Fun things to do with kids in South Kensington

Explore and experiment - interactive activities for families - music, science, arts, performence, film, parks, playgrounds, simulators and so much more.

Bibliothèque Quentin Blake

10am-9.30pm
Institut français
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The children's library has reopened providing children with easy access to a wide range of interactive resources.

Ciné Kids

Various
Institut français
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Ciné Kids screenings cater to children aged 4 and over – and their families – so they can discover the best animated films. In English, French or French with subtitles.

Saturday classes for Kids at Imperial

Saturdays
Imperial College London
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Based at Imperial College London, a unique Saturday science tuition featuring specialists in science education and highly qualified scientists.

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Babies Corner

11am
Institut français
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Read, play, sing, grow! Whether you love drawing, reading, clapping or dancing there will be something to enjoy on Wednesdays & Saturdays!

Family Day: Paper Utopia

11th Feb
1-5pm
Serpentine Galleries
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Share your ideas for the perfect city whilst building your paper utopia, add your cityscape to a sprawling paper skyline and watch the collective metropolis grow throughout the afternoon.

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Indian Classical Music for kids

13th Feb
10.30am, 1.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Introducing little ears to the world of Indian classical music, these concerts are aimed at children of all ages and their families to enjoy. The Blue Lions present a concert of traditional works and very rare compositions, some of which are hundreds of years old.

Dino Snores for Kids

25th Feb, 11th Mar, 8th Apr
Natural History Museum
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Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum when everyone has gone home? Find out on a sleepover for kids.

Sensational Butteflies

Opens 31st March
Natural History Museum
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Escape the bustle of the city and bring the whole family to enjoy the beauty of Sensational Butterflies, returning to the Natural History Museum for the Easter holidays.

RCM Sparks

Various
Royal College of Music
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From babies to teens, RCM Sparks run a variety of inspiring events for a range of abilities, including family workshops, concerts and courses

3D Red Arrows

Daily
Science Museum
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With stunning high definition 3D vision and flight simulator motion technology, you can see and feel for yourself what it’s like in the cockpit of a Red Arrow.

Kensington Palace - family activities

Daily
Kensington Palace
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There's lots for families to see and do especially in the holidays, as well as enjoying a family-friendly café and shop. Kids go free!

Princess Diana Memorial fountain

Daily
Hyde Park
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A unique fountain memorial to Princess Diana designed to reflect her spirit of life and love of children.

Mammals

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Explore the rich diversity of mammals, from polar bears to pygmy shrews in the Mammals gallery. -

Cocoon

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Inside the Cocoon see hundreds of Museum specimens. Marvel at beetles and butterflies, metre-high plants, huge tarantulas and historic herbaria.

V&A Back packs

Daily
V&A
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Borrow a V&A back-pack and embark on an adventure across the Museum. Back-packs are free to borrow and do not need to be booked.

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games and our famous earthquake simulator, explore how the powers within shape the world in which we live.

Pattern Pod

Daily
Science Museum
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Pattern Pod is an amazing multi-sensory area for children under 8 years old. Fun, interactive exhibits encourage them to recognise and copy patterns.

The Garden

Open from 11.15 am
Science Museum
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The Garden is an exciting interactive space, created especially for children aged 3–6 and their parents and carers in the basement of the Museum.

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

Daily
Kensington Gardens
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Explore and adventure in the playground with a huge wooden pirate ship which is the centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground.

Exploring space

Daily
Science Museum
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Explore how we’ve sent spacecraft to other planets, walked on the Moon and peered into the heart of our galaxy and beyond.

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Daily
Science Museum
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This autumn the Science Museum launched the most spectacular interactive science gallery in the world. Visitors of all ages can get hands on with real scientific phenomena.