What’s On: London Baby and Family Events
Family Events Saturday 2nd March
Wallace Collection: Little Draw. Join comic artist Tom Humberstone to explore the narrative and storytelling possibilities inspired by the collection. A very special afternoon, free, drop in, all ages, 1:30-4:30
Somerset House: Free Drop-in Workshop, Plots and Plans. Discover the untold story behind Somerset House and make your own cryptic map to document it. Noon-5pm, free
Geffrye Museum: Make Mum a Card. Free, drop-in, all ages (they even provide a play mat and small toys for younger siblings). 10:30-12:30 and 2-4pm.
Wigmore Hall: Family Concert, Unwritten Britten. Come and join Rus Pearson and other musicians from the Royal Academy of Music for a day of learning, making, moving and doing. Learn about Benjamin Britten and more. 10:30-3:30, £12 adults, £8 children.
Forge Arts Venue, Storytelling with Music. Come for an interactive storytelling session with musicians in a fabulous venue. £6 online, £7 at the door, 10:30 am, all ages
Saatchi Gallery Family Art Workshops. Take part in an artist-led workshop learning about the current exhibit, this week the focus is Sergei Vasiliev. 1-2:30, £7
Barbican Family Film Club: Frankenweenie. Tickets are £2, bring the kids and escape the cold while you chill and watch a movie. Great price. 11am, all ages
Gate Picturehouse, Monsters Inc Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. My husband’s rainy day ace in the hole, fabulous value for Saturday morning family time in a great location.
Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, The Lorax 3D; 10:30am. Check out the newly refurbished Electric Cinema with its plush, red velvet beds, sofas and armchairs. Looks like a great way for Dad to occupy the kids on a Saturday morning. Tickets £8 per person. All ages
Family Events Sunday 3rd March
Ragged School Museum: Open House. On the first Sunday of the month, you can bring the kids along to experience Victorian School at 2:15 and 3:30 for a 45 minutes lesson in a historic classroom with actors. This fits in brilliantly with Sarah Naughton’s The Hanged Man Rises, a fabulous read that very much captures the desperate need for Victorian Ragged Schools. Suggested donation of £2
British Museum: Reshuffle the Deck. Learn about games from around the world and make your own deck of cards to take home. Free, ages 5+, booking suggested. 11am and 2pm
And on to the upcoming week:
For Babies and Toddlers:
Love Swimming, Pimlico: London’s premier specialist swimming school (cited in this month’s Triatholon 220 as London’s top swim coach) has opened up morning lessons for babies and toddlers, 10am-4pm, see the timetable for all availability. Baby Lessons are an affordable way to get your kids into this highest quality, over-subscribed, specialist swimming school.
Pippa’s Poppets: SW1’s favourite singer and songwriter is kicking off another term. There is an early morning class at St. Saviour, St. George’s Square (just by the Pimlico Tube) from 9:35am for 4 months- 3 years. £7.50 per class. Mondays and Wednesdays at St. Gabriel’s Church, Pimlico. Thursdays in Chelsea at Beaufort House (fabulous London family club) and Tuesdays in Knightsbridge.
Forge Arts Venue, Imagination Station. A sensory movement and music class for babies 4 months to 2 years old. £7, drop-in.
Electric Scream: Come and see Arbitrage. Experience the luxury of the newly refurbished Electric Cinema. Monday 18th February, 11am. This screening is only for carers with infants under 12 months, dim lighting, changing tables, quality food, even wine!! £15.50 for an armchair, very pricy but great fun.
Bach to Baby: this week, head off to a concert with the little on in Hampstead, Borough or St. John’s Wood. £10 per adult, coffee at 10:30, concert at 11am.
Mums and Babies Dolphin Square Gym: Thursdays 10:30-11:15. You do not have to be member to try out this brilliant class brainchild of London’s celebrity yummy mummy trainer, Nina Turner. If you want to get motivated to get fit, come to Nina: she will make you crack a rib laughing as you train so hard you might vomit (she is a bit gentler on new mums) but bring the baby and get your energy levels back. No need to childcare, just come along and get your game back on. £60 for 6 sessions for non-members, £50 for members: use them as and when. Alternatively, try Buggy Fit with Nina in St. George’s Square SW1, 9:30am Monday mornings. You bring the pushchair, Nina supplies the weights, skip ropes, mats and other torture devices er, fitness equipment. Same prices and policy. NTurner@dolphinsquare.co.ukTweet