The Cat in the Hat at Rose Theatre Kingston

We love a good show here at Young Londonist, from theatres to baby cinema and circus through to live music or ballet – we have compiled the best family friendly shows London has to offer.

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Dinosaur World Live
Dinosaur World Live delivers an entertaining and educational live show for all the family, suitable for all ages 3 and above. Each performance is followed by a post-show meet and greet where audience members have the opportunity to meet the dinosaurs up close and in person. Tickets are selling out fast on tour, so start planning.
When: 18 July to 1 September 2019
Where: Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
Tickets: Suitable for ages 3+

Where is Peter Rabbit?
This puppetry theatrical masterpiece brings to stage the magical world of Beatrix Potter for the delight of the whole family. The beautifully handcrafted puppets, enchanting original songs and a sprinkle of magic bring to life the mischievous Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. With every day performances (except Thursdays) and at friendly midd-day hours, this is a truly charming production for the whole family to cherish and enjoy together. Ticket prices from £18, book here.

Sound pit at Southbank Centre gives children and adults the opportunity to explore their individual sense of sound, vision and touch and be the composers of their own masterpiece. For those interested in art and music, and those who simply enjoy sensory play, this is a fun, interactive experience. Until 2 June, £8 book here.

Big Stories from the Little Box by Chickenshed Theatre brings theatre to West London with puppetry, storytelling, movement and music. The sessions are free to attend, suitable for 0-5 year olds and are taking place within Kensington & Chelsea children’s centres. Full details are available here. Booking in advance is required – and check the attending policy if you do not live in the Borough.

Matilda the Musical has been spectacular since it first opened to packed audiences at the Cambridge Theatre, London. This adaptation from the popular children’s book by Roald Dahl, continues to be a favourite to theatre goers of all ages. We found a great one or two nights London accommodation at your selected hotel and admission ticket from £95.