Vauxhall Christmas Tree Maze

London Kids Weekend Scoop (November 20-23, 2014)

    I’m starting to get a little of that seasonal buzz, as more and more Christmas family attractions keep opening. Here’s the London Kids Weekend Scoop filled with lovely things to do in London with kids including: Peter Pan on Stage, Live Reindeer in Covent Garden, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland opens, Christmas Tree Maze… 

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Khush Boo fragrances for kids
Muddy Puddles wellies
Brasserie Blanc Mixed Beans and Garlic Soup
Dusk at Young Vic
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Our Cutty Sark Adventure (with Gamar + Tootsa MacGinty)!

    Ahoy maties! Our Cutty Sark adventure took place on a beautifully sunny day in Greenwich over the October half term. The boys attracted lots of attention in their almost matching Tootsa MacGinty tops (scroll down for more about the brand). Cutty Sark is one of the world’s most famous ships and was once… 

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International Elf Service: Letters from the North Pole!

    Do you believe in magic? I don’t mean casting spells, or Nollywood style juju, or levitating like a freaky David Blaine. I’m talking about that feeling you get when your kids say their first lines in the Christmas play. Or the look of wonder in their eyes as they open that longed-for present… 

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Our Caravan Holiday at Park Resorts Kessingland Beach

    We’ve done a lot of ‘family firsts’ with Babes about Town and recently we had the opportunity to go on our first family caravan holiday** at Park Resorts Kessingland Beach. Ezra and Jed, who are camping converts after our festival trips, suddenly lost all interest in basic tent life when they saw the… 

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Lord Mayor's Show

London Kids Weekend Scoop + Bonfire Night Events (November 6-9, 2014)

    We love looking through our back window on Bonfire Night and seeing the sky burst into colour, as the smoky scents waft in. Did you go to a show on November 5th? If not, fear not, there’s still loads of fireworks in London to gawp at this weekend. And if you’re avoiding all… 

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Romeo & Juliet National Theatre

Romeo and Juliet at National Theatre for ages 8+ (Babes Review)

    I’ve seen countless adaptations of Romeo & Juliet, including the gorgeous Baz Lurhmann film with Leonardo diCaprio and Claire Danes. But I wasn’t sure what to expect for the National Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet, reworked for younger viewers. The story is transposed to a modern urban setting, with love across the boundaries portrayed… 

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Jump at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre (Babes Review)

    For a child of the ‘80s (and a teenager of the early ‘90s), it’s almost impossible to hear the title ‘Jump!’ without calling up images of Van Halen kicking out in rock leggings or hip hop duo Kriss Kross head-nodding in their hoodies. But now another act has captured my imagination: the spectacular… 

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Bonfire Night London | Kids Weekend Scoop (October 31-November 9, 2014)

    It’s Guy Fawkes Night coming up next week but you can watch fireworks in London from this Friday. As always, the Bonfire Night London weekend scoop features the best family friendly fireworks displays through this Friday all the way through next weekend, so you can take your babies, toddlers and big kids along… 

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Half Term London Kids Scoop (October 24-November 2)

    It’s a special Half Term London Kids Scoop bursting with activities to keep you and your family busy this weekend and over the next seven days. Let me know anything you tried and loved and hope to bump into some of you fabulous readers out and about! SPECIAL EVENTS Why? What’s Happening for… 

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