Welcome to our first December newsletter. The festive season is officially only a few weeks away now. Kensington is glittering with Christmas lights from the Kings road all the way to South Kensington and beyond. If you are staying in the capital, stay tuned for your Christmas scoop around London with our favourite places to do over the Christmas holidays that will tick all boxes for the whole family to enjoy, from babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. In this week’s newsletter you will find where to do your festive shopping including a complimentary entry to all Kensington Mums to the Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair.
If you follow Kensington Mum on social media, you would have seen a few sneak peaks of what we have been up to. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Please ‘like’ Kensington Mums on Facebook – we post news on ad-hoc events, interesting local knowledge, lots of interesting articles as well as discussions amongst the Kensington Mums community. You can also find us on Twitter @KensingtonMums and now more recently we have joined the world of Instagram for some instafun. You can find us under #kensingtonmums. Our popular motherhood exhibition can be viewed on youtube.
Kensington Mums visited the Harrods Grotto. only 30min wait and what a magical experience for little and big ones.
Kensington Mums was invited to the opening of Mama Brown’s Pop-Up Experience on the Kings Road. Open until the 16th of December this is a must visit for all discerning vintage lovers with a mix of exhibitors who are travelling far and wide to participate in Mama Brown’s renowned Chelsea event. Do not miss Mama Brown’s home-cooked Middle Eastern treats. Mama Brown’s Pop-Up Experience is located at 232 King’s Road, Chelsea.
It’s not just because its Thanksgiving that we are thankful. We are thankful and blessed today and everyday for being called Mama. Over 100 Mums have shared their motherhood story with us including the ‘I am a Mum and…’ activity adapted from Story of Mum. This Kensington Mum shared her motherhood journey and says her kids have empowered her. Join us for our next session on Friday 13th of December and let us know how your motherhood journey has been so far.
Thanks to the Science Museum for inviting us for the family IMAX experience of Hidden Universe in 3D. This is definitely an inspiring story of human endeavour, bringing our universe to life in a stunning IMAX 3D in the heart of Kensington. Check out the IMAX listing for more information.
Kensington Mums events and meet ups
Our next coffee morning is this Wednesday 4th of Dec 2013 (10am-12pm). We have a lovely group of Mums and their little ones joining us. The lovely Anna has kindly volunteered to host the morning in her home. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with heading ‘Dec coffee morning’ to be sent more information and get in touch if you would like to host our next morning coffee in 2014! Please note our coffee mornings are limited numbers.
The next RBKC Motherhood session will be held on Friday 13th December at Holmfiled House Children’s Centre (with crèche). Click here for more information, and make sure you get in touch to register and share your motherhood journey with us.
Join us to celebrate Christmas in Style with some delicious Lebanese mezze at Randa restaurant in the heart of Kensington. Thursday 19th of Dec 2013. Price costs £15 pp and includes set menu below. Click here to view the mouth watering Lebanese food on the menu. Don’t forget to book your tickets here. Limited places available.
Kensington Mums offers
Gain complimentary entry to the Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair this weekend only at the Chelsea Town Hall exclusive for Kensington Mums. Click here for more information.
Kensington Mums competition
Make this your perfect Christmas Gift for you and your loved one. Enter our Kensington Mums Christmas Dinner competition to win 2 tickets for a well deserved night out thanks to Randa Restaurant. Click here to enter and win.
What’s on for you and your little ones
Christmas at Kensington Palace. Until 6th of January. Game of Crowns. Celebrate Christmas in royal style this December with a season of fun and games at Kensington Palace and experience the palace dressed for Christmas. Click here for more information.
Christmas on Trafalgar Square 2013. Christmas on Trafalgar Square starts with the lighting of the world famous Christmas Tree on 5 December. The tree comes from Norway, a historic tradition that’s happened every year since 1947. There will be plenty of carol singing too. Click here for more information.
3D printed Christmas at the Museum of London. Sunday 8th of December 2013. Use the latest digital and 3D printing technology to design your own unique Christmas decoration at our exciting family workshop. Tickets are £5 per child and FREE for accompanying adults. Click here for more information.
Do All Your Christmas In One Go at the Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair. Saturday 7th- Sunday 8th December 2013. With over 50 hand picked exhibitors from all over the UK exhibiting under one beautiful roof, it’s a great chance to find that unique gift not found anywhere else. Gifts for him, gifts for her, gifts for the home and of course gifts for the kids. The Fair offers the jaded and discerning shopper an opportunity to buy unique, quality items often from the very people who design and make them.So bring your Christmas Shopping List and do all your Christmas shopping in one go! Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE. Check out our special offer to gain complimentary entry to the fair.
A visit to Covent Garden is a must this festive season. You will find real reindeers every Saturday until Christmas as well as the world’s first ever super-sized LEGO Snow Globe!
Old Spitalfields market is the perfect shopping destination. Open seven-days-per-week, the impressive array of shops and stalls draws in shoppers from all over the South East. A treck away from Kensington, you will find the most beautiful range of cushions made from Ohema African prints which a loyal Kensington Mum is designing and selling. They truly make ideal for Xmas gifts or to add a splash of contemporary sunshine to your home. It all goes towards a good cause as £2.50 from the sale of each cushion will go towards the Noyaa Academy.
Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s back at Whole Foods Kensington store waiting to take a photo with your family. Grotto is located on the first floor in the Room With a View. Dates, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 December. Booking essential.
Wishing you and your little ones a great week ahead, and May all your dream come true today and everyday.