Potted Potter



Harry Potter is coming to London! Whether you’re a fan of the books, the movies, or you’ve never had the pleasure of entering the wizarding world, this seventy minute spectacle is destined to entertain! The entire seven-book series following Harry Potter’s introduction to the world of witches and wizards, his years at school, his journey to discovering why he is the Chosen One, and battle with He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named will be condensed to fit the timeline on stage. There will even be a live game of quidditch for those lucky enough to be sitting near the front of the theatre! This hilarious parody has been received with laughter and celebration wherever it plays.


There are eight shows happening over the course of six days this July. Tickets are purchased through the Budweiser Gardens box office, though the show happens at The Grand Theatre. Tickets are priced between $34.50 and $79.50 depending on the date, time, and seating location.

The show is appropriate for all muggles over the age of six.


March Break 2015


The March Break is finally here! For the vast majority of children and teens, the countdown probably began the first week in January, so let’s make it worth the wait. If you’re leaving our fine city for somewhere warm – enjoy yourself! If you’re sticking around London and your kids aren’t signed up for camps (if you’re scrambling, here is our list), here are some of the highlights of what is going on:


Fleetway is ready to celebrate the March Break all week with bowling from 9:00am to 6:00pm (extended to 2:00am on Friday), the rock wall from 11:00am to 8:00pm (extended to 11:30pm on Friday), and all day fun with glow-golf, billiards, and the Pladium Lite games room.


Westmount has daily fun for the family with the VOCPRI Charity Used Book Sale daily, Salthaven Wildlife Presentations on March 16, 17, and 20th, and The Fossil Guy on March 18 and 19. See the link for times and more information.


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This Weekend in London

weekend February

Don’t let the February Blahs get you down! Get out of the cold and enjoy some of the wonderful things happening in our beautiful city this weekend.


The Bud has plenty of excitement this weekend with the Knights taking on the Oshawa Generals Friday at 7:30pm followed by Nickelback on Saturday night at 8:00pm.


The Grand has a beautiful new play opening on the stage this week. Intimate Apparel is the story of an African American seamstress set in New York City, 1905. Already receiving rave reviews, this is one to see. There are matinees at 2:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday, and an evening performance on Saturday at 8:00pm. Intimate Apparel runs until March 7.


The classic Tennessee Williams play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, is playing on stage at the Palace Theatre from February 20 to 28th. There is an evening performance on Saturday night at 8:00pm and a matinee Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are only $20.00 each, plus fees.


The 32nd annual London Boat Fishing and Outdoor Show is at the Western Fair Agriplex this weekend! The doors open at noon on Friday, closing at 9:00pm. Saturday it is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm, Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and youth, children under 12 are free.



Shrek The Musical


London’s The Grand Theatre is known for putting on sensational holiday show’s every year. Last year’s production of Elf will be hard to top, but they sure are trying by taking on the beloved story of Shrek.

Shrek is based on the 2001 animated film. It tells the tale of a grouchy ogre, his sidekick Donkey, and a cast of hilarious fairy tale characters including a princess, a dragon, a gingerbread man, and, of course, a few bad guys along the way. Your family will fall in love with the musical version of the story they know so well.

Shrek The Musical opens this Wednesday, November 19 and runs until December 28. There are still tickets available HERE or through the Grand Theatre box office. They are selling out though, so don’t wait until too late to purchase yours. Ticket prices range from $29.95 to $79.10.

The Grand Theatre recommends the musical for children 8 and up, based on the length of the play (2.5 hours), but if your children will be okay with sitting for that long, they are welcome.

Are you a Children’s Museum member? You can get tickets to the show this coming Friday, November 21 for 50% off! Email kate@londonchildrensmuseum.ca for the promo code. Do it quickly! There aren’t many tickets left.