Covent Garden Piazza becomes a giant kids playground (to 23 Aug)

August 10, 2009toAugust 23, 2009

kids-alright

When we were kids, a trip to the shops meant trailing around after your parents while they looked at a million sofas and other soft furnishings, and the highlight of the day was eating a day-old iced bun in a nearby café. It’s fair to say that, back in the day, kids expectations were pretty low.

It is, therefore, with just a smidgen of jealousy that we have to alert you to ‘The Kids Are Alright’ – two weeks of top entertainment and special offers for children of all ages, set in the historic surroundings of Covent Garden’s Piazza.

There’s a giant sandpit, ball pit (gah, we love those things), face painters, balloon modellers, plus juggling and plate-spinning workshops from Covent Garden’s very own street performers. Meanwhile, budding chefs can get messily creative with icing and silver balls as they get stuck into cupcake decorating classes and chocolate making tutorials on food market days (Thursday 13th and Thursday 20th August).

Make a beeline for Covent Garden’s excellent selection of toy stores, and you’ll find lots of special offers*. Disney Store, for example, is running fun quizzes, animation classes and competitions over the two week period; there are gifts-with-purchase from Build-A-Bear Workshop, Benjamin Pollock toy shop and Candy Cakes*, plus discounts at Wonders gifts, Paperchase and the Tin Tin shop to name a few*! Click here to read all shopping offers.

Now, does anyone mind if we have a quick go in that ball pit…?

Monday 10th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.00 – 17.00pm
Eric Snooks street performance workshop – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Magic Tricks workshop -East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Balloon Modelling workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Magic Tricks workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Balloon Modelling workshop – East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Tuesday 11th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.00 – 17.00pm
Eric Snooks street performance workshop – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Face Painting workshop – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Face Painting workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Face Painting workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Face Painting workshop – East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Wednesday 12th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.00 – 17.00pm
Eric Snooks street performance workshop – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Face Painting workshop – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Face Painting workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Face Painting workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Face Painting workshop – East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Thursday 13th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – South Piazza

13.00pm
Bee Keeping and Candle-making workshop (TBC)- South Piazza

14.00pm
Bee Keeping and Candle-making workshop (TBC) – South Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Face Painting workshop – South Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Face Painting workshop – South Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Face Painting workshop – South Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Face Painting workshop – South Piazza

18.00pm
Urban Farming talk and demonstration – South Piazza

18.30pm
Kids Hub Closes – South Piazza

Friday 14th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.00 – 17.00pm
Model Play with Games Workshop – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Saturday 15th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Magic Tricks workshop – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Punch & Judy show – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Balloon Modelling workshop – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Punch & Judy show- East Piazza

15.30- 16.00pm
Magic Tricks workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Punch & Judy show – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Balloon Modelling workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Punch & Judy show – East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Sunday 16th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.00 – 17.00pm
Model Play with Games Workshop – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Magic Tricks workshop – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Balloon Modelling workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Magic Tricks workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Balloon Modelling workshop – East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Monday 17th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Magic Tricks workshop – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Balloon Modelling workshop -East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Magic Tricks workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Balloon Modelling workshop – East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Tuesday 18th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Magic Tricks workshop – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Balloon Modelling workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Magic Tricks workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Balloon Modelling workshop – East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Wednesday 19th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.00 – 17.00pm
Model Play with Games Workshop – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Thursday 20th August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – South Piazza

13.00pm
Cupcake decorating workshop – South Piazza

14.00pm
Bee Keeping and Candle-making workshop – South Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Juggling workshop – South Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Juggling workshop – South Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Juggling workshop – South Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Juggling workshop – South Piazza

18.00pm
Chocolate workshop – South Piazza

18.30pm
Kids Hub Closes – South Piazza

Friday 21st August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens- East Piazza

13.00 – 17.00pm
Model Play with Games Workshop – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Juggling workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Juggling workshop -East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Saturday 22nd August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Magic Tricks and Juggling workshop – East Piazza

13.00 – 13.30pm
Punch & Judy show- East Piazza

14.00 – 14.30pm
Punch & Judy show- East Piazza

15.00 – 15.30pm
Punch & Judy show – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Magic Tricks and Juggling workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Magic Tricks and Juggling workshop – East Piazza

16.00 – 16.30pm
Punch & Judy show- East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Magic Tricks and Juggling workshop – East Piazza

18.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza

Sunday 23rd August

12.00pm
Kids Hub Opens – East Piazza

13.30 – 14.00pm
Magic Tricks and Juggling workshop – East Piazza

14.30 – 15.00pm
Magic Tricks and Juggling workshop – East Piazza

15.30 – 16.00pm
Magic Tricks and Juggling workshop – East Piazza

16.30 – 17.00pm
Magic Tricks and Juggling workshop – East Piazza

17.00pm
Kids Hub Closes – East Piazza