27th March – 1st April: London Baby, Toddler, Child, Family Events and Activities

Mar 27, 2012 by

Stars Gym, Battersea (London-baby’s featured sponsor)

Stars Gym, Chelsea and Battersea’s hippest, urban gym for busy but fit families, is offering London-baby readers a wonderful Spring offer: come and try out Stars gym and crèche (9:30-11:30am Monday-Friday) and pay what you like.  Try it out, get fit for Summer, bring your 0-5 year old to the crèche and get your groove back.  Feel free to ring ahead, or just pop in, mention London-baby.com and pay what you like.  The crèche is Ofsted registered and certified, clean, calm and lovely.  Read my review

 Judo Classes Wednesdays 4pm (4-8 years) and 5pm (8+) with prospective Olympians Jonathan Purssey and Alex Farbon.  Further, starting 3rd April, the engaging Carlos Andrade will be teaching Kickboxing on Tuesdays, 4:30 (4-9 years).  Carlos’s class is drop-in, £9 per session, so come along when you like and have fun!!

 Stars Gym Creche Battersea and Chelsea, open 9:30 - 11:30 Monday - Friday


Volunteer with University College London’s Child Vision Lab:


University College London’s Child Vision Lab located in Moorfields  Hospital near Olde Street Underground is working on a new series of studies to help develop therapies for infants and children with vision difficulties.  Read on about the lab …


Just for Babies:

Gate Cinema Big Scream: Tuesday 20th March.  Big Scream.  Come and watch a new-release without booking a sitter or staying up too late.  For carers and infants under 12 months. 

For Babies and Toddlers:

NCT Westminster’s Pimlico Mums Bumps and Babies group had a sneak preview into this seasons BBC Apprentice. Karren Brady and Lord Sugars new female hopefuls came to film in Pimlico at the Big Monthly coffee morning held in Grosvenor Hall on Vincent Street on the 6th October. They pitched ideas to local parents and the filming will be aired on Wednesday 28th March at 21.00 Team Sterling proposed new gadgets for the bathroom that didn’t wash with all of the mums, and the babies, well they just carried on playing…


This months big coffee meet-up is this Thursday 29th March from 10am till 12.00

We’ve a special Easter Themed Big Thursday Coffee Morning. With Easter goodies AND A BEST EASTER BONNET/COSTUME COMPETITION
Come along to Grosvenor Hall, Vincent St, SW1P 4HB. From 10.00 – 12.00am.
As well as lots of Easter themed craft activities there will be an Usborne bookseller on hand, if you want to pick up a little Easter gift for your little ones.We’ll have soft play for the little ones. Ride ons for the toddlers and a singing circle with the Early Years Professional from Marsham Street Children’s Centre. There’s also the playground outside with swings and slides, climbing frames and rides. pimlicomums@hotmail.com
Grosvenor Hall, Vincent Street, London, SW1P 4EP. (Next to the grey and white checker board blocks of flats at the Marsham Street end of Vincent Street).


For Babies, Toddlers and Bigger Kids:


Culture Kids Music Class: Chelsea, Marylebone and Hampstead

Come along for the most amazing, dynamic, invigorating, multi-sensory, multi-instrumented music class.  There is not scrum for the chimes, every single kid gets a chime, ladybird game, sunglasses, gorgeous set of fairy wings, caterpillar costume … there are literally scores of props that come out with each song.  I cannot describe how well thought out and fun this class is for all, you really do need to come along, bring your friends and see for yourself.  Check the schedule for times and prices and age groups, but from babies-big kids: Mondays the classes are on in Kensington and Marylebone; Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Hampstead. 

 Waterloo East Theatre, Monty and Mirabella – The Little Things.  Join Monty and Mirabella in an interactive family theatre event for the entire family, all ages.  Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th March at 11am.  Sunday 31st at 1pm.  Tickets £9 each, family ticket £30.  All ages http://www.waterlooeast.co.uk/monty&mirrabellas.html

 For Bigger Kids:


The Wallace Collection: Little Draw.  Sunday 1st April, 1:30 – 4:30pm Head over to Marylebone this Sunday, go to the shops, to Regents Park, the farmer’s market and pop in for a free, all ages drawing workshop.  http://www.wallacecollection.org/collections/event/4122


Saatchi Gallery Family Art Workshop: A Bag Full of ArtSunday 1st April, 10:30, noon, 3:00 and 4:00pm.  Explore the exhibition highlights through family oriented tours that incorporate interactive conversations and drawing activities.  read on

To book contact Valeria: familyartworkshops@gmail.com

 Kids Club, Saturdays at Gate Picturehouse: Come see the first screening of Hugo in Gate Picturehouse where Mr. Scorsese himself filmed one of the scenes.  Fabulous movie for young and old alike.  From 10am they have activities, then watch the flick at 10:30.  £4 to join the Kids Club, but then tickets are £1 after, popcorn and juice for the kids £2.  Read more about the day out here.


For the Family


Spitafields City Farm Eco-Chic Family Outdoor MarketSundays from 10am – 6pm, family-friendly market day celebrating locally sourced food, craft, art and fashion.  Very close to Brick Lane, so you can have a fabulous day taking in some of the very best of what London has on offer. 


Southbank Chocolate Festival: Friday 30th March – Sunday1st April.  The kids will be offered loads of mass-produced chocolate over the coming weeks, but come and explore the healthy side of chocolate at The Chocolate Festival.  Learn and sample from some of the UK’s leading artesian chocolate venders and then have a good play around the Southbank 

I will send out an update Sunday evening detailing all the museum and other events going on this week, in case you are in London for the school holidays.

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  1. Great post…will definitely find an event for the kids here.


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