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
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Africa Utopia Catwalk show
Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival

Matt Hatter Chronicles Season 3 Premiere at Vue Cinemas

I must admit I had no idea who Matt Hatter was when we were invited to the red carpet premiere of Season 3 of the Matt Hatter Chronicles. The babes don’t watch that much regular TV these days, preferring YouTube or Amazon Prime Instant Video. However both boys somehow knew all about Matt Hatter and… 

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Busting moves at Disco Loco in the Park

Disco Loco in the Park: A Perfect Little Festival!

    Disco Loco in the Park was the final fling of the summer holidays and boy did they go out swinging. Hundreds of fun-lovers, ravers and mini misbehavers turned out for the family festival in gorgeous Springfield Park. After days of cloud, the sun came out blazing and everybody was in a party mood…. 

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Lords Cricket Ground

Lord’s Cricket Courses for Kids (Babes Review)

    Howzat! The boys were invited** to their first ever cricket lessons at the historic ‘home of cricket’ this summer. Lord’s MCC Cricket Academy offers cricket courses for kids, from ages 3 to 17, throughout the year in holiday or weekly term time sessions. There are three levels for younger children: Future Stars (ages… 

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London Kids Weekend Scoop (Aug 29-31, 2014)

  Believe it or not, it’s the final weekend of August and the last weekend of summer holidays. I have to admit I’m a little bit sad. And more than a little bit relieved! How about you? There are some great things to do with kids in London this weekend and the weather’s meant to… 

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Charing Cross Hotel

Charing Cross Hotel Review: Family Rooms and Kids Afternoon Tea!

  Charing Cross Hotel has a deceptively modest entrance, right beside Charing Cross Station. When we walked in and were greeted by the cheerful receptionist and doorman, they informed us part of the hotel is still under refurbishment and was closed off. As they led us past the lobby, it felt a little like entering… 

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Milo & Hector's White Russians

Milo & Hector’s Tremendous Ice Cream Sandwiches (Eat London with Kids)

Ice cream sandwiches have become a staple dessert at Babes HQ. They’re so simple to make (two cookies and a slab of ice cream in between) and create a sweet treat that takes you right back to childhood. So it took me about two seconds to accept an invitation to Milo & Hector’s Tremendous Ice… 

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Jed and Rufus in Kiddy Cars at Westfield

Westfield Stratford Kids Events for Summer

I remember taking my two boys (Jed was still in a pushchair) to Westfield Stratford on the second Saturday after its grand opening. While I was impressed by its size and scope, I could also barely move past the crush of shoppers. Daft move. But since then I’ve made many happy trips to Westfield Stratford… 

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Smart Portable Chargers for your Phone or Tablet (Braven BRV-Bank Review)

One of the major challenges of going camping for me is feeling cut off from the world. Yes I know, on some level it’s great to unplug from daily life and simply connect with nature. But if you’re a 21st century digital mama, it’s hard to review a camping festival when you can’t Tweet, Instagram… 

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