What’s On this Week for London Families:

Nov 6, 2013 by

Thank you so much for everyone who has been sharing the information to help save our 10 London fire stations, there has been massive support so far and the email box is filing up –keep up the emailing!!!!!

This affects every single one of us as response times will slow throughout greater London as your local fire trucks will get called out to other areas.  Please forward this email to anyone you know who may be affected, you can click through to learn how to spend 5 minutes helping to save 10 London fire stations from closure and sale.


Family Events Saturday 9th  November

Lord mayors show london

Lord Mayors Show: from 11am – 2:30pm It’s a good day to walk around the City of London and enjoy the sights while stopping to watch the amazing pageant which will fill Aldwych to Bank.  The Lord Mayor’s Flotilla will leave Westminster Dock at 8:30am, fireworks will begin at 5pm between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridge.

St. Pancras Pudsey Family Fun Day, free events for families in support of BBC Children in Need.

Duke of York Square Christmas lights

Duke of  York Square, Christmas Lights Switch on.  Head over to the Duke of York Square in the early afternoon for loads of family fun: face painting, balloon art, craft tens, storytelling.  At 3pm snow will begin to fall over the square. St. Nicholas, his sleigh and reindeer will leave Holy Trinity Church at 4:45 and arrive in Duke of York Square to light the tree at 5:15.  The market will be on with loads of mince pies and mulled wine on offer.  This is my favourite Christmas Tree Lighting family event in London, great fun for all.

Clapham pottery family

Clapham Pottery: from 1:30-3pm come and join a family potter session, where young and old alike, beginners or well-practiced potters can take part in a pottery workshop.  £10 per persons, all ages.


Camden Arts Centre, Card Making Event.  Come and join Clare Beaton and make your own festival seasonal cards to send out to your family and friends.  2-4pm, free, all ages.

Battersea Power Station Exhibition Invitation Flyer (1)[1] – Come walk around our iconic landmark and take a look at what the new development will look like.  Saturday and Sunday 10-3pm


coopers arms

Monkey Music Christmas Open Day Launch Party – Saturday 23rd November, Come and join Monkey Music Chelsea for a complimentary class in the spotless, light and airy Coopers Arms on Flood Street in Chelsea.  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.

Saturday Films:

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists. Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2.

Barbican Family Film Club: Planes 2D. 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, Project Wild Thing; 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 3rd November

National Gallery Family Art Workshop– join landscape artist Noel Paine and explore how landscape and portraits can be combined to create your own dynamic, miniature model theatre.  Ages 5-11, free, 11-1pm and 2-4pm.

V & A Drop in Design– come and make your own Rangoli, small enough to take home with you.  Free, all ages, 10:30-5pm.

And on to the upcoming week:

Big Kids:

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)

Wigmore Hall, For Crying out Loud – bring infants under 1 year of age along for you to enjoy a concert.  £6 per adult, 11-11:45am Wednesday 13th November.

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

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