Ongoing in August

– Our Summer Calendar of Family-Friendly Fetes, Fairs and Fun for August 2009 in London with Babies and Toddlers (and even older Kids)


London-Mums_Baby-BuntingSomething missing? Send us an e-mail at info [at] mini-et-moi [dot] com and we’ll add your event. (It’s free to list. Although we reserve the right to some editorial control!)


We’ll update the calendar regularly so check back for more fun and frivolity!



Street Smart at London Transport Museum


  • Until Monday 31 August 2009
  • Get street smart at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden this summer with a tyre screeching, horn beeping, crash, bang wallop of a play experience with a difference. Street Smart! is a hands-on way for families to play together in the Museum galleries and discover how to be streets ahead in road safety.
  • Get behind the wheel of a miniature remote controlled mini for a fun spin on road safety in the Streets ahead! zone and hop on board a super-sized game of Skids and Ladders.
  • Book free timed tickets on arrival
  • Plus, under 5s will love Street beat –  a special rhyme time every Tuesday at 11.00 and 11.45.
  • Be Safe Week runs from Monday 3 to Friday 7 August
  • Admission to the Museum is free to accompanied children under 16. Adults £10.00. Timed tickets are free but must be booked at the Museum’s Information desk. London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB.
  • See the website for details.


Buzzing bees at Kew Gardens                                                                                               

  • From early June Kew will be buzzing with two bee hives in the wild flower display and a bee discovery centre in Climbers & Creepers, the Gardens’ botanically themed children’s playzone. These hives will help visitors learn more about the important role of bees in the natural environment.
  • Opening hours: Monday – Friday:   9.30am – 5.30pm with later times on weekends and bank holidays.
  • Admission: Adults £13, Concessions £12, free for children under 17 (accompanied by an adult) Visitor enquiries:


Wish Wash at the Polka Theatre (SW 19)

  • 8 July – 15 August 2009
  • Everyone has wishes. But when wishes lose their sparkle, it’s time for a Wish Wash! Join Dinah as she sets off into a magical world. You’ll meet colourful characters who will help you make a lot of mess where you shouldn’t, dance like nobody is watching, and make as much noise as you want!
  • A new interactive show for under 6s and their families. (For Children aged 2 -5 years old – duration 1 hour).
  • As this production is a promenade style performance, audience members will be required to move throughout the building at various intervals. Seating will be provided in some locations.
  • Contact the Box Office on                 020 8543 4888          or at
  • The Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SB


 Watch this Space at the Southbank

  • The National Theatre’s annual summer festival of outdoor theatre, circus, music, dance, comedy and film.
  • The Southbank until 27 September.


Start In the Holidays – At the Tate Modern

  • Tuesday 21 July – Friday 28 August 2009
  • Stop press! New Start games are now available for fun-packed days out during the summer holidays.
  • Tate Modern  UBS Openings: Family Zone Level 3 Concourse
  • Free activities.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult – for 5 years and over.
  • Planning a Trip? See Mini-et-Moi’s Vital Stats on the Tate Modern.
  • See the website for more details or call                 020 7887 8888         


Free Live Music in Battersea Park

  • At La Gondola Cafe at Battersea Park (Next to the boat lake).
  • Every Saturday & Sunday to October 25th 2009 (weather permitting).
  • Come and experience live music from London’s finest grassroots acts. With special guests, kids entertainment and kids dress up box.


Launch! Shipbuilding through the Ages on the HMS Belfast (SE1)

  • A family-orientated exhibition with hands-on and computerised interactive displays and engaging film and footage to demonstrate techniques of shipbuilding, from the ‘age of sail’ to modern prefabrication methods. 
  • The exhibition will focus on the science, engineering and social history of shipbuilding in Great Britain, and the interactive elements of the exhibition will allow children of all ages to get involved and experience this history
  • No pre-booking required.
  • HMS Belfast, Morgan’s Lane, Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JH.


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