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Kids in London – Safe play space, sports and animals at Coram’s Fields in Bloomsbury

Thursday 26th of March 2015

Coram's Fields – in Bloomsbury between Holborn and King’s Cross - is a seven acre playground and park for children and young people living in or visiting London that is owned and managed by a charity....read the rest



Kids in London – A real family film with Rihanna in “Home”

Monday 16th of March 2015

As kids’ films go this one was pretty good. Dreamworks has scored another (slow-burn) hit I think. The shrieks of laughter from the small people in the audience were matched by the chortles from the m...read the rest



Kids in London – Deep sea fun with Octonauts Live at Richmond Theatre

Sunday 1st of March 2015

I admit I wasn’t familiar with the Octonauts but I happily joined the ranks of cadets at Richmond Theatre yesterday afternoon. The show is based on the Ceebeebies TV show, which used real life marine ...read the rest



Kids’ delight at The Sooty Show

Monday 26th of January 2015

It’s amazing to think that this small orange bear is 66 years old and yet still manages to delight the diddlies. At Richmond Theatre yesterday, I was enveloped in the blissful sound of little folk lau...read the rest




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Mini-Vault at Waterloo – A magical world for under 11s

Monday 5th of January 2015

The Vault Festival takes place each year in the Leake Street tunnels underneath Waterloo train station (28th January and 8th March 2015).

This year they introduce “mini-Vault” for the under 11s. H...read the rest



Kids in London – Christmas at Kew 2014

Sunday 21st of December 2014

Having enjoyed this festive evening so much last year http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/blogs/showblog.php?post=2890 we returned this year full of enthusiasm especially as they said that the trail had been...read the rest



Moomin shop, Lego reindeer and Christmas cheer in Covent Garden

Friday 12th of December 2014

Covent Garden never fails to be a joy to kids and adults alike and Christmas time is no exception. Lots of kiosks sell mulled wine for the adults and the kids can look in wonder at the decorations whi...read the rest



The stars turn out to support Jerry Hall in Snow White pantomime at Richmond Theatre

Friday 12th of December 2014

Kids love panto – all that cheering and singing. And adults (men especially) will love this one too. After all, what’s not to like about the amazing legs of Jerry Hall and her surprisingly good abilit...read the rest



Kids in London – Dinosaurs, wildlife photography and skating at The Natural History Museum

Thursday 27th of November 2014

Every parent knows the value of a visit to South Kensington and the Natural History Museum – what child isn’t excited to see those dinosaur bones and all manner of creatures? But as Christmas time app...read the rest



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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