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Kids in London – Jungle Book musical fun

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Move over Disney there’s a new show in town - one that delights the kids, accommodates a variety of musical tastes and gets across some subtle, wholesome messages about difference, diversity and unc...read the rest



It’s Panto time! Aladdin at Richmond Theatre with Christopher Biggins

Thursday 14th of December 2017

Nothing ignites the Christmas spirit quite like good old-fashioned, audience participation at a pantomime.

This year’s offering has something for everyone – toned energetic young dancers, corn...read the rest



Kids in London: Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland

Monday 20th of November 2017

I’ve been going to Kew Gardens’ “Christmas at Kew” for the last few years which is always popular with kids and adults alike. However, this year I returned to Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland ...read the rest



Kids in London – Kew Gardens in Autumn

Saturday 21st of October 2017

A stroll around Kew Gardens to enjoy the Autumnal colours (there’s facepainting during Artful Autumn until the end of October) should be on your half term list.

Once the kids have had a chance t...read the rest




Kids in London - Joyous Joseph and his Technicolor Dream Coat

Tuesday 10th of October 2017

This show has it all: An imaginative palm tree and sweeping steps stage, humorous props (including inflatable sheep, singing camels and a menacing sphynx), bright and colourful lighting, uplifting liv...read the rest



Kids in London – Railway Children at Richmond Theatre

Wednesday 30th of August 2017

This timeless E Nesbit story is bought to life beautifully by a talented cast, imaginative staging and a healthy dose of humour. And, of course, lots of trains – films of trains and model trains and...read the rest



Kids in London - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Monday 7th of August 2017

When I saw the trailer months ago I was excited – it looked like Valerian could be a classic like Avatar. I put the release date into my diary.

So on Saturday we went along to see the 3D version....read the rest



Kids in London – Design Museum and Holland Park

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

A cheap and action packed day for the kids is on hand at The Design Museum and Holland Park. The nearest tube stations are Earl’s Court and Kensington High Street.

The Design Museum

I hadn’t...read the rest



Kids in London – Dinosaur World show

Friday 21st of April 2017

I was cross with myself for missing the dinosaur fun at Jurassic Kingdom at Osterley Park over Easter. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park-and-house/whats-on/jurassic-kingdom-at-osterley-pa...read the rest



Kids in London – Barnes Children’s Literature Festival 2017

Friday 10th of March 2017

Head South of the river on the weekend of 13th and 14th May as various venues on and around Barnes Pond will be hosting events for the Children’s Literary Festival. There will be author talks, works...read the rest



Kids in London – Mother’s Day cake decorating at Fortnum & Mason

Friday 10th of March 2017

On Saturday 25th March (the day before Mothering Sunday) Fortnum & Mason – that fabulous store on Piccadilly – will be hosting cake decorating sessions for kids between the ages of five and 12. Ki...read the rest



Kids in London – Princesses and Pirates at Secret Garden Play Café in Kingston

Friday 3rd of February 2017

My kids used to love pottery cafes and they are a great option during the half term school holidays when the weather can be unpredictable.

The Secret Garden Play Café is in Kingston – just a few...read the rest



Kids in London – The Lego store in Leicester Square

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Leicester Square is a great place to take your kids. As well as all the cinemas and a massive McDonalds there are other childish delights such as Shakeshack, M&M (all that chocolate!) and the Nickelod...read the rest



Kids in London – Christmas at Kew Gardens

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

A night time visit to Christmas at Kew Gardens has now become a firm fixture in the Christmas celebrations – we usually go as a group with both family members and friends. It seems to bring joy to e...read the rest



Kids in London – Back to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Monday 19th of December 2016

I’ve been going to Winter Wonderland since it first started 10 years ago although I missed out the last two years.

My daughter had previously had her birthday outings there – complete with skat...read the rest



Kids in London – Family Travel Show at Olympia

Saturday 1st of October 2016

How do you decide on your next family holiday? Possibly glued to a laptop screen. Well here’s an interesting alternative that involves the kids.

Today I took a trip to Olympia (10 minutes’ walk...read the rest



Kids in London – Churchill Cabinet War Rooms

Friday 16th of September 2016

With the launch of the new five pound note – featuring Winston Churchill – there’s a heightened interest in visiting the dark, underground rooms at The Churchill Cabinet War Rooms in Westminster...read the rest



Kids in London – Adventure playground and animals at Queen’s Park

Wednesday 24th of August 2016

Just 10 minutes’ walk from Queen’s Park tube station there is a wonderful park.

There are plenty of paths and a trim trail for those who want to keep fit in the green. There’s grass and trees...read the rest



Kids in London – So much to see and do at The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill

Wednesday 27th of July 2016

I think this museum and gardens wins the prize for offering so many different diversions for children – both inside and outside for fair weather and foul – and most of them are free.

THE MUSEUM...read the rest



Kids in London – Secret Life of Pets

Thursday 30th of June 2016

If you’re fed up with the miserable weather and the fallout from the Brexit debacle, then grab yourself some kids and head on down to the cinema for guaranteed smiles.

The Secret Life of Pets, f...read the rest



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