What’s On: London Baby and Family Events

Mar 5, 2014 by

Abel and Cole London-baby Offer: Londonbaby promo code is still running with Abel and Cole  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, here is a recipe for Mystic Garden Pizza

 

Family Events Saturday 8th March

Wallace Collection Four Season Family Day

Wallace Collection, Four Season Family Day: come enjoy what is predicted to be hurricane-free weather this Saturday in Marylebone.  Head over to the Wallace Collection for the Four Season Family Day where you will take a trail around the museum, make your own mini time machine and draw painting for every month of the year.  A great way to occupy the kids while you get to take in a sumptuous collection of art.  10:30-12:30 and 2-4pm, free, drop-in.

Cadogan Hall Saturday Spectacular Family Concert 16th June

Cadogan Hall, Saturday Spectacular Family Concert: Head over to the Kingsroad this Saturday, join the Southbank Sinfonia and take a journey to the moon.  The charismatic Rus Pearson will be leading you, the caste and crew on a voyage into space.  From 10:45 there will be activities in the foyer, the concert begins at 11:30.  £5 for kids, £8.50 for adults and family tickets are £23 (2 adults, 2 children)

Half Moon Theatre, Colour:  For children ages 7-11.  For anyone with 8 year olds turning 16, this might resonate with your kids.  What does it mean if you see red?  Do you feel blue? Have you ever told a white lie? Are you feeling green with envy?   A play talking about emotions.  Tickets are £6 each.  11am and 2pm (other performances earlier in the week)

Lauderdale House, Punch and Judy: Performances at 10am and 11:30am, join David Wilde for a colourful and comic rendition of this classic childhood puppetry.  Children under 2 free, adults and children £4.50

Saturday Films:

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Frozen. Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. (best £3 you will ever spend on a rainy Saturday)

Barbican Family Film Club: This week’s feature: Eleanor’s Secret. 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, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang; 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 9th  March

 

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Le Institute Francais, Cine Kids: The Fox and the Child (here’s a film for all the South London families).  Le Renard et L’enfant is an English language film by celebrated French director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins).  Screening at 11am, tickets £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.

Two Temple Place, Sunday Craft: Join Eloise for a drop-in workshop might be inspired by the butterfly drawer in the new exhibit, Discoveries: Art, Science and Exploration from the University of  Cambridge Museums.  We stopped in last Sunday and it was brilliant.  My8 year old had a fantastic time making a lion mask.  Just outside Temple tube stop.  Free, all ages, drop-in, 2-4pm

Battersea Park, Pumphouse Gallery:  Enjoy the predicted fine weather in Battersea Park this weekend, take advantage of the adventure playground and create your own Henna Tattoo or henna comic book.  Free, noon – 4pm, all ages.

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.

And on to the upcoming week:

For Babies and Toddlers:

A Playdate that Counts – Your Baby Can Help Vision Research

What does your baby see? You and your baby can help us understand the science of vision!

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UCL’s Child Vision Lab, together with the charity Fight For Sight, are developing interactive games that measure your baby’s ability to see.  They are looking for healthy volunteers aged 3-12 months, to come play the games between now and June 2014. All the games are fun, safe, and only take a few minutes to complete.

To register for a visit or find out more about the Child Vision Lab:

 

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: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am, £3 per child, adults free.  This week’s programme: The Mr. Men Show

Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am.  £7.50.  This week’s feature: Rise of an Empire

 

 

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