Newsletter 7th October 2013

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


Hello October! London continues to be and exciting and vibrant cosmopolitan place to raise our children. It has got so much to offer! Stay tuned for our half term guide  which will also include what’s on for you and your little ones during Halloween so that you can plan ahead and to try some new and exciting activities on your doorstep, or just maybe a bus or tube ride away. Before you know it it will be Christmas. Enjoy reading this week’s newsletter and check out our new events and meet ups. This week’s sponsor is Rugbytots.


Commencing this October Rugbytots comes to South Kensington!  These high energy, fast paced classes take place at Baden Powell House on Sunday mornings and are great for parent & child to spend time together having fun, learning valuable skills.  Rugbytots is the largest rugby specific play programme for young children, aimed at both boys and girls. It is weekly play session for children age between 2 & 7 years and is ideal for burning off all that energy that youngsters have.  Ask about their birthday parties too! Visit their website for more information  or contact Lorna on 0845 481 6444. 


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 had a great day out to the Science Museum. We had lots of fun, play and bubbles! Stay tuned for more pictures which will be posted here.




Pictures are out! Kensington Mums supporting Jeans for Genes. Click here to view more.




Kensington Mums supported by the local libraries in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Thank you to for including us in their latest blog post on our motherhood exhibition and our unique contribution to the community. Click here to read more.



Kensington Mums events and meet ups


Kensington Mums and Bumps Coffee morning. You said, we listened. Due to many requests we are organising a coffee morning on Wednesday 16th October 2012 (10am-12pm), to meet and mingle with the local Kensington Mums and bumps. Mums and Mums to be are all welcome. The lovely Zehra has kindly volunteered to host the morning in her home. Please email us with heading ‘coffee morning’ to be sent more information.


We are proud to share with you that the photographs from ourKensington Mums Motherhood Exhibition in collaboration with Story of Mum, will be at the Photographer’s Gallery on 18th October for the Story of Mum: Mum’s make date. It is free to attend. Click here to book your space.


Friday 25th October 2013. Share your voices and stories on motherhood. Join us with the Royal Borough of Kensington  and Chelsea and take part in the Motherhood Exhibition. This session will take place at Clare Garden Children Centre from 10am-11am during their action, songs and rhyme sessions.  Please click here for more information and to register your interest.


Dress up and be glamorous. Save the date. Thursday 14th of November 2013. Kensington Mums celebrate its second birthday. Join us to celebrate over dinner and drinks at a surprise location. To attend please email us at with subject heading ‘Happy Birthday’ to be sent more information. Couples and partners are welcome, but places are very limited  now so do get in touch with us asap to reserve your space.

What’s on for you and your little ones

Its the Big Draw time until 3rd November. Worldwide, celebratory and free Big Draw events, which raise the profile of drawing, encourage public participation, and promote access to, and innovation in the world’s cultural institutions. Click here for more information.



Free Family Workshop: Caped Creators with Jason Ford. Saturday 12 October 12.00-15.00. Children’s illustrator and author of The Super Book for Super-Heroes Jason Ford leads us on this heroic workshop – families can bring along old t-shirts and turn them into customised capes, or make their own super-hero masks. For families with children aged 6-12. Click here for more information.


Beatrix Potter Family Festival. Saturday 12th October 2013. 10-4pm at St Mary Abbots Church. Come and learn more about the life of Beatrix Potter and plant some seeds in Mr. McGregors garden to take home.



Family events at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Sunday 13 October- This is My Room. Have you ever dreamed of your perfect room? Clarice Bean does every day because she shares her room with her younger brother, Minal Cricket. Explore all the fabulous fabrics, furniture, objects and textiles in the galleries and then design Clarice her perfect room. Click here for more information.


Introductory to French. FREE. 6 November 2013 – 4 December 2013. This course is designed for anyone who has little or no knowledge of the French language and would like to begin to converse in French. You will learn how to greet people and introduce yourself, how to order food and drinks and count from 1 to 30 as well as the days of the week and months of the year. Children aged 4 years are welcome to join this course. Learning a new language at any age offers vast opportunities and pleasure. This course will be taking place at Clare Gardens Children’s Centre 349 Westbourne Park Road, W11 1EG. To book your place please call 020 7727 2725, crèche is provided.

Family Eid Event. Saturday 26th October. This family day out includes face-painting, henna design, cupcakes, popcorn, bouncy castle and stalls with jewellery, clothes and lots more! Be sure to book your tickets now and be part of this exciting event by taking advantage of our early bird offer. Click here for more information.


It is the 57th BFI London Film Festival. Click here for more information.




Baby and Kids French Tales at the Institut Français. Saturday 12 October. Watch out for the witch from the rue Mouffetard in Paris. Bats, bubbling cauldrons, black cats, old books and magic spells are all set for a time to remember! Grab your broomstick and practice your cackle for a fantastic adventure. Suitable for 3-5 years old. Click here for more information.



Persian Art for Children at Kensington Central Library. 31 October 2013. The Persian word for tile, Kashi, comes from the name of the town Kashan in Iran. Join artist Amber Khokhar and be inspired by a centuries old artistic tradition. Using paints and paper tiles participants will create beautiful designs that can be taken home or used to shape a Kashan inspired tiled panel. This event is supported by Iran Heritage Foundation. Please book your free place to this event here. Also don’t miss workshop on Traditional Persian Dance for Children on 29th October 2013. Click here for free booking.

Top Tips for talking. These free parent workshops provides information about early language development and to discuss strategies to develop language at home.  Receive advice from a Speech and Language Therapist. Friday 11th October 2-3pm at Clare Garden’s Children Centre (349 Westbourne Park Rd  London W11 1EG). Places are limited, please contact 0207 792 7733 to reserve a place.


e-petition. End the ‘Parent Trap’ – suspend or reduce APD over school summer holidays. Click here to read more on how you can help British families manage the “Parent Trap” of inflated holiday prices in summer by suspending or reducing the rate of Air Passenger Duty (APD) for the annual school summer-holiday period of July and August.


Kensington Mums offers

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Kensington Mums competition

Enter our Baby Show Competition here.

**NEW**Enter our Plusher Competition here.

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