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Looking to entertain the kids during the summer holidays?

Thumbs Up It’s Thursday returns on 25 July for six weeks with a range of fun activities and offers, just for kids, every Thursday of the summer holidays! 

All Saints Church

All activities take place from 11.30am to 2.30pm, and no booking is required.
Accompanied children only.
Small charge of between 50p to £2.50 per craft activity.
> Market Place

25 July
Marvellous Music

Take inspiration from the musical traditions at All Saints Church and create your own marvellous musical instruments! Craft activities include making and decorating wooden tambourines, maracas and hand-drums.

1 August
Kings and Queens
Did you know the first King of England was crowned on the site of All Saints Church? Come and make your own creations fit for royalty, including colouring in castles, creating crowns and decorating swords!

8 August
Travel in Kingston

Make your own travel-themed crafts inspired by Kingston’s past. Activities include keyrings, scratch art, and making wooden boats and gliders.

15 August
Terrific Treasure!

Discover the rare medieval tiles discovered during the recent renovation of All Saints Church! Take inspiration to make your own marvellous mosaics and create mini wooden treasure chests to keep treasured items in.

22 August
Amazing animals

Create your own array of animal-themed crafts, from making bee head boppers to decorating spiral snakes and dragons eggs.

29 August
Craft Extravaganza

Enjoy the highlights of craft activities from the summer – from decorating crowns to making musical instruments.

Apple

Today@Apple Sessions for Families
Free fun, creative and educational sessions. Booking required for all sessions, visit www.apple.com/uk/today/bentallcentre to book.
Free
> Bentall Centre

15 August
1.45-2.45pm: Photo Lab for Kids: Fun Family Portraits
3-4pm: Coding Lab for Kids: Sphero Robot Obstacle Challenge
4.15-5.15pm: Video Lab for Kids: Making a Movie Trailer

22 August
1.45-2.45pm: Art Lab for Kids: Make your own Emoji
3-4pm: Coding Lab for Kids: Sphero Robot Obstacle Challenge
4.30-5.30pm: Music Lab for Kids: Making a Theme Song

29 August
2-3pm: Video Lab for Kids: Making a Movie Trailer
3.45-4.45pm: Art Lab for Kids: Make your own Emoji
5-6pm: Coding Lab for Kids: Sphero Robot Obstacle Challenge

Bill’s

Kids eat free
Kids get a kids’ main for free when there’s a minimum of two adults buying a main course. Maximum of one free kids’ meal for every adult dining. Valid on Thumbs Up It’s Thursday dates only.
Available all day.
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August, no booking required
> Riverside Walk

Busaba Eathai

Kids eat free
Kids can enjoy a free Busaba Kids Meal with every dining adult ordering a main meal from the Busaba main menu between 12 and 6pm. Come and join Busaba’s managers Sandra and Gavin, Head Chef Marie and the team for a delicious Thai dining experience. T&Cs apply.
Available all day, no booking required
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Riverside Walk

Byron

Kids eat for 25p!
Get a kid’s burger for 25p with every grown-up buying a burger. This 25p will provide a school meal to a child living in poverty, in partnership with One Feeds Two®.
Available all day, no booking required
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> High Street

Carluccio’s Bentalls

Kids eat free
Get one kids meal for free from the kids menu when you order one adult’s main course. Available for kids up to 12 years.
12-8pm, no booking required
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Bentall Centre

Eden Walk

Storybook Summer at Eden Walk
Once upon a time at Eden Walk there was a glorious celebration of fantastical fiction. This summer join Eden Walk on a literary adventure of famous children’s authors - with a different one each week you’re sure to find your favourite. Spellbinding stories, colourful characters and puzzling plots all burst forth from the pages using an assortment of free activities including workshops, storytelling, face-painting, and giveaways (while stocks last)!

Be inspired this summer: for full details visit www.edenwalkshopping.co.uk.
12-4pm, with storytelling at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. No booking required.
Free
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Fun Learning

Art and Craft
Cool art and craft projects that involve imagination, creativity, hand-eye coordination and logical thinking skills.
11am-3pm, no booking required.
Free
Dates: 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Bentall Centre

Giggling Squid

Kids eat free
Get a ‘little tapas meal’ free when an adult orders a main meal, one child per paying adult.

Available 12-5pm, no booking required. Just mention ‘Thumbs up its Thursday’!
Dates: 15, 22 and 29 August
> High Street

Haché Riverside Social

Kids eat free
One child eats free from the Haché Kids’ menu when accompanied by a fullpaying adult. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Just quote ‘Thumbs up it’s Thursday’ to claim.
Available all day, no booking required.
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Riverside Walk

Hema

Arts & Crafts for Kids
Enjoy fun arts and crafts at HEMA.
Available 12-2pm, no booking required.
Free
Dates: 1, 15 and 29 August
> Clarence Street

John Lewis

Storytelling
Come and enjoy some magical and fun story telling for all ages.
11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm, no booking required.
Free
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> John Lewis, 3rd Floor Nursery Department

Kingston Library

All activities take place in drop in sessions from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Craft £1.50 per child.
> Fairfield Road

25 July
Reading Rockets

Launch into summer by making your own cosmic Reading Rocket. Then sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, tackle the weekly treasure hunt and borrow some great books to take home.

1 August
Star Hero Hand Puppets

Sew you own Star Hero hand puppet. Then sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, tackle the weekly treasure hunt and borrow some great books to take home.

8 August
Paper Bag People Puppets

Create your own Astronaut Paper Bag Puppet. Then sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, tackle the weekly treasure hunt and borrow some great books to take home.

15 August
Alien Underpants
Design some Amazing Alien Underpants! Then sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, tackle the weekly treasure hunt and borrow some great books to take home.

Kingston Museum

WW2-inspired Craft Session
Join us for a creative craft session inspired by 1940s life and playtime, and our current photography exhibition ‘Living and Remembering WW2’.
Available 2-4pm, no booking required.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Age 3+.
Free
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Wheatfield Way

Las Iguanas

Kids eat free
Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños main and dessert from the kids menu. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests. T&Cs apply, offer only available on Thumbs Up It’s Thursday dates in Las Iguanas Kingston.
Available all day, no booking required.
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> High Street

Lebanon Restaurant & Tapas Bar

Kids eat free
Get one main for free from the kids’ menu when you order one adult main course from the a la carte menu. Age 10 and under.
Available all day, no booking required.
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Eden Street

Maison du Mezze

Kids eat free
Choose any dish from Maison du Mezze's children's menu, when ordering a main meal, and they'll give it to you for free! 

One free meal per child from the children's menu (food only) with any main meal ordered. Available for children up to 12 years old. Click here for full T&Cs. 
Available all day, no booking required.
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Bentall Centre

Molton Brown

Mother and Daughter Pamper
Enjoy a signature hand and arm massage for mothers and daughters, and a complimentary refreshment. Also receive a goody bag with any purchase. 
Available all day, booking required. Call 020 8541 4223 to book. 
Dates: 8, 15 and 22 August
> Church Street

Preto

Kids eat free
Come and enjoy a Brazilian feast at Preto Kingston. The little ones will get to enjoy the same experience as the grown ups; watch their faces light up as the passadors serve their favourite meats. Please note this offer excludes drinks or desserts, and Cover Charge will be added to the bill on the pre-discount prices. Available for children up to 10 years old. Maximum of one child for full paying adult rodizio. Cannot be accepted in conjunction with any other offer.
Available after 4pm, no booking required.
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> High Street

Restaurant on 3

Booking required for some events. To book, please  email reston3booking@massarella.co.uk or call 020 8549 5261. 
> Bentall Centre

25 July
Meet the Beekeepers

Come and meet the beekepers from 11am-3pm, and enjoy story telling at 11.30am and 2.30pm

1 August 
Plant Pots

Paint your own plant pot! £5 per child, booking required. Sessions at 2.30pm and 4pm. All bookings receive 20% off to use in the Restaurant. 

8 August 
Cupcake Decorating

Decorate your own cupcake and enjoy a tasty lunch. £6.50, including one kids lunch. 

15 August
Make Your Own Pizza

Come and make your own pizza at Restaurant on 3. £6.50, which includes a drink, snack and crisps. Booking required. 

22 August
Meet the Beekeepers

Come and meet the beekepers from 11am-3pm, and enjoy story telling at 11.30am and 2.30pm

29 August
Plant Pots

Paint your own plant pot! £5 per child, booking required. Sessions at 2.30pm and 4pm. All bookings receive 20% off to use in the Restaurant. 

T2

T2 Summer Tea School
Learn all about different tea blends with the experts at T2’s tea school – try delicious types of caffeine-free tea, learn how to brew your own blends and all about the tools you’ll need to create the perfect beverage. From fruity iced-teas, delicious dessert themed brews and other delicious  ecipes, the team will show you how to make tasty tea-based beverages at home. Each session lasts 30 minutes, and you’ll get to sample their delicious tea varieties.
12pm, 1pm and 2pm, no booking required. Just turn up at T2 Tea at one of the three class times.
Free
> Clarence Street

25 July
Ice Tea School

1 August
Delicious Dessert Teas

8 August
T2 Famous Tea Recipes

15 August
Ice Tea School

22 August
Delicious Dessert Teas

29 August
T2 Famous Tea Recipes

The Entertainer

Demo toys for little customers
Visit The Entertainer and ask for their demo toys for a free demonstration.
Available all day, no booking required.
Free
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Bentall Centre

The Rotunda

All activities take place between 12pm and 4pm, and no booking is required.
All events are free.
> Clarence Street

25 July
Kingston Kids - Adventures with Dora the Explorer
Join The Rotunda for a day of adventure trails, competitions and arts and crafts. They’ll be welcoming Dora the Explorer at intervals throughout the day. It’s the perfect, free, way to start the school holidays!

1 August
Kingston Kids - Once Upon A Story

Drop in and enjoy The Rotunda’s free story telling sessions. Enjoy the comfy seating area, arts and crafts and giveaways. Plus, they will be giving something back to the community with a Book Swap Shop.

8 August
Kingston Kids - The Lion King

It’s the film we’ve all been waiting for! This week The Rotunda will be hosting competitions to win tickets for the family. Plus, enjoy their free interactive crafts station.

15 August
Kingston Kids - A Festival of Colour

From giant colouring boards to face painters, this week is all things “colour” at Rotunda. Join them to celebrate colour and raise money for local charities.

22 August
Kingston Kids - Angry Birds

In need of something to entertain the kids? Try The Rotunda’s free catapult zone! Test your Angry Bird skills and decorate bird boxes for local schools, community groups and to take home.

29 August
Kingston Kids - Jurassic Park
Roawr! You won’t want to miss The Rotunda’s final free event of the summer. They will be welcoming a 3m animatronic dinosaur to site! Plus enjoy some lastminute crafts to celebrate the end of summer.

Turk Launches

Free boat trips for kids
Free travel for children 2 to 11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turk’s Pier, Thames Side, KT1 1PX at Kingston Bridge behind John Lewis cruising to Turk’s Pier, Hampton Court next to the Palace gates. The free trip is for a round trip or oneway 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 booking required. Adult tickets to be purchased on board.
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Turk’s Pier by Kingston Bridge

Vorwerk

For timings and details on how to book, check back soon.
All events are free, but booking is required.
> Bentall Centre

25 July
Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Come down to Vorwerk for a teddy bears’ picnic! Everyone who books online will get a little food box.
> Book your place

8 August
Playdough, Ice Cream & Balloon Modelling

Summer fun with playdough and ice cream. Plus, be wowed by Vorwerk’s balloon modeller!
> Book your place

22 August
Biscuit Icing

Decorate your own tasty biscuits with icing.
> Book your place

Warrens Bakery

Teddy bear cookie-making
Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.
9-11am, no booking required.
£1.
Dates: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August
> Fife Road

Upcoming Dates

Thumbs Up It's Thursday returns every Thursday during school holidays and half terms. Upcoming dates for 2019:

Summer Holidays: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 2019

October Half Term: 31 October 2019

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