What’s On: London’s Best Baby, Toddler and Children’s Events 8th-14th June 2013

Jun 5, 2013 by

Family Events Saturday 8th June

Half Moon Theatre, Give and Delve.  What can be found in the garden gate?  Featuring a cast of nine with live music throughout, dig and dive in the undergrowth and have a magical theatre experience.  £6 ages 3-7, 11am, 1 & 3pm (also shows Thursday 6th June: 10:30, 1:30 & 6pm; Friday 7th 10:30, 1:30 & 4:30)

Little Angel Theatre, Going on a Bear Hunt:  This wonderfully imaginative puppet show is for children ages 2+.  Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd 11am, 1:30 and 3:30pm.  Tickets £12, but it is a really good production, check out my review of Going on a Bear Hunt.

 

 

Le Institute Francais, Cavatina Family Concerts, Sacconi Quartet.  Treat the family to a string quartet performing Haydn, Mendelsshon, Shostakovich, Britten, Dvorak and Beethoven.  £5 for adults, children free.  Ages 4+ (note: children who become unsettled should be taken out)

Battersea Park, Pumphouse Gallery: Come and join artist Alison Milner and make a curiosity box with recycled and found objects.  All ages, free and drop in.  Noon – 4pm.

Waterloo Festival Apsley House.  For older kids, but younger ones can come along, head over to Aspley House during weekends in June for children’s events and activities relating to the battle of Waterloo.  11am-4pm, located on Hyde Park Corner.  Tickets £6.70 per adult, £4.00 per child or free with English Heritage card.

Summer Fayre, St. John’s Wood Church Gardens.  Come and raise funds for St. John’s hospice and bring the kids to the summer fayre where they can bungee jump, megaslide, go on the bouncy castle; ride the tea cups, mini tram … all this plus food stands, market stalls and a bar!!!  11am – 6pm, Saturday.

Open Garden Squares Weekend: Head out to see how the other half lives on Open Garden Squares weekend.  Just a partial list of squares include Codogan, Eaton, Chemleigh, Leighton House, The Hill Garden and Pergola … complete list on the web site.  £10 per adult for the entire weekend, children go free.

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Saturday Films:

Barbincan Family Film Club: Ernest and Celestine   Tickets are £2, bring the kids and escape the cold while you chill and watch a movie.  Great price.  11am, all ages.

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: The Odd Life of Timothy Green.  Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2.  My husband’s rainy day ace in the hole read the review, 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, All Stars 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 9th June

Camden Arts Centre, Make and Do Sunday.  Come and join artist Adam Walker as he leads the children through an activity designed around Dieter Roth’s new exhibit: Diaries.  2-4pm, all ages, free.

Coffee and Keys, Forge Arts Venue.  An interesting duet on this week, join soprano Sarah Dacey and harpist Fontane Liang for a classic and contemporary line up including Ravel and Britten; LaFanu, Meredith, Mayo and Skempton.  Tickets £10 for adults, £4 per child.  Very family friendly with a great brunch on sale after.  11am – noon.

Little Angel Theatre:  This wonderfully imaginative puppet show is for children ages 2+.  Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd 11am, 1:30 and 3:30pm.  Tickets £12, but it is a really good production, check out my review of Going on a Bear Hunt.

Open Garden Squares Weekend: Head out to see how the other half lives on Open Garden Squares weekend.  Just a partial list of squares include Codogan, Eaton, Chemleigh, Leighton House, The Hill Garden and Pergola … complete list on the web site.  £10 per adult for the entire weekend, children go free.

Love Swimming is now taking bookings for Summer Fast-Track.  This is London’s premier, results-driven, specialist swim school.  As of 9th June, places will be re-allocated.

 

And on to the upcoming week:

For Babies and Toddlers:

MONKEY MUSIC – BRAND NEW CLASSES ON FRIDAY MORNINGS AT CINEWORLD CINEMA! OPENING NOW!
Monkey Music is opening Friday morning classes at Cineworld Cinema (absolutely amazing venue and fantastic teaching). Monkey Music is currently full and has no spaces available so they are expanding! Their classes are in high demand as they are so popular.  Call us to book your spot! jayne.harris@monkeymusic.co.uk, check out her web site and Facebook page

Electric Scream: Mondays, 11am.  Come and watch Candalabra.  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.

Wigmore Hall, For Crying out Loud.  Bring your infant, 12 months and under, to Wigmore hall for an hour long concert in their elegant concert hall.  Just £6 per adult and a very civilised way to spend an hour with your baby.  Wednesday, 12th June, 11am.

Bach to Baby:  Tuesday, 11th June 10:30am in Islington and Wednesday 12th June, 10:30 in Borough

Little Angel Theatre:  This wonderfully imaginative puppet show is for children ages 2+.  Wednesday 5th at 10am; Thursday 6th 10am and 1:30pm Friday 1pm and 5pm (tickets £6 for this show).  Tickets £12, but it is a really good production, check out my review of Going on a Bear Hunt.

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 Populaire. Tickets are £8.50.

 

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