Back to School Newsletter

Hello lovely KM readers,
Here’s your weekly newsletter from Kensington Mums.
Keeping you in the loop with the local scoop



Its back to school and back to reality. I hope you all had a lovely summer holiday and are ready for the transition from summer fun-time to back to school swing mode!  Get the back packs out and get ready for the school runs, routine, and kids off on new adventures and making new friends. I hope you have been kept in the loop with our updates on Facebook. If you haven’t already, please ‘like’ Kensington Mums on Facebook – we post news on ad-hoc events, interesting local knowledge,  interesting articles as well as discussions amongst the Kensington Mums community. This week’s sponsor is Monkey Music.

Monkey Music is back from holiday and ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll in Chelsea, Gloucester Road & Belgravia! Monkey Music’s Award winning, pre-school music classes offer specialist curriculums for each stage of your little one’s development from 3 months to 4 yrs old. Specialist weekly classes guarantee lots of fun and giggles, mesmerizing the little ones with Monkey Music songs, beautiful puppets, hand crafted props, specialist percussion instruments, dance, movement and magical bubbles, providing the perfect, structured environment for your child to flourish and develop. It’s great for making grown up friends too! The highly acclaimed Ding Dong( 3-4 yrs) classes teach the children to read music, introduce the instruments of the orchestra and provide a super preparation for learning an instrument. For all class details and to book a complimentary class please click here.

We’ve had a busy summer at Kensington Mums HQ

Kensington Mums visited Dalston House part of Barbican. On a sunny summer day, a bunch of Kensington Mums, Dads and little ones headed over to the east side of London…as it was the last day and to no surprise there was a long queue…just over 3 hours so we had to have different ways to entertainment and keep the little ones amused and happy. Once there, we were captured by people’s imagination and creativity especially the one who came with a red cape acting as the flying superman! In case you do not know about this event, it is an amazing  three-dimensional visual illusions, by Argentine artist Leandro Erlich. Resembling a theatre set, the detailed facade of a Victorian terraced house – recalling those that once stood on the street – lies horizontally on the ground with mirrors positioned overhead. The reflections of visitors give the impression they are standing on, suspended from, or scaling the building vertically. It was a great experience to share with little ones.

Kensington Mums and Dads enjoyed a day out fruit picking at Garsons Farm in Esher. Pictures can be found here.




Mums and Dads also deserve some fun during summer. That is why we organised Summer drinks. It was great to meet some of you and hope to meet the rest of you soon. Click here to browse through pictures from the night.



Summer wouldn’t be the same without a visit to Legoland, Windsor. Click here for a full review.




Kensington Mums visited the Science Museum. One of our favourite museums. They had loads of summer activities going on, including the Energy Show. Read what we thought about it here.



At Kensington Mums HQ we love lavender, so we escaped the buzzing streets of Kensington and headed to Mayfield Lavender for a bit of Lavender Love. Click here for beautiful pictures.




This summer it was all about the Royal Baby. We congratulate the new parents Kate and William and hope they are enjoying time with their little George. We headed to Kensington Gardens to welcome Kate as the new Kensington Mum. We were extatic when Sky News, BBC and MBC news approached us for a group interview!



If you are following us on Twitter you would have known that we visited London Zoo for their little creatures family festival. There was loads of hands on activities, splashing fun and live demonstrations.




Kensington Mums events and meet ups

Wine & Fashion Evening. We have teamed up with Mayoral to bring you a special wine and fashion evening on Thursday 12th of September 2013 from 7-9pm. Click here for more information. 





Save the date. Kensington Mums is organising a Mummy and baby/toddler meet up at the  Science museum on Wednesday 2nd of October 2013. We will be exploring the bustling basement of the Science Museum, The Garden with our little ones. If you would like to join us, please email us at [email protected] with subject heading ‘the garden’ with the name and age of your little one. The session will be in the afternoon. Please note children must be under 6 years of age and must be accompanied at all times. Places are limited, so hurry and get in touch. You will be sent full details of times.


The great weather is still with us, so make the most of the sunshine whilst it’s still here! Here is a run down on what’s on.

What’s on for you and your little ones

Family Comedy & Cabaret at the Royal Albert Hall. Morgan & West – Time Travelling Magicians. Book your tickets now for this family outing which is taking place on Saturday 19th October 2013 at 1.30pm. Great Scott! Victorian magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as this pair of temporal tricksters bring a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! For more information, please click here.

Story and craft event at your local library. This is taking place the frst Saturday of the month, at Kensington Central Library from 2pm to 3pm. There are also sessions running at Notting Hill Library and Brompton Library just to name a few. Please click here for more information and times.




Don’t miss your last chance to visit Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum. It ends on the 15th September and we absolutely loved it!  See pictures and our review here.




Ciné Kids at the Institut Français is showing the Painting. (Le Tableau) in French with English subtitles on Saturday 14 – Sunday 15th Septemeber. Suitable for ages 6+. Click here for more information



Science Night at the Science Museum. Book now for 23 November. Science Night is a special overnight event for 7-13 year olds featuring exciting hands-on workshops, science shows, a sleepover at the Science Museum among the amazing exhibits, followed by a tasty breakfast and a breathtaking film in our IMAX Cinema. Sounds like an adventure!


Super Family Sunday : The end of Propaganda. British Library. Sunday 8th Septembre 11:00- 16:00. Explore propaganda techniques to create persuasive slogans and logos in this hands-on workshop. Suitable for age 6+ but all welcome




Jeans for Genes Day Fashion Show & Party. Wednesday 18th September  7-10pm  at Beaufort House, Chelsea. Click here for more information.


Kensington Mums offers

The Little Fashion Gallery is offering 20% discount on its own label range until 31 December 2013. Use code: KENSINGTON at check out.

Little Fashion Gallery’s own label range offers a unique sense of style, which it calls: FASHION and COOL for kids aged 2 – 10 years.



Here is a nice quote to start your week


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Good luck to all the little ones starting school this week.