What’s On: Baby, Child and Family Events in London This Week

Jan 8, 2014 by

Family Events Saturday 11th January


Half Moon Theatre, Roo in my Suitcase: A play celebrating newness, differences and friendship through poetry and song.  Children age 3-7.  Tickets are £6 each.  11am and 2pm


National Maritime Museum, Family Storytelling.  Meet a character from the past on Saturdays at 1, 2 and 3pm. Bring history alive for the kids with this spectacular performance and storytelling.  Free, ages 6+ (younger siblings welcome)

Le Institute Francais, Baby and Kids French Tales.  Bring the little ones, ages 3-5, this Saturday (11am) to South Kensington and hear the story of Le Cape et D’epee Avec Alexandre Dumas.  Tickets £5 plus £1.50 ticketing fee if booked online (members exempt from fee)


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.  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: Shorts from London International Animation Festival. Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2.

Barbican Family Film Club: This week’s feature: Turbo. 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, Free Birds; 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


Nitrate-free Sno Iceland Glacier Water

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 12th January

Family Barn Dance, Cecil Sharp House photographer Roswitha Chesher

Cecil Sharp House, Family Barn Dance: Bring the kids out to the Cecil Sharp House and dance away the mid-winter blues at this family barn dance.  Adult £6, children £4 and kids under 2 are free.  3-5pm

National Gallery, Studio Sunday: Out of Frame.  Create a paper sculpture by experimenting with pleats and swags, scrunching and wrinkling to bring a painting to life.  Ages 5-11, 11am-1pm and repeated 2-4pm.  Free, tickets allocated on arrival.


Le Institute Francais, Cavatina Concert Series: Come bring the kids along to listen to the Badke Quartet perform Hayden, Beethoven, Dvorak and Debussy … tickets £5 for adults, children free .

And on to the upcoming week:

For Babies and Toddlers:

Monkey Music

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.

Pimlico Little language learners- FRENCH CLASSES

*FREE trial class this Friday the 10th Jan*  New mummies are very welcome to join us for our French classes for babies and toddlers. Started by a local Pimlico mummy, these classes are a must for any bi-lingual families and aspiring linguists alike.  Classes are on Friday morning’s in The Pimlico Room’s at St Saviours church next to St Georges Sq, Pimlico. | 2.5 yrs plus 9.30-10.15 am | 1.5-2.5 yrs 10.15-11 | 9 months-1.5yrs 11-11.30. Contact Juliette for more on pimlicofrenchclasses-info@yahoo.co.uk

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: American Hustle

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