Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th April London Baby, Toddler, Child, Family Events and Activities
Stars Gym and Creche, Chelsea and Battersea’s newest gym 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
Make a Play Date that Helps …
University College London’s Child Vision Lab at Moorfields Hospital needs mums and children to come in for a hour or so to aid studies aiming to help children with vision impairments. Read on about the day and do consider volunteering …
The Kensington & Chelsea NCT branch are holding a Spring Nearly New Sale on Saturday 12 May 2012, 11.15am to 1pm. Early entry at 11am is open to all NCT members (upon display of NCT membership card). For our Spring Sale we will have more rooms, more sellers, more refreshments and fabulous goody bags! We can’t wait to see you there. Entry will be ticketed at £2 per person and is open to both NCT members and non-members. The first 100 customers will receive a free goody bag.
Interested in selling your unwanted baby/children’s clothing, toys, equipment and furniture? Why not book a table at our Sale – simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest. Please note: cash sales only. Contact: email@example.com or 0844 243 0007. http://www.facebook.com/KensingtonAndChelseaNCT
Pimlico Academy Free School Proposal: It’s very important that you read and participate in the discussion about the proposal for a Free School to be built on the Pimlico Academy campus. Read about the proposal here and do take the time to register your favour or concerns on this survey. This directly impacts families in Pimlico and beyond as the free schools and academy programs are rapidly expanding around England.
Just for Babies:
Gate Picture House Notting Hill: Big Scream. Come and enjoy a vintage theatre’s screening of Marley with your infant. Great chance to see current cinema without having to shell out for a sitter. Nappy changing set up, dim lights so you can see what they are up to … fabulous morning out.
Baby and Toddler Classes
Check out their new web site!! Come along for the most amazing, dynamic, invigorating, multi-sensory, multi-instrumented music class. There is not the usual scrum for the shakers, 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. Further, these props all change the following week when the class explores a new theme. Read my review.
If you “like” Culture Kids on Facebook and write “fabwebsite” on their wall, you will get a discount on your classes http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Culture-Kids/177573312295777 Check the schedule for times and prices and age groups. The new term commences 23rd April, be sure to book now and avoid disappointment.
Pippa’s Poppets Kensington: Get half off this term’s fees for St. Luke’s Redcliffe Gardens for the first three people to write “I saw you on London-baby.com” on Pippa’s Facebook Page The Award Winning singer, songwriter Pippa Cleary has expanded the ever popular Pippa’s Poppets into Kensington. So, come along on Thursday mornings to St. Luke’s Church, Redcliffe Gardens for some jazz hands, music making, soul singing fun. 9:45 babies to 12 months, 10:30 todders to 2 years, 11:15 small children 2-3.5 years. £7.50 per class, paid termly.
Wednesdays, 11:00am, Belisize Park, Interchange Studios. £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
Cadenza Music and Movement Classes for the under fives: Tuesdays, Paddenswick Rd, Holy Innocents Church, W6. Wendesdays Town Hall Ave, Christ Church, W4. Thursdays Uxbridge Road, W5, Ealing Town Hall.
Events for the Bigs and Smalls:
The South London Gallery: The Sunday Spot. Sunday 29th, 2-4pm ages 3-12years old, free. I have yet to make it here myself, but rumour has it this is a wonderful way for families to enjoy a hands-on workshop. The current exhibit is Alice Channer, artist Wendy Ann Greenhalgh will lead your kids on an investigation of Channer’s work with an interesting investigative workshop.
Gate Picture House Kids Club: Come and see a film for £1 (with £4 membership), £2 for popcorn and juice. This week’s screening is Underdog. Right by Notting Hill Gate underground, Princess Diana Memorial Playground, Notting Hill Farmer’s Market … great day out all around.
The Ballad of St. George the Dragon: Southwark Cathedral, Monday 23rd, 4:45pm, all ages, free. Brought to you by The Lions Part Theatre Group, this 12 minute ballad of the slaying of St. George the Dragon is based on a 500 year old ballad originally written about St. Elgamore, but adapted to the story of St. George. This is done in the tradition of English Combat Play, which is part nursery rhyme, part Shakespeare, part alchemy tracts and dragon lore, part improve … all in 12 minutes. I cannot think of anything more interesting for my two kids on Monday afternoon.
Somerset House Family Workshops: Saturday 28th April 2-4pm, ages 6+ Charm Offensive: come and make your own lucky charms that tell a story. Workshop begins at 2pm and takes about half an hour; you can collect your ticket at 1pm.
The Forge Arts Venue: Keys and Coffee: Sunday 29th April, 10:30am. Bring the kids to this child-friendly, laid back Sunday morning concert. This week be entertained by Victor Sicard, Baritone and Anna Cardona on Piano. Tickets £9 online and £10 at the door, coffee and tea included.
Events for Big Kids
Judo Classes at Stars Gym 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 (maybe even a workout for yourself)
World Shakespeare Festival Matinees at The Globe Theatre: Take the bigger kids out of school for the afternoon for a fabulous literacy lesson – £5 for standing room, £10 for seats. Run them over to the Globe one afternoon this week and see:
Measure for Measure: Tuesday 24th, 2:30
The Merry Wives of Windsor: Wednesday 25th, 2:30
Pericles: Thursday 26th, 2:30
Twelfth Night: Friday 27th, 2:30
Richard III: Saturday 28th, 2:30 & Sunday 29th, 1:30Tweet