What’s On This Week: London Baby, Child and Family Events

Jun 26, 2013 by

MONKEY MUSIC, Chelsea’s favourite baby group is expanding to make room for more friends to come and join the fun. As an exclusive offer with London-baby, bring along 2 friends to try the new Friday morning classes at Cineworld Cinema on Fulham Road and join for only £1 (normally £17)

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Family Events Saturday 29th June:

SouthWestFest: Head over to St. George’s Square in Pimlico for an afternoon of community and fun for the family.  Rides, bouncy castles, games, food, face painting, arts and crafts, two bandstands with rotating bands.  All ages, most activities free, noon-6pm

Southbank Centre: Family Ukulele Workshop, Bring your ukuleles along as there will only be a limited number to lend, and learn to play.  2pm, ages 7+, free

Orchestra in the Age of Enlightenment.  Bring the toddlers along for hand clapping, singing and imaginative exploration of Baroque music and the instruments that make them.  Concert for 2-5 year olds, under 2′s free, tickets £9, 10am or 11:30, 45 minutes

Music for Little Ears and Voices: Running 45 minute workshops throughout Saturday and Sunday, bring your little ones babies up to age 4 years old, and join early years music specialist Michele Wolfson for special sessions for the smallest voices.  Free, under 4

City of London Festival, Barbican Children’s Library, Tales of Trees.  Come to the Barbican Children’s Library and delve into the world of magical trees, mythical tree gnomes and woodland lore.  Free, ages 3-9, 10am-noon with short films after.

The Garden Museum, Seasonal Saturday.  If you have not yet been, this is one of the most precious spaces in London.  The Garden Museum is a converted church with soaring ceilings and fantastic light next to the Lambeth Palace right over Lambeth Bridge.  Bring the kids along to stamp wildflowers, butterflies and bees while having a little look around this beautiful museum.  Free entry to families participating in the event, all ages. 2-4pm

Little Angel Theatre, Going on a Bear Hunt: This wonderfully imaginative puppet show is for children ages 2+. Saturday and Sunday 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

 

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Saturday Films:

Barbincan Family Film Club: Framed Shorts: Stories of Nature. 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: All Stars, 2D.  Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. My husband’s rainy day ace in the hole read the review of Gate Picturehouse Kids Club.  This is a fabulous value for Saturday morning family time in a great location. Also, head down the road to The Gold on Portobello Road in the heart of Notting Hill 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, Epic 3D; 10:30am. Check out the newly refurbished Electric Cinema in Notting Hill 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 30th June

Dragon Boat Race: Head over to the London Regatta Centre for the annual Dragon Boat Race.  Activities will include martial arts, live music, food festival, Chinese dancing, children’s games and more.

City of London Festival, Parliament Hill, Irish Roots.  Come join the folk music festival on Parliament Hill with scavenger hunt, tree-themed arts and crafts, make your own head garland, free, all ages noon – 6pm

Coffee and Keys, Forge Arts Venue. Piano concert with Maiko Mori, from jazz to classical repertoire.  £10 for adults, £4 per child. Very family friendly with a great brunch on sale after. 11am – noon

And on to the upcoming week:

 

Forge Arts Venue, Imagination Station.  From 10-12:20, three different classes for three different age groups starting from 4 months old, bring the baby along for a session of music and movement.

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

Looking Ahead:

NCT Kensington and Chelsea Nearly New Sale: Saturday 6th July 10am, St. Peter’s Church, Notting Hill – click through to get more details, book a table, etc.

Kid’s Week West End: Jessie shared with me that tickets are on sale, but going fast for Kid’s Week in the West End this summer.  Children go free with an adult ticket to shows like Matilda, Billy Elliot, The Lion King, Mama Mia, Let it Be, Wicked, War Horse and loads more

One Last Thing … this might be of use to some (I have not been) but there is a posh looking gym in Imperial College London’s South Kensington campus and they not only host children’s parties, but run them, too.  Not inexpensive, but not unreasonable

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