Things to do with kids this March in London

Events and Workshops , Kids

Spring is nearly here and there are plenty of exciting things to do in London this March. From cultural events to outdoor activities and kid-friendly outings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Here are some of our favourites this month…



NHM: Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur

Location: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
Date/Time/Price: from 31st Mar,  opening hours : 10am – 5:50pm,  adult : £16, child:£9
The Natural History Museum in London is set to showcase a gigantic dinosaur cast, the Titanosaur, which is considered the most complete ever discovered. This enormous skeleton cast stands at an impressive nine metres high and is 12 metres long, making it four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus. Visitors can witness the life of this prehistoric beast, from a football-sized egg to a fully-grown adult. The exhibition provides an opportunity to explore how the Titanosaur survived and thrived on Earth, including its encounters with ferocious predators that took a bite out of its tail. This is a unique experience that should not be missed by anyone interested in the wonders of the natural world.



Southbank: as part of WOW – Women of the World Festival: Joyful Joyful: Stories Celebrating Black Voices, ages 8-11 

Date/time/price: 11 Mar, 10.15am, Adult £10, Child £7.50
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Find joy in readings and live drawing with illustrator Dapo Adeola, as he presents his newly curated book Joyful, Joyful: Stories Celebrating Black Voices.



Southbank: as part of WOW – Women of the World Festival : under 10’s Feminist Corner for Girls, ages 6-7

Date/time/price: 11 Mar, 10.30am, £6
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
A fun, interactive workshop, young people aged six and seven explore equality in the playground and at home, and get tips on how to start their very own campaign. WOW festivals celebrate women, girls and non-binary people, take a frank look at the obstacles they face and discuss opportunities for change.



Southbank: as part of WOW – Women of the World Festival: under 10’s Feminist Corner for  Girls, ages 8-10

Date/time/price: 11 –⁠ 12 Mar, 5pm, £6
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
fun, interactive workshop, young people aged eight to ten explore equality in the playground and at home, and get tips on how to start their very own campaign. WOW festivals celebrate women, girls and non-binary people, take a frank look at the obstacles they face and discuss opportunities for change.



V&A Museum :  Make-it: Build a rubbish puppet

Location: V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL
Date/time/price: 11th Mar, 10:30am(age 5-7), 1pm(ages 8-11) & 3pm(ages 11-13), £12
Prop maker Isobel Irwin will encourage children to create weird and wonderful puppets. Be inspired by characters and animals in the Re:Imagining Musicals display.





British Museum

Location: Great Russell St, WC1B 3DG
British Museum: Little Feet : Play Colour Disco lights, colourful looking glass, build structures and a rainbow parachute.
Date/time/price: 2nd Mar, 10:30am, free. (age: under 5)
British Museum: Little Feet: Play Games Giant game of snakes and ladders, mediaeval-themed skittles and play peek-a-boo.
Date/time/price: 24th Mar, 10am, free (age: under 5)
Impossible Images : Japan

Develop your photo editing skills/use green screen to create a picture of your family interacting with some of the most fantastic objects from Japan in the collection.
Date/time/price: 11th Mar- 1st April, 10am – 4pm – times vary, free (age 5 plus )



William Morris Gallery: It’s William Morris’s Birthday Party

Location: Lloyd Park, Forest Road Walthamstow, E17 4PP
Date/time/price: 16th Mar, 10am, free
William Morris’s birthday party is  at the Morris Gallery on the 16th. Under-5s and their adults are invited to use decoupage patterns and party animals to decorate party plates, before celebrating with a tea party, plus songs and games.



RIBA Baby: Bricks and bubbles

Location : RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD
Date/time/price: 21st Mar, 10am, free
Join RIBA Learning in the Clore Learning Space for a morning of blocks, bubbles, and emboldening babies through play and exploration.



Story Space Read Aloud: Patience Agbabi Agbabi : Tate Britain (ages 8-12)

Location: Tate Britain, Manton Studio. Millbank. London SW1P 4RG
Date/time/price: 4th Mar, 2pm, free 
Join acclaimed poet, performer and facilitator Patience Agbabi as she reads from a selection of her child-friendly poetry and prose.



Peter Rabbit : Easter Adventure

Location: Chestnut Bakery, 24 Floral Street. WC2E 9DS
Date/time/price : 21st Mar, various times, £23 , ages 6 months to 2 years : £6.00
Live performance and puppetry, from the world of Beatrix Potter.



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Location:St Paul’s Church, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED
Date/time/price: every Sunday, 12pm, free
Free family play days, drop-in, every sunday throughout March.



Orleans House Gallery : Let’s Get Creative (age 4-11)

Location: Orleans Rd, Twickenham TW1 3BL
Date/time/price: 12th Mar, 2pm, free. 
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of drawing, writing and playing our way into acquiring superhero powers! What if Google existed in your brain? What if, like a bat, you could use your senses to navigate in the dark?  What if you could change your body as easily as downloading an app? What if you could see in the dark like a cat?

Together they tap into children’s (and adults!) love of superheroes to consider what our genetic heritage didn’t give us. Inspired by examples from popular culture such as Doctor Who, The Matrix and The Marvel Universe as well as some of the artworks from Lines of Dissent, we will ask what genes we would edit in or out of our genetic make-ups in order to access the kind of powers superheroes have.



Postal Museum Post & Play (ages under 5)

Location: 15-20 Phoenix Pl, London WC1X 0DA
Date/time/price: Thursdays in term time 10:15 & 11:30, £5 / £1 for Camden residents.
Sorting by colour and shape at postie sorting stations. Moving the mail by road and rail at transportation stations. Building tunnels, trains and chutes using your imagination to help keep our tiny town connected.



Comedy Club 4 Kids (ages 6+)

Date/time/price: 26th Mar, 2pm, £10
Location: 57-60 Haymarket, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4QX
It has some of the best comedians in the business to put on family-friendly shows. Mark annual festivals such as St Patrick’s Day and International Women’s Day with activities across the city.



The Great British Bake Off Musical

Location: 85-88 St Martin’s Ln, WC2N 4AP
Date/time/price: until May,  tickets from £17.75.
The Great British Bake Off Musical is now open at the Noel Coward Theatre from 25 February for 12 weeks only. Follow the trials and tribulations of their bakers as they enter the hallowed tent, including a policeman, a carer, a sixth form student, a retired dinner lady, an environmentalist vegan, an Italian fashionista, and more, as they come together to share their journeys of friendship, love, and laughter.



London Games Festival – Imperial War Museum

Location: Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ
Date/time/price : ongoing, free
The UK’s first exhibition to explore what video games can tell us about conflict. War Games: Real Conflicts | Virtual Worlds | Extreme Entertainment delves into one of today’s most popular storytelling mediums and seeks to challenge perceptions of how video games interpret stories about war and conflict through a series of titles which, over the last forty years, have reflected events from the First World War to the present.



The Boat Race

Date: Sun, Mar 26
Time : The 77th Women’s Boat Race 4pm / The 168th Men’s Boat Race 5pm
Locations: Tube stations for spectators to use are Putney Bridge, Hammersmith and Kew Gardens, or use Putney, Barnes Bridge, Mortlake or Chiswick rail stations.
Get ready to watch the exciting Gemini Boat Race, in London on the Thames River. Witness the rowing prowess of Oxford and Cambridge crews competing against each other in eight-oared rowing boats Don’t miss out on this thrilling event!



London Guided Walks – Jubilee Walk

Location: Parliment Square, SW1P 3BD
Date/time/price : ongoing, times vary, Adults : £20. children : £15, 

Mark King Charles III’s upcoming coronation by exploring the history behind the grand ceremonies that have taken place for centuries. This new guided walk explores the history behind Britain’s coronations. Explore some of the quirkier and more surprising stories associated with coronations and visit the key Royal London locations.



Earth Hour

Date/time : 25th Mar, 8:3opm
This year the World Wildlife Fund is encouraging everyone to switch off their lights between 8.30 – 9.30pm and to “spend 60 minutes doing something positive for our planet”. People are encouraged to share what they do using the hashtag #BiggestHourForEarth. Switch off. Give an Hour for Earth.



Van Gogh Experience

Location: 106 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ
Date, time, price: until end of March, Adult (13+) for £19.90,  (4–12) for £11.50.
Surround yourself with iconic artwork at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience: Sit under a thousands stars, wander through sunflowers and learn his moving story. Until 31 Mar

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