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



Happy 1st of October everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed some family fun days out. Thanks to everyone who came to the first aid course which was held on Thursday evening at the lovely Whole Foods Kensington. I certainly learned important skills which are always good to know in case of an emergency.  You can have a peak on the pictures of the course here.

This evening we’ve got the pamper session at CocoNail Bar, and I am looking for some well deserved pampering and time off being a Kensington Mum.

Pictures of the Kensington Mums Night Out can be found under our Facebook Page. Thanks to the lovely Juliana from Captured by Juliana.

In this week’s newsletter we’ve got new Mummy and baby/toddlers meets up as well as exclusive offers for Kensington Mums. We also reveal information on the family Halloween Extravaganza Party with Amanda Action Club.

Half term is around the corner, so we are working on gathering all the events and workshops taking place so you can keep your little ones entertained. Stay tuned for our exclusive Half term special newsletter.

The Facebook Page is updated on a regular basis with family fun days out you can do with your little ones. Dont forget to ‘like’ our Page to stay in the loop with the local scoop.


Thanks to Geraldine from First Aid for Life for providing us with an intensive 3 hours first aid course. It was important for me to know how to deal with an emergency situation and in case my kids had a serious accident or sudden illness. We covered, the basics of resuscitation and CPR. What to do when a child is unconscious, chocking, bleeding burned and other serious injuries just to name a few. I would highly recommend this course to all parents and carers who take care of little ones, you never know when an accident may happen! Its always better to be well prepared . The next available course is on 24th October 2012 at Whole Foods Kensington, full detailshere and below. Thanks to Whole Foods Kensington for having us there!


Kensington Mums Bootcamp. Due to low numbers of attendees, the class will be taking place once it reaches its minimum requirements. Please register your interest to [email protected] The bootcamp session will be taught by former ex Olympic Athlete Linda Hedenstrom in Holland Park on a Saturday morning. £8-£10 per session. Check out her great work at Scandinavian Fitness.
Kensington Mums Night Out pictures and video clip are out. Thanks to the lovely Juliana for all her amazing work.

Click on the image to see the video. Pictures are posted on our Facebook Page. The next KM Night out will be in November to celebrate Kensington Mums’s one year birthday!


Kensington Mums went to the the launch of Big Draw 2012 at Victoria and Albert Museum. There was lots to do from seeing teams of top cartoonists cross pencils in the Battle of the Cartoonists, making a crown, designing a tapestry just to name a few. Best of all we got to meet CBeebies star Mister Maker in the making!




Kensington Mums pamper time is held tonight at Coconail BarTake some well deserved time off and come along to a pamper evening. Choose between  classic manicure or classic pedicure along with some sushi nibbles and a complimentary soft drink. This event is taking place today Monday 1st October from 7-9pm. Prices for the Manicure Deal is £30 (includes classic manicure + sushi + complimentary soft drink) and Pedicure Deal is £40. Please email me if you would like to attend.


Learn the skills to capture that special moment of your little one. Kensington Mums has joined forces with Photography for Parents. These Practical photography workshop for parents gives you everything you need to know on how to use your camera and to take amazing photos of your children. The classes will start on Monday 8th October from 10-11.30am at the Chelsea TheatreBabies and young children are welcome in class. You will be encouraged to  take some amazing shots of them in class under close supervision of a baby and child photographer or practice at home if you are coming alone after dropping them at school. Join us for this MUM-AND-BABY FRIENDLY class that gives you a skill for life! Katia an instructor from Katia Muscara Photography has been nominated for the Top Portrait Photographer by West London Mum panel Click here for more information and to book online.

The next first aid course will be on Wednesday 24th October  at Whole Foods Market, Kensington at 63-97 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SE.

Kensington Mums has teamed up First Aid for Life. The course will be thought by the Geraldine will be teaching First Aid for babies and toddlers exclusively to Kensington Mums. You will each receive a comprehensive First Aid manual and certificates can be provided if required. There will ample baby and child mannequins for you to get your hands on to practice on. The course lasts for 3 hours and covers most common childhood injuries and major illnesses. Topics includes choking and drowning as well as what to do if your child is unconscious and how to deal with burns, head injuries, fitting and bleeding. The classes cost £70 per person and partners and Daddies are welcome to attend. Time: 7-10pm. These courses are very popular, so please book as as soon as possible to  avoid dissapointment.




Kensington Mums Mummy and Baby/toddler meet up. FREE. Come with your little one for a morning play time session at the Chelsea Theatre (just off the Kings Road, SW10 0DR)  on Friday 12th October at 11am-12pm. Please get in touch and register your interest.


Kensington Mums Mummy and Baby/toddler meet up. FREE. Come with your little one for a morning play time session at the Saatchi Gallery (just off the Kings Road) on Friday 2nd November at 11am-12pm. Please get in touch and register your interest.



Halloween Family Extravaganza! Sunday, 4th November 2012 at the Chelsea Theatre (SW10 0DR) from 2-5pm. Amanda’s Action Club and Kensington Mums have combined forces to bring you a Halloween Party like no other! Come and celebrate with your whole family at our fun-filled, dance spook-tacular at the Chelsea Theatre (just off the King’s Road).  A packed line-up of entertainment guarantees there’ll be something for everyone from tiny tots to teenagers and mums and dads too!  Tickets cost just £10 per head (children under 1 go free!). For more information or to book email [email protected] Click here for more information.




The Harrods Toy Kingdom has undergone complete refurbishment. It re-opened its doors in July and is located on the third floor. Little ones will be mesmerised walking through the Toy Kingdom, it’s truly an experience!



Duke of York Square Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday. The Duke of York Square fine food market takes place every Saturday offering a large range of some of the finest produce available in London, read on for the list of current stalls,  then visit and enjoy the generous complimentary samples available at many stalls which will be sure to tempt your taste buds for more! 

Characters from History. Meet Mary Prince at the Museum of London on Sun 7 Oct, 1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm & 3-3.30pm
Mary Prince’s fight for freedom brought her to London where her story was used to help end slavery in the 1800′s. Meet Mary and hear her story of determination, compassion and survival. Suitable for 5+ years. Click here for more information.

Family Films at RichMix on Saturday 6 October – Sun 7 October 12pm. ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (U) for only £1.50. Clickhere for more information. Also don’t miss HANDA’S SURPRISE on Sunday 7th October and WIGGLY JIGGLERS for 0-2 on 8 October 2012.



The Owl and the Pussy Cat at Victoria and Albert Museum on Saturday 6th October 2012. Showing times 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (duration 15 minutes). Watch as Fabulous Fables and their puppets perform ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’ who went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat. Recommended for ages 3+. Click here for more information.


Baby and Kids French Tales at the Institut Français. The Seasons with Victor Hugo Saturday 6 October 11am. With interactive games, songs and music, the professional storyteller and librarians will help babies, in the company of their parents, familiarise themselves with the French language. Click here for more details.

Meet Where’s Wally at Waterstone’s Piccadily on Saturday, 6 October 2012, 11:30AM – 3:30PM. Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Where’s Wally? series in store with story time and Wally activities. Wally will be hiding around the children’s department every hour from 11.30am-3.30pm. Can you find Wally? Click here for more information.


Chris Haughton’s Cut-out Owl Free Family Workshop at Somerset House on Saturday 6 October. Drop in at any time between 14.00 and 16.00 to join award-winning Chris Haughton to make an owl fall from a tree in cut paper! Also, don’t miss The Big Draw: The Big Thames Drawing Challenge on Saturday 6 October from 11.00–16.00. Click here for more information. Suitable for children of 6-12 years.


Drawing your senses at the Geffrye Museum on Saturday 6th October 2012 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00 – 4.00pm. Celebrating The Big Draw. Learn how to make a sketchbook and then draw patterns inspired by touch, sound, sight and smells. Click here for more information.

Superhuman until 16 October 2012 at the Wellcome Collection. FREE. An exhibition exploring human enhancement.Glasses, lipstick, false teeth, the contraceptive pill and even your mobile phone – we take for granted how commonplace human enhancements are. Current scientific developments point to a future where cognitive enhancers and medical nanorobots will be widespread as we seek to augment our beauty, intelligence and health. Don’t forget to pick up your Superhuman family trail.

Pinocchio at artsdepot on Sunday 7th October 2012 at 12.00pm and 3pm. Studio Theatre. Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and witty with a big heart. Suitable for ages 3+.

For the parents, head to Late at Tate Britain: Acts of Legacy on Friday 5th October to enjoy some quality time and value artwork at the Tate Britain,when it stays open until 22.00. There will be music, performance and film for you both to enjoy. Click here for more information.

Another one for the older ones, Royal Albert London Tea Tour on October 5th 2012 at the Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EW.  Teatime goes retro on this whistlestop tour hosted by purveyors of fine floral china, Royal Albert. Look out for the vintage-themed van serving up macaroons and other afternoon treats along, of course, with a proper cuppa – FREE.  Enjoy petit fours in your best plus fours or cram in a cake or two while sporting your favourite cape. If your wardrobe doesn’t extend to grandma chic, there’ll be a dressing up box and props to play around with and you can pose for a Polaroid to take away.

Celebrate made in Britain at the Best of Britania from 5-7 October. BOB is a brand NEW and highly targeted brand statement event that exclusively caters for both established & new designers and British makers.



Take the Superhuman quiz here and test your knowledge!



What was your favourite moment? The London 2012 Olympic Games are now part of history, but the spirit will live on forever in the hearts of millions of people. Re-live some of the most exciting moments of these Games and watch the performances of the world’s greatest athletes in the best of London 2012 highlights video.


The Nour Festival of Arts will deliver dazzling contemporary artistic talent from the Middle East and North Africa to London audiences during October- November 2012. For the first time the festival is to expand beyond Leighton House Museum to include a stellar cast of participating cultural organisations. Click here for more information.




Get your Christmas cards ready!

Christmas IS around the corner! Book your mini session with Captured by Juliana! Limited places available.

Quote ‘Kensington Mums’ and get 10% off! Must be booked before 1st November 2012.



Shop for a good cause this season at the Junior League of London’s annual charity fundraiser, Boutique de Noel, which takes place at the Kensington Town Hall on 14 and 15 November 2012. This is an exclusive offer for Kensington Mums 2 tickets for £10 (regular ticket price is £7) . The offer would only be available in person with a print-out from the Kensington Mums e-newsletter, or by calling our office to purchase tickets over the phone, and quoting  ’KensingtonMuMs’ to get the special offer.





What do you all think? Should there be child-free zones on planes and trains? Read full article by BBC News here.

Here is something funny to start your week with

You know we are turning into a technological world when a child says: “The moon has batteries.”

Wishing you all a mummyliscious week.

Until next week.