holiday. Here’s a round-up of 10 of the best things on the go this weekend :
1. Little Heroes, Roy’s People,17th April-9th May, Curious Duke, 173 Whitecross St, EC1 8JT, Free
This is an exhibition of amazing, very creative artwork featuring cute little superhero themed minifigures, posing with real life objects and in ‘real life’ scenarios. All on display at Curious Duke Gallery and free to get in.
2. Canalway Cavalcade,2nd to 4th May, Little Venice, Free to go
This is a boaters’ gathering, organised by the Inland Waterways Association. The Waterways website (www.waterways.org.uk) describes what’s on offer and promises there’ll be Morris dancing, food stalls with a selection of yummy food, boating activities, a bar with real ale, shops where you can buy interesting and different items and the chance to see a huge number of narrow boats altogether on the canal at Little Venice.
3. Star Wars Day,4th May, Discover Children’s Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, London E15, A fiver per person or 18 for a family of four
Want to see Star displays? Then check this out. You may know already that Star Wars Day is on the 4th May.
But did you know about the Star Wars children’s hour at Discover Children’s Story Centre? Go and pretend to be Luke Skywalker a bit.
4. Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum,2nd April to 13th Sept 2015, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7, 5.90 per person or 19.80 for a Family ticket. Free for under 4’s.
See hundreds of beautiful butterflies flying all around your head at the Tropical Butterfly House at the Natural History Museum. There are also games and other activities to enjoy.
5. London Coffee Festival,30th April to 3rd May, Old Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR, Ticketed event (around 11.50 per adult).
A great one for coffee lovers (of which I am definitely one). Celebrating all types of coffee and inviting visitors to taste gourmet coffee at it’s best and enjoy expert demonstrations of coffee making from baristas showing you how it’s done and how you too can do it at home.
6. Shaun in the City trail, Now until 25th May, London, Free to do (app costs 1.49)
You can download the app or use the printable trail pdf from the Shauninthecity.org website to get started in hunting down Shaun.
7. Streetfest,3rd May 2015, Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, London, E1W 2SF, Wapping, 20 per person or 35 Family Day Pass. Free for under 12’s.
Sounds like a celebration of all things urban – you get to see the work of graffiti and street artists, watch inline skate and skateboarding competitions and demos, enjoy seeing high energy hip-hop dance moves, eat lots of tasty street food and more. Sure to be the place every tween and teen will want to be taking some selfies to show their friends.
8. The Bluebells at Hatchlands park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT, 4.20 Adult, 2 Child
Go and see the beautiful bluebell wood at Hatchlands Park, best visited around Springtime.
There’s also a natural adventure area, giant garden games and pony rides available.
9. Auto Italia at Brooklands Museum, May 2nd 2015, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey,KT13 0QN, 13Adults, 5.50 per child or 35 Family ticket in advance
For car lovers- All sorts of Italian cars will be on display, and you can see some in action around the Mercedes Benz World circuit. Expect to see a lot of Ferraris!
10. Rollerskating football fun for kids, 2nd and 9th May 2015, Chiswick School Community Hall, Staveley Rd, London, W4 3HU, www.zebraskate.co.uk, 20 for 1 session
Fast becoming a craze, children can have lessons in roller skating and/or skateboarding in either Chiswick or Victoria with Zebra Skates. They can even take part in sports like Rollersoccer while increasing their skateboarding skills and monitoring their progress with stickers.
And that’s it! The list of 10 fun things you can do this weekend. Hope you have brilliant fun this May Bank Holiday.