What’s On: This Week’s London Baby, Toddler and Family Events
London families, the Londonbaby promo code is 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 an easy, use-up-the-veg, virtuous recipe for Abel and Cole Vegetable Lentil Soup
Also of note, Monkey Music Chelsea’s Summer Term is soon to start, make sure that you don’t miss your chance for a place as the Summer Term is rapidly filling. If you are new to Monkey Music, be sure to book for a complimentary session and experience the fun for yourself. Join the hundreds of Chelsea mums and babies who come week in and week out for Monkey Music’s specialist music curriculum. For a complimentary lesson or to book your place, ring Caroline or Jayne at 02087679827 or email Chelsea.email@example.com
Family Events Saturday 15th March
Two Temple Place Drawing Discovery: for all of us Classic-loving parents, here is a great activity. Join artist Pippa Ridley and learn how to use tone and line to create 3D drawings on paper. Children will be getting inspirations from sculptures of Hermes, Aphrodite and Apollo. Classy! Here is the link to the PDF describing the activity
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
Half Moon Theatre, Sleeping Beauty in Wood: For children ages 3+, come and enjoy an enchanting Little Angle Theatre production, complete with marionettes and live music – curious enchantment guaranteed to delight old and young alike. Tickets are £6 each. 11am and 2pm (other performances earlier in the week)
National Portrait Gallery Family Events: Its William Henry Perkin Day (the chemist who accidentally discovered purple!) come learn about this interesting historical portrait in Storytelling session for children 3+, followed by an art activity 10:30-11:15 and again at 1:30-2:15 or bring slightly older children along, ages 5+, to the Family Art Workshop from 11:30-1pm or 2:30-4pm
St. Martin in the Fields, LMA Mini Maestro: Come for an interactive family performance of Bach Concertos Saturday afternoon 4:30. Adults £8.50, children £6.50
Lauderdale House, Saturday Kids Show, Egbert the Explorer: Performances at 10am and 11:30am, head into the jungle and meet all kinds of animals with Egbert the Exlorer. Children under 2 free, adults and children £4.50
WowMum: A Beautiful Baby Friendly, Family Finding App for Adventures out with the Kids
There is a fabulous new (and FREE) web site and app that you will not want to miss: WowMum (don’t worry, there’s a WowDad coming out). What’s more, WowMum is on the lookout for new Wowspots for parents. Why not help out with Wowmum’s Crowdfunding, and get all the family-friendly places, spaces and shops mapped. Get your holiday destination researched, your mum’s home mapped, buy your mate Wowspots as a baby gift … all kinds of good things to come.
Share the Wowmum Crowdfunding Campaign: Help expand the mummy concierge app
Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Pinocchio 1940 . 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: The Iron Giant. 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, Mr. Peabody and Sherman; 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
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
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The parade starts at noon, making its way through Piccadilly Circus, through Trafalgar Square and down Whitehall where the Commitments will be playing from 1:30-1:50. Lots of singing, dancing, food and I might guess beer. From noon – 4pm, all ages, free
Royal Academy of Art Family Studio: drop in the week for a printmaking workshop based on Renaissance chiaroscuro woodcuts. Drop in from 11am – 2pm, free and all ages. If the workshop is very full, families will be asked to wait until there is space to have a go at printmaking.
Mother’s Day with Kensington Mums: This is a child-free event to celebrate Mothering Sunday with the Kensington Mums. Come and listen to Jo Tantrum (best-selling author of Baby Secrets), Saira Khan (TV presenter and founder of Miamoo) and Amanda Frolich (founder of Amanda’s Action Kids). Afternoon tea included. Tickets £30
Battersea Park, Pumphouse Gallery: Work with artist Amy Pennington to create superhero drawings showing what you always wanted to be … 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:
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: The Mr. Men Show
Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am. £7.50. This week’s feature: The RocketTweet