Your Summer Scoop and Guide for 2020

Stagecoach Kensington and Hammersmith Summer Workshops – 27th to 31st July

Little Performers Workshop – 4 to 6 years – 9.30am to 12.30pm daily – £190 (sibling discount £170). Big Performers Workshop – 6 to 16 years – 10am to 4.00pm daily – £220 (sibling discount £180)

The summer holidays is a time to let off steam – this year more than ever after weeks in lockdown! Taking part in our holiday workshop is a great way for children to make friends and build confidence while spending 5 action packed days exploring dance, drama, music and working towards a showcase on the last day. You get the most incredible sense of achievement and our workshop students talk about that week for the whole Summer!

You don’t need to be a Stagecoach student or have any experience to attend. All children get a chance to shine and everyone gets something to say with lots to do.

Due to Social Distancing measures, we have limited places so book now to avoid disappointment.

Please call 020 8398 8106 or email kensington@stagecoach.co.uk for more information. To enrol please go to website.


Little House of Science

Join Little House of Science this Summer, daily from 6 Jul-3 Sep 2020 for some exciting and interactive Live Video Summer science camps: From Big Bang to Artificial Intelligence| Faster, Higher, Deeper, Further: Journey of Human Exploration | Who wants to be a Doctor: Scientific Story through the Medical World | Marine Biology | Faster, Higher, Deeper, Further: Journey of Human Exploration and many more. With 2 highly interactive live classes, resources and 2x 1h new topics every morning and afternoon, you will have a great choice of classes for your kids. The video classes are for age groups 4-7y and 8-12y, 10% siblings & friends discounts available – Early booking highly recommended! For full programmes and to book online. Call them on 0800 092 1062 |Email us on info@littlehouseofscience.com


Role Models

Role Models is running a series of online Life Skills courses this Summer for families around the world, to help children cope with ‘big emotions’ and to build their resilience during this difficult time.

The 5 day courses (90 minutes/day) are developed specifically for children aged 5-7 and 8-11 and are packed with engaging content and calming tools. Courses are delivered as live, interactive sessions over Zoom with a maximum of 8 children per class.

Price: £225. Use ONLINE20 for a 20% discount. A free trial session available upon request. Check their website or email them info@rolemodels.me for more information.


ToddlerTunez

Already dreaming of that post-lockdown summer picnic or a long overdue
catchup with friends and family? Thankfully ToddlerTunez is here to support you in your planning! Our facilitators are able to lead all manner of creative activities for children during your event, from singing, to acting, to arts and crafts…you name it and
we’re sure to have an expert in the field! We are also able to tailor sessions entirely to your preferences, ensuring a smooth integration for any setting. Treat your child to a special session bundle for three different age groups: ToddlerTunez (0-5 year olds),
RocketTunez (6-10 year olds), FineTunerz (11-15 year olds), as well as yourself if in need of a little guilt-free time off! Visit their website for more information.


 

Fire Tech Courses

Fire Tech is inviting young people aged 9-17 to #CreateYourSummer with tech. Join over 55,000 other young creators who have built apps to spot COVID-19 patients, built virtual worlds to discover extinct wildlife and designed AI models to autonomous vehicles. Courses are taught online in small class sizes by subject experts who include Cambridge PhD students and Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneurs. Python coding, Artificial Intelligence, Video Game design, and more! We have a course for every skill level.

Get 20% off with code FIRE20, book today.

 


Fun Ways To Educate Your Kids Screen Free

SmartMats are fun, colourful paper placemats used by kids, with games and activities based on the National Curriculum, within a broad and balanced educational context keeping our kids learning and growing through play.  Every SmartMat includes a quote or a mantra designed to inspire and nurture – promoting kindness, generosity and a positive attitude based on the PSHE National Curriculum. Click here to read more. For all the Kensington Mums network and readers there is 10% off the purchase price. Please add the code ‘kmsmart’ at checkout at www.smartmatkids.com


Get Active with Amanda Action Club

Do you often run out of ideas how to educate your preschool children in the home?
Do your children need to expel energy?  Are you looking to develop their skills? Entertain, educate and motivate your children anytime and anywhere – on your mobile and on the web. Also don’t foget to check out her brand new song on washing your hands.


Little Imaginations Creative Arts

Little Imaginations is offering amazing virtual role play drama sessions for pre schoolers! Log on to their website to find a bunch of pre recorded drama adventures, led by professional actors and guaranteed to bring imagination into your home.
Each session is only £2.99 per episode and comes with a prop making list of things to find around your house.

Check it out here – were magical, imaginary adventures begin.

 


Splatter Make

FAD DAB DO was created from our craft workshop days, where the aim was always to create “Wow” moments. What is Wow? That’s when a child goes from “I can’t” to a smile that shouts “I did that”.  It is truly amazing to see a child’s self-esteem shine through. The kits have everything needed to make a t-shirt and you can choose from a Mermaid, Dragon, Flamingo, Orangutan, Turtle, Robot, Unicorn, Llama. New for 2020 is the Sloth. There’s plenty of paint in the dabbers so be different, be creative, make more.  Mess is minimal, enjoyment is maximum.  Price £26. Get an exclusive offer for Kensington Mums £10 off when you buy two boxes or more – code is CVSXCW2N.


Happy Confident Me Super Journal

Emotional intelligence and life skills such as self-belief and resilience are first developed at home. The Happy Confident Company aims to provide access to great resources, tools and products to help all families build life skills together that unite them as a team. Use KM20 to get 20% off Super Journal. Read more here on the top 5 parenting mistakes that affect children’s self esteem. Click here to read our review.

 


The Luna Drive- in Cinema

The Luna Drive-In Cinema kicking off at the start of July in a small number of venues to start with, including the beautiful Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle and Knebworth House as well as the Allianz Park stadium in London! The amazing new offer from The Luna Cinema, the UK’s leading open-air cinema company, will see an amazing fusion of nostalgic classic drive-in with state of the art sound and visuals – a great and safe way of bringing back open-air cinema during this time.


Reima’s SunProof range

This eco-friendly kids’ all-in-one swimsuit has been made with little ones in mind. Created using quick-drying, breathable material, it features a high UV protection factor of 50+ offering effective coverage from harmful rays all the way to the elbows and knees. The zipper on the front makes dressing super easy but has a semi-automatic zipper lock to prevent unintentional opening. Reima’s Galapagos swimsuit contains recycled polyester fibres – it takes approx. four PET beverage bottles to make one all-in-one swimsuit!  Side panels on the sleeve and body and the elasticated material offer free movement so kids have full mobility when on the beach or by the pool.


The Staycation Edit by Childrensalon

Get kids set for the most stylish staycation of all! Shop swimwear and sun-protective clothing in tropical prints, picnic-perfect separates and sun dresses paired with warm-weather sandals — or bare foot, if they prefer — and laid-back loungewear, perfect for relaxing after a hard day’s play. Whether your family is spending their summer stay-cay in the countryside, the city or by the sea, there’s a look for every at-home holiday. Read more for our favourite picks from the collection.


The Museum of London fun online activities.

The Museum of Fundon is a brand new platform with a range of new and exciting online and offline activities from the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands for families to take part in at home.  Whether you want to become a puppeteer, test your memory skills, discover more about the Great Fire of London or just get crafty, the #MuseumofFundon is the place to go for all of that and more with content that educates and intrigues. The Museum of Fundon homepage can be located here.


Sunset Cinema for Date night

Located in a beautiful and unique West London setting @driveinsunsetcinema will open on Sunday 5th July, for 4 weeks only. Featuring London’s biggest screen and with only one screening each evening, Sunset Cinema in West London is the perfect night out or date spot to watch your favourite movies from the privacy and comfort of your own vehicle.
The contact-free movie experience – will adhere to any social distancing rules which may still be in place and will screen movies 5 nights a week throughout July.
Prior to films, there will also be musical entertainment – to transport guests back in time – with American style burgers, shakes, snacks and drinks available to pre-order, to be collected on arrival.


Free online resources at all RBKC libraries

The RBKC libraries have a selection of accessible resources on offer, as well as a range of activities taking place on a regular basis to educate and entertain the local community. Its inclusive approach means that there is something for everyone including virtual events and courses such as virtual author talks, art classes, Italian lessons and much more. Check their website for more information.


 

Take a virtual tour at the Natural History Museum

Delve into the Museum from home with a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries, an interactive experience about Hope the blue whale and audio guides narrated by Sir David Attenborough.