London Baby and Kids Weekend Guide

Apr 20, 2017 by

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The Globe, Shakespeare’s Birthday: Friday 21st-Sunday 23rd.  Tour the Theatre and take part in Elizabethan costume dressing, printing press and sword fighting demonstrations.  Also, you can book into Storytelling sessions on Sunday at 11am and 1pm.

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Le Institute Francais, Thinker Club: Saturday 22nd, 2:30 in easy French.  Create your own design and devise your own machine by using soft circuits (electronics and paper) e-textile and recycled materials.  Perfect workshop for little inventors to experiment with science, technology, design, arts and crafts. ages 9-12, £5.

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Parasol Unit, Sunday Family Workshop:  Sunday 23rd, 2-4pm.  Join Flora Duley for I Spy with my Little Eye and explore the various techniques used by artists to create optical projections.

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Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave: Head to Hackney and the Mangle E8 Nightclub for music, crafts, play area and Villa Pia chalet space.  Sunday 2-4:30, tickets £9.75

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Trafalgar Square, Feast of St. George: Saturday noon – 6pm.  Head over to Trafalgar Square for cooking demonstrations, music, Ralph McTell performing Streets of London, fairground rides and a treasure trail.

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Monkey Music Chelsea and Westminster Summer Term: Book soon to avoid disappoint and make sure your child has a place in the favourite pre-school music class where over 650 local mums have fun and make friends.  Book for your complementary class and find out if you may like to continue with Monkey Music.  Read a bit more here or book now: call  020 8767 9827, email direct at cheslea.westminster@monkeymusic.co.uk

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Upcoming- NCT Nearly New Sale: Saturday 29th, 10-noon at Westbourne Grove Church, £2 donation at the door, cash sales only.

Babies and Toddlers

British Museum, Little Feet, Printing Pictures: Monday 10:30am.  For children age 5 and under, explore the exhibition The American Dream: Pop to the Present and make your own printing tile.  Free, drop-in.

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.

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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: Their Finest. 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 Rules Don’t Apply and Their Finest.  Tickets £8.50

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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 Sword and the Stone.  11:30am, just £1.75.

Framed Film Club:  Head to the Barbican for the Framed Film Club, this week’s feature: The Iron Giant.  Saturday 11am.

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: March of the Penguins, 10:30. Tickets just  £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. (best £3 you will ever spend on a rainy Saturday)

Ritzy Picturehouse, Kids Club: Saturday 10:30.  This Week’s screening: March of the Penguins.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Ballerina.  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.

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