Weekend Scoop for London Families (Aug 3-5, 2012)


We’re celebrating African Fashion this week, along with Mr Punch’s ongoing birthday bash and of course Olympic action around town. Lots of family fun this first weekend of August! Fri: Small World: Paint a Postcard Family Day at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton St, SE1 (London Bridge/Southwark tube)Join the Royal Watercolour Society and use free materials… 

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30 Coolest Things to do in London with Kids Summer 2012


How to keep your cool with the knee-high crowd throughout the summer holidays 2012. FUN & GAMES 1. Get batty at Ping London, with 100 ping pong tables popping up across the Capital, everywhere from Leicester Square to St Pancras Station. Daily, FREE (until Aug 1) 2. It’s Play Day, the national day of play… 

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Weekend Scoop for London Families (Jun 29-Jul 1, 2012)


So little time, so much fun for London kids and families. It’s all happening in East London with ping pong tournaments, African music festival, and a massive party to launch the amazing London Pleasure Gardens. Enjoy! From Fri: Ping! London, across LondonLondon’s hottest tables are now outdoors with ping pong spots springing up all over… 

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Weekend Scoop for London Families (May 18-20, 2012)


There’s Museums at Night and loads of multicultural family fun to get stuck into this weekend. Enjoy our picks! Fri-Sat: Museums at Night Weekend at National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, SW3 (Sloane Square tube)As part of the annual UK museum evenings festival, the National Army Museum hosts a Family Night where young ‘uns can… 

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Alan Davies presents A Night of Comedy for Freightliners Farm (Hot Ticket!)

A Night of Comedy for Freightliners Farm

I was gutted when I learned that our neighbourhood farm was threatened with closure last year, due to shortage of funding (the dreaded credit crunch strikes again). Freightliners Farm is part of the heart and soul of Islington and provides a welcome escape from the hubbub of central London. Then my friend Anyi, one of… 

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Weekend Scoop for London Families (Apr 19-22, 2012)


This weekend, explore a pop-up English garden taking over Trafalgar Square (Sat) and free Shakespearean sonnets at the Globe Theatre (Sun). Here’s more of what we like for London families: Until Sun: Drive at Westfield Stratford City, E15 (Stratford tube/overground)Petrol heads go motor mad at this special event featuring the latest in Eco-Cars, Supercars and… 

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Purple Dragon Chelsea: Ultimate Chic Retreat for City Families


Welcome to my crib. Ok, so it’s not exactly my crib — more like the play space I own in my fantasies. Purple Dragon, an exclusive family members’ club in Chelsea (founded by Sharai Meyers, former muse to Roland Meuret), is the kind of joint that makes you want to kick off your shoes and… 

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Trendy Toddlers on Brick Lane

Clarks football boots

We were out on Brick Lane last Sunday, feeling like bad boys in our sunglasses. Mummy took a picture of us outside a shop called Rokit and she gave us high fives for ‘attitude’. So many people were waving and pointing and clicking cameras, I almost thought I was famous (well, we do have our… 

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