LolliBop Festival for Kids
Regent’s Park, 5-7 August 2011
Get involved in a whole day of fun with the children at the 2nd LolliBop festival in Regent’s Park. The festival is all about interactivity and, as well as enjoying themselves, kids will develop their social skills, creativity and imagination. This year Rastamouse, Charlie & Lola and Zingzillas will all be appearing to entertain the little ones. Lots of festivals have a kids’ area but LolliBop is designed entirely for children under 10 and their families. For more information contact Jen Higgins on 07837 817499 /

Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship London
Hyde Park, 6-7 August 2011
See the world’s best triathletes battle it out at Hyde Park and test themselves on the 2012 Olympic Triathlon Course. Thousands of amateur triathletes will also get the chance to race in the same place and savour the atmosphere of the venue. For more information contact Caroline Searle on 01225 443998 /

London Hosts the World Badminton Championships
Wembley Arena, 8-14 August 2011
The world’s best badminton players will fight for the chance to be crowned World Champions at an incredibly high profile seven-day tournament in London. Tickets to see the World Badminton Championships are selling fast. For more information contact William Kings on

Vans Downtown Showtown
Old Spitalfields Market, 20 August 2011
Twelve of the best skateboarding teams will take part in a contest renowned to test skill, flare and creativity. The event will take place, in Old Spitalfields Market, on special customised ramps, which are designed by the Teams themselves. The Showdown has been running globally for the last six years and continues to lead the way for future skate contests.

Jolly Day Out
Hampton Court Green, 26-29 August 2011
Jolly Day Out provides an eclectic array of Summer Festival fun, top bands, award-winning kids’ shows with unexpected pleasures hidden around every corner. There will be live shows in the theatre every day, storytelling and hands-on interactive demos from the Science Museum.  Children can recreate the excitement of a Royal Tournament in Henry the Apes Arena, learn circus skills in the Big Top, make arts & crafts, have their faces painted or jump on the funfair rides. There will also be a delightful market packed with arts & crafts, gifts & jewellery as well as homemade treats. For more information contact Anna Hope on 07867 500 502 /

Notting Hill Carnival
Various venues, 28-29 August 2011
Watch the streets of West London come alive on Bank Holiday weekend as London celebrates Europe’s biggest street festival – the Notting Hill Carnival. With a Caribbean theme that sees West London packed with steel bands, Calypso music and tempting food stalls, the Notting Hill Carnival is a huge party. Partygoers can expect a sea of colour as amazing floats and costumed performers wind their way through the streets of London. First held in 1964 as an offshoot of the Trinidad Carnival, the Notting Hill Carnival has remained true to its Caribbean roots, bringing a spirit of diversity to London and attracting hundreds of thousands to the capital.