Kids highlights

Our Hands-On Zone is a dedicated space for families with younger children - but there's also plenty to explore across the festival for families with children aged 12 and under.

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Zone

Curiosity zone

Join us for family activities in the Curiosity Zone. From demos and experiments to creative workshops and performances, there’s something for all the family.

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Family

Create and make

Join the Design Museum for an afternoon of playful paper craft activities and take home your own paper craft inventions. Free drop-in for families.

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Workshop

Serpentine Gallery's big family weekend

The Serpentine presents a weekend of artist-led activities for children and families exploring the power and potential of language, voice, poetry and print.

Family
Performance

Out of this world

Join us for a journey into space in this action-packed show. Together we will discover what it takes to become an astronaut, launch a rocket, explore the Solar System and look for alien life.

Family
Performance

Peter & the Wolf Live

Learn more about the wonderful world of orchestral music at this screening of the timeless Oscar®-winning animation, performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

Family
Performance

The Space Shed (How to save the planet)

The Space Shed is the Unlimited Space Agency's uniquely spectacular mobile HQ – bringing inspirational stories about space and science to festivals and venues across the UK and beyond.

Family
Workshop

Stego-jigsaw-rus

Have a go at piecing together a 3D jigsaw Stegosaurus!

Family
Exhibition

Specimen handling

Get up close and personal with some fascinating special objects from the Natural History Museum’s collection.

Family
Workshop

Brass explosion ‘have a go’ brass instrumental workshops

'Have a go' brass instrument workshops for all ages. Get on up and become a member of the James Brown horn section! Learn how to play these majestic instruments and some funky dance moves!

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Workshop

Hands-on nature with the Royal Parks

Take a closer look at the incredible natural environments of London’s royal parks and hop aboard our fantastic Bugmobile to unearth the parks’ smallest inhabitants.

All Ages
Zone

Nature zone

Go wild at the Nature Zone on Exhibition Road! Meet real scientists and find out about the amazing work they do with animals and in the environment, and get up close to nature with our workshops and exhibits.