Sunday 2 July 2017

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's On in July for Families

Tamasha orange burst
Tamasha: Indian Summer Garden Party
Sunday 9 July, 12–5.30pm

We open our Indian Summer season with a fun day of music and dance performances, workshops, food and drink from South Asia as well as craft markets. Find out more.

During the summer we have lots of activities for all the family including Big Wednesdays and an outdoor film screening of The Jungle Book. Download the Indian Summer guide here.
A family walking on the Nature Trail
Summer Welly Walk on the Nature Trail
Saturday 8 July, 1.30–3.30pm

Explore what insects, animals and plants live on the Nature Trail in the summer and have a go at activities such as sweep netting and tree beating. For families with children aged 5+.

Tickets: Child £3, Adult £5.  Book now.
Books on a table
Library Open Day
Sunday 2 July, 10.30am–4.30pm

Drop into our Library for a special chance to discover some of our rarely seen treasures. The library’s collection contains books from the 16th century through to the current day, and accounts by early explorers to illustrated monographs. Read more about our library on our blog.

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Indian Summer Baaja
Stories, Music & Dance curated by Soumik Datta

Sunday 23 July, 129pm

Enjoy a festival of music, stories and dance from across South Asia, curated by virtuoso sarod player Soumik Datta. Enjoy rhythm battles and folk dances by some of the UK’s top South Asian artists as well as family workshops. Find out more.

Children hunting for mini-beasts
Summer Holidays
24 July–3 September

Families can enjoy activities every weekday throughout the summer holidays, including free art and craft, pond dipping, hunting for mini-beasts and Big Wednesday events which are suitable for playschemes. Find out more.

Don’t miss Big Wednesday: The Big Butterfly Count on Wednesday 26 July.

Captain Underpants
Elsewhere in London

BFI Southbank
Funday preview: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Sunday 23 July

The latest feature from Dreamworks sees a school principle turn into an unlikely superhero. Proceeded by a Funday Workshop: Captain Underpants where you can make some stop-motion superheroes of your own, join in with some colourful crafting, and win a prize for the best creation.

Find out more