What’s on: London Baby, Toddler, Child and Family Events and Activities 27th April – 1st May

Apr 24, 2013 by

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Family Events Saturday 20th April

V and A Museum of Childhood (Bethnal Green), Mexican Children’s Day: spend the day playing boleros, making piñatas, listening to Mexican folk tales, listening to music and much more.  It free, all ages from 11:15am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday.  Further, it is supported by Wahaca so there may be my favourite Mexican food in London for sale.

Barbican, Dada Puppet Theatre: in conjunction with the family film, Kooky (see below in the film listings) come and create photo collage hand puppets with puppeteer Isobel Smith.  Noon – 3:30 for ages 5+ (younger sibs welcome), free, drop-in, in The Fountain Room.

My new client, Carrier, specialises in bespoke, luxury holidays; they have extended London-baby readers an additional 5% off their already exceptionally valued family holidays (read my review).  Carrier offers an amazing selection of luxury resorts and hotels where the kids stay free, even during the school holidays.  These discounts are good through the end of April, so get looking and booking.  Carrier’s skilled travel team will help you create a completely bespoke holiday where the kids are booked into marine biology school in the morning while the adults get some pool time.

Le Institute Francias, Kid’s Tales: Come and hear Le Contes du Chat Perche in easy French, £7 per child includes a book and glass of juice.  (£5 for members).  11am, ages 3-5

Love Swimming Lessons Available: If you are looking for results-driven, individualised swimming instruction where the main goal is to make swimming fun, Bila and Rui have openings.  If you are thinking about swimming lessons, do give Love Swimming a try.  It might be worth considering taking your child out of nursery a little early to get them enrolled in the swimming school so they might get first dibs on the after-school places when they are in big school.

Times available: Monday – Friday, 11:30am -1:30pm. There are a few places on Sunday still available.

Saturday Films:

Barbincan Family Film Club: Kooky.   Tickets are £2, bring the kids and escape the cold while you chill and watch a movie.  Great price.  11am, all ages.  Stick around after and take part in the Dada Puppet Theatre workshop.

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: Jasper, Penguin Explorer  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.  Also, head down the road to The Gold on Portobello Road and have a fabulous family-friendly meal in a pre-gentrified Notting Hill gem.  Be sure to get one of the balcony tables in the atrium area … wonderfully food, cool venue and very family-friendly for slightly older kids.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, A Monster in Paris; 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

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green: Wreck it Ralph.  Tickets £1.50, Saturday and Sunday at noon.  All ages

 

Family Events Sunday 21st  April

Camden Arts Centre, Make and Do Sundays.  Artist Jason Baker is helping children create their own puppets and then using the puppets to create a cumulative rolling animation parade of puppets, not something you get to do every day.  Free, all ages, 2-4pm.

V and A Museum of Childhood (Bethnal Green), Mexican Children’s Day: spend the day playing boleros, making piñatas, listening to Mexican folk tales, listening to music and much more.  It free, all ages from 11:15am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday.  Further, it is supported by Wahaca so there may be my favourite Mexican food in London for sale.

Forge Arts Venue, Keys and Coffee. Piano concert with Nina Leo.  Great way to begin a Sunday with little ones.  Tickets £10 adults, £4 children.

And on to the upcoming week:

For Babies and Toddlers:

Pimlico French School Pimlico toddler French classes: Friday morning classes in The Pimlico Rooms at St Saviours, 9.30-10.15 2.5-4yrs, 10.15-11 2-2.5 yrs and 11-11.45 for 1-2yrs. Started by a local NCT mummy and great for community and twinning with NCT prams in the park at St Georges Sq gardens.  Email Juliette at pimlicofrenchclasses-info@yahoo.co.uk for more. (£8 per class). All welcome.  Spoke with Juliette on Tuesday and there are ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT!!!

Electric Scream: Mondays, 11am.  Come and see Iron Man 3 Experience the luxury of the newly refurbished Electric Cinema.  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.

Imagination Station, play music and movement for babies 4 months +: Fun and affordable interactive music and movement class for infants and toddlers.  Mondays at the Kensington Library, Wednesdays at the Forge Arts Venue in Camden, Fridays in Marylebone.  See web site for details.

Gate Picturehouse, Big Scream.  Tuesdays at 10:30.   Bring your infant under 12 months on for a screening of  The Look of Love. Tickets are £8.50.

 

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