London Family Weekend Events
Here is a quick list of a few interesting things going on this weekend. I will have another juicy email to you on Thursday or Friday with GoBaby App’s Half-Term Guide listing the drop-in fun over half-term. I might even find a few more workshops that you can book your kids into if you like.
Family Events Saturday 19th October
Chelsea Theatre, The Poetry Joe Show. Join the Cbeebies Rhyme Rocket presenter for a wonderfully imaginative show bringing letters, words and poetry to life for small children. 11:30 and 3pm, ages 3+, £8
Southbank, Goat Grazing Day: Bring the kids over to the Queen’s Elizabeth roof gardens and watch the living lawn mowers help take care of the urban meadow for a day by the Vauxhall City Farm goats. Woodworking events, workshops, seed giveaways and a general relaxing family day of events. Free, all day.
St. Martin in the Field, Mini Maestro: Come and join the London Musical Arts Orchestra for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. These concerts are for families with bits of participation for children. Great performances for £8.50 adult and £6.50 for kids.
National Portrait Gallery Storytelling Sessions: for children aged 3+, come and hear an interesting story behind a girl selling watercress on a West End stage, followed by a simple art activity. 10:30-11:15 and again 1:30-2:15.
National Portrait Gallery Family Art Workshop: for children ages 5+, join an artist led workshop making silhouette animations. 11:30-1pm, 2:30-pm, free
Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: Planes. 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: Despicable Me. 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, The Aristocats; 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 20th October
Camden Arts Centre, Make and Do Sundays. Join artists Jay Bernard, Even Ifekoya and Raju Sachi Singh for a workshop making puppets, masks and silhouettes and then bring them to life. Free, all ages.
Forge Arts Venue, Keys and Coffee. Enjoy a fabulous cello, piano and violin trio – from Mozart to Mendelssohn. 10:30-11, tea and coffee in the courtyard; 11-noon concert. £9 adult, £3 child.
And on to the upcoming week:
For Babies and Toddlers:
For Crying Out Loud, Wigmore Hall: Tuesday 22nd October, 11am. Come and hear a concert for £6 with your infant. An absolutely heavenly way to spend an hour of your maternity leave. Infants under 12 months only.
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 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 Captain Phillips. Tickets are £8.50.Tweet