🆓FREE LONDON KIDS ACTIVITIES: WEEK 4🆓
Over half way through the school holidays, how are you holding up? In case you're running out of ideas/money/both, here's my pick of completely FREE family activities this week in London!
📅I've suggested 1-2 per day, but noted when they run on other days. All have spaces now or are drop in
🔗Links to more details and booking coming up in stories!
🏦Minecraft Missions: build a Roman temple Museum of London. Hourly 11:00-16:00, book. Also 16 and 19 Aug 📍City
🌍Under 5s Storytelling Session: The Environment Autograph. 11:15-12:00, book. Also 22 Aug📍EC2
🎪Free hoop and circus classes for kids from The Majorettes. 17:00-18:00, book. Also every Tues in Aug📍E8
🕯Beeswax candle making Museum of the Order of St John. 11:00-15:30 with storytelling at 13:30-14:30, drop in📍EC1M
⭐Storytime and children's stargazing workshop Old Royal Naval College. 11:00 and 12:00. Book/limited walk up. Also 24 Aug📍Greenwich
🤸🏼♀️Assemble Play at Kilburn Grange Park. 11:00-15:00. Drop in. Part of Brent Biennial by Metroland Cultures. Also 20 and 21 Aug📍NW6
👑Brilliant Britannia drop in activity The Bank Of England Museum. 10:00-16:00. Also every day between 15-19 Aug📍City
🥁Creative Challenge Family Junk Percussion Workshop by Lewisham London Borough of Culture. 10:30-12:00, book. Ages 5-11📍Deptford
🦸♂️Superheroes Unlimited, Healing and Helping Family Day at Institute of Physics. 10:00-16:00, book📍N1
🎨Hospital Rooms family festival by Hospital Rooms x Hauser & Wirth. 10:00-16:00, book. Ages 6+📍W1
🍃Make cyanotype prints at Summer Family Activity: Shelter Camden Art Centre 12:00-16:00. Book/drop in📍NW3
🌱Mini Secret Garden in a box Garden Museum. 14:00-16:00. FREE, first come first served. Secret Garden Arty Sundays, every Sun in Aug📍SE1
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💡LAST CHANCE TO SEE Summer Lights Canary Wharf. Until 20 Aug 📍E14
🎡 This Bright Land Somerset House family film screenings. Until 29 Aug, 13:00 Mon-Fri 📍WC2
🔴Obliteration Room Tate Modern until 29 Aug 📍SE1
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📸 MG in Covent Garden London
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🆓FREE LONDON KIDS ACTIVITIES: WEEK 1 🆓
Keep your kids entertained for less this summer - here's my pick of completely FREE family activities this week in London!
📅I've suggested 1-2 per day, but noted when they run on other days.
🔗Links to more details and booking all in my Instagram Stories https://instagram.com/museummum
🥳Celebrating 10 years Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park FREE festival, just turn up. Daily until 9 Aug. 11:00-21:00
👚Imagine the clothes of the future in Family Art Day: Futurist Fashion Estorick Collection. FREE, book ahead. 11:00-15:00. Ages 5+
🌈Drag Queen Story Hour at William Morris Gallery. FREE, book ahead. Tickets for 13:00 and 14:00 still available
🗺️Create your own garden trail Museum of the Order of St John. FREE, drop in. 11:00-15:30. Different activities every Wednesday in school holidays
🍯Make your own artefact from clay in Arty Archaeologists Museum of London. FREE, book ahead. Ages 5+. Runs daily 25-29 July
🤔Family Day: Arts and Minds Westminster Abbey. FREE, book ahead. 10:30-12:30. Also 1 Aug
🍃Make a mini secret garden Garden Museum. 14:00-16:00. FREE, first come first served. Also 12 and 27 Aug
🔍My Micrarium Masterpiece Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL 11:00-13:00. FREE, drop in
💪Family Fun Day: Power Dressing RIBA London 11;00-16:00. FREE, book ahead
✈️RAF Museum Festival of Flight. Also 30 July. FREE, drop in. 10:30-16:00
🖌️Face painting and jumble sale Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum. FREE, drop in. 10:30-15:30
DROP IN DAILY:
🐻 Paddington Bear Brick sculpture trail until 31 July
☀️Summer Lights Canary Wharf until 20 Aug
🔴Obliteration Room Tate Modern until 29 Aug
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📸 MG at Summer Lights in Canary Wharf
💬 What are you up to this week?
During his visit today, the President of the Republic of Fiji and his delegation took a keen interest in St John’s global work and our new strategy. His Excellency stressed the importance of the partnership between St John Fiji and his Government, in particular during the Covid pandemic. The President also visited St John Ambulance and Museum of the Order of St John.
Not your everyday backdrop! Such a beautiful setting Museum of the Order of St John 😍
A lovely session for families next week at Museum of the Order of St John, a local museum not far from us and well worth checking out!
Tomorrow, JUNE 24 is . St. John Ambulance Week runs June 20 to 26. Simplified history of and how it came to 🇨🇦. Want to learn more about the ? Watch this fantastic 7-minute video by the Museum of the Order of St John here:
How it all began...
When the Knights and soldiers of the first Crusade captured Jerusalem in 1099 a religious Order of Hospitallers was formed to care for the sick and wounded in the hospitals.
The Order was established in England and the Grand Priory of The Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem was created in the British Realm.
St. John Ambulance arrived in Canada and the initial class was conducted in Quebec City in 1883. The first local branch was set up in Montreal within a year.
The Dominion Council of The Order of St. John Ambulance In Canada established nursing units and community services.
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned and became the of the . An estimated three million spectators turned out to line the route of the procession where 8,000 thousand members of Brigade were deployed in to help keep them safe. Over fifty members of St. John Ambulance from overseas were invited to help at the Coronation, representing South Africa, 🇨🇦, Australia, New Zealand, Malta and Gibraltar.
Want to learn more about our history? Visit the Museum of the Order of St John here:
"The Lady with the Lamp" - May 12 is and the 202nd birthday of . A Lady of Grace of the Order of , she is often considered to be the mother of .
Due to her dedication to patient care, she was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" because of her habit of making rounds at night, previously not done.
There is no record of her having ever fallen in love with one of her patients. In fact, despite multiple suitors, she never married for fear it might interfere with her calling for nursing.
Want to learn more about St. John history or Florence Nightingale history? Visit the Museum of the Order of St John here: https://museumstjohn.org.uk
Registered Nurses Association Of Ontario St. John Ambulance Ontario St. John Ambulance Saint-Jean Canada
“Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous there will be no more cakes and ale? Go, sir, rub your chain with crumbs.” Sir Toby Belch Act 2 Sc iii
If you’re in London you can catch Sir Toby at the Museum of the Order of St John and Oasis Farm Waterloo this week or at Dulwich Festival on Tuesday 17th May (just guard your picnic and booze...)
Among the many incarnations of St John’s Gate in Clerkenwell it was the home of England’s first ‘magazine’ — The Gentleman’s Magazine. This partnership between The Museum of the Order of St John and the Museum of London looks at the beginnings of this iconic magazine.
Among the many incarnations of St John’s Gate in Clerkenwell it was the home of England’s first ‘magazine’ — The Gentleman’s Magazine. This partnership between the Museum of the Order of St John and the Museum of London looks at the beginnings of this iconic publication.
Works of faith,hope and love,www.faopal.hu
Ask us what happened 100 years ago today.
St John started its journey towards our first Cadet Unit. Since then, Cadets have played an important role in many significant moments in history including World War Two and events such as Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation and Churchill’s funeral.
To discover more about our Cadets, visit: https://bit.ly/3uhYaPp
Images: Museum of the Order of St John