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.

British Summer Time Hyde Park’s FREE Family activities – OPEN HOUSE 2019 8-11 July

With ever-growing demand Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces even more FREE family activities to their jam-packed midweek festival Open House. 

Some of the highlights of this year’s programme include Yoga and breathwork with lululemon, Coca-Cola Premier League Experience, UK’s largest outdoor craft beer festival with Craft Beer Rising, Mindfulness workshops with Gelong Thubten, More Live Music from University of Westminster and BIMM London,  plus Free Movie Nights at London’s best outdoor cinema, Chickenshed Family Theatre, Live Music and Entertainment, Street Food, Pop Up Bars, Tennis Screenings, Cabaret, Family Theatre, The Royal Parks Showcase, Piazza Birra Moretti, Free Denim: The Reunion Tour, Circus Workshops & much more.

In collaboration with The Royal Parks, the free programme takes place between two legendary weekends of music, with headliners Celine Dion (5thJuly), Stevie Wonder (6thJuly), Barbra Streisand (7thJuly), Florence + the Machine / The National (13thJuly) and Robbie Williams (14thJuly).

Calling all big kids and small, Open House welcomes The Playground featuring giant lawn games for all ages, all week long! For those Alice in Wonderland types, dive in the rabbit hole of Croquet or for something a little more sophisticated, have a go at Boules. Other games include, giant snakes & ladders, garden skittles, giant jenga and giant connect four. 

lululemon is back for its second year, with ambassadors and friends Annie Clarke, Mariel Witmond and Jonelle Lewis leading an energizing vinyasa practice, flowing to the sound of live performances by the London Contemporary Voices Choir and DJ Tom Middleton. Complete the experience with a restorative breathwork session by lululemon ambassador Richie “The Breath Guy” Bostock to leave you on a natural high. Join this blissful yoga, breathwork and live music experience with lululemon on Wednesday 10thJuly (from 18:15). Visit HERE to reserve your spot!

Practising together for the first time ever, these teachers will change your perception of what you thought yoga could be. Within the serene surroundings of Hyde Park and serenaded by live music, they will bring together a community of yogis to be lifted up by a powerful asana flow and blissed out by a breathing meditation. Prepare for an experience you’ll never forget.

This class welcomes all levels – whether you’re stepping onto the mat for the first or thousandth time. It is free to attend and will take place in front of the Great Oak Stage at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. 

Cool down this summer with a refreshing can of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar whilst having your photo with the iconic Premier League Trophy at Coca-Cola’s experience; celebrate the start of the new summer promotion!

Craft Beer Rising announces music acts, Joe Godard (Balearic Set) and Raw Silk on Wednesday and Joey Negro (Z Records) and Krywald & Farrer on Thursday. Over 20 breweries will take part in the UKs biggest outdoor craft beer festival, including Brewgooder, Brixton Brewery, Fierce Beer, Hofmeister, Innis & Gunn, Mad Squirrel Brewery, Mondo Brewing Company, New Zealand Beer Collective, Stone & Wood Brewing and many more. Tickets start at just £5.90 and with a background of great summer music – this unique Hyde Park experience is an absolute steal! Visit HERE to get your tickets before they are gone! 

Open House welcomes Gelong Thubten, monk, speaker, meditation teacher and author to for one night only on Thursday 11thJuly. Gelong specialises in providing non-religious mindfulness workshops and training programmes. Together you can spend the evening learning to master the art of mindfulness and listening to Gelong’s story on how he became a monk.

As part of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park’s work with the local community, Open House will play home to a range of extraordinary talent from University of Westminster and BIMM London. Taking place from Monday to Wednesday on the Barclaycard stage you can experience the best in up and coming talents from Tally Spear, Elyona Biney, Helena Deans, Karim and Z E B E D E.

Barclaycard invites you to reconnect with your senses at the Barclaycard Sensorium. Reset, revive and awaken as you journey through the space.  Immerse yourself in colour and sound, get your taste buds tingling and even add a dash of sparkle to your festival look.  All before the chance to release your inner music star on camera, leaving you ready to go out and get more from the festival with all your senses firing. So, whether it’s taste, touch, sound, smell or sight, be ready to expect the unexpected and get more from your festival. 

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