Our Top 5 cultural and creative events for kids this August bank holiday
- 24 August 2020
- Pixar's Onward
With the August bank holiday around the corner, here at Fantastic for Families we've hand-picked our Top 5 activities and events suitable for all the family. See what you can get involved in over the bank holiday weekend!
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1. Take the whole family to a Drive-In Cinema
Sunday 30 August, 10.30am - 12.15pm. £25.00 per car. From Chichester Festival Theatre. Recommended for ages: 4 - 16 years + the whole family!
If you live in the South East of England then this is for you! The Chichester Drive-In Cinema in Northgate car park will screen Pixar’s latest family comedy. Set in a suburban fantasy world, brothers Ian and Barley embark on an extraordinary adventure in this funny and moving tale, perfect for all the family.
2. Live Stream a Family Concert
Monday 31 August, 11.30am - 11.45am. £5 per household. From Bach to Baby. Recommended for ages: 0 - 16 years.
Meet a new instrument performed by a renowned musician at each concert. Join Bach to Baby for virtuosic performances, favourite nursery rhymes requests, and a fun watch party 🎉 to be enjoyed by the whole family together!
Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concerts for babies, children and you, in inspiring locations across the UK, and now online! Our events are designed for the whole family, including grandparents, aunts/uncles, kids, babies and you to enjoy together.
3. Experience Edinburgh Fringe from home
Saturday 29 August, 7pm - 8pm. FREE. From ComedySportz. Recommended for ages: 7 - 16 years.
The Edinburgh Fringe may be cancelled but the show will go on...line! ComedySportz and the Online Free Fringe Festival are livestreaming laughs direct from players houses to yours!
Never seen a ComedySportz match before? Two teams of comedians go for gold with quick-witted gags and games inspired by your suggestions. It's the all action, all improvised competitive comedy show for all ages you don't want to miss. Who wins? YOU decide.
4. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Friday 28 August, 6.30pm - 8.15pm (Beacon Park, Lichfield). £10.00 - £12.00. From IKP. Recommended for the whole family.
Following the success of The Sword in the Stone and The Three Musketeers, IKP return with another “bonkers” theatre adventure in Summer 2020 with a brand new comedy adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Join Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they encounter munchkins, witches, winged monkey, enchanted slippers and a Wonderful Wizard! Expect the unexpected in this comedy for all the family, featuring physical humour, fast-paced multi-roling and plenty of laughs for all ages.
5. Enjoy Enfield Summer Festival
Sunday 30 August, 1.00pm - 4.00pm. FREE. From Circulate London. Recommended for family groups of all ages.
Featuring in the Enjoy Enfield Summer Festival, Millfield Theatre as part of Circulate London 2020 are delighted to announce Peace Poem by Emergency Exit Arts on Sunday 30th August. The Peace Poem was created to commemorate the 100 years since the first day of peace after WWI. Designed with leading artist and poet Robert Montgomery, this 14ft-high artwork has been seen by thousands of people as it travelled along motorways to cities across the UK.
The Peace Poem will travel through the streets of Enfield starting at Enfield Town Library, where Mary Duggan and the Enfield Poets will read poetry to launch the Peace Poem across Enfield. The Peace Poem will then travel to Pymmes Park in Edmonton, where it will be met by the young people of Platinum Performing Arts, who will present their own poetry and spoken word.