September Family Highlights

We’ve got the family fun sorted for you in this roundup of events for September in East London. We’re sure you’ll find something to inspire your family to get out together.  Ease your recovery from the back to school blues or simply make the most of family time at weekends.

George Irvings Ultimate Fun Fair

All the fun of the fair on our doorstep! George Irvings Fun Fair returns the 13th-16th of September and promises a great distraction from your children’s back to school hum drum. Cotton candy, choo choo trains, flying elephants, what more could your little one ask for…apart from that impossible to win prize!

When: Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th September 3pm – 9pm

Where: Wennington Green – Junction of Roman Road & Grove Road – E3 5SN


Bow Beasties

Bow Beasties, the monthly wildlife watch club for the whole family at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park! Join Ken and Zoe (along with their two children) for an exciting range of environmental / outdoor activities that celebrate the seasons and the wildlife that can be found within London’s most urban woodland.  This weekend it’s all about bulb planting & seed gathering.

When: Saturday, 15th September, doors open at 10am for a prompt start at 10.30am. Finishes 12.30pm

Where: Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London, E3 4PX


ZAPspace Back to School Bounce Off

ZAPspace have the perfect antidote to too much sitting in desks with a 30% discount off Little Zappers, Sen Zen and Freestyle Jump passes until the 28th September. Simply make your online booking quoting “BACKTOSCHOOL” Take a photo of your family having fun in the park and tag @ZAPspaceLDN on social media or email it to them for a further 30% off  your next visit or possibly a free family bounce if you win the prize for best photo!

Where: ZAPspace, 369 High Street, Stratford, London E15 4QZ

When: 10th-28th September 2018


Harvest Stomp

See the summer out in style with free activities and fun for the whole family! The Harvest Stomp returns September 23rd for another year! Expect to find a variety of interactive activities, from learning how to brew beer to petting sheep in the mobile farm – there is something for everyone to enjoy. Come hungry as there will also be some yummy food on offer.

  • A main stage with live music and dance, including performances from the Belles of London City and License to Ceilidh.
  • Arts and craft stalls and activities
  • An interactive mobile farm, with sheep, kune kune pig, ducks, chickens, goats and more
  • A packed programme of workshops, demonstrations and entertainment
  • Indulge in some bread and jam at the jamboree
  • Traditional garden games
  • Micro-brewery demonstrations with students from University College London

When: Sunday 23rd September from 12 midday – 6pm.

Where: Activities will take place in the North of the park near the Timber Lodge Café


Disco Loco’s Space Masquerade

Disco Loco is back in the Hackney Showroom this September 30th kicking off their Autumn season of events for all the family. Three hours of music and dancing under the stars hosted by MC Chu-i and DJs Emilia Harmony, Reverend Milo Speedwagon & Mark Rostron. Children can get creative with mask making and participate in an ultra fun masquerade parade finale!

When: Sunday 30th September 2-5pm

Where:Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT


Halfmoon Theatre

The Halfmoon Theatre reopens their doors with some delightful performances for young audiences this September.
ButterfliesAn uplifting tale of friendship and courage for ages 3-8. Three friends embark on an adventure to chase their butterflies away.

When: Fri 21 Sep – 10.30am & 1.30pm / Sat 22 Sep – 11am & 2pm

Need a Little Help- A show for ages 2-7 based on the experiences of young carers, the piece explores what it means to look after someone else when you are young. In a playful and immersive space, the young audience will help the performers look after each other, stepping into the shoes of young carers.

When: Fri 28 – 10.30am & 1.30pm / Sat 29 – 11am & 2pm

Where:Half Moon Theatre, 43 White Horse Road, London, E1 0ND


Stratford Circus

The Autumn season kicks off with Kokers, a super fun interactive performance with pre and post production play. Cardboard tubes, playful choreography and percussive sound combine to form a show perfect for both the young and the young-at-heart.

When: Saturday 29th September 2018 11am & 3pm

Where: Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, London, E15 1BX



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