2024 promises unmissable events and exhibitions across Britain to mark on the calendar for all the family. Get ahead of the booking queues to avoid disappointment…
Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition
Step into the whimsical world of the offbeat film director at this South Kensington exhibition. Weave through themed rooms, from Classic Façades – highlighting iconic building fronts – to Hotels/Motels, showcasing the most luxurious places to stay. Watch out for the London Room, which pays tribute to the capital.
Open now, awaexhibition.com
2. Blenheim Palace Food Festival
Perfect for foodies, the highly anticipated 3-day festival (25th- 27th May) takes place a short drive from London in the majestic Blenheim Palace. Go on a gastronomic adventure with Michelin-starred chefs, artisan food and drink producers and renowned culinary institutions with live demos, workshops and Q&As. A perfect family day out, and a chance to seek culinary inspiration.
Tickets are priced at £22.50 and available from blenheimpalace
3. Horizon of Khufu
Get lost in the world of Ancient Egypt this half term with a unique VR expedition. Designed to be as accurate as possible, following years of research and the participation of Peter Der Manuelian, Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University, this virtual journey takes place at Westfield Stratford City.
Book now, horizonkheops.com
4. Balloon Museum
In the historic Old Billingsgate, the Balloon Museum is open now until the 18th February. After successful exhibitions in cities such as New York, Paris and Rome, that welcomed over 3 million visitors, Londoners will have a chance to visit this captivating exhibition. The UK group exhibition, EmotionAir: Art you can feel, will feature twenty internationally acclaimed artists, including Cyril Lancelin, Miranda Makaroff, Sila Sveta, & Lucas Zanotto.
Tickets start from £32 and are available to book via balloonmuseum.world/lp-london/
5. Imagine Children’s Festival (Southbank Centre)
In its 22nd year, Imagine Children’s Festival is the UK’s leading arts festival for children aged up to 11 and their families. Featuring storytelling events from writers, speakers, poets and more, including Michael Rosen, let your child’s imagination run wild this half term. Check online for full listings.
Dates: 7-17 February, southbankcentre.co.uk