Notting Hill

Weekly Rota of Baby and Toddler Groups in Notting Hill:

(please ring ahead to confirm times and pricing)

 portobello road

Monday

Monkey Music Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8.  Classes from 10:10 Heigh-Ho for toddlers from 12 months.  10:45 Jiggety-Jig for 2 and 3 year olds.  11:20 Rock ‘n’ Roll for infants from 3 months.

Monkey Music Salvation Army, Portobello Road: 2:30 Rock ‘n’ Roll for babies from 3 months.  3:05 and 3:40 Hiegh-Ho for toddlers from 12 months.  4:15 Jiggety-Jig for 2 and 3 year olds.

 Kensington Leisure Centre, Walmer Road,  Courtneys Jungle Gym (1 – 8 yrs) ring to confirm availability.

Kensington Leisure Centre, Walmer Road, Teaching Pool open swim (ring to confirm)

 Tuesday

Monkey Music The Club Room, Portobello Court, w11.  9:20 Ding-Dong, for 3 and 4 year olds.  9:55 Jiggety-Jig for 2 and 3 year olds.  10:30 and 11:05 Heigh-Ho for toddlers from 12 months.  11:40 Rock ‘n’ Roll for babies from 3 months.

St. Peter’s Under 3, St. Peter’s Church (0-3) Tuesday 10-11:45, £2.50

St. George’s Camden Hill, Baby and Toddler Group: Tuesdays 10-11:30am.  Teas, coffees, songs and singing.

Kensington Leisure Centre, Walmer Road,  Courtneys Jungle Gym (1 – 8 yrs) ring to confirm availability.

Kensington Leisure Centre, Walmer Road, Teaching Pool open swim (ring to confirm)

Wednesday

St. Peter’s Under 3, St. Peter’s Church (0-3) Wednesday 9:45-11:45, £2.50

St. George’s Camden Hill, Baby and Toddler Group: Wednesdays 10-11:30am.  Teas, coffees, songs and singing.

St. Stephen’s Church, Westbourne Park Road (entrance on Talbot Road), Monkey Music: 2:30 Rock ‘n’ Roll, babies from 3 months.  3:05 and 3:40, Heigh-Ho, toddlers from 12 months.  4:15, Jiggety-Jig, 2 and 3 year olds.

Kensington Leisure Centre, Walmer Road,  Courtneys Jungle Gym (1 – 8 yrs) ring to confirm availability.

Kensington Leisure Centre, Walmer Road, Teaching Pool open swim (ring to confirm)

Thursday

St. Peter’s Under 3, St. Peter’s Church (0-3) Thursday 9:45-11:30, £2.50

St. Stephen’s Church, Westbourne Park Road (entrance on Talbot Road), 9:25 Heigh-Ho, toddlers from 12 months. 10am Jiggety-Jog, 2 and 3 year olds.  10:35 and 10:10, Heigh-Ho, toddlers from 12 months.  11:45 Rock ‘n’ Roll, babies from 3 months.

St. Peter’s Church, Bumps and Babies, 2:30 – 4:30pm, http://www.nct.org.uk/branches/kensington-chelsea/parent-support/bumps-babies-st-peters-notting-hill

Kensington Leisure Centre, Walmer Road,  Courtneys Jungle Gym (1 – 8 yrs) ring to confirm availability.

Kensington Leisure Centre, Walmer Road, Teaching Pool open swim (ring to confirm)

Friday

Monkey Music, The Club Room: 10:15 Heigh-ho for toddlers from 12 months.  10:40 Rock ‘n’ Roll for infants over 3 months.

St. Peter’s Under 3, St. Peter’s Church (0-3) Tuesdays – Fridays 9:45 – 11:45, £2.50

Kensington Leisure Centre, Walmer Road,  Courtneys Jungle Gym (1 – 8 yrs) ring to confirm availability.

Kensington Leisure Centre, Walmer Road, Teaching Pool open swim (ring to confirm)

Monkey Music

Where do Notting Hill Mums go to meet other mums, why Monkey Music Notting Hill of course!!
Come join the charismatic duo, Alex and Eloise Trippier, for Notting Hill’s hands-down favourite baby and toddler music classes.  Alex was the 2012 National WO4LO “Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Under 5s South”; come along for a free trial and see what all the rave reviews are about.
Monkey Music Notting Hill is perhaps one of the best ways to get out and meet local mums while enjoying some time with your child.  You don’t clean, email, upload photos or any of the other thousands of necessary and/or optional distractions that interrupt time with your child.
Choose from Rock ‘n’ Roll classes for Babies from 3 months; the Heigh-Ho classes for Toddlers from 12 months; Jiggety-Jig for the 2 and 3 year olds; and Ding-Dong for 3 and 4 year olds making a little music school for your little ones to progress through.  There is something for infants, babies, crawlers, cruisers, toddlers, pre-schoolers, mummies, daddies, nans, granddads, nannies, and more.
Classes held at the charming St. Stephen’s Church on Westbourne Park Rd; The Clubroom, Portobello Court (corner of Westbourne Grove and Portobello Rd, gorgeous venue); Essex Church at Notting Hill Gate; Whole Foods on High Street Kensington; and underneath the Kensington Library on Phillimore Walk and St Barnabas in Holland Park.  Give Zed, the office manager, a ring, and find out more about Monkey Music Notting Hill.  0208 438 0189 or email hampstead.nottinghill@monkeymusic.co.uk

 

Kensington Gardens:

As tribute to Princess Diana, the gardens of her former home are a dream for children.  They are some of the most amazing space in London for little ones.

 

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

First and foremost, “the pirate ship park,” as the locals call it, is just a perfect children’s place.  There is a giant, monitored gate around the entire park, you must have a child to enter and children are not allowed to enter unattended.  For the very small, there are baby swings, sand areas with structures to cruise along, tiny houses clustered over woodchips and a lovely grass area to put a blanket down.  For the bigger kids, there is a giant pirate ship with ropey bridges, ladders, sandy gallows (definitely NOT where you would take two toddlers by yourself).  There is a fountain with shallow puddles in the summer, a giant climbing frame with bridges, slides and catwalks.  There is a sensory garden with instruments and other tactile areas to explore.

The Memorial Playground has a refreshment stand serving fresh baked flat bread pizza, neighbourhood favourite, along with coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit and sandwiches.

The toilets are tricky to get a wide buggy into, but are family friendly.

The Sunken Garden

The gardens surrounding Kensington Palace are a great place to take little ones for a wander.  They are somewhat fenced in, free from dogs, cyclists and roller bladders and there are lots of beautiful flower beds and trees to look at.  Inside the sunken garden is a fountain.

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