What’s On: London Baby and Family Events

Mar 5, 2014 by

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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



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!


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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