What’s On This Week: London Family Guide

Sep 25, 2013 by

Today, Westminster Fire Station, Greycoat Road – Red Balloon Wednesday.  To protest the closure of Westminster Fire Station – bring your kids along to the Fire Station.  Once the station is gone, your premiums will increase and it will take longer to put out a fire.

Cheyne Children’s Centre: Motherhood Exhibition with Kensington Mums, Friday September 27th,  10-11am.  Bring the little ones along to the crèche and enjoy Kensington Mums exhibition on motherhood.

Family Events Saturday 28th  September

Baby Loves Disco at Sway Covent Garden

Sway, Covent Garden, Baby Loves Disco:  Bring the babies, toddlers, kids – anyone under 7 to Sway in Covent Garden.  £9 per person, babes in arms are free.  Baby changing, kid-friendly dance floor with healthy snacks for kids, not so healthy drinks for adults. 1-4pm

St. Martin-in-the-Field’s, London Musical Arts Orchestra: Bring the kids to enjoy Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony.  Ages 4-12, 45-60 minutes, audience participation and enjoyable for the entire family.  £8.50 adults, £6.50 children.  Saturday 4:30

Southbank Centre, Benjamin Britten’s Join-in Opera, Naye’s Fludde: Come join for a free performance of Benjamin Britten’s Opera, Naye’s Fludde.  Full orchestra with sing-along sections.  2-4pm, all ages, free


Looking for a family-friendly venue?  Benihna Chelsea is a fantastic place for kids.  Located just down the King’s Road; quality, healthy food; fabulous venue for parties; and all-around fantastically entertaining for kids.  Read about Chelsea’s family-friendly Benihana here


Saturday Films:

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: The 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, 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.

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

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Planes; 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 29th  September

Family Lego Fun Royal Academy of Art

Royal Academy of Art, Family Lego Fun: Bring the kids to the RAD and have a blast building with Lego.  Free, all ages, 11am – 2pm

Camden Art Centre, Make & Do Sunday: Join artist Evy Jokhova as she leads children through a making activity based on the current exhibit at Camden Arts Centre.  Free, all ages, 2-4:30pm

And on to the upcoming week:

For Babies and Toddlers:

Forge Arts Venue, Imagination Station: Bring the babies , from 4 months, along to this enchanting music and sensory class.  From 10am Wednesday mornings, 4 months to 3 years.


Buggy Bootcamp, Hyde Park: Join Kerri Holland and the nicest group of new mums and dads, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am.  Meet at the pedestrian bridge near the Serpentine Café (not the big bridge past the Lido) and bring the little ones along. Fantastic Value £9 for a one-off class and great fun.

Monkey Music Chelsea

Monkey Music Chelsea, Gloucester Road & Belgravia: Chelsea’s favourite specialist weekly music classes guarantee lots of fun and giggles, mesmerizing the little ones with Monkey Music songs, beautiful puppets, hand crafted props, specialist percussion instruments, dance, movement and magical bubbles, providing the perfect, structured environment for your child to flourish and develop. It’s great for making grown up friends too!  Fabulously clean, wonderful venues, great families and kids.

The highly acclaimed Ding Dong( 3-4 yrs) classes teach the children to read music, introduce the instruments of the orchestra and provide a super preparation for learning an instrument.
Monkey Music was voted the best class in Chelsea by NETMUMS last year.

For all class details and to book a complimentary class please click here

Join Monkey and his friends on facebook too https://www.facebook.com/MonkeyMusicChelseaAndWestminster?ref=hl

Beaufort House Chelsea Baby Cinema

Beaufort House Mummy Mondays: Introducing Chelsea’s latest craze in King’s Road baby fun, Mummy Mondays at Beaufort House.  Hop over the Beaufort House, on The King’s Road, on Mondays with the little ones for classes with Culture-kids, La La Lydia Jenkins, Alisa and the Wriggly Crusaders and more (classes cost £10).  Come and sample Beaufort House’s award-winning menu, 2 courses £10.  Mondays from 11am

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

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