New Year Scoop 2017

Happy New Year to you and your families. We set the New Year in style with our Back to School Scoop guiding  you with what’s on for your and your little ones at some of London’s best attractions, museums and after school clubs.

 

Happy New Year 2017 from Little House of Science. Their Spring term starts on Monday, 9 January 2017 and they have another great range of educational, project based science workshop in store for your Little and Young Scientists for 3-11 years. The classes run from Monday to Saturday in Kensington, Chelsea, Notting Hill and in many other areas of London . You can register by calling us on 0800 092 1062 or via our website.

 

 

 

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Based in the heart of London, London Music Box works with ASD and mainstream students in an inclusive and supportive environment, working with children and adults in 1:1 and group settings. For the little ones we offer 1:1 piano tuition, ABRSM and other piano grades exam prep. In addition, we have 2 creative workshops and 2 big performances a year, where students can showcase their talents! For adults we have Piano Stars adult group classes, as featured in TimeOut and the Londonist! Classes are for all levels, running every 6-weeks on Monday evenings in Bayswater!  For more info and to book your initial assessment, please check their website for more information.

 

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Like Minders is London’s favourite babysitting and flexible childcare agency providing direct access to safe, DBS checked professional child carers throughout London and Surrey. With over 15 years’ experience they offer a wide range of trustworthy, flexible and affordable childcare services, so you can rest assured that your children are in safe hands. They recently launched the UK’s first babysitting app, enabling parents to book childcare on the move, 24/7, in a matter of seconds. As well as offering its members access to childcare whenever they want it, they are happy to accommodate non-member bookings for one off evening babysitting in your home or your hotel, and work with many of London’s top hotels, including the Dorchester and the Four Seasons. Other services include temporary nannies, ad hoc daytime care, emergency childcare and holiday nannies, enabling you to take advantage of the service anywhere in the world.

 

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lego-red-breasted-gooseThis Christmas the world’s most popular toy will bring families closer to nature at WWT London Wetland Centre. Giant LEGO brick sculptures will be at the attraction in Barnes, London for five weeks from Saturday 17 December 2016 until Saturday 28 January 2017, alongside some of their real life cousins.The awesome models, which include a kingfisher, a frog, a giant otter and a huge twelve-times life-size dragonfly, will form a trail for kids to inspire them to build a better future for nature. Visitors will be able to enjoy the trail of eleven individually-designed LEGO brick characters, some inspired by real species at London Wetland Centre.

 

 

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Stagecoach Performing Arts Kensington and Hammersmith provides fun and engaging 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 are now enrolling for our new term and offer a two week trial to new students.  We have two age groups Early Stages for 4 – 6 year olds and Main Stages for 6 – 18 year olds.  Weekly term time classes are held Friday’s after school in Hammersmith W14, and Saturday Kensington W8 throughout the day.   Sibling discounts available.  Please check website for more information.

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teddytennisTeddy 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. If you have any questions please give us a call. Our friendly booking office is Open Monday to Friday, check out our website for more information.

 

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Monkey Music swings back into action for the New Year. ‘Best Music Class In London 2016’ The Little London Awards. If you’re thinking about starting a music class with your little one, we’d love to invite you to try one of our super classes for FREE. Monkey Music offers age specific classes from 3 months to 4 yrs old, supporting each stage of learning and development as a little musician. Classes are amazing for confidence building, preparation for nursery and school, and superb for making lifelong grown up friends too! By the time your little one reaches 4 yrs old they will have learnt to read music and have specific experience both visually and aurally of every orchestral instrument. It’s a great grounding for going on to learn an instrument at school! Click HERE for all venue and timetable details  and to book your first FREE class.

 

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We loved organising of one our mother and baby outings at the Saatchi Gallery in 2012. Admission to the Saatchi Gallery is free. On Sundays there are fun and informative Family Art Workshops. During holidays and half-terms there are always Free Family Days with messy workshops and activities for all ages. Do check it out.

 

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Ballet Classes for Young Dancers. Danceworks International Ballet Academy (DIBA) offers a unique non-exam based international curriculum with inspiring teachers dedicated to providing excellent classical ballet training and performance opportunities to students from 6 to 18 years of all abilities with after-school and weekend classes held at Danceworks studios in Mayfair (opposite Selfridges). Our lovely pre-ballet classes welcome children from 18 months. We are now enrolling for January. Book a free trail class online.Check their website for more information. Danceworks also offers classes for adults of all levels and abilities every day in every dance style.

 

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The world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design. The Design Museum is now open in its spectacular new location on High Street Kensington.
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The Sea Life London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life and the jewel in the crown of the 28 Sea Life attractions in the UK and Europe. Situated in the heart of London, this experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor.
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Tate Britain offers a range of activities for children and adults to explore together. These include any-time activities for families with children, plus drop-in and ticketed special activities for weekends and school holidays.  At Tate Britain the Art Trolley is open every weekend throughout the year, and everyday this August! Visit and discover imaginative and weird and wonderful materials. You can build a sculpture, draw something that catches your eye or even create a pretty collage.

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Next time you head to the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, enjoy discovering the journey with your little ones with their fantastic stories, games and multi-sensory materials. Choose from nine Back-Packs, or for the under 5s, an Agent Animal bag.  Available every day 10.30 – 17.00, last pack given out at 16.00. Also available from the Grand Entrance during school holidays.