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Looking to keep the kids entertained this summer? The ever popular Thumbs Up It’s Thursday returns to Kingston town centre on 26 July, with a range of fun and educational activities every Thursday for six weeks.

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26 July

All Saints Church
Travel in Kingston
Create and colour your own ships, planes and other exciting crafts associated with the Royal Borough. Take part in a discovery trail round their historic building. Accompanied children only and with a small charge for craft activities.
11am-2pm, no booking required
Market Place

Bentalls – in association with Rose Theatre Kingston
Hansel & Gretel gingerbread decorating workshop
Come to Restaurant on 3 and decorate your own gingerbread cottage biscuit with icing, sprinkles and all the sweets you can dream of in celebration of the Rose Christmas show Hansel & Gretel! A tasty treat – just make sure you don’t eat the biscuit too quickly!
10am, 11am, 12pm, booking essential. Visit www.fenwick.co.uk/kingston to book
£5
Bentalls, third floor

Busaba
Kids eat free
Bring your young foodies to Busaba to enjoy a selection of Thai dishes for smaller appetites. Kids eat free when they bring an adult. See instore for full details. Offer only valid on Thumbs Up It’s Thursdays when showing this flyer.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Cass Art
Decorate a cardboard flamingo
Grab a pink flamingo silhouette and start assembling and decorating it. Glitter, feathers and much more available for you to use!
10.05-11am and 11.05am-12pm, no booking required
First come first served, and subject to availability
Clarence Street

Coffee Break
Kids eat free
One kid eats free with one adult meal purchased.
2-5pm, no booking required
Eden Street

Comptoir Libanais
Kids eat free
One kids meal for free with every adult purchasing a main meal, excluding wraps. Visit the restaurant for more details.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Eden Walk
Buzzing Bug Ball
Workshops, face painting, bug hunt and giveaways.
12-4pm, no booking required
Free
Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Frangos
Kids eat for £1
Get a kids meal for just £1 with any £10 spend on food. See instore for full details.
All day, no booking required
The Rotunda

Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Kids eat free
One kid eats for free with every adult having a main meal. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, menu or reward on the GBK app.
All day, no booking required
High Street

HEMA
Summer colouring
Calling all artists! Visit HEMA to take part in their summer colouring competition for your chance to win £25 to spend on HEMA’s Back to School range! Pick up a colouring sheet in store and grab yourself some free tasty treats too!
All day, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

John Lewis
Story time
Come and enjoy some magical and fun story telling for all ages, on the hour for 20 minutes. While you’re here, check out the Back to School department.
11am, 12pm, 1pm, no booking required
Free
John Lewis Community Hub third floor

Kingston Library
Mischief Makers – Elmer the Elephant
Kingston Library’s Summer Reading Challenge this year is Mischief Makers! This week it’s Elmer the Elephant. Create a collage, take the treasure hunt and borrow some brilliant books to complete the challenge and win a reading medal.
9.30am-12pm, no booking required
Drop-in. Craft £1.50 per child
Fairfield Road

Kingston Museum
Craft session: the invisible life of creepy crawlies
Get close to some creepy crawlies: join Kingston Museum for an allthings-bugs summer workshop.
2pm-4pm, no booking required
Age 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Fairfield Road

Las Iguanas
Kids eat free
Kids eat free when they bring an adult! Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños meal which includes a main, dessert & drink from the kids menu. The Iggy & Friends kids menu is full of favourites to keep the little ones happy, from Whacky Tacos to Crunchy Cod Bites, Crazy Quesadillas to tasty Macaroni Cheese. The puds are just as yummy; who can resist wibbly wobbly jelly, churros with chocolate dip or juicy fruit. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests.
All day, no booking required
T&Cs apply, offer only available on Thumbs Up It’s Thursday dates at Las Iguanas Kingston.
High Street

Newbie
Storytelling
Join Newbie at 11am for traditional English and Swedish storytelling. Come to the store and grab a free coffee or soft drink, then head to the grassy area opposite to hear stories. Newbie will provide a blanket to sit on, the refreshments and the stories – you just need to sit back and enjoy. In the event of bad weather, come to the store anyway – the coffee and soft drinks will still be there and Newbie will entertain you with face painting instead. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
11am, no booking required
Free
Church Street

The Rotunda
Children’s cinema club
Free family activities themed around the latest cinema releases including craft, makeovers and storytelling. The summer’s themes include Hotel Transylvania 3, Antman and The Wasp, and Christopher Robin.
12pm-4pm, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

Turk Launches
Free boat trips for kids
Free travel for children aged 2 to 11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turks Pier, Thames Side, KT1 1PX at Kingston Bridge behind John Lewis cruising to Turks Pier, Hampton Court next to the Palace gates. The free trip is for a round trip or one way only. If you would like to get off and explore Hampton Court Palace, you will need to buy a ticket for the return trip.
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.15am
No pre-booking required, adult tickets to be purchased on board
Turks Pier by Kingston Bridge

Warrens Bakery
Teddy bear cookie making
Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.
9-10am, 10-11am, booking required. Email wbkingston@alisof.uk to book
Free
Fife Road

West Elm
Cupcake decorating workshop
Come and join Tiziana and her fun-filled children’s workshop to create four summer-themed cupcakes. All materials will be supplied.
10am-12pm, 2-4pm, booking required. Visit the West Elm Kingston Facebook page for information on how to book Age 6 to 12
£15
Wood Street

Wildwood
Kids eat free
Two kids meals for free with one adult meal purchased. Kids meals include a main meal and a dessert, and excludes a drink.
12-5pm, no booking required
High Street

2 August

All Saints Church
Terrific Tiles
Be inspired by the medieval tiles around the church and create your terrific tile to take home and other themed craft activities. Take part in a discovery trail round their historic building. Accompanied children only and with a small charge for craft activities.
11am-2pm, no booking required
Market Place

Bentalls and Kenny Wax Productions ‘We’re Going On a Bear Hunt’ workshop
Join Bentalls for an action-packed workshop themed around We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Live on Stage, coming to London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, this summer. Enjoy games and crafts in the Restaurant on 3.
3pm, booking required. Visit www.fenwick.co.uk/kingston for information on how to book
Free
Bentalls, third floor

Busaba
Kids eat free
Bring your young foodies to Busaba to enjoy a selection of Thai dishes for smaller appetites. Kids eat free when they bring an adult. See instore for full details. Offer only valid on Thumbs Up It’s Thursdays when showing this flyer.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Cass Art
Craft an aquarium card
Put together a cute card with an “under the sea” scene inside attached with strings that will wiggle as you move the card.
10.05-11am and 11.05am-12pm, no booking required
First come first served, and subject to availability
Clarence Street

Coffee Break
Kids eat free
One kid eats free with one adult meal purchased.
2-5pm, no booking required
Eden Street

Comptoir Libanais
Kids eat free
One kids meal for free with every adult purchasing a main meal, excluding wraps. Visit the restaurant for more details.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Eden Walk
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Storytelling & face painting. Bring your own bear!
12-4pm, no booking required
Free
Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Frangos
Kids eat for £1
Get a kids meal for just £1 with any £10 spend on food. See instore for full details.
All day, no booking required
The Rotunda

Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Kids eat free One kid eats for free with every adult having a main meal. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, menu or reward on the GBK app.
All day, no booking required
High Street

HEMA
Summer colouring
Calling all artists! Visit HEMA to take part in their summer colouring competition for your chance to win £25 to spend on HEMA’s Back to School range! Pick up a colouring sheet in store and grab yourself some free tasty treats too!
All day, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

Kingston Library
Mischief Makers – Horrid Henry & Pippi Longstocking
Kingston Library’s Summer Reading Challenge this year is Mischief Makers! This week it’s Henry & Pippi. Make a pirate hat. Take the treasure hunt and borrow some brilliant books to complete the challenge and win a reading medal.
9.30am-12pm, no booking required
Craft £1.50 per child
Fairfield Road

Kingston Museum
Craft session: the invisible life of creepy crawlies
Get close to some creepy crawlies: join Kingston Museum for an all-things-bugs summer workshop.
2-4pm, no booking required
Age 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Fairfield Road

Las Iguanas
Kids eat free
Kids eat free when they bring an adult! Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños meal which includes a main, dessert & drink from the kids menu. The Iggy & Friends kids menu is full of favourites to keep the little ones happy, from Whacky Tacos to crunchy Cod Bites, Crazy Quesadillas to tasty Macaroni Cheese. The puds are just as yummy; who can resist wibbly wobbly jelly, churros with chocolate dip or juicy fruit. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests.
All day, no booking required
T&Cs apply, offer only available on Thumbs Up It’s Thursday dates at Las Iguanas Kingston.
High Street

Newbie
Storytelling
Join Newbie at 11am for traditional English and Swedish storytelling. Come to the store and grab a free coffee or soft drink, then head to the grassy area opposite to hear stories. Newbie will provide a blanket to sit on, the refreshments and the stories – you just need to sit back and enjoy. In the event of bad weather, come to the store anyway – the coffee and soft drinks will still be there and Newbie will entertain you with face painting instead. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
11am, no booking required
Free
Church Street

Postmark
Free face painting
Pop along to Postmark for face painting fun and enjoy 10% off all kids activity books!
10.30-11.30am, no booking required
Free
Market Place

Rose Theatre
Hansel & Gretel crafting workshop
Get crafty in this fun creative workshop with puzzles and games inspired the upcoming show Hansel & Gretel!
11am, 12pm, 1pm, booking essential. Email marketing@rosetheatrekingston.org to book, stating how many children and which session.
Free
High Street

The Rotunda
Children’s cinema club
Free family activities themed around the latest cinema releases including craft, makeovers and storytelling. The summer’s themes include Hotel Transylvania 3, Antman and The Wasp, and Christopher Robin.
12-4pm, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

Turk Launches
Free boat trips for kids
Free travel for children aged 2 to 11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turks Pier, Thames Side, KT1 1PX at Kingston Bridge behind John Lewis cruising to Turks Pier, Hampton Court next to the Palace gates. The free trip is for a round trip or one way only. If you would like to get off and explore Hampton Court Palace, you will need to buy a ticket for the return trip.
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.15am
No pre-booking required, adult tickets to be purchased on board
Turks Pier by Kingston Bridge

Warrens Bakery
Teddy bear cookie making
Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.
9-10am, 10-11am, booking required. Email wbkingston@alisof.uk to book
Free
Fife Road

Wildwood
Kids eat free
Two kids meals for free with one adult meal purchased. Kids meals include a main meal and a dessert, and excludes a drink.
12-5pm, no booking required
High Street

9 August

All Saints Church
Mythical Beasts
Discover the different fantastical animals in the church and create your own masks, puppets and much more. Take part in a discovery trail round their historic building. Accompanied children only and with a small charge for craft activities.
11am-2pm, no booking required
Market Place

Bentalls
Meet the Bees! Come and meet some real life bees! Learn all about these wonderful insects with Kingston Beekeepers, who are bringing an observation hive of live bees into store, plus there’s a virtual hive to explore and why not try on a bee suit for size?! In the Restaurant on 3.
11am–5pm, no booking required
Free
Bentalls, third floor

Busaba
Kids eat free
Bring your young foodies to Busaba to enjoy a selection of Thai dishes for smaller appetites. Kids eat free when they bring an adult. See instore for full details. Offer only valid on Thumbs Up It’s Thursdays when showing this flyer.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Cass Art
Mermaid portrait
This week we focus on trendy mermaids! Learn with the help of a staff member to draw a pretty mermaid portrait. All the materials are provided.
10.05-11am and 11.05am-12pm, no booking required
First come first served, and subject to availability
Age 5+
Clarence Street

Coffee Break
Kids eat free
One kid eats free with one adult meal purchased.
2-5pm, no booking required
Eden Street

Comptoir Libanais
Kids eat free
One kids meal for free with every adult purchasing a main meal, excluding wraps. Visit the restaurant for more details.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Eden Walk
The Secret Garden
Workshops and face painting.
12-4pm, no booking required
Free
Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Frangos
Kids eat for £1
Get a kids meal for just £1 with any £10 spend on food. See instore for full details.
All day, no booking required
The Rotunda

Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Kids eat free One kid eats for free with every adult having a main meal. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, menu or reward on the GBK app.
All day, no booking required
High Street

HEMA
Summer colouring
Calling all artists! Visit HEMA to take part in their summer colouring competition for your chance to win £25 to spend on HEMA’s Back to School range! Pick up a colouring sheet in store and grab yourself some free tasty treats too!
All day, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

John Lewis – in association with Rose Theatre
Hansel & Gretel performance workshop
Join Hansel and Gretel as they explore deep into the forest in this fun and imaginative performance workshop! Workshops in the third floor community space.
11am (ages 5-6), 12pm (ages 7-9), 1pm (ages 10-11), booking essential. Email Marketing@rosetheatrekingston.org to book, stating how many children and which session.
Free
John Lewis Community Hub, third floor

Kingston Library
Mischief Makers – Winnie the Witch
Kingston Library’s Summer Reading Challenge this year is Mischief Makers! This week it’s Winnie the Witch. Make a model Winnie, take the treasure hunt and borrow some brilliant books to complete the challenge and win a reading medal.
9.30am-12pm, no booking required
Craft £1.50 per child.
Fairfield Road

Kingston Museum
Craft session: the invisible life of creepy crawlies
Get close to some creepy crawlies: join Kingston Museum for an all-things-bugs summer workshop.
2-4pm, no booking required
Age 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Wheatfield Way

Las Iguanas
Kids eat free
Kids eat free when they bring an adult! Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños meal which includes a main, dessert & drink from the kids menu. The Iggy & Friends kids menu is full of favourites to keep the little ones happy, from Whacky Tacos to crunchy Cod Bites, Crazy Quesadillas to tasty Macaroni Cheese. The puds are just as yummy; who can resist wibbly wobbly jelly, churros with chocolate dip or juicy fruit. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests.
All day, no booking required
T&Cs apply, offer only available on Thumbs Up It’s Thursday dates at Las Iguanas Kingston.
High Street

Newbie
Storytelling
Join Newbie at 11am for traditional English and Swedish storytelling. Come to the store and grab a free coffee or soft drink, then head to the grassy area opposite to hear stories. Newbie will provide a blanket to sit on, the refreshments and the stories – you just need to sit back and enjoy. In the event of bad weather, come to the store anyway – the coffee and soft drinks will still be there and Newbie will entertain you with face painting instead. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
11am, no booking required
Free
Church Street

Panacea
Sneaky Greens
Sampling of Sneaky Greens super shake for children 4-12 years old
12-3pm
Free
Bentall Centre

The Rotunda
Children’s cinema club
Free family activities themed around the latest cinema releases including craft, makeovers and storytelling. The summer’s themes include Hotel Transylvania 3, Antman and The Wasp, and Christopher Robin.
12-4pm, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

Turk Launches
Free boat trips for kids
Free travel for children aged 2 to 11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turks Pier, Thames Side, KT1 1PX at Kingston Bridge behind John Lewis cruising to Turks Pier, Hampton Court next to the Palace gates. The free trip is for a round trip or one way only. If you would like to get off and explore Hampton Court Palace, you will need to buy a ticket for the return trip.
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.15am
No pre-booking required, adult tickets to be purchased on board
Turks Pier by Kingston Bridge

Warrens Bakery
Teddy bear cookie making
Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.
9-10am, 10-11am, booking required. Email wbkingston@alisof.uk to book
Free
Fife Road

Wildwood
Kids eat free
Two kids meals for free with one adult meal purchased. Kids meals include a main meal and a dessert, and excludes a drink.
12-5pm, no booking required
High Street

16 August

All Saints Church
Super Stained Glass
Make your own colourful creations, decorate a tea light and many other themed craft activities. Take part in a discovery trail round their historic building. Accompanied children only and with a small charge for craft activities.
11am-2pm, no booking required
Market Place

Bentalls
Cupcake decorating in the Restaurant on 3
Everyone loves a cupcake! Have fun decorating your own, watch a DVD and enjoy a pick ‘n’ mix lunch bag for £6.50.
9.30-11.30am, no booking required
£6.50
Bentalls, third floor

Busaba
Kids eat free
Bring your young foodies to Busaba to enjoy a selection of Thai dishes for smaller appetites. Kids eat free when they bring an adult. See instore for full details. Offer only valid on Thumbs Up It’s Thursdays when showing this flyer.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Cass Art
Decorate a cardboard flamingo
For those that missed the first date: grab a pink flamingo silhouette and start assembling and decorating it. Glitter, feathers and much more available for you to use!
10.05-11am and 11.05am-12pm, no booking required
First come first served, and subject to availability
Clarence Street

Coffee Break
Kids eat free
One kid eats free with one adult meal purchased.
2-5pm
Eden Walk

Comptoir Libanais
Kids eat free
One kids meal for free with every adult purchasing a main meal, excluding wraps. Visit the restaurant for more details.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Eden Walk – in association with Rose Theatre
Hansel & Gretel interactive storytelling and sweet search
Join in the fun and games with these super interactive Hansel & Gretel storytelling sessions then spot the sweetie pictures in various Eden Walk stores to be in with the chance of winning a family ticket to the production!
12pm, 1pm, 2pm, no booking required
Free
Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Frangos
Kids eat for £1
Get a kids meal for just £1 with any £10 spend on food. See instore for full details.
All day, no booking required
The Rotunda

Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Kids eat free One kid eats for free with every adult having a main meal. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, menu or reward on the GBK app.
All day, no booking required
High Street

HEMA
Summer colouring
Calling all artists! Visit HEMA to take part in their summer colouring competition for your chance to win £25 to spend on HEMA’s Back to School range! Pick up a colouring sheet in store and grab yourself some free tasty treats too!
All day, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

John Lewis
Story time
Come and enjoy some magical and fun storytelling for all ages, on the hour for 20 minutes. While you’re here, check out the Back to School department.
11am, 12pm, 1pm, no booking required
Free
John Lewis Community Hub third floor

Kingston Library
Mischief Makers – The Cat in the Hat
Kingston Library’s Summer Reading Challenge this year is Mischief Makers! This week it’s the Cat in the Hat. Make a massive cat hat. Take the treasure hunt and borrow some brilliant books to complete the challenge and win a reading medal.
9.30am-12pm, no booking required
Craft £1.50 per child.
Fairfield Road

Kingston Museum
Craft session: the invisible life of creepy crawlies
Get close to some creepy crawlies: join Kingston Museum for an all-things-bugs summer workshop.
2pm-4pm, no booking required
Age 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Wheatfield Way

Las Iguanas
Kids eat free
Kids eat free when they bring an adult! Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños meal which includes a main, dessert & drink from the kids menu. The Iggy & Friends kids menu is full of favourites to keep the little ones happy, from Whacky Tacos to crunchy Cod Bites, Crazy Quesadillas to tasty Macaroni Cheese. The puds are just as yummy; who can resist wibbly wobbly jelly, churros with chocolate dip or juicy fruit. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests.
All day, no booking required
T&Cs apply, offer only available on Thumbs Up It’s Thursday dates at Las Iguanas Kingston.
High Street

Newbie
Storytelling
Join Newbie at 11am for traditional English and Swedish storytelling. Come to the store and grab a free coffee or soft drink, then head to the grassy area opposite to hear stories. Newbie will provide a blanket to sit on, the refreshments and the stories – you just need to sit back and enjoy. In the
event of bad weather, come to the store anyway – the coffee and soft drinks will still be there and Newbie will entertain you with face painting instead. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
11am, no booking required
Free
Church Street

Panacea
Katherine's School of Ballet
Katherine from Panacea will provide information on ballet for children with an exciting raffle prize to be won.
12-3pm
Free
Bentall Centre

Postmark
Washi tape crafting
Pop along to Postmark for loads of crafting fun with our Japanese washi tape!
10.30-11.30am, no booking required
Free
Market Place

The Rotunda
Children’s cinema club
Free family activities themed around the latest cinema releases including craft, makeovers and storytelling. The summer’s themes include Hotel Transylvania 3, Antman and The Wasp, and Christopher Robin.
12-4pm, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

Turk Launches
Free boat trips for kids
Free travel for children aged 2 to 11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turks Pier, Thames Side, KT1 1PX at Kingston Bridge behind John Lewis cruising to Turks Pier, Hampton Court next to the Palace gates. The free trip is for a round trip or one way only. If you would like to get off and explore Hampton Court Palace, you will need to buy a ticket for the return trip.
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.15am
No pre-booking required, adult tickets to be purchased on board
Turks Pier by Kingston Bridge

Warrens Bakery
Teddy bear cookie making
Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.
9-10am, 10-11am, booking required. Email wbkingston@alisof.uk to book
Free
Fife Road

Wildwood
Kids eat free
Two kids meals for free with one adult meal purchased. Kids meals include a main meal and a dessert, and excludes a drink.
12-5pm, no booking required
High Street

23 August

All Saints Church
Kings and Queens
Create your own crowns, tiaras and even a castle fit for Kings and Queens and other themed craft activities. Take part in a discovery trail round their historic building. Accompanied children only and with a small charge for craft activities.
11am-2pm, no booking required
Market Place

Bentalls
Balloon modelling with Suzi Q
What will it be, a bunny, a dog, or even a shark?! Suzi Q will be giving away a free balloon model to the first 30 customers in the Bentalls Toy Department, no purchase necessary.
2pm onwards, no booking required
Free
Bentalls, Toy department

Busaba
Kids eat free
Bring your young foodies to Busaba to enjoy a selection of Thai dishes for smaller appetites. Kids eat free when they bring an adult. See instore for full details. Offer only valid on Thumbs Up It’s Thursdays when showing this flyer.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Cass Art
Cardboard pineapple or coconut to decorate
This week we are inspired by fruit from the tropics! Choose a fruit shaped cardboard and add details, colour and glitter.
10.05-11am and 11.05am-12pm, no booking required
First come first served, and subject to availability
Clarence Street

Coffee Break
Kids eat free
One kid eats free with one adult meal purchased.
2-5pm, no booking required
Eden Street

Comptoir Libanais
Kids eat free
One kids meal for free with every adult purchasing a main meal, excluding wraps. Visit the restaurant for more details.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Eden Walk
Once Upon a Time
Storytelling, face painting, balloon modelling and giveaways.
12–4pm, no booking required
Free
Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Frangos
Kids eat for £1
Get a kids meal for just £1 with any £10 spend on food. See instore for full details.
All day, no booking required
The Rotunda

Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Kids eat free
One kid eats for free with every adult having a main meal. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, menu or reward on the GBK app.
All day, no booking required
High Street

HEMA
Summer colouring
Calling all artists! Visit HEMA to take part in their summer colouring competition for your chance to win £25 to spend on HEMA’s Back to School range! Pick up a colouring sheet in store and grab yourself some free tasty treats too!
All day, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

John Lewis
Story time
Come and enjoy some magical and fun storytelling for all ages, on the hour for 20 minutes. While you’re here, check out the Back to School department.
11am, 12pm, 1pm, no booking required
Free
John Lewis Community Hub third floor

Kingston Library
Mischief Makers – Peter Pan and Tinkerbell
Our Summer Reading Challenge this year is Mischief Makers! This week Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. Make a magical mask. Take the treasure hunt and borrow some brilliant books to complete the challenge and win a reading medal.
9.30am-12pm, no booking required
Craft £1.50 per child.
Fairfield Road

Kingston Museum
Craft session: the invisible life of creepy crawlies Get close to some creepy crawlies: join Kingston Museum for an all-things-bugs summer workshop.
2pm-4pm, no booking required
Age 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Wheatfield Way

Las Iguanas
Kids eat free
Kids eat free when they bring an adult! Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños meal which includes a main, dessert & drink from the kids menu. The Iggy & Friends kids menu is full of favourites to keep the little ones happy, from Whacky Tacos to crunchy Cod Bites, Crazy Quesadillas to tasty Macaroni Cheese. The puds are just as yummy; who can resist wibbly wobbly jelly, churros with chocolate dip or juicy fruit. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests.
All day, no booking required
T&Cs apply, offer only available on Thumbs Up It’s Thursday dates at Las Iguanas Kingston.
High Street

Newbie
Storytelling
Join Newbie at 11am for traditional English and Swedish storytelling. Come to the store and grab a free coffee or soft drink, then head to the grassy area opposite to hear stories. Newbie will provide a blanket to sit on, the refreshments and the stories – you just need to sit back and enjoy. In the event of bad weather, come to the store anyway – the coffee and soft drinks will still be there and Newbie will entertain you with face painting instead. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
11am, no booking required
Free
Church Street

Panacea
Nature's Plus Vitamins and Raffle
Sampling of vitamins for children with an exciting raffle prize to be won.
12-3pm
Free
Bentall Centre

Rose Theatre
Hansel & Gretel crafting workshop
Follow the breadcrumb trail to the Rose Café for this fun and creative crafting workshop based on upcoming Rose production Hansel & Gretel!
10am, 11am, 12pm, booking essential. Email Marketing@rosetheatrekingston.org to book, stating how many children and which session.
Free
High Street

The Rotunda
Children’s cinema club
Free family activities themed around the latest cinema releases including craft, makeovers and storytelling. The summer’s themes include Hotel Transylvania 3, Antman and The Wasp, and Christopher Robin.
12-4pm, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

Turk Launches
Free boat trips for kids
Free travel for children aged 2 to 11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turks Pier, Thames Side, KT1 1PX at Kingston Bridge behind John Lewis cruising to Turks Pier, Hampton Court next to the Palace gates. The free trip is for a round trip or one way only. If you would like to get off and explore Hampton Court Palace, you will need to buy a ticket for the return trip.
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.15am
No pre-booking required, adult tickets to be purchased on board
Turks Pier by Kingston Bridge

Warrens Bakery
Teddy bear cookie making
Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.
9-10am, 10-11am, booking required. Email wbkingston@alisof.uk to book
Free
Fife Road

Wildwood
Kids eat free
Two kids meals for free with one adult meal purchased. Kids meals include a main meal and a dessert, and excludes a drink.
12-5pm, no booking required
High Street

30 August

All Saints Church
Saxon Treasures
Learn about Saxon Treasures and make your own treasure chest and other themed craft activities. Take part in a discovery trail round our historic building. Accompanied children only and with a small charge for craft activities.
11am-2pm, no booking required
Market Place

Bentalls
Summer-themed craft workshop with Colour Kids Club
We’re getting creative and celebrating Summer with this specially themed craft workshop for ages 4-11 in the Restaurant on 3.
45 min slots at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, booking required. Visit www.fenwick.co.uk/kingston for more information and details on how to book.
Bentalls, third floor

Busaba
Kids eat free Bring your young foodies to Busaba to enjoy a selection of Thai dishes for smaller appetites. Kids eat free when they bring an adult. See instore for full details. Offer only valid on Thumbs Up It’s Thursdays when showing this flyer.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Cass Art
Tropical scenery to colour-in
Suitable to all ages! Grab a white pre-printed tropical themed scenery and transform it in a colourful paradise.
10.05-11am and 11.05am-12pm, no booking required
First come first served, and subject to availability
Clarence Street

Coffee Break
Kids eat free
One kid eats free with one adult meal purchased.
2-5pm, no booking required
Eden Street

Comptoir Libanais
Kids eat free
One kids meal for free with every adult purchasing a main meal, excluding wraps. Visit the restaurant for more details.
All day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Eden Walk
Gardening Gala
Workshops, face painting, meet Professor Crump, garden hunt and giveaways.
12–4pm, no booking required
Free
Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Frangos
Kids eat for £1
Get a kids meal for just £1 with any £10 spend on food. See instore for full details.
All day, no booking required
The Rotunda

Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Kids eat free
One kid eats for free with every adult having a main meal. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, menu or reward on the GBK app.
All day, no booking required
High Street

HEMA
Summer colouring
Calling all artists! Visit HEMA to take part in their summer colouring competition for your chance to win £25 to spend on HEMA’s Back to School range! Pick up a colouring sheet in store and grab yourself some free tasty treats too!
All day, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

John Lewis – in association with Rose Theatre
Fairy tale characters performance workshop From the Frog Prince to Red Riding Hood, enter a fairy tale in this performance workshop inspired by Rose Theatre Christmas show Hansel & Gretel. Workshops in the third floor community space.
11am (ages 5-7), 12pm (ages 7-9), 1pm (ages 8-11), booking essential. Email Marketing@rosetheatrekingston.org to book, stating how many children and which session.
Free
John Lewis Community Hub, third floor

Kingston Library
Mischief Makers – The Twits
Kingston Library’s Summer Reading Challenge this year is Mischief Makers! This week it’s The Twits. Make a disgusting beard. Take the treasure hunt and borrow some brilliant books to complete the challenge and win a reading medal.
9.30am-12pm, no booking required
Craft £1.50 per child.
Fairfield Road

Kingston Museum
Craft session: the invisible life of creepy crawlies
Get close to some creepy crawlies: join Kingston Museum for an all-things-bugs summer workshop.
2-4pm, no booking required
Age 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Wheatfield Way

Las Iguanas
Kids eat free
Kids eat free when they bring an adult! Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños meal which includes a main, dessert & drink from the kids menu. The Iggy & Friends kids menu is full of favourites to keep the little ones happy, from Whacky Tacos to crunchy Cod Bites, Crazy Quesadillas to tasty Macaroni Cheese. The puds are just as yummy; who can resist wibbly wobbly jelly, churros with chocolate dip or juicy fruit. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests.
All day, no booking required
T&Cs apply, offer only available on Thumbs Up It’s Thursday dates at Las Iguanas Kingston.
High Street

Newbie
Storytelling
Join Newbie at 11am for traditional English and Swedish storytelling. Come to the store and grab a free coffee or soft drink, then head to the grassy area opposite to hear stories. Newbie will provide a blanket to sit on, the refreshments and the stories – you just need to sit back and enjoy. In the event of bad weather, come to the store anyway – the coffee and soft drinks will still be there and Newbie will entertain you with face painting instead. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
11am, no booking required
Free
Church Street

Panacea
Sneaky Greens
Sampling of Sneaky Greens super shake for children 4-12 years old
12-3pm
Free
Bentall Centre

Postmark
Send a free card
Send a card to anyone in the UK for free! Why? Because we think there’s nothing better than getting a card out of the blue, just because. So come down and spread some sunshine on us!
10.30-11.30am, no booking required
Free
Market Place

The Rotunda
Children’s cinema club
Free family activities themed around the latest cinema releases including craft, makeovers and storytelling. The summer’s themes include Hotel Transylvania 3, Antman and The Wasp, and Christopher Robin.
12pm-4pm, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

Turk Launches
Free boat trips for kids
Free travel for children aged 2 to 11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turks Pier, Thames Side, KT1 1PX at Kingston Bridge behind John Lewis cruising to Turks Pier, Hampton Court next to the Palace gates. The free trip is for a round trip or one way only. If you would like to get off and explore Hampton Court Palace, you will need to buy a ticket for the return trip.
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.15am
No pre-booking required, adult tickets to be purchased on board
Turks Pier by Kingston Bridge

Warrens Bakery
Teddy bear cookie making
Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.
9-10am, 10-11am, booking required. Email wbkingston@alisof.uk to book
Free
Fife Road

Wildwood
Kids eat free
Two kids meals for free with one adult meal purchased. Kids meals include a main meal and a dessert, and excludes a drink.
12-5pm, no booking required
High Street

Upcoming Dates

Thumbs Up It's Thursday returns every Thursday during school holidays and half terms. Here's a list of confirmed dates for 2018. Check back nearer the time for details of all the events and activities taking place.

  • 26 July
  • 2 August
  • 9 August
  • 16 August
  • 23 August
  • 30 August
  • 25 October
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