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Things To Do This Weekend, 26th-27th October

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Stuck for what to do this weekend? Check out our weekly roundabout of the best things for you and your family.


Thames River Cruise

If you’re looking for a new way to see the city then this Thames River Cruise is the family outing for you! Cruise down the Thames, learn about the city and stop to explore some of London’s most famous landmarks. Check out Chloe’s Kidadler Review if you want to know more!

De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Any budding pilots in your family? The De Havilland Aircraft Museum is entirely volunteer run and a great day out. Kids can get up close to the planes, sitting in cockpits and playing on wings, book with us for 50% off!


Opening up! Waitress is the musical of the moment, with great songs and a wholesome storyline, you don’t want to miss this brilliant show. It’s the perfect weekend treat if you’ve got kids over 12 and even better, we’ve got 13% off!

Pie anyone?

Halloween at Hampton Court Palace

Head to Hampton Court Palace for a slightly haunted Halloween visit. There’s all the normal fun with interactive exhibitions and the 300 year-old maze as well as the haunted gallery and a few other spooky surprises. Dust the cobwebs off your costume and head to the palace for a day of fun.

Thomas the Tank Engine Land 

If your kids are tank engine crazy, head to Drayton Manor to check out Thomas the Tank Engine Land! There are rides, exhibitions and plenty of train-themed attractions. While you’re there you can check out the rest of Drayton Manor, whether you’re a thrill-seeker or want to say hello to the zoo animals, there’s something for all the family.

Cereal Killer Cafe

The Cereal Killer Cafe is a great place for families to go if you’re looking for a bit of a different bit to eat! The cafe has over 120 different cereals to choose from as well as the most delicious hot chocolates. Whether you’ve got a sweet-tooth or are more of a granola fan, there’ll be something for you.

So many choices!

Laser Combat

If your kids are exploding with energy, laser combat is the weekend activity for you. Zap Combat Centre will kit the kids out with all the gear ready for their missions, there’s unlimited ammunition as well so they can shoot (safely) to their heart’s content.

Cheese Crawl

Now this may be slightly different from your normal foodie family activity, but it’s definitely a good one. On this cheese crawl you can sample some of the city’s finest cheeses, from Fortnum and Mason’s to a top notch toastie, there'll be something for everyone, even a cheesy quiz!

Plonk Crazy Golf

Plonk Crazy Golf is a great family activity, venture through Camden market to find this neon dreamland and get competitive! The smoke, ramps, hidden surprises and 50% off make this course even more fun for everyone.

Sally’s Fairytale Fun

Experience lots of fairytale fun as you venture through Highgate Wood with the brilliant Sally and her adventure club. Your kids will hear the songs and stories from their favourite fairytales before they hunt for the creatures that make them. Adults go free to this one.

Woodland fun


Bill’s is an all-round family favourite. Their huge menu has plenty of options that kids and adults will love. Whether you’re looking for a lazy brunch or a nice dinner, head to one of Bill’s spots across the city for a great family meal.

Windsor Castle

Feel like a royal and explore Windsor Castle this weekend. Did you know it’s the oldest occupied castle in the world? Have a look at Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and the gothic St George’s Chapel, it’s one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the world.

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

B Bakery have organised an afternoon tea with a difference. Sit back and relax on this vintage double-decker bus as you take in the city’s sights and culture. All whilst enjoying delightful drinks, sandwiches, pastries and cakes! We’ve got 25% off for you to enjoy.

Sweet treats on the B bakery afternoon tea bus tour

Banqueting House

Banqueting House is a sightseeing stop that often gets overlooked but it’s well worth a visit. There’s some beautiful ceiling paintings and impressive architecture to take in, as well as plenty of bean bags if you’re looking for a quiet moment. It’s free for kids too!

The Play That Goes Wrong

If you’re looking for a laugh this weekend, take the family to see the hilarious Play That Goes Wrong. It’s a murder mystery set in the 1920s but as you’ve probably already guessed, things go wrong right from the start!

Water: From Source to Tap

Check out this exhibition at the Institute of Civil Engineers. Not only is it free, but it offers great insight into how we get our clean water. It’s also a chance to learn more about the everyday superheroes who unblock our pipes and make sure we have something to drink!

Let us know what you get up to and have a good weekend Kidadlers!

Written By
India Garrett

India is a recent graduate who loves to explore, laugh and eat! Growing up as the eldest of 5, her family were always filling their weekends and holidays with activities to try and keep everyone entertained. Her favourite childhood memories involve running around big open spaces, summer camping trips and special visits to the theatre. She loves going to indoor sensory play areas with her two young cousins and teaching them to bake, although things can often get quite messy!

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