May Half Term Scoop 2017

Chelsea Swim Spa offers parent and baby swimming lessons in a private pool in the heart of Chelsea. Boasting the warmest pool in town, the pool is kept at a constant temperature of 34C or above. Swimming lessons are available for babies, children and adults. Private hire for the pool is also available. Chelsea Swim Spa is offering Kensington Mum readers a 40% discount on private hire £30 instead of £50 for 90 minutes and 50% discount for a taster lessons for new customers £11 instead of £22. Please contact Darya for bookings  on hello@chelseaswimspa.co.uk Quote: KMuMs

 

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Whether your child’s keen to start a Saturday or after-school music club for the first time, or ready to join a band, orchestra or choir, your local music service is a great source of information for all things musical where you live. Please log-on to www.learnmusic.london, click on the borough where you live and start the conversation!

 

 

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Telling Tales – free family workshops at the British Library on Saturday 21 May, 11.00 and 14.00. Listen to traditional Norwegian folktales at the British Library’s next free family friendly workshop. Storyteller Olivia Armstrong tells tales of fantastic foxes, greedy giants, wonderful witches and terrible trolls, to help inspire your magical stories. Why not make a salad with words, write a giant-sized story and perform it with your family? Be a word wizard and join in the fun.

 

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Matilda & Revolting Rhymes’ Performing Arts Week!  This May half term, Little Voices Fulham will be running a ‘Matilda & Revolting Rhymes’ inspired performing arts week for boys and girls aged 4 – 13 Years. Children will be transported through a wondrous four-day week of singing, dancing & acting. Whether they imagine themselves to be Matilda, Miss Trunchball, Miss Honey or even one of the naughty children. Little Voices will ensure that they will have a week to remember.  Learn an entire script in 4 days – Be part of a big show!  Tuesday 30th May, Wednesday 31st May, Thursday 1st June and Friday 2nd June – St. Etheldreda Church, 528 Fulham Palace Road, SW6 6JF –  9.30am – 3.30pm each day Price: £170 Four Days! BOOK BEFORE 19th May and receive £10 OFF!

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After a sell-out Easter programme Miss Sophie’sa new London based holiday club for children, has announced May half term dates and now with a new website offering an easy booking system for busy parents. The following activities are open to young and curious minds: 
Tuesday 30th May – Horrible Histories at Hampton Court Palace.
Wednesday 31st May – Comedy, Arts and History with a Trip to the Unicorn Theatre and an afternoon aboard HMS Belfast.
Thursday 1st June – Explore what life is like in a Metropolis at The Institute of Imagination using mechanics, science and technology.

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This May half term, drop your 8-11 year-old off at Nature Explorers for a day of exciting exploration! They’ll get to have a wild walk to Kensington Gardens’ allotment for some digging, planting and to feed our chickens. Or, take your family to one of our FREE Discovery Days at our Education Centre in the heart of Hyde Park! Your family will be treated to amazing nature-inspired activities, including visiting our minibeast hotel; a spring nature trail; arts; crafts and more. You’re sure to find something for the whole family. Nature Explorers – 30th May Discovery Day – 31st May – 1st June.

 

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Get 15% OFF your first lesson at your own pool and be sure your child is water confident and ready for their summer holiday. Book a time and date that is most convenient for you, avoid the stress of traveling and have the added benefit of being in your own home. We are a dedicated, friendly team determined to include all children irrespective of ability. At Making Waves Swim School we focus on the individual needs of each child. Our lessons are structured, stimulating, engaging but most of all fun, whilst teaching the all important life skill of swimming. Call 01829 782 494

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Every day thousands of parents & carers choose Gymboree Play & Music because they want the best for themselves & their children. Our classes utilise a unique combination of music, movement, props, imaginary play & custom-designed & patented apparatus, all to create a magical world where children learn, thrive & most importantly have fun. We are often told by parents, “You are the only class that manages to engage my child.” This is not a coincidence! It is a reflection of the fact that we are the experts in early childhood development; book in for your free trial today!

 

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Albert and Friends Instant Circus. The last thing you want your child to do is run away with the circus right? Well think again! Our holiday courses bring the best of our practitioners together to offer a unique and creative environment where children can learn a whole host of circus skills. Combining just the right amount of teaching with a whole lot of fun and friendship- making, children have the chance to have a go at stilt walking, ball walking, juggling, tightrope and unicycle, ending the week with a presentation of their newly acquired skills for parents and friends. “Fantastic, challenging, great fun and brilliantly led”.

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Visit KidZania London this May Half term! Plan a trip to KidZania London, the indoor city where the kids are in charge and participate in a host of activities. Children can join Capital FM’s team of radio DJs broadcasting news to the City, take on the role of fruitologist at the Innocent smoothie kitchen or even work as a stylist at H&M’s fashion studio; alongside a range of other unique, real-life role play experiences. KidZania London offers 4-14 year olds more than 60 real life activities. Blending learning with reality and entertainment, each career at KidZania is developed to teach kids essential life skills including financial literacy, teamwork and independence. Designed to empower and entertain kids, KidZania gives children the chance to challenge themselves and explore the world of opportunities. Book your tickets at www.kidZania.co.uk

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Looking for some summertime fun for your little ones? Join the Sharky & George Adventure Club in Hyde Park from 10th-28th July! Each day will be jam-packed with fun and games and endless activities, including tug of war, mini olympics, rocket launching, science madness and of course, A LOT of water bombs! Prices: £377 per child for one week (Mon-Fri) OR £83 per child per day.  Ages: 5-10 year olds. Sign up now for an early bird special – 10% off your booking until 4 June 2017!

 

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Grass Animal Zoo at WWT London Wetland Centre Visit our Grass Animal Zoo this May half term, from Saturday 27 May until Sunday 4 June. The display includes a bear and giraffe, a hippo and a camel.  Discover which of the eight animals live in wetlands and which of them can go for days without water. Some of the animals are life size – and some of them dwarf their real life cousins!  The animals are all located in the grounds of our beautiful nature reserve where you can also see real wetland creatures such as ducks, otters, water voles and dragonflies. WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT

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Join Keren and her team at Keren’s nursery, Holland Park every Friday morning for a magical hour of Family Kabalat Shabbat with your little ones. During this hour Challah bread will be prepared and candles will be lit to teach our little ones the meaning of Shabbat . Between 9:45 – 10:45 also during half term. Don’t miss out! Please call on 02074313823 or email the nursery  hollandpark@kerensnursery.com to book for your little ones & secure their place.

 

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 Teddy Tennis. Sport Music and Fun! Let your child join the fun and get the amazing benefits of doing
teddy tennis. The 5 C’s Improved ; Co-ordination, Confidence, Co-operation, Creativity, Communication They learn to play by seeing the picture, hearing the song and then by doing the activity. It works and the children learn and enjoy. We have Classes in Holland Park off Kensington high street and the new indoor Kensington Leisure Centre, near Ladbroke grove 6 days a week. We have separate classes for children from 2.5 year all the way up to 6 years of age.

 

 

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Design Museum. Designed in California’ is the new ‘Made in Italy’.  The exhibition opens on 24 May 2017 and runs until 15 October 2017. While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine its current global reach. Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech culture.​

 

 

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Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum. Enjoy a fun family day out among hundreds of live butterflies and moths in our tropical butterfly.

 

 

 

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The National Army Museum’s new Play Base has re-opened and is welcoming 0-8 year old visitors for Soft Play fun and a variety of engaging activities in an immersive base camp. It will support the youngest visitors in achieving an initial understanding of the army as an organisation.  Each session lasts an hour and costs £4.50 per child.

 

 

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Exhibition Road’s Victoria and Albert Museum opens the first international retrospective of one of the most iconic and influential bands in the world – Pink Floyd.

 

 

 

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Free Workshop for Kids aged 5-12 at National Gallery every Sunday at 11am and 2pm. Also don’t miss out on their magic carpet Sunday as well as Messy Mondays during holidays. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Pick-up activities at Tate Britain. Experience Tate Britain in a new way with exciting ideas to get you talking and creating in the galleries together as a family. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Lots of fun at the Museum of Docklands this May half term. From Little mudlarks to underwater inventions. Check their website for more information.