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Kids in London – Barmy Britain Horrible Histories Live on Stage at the Garrick Theatre

Monday 11th of August 2014
The Horrible History books were a firm favourite for my kids when they were young so I was keen to see how they translated onto the stage. We braved the torrential rain yesterday and walked the short ...read the rest

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Mousical fun with ballet girls and hip hop boys at Angelina Ballerina

Saturday 9th of August 2014
I have to say that the word on the street from the mums’ network wasn’t encouraging. Still, I pottered down to Richmond Theatre to see for myself. The gang of excited little girls aged from two to sev...read the rest

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Kids in London – “My underpants rule” book to keep kids safe from sexual predators

Tuesday 5th of August 2014
With all the media coverage of the trials of sexual predators, parents may be worried about how best to alert their children to the possible danger without causing unnecessary alarm on such a delicate...read the rest

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Kids in London – Cute animals at Vauxhall City Farm

Saturday 2nd of August 2014
After seeing this urban farm from the train so many times on my way into Waterloo, I was delighted when my daughter said that she’d quite like to visit.

Within five minutes of leaving Vauxhall trai...read the rest

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Kids in London – Where to get wet and other (free) fun

Friday 1st of August 2014
Back in 2011 I wrote a blog post about the great fun that kids were having playing in the fountains at Somerset House. (Mind you, I think with the summer open air film series these ones are temporaril...read the rest

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Kids in London – Farmyard fun at “What the ladybird heard” at Richmond Theatre

Saturday 5th of July 2014
I felt a bit left out while waiting for my tickets – everyone else seemed to have either a buggy (the ground floor bar had been converted into a buggy park for the event) or a babe in arms. But when I...read the rest

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Kids in London – Superb storytelling at “Twelfth Night re-imagined for everyone 6+” at Regent’s Open Air Theatre

Saturday 28th of June 2014
When the sun shines there is no better way to spend an afternoon in London than at Regent’s Park open air theatre. Yesterday was a fabulous example – and designed especially for kids. I’d spent some t...read the rest

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Kids in London - Fun and games at The Last Frontier Alaskan seafood pop up in Pimlico

Monday 23rd of June 2014
I was lured with a promise of al fresco cookery and culture lessons and a whole lot of Alaskan seafood. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed on that front.

I lusted over shimmering silver salmon an...read the rest

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Kids in London – Green space and playground at Paddington Street Gardens

Friday 13th of June 2014
If you find yourself stuck in Central London with small people, it’s good to know where the parks are so that you can grab a breather while the kids burn off some energy playing. The other day I was w...read the rest

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Kids in London - Peppa Pig and friends at Richmond Theatre

Saturday 17th of May 2014
I borrowed my neighbour’s daughter who is six and a quarter year’s old to join lots of other small people – many of which were somewhat younger – to see Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. Not being an expert, I ...read the rest

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Kids in London - Yurts, bees and outside eating at The Skip Garden in King’s Cross

Saturday 17th of May 2014
When my kids were little I encouraged them into gardening activities with promises of “slow magic”. But at The Skip Garden it really is an adventure. There’s a sizeable yurt (Mongolian tent) for when ...read the rest

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Swords, technology and real soldiers and horses at The Household Cavalry Museum

Friday 11th of April 2014
Every visitor to and resident of London has probably been to see the changing of the guard. It’s one of London’s most famous things-to-see. But who knew that you could take a peek behind the scenes at...read the rest

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Divergent – Tomorrow’s girl power?

Sunday 6th of April 2014
After reading the novel, I recommended it to my teen daughter – who read it quickly and then consumed the two subsequent parts of the trilogy. As soon as she knew it was being made into a film, I was ...read the rest

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Kids in London – The Cartoon Museum, Holborn

Saturday 15th of March 2014
This tiny museum which opened in 2006 – just a stone’s throw from The British Museum (Holborn or Tottenham Court Road tube stations) – is easily missed as it is on side turning on Little Russell Stree...read the rest

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Kids in London – Crane Park river fun and a shot tower

Monday 3rd of March 2014
Tear the kids away from their technology and gadgets and get them out for some fresh air.

This park follows the path of a river (actually it’s The Duke of Northumberland’s Crane river, Mill stream ...read the rest

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Kids in London - Half term heaven at Eddie Catz in Putney and Wimbledon

Saturday 15th of February 2014
Half term is here and the weather is nasty. But fear not frantic parents – I’ve found a fabulous place offering all sorts of activities for little ones up to 10 years of age.

I popped into Eddie Ca...read the rest

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Kids in London – V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green

Monday 3rd of February 2014
The smart modern exterior of the building hides a fabulous collection of toy exhibits, an assortment of hands-on play activities for small people and an interesting history.
The foyer has some contem...read the rest

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Kids in London – Unicorn Theatre’s marvellous “The Pardoner’s Tale”

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014
Chaucer and children don’t mix. Wrong.

This fabulous production will hook every child. I know because I sat with around 200 of them from three school groups - from seven year olds in their fluoresc...read the rest

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Kids in London – Gone fishing!

Thursday 12th of December 2013
Despite being a born and bred Londoner, when I was a kid my dad used to take me fishing. A lot. As I grew up I would take myself on the bus from Fulham to Kingston and happily pull out all manner of s...read the rest

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Hooked on Henry Winkler and the entire cast of Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre

Tuesday 10th of December 2013
While we waited for the fun to start, Cockney characters talked to members of the audience and had us laughing and shouting. Small people everywhere were waving their flashing toys (hooks, swords, whi...read the rest

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