Bees, Workshops and a Giant Sandpit at Covent Garden This Summer

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Urban Farming

Covent Garden is the place to be today, with a jam-packed schedule of exciting events from talks on Urban Beekeeping, to grow-your-own workshops, at The Covent Garden Real Food Market.

Speakers’ Corner (the series of free, weekly talks and demonstrations for London’s foodie community) will feature two of the UK’s leading experts in Urban Beekeeping and Urban Allotments:

  • Thursday at 1pm: Beekeeping advice, honey & beeswax workshops with The Hive Honey Shop
  • Thursday at 6pm: Urban Farming talks and demonstrations with Capital Growth

If you can’t make it today, there’ll be more talks and demonstrations on Thursday 20 August at the same times.

Don’t forget, if you’re struggling to entertain the kids this holiday, Covent Garden is running The Kids Are Alright summer promotion until Sunday 23 August. This massive free event includes juggling and puppet workshops, cupcake decorating classes, and even a giant sandpit.

The Kids Are Alright also sees great offers on toys and family dining from some of the area’s leading shops and restaurants, including complimentary kids meals from top Covent Garden restaurants, free Disney goodies and the chance to win a Build-A-Bear Workshop party.


  1. Marilyn Maclachlan says:

    Hi there I’m bringing my grandchildren, aged 12 and 10 from South Africa to visit London. We arrive on 19 September 2009. Are any of these special attractions still going then? thanks Kind regards

    • Hi Marilyn,

      Thanks for your comment. During your stay in London, you will be able to visit The Covent Garden Real Food Market (every Thursday from 12pm), where Covent Garden will have urban farming demonstrations and a stall hosted exclusively by Capital Growth – where they will be selling produce from “Growing Spaces” around London – a collective of the finest fresh fruit and veg growers who source their produce from Central London vegetable plots. There will also be free fashion events in Covent Garden taking place around that date, please check closer to the date of your arrival for more information, or don’t hesitate to post another comment prior to your departure, so that we might be able to help you. Don’t forget there is also a host of free entertainment from the Covent Garden street performers live on the Piazza, everyday.

      Thank you and have a safe trip!

      The Covent Garden Team

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Marilyn

      Don’t forget to check out our Family page for lots more ideas for kids in London.