London Family Weekend Guide 27th and 28th January

Jan 23, 2018 by

Illuminating India, Seed Swap, Vanessa Wolf, William Morris, Magic and More …

Events for the Entire Family

Science Museum, Illuminating India: Saturday and Sunday.  Bring the entire family to the Science Museum this weekend for storytelling sessions; make constellation coasters and rangolies, listen to music and more.

The Garden Museum, Incredible Edible Seed Swap: Saturday 27th, 1-3pm.  What a fabulous way to prepare for Spring – bring the little ones to the beautiful Garden Museum and swap seeds, seedlings and small plants.  If you don’t have any, some will be on sale and you can learn how to start a window box or a productive plot in your garden.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Mini Maestro Family Concert: Saturday 4:30pm.  Join the LMA Orchestra for a family friendly performance of Autumn and Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.  All ages, adults £10, children £8.

London Family learning, making and doing events

Rich Mix, Everyone A Maker: Stories Come Alive: Sunday 11am, 1pm and 2:30pm.   Bring the entire family to Bethnal Green and enjoy the amazing storyteller Vanessa Woolf as part of National Storytelling Week.  This is a workshop for children age 5+ and their families.

Museum of Comedy, Children’s Magic Workshop: Sunday 1:30-3pm.  Learn from the masters at Magic Circle London who will cover the basics of magic using everyday objects the kids get to keep.  ages 7-13, £15 per child.

William Morris Gallery, Significant Seams: Saturday 1-4pm.  Bring the kids to a sewing workshop and lean more about William Morris and his talent for embroidery.

British Library, Travelling Stories: Sunday 11:30-1pm and again 2-3:30pm.  Join Storyteller Olivia Armstrong for a storytelling workshops were you will create your own travelling tale.  Ages 5-11, free, tickets allocated on arrival.

CoderDojo Shoreditch: Saturday 2-5pm.  Grab your laptop, the kids and learn how to code – for beginners to advanced codes alike.  Free, booking essential.

London Baby and Toddler Events and Activities:

Monkey Music Holland Park, Notting Hill, Maida Vale and Hampstead: beautiful venues in fantastic neighbourhoods for the perfect mummy and baby activity near Holland Park, Portobello Road, Kensington High Street, Hampstead High Street and more .…   Book now or ring 0208 438 0189, email Mention London Baby and Kids when you book and you will get an extra special discount.

Monkey Music Chelsea and Westminster has added new baby classes: Monkey Music’s award-winning classes are perfect if you’re looking for a nurturing and stimulating musical environment for you and your baby.  Each class is carefully planned to aid your baby’s cognitive, social and motor development, they’re so much fun too! Lots of mummies tell us how they have made lasting friendships from their early days at Monkey Music! Get in touch to book your spot, we hope to meet you soon. Monkey Music Chelsea and Westminster or Contact Jayne or Caroline to book a class:  call Caroline or Jayne on 208767 9827

Book Now for Villa Pia, Italy’s finest baby-friendly, all-inclusive, fabulously valued family holiday destination for people who hate the idea of all-inclusive holidays – fabulous savings for off-peak stays, perfect for families with children not yet in school (mention London Baby and Kids when you book a term-time holiday and receive £100 off your booking)  Read this review of Villa Pia and check out Mamalina’s Villa Pia video from her holiday.

Baby Broadway: Concerts in Balham, Bromley, Putney this week and Saturday in Blackheath and Stoke Newington.  Brilliant singing and dancing for young and old alike.  Tickets £11, babies free.

The Roebuck (Southwark) Gigs and Giggles: Saturday 11:30-1pm.  Bring infants for comedians performing the normal sets (bring children with tender ears at your own discretion) in The Roebuck pub.  Have a laugh and maybe even a pint £8 in advance, £10 at the door.

British Museum, Little Feet: Bring infants and children under the age of 5 to the British Museum Friday 26th, 10:30 for fantastic exploration of art for little ones.  Free, under 5s

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.

Royal Albert Hall, Storytelling and Music Sessions: bring children ages 0-4 to Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday for a magical experience with storytellers Paul Rubinstein, Becky Dixton and Samantha Sutherland where singing, storytelling and musical instruments are woven into one story session.  £4, 11:30am

 National Gallery, Welcome Wednesdays: Wednesdays 10:30-11:15.  Bring children 16 months to 5 years to the National Gallery for Dance Adventures with Olivia Armstrong.  Age 16 months – 5 years, tickets £5 per child.

Pimlico Toy Library:  Bring the kids to the Toy Library for play sessions and toy lending.  Fantastic resource for anyone in the area.

Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: Mondays 11am.  This week’s feature: Stronger.  Bring babies under 12 months to this amazingly plush cinema, relax with some coffee and catch a flick.

Big Scream, Ritzy Brixton: Mondays, 11am.  This week Downsizing (with juicy, but little Matt Damon) and Early Man are showing.

Family Cinema 

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: Alice in Wonderland 11:30am, just £1.75.

Prince Charles Cinema: Sunday 28th, 1pm, My Neighbour Tutoro (studio Ghibli) tickets £8.50 kids just £4 and just off Leicester Square.

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: The Son of Bigfoot 10:30 am. 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 Puss in Boots.  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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