16 Back to School Activities

Back to School Scoop- 2019

Cavendish Milton

Senior School Application: Free Consultation and Advisory Session. Cavendish Milton are the experts on school entrance in London.
We’re offering Kensington Mums a limited number of free consultation
sessions with one of our educational experts. We know the London private school system inside-out, as well as how to navigate boarding-school applications. At 11+, 13+ or 16+, we are the elite provider for school entrance advice, support and tuition.
Our consultation sessions retail for £295, but we’re offering five sessions
absolutely free to Kensington Mums this August. Quote KMums in your email
to [email protected] to register for a free session now.


Creative Courage for Life

Stagecoach Performing Arts Kensington and Hammersmith provides fun and engaging weekly term time classes in dance, drama and singing in a safe and happy environment. Our children are encouraged to express themselves and make the most of their talents. We aim to nurture and develop young potential, stretch children’s imaginations, and build on their self-esteem and confidence. The skills learnt by our students don’t disappear and are skills for life. Two week trials available.

Age – Early Stages for 4 – 6 year olds and Main Stages for 6 – 18 year olds (spilt into age groups).
Term start date – 13/14th September
Neighbourhoods: Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and Kensington

We also offer Themed parties for younger children and Murder Mystery Parties from 11 years up – go to our website for more information.
Email – [email protected]

Petra Ecclestone Foundation

Petra’s Place is a wide-ranging therapy centre for children with autism and other co-occurring conditions located at 262 Fulham Road. We use state of the art, scientific evidence-based approaches to help children with autism manage their anxiety, sensory and other issues to be happy and fulfill their potential. We offer one-to-one or group therapy sessions in Speech and Language, Occupational, Music, Art and Food therapies all under one roof.
To register for our next Music and Art therapy group session or to book an initial consultation with us, please contact [email protected]

Little House of Science

Join us for an action packed Autumn term with 11 after-school and weekend classes in South Kensington, St John’s Wood, Notting Hill, Chelsea with topics like: Jane Goodall and the Great Apes, Time Travel with Stephen Hawking, Animal Superpowers, Chemistry in Action and many more. We start again on Monday-Sunday, week of 16 Sep- 8 Dec 2019. Classes are for 3-4, 5-7 & 8-12 years of age. Place are booking fast, you can book online or phone: 0800 092 1062

London Transport Museum

Kicking off again in September, London Transport Museum’s popular Singing and Stories sessions are back, taking place every Tuesday during term time at 11am, 12:15pm and 2pm. With stories about the Museum and songs about catching a tube, there’s a little bit of something for everyone! Singing and Stories sessions are perfect for families with children aged 5 and under and is free with Museum admission.
You can check their website for more information.

Hawkesdown House School

Hawkesdown House School is an independent prep school for girls and boys aged 2 – 11 in Kensington. The ethos and aims of the school embrace high academic standards, creative endeavour and individual attention. ‘Endeavour, Courage, Truth’, reflects the aspirations for the children; that they grow into kind, capable and considerate adults. Headmistress, Mrs Jenny Mackay is deeply committed to pastoral care, academic excellence and the development of the individual. She says, ‘In a world where everything has grown bigger, often at a cost, we concentrate on knowing each pupil and understanding what is important to every family. That it works is borne out in excellent results and in the open, thoughtful and happy nature of the children. Check out their website

Chelsea and Fulham Tutors

Chelsea and Fulham Tutors offers a friendly and personal service providing tutors and mentors for all subjects and age groups including 7, 8, 11 plus, Pre-tests, Common Entrance, GCSEs, IGCSEs, IB, A levels, Pre-U, Key Stage 1,2,3,4,5, UK/US university entrance and university and adult learners. A number of our tutors have experience with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD and working memory issues. We are specialists in preparing for entrance exams and interviews for the top secondary schools in the UK such as St. Paul’s Schools, Eton College, City of London Schools, Westminster School, Latymer Upper School and more. Check out their website


Flourish Early Years

Flourish Early Years provides private tutoring for children aged 3+. Covering literacy, phonics, early stage reading and writing alongside mathematics and all other areas of the EYFS.
Also specialising in the 4+ assessment and school readiness.
Delivered through fun and stimulating lessons and interactive games which incorporate children’s individual interests and abilities challenging them to critically think and build on their next steps.

Book your taster session now! At [email protected] or visit their website.

Science Museum

Fly me to the moon Science Show. Help launch a rocket, find out about amazing astronauts, and learn all about the challenges of pooing in space as you discover the incredible story of the moon landings. FREE activity at the Science Museum.

Hanwell Zoo

Little Zoo, big Impact.

Make this a fun family day out. Hanwell Zoo is a world leader in community involvement. We visited the Zoo and saw The recycling efforts of 1.3 million UK school children brought to life  in the form of a unique elephant sculpture made from thousands of used batteries. The elephant sculpture helps dramatize the sheer volume of batteries (170 tonnes) Duracell was able to recycle so far this year through its Big Battery Hunt campaign – the equivalent to 68 African elephants. On display at the zoo for the remainder of the school holidays, this striking elephant acts as a visual celebration of the environmental efforts of the masses of gorgeous primary school children who have been involved in the campaign since its inception and we hope it will also inspire a whole new generation of battery recyclers. Check their website for more information.

Fantastic Feats

French street performance group, Générik Vapeur and UK Grand Volant Flying Trapeze specialists Gorilla Circus will explore the impact of plastic on the environment, in a travelling procession through the Square Mile, taking visitors on an imaginary journey to the island of plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean. Sponsored by the Cheapside Business Alliance and in partnership with Thames Water and Thames Festival Trust (as part of the Totally Thames Festival).
Date: 7 September. Location: Within the vicinity of Cheapside.

Join Royal Trinity Hospice at our Family Walk and Fun Day!


Get a team of walkers together and choose from a 2, 5 or 8 mile walk around Clapham Common before spending your afternoon in our award-winning gardens. There will be live music and a BBQ with a range of food and drink. There’s something for the whole family, with a range of entertainment, stalls and games. We encourage all walkers to raise sponsorship, as your fundraising helps us to provide skilled, compassionate care for 2,500 patients each year.


Kensington Library

Do not miss storytelling and arts and crafts at the Kensington Central Library. FREE. Arts and Crafts every Saturday, 2 to 3pm, make something new every week. Baby rhyme time, every Wednesday, 10 to 10.20am.
More information on their website.



Natural History Museum

Stomp like a dinosaur.
Explore the different time periods dinosaurs lived, sort the facts from the myths about why they died out and find out what our scientific research has taught us about these prehistoric giants. Free, no booking required
More information on their website

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the home of The Queen, the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony.
Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer (20 July – 29 September 2019) and on selected dates during winter and spring. More information on their website.

The Cartoon Museum


The brand-new Cartoon Museum has two large galleries and numerous displays exhibiting original artwork from British comics, graphic novels, newspapers and magazines from the 18th century to the present day. Check out their events and programs via their website.