It’s the final weekend of the Olympic Games, so before the athletes and country houses pack up and head home, here’s where you can have a little fun with the family — and best of all, it’s free of charge.
Mascots and Merriment – Through the end of August between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. get yourself and your kids involved in the Summer Games at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. A team of Games helpers will put you through your paces in some fun, simple, outdoor family activities. Plus, the little ones can check out an exhibit featuring all the Olympic mascots dating back to 1972. Additionally, there are yoga, dance and football workshops for children to sign up for. But please note, you must book in advance. Also, age restrictions apply. For more information, click here.
Yodel-Ay-Eee-Ooo! – Through Aug. 12, we know there’s at least one place where you can take the kids where you don’t have to keep them quiet–courtesy of Austria House. Embrace one of Tirol’s stereotypes and yodel your socks off. Located outside in the Tirolean Alpine Garden is a traditional British red telephone box. Pick up the phone to record your yodel and you’ll be entered for your chance to win a week’s vacation to Mayrhofen in the summer of 2013. Need lessons? take tips from the professional Yodel instructor who will be around to help.
Live and Large: The BT live sites at Hyde Park and Victoria Park are on through the end of the Olympic Games. It a great way to keep the kids entertained, while also making sure Mum and Dad get to watch the Games. No tickets are required for the venues, although there can be queues, so go early. The sites have huge screens, thousands of screaming fans and plenty of activities for the younger set, including bouncy castles, fairground rides and the zipline that Mayor of London Boris Johnson found himself stuck on!