Children’s events in London May 2017

Childrens events in London in May

Our guide to childrens events in London during May 2017.

Childrens event in London at Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
Museum exhibition in London at Science Museum

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to Science Museum The Science Museum will be exploring the last 500 years of robots, with over 100 robots on display, plus 12 working models.
 
Childrens event in London at Hackney Marshes

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Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
Childrens event in London at Medieval Banquet

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Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet alongside English knights, singing minstrels, and the great King Henry VIII himself.
 
Childrens event in London at London Zoo

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London Zoo Get closer to the animals at London Zoo, and help to feed and muck them out, by becoming a London Zoo keeper for a day.
Childrens event in London at Royal Observatory

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Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory's daily "Sky Tonight" show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight.
 
Childrens event in London at Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footballing footsteps of your Chelsea heroes on a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum.
Childrens event in London at Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

 

Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a guided tour of the Emirates Stadium, the pitch, and the Arsenal Museum.
 
Childrens event in London at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

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Battersea Park Children’s Zoo Battersea Park Children's Zoo is a good place to visit for families with young kids, with plenty of small animals and birds.
Childrens event in London at Wembley Stadium

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Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms, the pitch, and climb up to the Royal Box and lift the FA Cup.
 
Childrens event in London at Namco Funscape

 

Namco Funscape The Namco Centre has has three floors of arcade games, bowling lanes, bumper-cars, pool tables, sports TV and a bar.
Childrens event in London at London Eye

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London Eye Every tourist should spend an hour riding the London Eye at the start of their break, as it gives a great overview of the city.
 
Childrens event in London at London Duck Tours

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London Duck Tours Enjoy an amazing amphibious adventure by both land and sea... with one of London Duck Tours sightseeing boats.
Childrens event in London at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

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The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from The O2 to the ExCel Centre in five minutes.
 
Childrens event in London at BFI IMAX Cinema

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BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
Childrens event in London at Harry Potter Studio Tour

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Harry Potter Studio Tour Explore the magical world of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios, and see some of the props and sets from the movies.
Childrens event in London at Madame Tussauds

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Madame Tussauds Rub shoulders with the stars at Madame Tussauds, where you'll meet Royalty and have your photo taken with the Queen.
Museum exhibition in London at Star Wars at O2 Arena

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to O2 Arena 'Star Wars Identities' is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Natural History Museum

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to Natural History Museum Re-live the movie 'Night At The Museum' by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!
Theatre show in London: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

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to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling.
 
Childrens event in London at The Shard

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The Shard Enjoy the stunning views from the top of The Shard -- London's tallest skyscraper -- more than 1000-feet above the city.
Musical in London: Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

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to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahl's "Matilda" tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers.
 

That’s all the events for children, but there are plenty more May events in London, including:

1-day cricket at Lord’s — England v South AfricaMay 2017Enjoy some 1-day cricket at Lord’s, where England will be taking on South Africa in a Royal London one day international game.

Emirates FA Cup Final, at Wembley StadiumMay 2017This year’s Emirates FA Cup Final will take place on the 27th May at Wembley Stadium.

County cricket: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord’sMay 2017Enjoy a few innings of cricket when the champions Middlesex take on Surrey in a County Championship game at Lord’s.

Royal London One-Day Cup: Middlesex v SomersetMay 2017Middlesex will be playing Somerset at Lord’s Cricket Ground, in a group game for the Royal London One-Day Cup.

1-day cricket at Lord’s — England vs IrelandMay 2017Enjoy some international 1-day cricket at Lord’s, where England will be taking on Ireland in a Royal London one day game

Film Music Gala — Lights! Camera! Action!May 2017This concert will feature some of the best-loved film scores, including ‘Star Wars’, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

Historical Highlights of Somerset HouseMay 2017This Somerset House tour will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian period.

Guided walk around Christopher Wren’s churchesMay 2017This guided walk will show you tsome of Sir Christopher Wren’s finest City churches, rebuilt after the Great Fire of London.

Listen to MPs in the Houses of CommonsMay 2017Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.

 
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