What’s On this Week for London Baby and Kids
The ShopUp: Thursday 4th (9am-5pm) December: Head over to Chelsea Town Hall to discover over 40 independent children’s retailers displaying unique and inspired toys, clothing, furnishings and much more. There will be entertainment for children, nibbles and drinks for all. Free!
Monkey Music Pimlico Christmas Party: Book Now!! Friday 5th December, Holy Apostles Church, Pimlico. Come and join Jayne, monkey and the gang for a very special Christmas party to celebrate the exciting launch of their specialist, award-winning, pre-school music classes. Please call or email to book your spot on the day Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org call Caroline or Jayne on 202 8767 9827
This Weekend for Families: bring babies, toddlers, big and little kids
Christmas Pudding Race, Covent Garden – Saturday 6th December, 11am, free, all ages. This zany but genuinely joyous fundraising event marks the official start of the festive season for my family. Teams in fancy dress compete to run through a maze in Covent Garden to be the first to deliver an in-tact Christmas pudding. Bring lots of coins for the buckets as this charitable event raises over £20,000 each year for cancer research.
Belgravia Christmas Sunday– Sunday 7th December, 11am, free, all ages. Bring young and old alike to this lovely Christmas street fair. The independent shops of Belgravia set up a Christmas market of unique and interesting gifts. Live reindeer, Father Christmas, balloon modellers, brass bands, choirs and festive stilt walkers make the day fun even if you are not shopping.
Santa Scoot, St. George’s Square Pimlico. Sunday 7th December, 12:30pm. Bring the kids, a rug, thermos of … cocoa (perhaps a splash of Bailys), the scooters and deep pockets to help this lovely family raise funds to save their darling Chloe. It will be great fun, wonderful people and a worthwhile cause. All ages, £5
This weekend for older kids (and perhaps their younger siblings)
Soho Theatre, Funz and Gamez: Saturday 6th December – Sunday 4th January, for children and adults ages 5+. Come join Phil Ellis for this award-winning Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panel Prize family holiday production featuring prizes, bundles of laughter all for £10 per ticket, family tickets £30 for four (minimum 1 child).
The antihero of kids’ shows which is one of the funniest, buzziest hours ★★★★Times
National Theatre, Treasure Island: Saturday 6th December, ages 8+, from 11am, book in advance, £5 adults, £3 kids. To celebrate the opening of Treasure Island, the National Theatre is putting on a series workshops to help older children explore the book and the play. Buried Treasure, prop-making from 11:30-1pm and 3pm-5pm. Stage Combat, 11am-1pm. All Aboard! A pirate’s life at sea 2-3:30pm. Wish we could make this one …
Royal Academy, Never Never Lego Land: head over to Burlington House and enjoy 3 rooms of Lego. Great fun for all, free and all ages. 11am-3pm Sunday 7th
Wallace Collection, Baubles: Saturday 6th, 11am-1pm, ages 6+, book in advance, £7. Join artist Amy Gee and create a keepsake bauble to adorn your Christmas tree for years to come.
Geffrey Museum– Saturday 6th 10:30-12:30 and again 2-4pm. Come and make magic tricks to amaze your friends while taking in all festive decorations at Geffrey Museum.
Foundling Museum: Saturday 6th December, make your own pop up Christmas card using a range of festive materials. Take the kids for a play in Coram’s Fields after.
Little kids (and perhaps their older siblings):
JW3: head over to Finchley Rd for AMAZING activities for families Sunday. Yogabugs, crafternoon, Imagination Station for infants and toddlers, lots to do!!!
Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea: Fragmented Faces Behind the Painted Curtain: Sunday 11:30-3:30 all ages, free. Experiment with portrait making in this fabulous mixed-media workshop.
Babies and Toddlers
Ritzy, Brixton, Toddler Time:Thursdays 11am, £3 per child, adults free.
Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: This week’s feature: 71. Bring babies under 12 months to this amazingly plush cinema, relax with some coffee and catch a flick.
Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am. £7.50. This week’s feature: Paddington
Curzon Cinema, Victoria: Do head over and check out Victoria’s swish, new cinema, right off Victoria Street. This week’s Kids Club programme: Tinkerbell, the Secret of Wings Saturday and Sunday, 10:30. £3.50 per person.
Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: The House of Magic £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 is The Willows in Winter. 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, Glitterball, 9:30am. Check out the Electric Cinema with its plush, red velvet beds, sofas and armchairs. Looks like a great way for Dad to occupy the kids on a Saturday morning.Tweet