Family Days Out... Leading with a London literature festival... Oh and the sun is a-coming, so hang on in there... ☀

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These are a look at a few recommendations made on the Kinfo app. You can find previous newsletters here.

Those of you who fielded continual rain and sibling angst this Easter, we feel your pain. We really don't mean to be all British and talk about the weather, but radio DJ's have been doing it, bus drivers have been doing it, every Tom, Dick and Harriet on the street has been doing it... and it's contagious. So hallelujah, everyone, the sun is making an appearance next week.

Time to plan some fun family days out.

Share your tips too. Only the best please. (Hopefully you'll have gleaned some great ideas from this community, and let's face it, businesses will be grateful for your support).

Barnes Children's Literature Festival

The largest children's book festival in London (May 12 & 13) is recommended by a mum of 3. Matilda theatre classes are fully booked, but you can still hear author Judith Kerr discuss her seminal bestseller, pictured, which celebrates 50 years this year. Don't wait too long, tickets are selling quickly! The line up includes talks by Cressida Cowell and Gruffalo creator Axel Scheffler, Lauren Child's premiere of Ruby Redfort, and a new Moomins production. Non-ticketed events run in various venues, too. "Brilliant, the kids love it," says this mum.

Whipsnade Safari Park

Tigers IRL... Some people get to enjoy a once in a lifetime safari in Africa, but most of us will only get as far as Whipsnade. "Kids love the lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, for animal lovers you can't beat it. Take wellies!" says one dad.

Open Air Theatre Regent's Park

Hidden in the heart of this central London park is an outdoor, uncovered auditorium, founded in 1932. Recommended by a mum of 2, the leafy enclave has to be experienced once upon a childhood. Check out Peter Pan, showing from May 17. Early bird tickets are available here.

Peter Rabbit Film

Enjoying a 4th week at the top of the UK's No.1 box office slot. Reviews are mixed, some parents question the violence and food allergy "bullying", while most kids give it the thumbs up. This mum says: "We all loved it and had so much fun!"

Woburn Safari Park

"A great place with loads of activities," says a mum of 2. Ticket entry includes a road and foot safari plus access to indoor and outdoor play areas. For £229 p/p you can even meet "the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind" (Aristotle). An ideal gift for a special birthday?

Warner Bros Studio Tour: Harry Potter World

Talking of birthdays... "A great birthday treat, we took a few kids, all the fans loved it (one who hadn't read the books, not so much). Our birthday kid got to open the door to the Great Hall." Disney World this isn't, but for set designs and a little interactive drama this gets a big tick. 

D20 Board Game Cafe

"If you go to the Harry Potter studio tour head here first. A cafe stacked with games, £1.50 an hour p/p, we really enjoyed it and the staff were great." Try games you've never heard of – there are more than 700 on the shelves – and the food reviews look good.

Beckonscott Model Village and Railway

Charming escapism, recommended by a mum of 2. The world’s oldest and original model village opened in 1929 with a huge model railway and replica town and village scenes from the '30s. England how it used to be!

Hackney City Farm

Domesticated animals for little ones to coo over. "We love the various activities, from pottery [classes] to brunch," says a mum of 2. Learn about renewable power together or, adults can join an evening mosaic class, £8.

Conference moderated by Liat Hughes Joshi, journalist and media commentator.

We just have a couple of tickets left for next week! Tickets via the above link.

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