What’s On: London Baby, Toddler and Family Events

Jul 9, 2013 by


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MONKEY MUSIC, Chelsea’s favourite baby group, Monkey Music 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). Ring Caroline on 0208 767 9827 or email chelsea.westminster@monkeymusic.co.uk for a free trial.

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Family Events Saturday 13th July

Natural History Museum, Big Nature Day: Pack up the kids and head over to South Kensington for puppet shows, lady bird spotting, face painting, dress up, and meet with naturalist and scientists.  11am-5pm, free, all ages, in the Darwin Centre and the Wildlife Garden.

Dalston’s People Festival: Head out to Hackney and enjoy music, stalls and informal workshops.  Noon – 5pm


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:

Barbican Family Film Club.  Kirkou and the Men and Women.  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: London International Animation Festival.  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, My Neighbour Totoro; 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 14th  July

Bastille Day, Borough Market and Bankside:  Head over to Jubilee Place in Borough Market and celebrate Bastille Day with storytelling, games, races, arts, crafts and more.  From noon-6pm, free, all ages.

Royal Academy of Art, Family Studio: A Colourful Sensation.  Explore how colour can effect moods and feelings through the creation of vibrant drawings, using a variety of different media.  11am-2pm, all ages, drop-in, free

Regent Street, Traffic-Free Sundays: During the month of July, Regent Street will be closed to traffic, completely pedestrianized; this week there will be aural flash mobs with food and drink samplings.

Toddle in the City will be hosting a photography tour with children.  Noon-7pm, free, all ages (£5 deposit required for kids’ cameras)

National Gallery, Drawing Sunday: Come take part in an artist led art workshop.  This week, explore the collection focusing on the saints and their animal symbols.  11am – 12:20pm and repeated 1-3:20; ages 5-11, tickets allocated on arrival

National Gallery, Magic Carpet Storytelling Session: Fly away into the paintings on Sundays at the National Gallery.  Bring children under 5 for 10:30-11 or 11:30-noon.  Free, under 5s, tickets allocated on arrival.


And on to the upcoming week:

Buggy Bootcamp Hyde Park: bring the little ones and get fit with Hyde Park’s only baby-friendly licensed group fitness instructor, Kerri Holland

Rich Mix, Storycraft Workshop with Apples and Snakes: Storycraft is an interactive literary workshop for young children where music, movement, puppets and more bring literature to life.  Ages 2-5, 1:30 – 2:30 Monday, £3 per child

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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