London Baby, Toddler, Child and Family Events for Wednesday 7th – Tuesday 13th March
London Bus Checker Smartphone App:
No need to wait around for a bus again; download the London Bus Checker Smartphone app for your iphone or Android for a mere £1.99. Real-time updates from busses en route, easily downloadable route maps with stops indicated on street maps … read my review, or download from itunes here
Just for Babies:
Gate Cinema: Tuesday 13th March. Big Scream. Come and see Trishna this Tuesday without the crowds, hassle or need to pay a sitter. Doors open at 10am, movie begins at 10:30, free coffee and pastries http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Gate_Picturehouse/Whats_On/Clubs_Groups/
For Toddlers and Babies
Classical Babies: Wednesdays, 11:00am, Belisize Park, Interchange Studios. This week soloist April Frederick will be performing, technically masterful and fabulously emotional, she also explains the works giving interesting details and insights for adults and children. £10 per family for a delightful classical concert that is completely baby and toddler friendly, the perfect mid-week bit of brain candy read more about the fabulous bit of motherhood: My review.
Monday 12th March, St. Columba’s Church, Knightsbridge, 10:30am.
Classics with my Baby:
Classics with my Baby: Critically acclaimed classical concert series for mums and tots, specifically designed for mums and children (0-5 years) to enjoy together. Tickets: Adults £10, children FREE (special offers on website) Eat cake and mingle from 10:00am and concert begins at 10:30am. This concert is “brought to you by the Letter P … “, and includes pieces by Paganini, Prokofiev, and Piazzolla. Guest artist of the month is the award winning classical accordionist Milos Milivojevic who has played in the presence of princesses and garnered rave reviews worldwide .
Wednesday 7th March, Christ Church, Chelsea (just off the King’s Road)
Thursday 8th March, Hampstead Free Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb
Friday 9th March, St. Mary Magdalen Church, Borough
The Forge, Children’s Music Workshop, Saturday 10th March 11 – 11:45, ages 1-4, £5 per child, adults free. Introduce your children to music with an expertly run, age appropriate and fun workshop for very young children and carers. As a bonus, for children who have settled into the workshop, parents can wander off and have brunch or coffee while keeping an eye on their littlies. http://www.forgevenue.org/whats-on/eventdetails/10-mar-12-childrens-music-workshop-ages-14yrs-the-forge/
Pimlico Toy Library
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 10.00-12.00 & 1.00-3.00 Pimlico Toy Library – play sessions
Pimlico Toy Library is a fantastic place to go, but also a great local charity helping families out who struggle with many different issues. They have been going for over 25 years but now face possible closure in March 2012 due to local government funding cuts.
So it’s vital that they get more members (annual membership is just £12) to avoid closure.
Easily accessed by the 360 and 24 bus, and a short walk from Pimlico Tube, the Pimlico
They only have 50 more days on the Crowdfund website so its really important that we let you/ your relatives/ your bosses/ your shop keeper and anyone else you can think of, know that if they would like to donate money to the Pimlico Toy Library they need to do it now Please. www.cowdfundsw1.com
Pimlico Toy Library, 133a Lupus Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V SEN. Tel/Fax 020 78343356. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Bigger Kids:
Wigmore Hall, Sing a Story Family Concert: Saturday 10th March For children ages 3-7, come and take part in a exploration of classic stories with song. Adults £7, Children £5, tickets still available http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/productions/sing-a-story-family-concert-29153
Wallace Collection, Little Draw, 1:30-4:30, Sunday 1th March. Join artist Anna Saunders for an interactive drawing workshop. Free, all ages http://www.wallacecollection.org/collections/event/4078
The Forge, Children’s Music Workshop, Saturday 10th March 11 – 11:45, ages 5-8, £5 per child, adults free. Introduce your children to music with an expertly run, age appropriate and fun workshop for very young children and carers. As a bonus, for children who have settled into the workshop, parents can wander off and have brunch or coffee while keeping an eye on their littlies. http://www.forgevenue.org/whats-on/eventdetails/10-mar-12-childrens-music-workshop-ages-58yrs-the-forge/
Saatchi Gallery Family Art Workshop: A Bag Full of Art. Sunday 11th March, 10:30, noon, 3:00 and 4:00pm. Explore the exhibition highlights through family oriented tours that incorporate interactive conversations and drawing activities. The tour begins with the opening of a bag that contains media used by artists in Gesamkunstwerk. Children will have the opportunity to touch, experience and interact with the materials. Ages 4-12, younger siblings welcome, £3.00 per child. Book required valeria@email@example.com www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/a_bag_full_of_art.htm
Kids Club, Saturdays at Gate Picturehouse: Johnny English Reborn, PG
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
Grant Museum of Zoology, Fossil Forge: Saturday 10th March, 11am-4pm, Come and take part in digging for fossils in a free, hands on, family exhibit dedicated to introducing children to fossil hunting. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/zoology/whats-on
The Forge, Keys and Coffee Concert Series, Sunday 11th March, 11am-noon: Bring the family to the Forge for coffee and concert, or book Sunday roast after the show. A luxurious way to spend a Sunday morning in the baby-friendly café enjoying your coffee accompanied by the Ellipsis Quintet. £8 adults (includes tea and/or coffee), £3 children http://www.forgevenue.org/whats-on/eventdetails/11-mar-12-keys-and-coffee-concert-series-the-forge/Tweet