Family-friendly events and activities in London for September 2022
The Summer Holidays may be over and September is here, but there is still lots of fun things to do in London
Coming soon! Jurassic World: The Exhibition
The Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life. Paid – £15 (incl. booking fees). Children under two years of age are free. Location – ExCel – Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16
Festival celebrating the River Thames for the month of September, with arts events, active adventures,environmental initiatives, heritage and education programmes. Favourite family picks include the Royal Wharf Summer Fete on the 17th of September, Kelp and Critters recycled materials workshop and the Thames Tidefest – Paid and Free events . Location – Trinity Buoy Wharf, Studio 28 Clipper House 33, London E14 0FJ
Brooke Benington and Canary Wharf are pleased to present the 2nd edition, State of Play, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture for . To play; for pleasure, for curiosity, for community, for the pure delight in doing. From theatre to sports, and primary schools to art schools, play is the overlooked epicentre of the human experience. It’s how we learn and how we evolve, adapt and create. Free, 5 September – Friday 11 November, Location – Canary Wharf
Colourscape’s labyrinth of polychromatic tunnels is returning to Clapham Common once more this September. Get lost in inflatable tunnels and immerse yourself in the colour and strange sounds. It’s a brilliant way to spend a couple of hours and an amazing experience to share with your little people.10 – 18 September, Location – Clapham Common. From £5 more info and bookings here.
The display features 19 large-scale works by artists including John Giorno, Ro Robertson and Ugo Rondinone and forms part of the new Sculpture Week London. 14 September – 13 November. Location – Regent’s Park. Free.
Zippo’s Circus is back! Acrobatic fun and slapstick humour. With more London locations throughout October. 14 – 19 September. Twickenham £17 for adults and £13 for kids. More info and bookings here.
The London Design Festival is turning 20 in 2022. Tons of activities, Design Districts, installations and workshops. Personal favourites include the pneumatic architecture workshop at Peckham Levels, an Immersive Installation by Patrick Nash, Into Sight by Sony Design, Nature’s Architects family friendly Trail and the Return to Love installation.17 – 25 September. Location throughout London. Mostly free. Check out full programming here.
Enter a new, immersive world by the multi-sensory artist and global creative powerhouse William Kentridge, in our major autumn exhibition. 24 September – 11 December. Location – Royal Academy of Arts. £22 – £24 more info here
Aimed at ages 3-6. Beautiful puppets, nostalgic magic tricks and acts, so tiny you may wonder how you can possibly see them. Location – Little Angel Studios Sebbon St, London N1 2EH .6 Sep–13 Nov 2022. Paid.