Fantastic Family Days Out in September
- Photo Norden Farm Kite Festival, Luminous Photography
Are you looking for ways to keep the whole family entertained in September? Look no further! Here’s our Fantastic for Families guide to the very best days out over the coming month.
We have Norden Farm’s brilliant kite festival, Beastly exhibitions, sensory play, theatre and DINOSAURS! There is something for everyone.
Make sure you check www.fantasticforfamilies.com to see what else is happening in your local area, and be sure to tell us about your best September days out in the comments below.
Autumn Events round up:
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF, South East
Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 1 September between 1pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!
Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!
As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include a bar serving soft drinks and beer provided by Marlow based Rebellion Brewery.
At the event, there'll be the last chance opportunity to get creative and make your very own kite if you haven’t already.
So, head on down, enjoy the spectacle and celebrate with the community!
1st September, FREE
Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE, Yorkshire and The Humber
Bring your pre-schoolers for early years’ story times, activities and sensory play! With no school bookings on these days our staff will be 100% focused on our youngest visitors.
5th and 6th September, £0 - 13.95
B'Opera, St George's Church, 1 Westbourne Crescent, Birmingham, B15 3DQ, West Midlands
After their sell-out baby opera sensation, A Winter Tale, B’Opera present Alice and the Library Tree, a magical, musical adventure for babies and toddlers and their grown-ups, originally commissioned by FOLIO Sutton Coldfield and funded by Arts Council England.
Shows last around 40 minutes with time for play afterwards.
6th and 7th September, £15
The National Archives, Bessant Dr, Kew, TW9 4DU, London
The whole family can discover the magic of written and spoken language at our medieval day this summer. Start by unlocking the secrets of the iconic Domesday book in our de-coding Domesday workshop, then get creative in our medieval craft corner and dressing- up booth.
Younger children can also enjoy an interactive re-telling of Chaucer’s classic tales with a professional storyteller.
7th September, FREE
Circulate: Outdoor Arts for London, Bell Square, Hounslow, TW3 3HH, London
Are they council workers or is it a piece of performance art? What began as a game now is starting to look a bit precarious. Where have they gone? Now what do we do?
Full Circle is a mischievous and experimental show from Avanti Display, that plays with the complicity between audience and performer. A slow and intriguing performance, the show builds gently through to suspense, hilarity and unforeseeable consequences. Just how many buckets do they need? Now it’s starting to look a bit precarious. That’s a lot of buckets!
14th September, FREE
The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE, North West
Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear’s lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she’s fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly’s not scared. The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heartwarming tale is one of imagination and growing up.
With dazzling puppetry, delicious music and dozens of laughs, The Bear is an unforgettable experience for the whole family. So, bring a bear, and join Tilly and her great big white friend on a wild and magical adventure.
21st September, £12
Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT, North East
Following visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast Dippy is coming to Newcastle upon Tyne's Great North Museum.
Dippy lived in London for over 100 years but now he's on an adventure around the UK to inspire families about biodiversity and the wonders of the natural world.
The Diplodocus was cast from the type specimen found in America and unveiled to the British public in 1905. The full skeleton is 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high.
Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure has been organised by the Natural History Museum in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Until 6th October, FREE – booking essential
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
A timeless tale of teenage angst, family struggles and unrequited love, told through the eyes of tortured poet and misunderstood intellectual Adrian Mole. One of the most enduring comedy characters of all time, he’s the hapless, hilarious, spotty teenager who captured the zeitgeist of 1980s Britain.
Until 12th October, £7.50 - 15
Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich Art Gallery, 1 Upper High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NE, East
Unleash your inner inventor in this hands-on and entertaining exhibition of quirky automated contraptions from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre. From Baba Yaga’s house to The Spaghetti Eater, this family-friendly interactive display aims to surprise and delight, blending art and engineering into marvellous storytelling machines.
Tuesday — Saturday, 10.00am — 5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am — 5.00pm
Until 3rd November, FREE
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y5HN
Step into an immersive tour through London’s history, narrated by the animals who once lived here. Beasts of London explores the fascinating role animals have played in shaping the capital. Be guided through time, from the Roman era through Medieval London and right up to the present day, narrated by the beasts themselves. Discover how animals — from lions and elephants to horses, rats and pigeons — have shaped the city and its beastly history.
Some of these animals might sound a bit familiar, too: Kate Moss, Brian Blessed, Pam Ferris, Nish Kumar, Stephen Mangan, Angellica Bell and Joe Pasquale will be voicing beastly characters from the show.
Until 5th January 2020, £0 - 13.50