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C’est Fantastique

Prepare to be swept away by mystery and madness as the London Symphony Orchestra performs Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique at the Barbican on March 18th. Suitable for ages 7-12, this event will see concert-goers entering into the world of the symphony, dancing at a masked ball, taking shelter from rainstorms and casting spells. Tickets are £4 for under-16s and £10 for adults; for another £5 you can take part in the pre-concert workshops, which range from composing music to creating performance-worthy props. There are additional free activities in the foyer from 1-2.30pm, as well as a free crèche available for children aged 6months to 6 years whose families are at the concert.

All events & activities must be booked in advance, workshops 10am-12.30pm, foyer activities 1-2.30pm, creche 2-4pm, concert starts 2.30pm.

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Fright Night

The Blunderbus Theatre Company will be putting on two performances of The Owl who Was Afraid of the Dark, adapted from the book by Jill Tomlinson, on Saturday 31st March at the Greenwich Theatre. Suitable for ages 3 to 7, this blend of puppetry, music and narrative tells the tale of a Baby Plop, an owl whose fear of the dark leads his mother to encourage him to confront his demons by going out to discover the world on his own.

Performances are at 11am and 1pm, tickets £10 adults and £7.50 children.

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Big Bad Wolf

It’s not all about the art at Dulwich Picture Gallery – book now to get your youngsters into one of two performances of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf on March 25th. Featuring well-loved and recognisable wind instruments like the flute, clarinet and horn, it’s been specially abridged for younger audiences and is suitable for those aged 5 and over. Performances are at 2.30pm and 3.45pm, and tickets are £5.

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Blake Lively

Complementing the “As Large as Life” exhibition, (in the Go & See section) The Foundling Museum are putting on a series of Family Fun days. If you’ve missed out on this weekend’s ‘make your own comic book’ event, get in now to secure a place on April’s My Secret Friend event. Running from 1pm until 4pm on the 7th, places are limited to 25 people and activities are suited towards children aged 3-12 (the younger ones will likely need assistance). Book on 020 7841 3600 or email familyfun@foundlingmuseum.co.uk
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Mudlarks

So yeah, you wouldn’t want necessarily want to fish in the Thames, but did you know that it’s London’s largest archaeological site? On various Sundays from now until June, you can pull on your wellies and warm, mucky clothes and make your way to the Glass Obelisk under the north bank of the Millennium Bridge for a two-hour explore of the foreshore, with pottery shards and evidence of a long-gone London to be found. Tickets £8 adult, £5 child.
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We’d better open the door and see..

The unmistakably charming tale of a little girl called Sophie, whose teatime is crashed by a very hungry tiger (and her hapless mother, who is sent into a bit of a flap by the unexpected ring at the door and the shocking thought of having nothing to give Daddy for tea … Oh dear) is bought to life this summer in the West End, complete with music and the chance for lively audience participation that little kids will delight in.

Starts 4th July at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.

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