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

Jul 3, 2013 by

Monkey Music Cineworld Room

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.

Scouting for beautiful homes

Going on holiday? Have a second home? Travelling for work? Kid & Coe is currently accepting applications to join its network of rental properties around the globe. The travel company offers home-from-home hideaways for family travellers. As an extra incentive, the first 50 family-friendly properties accepted will receive professional photography to make each home truly shine.

To learn more, email info@kidandcoe.com or visit http://www.kidandcoe.com/ Be sure to Mention London-baby.

Family Events Saturday 29th June:


Somerset House, The Tiny Big Apple: Meet in Seaman’s hall for this drop-in art workshop put on in conjunction with the Blumfeld Studio: New York 1941-1960.  Free, ages 6-12, drop-in


Wimbledon in Duke of York Square: No tickets? No worries, head over to the Duke of York Square in Chelsea for the next best thing.  The green will be open Friday 5th July – Sunday 7th with an enormous large screen televising the matches.  What’s even better, the gazebos will be out in the market with champagne, Pimms, strawberries and cream and loads of other refreshments and food will be on sale.  Bring your rugs and park for the afternoon (kids are free to run around).  Free, food and drink for sale, all ages

Little Angle Theatre Summer Party: Come and join the fun in Islington this weekend with a huge carnival of animals themed summer party to thank all the staff, supporters and volunteers who help make the theatre such a special, London treasure.  There will be puppet shows put on by the puppet theatre workshops and puppet making.  Free, all ages, 1-5pm, drop-in

Carnaby Sound Street Festival: There really isn’t a great deal that is child-friendly about this event other than you have the chance to listen to quality music in the middle of the day with your kids.  15 bands, food on sale, free, all ages, noon—7pm

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

Camden Art Centre, Taking Root Family Day.  Explore the world of animation in this artist-led activity in the garden. Join Anne Harild for this delightful event. Free, all ages, 2-4:30pm

Little Angel Theatre, Going on a Bear Hunt: This wonderfully imaginative puppet show is for children ages 2+. Saturday only one performance at 11am this week 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

Want to give your baby and your body the best? Take a look at my new client, Sno Water, this is, by far, the purest water available:

Sno Iceland Glacier Water is sourced from glacial run-off in Iceland, making the water completely free of hormones, caffeine, anti-depressents – contaminates widely found in most groundwater. Further Sno Water has zero nitrates, which is of particular concern to expectant mums and babies.  It is PH neutral, super high in oxygen content and just amazing tasting water.  Head over to any Whole Foods Market  to try some or toBuggy Bootcamp in Hyde Park.

Saturday Films:

Barbican Family Film Club.  My Neighbour Totoro 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 Smurfs.  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, Puss in Boots; 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

Regent Street, Traffic-Free Sundays: During the month of July, Regent Street will be closed to traffic, completely pedestrianised with loads of fantastic family events taking place.  This week watch circus acts, join in hoola-hupe, listen to swing bands and enjoy the street food.  Toddle in the City will be hosting a photography tour with children.  Noon-7pm, free, all ages (£5 deposit required for kids’ cameras)

Wallace Collection, The Little Draw: come join artist Zoe Scammell who will lead kids on an investigation of the beasts and monsters in the Wallace Collection, focusing on various drawing techniques to learn and explore.  Free, all ages, 1:30-4:30

Rich Mix, The Golden Cow Pat: Come on a journey with award-winning Tucked In for an amusing and moving tale of temptation, greed and friendship. Join in with catchy songs, bid for a Golden Cowpat in a hilarious auction and even choose the story’s ending!  2pm, ages 4+, £6 per ticket, £5 for Tower Hamlet Residents.

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

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

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