What’s On: London Baby, Toddler and Family Events
What a great weekend for our little prodigy of culture-lovers – take your pick: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a new orchestral performance based on boys in WWI, Children’s affordable theatre, Opera on Sunday. For those with babies, there is a concert and a play on this week for the very smallest children.
Londonbaby promo code is back running with Abel and Cole (apparently it expired on us!) you can use this code for new customers to get a 4th box free and a great cookbook. Abel and Cole has some goodies coming your way for existing customers, and I will fill you in on that shortly. In the meantime, check out this local, seasonal, quick and inexpensive family meal – The English Winter Stir-Fry.
Family Events Saturday 25th January
Somerset House, Falconry Display: head to the Safra courtyard on Saturday from noon-5pm and watch the birds of prey from The Hawking Centre display there awesome skills.
Half Moon Theatre, Circles in the Sand: Come and enjoy a fabulously curious play for the very youngest of theatre goer: a delightful story integrating the sensory experience of sand. Children under age 3. Tickets are £6 each. 11am and 2pm
St. Martin-in-the-Fields, LMA Orchestra: Bring the kids along to hear highlights of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, all ages, 4:30.
Wigmore Hall Family Concert: No Man’s Land. Bring children 7+ to Wigmore Hall 11am to hear Tim Watts new commission based on the Christmas Day Battlefield Détente in World War I. £7 adults, £5 children
Lauderdale House, Saturday Theatre, The Hare and the Tortoise: Performances at 10am and 11:30am, an enchanting show based on the loveable characters in this enjoyable classic tale. Children under 2 free, adults and children £4.50
Campaigning for Education: Academies, Free Schools and Privitisation – Gove’s Reforms in Trouble: this is one of the most urgent issues of our time, Gove’s policies are not just affecting primary and secondary education, but we are dramatically moving towards this with University education in the UK. Very long, but informative piece on what is happening in higher education, here. Meet in Wc1, 1-4pm Saturday (exact details on the web site)
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.
Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Muppets From Space. Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2.
Barbican Family Film Club: This week’s feature: Box of Delights. 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, Shrek Forever After; 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 19th January
Camden Arts Centre, Make and Do. Come join artist Judith Brocklehurst to take a look at the current exhibit and have a go at making your own art. 2-4:30pm, free, drop-in, all ages.
Royal Opera House Family Sunday: noon, 26th January, bring the kids for a variety of activities in the Royal Opera House, great event in a fabulous venue. tickets £3-£5.
UPCOMING, 9th March:
Royal College of Music, Igniting Opera in a Day: Ages 6-12, have a mini opera workshop and then head over to the Royal Albert Hall for a matinee performance of La Boheme at the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets £20, and include 1 adult and 1 child ticket to the performance.
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.email@example.com to book your place – regular classes commencing at this venue in January 2014.
Wigmore Hall, For Crying Out Loud: Wednesday 29th January, 11am and again at 12:30. Bring infants under 1 year of age to enjoy a recital by at student at the Royal Academy of Music. £6 per adult, babies free.
Pimlico Little language learners- FRENCH CLASSES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Poppy Cate
Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am. £7.50. This week’s feature: 12 Years a Slave