London Baby, Child and Family Events this Week

Sep 22, 2012 by

Just for Babies:

Monkey Music, Rock ‘n’ Roll for Babies.  St. Stephen’s  Church, Gloucester Road, SW7: Mondays 2:25, Thursdays 11:45.  St. Michael’s Church Belgravia, SW1: Tuesdays 2:30.  National Army Museum: Thursdays 2:30. Cineworld, Fulham Road, SW1: Mondays 11:45, Wednesdays 11:45.  Ring Caroline, office administrator on 0208-767-9827 or email  Read London-baby’s review here

Big Scream Gate Cinema: Located just up the steps for the Notting Hill Gate Underground, the historic and charming Gate Cinema puts on a fabulous baby cinema each week.  Come on your own or with friends, there’s low lighting, changing tables and coffee … great way to brighten up the doldrums of sleepless nights and feedings.  For infants under 1 year old, tickets £8, Tuesday 11th September, 10:30am.  This week’s screening: Untouchable

UPCOMING: Beaufort House Baby Cinema, Wednesday 3rd October, 10:30am.   Head over to Chelsea’s most sumptuous (and geniuinely kind and personable) family club, Beaufort House, for lunch and cinema with your baby.

Babies and Toddlers:

Monkey Music, Heigh-Ho for toddlers 12+: St. Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road, SW7: Mondays 3:05 &  3:45, Tuesdays 9:45 & 10:25.  St. Michaels Church Belgravia, SW1: Tuesdays 3:05 & 3:45, Wednesdays 2:25 & 3:05, Fridays 9:45 & 10:25.  National Army Museum: Thursdays 3:10 & 3:50.  Cineworld, Fulham Road, SW1: Mondays 9:40 & 10:20, Tuesdays 10:20 & 11:40, Wednesdays 9:45, 10:25 & 11:05.  Ring Caroline, office administrator on 0208-767-9827 or email Read London-baby’s review here

UPCOMING: Bach to Baby: fabulous concerts for carers with babes and toddlers.  Back to Baby is perfect for babes in arms as these are concert-hall luminaries performing for adults; these are not concerts pitched for children in particular, although they do enjoy them thoroughly.  Come join the fabulous Miaomiao Yo and guest artist Grace Mo, Thursday, 4th October 10:30am, St. Gabriel’s Church, Pimlico.  £10 per adult.

Preschool Classes

Monkey Music, Jiggety-Jig for pre-schoolers 2 and 3 years: St. Stephen’s Church Gloucester Road, SW7: Mondays 4:20, Tuesdays 9:10.  St. Michael’s Belgravia, SW1: Tuesdays 4:20, Wednesdays 3:45 & 4:20, Fridays 9:10 & 11:05. National Army Museum: Thursdays 4:25. Cineworld, Fullham Road, SW1: Mondays 11:00, Tuesdays 9:40 & 11:00, Wednesdays 9:10.  Ring Caroline, office administrator on 0208-767-9827 or email Read London-baby’s review here

Bigger Kids:

Family Art Workshops at the Saatchi Gallery: Peek into Korea.  Bring your kids to the wonderful Valeria as she leads your children through the gallery looking at a few interesting pieces in the current exhibit then you are off to the studio to create a fabulous work of art to take home.  Sundays 11am, 1pm & 3pm ages 4+, £5 per child (younger siblings welcome and non-participating children are not charged).


Soho Literary Festival Children’s Poetry Event: Sunday 23rd September.  Come watch actors Isla Blair, Timothy West, Prunella Scales and more present some of the nation’s favourite poems. £9 per person, book tickets here.

Horseman’s Sunday, St. John’s Church Hyde Park.  From 10am, come and watch one of London’s best family events: the blessing of the horses.  Horses from all around greater London come to St. John’s for the annual mass and blessing.  The horses parade in front of the church, receive their blessing, and families can enjoy kids activities, music and great local food.  St. John’s is just down the street from the Italian Fountains and Buckhill Playground in Hyde Park; or you can easily head over to the Pirate Ship Playground after and make it a great day out for the family.

Codogan Hall, Saturday Spectacular, Let’s Celebrate.  Saturday 29th September, activities from 10:45 and concert from 11:30 join the Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra for some gallant movements from Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Brahm’s Hungarian Dance among other pieces.  Tickets are £6 per child, £8 per adult with a family ticket of two adults and two children costing £24.  After the concert there are loads of family-friendly areas to visit including Duke of York Square, The Royal Hospital Grounds and the National Army Museum Kids Zone.

National Gallery, Studio Sunday, Five-Leaf Vista.  Sunday, 30th September 11-1pm and 2-4pm, come and enjoy a two hour art workshop to explore the unexpected layers of a painting and then create your own book.  Looks fabulous, and its free (ages 6+, but younger siblings welcome)

UPCOMING: Royal Opera House, Swan Lake, Welcome Performance.  Book now for greatly discounted, family-friendly performance of Swan Lake.  Beforehand, join in a morning of free events and fun activities with reduced price snacks and drinks at the café bar.






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