Children: what to do this weekend in London and beyond

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Meet Barbie

Daisy and Tom,181 King's Road, London SW3 (0171-352 5000) today 1pm-4pm, free

Children can meet the anatomically challenged doll in real life, get her autograph and have a photo taken with her. The children's store is also running a free Chinese New Year workshop today and tomorrow at 11.30am.

Super Sleuth Quiz

Tower Bridge, London SE1 (0171-403 3761) today and tomorrow 9.30am-4.45pm, adults pounds 5.95, children pounds 3.95

This famous landmark is running a special mystery quiz for half-term. Pick up a form at the Admission Office and then the kids can race around doing their Sherlock Holmes bit.

Patches, Peglegs and Parrots

National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 (0181-858 4422) tomorrow 11.30am-1pm and 2pm-3.30pm, adults pounds 5, children pounds 2.50

Designing a pirate flag and dressing up as a pirate are two of the activities on offer at these workshops. Tickets include entry to the Queen's House and the Observatory.

Nikki Spencer

Hare Today and Gone Tomorrow

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Church Street, Brighton (01273 290900) today 2pm-4pm, pounds 2.50 per child

This celebration of the arrival of the Chinese New Year of the Hare will include art and craft activities, as well as a trail around the galleries. Places are limited, so booking is advisable.

Love a Lamb

Foredown Tower, Foredown Road, Portslade, Brighton (01273 292092) tomorrow 11am-4pm, free

Annie the sheep is paying a visit to this combined nature and astronomy centre. You can meet Annie and her lambs and find out about their life on the Downs from her shepherd. Also, check out the camera obscura in the Edwardian watertower.

Mammoth Family Quiz

Drusilla's Park, Alfriston, East Sussex (01323 870656) today and tomorrow, 10am-4pm, adults pounds 5.25, children pounds 4.25

Where do lemurs come from? Who are Disney's famous mice? These questions are part of the quiz, which runs throughout half-term. If your family gets 80 per cent of the answers right, you get a certificate. NS

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