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

Nov 13, 2013 by

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Monkey Music Christmas Open Day Launch Party

Saturday 23rd November, come and join Monkey Music Chelsea for a complimentary class in the gorgeous, spotless, light and airy Coopers Arms on Flood Street in Chelsea.  Bring the family; make it a special kick-off to the festive season.

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Please ring 0208 767 9827 or email Chelsea.westminster@monkeymusic.co.uk to book your place – regular classes commencing at this venue in  January 2014.

Family Events Saturday 16th  November

Mini Maestro St. Martin in the Field Sat 26th janaury

St. Martin-in-the-Field, Mini Maestro: Come and bring the kids for a family-friendly mini-concert with audience participation.  This week Brahms 1st Symphony.  Adults £8.50, Children £6.50


Lauderdale House, Mrs H and the Singalong Band: 10am and again 11:30, tickets £4.50 adults and £3 kids- take the kids to enjoy the iconic Lauderdale House, Hampstead and a great show for kids.

Storytelling for Families National Portrait Gallery Sat 19th January

National Portrait Gallery: Storytelling sessions where children ages 3+ hear a short story about a portrait and follow up with a craft activity (10:30 and again 1:30).  Family Art Workshop for children ages 5+, where they learn about a portrait and create a work of art to go along with the story. (11:30 and again at 2:30).  Brilliant sessions, free

Wigmore Hall, Brass Jaw: Bring the kids to hear presenter Gwyneth Herbert and The Brass Jaws take apart jazz and explain it for children.  3-4pm, £7 adults, £5 children.

Saturday Films:

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: London International Animation Festival. Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2.

Barbican Family Film Club: Hedgehogs and the City and Other Stories. 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, Cody the Robosapien; 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 17th November

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English Folk Dance and Song Society Family Barn Dance – Come to the Cecil Sharp House Sunday afternoon from 3-5pm for a family dance.  Great fun, fabulous music.  Under 2s free, adults £6, children £4.

Cadogan Hall, English Chamber Orchestra Family Concert: bring the littlest to the oldest members of your family out to King’s Road for a fabulous afternoon of music and lights.  Listen to Saint-Saens, Rossini and Britten in a family-friendly concert and then head out to see the festive lights after – great day for the family.  Pre-concert activities from 1:45, tickets £8 adult, £4 child, £20 for family of 4

Rich Mix, Mwalimu Express: Head over to Bethnal Green for a Jazz Festival with dancing, African market stalls, Zimbabwean film previews – fun for all!!  2-6pm, free.

Camden Arts Make and Do Sunday with Jason Barker

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:

Mini Music Makers Pimlico

Mini Music Makers –  Pimlico.  Holy Apostles Church, Fridays 10am – 11:30am (check site for times and ages).  Join Jeremy, a classically trained musician who brings traditional nursery rhymes to life with beautiful singing and musicality.  Children have a great time and music as do the adults.  £7 per child (or £5 per child paying in advance for the term)

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

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.

Ritzy, Brixton, Toddler Time: Thursdays 11am, £3 per child, adults free.  This week’s programme: Olly the Little White Van

Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am.  £7.50.  This week’s feature: The Butler

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