Christmas Scoop 2017

Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market!! We are holding a Christmas Baby and Children’s Market on Saturday 2nd December at Hasbro Centre, West Kensington, London W14 0LR – 11am to 1pm. Our events are a place for parents to buy & sell their nearly new goods. We also invite selected family focused crafters & businesses. Our event could be a great platform for your business. Come along to encouraging recycling and supporting local communities. Our events have plenty to keep your little ones entertained. Full details and stall bookings can be found on our website:


Scientific Arctic Adventure by Little House of Science, 12-14 December 2017, 10:00-3:00, Imperial College, age 4-11 Come learn how the climate affects the ecosystems, why polar bears don’t live in Antarctica? Inuits and engineering solutions for surviving in cold? How do penguins stay warm? What is carbon and its role in the greenhouse effect? How can we stop the global warming? And more..C hristmas Adventure Space Odyssey, 19-21 December 2017, 10:00-3:00, Imperial College , age 4-11 A scientific exploration of the Moon and moving towards the freezing blue Neptune, Pluto and other dwarf planets. Learn about the fascinating space projects: Cassini, Voyagers and Rosetta. What is the Big Bang? Black hole?  Are we really made of stardust? Mars and water, What is microgravity? And Interstellar Travel and more… To book 0800 092 1062 or email [email protected]


Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they take audiences on a fun-filled tour in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Journey to the most memorable Disney destinations with all of your favourite characters and get swept away by classic tales that have captivated the world. The show will be in London from 20th to 30th December.


Monkey Music’s super popular classes are packed full of magic leading up to Christmas, we’ll be decorating Monkey’s special tree, meeting all our wonderful Christmas toys, running under our amazing giant Christmas materials, and it might even snow! Comprehensive and progressive pre-school music classes for each stage of your little one’s development, beginning with specialist baby classes from 3 months all the way up to teaching your child to read music and introducing orchestral instruments at 3-4 yrs old. If you haven’t managed to fit a class around your routine yet, get in touch to book your first FREE class.



Search no further for the most lovingly created Christmas gift this year! Treat yourself, your family or your loved ones to the Gift of Lasting Memories! With fun and relaxed photo shoots that celebrate a young or growing family, delight grandparents and leave you with precious photographs to enjoy all year around. Order your Photography Gift Card from Diana Pavlova Photography for £99 (worth £165) as the perfect gift this Christmas this holiday season. The gift card includes a two hour photo shoot with Diana and a professionally retouched digital image. For more information email [email protected]

Christmas half term French Club. Calling all children wanting to improve their French during the Christmas holidays at Parsons Green Prep! A fun-packed day of French immersion is the best way to learn a language through enjoyable festive activities, rhymes, songs and games. From 10.30am until 3.30pm the children will have a French class followed by a range of activities. Please bring a packed lunch. Children can attend the whole week or choose from the available days. The daily fee is £50 or £200 for the week. Contact Miss Marina at [email protected] or visit their website.

Bespoke Party Styling across London. My Kid Atelier is well know among London parents for our themed parties, with the greatest attention to detail– and now we are please to offer our Bespoke Party styling as a separate package, in any venue across London! Including styling of the venue with hand made decorations, banners, paper fans, lanterns, helium filled balloons, themed children’s lunch table (table & chairs included), beautiful cake table, and more! Choose from one of our 40+ themes, or speak with our team about creating a new theme especially for your party. For full details check their website or contact their helpful team on 020 3318 5555.


The Braid Bar, located in Selfridges Beauty Workshop, counts Cara Delevingne, Mabel McVey and Zara Larsson as just a few of its fans, and has been featured in countless publications including, The Sunday Times Style and Harpers Bazaar. The Braid Bar is similar to a blow-dry bar, but less time consuming, cheaper and hassle free. Simply choose from our menu of styles and one of our brilliant braiders will work their magic. The braids vary from 15 – 45 minutes (depending on the style), and your look can also be accessorised with glitter, hair rings and extensions!
To hire your very own Braid Bar for your party or event, email us at [email protected]



Father Christmas at the Hall: An enchanted Christmas quest through the Royal Albert Hall. Father Christmas is stuck at the Royal Albert Hall and needs your help to repair his sleigh! Can you help him gather enough festive spirit to save Christmas?Come on an immersive, interactive journey through the Hall’s festive wonderland. Guided by enchanted characters, little ones will take part in interactive games, sing songs and work together to help Father Christmas set off in time for the big day. Your magical quest will end at Santa’s magical sleigh, where children will meet Father Christmas!



Give the gift of a healthier, stronger and happier body and mind to someone you love, or to yourself! New Power Yoga classes with Sarah at Evolve Wellness Centre, South Kensington, are open to everybody, from beginners to experienced yogis. Get ready for a full body workout with a dynamic flow while enjoying a moving meditation. 1 hour classes on Saturday afternoon. Max 8 people per class. Single Session £15 // 3-Class Pass £40 // 5-Class Pass £60 // Students 20% off.
Special Gift Card: buy a Class-Pass and get a complimentary class for yourself.


The UK’s ultimate Christmas destination returns for another fun filled year. Not to be missed, Winter Wonderland is back with an array of new attractions and entertainment, as well as the return of many visitor favourites. Brand new for this year, The Magical Ice Kingdom presents Deep Sea Adventure. Exclusive to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, The Magical Ice Kingdom is the largest indoor ice and snow sculpture experience in Europe. This year’s new theme Deep Sea Adventure takes visitors on a journey through a spectacular frozen world of mermaids, gods and sea creatures; a must-see attraction for all ages.



Christmas is exploding on Friday 1st December from 9am to 5pm at Cupcake Family Club with a festive Courtyard Market, Christmas Carols and yummy treats! FREE ENTRY To find out more about all the Christmas events available for families 0-5 yrs including Santas Cookies workshop, Baby Ballet Nutcracker party, Tea Lights workshop and special Baby Voom classes.



blue{shift} offers a selection of fun and educational coding and robotics camps for children ages 5-13. We will be running our festive camps on 18th-22nd December and 3rd-5th January at Hyde Park School.   Our students will create their own games, animations, films, music, art and robots, bringing products of their imagination to awesome digital life! We believe that understanding how coding and electronics work can transform your child’s future and empower them to be an innovator of tomorrow. Whether your child is an keen coder, an inspired inventor, or a Minecraft maniac, they will have a blast at a blue{shift} coding camp!

It’s that time of year once again: the nights getting longer & the days greyer; our spirits slowly dropping quicker than the temperature outside.Whilst winter is usually associated with celebration, it is also a time of increased sadness. So if you are feeling lethargic … you are not alone. You may be amongst the 2-3 million people in the UK suffering with SAD; Seasonal Affective Disorder also known as the ‘Winter Blues’. But don’t suffer any longer, the battle can be won. With an insight to Yogi2Me‘s four top tips, you could just beat those blues once and for all.



All aboard for Festive Fun at London Transport Museum from 1 December 2017 until 5 January 2018. Families can visit Santa’s Secret Hideaway or track him down in one of the Museum’s historic vehicles, as well as enjoy storytelling sessions and make simple origami Christmas tree decorations to take home. Get into the festive spirit with a special Christmas Lights bus tour in central London on selected dates as a storyteller brings a little magic to the streets of London.



Celebrate the festive season with English National Ballet’s NutcrackerThe magical Christmas ballet for all the family returns to the London Coliseum on 13 December 2017 – 6 January 2018. Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live. English National Ballet’s Nutcracker will be at London Coliseum (St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES). Children can attend half price. Groups of 10+ save 30% per ticket. To book tickets, visit or call 020 7845 9300. For more information, visit


Natalia Kremen Ballet School based in a heart of Kensington offers exceptional ballet training based on Russian Method. All classes taught by highly qualified ballet teachers and leading dancers from Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, Paris Opera. For students aged 3-16 and Adults. Group and Private Classical Ballet Classes –  Contemporary Dance – Vocational Training –  Examinations ( ARBTA, RAD ) – Scholarships and Bursaries Programmes – Help with Auditions – Preparations for the Competitions – Professional Performances – Workshops and Master Classes.


Santa’s landed in Far Far Away! Enter the swampy Christmas Grotto only at Shrek’s Adventure! From 2nd December – 24th December 2017. The grotto at Shrek’s Adventure! London gives your little ones the chance to meet two much loved characters all in one place! Guests will head on a magical, madcap experience through Far Far Away which ends with the chance to meet Shrek, before heading into the Grotto to meet the man himself…Santa!



Imperial Fringe: Walking in the Air, 5th of Dec 2017 at Imperial College. FREE. Come in from the cold and breathe in a festive evening celebrating the invisible gases that flow around us, fill our lungs, can knock us off our feet and will determine the future of our climate. Click here to register.