Greenwich + Docklands Festival

London Kids Weekend Scoop (June 23-26, 2016)

    Today’s a big day for the UK and Europe, I’ve cast my vote and I’m very firmly in the REMAIN camp. Fingers crossed for the best possible result. UPDATE Friday 24: Well that didn’t work out. Safe to say I’m gutted, but let’s try and keep our chin ups and remember that London… 

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London Zoo Sunset Safari
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London Kids Weekend Scoop (June 9-12, 2016)

    Recovered from half term yet? There’s only 6 weeks or so to go until the endless stretch of summer holidays; but don’t worry, we’ll have you covered. In the meantime, check out all the fabulous things to do in the London Kids Weekend Scoop. Don’t forget to drop me a line if you… 

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May Half Term London Kids Scoop

    Here we are, back with another May half term, and didn’t that come around quickly? Make the most of the next 10 days of holidays with our May half term scoop packed with family theatre, family film, family festivals, special events and outdoor activities you should check out. Have fun whatever you do!… 

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Streetdance Family: Entity Allstars Light Up the Screen

    Lights, camera, leotards? As my boys would say ‘aww heeellll naw’ (yup they love coming over all American, thanks to watching various YouTubers). Streetdance Family brings urban dance centre stage… no sparkles or jazz hands in sight. Entity Allstars are kids from east London with guts, talent and attitude to match. They put… 

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The Making of Harry Potter: Going Inside No. 4 Privet Drive

    I’d heard amazing things about the Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour. But nothing prepared me for our visit** earlier this month, when we were among the first people in the world to enter No. 4 Privet Drive. To be honest, I was mostly excited for my 10-year-old companion, a huge Harry Potter… 

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A Real Mermaids Tale Polka Theatre

London Kids Weekend Scoop (May 19-22, 2016)

    Happy Thursday! Today we’re flipping out about the new trampoline park in south London, a cycling festival in east London, a family rave in West London, pesky pirates in north London and a hairy tale in the heart of the city, at Regent’s Park! Never say we don’t have the capital covered, baby…. 

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Top 25 Family Festivals in London and Beyond (2016)

    Festival season seems to come round faster and faster each year. For 2016, I’m migrating my Top 25 Family Festivals in London and Beyond guide to its very own page on Babes about Town, with a new format for easy updating as the list of family festivals grows larger and lovelier each year!… 

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London Kids Weekend Scoop (May 13-15, 2016)

    There’s so much happening for adult and kids weekend wanderers in London, hard to squeeze it all in! We’re excited about the Urban Village Fete, checking out a preview of Alice Through the Looking Glass, and the opening of Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Of course the London… 

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Capsule Wardrobe Ideas for a Short Break

      It’s that awkward time of year when you’re not sure whether to take a jacket, leave the brolly at home (um, don’t… it’s London innit?) or finally break out your pedicured toes in some nifty sandals. The British weather has outdone itself this ’springtime’ by managing to rain, snow, sleet, hail, thunderstorm,… 

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