What’s On for Families:

Dec 11, 2013 by

Family Events Saturday 14th December

Half Moon Theatre, The Magic of Books: Come along to Half Moon Theatres own literary festival.  Authors will be reading and illustrators will be running drawing workshops.  Great afternoon for the family – all ages,noon – 2pm.  FREE

Clapham pottery family

Clapham Pottery Family Day: Bring the kids and throw some clay – £10 per person, 1:30-3pm

paper lanterns somerset house

Somerset House Free Family Workshop: great day to see the festive lights in Covent Garden and make some seasonal art to take home.  From noon- 3pm make festive lanterns and glittery pom-poms for your home.  Free, all ages

Lauderdale House, Rapunzel:  join for a retelling of girl with long hair locked in a tower.  Puppets and songs: 10am, tickets £4.50 adults and £3 kids- great price for live theatre and the chance to enjoy the iconic Lauderdale House, Hampstead. Ages 2-5


Gobaby App has a new Holiday Season of this fabulous app for tackling the London with a pushchair.  Gobaby lists every Undergournd, Overground and DLR station with four easy to read icons indicating whether any station is step-free; has 10+ steps; requires escalators; or has lifts along with live service updates (read my full review of Gobaby App here).  If that is not enough, the app includes over 1,000 changing rooms in various family dining establishments, libraries and shops.  The holiday version also lists over 200 Boots pharmacies across London for the cold season.   Go on, best  £1.49 you will spend.

Saturday Films:

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: The Muppet Christmas Carol. Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2.

Barbican Family Film Club: Family Christmas Party!!  Watch some short films, take part in activities and there might even be a special visitor. Tickets are £2. Great price. 11am, all ages.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Elf (hands-down, the most hilarious children’s film); 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


SNO Iceland Glacier Water, the purest water on the market.  Now available for home delivery in London.  This nitrate-free water, of particular appeal to expectant mothers and infants, is far lower in traces of hormones, caffeine and other dangerous contaminates commonly found in water.

Family Events Sunday 15th  December

Camarilla Ensemble London family concert

Le Institute Francais, Catavina Family Concert.  Come and enjoy the Camarilla Ensemble perform loads of family-friendly pieces.  Tickets are £5 per adult, children free (but please try and bring one child with one adult).

London Design Museum, Drop-in and Design.  Bring the kids along and make some festive, glittery fairies.  All ages, 2-5pm, free with museum entry

Camden Arts Centre Make and Do: bring the kids up to Camden and pop in the fabulous Camden Arts Centre for a fabulous artist-led make and do session.  2-4pm free, all ages.


Chelsea Theatre, The Ballad of Rudy: A Christmas play about a Jazz reindeer – what could you be more seasonal than jazz? Live music, original songs and lots of imagination.  Ages 3+, 10:30 and 1:30 every day but Mondays – tickets £8

And on to the upcoming week:

For Babies and Toddlers:

Monkey Music Chelsea is now offering classes in the gorgeous, spotless, light and airy Coopers Arms on Flood Street in Chelsea.  Read more about Monkey Music for you and your child.  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.  Also, if you know of a London mum with some performing skills, there is a great part time, term time vacancy to join a fantastic team.  

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: Rastamouse Christmas Special

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

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