We’ve rounded up some fab new activities aimed at mums and their little ones that are launching this month. Mark your calendars!
PostNatal Yoga at Trotters (in Turnham Green and Kensington)
Popular kids’ wear store Trotters has joined forces with postnatal fitness specialists Beez Kneez to host two special evenings for mum and baby at their branches in Turnham Green and High Street Kensington.
Come along for a session of gentle stretching, toning and breathing through a 45 minute demonstration led by Vicky of Beez Kneez followed by an expert Q&A. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and armed with a goodie bag stacked with products from Trotters, Beez Kneez and hot maternity brand 9 London. Evenings start 7pm, free entry. Call to book for Turnham Green (Wed May 4) 0208 742 1195 or Kensington High St (Wed May 11) 0207 937 9373.
Get Your Kit Out
Sew Over It in Clapham North, SW9
South London’s stitch and bitch posse have a brand new queen on the scene, with the arrival of funky studio, shop and cafe Sew Over It opening Wed May 4. Designer/founder Lisa Comfort and her crafty crew offer 25 classes along with sewing parties, tea and cakes and a regular Friday morning slot for mums with babies (10am-12pm). Learn to make your own versatile wrap dress, classy home accessories, or stylish clothing for your mini-me.
Visit Sew Over It at their Tea Party Launch on Sun May 8 between 12-5pm where you can have a browse, chat to Lisa and get a taste of what’s to come. Sew Over It is at 78 Landor Rd, Clapham North (just 16 mins from Oxford Circus tube). Tel: 0207 326 0376
West London Tots May Fair at The Alice House, Salusbury Rd, Queens Park NW6
West London Tots, a new parent and baby group, kicks off with its May Fair at the super swanky Alice House, featuring loads of stalls selling clothes, crafts, jewellery and other goodies plus gifts for Father’s Day. For adults, there’s Reiki, Indian head massage, crystal therapy and more nurturing in store.
You can sign up for upcoming classes in baby signing, massage, art, cookery, cocktail making and book club. The May Fair (Thu May 5) runs from 9.30am-1pm and is free to attend. The Alice House is at 53-55 Salusbury Rd, Queens Park. Find out more about West London Tots on their Facebook Group page.
Walk this Way
In Her Shoes Charity Walk, Southwark SE1
Put your best foot forward in this campaign led by international charity VSO to raise money for crucial research into maternal mortality. Mums, kids and dads too are invited to glam up in fancy shoes (you can decorate your own) for the ultimate power walk, along with actress Joanna Lumley, TV presenters Lorraine Kelly and Emily Maitlis, soul singer Beverley Knight, comic Miranda Hart and other celeb supporters.
Registration costs just £10 and each participant is urged to raise at least £100 for the cause. The 10km walk begins on Sun May 15 at 10.30am near the original St Thomas Hospital, between London Bridge and Borough Market. Visit the web site or the Facebook page for inspiration on how to pimp your footwear for the event.