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Things to do in London with kids, and days out with kids in Surrey which are free or nearly free!

Streatham Festival 4th to 11th July

Streatham Festival is back for its 14th year from the 4th to the 11th July 2015.  The week-long arts festival will showcase an imaginative mix of top quality live music, spoken word, comedy performances, art trails and the flagship outdoor event for this year – the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.   

There are load of great activities for kids at that Streatham Festival all through the week - music events, arts and craft activities, picnic in the park and talent competition.


Give it a go! Sunday 12th July

 Join us for Hampstead Heath’s big day out, showcasing the best of sports, fun, music and entertainment for the whole family. In partnership with Camden Council and a wide range of local organisations we invite you take part and Give it a Go!

It all happens from 1pm to 5.30pm on Sunday 12 July 2015 at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath.  More information can be found on Camden Council's website.

Here are some of the activities taking place:  Music at the Bandstand, with rock n' roll from the Bruvvers and reggae from Sista Beloved, Football, Street dance, Highgate Harriers athletics taster sessions

Bowls with the Parliament Hill Bowling Club, Croquet (taking place at Golders Hill Park) with the Hampstead Heath Croquet Club, Circus workshop, Zippos Circus entertainers, Fitness activities, Badminton sessions, Funfair, T3 ping pong.

Free trail for kids at the Petrie Museum

The Petrie Museum has a special centenary exhibition for for kids during the school holidays 29th July to 29th August.   Pick up a pack of score cards to explore the top 25 people and objects in the Museum, and meet the characters whose lives became caught up in the discovery, care and rediscovery of the collections.

Find out how Lawrence of Arabia was involved or which archaeologist was also rumoured to be a witch!  The cards work like 'Top Trumps' - you can use them to find out top facts or try to score the most amount of points in your group. Museum opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 13.00 - 17.00.  Free - Drop in! 

Free London walking tours

free days out with kidsA great range of free London walking tours are on offer from the Free Tour of London company:

Free Royal Tour.  A journey through British History, follow in the footsteps of the famous and infamous like Winston Churchill, Guy Fawkes & Henry VIII. 

On this tour of Westminster you will visit three royal palaces as we journey together from Big Ben, to Buckingham Palace and back to Trafalgar Square.  Discover plots to destroy parliament, Churchill’s hidden bunker, cannibal pelicans, crazy lost tourists and their brush with royalty, exclusive clubs for the rich and famous, England’s most famous admiral and a giant, four metre high bright blue chicken – plus much much more!

When: Every day at 11am, Where: The Churchill statue in Parliament Square, Duration: Around 2.5 Hours

Old City Tour.  Explore London’s Old City where the Romans first settled, visit London’s medieval castle, discover the origins of the Knights Templar and Free Masons, visit one of London’s oldest and most famous pubs, see two-headed swans and discover the devastating fire that almost destroyed London forever and the man who brought her back to life.  The Old City tour covers 2,000 years of almost unbelievable history, packed with laughs and crazy stories – discover how truth can be stranger than any fiction on this London City Tour!

When: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 4pm.  Where: Temple Station.  Duration: Around 2.5 Hours

Free Jack The Ripper Tour.  Discover one of London’s darkest chapters – the shocking murders of Jack the Ripper. This walking tour promises chills and frights as we visit the locations of the Whitechapel Murders, discover more about the victims and the gruesome details of their murders and explore the conspiracy theories surrounding the identity of the killer – the world’s most chilling, unsolved murder mystery!

When: Every day at 8pm.  Where: Tower Hill Station – next to the London wall.  Duration: Around 100 Minutes


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