Things To Do This Weekend, 16th-17th November

autumn bike rides in the park

If you need some inspiration for what to do this weekend then look no further! We've looked at what's on and chosen our top picks.

Covent Garden Christmas Lights

Covent Garden is now lit up beautifully for the Christmas season! Head to the iconic square this weekend to check out the incredible lights and make a start on your Christmas shopping. The famous mistletoe and huge tree are back, keep your eyes peeled for the reindeer too!

Private Tour of the Natural History Museum

This is a great way to have a cultural day out with a difference. Explore the Natural History Museum with your family and a friendly guide on your very own private tour! You’ll learn more than ever before and find out the answers to those burning questions you weren’t sure who to ask.

Greenwich Market

There’s always lots happening at Greenwich Market but the weekends are a particularly good time to visit. There’s a wonderful range of stalls selling things from toys to art to homewares and we love the real sense of small business support and community. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Ine Twist the magician and grab some food from one of the many delicious options.

Mamma Mia!

If you’re missing that summer sun, this is the show for you. We’re sure you’ve seen the film, but nothing beats the smash-hit Mamma Mia musical! Get ready to be dancing in your seat as the cast perform all of ABBA’s hits, with brilliant choreography and an undeniable feel-good factor. You’ll be Dancing Queens (and Kings) all the way home.

The indoor jungle at the Barbican

The Barbican Conservatory

The Barbican Conservatory is the perfect way to spend a relaxing free afternoon. Open once a week on Sundays at 12pm-5pm, the conservatory is home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and has some wildlife too! See how many different fish you can spot and look out for the colourful butterflies. It’s a jungle right in the middle of London!

St. Paul's Cathedral

If you haven’t visited London’s most famous cathedral, what are you waiting for! St. Paul's is a huge part of the capital’s rich history and a great day out for the whole family. As well as the incredible architecture and impressive paintings, check out the unique whispering gallery or brave the 500 steps for some incredible views. 

Bear and Wolf

Bear and Wolf is a great option if you’re looking to treat the family to brunch this weekend. They’ve got a delicious menu for kids and adults and even have a play area for the little ones to enjoy! Whether you’re after waffles, a smoothie bowl or just a bacon roll, we’re sure it’ll be delicious!

Primrose Hill Christmas Festival

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit this weekend? Look no further! On Sunday, the 10th annual Christmas Festival returns to Primrose Hill to get people excited for the holidays. There’s something for everyone with lights, rides, stalls, street-food and of course, the much-loved dog show! This is a great family day out full of festive fun and Christmas cheer.

The Cabin Escape Room

This escape room will add a bit of a thrill to your weekend! Another great game from Escape London,The Cabin takes place over a camping trip. You return to your tent to find all of your belongings gone and a mysterious note telling you to head to the cabin. We’ve got 36% off for you to make this one even more fun.

Splatmaster fun

Splatmaster Paintballing

Splatmaster is a great new kids activity! It’s essentially lower impact paintballing with ‘bullets’ that travel at a slower speed and break more easily, it’s safer and less painful! Gather up to 10 of your family and friends and battle it out at one of the locations across the country! It’s guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Cuckoo Hibou

Cuckoo Hibou is a great spot for you and your little one. It’s a cafe and workshop space that pride themselves on being perfectly suited to kids. Whether you need a highchair, some colouring, space for the buggy or baby-food, they’ve got it all. They’ve got a lovely little shop onsite too!

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Another seasonal suggestion for this weekend is going to see A White Christmas! This musical romantic comedy is a great one to make you feel warm inside even if it's cold outside. Once you’ve seen it, you’ll definitely be dreaming of a White Christmas! We've got up to 49% off tickets too.

Highgate Wood

If you don’t live in the area, you may never had ventured to Highgate Wood. It’s a great spot for your weekend walk with an amazing playground, scenic woodland trails and a renowned cafe. Catch the last of the beautiful autumn leaves as you wander through the trees with your family.

All hands on deck!

HMS Belfast

Head this World War 2 battleship to experience what life was like onboard. There’s so much to explore on the HMS Belfast, learn about the engines, hear stories from the crew and find out how the guns operated. If you’ve got a London Pass, it’s free to climb on-board.

Have a good weekend Kidadlers and let us know what you get up to!



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