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Wild Child Festival: 17–19 August

Wild Child is London’s newest boutique children’s festival – by mums and dads, for the whole family. Bringing together the very best in arts activities, workshops and performances by a wide range of companies, many founded by London mums and dads themselves, Wild Child offers an alternative to larger, commercial, brand heavy festivals. Some event highlights include: Family dance parties with Bebop Baby’s very best Hip Hop beats, heavy funk, rare soul, dusty old jazz, obscuro funk and psych Trapeze, Tightrope and Juggling skills with the acrobatic Circus Dreams – even for the under 5s! Children as young as three can have a go at coding with Mama Codes in the STEAM Lab – introducing kids to coding through song, rhyme and storytelling, children of all backgrounds and learning styles are able to learn to code creatively with confidence, making full use of their bountiful imagination Immersive experiences including a Dinosaur Land where you can see baby dinosaurs hatching and a Magical Unicorn Meadow where little ones can have fun and games becoming experts in …

Summer activities for kids

There are plenty of things to do this summer with your children. Here are just a few of the workshops and clubs happening in Dulwich this month. Whippersnappers Inclusive Play scheme Monday 30th July – Friday 17th August Brockwell Lido in Herne Hill and College Lodge in Dulwich Park. Hours 10am to 5pm, with additional hours for working parents (9am to 10am and/or 5pm to 6pm with an additional cost). Sessions cost £25 – £30 a day depending on number of days booked. Activities on offer across different sites can include acrobatics, arts and crafts, cooking, garden and sensory play, football and outdoor sports, drumming, drama, free play and exciting trips out. Age range: 5 – 15 yrs (Children must have turned 5 by the 31st August before they start due to Ofsted regulations). Phone 0207 738 6633 or email yjama@whippersnappers.org for more information. www.whippersnappers.org. Nimble Arts @ Goodrich Primary School Now until the 24th August Creative activities for 4-11 year olds! Join every day, or just pick the days that work for you – every single day is different …

Sixteen feet Productions presents Wind in the Willows

Sixteenfeet Productions will bring its unique brand of open air promenade theatre to some of London’s loveliest outdoor spaces this summer. Wind in the Willows, is full of high jinks, adventure and camaraderie, with an array of truly unforgettable characters, including the impulsive Toad; good-natured Mole; wise Ratty; and reclusive Badger. This is a promenade production so the audience will be encouraged to explore the beautiful setting in order to watch the story unfold, ably led by a talented cast of actor-musicians. ‘This adaptation is delightful, I can’t recommend it enough.’ – kidsfunlondon.co.uk ‘The Kenneth Grahame classic is perfect for a summer evening’ ★★★★ – The Londonist Wind in the Willows. Adapted by Andrew Walsh from Kenneth Graham’s evergreen classic. Music by Guy Holden. Directed by John Ward. Sexby Garden, Peckham Rye Park (Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July) Friday at 5.30pm, Saturday at 11.30am & 2.30pm and Sunday at 2.30pm & 5.30pm The Walled Garden, Brockwell Park (Wednesday 25th – Tuesday 31st July) Weekday performances: 11.30am & 2.30pm Weekend performances: 2.30pm & 5.30pm  Tickets Peckham Rye Park, Brockwell Park – Adults £12.50/Children £8.50. Age guide 5+. Performance duration 60 minutes. Book online www.sixteenfeet.co.uk or …

EDT Children’s Arts Festival

The East Dulwich Tavern in East Dulwich are hosting their second annual Children’s Festival, this time with a focus on the arts! Science Mania Presents… Professor Kaos Kitchen Chemistry (experiments to do at home!) This fast-moving science show gives you the chance to join in with all the stuff most mini mad scientists love to do. Kitchen chemistry shows you how to do all the cool experiments at home. You’ll also get the chance to electrocute your parents! For ages 5 to 10. Monday 28th @ 2pm and Wednesday 30th May @ 4pm. £7 for all 6FootStories presents… The Potato Puppet Playground Join interactive theatre vagabonds 6FootStories for a spud-tacular mash-up of arts, crafts and potato performances as they take you and your potato on an incredible improvised adventure story (potatoes provided!). Learn how to make a potato puppet and join the storytellers in the Potato Puppet Theatre! Recommended age : 3 – 11. Tuesday 29th @ 11am. £7 for all. Mad Etiquette presents… Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on …

Write Sparks 

Write Sparks inspire young writers and help to advance their progress and attainment in English. Through creative writing clubs and support for schools, they aim to encourage young people to love to write. They run engaging and innovative club sessions for reluctant writers and for those with a love for writing. Created by former teacher and Head of English, Sarah Parrott, Write Sparks will be running weekly Saturday morning Creative Writing classes for 9-13 year olds from 17th March – 7th April at the brand new Moon Lane Books, SE23. The ‘Inspire’ group for reluctant writers runs from 9:45-10:45 and the ‘Elevate’ group for those who love to write from 11-12. They will also be running an inspiring and fun Easter holiday course from 9th- 13th April. For information and bookings, please contact info@writesparks.co.uk 300 Stanstead Road, SE23 1DE www.writesparks.co.uk @writesparks SaveSave SaveSave