What’s On This Week

Oct 9, 2013 by

There is are some nice events on for the weekend ahead, check out London-baby’s best affordable workshops, theatre and concerts over Half Term.

Don’t forget to tell your friends and neighbours about Abel and Cole, if they use the code Londonbaby they will receive a free cookbook and their 4th box will be free (they can edit the weekly boxes to suit their tastes)


Wishes and Witches Halloween Event (October 14th 2012)
The Lyla Nsouli Foundation for Paediatric Brain Cancer Research is delighted to be holding its second halloween event, “Wishes and Witches”, a carnival of Halloween fun for the family, Sunday, October 13th, 2013 from 3-6pm, at One Mayfair, 13a North Audley Street.


Family Events Saturday 12th October

Free Family Workshops at Somerset House

Somerset House, Free Family Workshop: Caped Creators with Jason Ford.  Bring along an old t-shirt and Superbook for Superhero’s creator Jason Ford will help your kids make their own superhero cape with it.  If you don’t have a tshirt, make a mask.  Free, noon – 3pm, ages 6-12.

Southbank Centre: Benjamin Britten’s Noyd Fludde.  Come and watch the animals in the symphony help perform Britten’s audience-participation opera.  2pm and again at 4pm, free, all ages, in the Clore Ballroom.

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St. Martin in the Field, London Musical Arts Orchestra Mini Maestro Concert: Bring the kids along for a family-friendly and interactive performance of highlights from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.  Tickets £8


Chelsea Theatre, How to Catch a Star: Ages 3-7, 11:30am.  Based on the best-selling children’s book, a lovely and much acclaimed adaptation.  £8

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: Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters. 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: Dogtanian and the Muskehounds. 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, One Direction, This is Us; 10:30am. Check out the sumptuous 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 13th October

Somerset House, Big Draw:  Join award-winning illustrator Levi Pinfold and help create a giant work of art showing futuristic London.  Free, all ages

Forge Arts Venue, Keys and Coffee.  Join cellist Morwenna Del Mar for Britten’s Suite No 1 and Bach’s Suite No 3.  £9 adult, £3 child.

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 Cineworld Room

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

Electric Cinema. Tuesdays at 10:30. Bring your infant under 12 months on for a screening of The 5th Estate.  Tickets are £8.50.

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