London day trips for you and your baby

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Southbank Winter Festival and Covent Garden

Posted on Thursday, 20 November, 2014 in Featured, Festivals, News | 0 comments

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Southbank Winter Festival and Covent Garden

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around London, with decorations springing up and lights gradually being switched on.

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What’s on at the weekend? – 22, 23 November 2014

Posted on Thursday, 20 November, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 22, 23 November 2014

This weekend stroll in Enchanted Woodland, feed reindeer, be a renegade, see celebrities or head to a Winter Wonderland…

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What’s on at the weekend? – 15, 16 November 2014

Posted on Thursday, 13 November, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 15, 16 November 2014

This weekend heralds the arrival of Christmas Markets. Elsewhere, listen to Town Hall Tales, try your hand at zoology, or go on another Paddington themed adventure…

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Paddington Trail

Posted on Thursday, 6 November, 2014 in News, Sunny day, Walks | 0 comments

Paddington Trail

There’s a Paddington movie out in November and, in celebration, 50 statues of everyone’s favourite Peruvian bear have popped up all over London.

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What’s on at the weekend? – 8, 9 November 2014

Posted on Thursday, 6 November, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 8, 9 November 2014

Free stuff to do this weekend in London: go on a bear hunt, watch a parade, celebrate Diwali, see that poppy installation…

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Paddington: Illustrated and Animated – House of Illustration

Posted on Thursday, 6 November, 2014 in Galleries, Rainy day | 0 comments

Paddington: Illustrated and Animated – House of Illustration

Early indications suggest that you will not be able to escape Paddington Bear in the run-up to the launch of the first Paddington movie on 28 November. Not only have we been spotting decorated Paddington statues around town this week, but the House of Illustration in King’s Cross is also currently home to a new exhibition starring the diminutive Peruvian bear.

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – Tower of London

Posted on Thursday, 6 November, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – Tower of London

This week we joined the hordes of people visiting the Tower of London to see the flood of ceramic poppies installed to mark the centenary of the First World War. Regardless of whether you approve of the installation or agree with its detractors, it’s hard not to be both impressed and moved by it when you visit in person. The poppies will be removed gradually following Armistice Day. Details here

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Bringing stories to life – Storytime Sounds app featuring Halloween sounds board

Posted on Thursday, 30 October, 2014 in Products | 0 comments

Bringing stories to life – Storytime Sounds app featuring Halloween sounds board

We were invited by Mumsnet* to review a free Storytime Sounds app launched by notonthehighstreet.com. We’re always looking for fun apps to keep the boys entertained on our travels so it seemed that this could be perfect for us. Plus it’s free – hooray.

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What’s on at the weekend? – 25, 26 October 2014

Posted on Thursday, 23 October, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 25, 26 October 2014

This weekend get spooky at the Horniman Museum, go to an apple festival, see Paddington and visit a Lockkeeper’s Cottage… 

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Big Fish Little Fish at The Bedford, Balham – Review

Posted on Thursday, 16 October, 2014 in Featured, Festivals, Rainy day | 0 comments

Big Fish Little Fish at The Bedford, Balham – Review

We were invited to a Halloween-themed family rave at The Bedford in Balham last Sunday afternoon by the kind people behind Big Fish Little Fish. On parking just around the corner from the venue we knew we were in the right place as a succession of small witches, cats and pumpkins toddled excitedly past.  With our own little day-glo pumpkin impersonator (and his little brother) in tow, we joined the queue to get our entry stamps and complimentary glow sticks.

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What’s on at the weekend? – 18, 19 October 2014

Posted on Thursday, 16 October, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 18, 19 October 2014

This weekend enjoy a children’s book festival, celebrate Diwali, explore autumn gardens or go to a vintage street party…

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What’s on at the weekend? – 11, 12 October 2014

Posted on Thursday, 9 October, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 11, 12 October 2014

This weekend festivals abound in the capital – from the age of steam and music halls to African culture and Diwali celebrations, enjoy an outdoor extravaganza before the temperatures start to plummet…

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Big Fish Little Fish

Posted on Thursday, 9 October, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Do you hanker after the days of clubs and festivals but just can’t manage it now you’ve got a family? Big Fish Little Fish (BFLF) music and dance parties could be the answer! The weekend afternoon parties (“for the post-rave generation of parents and kids”) take place in quirky venues with music provided by established club and festival DJs, plus activities for all the family. Expect to feel like you are at a mini-festival with club visuals, balloons, glowsticks, bubble machines and confetti; a children’s craft area; a cake stall; a licensed bar; and a baby-friendly chill-out room.

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What’s on at the weekend? – 27, 28 September 2014

Posted on Thursday, 25 September, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 27, 28 September 2014

This weekend why not kick off on Friday with a celebration of all things Malaysian, followed by a River Race on Saturday and either a party or a parade on Sunday…

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What’s on at the weekend? – 20, 21 September 2014

Posted on Thursday, 18 September, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 20, 21 September 2014

Choose from a street festival, a waterfront festival, Open House London and making your mark on Borough Market…

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Ancient lives, new discoveries: British Museum (Parents and Carers View)

Posted on Thursday, 11 September, 2014 in Featured, Museums, News, Rainy day | 0 comments

Ancient lives, new discoveries: British Museum (Parents and Carers View)

We were invited to a special parents and carers view of Ancient lives, new discoveries at the British Museum this week. This new initiative sets aside a two hour slot during which parents and carers can bring children of any age to the Museum’s current exhibition without worrying about disturbing people – plus there’s a free tea or coffee for the adults in the café afterwards. So, how was it for us?

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What’s on at the weekend? – 13, 14 September 2014

Posted on Thursday, 11 September, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 13, 14 September 2014

This weekend it’s all a bit festive with partying along the Thames and in Hackney and Stockwell.

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What’s on at the weekend? – 30, 31 August 2014

Posted on Thursday, 28 August, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 30, 31 August 2014

Before the summer is finally over and everyone goes back to school (metaphorically if not literally), there’s still some festive fun to be had in the Capital this weekend. Whether you’re into music, sports or history – there’s something to celebrate this weekend…

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Mummies for Mummies* at the British Museum

Posted on Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 in Museums, News, Rainy day | 0 comments

Mummies for Mummies* at the British Museum

(*and Daddies and Carers…)

Calling all culture vultures – the British Museum is holding a special preview of its latest exhibition just for parents/carers and their children. On Tuesday 9 September between 10am and 12pm, the Ancient Lives, New Discoveries exhibition, featuring eight mummies from ancient Egypt and Sudan, will be open exclusively to parents and carers and their children.

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What’s on at the Bank Holiday weekend? – 23, 24, 25 August 2014

Posted on Thursday, 21 August, 2014 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the Bank Holiday weekend? – 23, 24, 25 August 2014

Everyone is clearly heading to the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend, as there doesn’t seem to be much else happening. Nonetheless, if you’re not planning on watching the parades, you could try an Olympic boat trip or a food festival in a Royal Palace…

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