London is probably the best city in the world in terms of activities for families and children including lots of free activities and events. We list here lots of initiatives that we believe London Mums and their children from babies to teenagers would enjoy especially at the most entertaining places such as the Science Museum, The V&A, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich, West End shows, the London Eye, the London Aquarium, Kingston upon Thames, Chelsea, SouthBank and so much more.

CBeebies’ hit animated series Sarah & Duck live on stage this Spring – Book Now!

The enchanting world of CBeebies’ hit animated series Sarah & Duck will be brought to life on stage for the first time this Spring. Featuring a host of wonderful characters from the BAFTA Award-winning show, embarking on a brand new adventure, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will play at Polka Theatre from Thursday 6 April to Sunday 14 May 2017, with a UK Tour launching from Eastbourne Hippodrome on Monday 29 May 2017. 



Join Sarah and Duck, along with all their favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, John and Flamingo and Umbrella, as they plan a circus-themed birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. But when the weather turns windy and the big top is blown away, will Sarah and Duck be able to save the day? Told through a fantastic blend of inventive puppetry, charming storytelling and toe-tapping music, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take families and children on a magical theatrical adventure.  

Recommended for children aged 3-6.


Show Information

Dates: 1st April – 9th July 2017
Venue: Premiering in Wellingborough on 1st April, heading to the Polka Theatre from 6th April – 14th May then across the UK at a venue near you!
Ticket Prices: Depends by venue
Running Time: approx 1 hour
Twitter: @Sarah_and_Duck
Instagram: @sarahandduckofficial

The show production

Following the gentle adventures of a wide-eyed, 7-year-old girl and her feathered best friend, Sarah & Duck has been a huge hit since its debut in 2013, regularly appearing in CBeebies' Top Ten programmes (BARB) and Broadcast's Top Ten shows for viewers aged 4-15. Not only did the series scoop a BAFTA for ‘Best Pre-School Animation’ in 2014, it also came second in the Radio Times & BFI’s favourite BBC children’s characters of all time poll in the 2000s + category. Internationally, the series is now shown in over 100 countries airing on CBeebies global channels as well as other key international broadcasters including Sprout and Netflix in the USA, ABC Australia, Canal + in France, Kika in Germany, Disney Jr in Canada and NHK Japan. Sarah & Duck is a Karrot Entertainment production for CBeebies UK and BBC Worldwide. It was co-created by Karrot Entertainment’s Creative Director Tim O’Sullivan and designer/writer Sarah Gomes Harris - based on her own love of ducks as a child. The producer is Jamie Badminton and the executive producers are Alison Stewart, Chris White and Henrietta Hurford-Jones.    


Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 April 2017
Box Office | 01933 270 007

Thursday 6 April - Sunday 14 May 2017
Press performance: Saturday 8 April, 1.30pm
Box Office | 020 8543 4888

Monday 29 May 2017
Box Office | 01323 80 20 20

Tuesday 30 May 2017
KETTERING, The Lighthouse
Box Office | 01536 414141

Wednesday 31 May 2017
PORTSMOUTH, Theatre Royal
Box Office | 023 9264 9000

Friday 2 June 2017
SWANSEA, Taliesin Arts Centre
Box Office | 01792 602060

Saturday 3 June 2017
LEAMINGTON SPA, Royal Spa Centre
Box Office | 01926 334418

Sunday 4 June 2017
Box Office | 01908 324466

Thursday 8 – Friday 9 June 2017
REDBRIDGE Drama Centre
Box Office | 0208 708 8803 

Saturday 10 June 2017 
Box Office | 01527 577330 

Sunday 11 – Monday 12 June 2017 
Box Office | 0115 941 9419 

Thursday 15 June 2017 
LUTON Library Theatre 
Box Office | 01582 878100 

Friday 16 June 2017 
BISHOPS STORTFORD, Rhodes Arts Complex 
Box Office | 01279 710 200 

Saturday 17 June 2017 
Box Office 
Sunday 18 – Tuesday 20 June 2017 
Box Office | 0121 446 3232 

Friday 23 June 2017 
KIRKCALDY, Adam Smith Theatre 
Box Office | 01592 583302 

Saturday 24 June 2017 
HOWDEN Park Centre, Livingston 
Box Office | 01506 777666 

Sunday 25 June 2017 
FALKIRK Town Hall 
Box Office | 01324 506850 

Monday 26 June 2017 
DUMFRIES, Easterbrook Hall 
Box Office 01387 253383 

Tuesday 27 June 2017 
DARLINGTON Majestic Theatre 
Box Office | 01325 482848 

Thursday 29 June 2017 
WINCHESTER Theatre Royal 
Box Office | 01962 840440 

Saturday 1 July 2017 
BRIDGWATER, McMillan Theatre 
Box Office | 01278 556677 

Sunday 2 July 2017 
WANTAGE, The Beacon 
Box Office | 01235 763456 

Monday 3 July 2017 
SHOREHAM-BY-SEA, Ropetackle Arts Centre 
Box Office | 01273 464440 

Tuesday 4 July 2017 
LETCHWORTH, Broadway Theatre 
Box Office | 01462 681088 

Wednesday 5 July 2017 
Box Office | 01246 345 222 

Saturday 8 July 2017 
LINCOLN New Theatre Royal 
Box Office | 01522 519999 

Sunday 9 July 2017 MIDDLESBROUGH Theatre 
Box Office | 01642 81 51 81
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About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums