What’s On: London Baby, Toddler and Family Events This Weekend
Family Events Saturday 18th January
National Portrait Gallery: Storytelling – bring along the little ones, ages 3+, to hear the interesting story behind one of the portraits followed by an art activity. 10:30-11:15 and again 1:30-2:15. Family Art Workshop- walk around the galleries and find out who used quills and pens, then have a go at making your own drawings. 11:30-1pm and again 2:30-4pm. All free, tickets allocated upon arrival.
Half Moon Theatre, Oshima and the Big Sea: A tale of kindness, trusting the unknown and dancing with turtles. Children age 4+. 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 0-3, 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.
Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Turbo. Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2.
Barbican Family Film Club: This week’s feature: Frozen. 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, Frozen; 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
National Gallery, Studio Sunday: A Bigger Picture. Learn about perspective with artist Marc Woodhead in this artist led drawing workshop. Ages 5-11, 11am-1pm and repeated 2-4pm. Free, tickets allocated on arrival.
Royal Academy of Art Family Art Workshop: Funny Faces – Make your own clay portrait inspired by the Daumier exhibit. 11am-2pm, all ages, free, drop-in.
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.
The Arts Catalyst, Oxo Tower, Republic of the Moon: Join artist Joanna Griffin for a fascinating workshop based on the lunar landings. Re-enact the landing, and then make your own light-based lunar installation. 2:30-4:30, ages 8+, BOOKING ESSENTIAL
UPCOMING, as these events always sell out:
Royal Opera House Family Sunday: noon, 25th January, bring the kids for a variety of activities in the Royal Opera House, tickets £3-£5.
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.
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 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: Masha and the Bear
Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am. £7.50. This week’s feature: 12 Years a SlaveTweet