Charles Petillon Covent Garden balloons

Bank Holiday Weekend | London Kids Scoop (August 27-31, 2015)

    We’re back, baby! After an amazing (and emotional/exhausting) 6 weeks away in Nigeria, we returned to London last week and we’re slowly finding our UK flow again. This Bank Holiday weekend sees the babes heading to join our main man Big Apple Hot Dogs at Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival where Groove Armada, Dizzee… 

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Inmoov Robot Somerset House
Rockabye Baby
Global Streets The Colour of Time
National Women in Engineering Day #Girlpower Panel

Celebrating the Women that Build, Make and Create our World #GirlPower

    Let me be real: maths was never my strong point. I was that kid at school whose eyes would glaze over when it came to ‘the science part’. I’ve always been naturally drawn to literature and the arts, but I do wonder sometimes if things might have been different if I’d had more… 

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London Kids Weekend Scoop

London Kids Weekend Scoop (June 26-28, 2015)

    Is summer here at last? We’ll keep our fingers crossed the weather lingers for the weekend in London. Do head outdoors for Wimbledon screenings (from Monday), city festivals from Hyde Park to Greenwich, an urban beach in West London, dragon boat racing and more. All in our London Kids Weekend Scoop!    … 

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Family Photo Shoot Natasha Alipour Faridani Jed stairs close-up

Our Family Photo Shoot by Natasha Alipour-Faridani (+ Giveaway)

    When I first met Natasha, she was shooting tiny ravers at Big Fish Little Fish. We swapped details and a while later, she suggested a family photoshoot at our home in Islington. I wasn’t sure what to expect from our family photo shoot by Natasha Alipour-Faridani: should I select a range of outfits?… 

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Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Top 20 Family Friendly Festivals in London and Beyond (2015)

    Top 20 Family Friendly Festivals in London and Beyond (2015)   Festival season is well and truly underway. Newcomers on the festival scene this year included Geronimo Festival in Tatton Park and the Urban Village Fete in Greenwich both in May. They’ve rounded up Hay Festival of Literature and Wychwood Festival and I… 

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Father’s Day London Kids Weekend Scoop (June 18-21, 2015)

    It’s the Father’s Day special of our London Kids Weekend Scoop with ideas to entertain your poppa and the rest of the family ranging from a foodie festival in Regent’s Park to a hip hop groove in Shoreditch. Our highlights: Father’s Day Italian Supper Club at the Doodle Bar, Taste of London, Sunset… 

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Jamie's Italian outside

Jamie’s Italian (Eat London with Kids)

    The first thing I noticed about Jamie’s Italian at Westfield London is that it’s huge — it seems to stretch on for a mile. The place was fairly empty when we arrived at 6 but soon filled up with diners. I spotted TV presenter Jasmine Dotiwala (remember her from MTV and The Word… 

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Big Wild Rumpus

London Kids Weekend Scoop (June 12-14, 2015)

    I’ve been ill this week so apologies for the late guide. Wonderful activities happening this weekend in London include Big Wild Rumpus across London, circus at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre, Open Garden Squares weekend, Trooping the Colour for the Queen’s Birthday, the final party for Big Fish Little Fish, a crazy big slide… 

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Classical Babies Villa Pia concert with Caroline Kennedy

Classical Babies Italian Opera Morning with Villa Pia!

    Italian arias, prosecco and gorgeous Tuscany vistas… it was all in a morning’s work at the Classical Babies family concert held last month in association with Villa Pia.     Villa Pia is our wonderful Mothers & Shakers client, a stunning 17 bedroom villa in Lippiano, on the border of Tuscany and Umbria…. 

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