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Looking for fun and educational entertainment for your kids? This summer holiday, the ever popular Thumbs Up It’s Thursday returns to Kingston town centre every Thursday with a range of fun activities from face painting and craft sessions to cupcake decorating and kids eat free offers.

 

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.
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!

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

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

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

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

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

FUN LEARNING

Bentall Centre
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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

RESTAURANT ON 3

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

8 August
Cupcake Decorating

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

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

8 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

THE ROTUNDA

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

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.

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

VORWERK

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

8 August
Playdough, Ice Cream & Balloon Modelling

Summer fun with playdough and ice cream. Plus, be wowed by Vorwerk’s balloon modeller!
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22 August
Biscuit Icing

Decorate your own tasty biscuits with icing.

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