London Baby and Kids Weekend Guide
Cecil Sharp House, Family Barn Dance: Sunday 3-5pm, bring the entire family and learn folk dances from across the British Isles. Live music with callers and simple instructions. Adults £7, children £5 and kids under 2 are free.
Southbank, Women of the World Festival: Take the kids and book them into creche and attend a talk, a workshop or take the kids to their own talks, workshops and events … lots to do at this meaningful festival.
Upcoming: Billy’s Band Family Concert: Sunday 2nd April, 11:30am. Join Dan Newell of the LSO and acclaimed author of Billy’s Band books as he takes families on a musical adventure. Pre-concert activities and the books will inspire children to pick up a musical instrument and have a go. Tickets £15 adults and £5 children.
Upcoming- NCT Nearly New Sale: Saturday 29th, 10-noon at Westbourne Grove Church, £2 donation at the door, cash sales only.
Events for Older Children and Perhaps Their Younger Siblings:
Conway Hall, Children’s Workshop with Manus Noble: Sunday 2-3pm, kids ages 5-10. Head over to a great guitar recital for families. £5
Keats Community Library, Creative Writing: Saturday 11th, noon-1:30. Head over Keats Community Library and join Elizabeth Kiem for The World Below the Brine a writing workshop that explores Walt Whitman. Create your own underwater writing … make sure to bring water-proof pens. £5 per child and £3 per sibling, booking essential.
Museum of Childhood, Checkmate! An Interactive Family Tour: Saturday 11, 11:15, 1:15 and 2:30. The White Queen has gone missing from a chess set in the exhibition, become a game piece and go on a mission to solve the mystery. £7 for one adult and one child, £2 for each additional age. For ages 5+.
Institut Francais, Music Discovery: Saturday, 2:30. Bring kids over the age 5+ to a lovely hour long clarinet concert and workshop. Booking required, £5
British Museum Family Events: Saturday 11-4pm, Design your Own Greek Temple-build a temple fit for ancient Greece using 3D modelling software, ages 5+, free, drop-in. Sunday 11-4pm, Crack a Hologram’s Code – come to the Great Court to crack a code by finding clues and seeing holograms rise from tablets. Ages 7+, free, drop-in. Epic Sundays, Myths Retold at the British Museum – Sunday, 2:30 come and hear Solomon and Sheba by Sally Pomme Clayton. Tickets £8 for adults, £6 children.
Babies and Toddlers
National Gallery Story Adventures with Fiona Alderton: Wednesdays 10:30-11:15. Bring children 16 months to 5 years to the National Gallery for wonderful storytelling session. Tickets £5 per child.
Royal Albert Hall, Storytelling and Music Sessions: Wednesdays 10am and 11:30. Join Paul Rubinstein, Olivia Armstrong and Becky Dixon for storytelling session that include instruments, singing and movement.
Book now for Chelsea Swim Spa – head over to the most baby-friendly pool in London … The Chelsea Swim Spa. Find out more about this luxuriously warm, innovative pool for mothers and small children. Read my review here.
Pimlico Toy Library: Pimlico Toy Library is a fantastic resource for any parent or carer, the toys are fastidiously cleaned and the art workshops are brilliantly planned with high quality materials.
Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: Mondays, 11:00. This week’s feature: Jackie. Bring babies under 12months to this amazingly plush cinema, relax with some coffee and catch a flick.
Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am. This week see Viceroy’s House and Logan. Tickets £8.50
Regent Street Cinema, Kino Club Films : You can now bring your children to London’s beautifully restored, sumptuous cinema for screenings of better than average children’s films on Saturdays. This week’s screening: The Jungle Book. 11:30am, just £1.75.
Framed Film Club: Head to the Barbican for the Framed Film Club, this week’s feature: Fantastic Mr. Fox. Saturday 11am.
Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Arrietty, 10:30. Tickets just £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. (best £3 you will ever spend on a rainy Saturday)
Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Alice in Wonderland (1951). 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