Dennis the Menace St Pancras

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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Halloween Dog Walk
Adventures in London Up at the O2
Little White Company Autumn
Paddington at House of Illustration
Box Upon a Time logo

Gifts for Parents: Box Upon a Time

    Don’t you just love receiving packages in the post? Even when you know what’s inside, there’s still a flutter of excitement as you tear open the box to reveal its contents. Subscription services have been a growing trend across Europe and the US for a while and now more and more of these… 

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Okido Monster Arcade

London Kids Weekend Scoop (October 9-12, 2014)

    Are you ready for the weekend? As usual, I’ve put together my favourite things to do with kids in London, from children’s theatre and family raving down south, to a steam extravaganza and barn dancing up north! Highlights include: DJ Terry Farley at Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave, Okido Monster Arcade at… 

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Holiday Inn family room

Featured: Take a Peppa Pig Mini Break!

    When I was growing up, the Notorious PIG on the block was the one and only Miss Piggy. What a diva.     For today’s preschoolers, it’s all about Peppa Pig, who’s not quite as fabulous but does have her own TV show, books, and theme park, and is currently touring the UK… 

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Fun Palaces

London Kids Weekend Scoop (October 4-5, 2014)

  Hmm… the weather’s a bit grim, so what to do with the kids in London this weekend? It’s all about Fun Palaces, more than 100 organisations across the UK celebrating the centenary of theatre director Joan Littlewood and her (then) revolutionary idea of the Fun Palace, ‘a temporary and movable home to the arts… 

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Jed with autograph at Lords

A Day out at Lord’s Cricket Ground

    There’s always something thrilling about live sports, even when you’re a bit clueless about the game. We had front row seats at the Royal London Cup One Day Finals at Lord’s cricket grounds, and I was glued to the action, even though the scoreboard might as well have been written in Greek. Luckily… 

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The Art of the Brick

London Kids Weekend Scoop (Sep 25-28, 2014)

  Some really exciting things to do in London with kids (and without) this weekend with family theatre, a LEGO exhibition, a celebration of Oliver Jeffers and a supper club just for mums. Tuck in! HOT TICKET: Punchdrunk Entertainment presents Against Doctor’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted at National Maritime Museum, Romney Rd, SE10… 

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London Kids Weekend Scoop (Sep 18-21, 2014)

The next few days are set to be action-packed as we check out cricket in Lords and a disco in Hackney Wick. If you’re looking for things to do with the kids this weekend, look no further. From family theatre to street festivals, we’ve got you covered! Thu-Sun: Fantastic Mr Fox at Little Angel Theatre,… 

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Grace Jones at On Blackheath

On Blackheath: A New London Festival to Treasure

  You can never quite tell with a new local festival: is it going to be worth your time and effort or, well, just a bit crap? We were invited** to check out the first ever On Blackheath Festival – two days of family friendly fun and live music on Blackheath Common with headliners Massive… 

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