Things to do in London this May bank holiday weekend

The May bank holiday weekend (May 5th, 6thand 7th) is just around the corner, giving travelling families the chance to spend a bit of quality time together.

So, what’s happening in London over that weekend that may appeal to parents looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained? Read on for inspiration…

Marvel at the Wild Planet exhibition
Head to the Natural History Museum to see the much-acclaimed Wild Planet exhibition and you won’t be disappointed. Running from the end of March until September 30, Wild Planet comprises of 80 stunning photos that have all been nominated for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition down the years. This display, if nothing else, gives you an excuse to visit the Natural History Museum, which remains a firm family favourite.

Enjoy entertainment West End style
Family-friendly productions and plays in London are in plentiful supply around the West End at the moment as shows like Lion King, Wizard of Oz, Matilda The Musical, Shrek, Billy Elliott and Sister Act have helped to attract the next generation of theatregoers. Lion King tickets and tickets to see other high-profile shows are pretty reasonably priced if you shop around online for bargains.

Attend a roof-top party with a difference
There’s a roof-top party planned for May 7 – and you’re invited! The One Bigg Magical Party takes place between 11am and 4.30pm near Kensington High Street and allows kids to enjoy a range of different activities, including cooking and arts and crafts, under the watchful eye of trained experts, while parents can relax is a designated grown-ups-only zone.  

Get the taste buds tingling
Hampton Court usually plays host to special events on May bank holiday and this year is no different as the Foodies Festival takes place right across the weekend. Over 100 exhibitors will be serving up tasty treats from around the world, while there will also be cooking demonstrations from well-known figures from the culinary world. Kids under 16s get in free and can also hone their budding culinary skills on a series of special cooking classes.