Top 5 Free Things To Do in London this Summer


Getting organised for this upcoming half term holidays?  If you’re searching for kids’ activities in London , then The Strings Club is here to help!

As a mum myself, finding (and funding) activities over the school holidays can be daunting - so we have done the hard work for you! 

Things to do with kids this Summer in London

1. Watch Family Favourites at Vauxhall's Open Air Cinema

This July, you can settle into those long summer evenings with free outdoor screenings of your favourite movies in the Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall. With street food, popcorn and drinks, it's got everything you could need! With screenings including Frozen, Marvel Films & More -there's guaranteed to be something for everyone - plus it's pet friendly, so you really can bring every member of the family!

Things to do with kids this Summer in London

2. Experience a Spectacular Showcase at The National Theatre's Free Outdoor Festival

Get ready for an extraordinary weekend of entertainment at The National Theatre's free outdoor festival! Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this event brings together a dynamic program of live music, captivating performances, energetic dance routines, and captivating installations. Don't miss the incredible talent of Hackney Empire's Young Producers, a group of young creatives aged 14-21 who are poised to take the stage by storm! From mesmerising dance crews and electrifying rap battles to powerful vocals and the infectious beats of steel pans, the festival offers a diverse range of performances that will keep your children entertained! The best part? This extraordinary experience is completely free of charge!

3. Test your Circus Skills at Battersea Park

The Circus has come to town! Test your circus skills with two different circus schools at Battersea Park, showcasing a mixture of performances and workshops that actively encourage the kids to get involved for free. And for us big kids? Get settled in to the beer garden and catch The Ashes 2nd Test Live on the big screen!

4. Enjoy Free Family Activities at Battersea Park

Also at Battersea Park, Calf2Cow the Family Friendly Theatre will be putting on free performances for the family to enjoy this summer. Join them as the sailors prepare to brave the seven seas and find the treasure they seek! Not enough for you? There will also be a HUGE inflatable obstacle course for you children to try and navigate on the day, live music across the park and art sessions with Putney School of Art & Design!

5. Get Ready for The Cally Festival: A Vibrant Celebration of Islington's Caledonian Road:

Join the party as Islington's Caledonian Road, lovingly known as 'The Cally,' comes alive with The Cally Festival. This free-entry event celebrates the rich local culture with live music, captivating storytelling, engaging workshops, exciting kids' activities, and so much more! Experience a lively atmosphere filled with music, performances, art displays, creative workshops, and an array of engaging activities that will leave you wanting more. Not only that, but we also bring you a vibrant street market where you can feast on delicious food and discover unique treasures to take home. The Cally Festival is a free event that brings the entire community together, showcasing the spirit and talent of our wonderful neighbourhood. Don't miss out on this remarkable celebration of community and culture! The Cally Festival promises a day of joy, connection, and discovery that will leave a lasting impression. Let's come together and show our love for the vibrant Caledonian Road at this unforgettable event!

Things to do with kids this Summer in London

Summer Activities London

If you’re looking for fun, free and exciting things to do with your children, we hope our top tips above help. But if you’re looking for Summer fun for kids whilst you work, then we'd love to welcome your child to one of our Holiday Camps near you.

With over 100 5* independent reviews via Feefo from parents this year, The Strings Club welcomes children from one day to the whole experience.

We start each morning with our fun-filled “Learn Together, Play Together ” instrumental sessions. Free hire of an instrument including Guitar, Violin or Ukulele to take home!

Afternoons include our carefully-created, interactive workshops – designed to inspire your child in more ways than one! Think sports, music, drama, art and dance!

Each Holiday Camp ends with a Grand Concert. Enabling your child to proudly show what they have achieved alongside their new friends!