Hotel Chocolat Toasty Toddies

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Gift Boxes (12 Days of Xmas 2016)

    I’m bursting with excitement (not chocolate, honest!) to announce that luxury chocolatiers HOTEL CHOCOLAT will be the first in our 12 Days of Xmas 2016 giveaways. We’ve had some stellar prizes in our annual Christmas giveaways series, and it’s a delight to welcome some of my favourite brands back each year. Hotel Chocolat… 

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Muppet Christmas Carol
Hackney Empire Sleeping Beauty cast
Bodean's platter
The Cat in the Hat
Moana

Moana: Disney’s Feisty New Heroine

    Move over, Frozen, there’s a new Disney babe in town and her name’s MOANA. Disney has been crushing it in 2016 with the release of instant classics like Zootropolis, The Jungle Book and Finding Dory, all vying for spots in our favourite family films of all time. I’m abnormally excited about the live… 

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Underneath a Magical Moon

London Kids Weekend Scoop (November 24-27, 2016)

    We’re back with another London Kids Weekend Scoop showing off the best of our city for families with some great children’s theatre, family friendly arts events and kids cinema picks to keep you busy. The Christmas in London guide is jam-packed with ideas to slot into your planner for the festive period, in… 

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Imaginary Fred Jed reading

Imaginary Fred: The Boy who Longed to Be

      Allow me to introduce you to Imaginary Fred, the latest addition** to the Babes about Town family. Fred’s thinner than paper yet larger than life. The boys have been captivated by his story ever since he found his way into our home. As you might have guessed from the image and the… 

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santa-skating

Christmas in London 2016: 30 COOLEST Things to do with Kids

    Christmas in London is one of our favourite times to be in the capital. As ever, I’ve listed 30 coolest Things to Do with Kids this Christmas from Hogwarts in the Snow, to the Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade this weekend, Winter Wonderlands and ice skating rinks open through February. Here’s to a fabulous… 

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Ciao Gusto hamper gift

Ciao Gusto at Ocado: Shop, Cook & Eat Italian!

    After our recent trip to Villa Pia in Umbria, I am completely besotted with the Italian countryside, culture and food (oh the food). I’ll tell you more about our Italy adventures in an upcoming post, but first let me introduce you to Ciao Gusto.     Ciao Gusto is an umbrella group —… 

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Babyccino Kids The Shop Up 2016

Babyccino Kids: The Shop Up 2016

    It’s crazy that two years have passed since we first told you about Babyccino Kids: The Shop Up, the fabulous two-day shopping fest in December. Where have the weeks, months and years gone? I’m still in shock that we’re practically sleigh-flying towards Christmas and 2017, but at least there are winter festivals, Christmas… 

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Win Tickets to The Snowman at Sadler’s Wells!

    Reindeer dancing, penguins waddling, a boy and his snow pal walking on the air… One of the most magical experiences I’ve had with my babes at the theatre was watching The Snowman at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre. A festive tradition for Londoners, almost akin to the tree going up at Trafalgar Square and… 

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Tales from the Shed at Old Vic

London Kids Weekend Scoop (November 10-13, 2016)

    It’s been a very difficult couple of days for the world at large and Americans in particular, but here in London we can focus on celebrating a rich, diverse, multicultural, open-minded, fair-playing and welcoming environment for people of all ages. The London Kids Weekend Scoop features family theatre, the Southbank Centre Winter Festival,… 

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