With two bank holidays back-to-back you might be wondering how you’re going to keep little ones entertained over the King’s Coronation weekend. Luckily there’s lots of family-friendly events on in London. From street parties to giant colouring, scroll down below to find out what’s on.
Covent Garden, The Actor’s Church | 7 May | 12.30pm – 6pm
West End singers Claire and Tom will be taking part in a free King’s Coronation Party in Covent Garden. With songs from musicals and films that have a Royal or London connection, there will also be bubbles, puppets, and dancing to keep little ones entertained during the concert. Other activities during the afternoon will include live entertainment, face painting, crown making, balloon modelling, and a photo booth.
The Big Lunch Events
Across London | 6-8 May
Organised by The Eden Project, The Coronation Big Lunch is a series of street parties and events happening over the King’s Coronation weekend. For little ones, many events will have activities such as face painting and crown making. There’s over 100 events happening in London alone, and you can check the Big Lunch website to find out what’s happening near you.
Horniman Museum | 6 May
Part of the museum’s Crafty Saturdays event, on May 6th little ones are invited to come and make a crown. Whether you’re a colourful king, quirky queen, prince or princess, your creation will tell the story of you.
Various locations | 6-8 May
There will be several family-friendly parties across London to celebrate the King’s Coronation weekend. Activities will include live entertainment, face painting, and the popular crown making, as well as live screenings of the Coronation.
ZSL London Zoo
London Zoo | 6-8 May
London Zoo will be celebrating the kings and queens of the animal world over the Coronation weekend. There will be animal talks, guided tours, as well as face painting and crown making to keep little ones entertained. Young conservationists will also be able to take away a pouch of wildflower seeds.
King Charles III Coronation Procession
Starting at Buckingham Palace | 6 May
If you want a front row seat to all the action, join the Coronation Procession on Saturday 6th May. The procession will start at Buckingham Palace and head down The Mall, around the corner of St James’s Park, through the Horse Guards Parade, down Parliament Street, before ending at Westminster Abbey. The parade will be extremely busy, so it’s advised to get there early if you want a good view.
Coal Drops Yard
Kings Cross | 6-8 May
Artist Samme Snow will be running Coronation Weekend Colouring Workshops in Coal Drops Yard. Sessions will run each day from 10am – 5pm and are suitable for children of all ages. All art supplies will be provided.
The British Museum
The British Museum | 7 May
As well as music from around the world from the Commonwealth Children’s Choir, The British Museum will have giant chess and other family-friendly games. Visitors will also be able to discover more about rulers past and present.
See more what’s on for families here.