The best of London for you and your kids w/c 12th January 2015

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North

Wiggly Jigglers
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Monday
It can be tough in London to find enough space for your baby to crawl or toddle around as much as they would like. This creative movement session at Rich Mix is designed to give your little one the space, opportunity and time to wiggle around in a safe environment to stimulate their imagination and encourage their development. Suitable for 0-2 year olds.

Monday 12th January, 1 – 3pm.

Price: £4/child.

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Music with Mummy
& Jolly Babies

Islington & Stoke Newington
Monday & Thursday
These lively fun classes, filled with singing, dancing and percussion, are all about taking your child on a musical journey while making new friends and bonding with your child. Each term has a different theme. This time it’s ‘rain’ – appropriately enough! Jolly Babies is for 0-1 year olds, while Music with Mummy is for 1-3 year olds. Free trial sessions available!

Monday: Half Moon Crescent, Islington
10am: Jolly Babies

10.45am: Music with Mummy

Thursday: The Old Fire Station, Stoke Newington
10am: Jolly Babies

10.45am: Music with Mummy

Price: £5/child

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Music & Rhyme Time
Primrose Hill Community Centre

Tuesday & Thursday
Louise’s Music and Rhyme Time session is the perfect last stop of the day and a great way of working up an appetite for dinner!

Tuesday & Thursday, 4.15 – 5pm

Free for members, £1 for non-members

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Tots Tunes
Dalston

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
If you don’t know what a djembe is, then it’s time to get down to Tots Tunes. These too-cool-for-school sessions are held twice weekly in the Vortex Jazz club and once a fortnight at the Proud Archivist and are perfect for parents who are bored of the Wheels on the Bus and want to introduce their babies or toddlers to some fun world music.

Wednesday 11am, Thursday 10am & 11am: Vortex Jazz Club
Saturday 10am: The Proud Archivist

Price: £5/child

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The Purple Teapot Puppet Company
Lauderdale House, Highgate

Saturday
This week, Lauderdale House welcomes the Purple Teapot Puppet Company as part of their series of regular Saturday morning kids shows. This highly original and entertaining production, aimed at children aged 2-7, mixes puppetry, songs and magic with lots of audience participation.

Performances: 10am and 11.30am

Price: £4.50 per person

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Central

Sound and Vision
National Portrait Gallery

Sunday
This new monthly drop-in session for families explores portraits through sound to create a group portrait soundscape. This first session will explore the relationship between sound and vision, giving children the opportunity to get creative with sound recorders, instruments and found material.

1 – 2pm: children aged 3+
3 – 4.30pm: children aged 7+

Price: Free!

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South

Mini Masterpieces
Dulwich Picture Gallery

Tuesday
Inject some culture into your baby’s life with the monthly Mini Masterpieces event at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Specially tailored for babies aged 6-18 months, these sensory interactive sessions, preceded by an informal gallery visit, provide a perfect hands-on introduction to art. There is a different theme every month. This month: Woof and Baah! Animals and Landscapes.

Tuesday 13th January, 10.30am – 12pm
Price: £12 for one adult + one child

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Dantastic Productions
Raynes Park, Streatham, Battersea
Wednesday & Friday
Dantastic Productions offers drop-in interactive Babytastic and Toddlertastic sessions involving active singing, instruments, parachute time, puppets, sensory activities and lots and lots of fun!
Babytastic: 0-1 year olds
Toddlertastic: 1-4 year olds

Wednesday
Sindbads Soft Play Cafe, Raynes Park
10 – 10.40am: Toddlertastic
Price: £7/child (£4 for siblings)

Friday
The Manor Arms, Streatham
10 – 10.40am: Toddlertastic
10.45 – 11.25am: Toddlertastic
11.30am – 12pm: Babytastic
Price: £6.50/child (£3 for siblings)

Battersea Arts Centre
3.30 – 4.10pm: Toddlertastic
Price: £7/child (£4 for siblings)

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Suitcase of Songs and Stories for Terrific Tots
Wandsworth Museum
Thursday
A weekly session of songs and stories followed by crafts and playtime for children and their parents or carers with a different theme to explore each week. This week: Roman Putney.

10.15 – 11.15am

Price: £3/child. Booking advisable.

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Mum 2 Mum Market
Rotherhithe

Saturday
Looking to save some pennies after the expense of Christmas? Buy quality preloved baby and child goods for a fraction of the price at this award-winning pop-up baby and child market!

There are also loads of other dates coming up if you are hoping to sell some of your own stuff so check future dates on the website and get ready to declutter!

Location: Bacon’s College, Rotherhithe

Price: £2 per adult. Children go free.

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Book in advance

Yoga Bums and Healthy Tums
Fulham

23rd January
If you have resolved to get back into shape this year, then this is the event for you. London Mothers Club is hosting this yoga and healthy eating event for mums and their children. There will be taster yoga sessions for the mums and children’s yoga sessions for the little ones. There will also be a nutritionist on hand with information on detoxing and healthy eating for both you and your kids.

Location: 446 Fulham Road, SW6 1DS

Price: £10

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Big Fish Little Fish
Islington

25th January
Do you still hanker after your pre-baby clubbing days? Big Fish Little Fish has the solution. Join them for their “Space Oddity” themed rave at Electrowerkz in Islington featuring lots of 90’s techno and acid. Oh, and the kids are welcome too!

Price: £8 adults, £4.50 kids

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