London Baby and Kids Weekend Guide

Jun 8, 2017 by

This Weekend for the Entire Family:

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Cecil Sharp House, Family Barn Dance: Sunday 3-5pm.  Bring the entire family to Cecil Sharp House for English Folk Dance and Song Society’s live music, expert callers and great fun.  £7 adult, £5 children, under 2’s free.

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Primrose Hill Summer Fair: Saturday 1:30-5pm.  Take the entire family to celebrate the 40th annual Primrose Hill Community Association Summer Fair.  Music, dancing, food, fun … free massages!!! Free, all ages.

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Soho Food Fest: Saturday and Sunday, noon-6pm. Head to St. Anne’s Gardens in Soho for two days of fantastic foods, music, cooking demos.  Tickets start at £15, food tokens on sale at the fete with tasting dishes starting at £2.

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Are you a blogger looking to up your game? Head to this intimate, friendly and individualised blogging workshop run by some of London’s expert life style bloggers.  Book now for this practical and intimate workshop led by Mothers & Shakers, a boutique collective of top bloggers, influencers and creatives.  Thursday 15 June, 10am-1:30 at Reform Social and Grill in Marylebone.  Ticket price £39 (includes light refreshments and goodie bag).   

For Older Kids and Perhaps their Younger Siblings 

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Kings Place, Nick Cope:  Saturday noon.  Join Nick Cope for an afternoon of family songwriting.  Tickets just £6.50 for ages 2-8

 

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Royal Academy, Family Art Studio: Sunday 11am-3pm.  Experience the joint power of music and art at this special workshop for families run in conjunction with the Royal College of Music.

Museum of London, Billingsgate Roman House and Baths: Saturday 10:30am and noon.  Book the older kids into a guided tour of the surviving remains of ancient Roman life hidden beneath the heart of the city.  Tickets £8

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Dry Drinker: Low and No Alcohol beer, wine, ciders, fruit beers and spirits delivered to your door for £6.99 flat rate shipping.  How does it taste and what is the point? Read about my evening with Mothers and Shakers, Dry Drinker and Big Apple Hot Dogs … find out what happens when you serve non-alcoholic drinks to middle age women.

Babies and Toddlers

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Monkey Music is Expanding: Due to the popularity of the baby classes in Pimlico and Chelsea, Monkey Music is opening two new baby classes so everyone can come and join in the fun.  Pimlico classes will be on Fridays at 2:30 and Chelsea will be on Wednesdays at 10:50.   Read a bit more about Monkey Music in Chelsea and Westminster  or book now: call  020 8767 9827, email direct at cheslea.westminster@monkeymusic.co.uk

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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.

Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: Mondays, 11:00.  This week’s feature: The Sense of an Ending. Bring babies under 12months to this amazingly plush cinema, relax with some coffee and catch a flick.

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BFI Southbank: Head over to Southbank this Sunday, 1pm,  for The Cat from Outer Space (1978).  Under 16s £4, adults £8.

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: Muppets Most Wanted 11:30am, just £1.75.

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

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang, 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: Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Shaun the Sheep Movie.  Saturday 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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