What’s On: London Family Events October 2012

Sep 29, 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 Jayne.harris@monkeymusic.co.uk.  Read London-baby’s review here

UPCOMING: Beaufort House Baby Cinema, Wednesday 3rd October, 10:30am.   Head over to Chelsea’s most sumptuous (and truly kind and personable) family club, Beaufort House, for lunch and cinema with your baby.  Ring 020 7352 2828 to book your place (be sure to mention London-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 Jayne.harris@monkeymusic.co.uk Read London-baby’s review here

Le Institute Francais, Baby Tales.  Come join a session for children aged 0-3 to listen to Les Saisons Avec Hugo and then play interactive games and sing songs all in French led by a professional storyteller and the librarians. £7 for non-members, £5 members.  Ages 0-3 and their carers.    

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.


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 Jayne.harris@monkeymusic.co.uk Read London-baby’s review here

Little Angel Theatre: The Tear Thief.  Adapted from a book by Carol Ann Duffy, learn the story of The Tear Thief who comes in the night and steals the tears of children.  Beautiful and enchanting, a relaxed performance for adults and children who may not be able to sit still on Saturday 13th October 3:30.  Come on Sunday 14th October 3:30 for a Family Gala performance where children can meet the puppets and enjoy some nibbles (all tickets £25 for this event).  Regular tickets prices £12 adults, £10 children.  There are various dates and times for performances listed here

V&A, Gallery Play: The Owl and Pussycat.  Come join the Little Lights Theatre Company’s pop-up production of The Owl and the Pussycat, ages 3+.  Free on Saturday 6th October, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Chelsea Theatre, Stuck. Oliver Jefferes, author of How to Catch a Star, returns with the tale of a boy with a problem: his kite is stuck in a tree.  Come and help Floyd get his kite down from the tree with loads of hilarious antics and audience participation.  Tickets £8.  Sunday 14th October.  11:30 and 3pm

Bigger Kids:

Little Sunshine, Little Rainfall: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.  Head out to Lyric Hammersmith for a tradition Japanese tale about a magic garden with a cheeky fox causing problems … music and origami.  There is a messy play session after where children will do arts and crafts for £5, adults free.  Saturday 6th October, 11am & 1pm.  Ages 3-7, but younger siblings welcome.  All tickets £8, but you can book a theatre and messy play ticket together for £11. 

Bloomsbury Theatre: Horrible Histories.  From the 1st – 13th October, Bloomsbury Theatre is showing Awful Egyptians and Ruthless Romans.  If you have not experienced these hilarious and true historical sketches, I promise you will be roaring with laughter right along with your kids.  Children£11 adults £16, various dates and times listed here.

Wigmore Hall, Wallace Collection: Soundscapes and Landscapes.  Spend a day with visual artist Mark Woodhead and musician Luke Crookes exploring how to take visual ingredients from the Wallace Collection and turn them into songs.  A fabulous day of culture for kids 6+.  £12, Saturday 6th October 10:30-3:30.  Book on 020 7935 2141


Geffrye Museum, Family Art Day: make your own sketchbook and then make drawings inspired by touch, sound and smell.  Saturday 6th October, 10:330 – 12:30 and 2-4pm, free and all ages.

Wallace Collection, Little Draw.  Drop in family art day at the Wallace Collection.  Sunday 7th October, 1:30 – 4:30pm.  All ages, free

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