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Tuesday 26 May 2009 3.43pm
Has anyone got any good suggestions for some sort of activity group for my grandchildren during the first two weeks of August? They are 4 & 6, so not toddlers. Thanks!
Tuesday 26 May 2009 8.19pm
I don't know about any activity groups but the fountains at Somerset House and the V&A are great fun and free and you can have coffee and cake or a beer!
Tuesday 26 May 2009 9.22pm
Nearer the time it will also be worth looking at our family events page for ideas:

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Thursday 28 May 2009 12.30pm
I don't know about any group activities either I'm afraid, but how about a bus ride on the 344 to Battersea and then to the Children's zoo in Battersea Park - our friend's 4yr old enjoyed both. The zoo did do an Easer egg hunt earlier so maybe they put on other events during the summer school hols too.

The cafe in the Park is good for a coffee/juice + cakes etc too, oh and lake + boats for hire will be open then too.
Thursday 28 May 2009 12.42pm
The thing is for them to meet and socialise with other children - in ENGLISH. They know English, but are used to speaking Hebrew and they find it to easy to talk to my daughter and me in Hebrew because they know we speak and understand it, even if we resolutely speak English to them. However with other kids they would have no choice, hence the search for a GROUP or, otherwise, a bunch of playmates!
Friday 29 May 2009 12.37pm
The Unicorn Theatre do children's workshops I believe - think they're near to Hay's Gallaria
try for their prog. of events.
Friday 29 May 2009 12.43pm
Oh THANKS, great tip. I'll go and look on the web at once.
Friday 29 May 2009 1.09pm
And...brain going very slowly today - I think the new Coin Street community centre (nr Waterloo) do workshops and similar for young children - not sure of their web address - but I'm sure if you just google Coin Street you'll find them.
Saturday 30 May 2009 1.18pm
Try Arty Party in Clapham - brilliant and you can do a minimum of 2 days but book early - or Bed Heads Football in Battersea. Both accept younger children.

Look also at websites of Unicorn, Young Vic, Globe, childrens concerts/workshops at the RFH, War Museum, Florence Nightingale M, Garden Museum (they do a lot, as well as Vauxhall and Surrey Quays City Farms and Roots and Shoots and of course the Tate.

And James is right. There is always lots going on and his listing is invaluable.
Saturday 30 May 2009 1.30pm
Hi Jac!

What about Lego Land? - 1/2 an hour away on the train from Paddington. Went with my sister's kids - it's a full on, full day out!

They even have a mini SE1 complete with BoJo's palace - oh yes!
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