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Prince George took a trip to the Sensational Butterflies at the National History Museum just before his first brithday. Why not take your little princes and princesses there? (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

11 quirky summer holiday activities for kids in London

It’s lovely to have the kids home for the summer, but keeping them occupied for six weeks can be tricky. That’s why London24 has got a big list of ideas to keep those little hands busy! Whether they love getting lost in a book, getting messy, or getting outside, you’ll find something fun to do here.

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Students from Eastlea Community School experienced the legacy of the Olympics when they went whitewater rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Canning Town students experience Olympics legacy with whitewater rafting in Lee Valley

Students from Newham had a taste of the legacy of Olympics when they braved the rapids at Lee Valley White Water Centre, the world class venue that hosted the London 2012 Canoe Slalom event.

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Dancer Ann Marie Campbell (left) dances with reporter Sophie Morton

Carnival comes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be taken over by carnival spirit on Sunday, with samba dancers showing off their skills to the crowd.

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Olympicopolis competition launched. Picture: Press Association.

International competition to create ‘Olympicopolis’ campus in Olympic Park launched

An international design competition has been launched in the search for designers to help create a new “world class” cultural and educational quarter in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Mila Falls

Great British Carnival singer Mila Falls on her early shyness and supporting Ringo Starr

Despite her flair for flamboyant outfits, singer Mila Falls’ start in the music industry was far from explosive.

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Peter Waterfield at the Orbit with school kids

Bow school children enjoy free healthy breakfast at Orbit

Local school kids enjoyed a free healthy breakfast at top heights of 115 metres at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last week.

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Former Team GB athelete Iwan Thomas at Lee Valley Velodrome for sports charity Spogo

Former world champion runner Iwan Thomas takes on Olympic Velodrome for charity

Former World Champion runner Iwan Thomas MBE switched his spikes for a bike on behalf of a charity encouraging young people into sport.

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Sir Chris Hoy with his two gold medals from London 2012 (pic: PA/Tim Ireland)

Sir Chris Hoy to start off Olympic Park anniversary runners

Sir Chris Hoy will start 5,000 runners off on a five-mile course through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this Sunday.

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Pupils from Eastlea Comprehensive School, Newham

Young poets compete in Stratford world cup

If you thought there was only one world cup final this month, think again.

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Rokeby School visits London’s top attractions

Pupils at Rokeby School ventured to London’s top tourist attractions.

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The Opening of Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in Stratford.

Video: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre opens to public

Hockey and tennis have a new home in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the launch of the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

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Alieu Gardo, 4, looks nervoulsly over the

Is this world’s highest diving board at Olympic Park?

Watch your step, unless you want to fall off the edge of a diving board that would make even Tom Daley’s stomach churn.

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Stratford PC saddling up to raise money for hospice charity

A Newham police officer is getting on his bike to raise money for a hospice charity in memory of his parents.

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Prince George with his mother the Duchess of Cambridge. Picture: Chirs Jackson/PAWire

Named George or Georgina? Claim your royal prize at Olympic Park’s orbit

It’s not only Prince George who will be getting a present on his birthday – his namesakes will too.

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Models Katerina Robinson and Shadi Pararin with a F1 racing car at the first ever F1 Fanzone in London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

Video: Fans enjoy Formula One experience at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Formula One fans not lucky enough to get to Silverstone for Lewis Hamilton’s British Grand Prix victory had the next best experience in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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The cinema at Roof East

Review: Roof East, Stratford

The rooftop of the Stratford Centre’s multi-storey has been transformed into an impressive urban hangout with the arrival of Roof East.

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Cyclists in the Tour de France going through Stratford High Street

Tour de France: Crowds holding breath rewarded by witnessing slice of history

Thousands of committed cycling fans joined lucky residents and shoppers to pack the streets of Newham and watch a slice of history in the making as the world’s elite riders arrived in the borough.

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Crowds cheer as cyclists competing in the Tour de France pass through Parliament Square (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Thousands line London streets as Tour de France races through the city

Tens of thousands of Londoners lined the streets of the capital to see the world’s largest cycle race weave through the city as the third stage of the Tour de France finished with a sprint along The Mall.

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Members of the public watch the Tour de France on a huge screen in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Photo: David Mirzoeff

Holiday atmosphere as Stratford gears up for theTour de France

Excitement is mounting among crowds of racing fans as they wait for the third leg of the Tour de France to kick off.

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Britain’s best hockey players to face off at Olympic Park this week

Britain’s best field hockey players will be clashing sticks at the newly opened Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

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One of the best places to watch the Tour de France in Newham is behind Westfield Stratford City, overlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Tour de France 2014- the race arrives in Newham

A staggering 12 million people watch the Tour roadside in all its stages in any given year.

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Sir Robin Wales

Mayor predicts Tour de France fever set to grip Newham

Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales has encouraged residents to give a warm welcome to the Tour de France when the world’s greatest cycle race arrives in the borough on Monday.

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Team Sky's Chris Froome, of Great Britain, in the centre of the peloton as it makes its way along the Champs Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris last year.

Tour de France: Countdown to the greatest race in the world

With the official beginning of the Tour de France 2014 due to start in Yorkshire tomorrow, physical preparations for its arrival in the capital are already underway.

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Brit Bradely Wiggins donned the covetted winner's yellow jersey in the 2012 Tour de France  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Guide to the Tour de France in London- road closures and best places to watch

Get ready for the world’s biggest annual sporting event to hit London! On Monday morning, the Tour de France will leave Cambridge and storm into the capital.

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David Goldstone appointed new chief executive of LLDC to take over in September. Picture: Press Association.

New Olympic legacy boss David Goldstone appointed

David Goldstone CBE has been named as the new boss in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic legacy.

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The officer was summonsed to Westminster Magistrates' Court

Newham police officer receives court summons for misconduct

A Newham police officer has been summonsed to appear at court charged with misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.

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The Mayor's Newham Show parade passes East Ham Town Hall.
Photo: David Mirzoeff

Pictures: The Mayor’s Newham Show 2014

The dazzling colours and vibrant sounds of a Brazilian carnival captivated the thousands who enjoyed this year’s record-breaking Mayor’s Newham Show.

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Opinion See all

Data Retention Bill... counter terrorism or state snoopers' charter?

BIG DEBATE: Emergency powers to fight terrorism—or a snooping charter?

Emergency powers for State surveillance on our phones and emails abroad in the war on terrorism have passed the Commons stage after a European Court ruling made EU-wide retention of data invalid. Critics say the “State Snoppers’ Charter” rushed through in a day was abuse of Parliament. Home Office Minister Norman Baker insists it doesn’t take away our Human Rights. But liberty groups like Big Brother Watch believe the promised “safeguards” to protect our privacy aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.

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Features See all

Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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