Open House London 21-22 September Go behind the scenes as London’s buildings open their doors. You can search for family activities during the weekend – these include Tooting Bec Lido and Whitehall. www.openhouse

Surbiton Festival 28 September Although times were still to be confirmed as we went to print, this annual event will comprise local stallholders, the Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Claremont Gardens and will end with the famous parade. www.surbiton

Vikings and Dragons Family Rave The Bedford 28 September, 1:30-4pm Multi‑sensory dancefloor with glitter cannons, bubbles and giant balloons. Adults £10, children £7. www.bigfishlittlefish

Glory of the Garden Fulham Palace 22 September, 11am-3pm Family fun day – focused on the 13 acre botanic garden. Plant themed activities, games and crafts.

Wimbledon Fayre 22 September, 10am-5pm An old-fashioned country fayre with dog show. The day also includes cookery and music streams plus kids activities.Adults £8.50, children £3.50 (5‑13 years). Under 5s free. www.wimbledon


Hay Maze! Morden Hall Park Weekends only, 28 September to 27 October Child-friendly hay bale maze constructed of over 300 bales of golden straw and built to entertain all ages. Drop-in. No need to book. £3 entry to the maze. morden-hall-park/

Apple Weekend Morden Hall Park 28-29 September Celebrate the start of the autumn season during the Apple Fest. Visit the Stableyard to taste Merton varieties not commonly found and collect your fresh juice. morden-hall-park/

Matt Millz Stands Up! Wimbledon Bookfest 4 October, 5-6pm Harry Hill introduces the latest in his series of comic capers: Matt Millz Stands Up! Suitable for age 7+. Tickets £15, children £12.50. www.wimbledon

Five Little Monkeys at Wimbledon Bookfest Wimbledon Common 5 October, 10am and 11:30am Puppetry and music in this engaging show for children aged 2 and over. You will all be singing along to “No more monkeys jumping on the bed”. Suitable for age 2+. Running time 35 mins. Tickets £10. www.wimbledon

Fun Palace Morden Hall Park 5 October, 12-4pm Join this community skill sharing at Morden Hall Park. Free. morden-hall-park/

Wood Fest RHS Wisley 5-6 October, 9am-5pm Family activities include tree climbing; drop in archery (£2.50 for five arrows); bushcraft demonstrations and a tree trail around the garden. Normal admission to gardens. Additional cost for some activities.

Show and Tell with Rob Biddulph Wimbledon Common 6 October, 10am Join the official World Book Day illustrator, Rob Biddulph, as he introduces his new book as part of Wimbledon Bookfest. Tickets £10. www.wimbledon

Apple Day Fulham Palace 6 October, 11am-3pm Displays and tastings, live music, bee keeping and wood turning. Children’s activities and storytelling. Free.

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