Lifting the Lid on Old Oak and Park Royal

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Animal Architects
Animal Architects

22 September 2018

Join Zoolab to meet and handle an incredible array of insects and learn how their amazing anatomies have inspired famous architecture from around the world. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Beaming Bugs and Playful Plants
Beaming Bugs and Playful Plants

22 September 2018

Early years can be immersed in the incredible world of plants and bugs through making, investigating and messy play. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Flexible Families
Flexible Families

22 September 2018

Be inspired by nature to bend your bodies into your favourite animal or plant in a family yoga session.

Groovy Gardens
Groovy Gardens

22 September 2018

Create your own community garden and sculpt your own beautiful blooms and insects using wire, beads, tissue paper and a whole lot more!

Mini Architects
Mini Architects

22 September 2018

Create your own buildings entirely out of Lego inspired by your favourite iconic buildings. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Canal Compositions
Canal Compositions

22 - 23 September 2018

The canal is home to an amazing array of boats, people, animals and wildlife. Join professional musician Luke Crookes to investigate life on the water and create your own soundtrack inspired by what you find. During this workshop families can meet the Kensal Rise Association of Boaters (KRAB) and find...

Canoing 2
Canoeing with The Sharks

22 - 23 September 2018

Learn the basics of canoeing on the area’s beautiful Grand Union Canal. No experience necessary. Parents, why not enjoy a coffee or snack at the canal-facing Beit el Zaytoun or the historic Grand Junction Arms pub across the canal while you watch your kids paddle about?  Places for each session...

Drawing Rooms
Drawing Rooms

22 - 23 September 2018

Join famous illustrator, Salvatore Rubbino, to design and create your own dream living space. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Fold your city
Fold Your City

22 - 23 September 2018

Explore Old Oak and Park Royal incredible trade and industry heritage and current hub of businesses by joining artist Anna Bruder to fold your own origami landmarks and adding to a huge collaborative map. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Musical threads
Musical Threads

22 - 23 September 2018

Visit the magical Oriental Carpet Centre to take part in a musical journey uncovering the amazing stories of rugs from around the world and create your own woven tale in a practical art activity. On Saturday this workshop will start and end at Acton Business Centre and during the workshop...

Patch that
Patch That

22 - 23 September 2018

Take inspiration from the surrounding motorbike culture to design your own patch to customise your clothes. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Print this
Print This

22 - 23 September 2018

Capture the unique motoring spirit and imagery of the Ace Cafe by making your own print to take away. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Snap them
Snap Them

22 - 23 September 2018

Step back in time to discover your inner 50's rocker and dress to impress with our photobooth and accessories. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.