Summer Scoop 2016

We do Love London, but even more so when we get a bit of fun in the sun. Here is our Summer Scoop filled with kids activities, festivals and family days out.

We wish all a great Summer holiday with your little ones. Keep up with our adventures on Instagram and now on Snapchat with family life in London when school is out and how we keep our Kensington Kids entertained. Follow us @KensingtonMums.

We would love you to share your family holiday pictures with us, make sure you hashtag #kensingtonmumstravel for a chance to get featured on our Instagram account.

 

Let’s Engineer Bridges. Join Little House of Science for an exciting journey about the history of planning, engineering bridges! We will find out about the different types of bridges and investigate the various structures. Cost for 2h £45, for 4-9 years, drop-off sessions. Tue, 12 July, 10.00-12.00 and 1.00-3.00
Hollywood Arms, Hollywood Road, London SW10. Wed, 13 July, 10.00-12.00 and 1.00-3.00. Coopers Arms, Flood Street, London SW3. Thu, 14 July, 10.00-12.00 and 1.00-3.00 Swiss Cottage Library, London NW3. Register online via website.

 

 

 

 

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Don’t miss out on this new Musical play at Cadogan Hall“The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Packed with oodles of magic, sing-along songs and clumsy chaos, this is a stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised! A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood based on the book by Judith Kerr.”

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Rhythm studio imageRock & Roll Boot Camp at The Rhythm Studio. The Rhythm Studio is a rock and pop music academy in London where students are inspired to develop their musical talents while learning the songs that they know and love, rocking out in bands, and playing live gigs. Rock & Roll Boot Camp offers the chance to spend a week forming bands, learning classic covers, writing original songs and recording a CD. Meanwhile, those joining the production sessions, learn to compose using Logic Pro X, as well as shoot and edit band videos. On the final day of Rock & Roll Boot Camp the bands play a live gig in front of family and friends. Rock & Roll Boot Camp dates 2016: Monday 18th July – Friday 19th August. Check website for more information.

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CPG August 20th-49Chelsea Physic Garden’s popular series of Family Activity Days returns this summer with much loved favourites including Chocolate Tuesday, Garden Safari and Animation Station. There are also some new activities such as a Shakespeare herbology workshop with Studio Cultivate and ‘Fire!’ an event marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. On the 14th August there will be a Sunday Funday, a day of family activities which is free with your ticket to the Garden.
You can also explore the Garden using our brilliant new Family Garden Trail which is free with your entrance ticket. Book Family Activity Days online now.

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If you are planning how to entertain your little ones during the holidays, help is at hand from qualified teacher and experienced tutor Sophie Duncanson. Miss Sophie’s is a London based holiday club for children aged 5-11. Miss Sophie, has recognised the growing need parents have to entertain children in London during the weekends and long school holidays. Miss Sophie’s incorporates literacy, art, history and science into informal days spent with the children. Each day is both original and interesting, with children being encouraged to learn through play and hands-on interaction, while being given the opportunity to explore London’s hidden gems.  With a ratio of 1:4, every child enjoys full participation and lots of teacher contact. Contact:07966224058
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Little Creatures family festival at London Zoo. 29-31st July 2016. ZSL London Zoo will once again play host to the Little Creatures Family Festival, with a packed schedule of animal talks, feeds and arts & crafts workshops. Check website for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy the Beach and Beach East this Summer.  Opens 23rd July – 4th September 2016.  The UK’s largest urban beach by far features a vast area of fine, deep sand, a huge kid’s paddling pool, funfair rides, two beach bars and a host of sporting events and activities. Something for the whole family to enjoy. Let’s just make sure we get a bit of sun in London.

 

 

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Lyric in the Square. Enjoy a series of free live performances this Summer. Lyric in the Square returns for its sixth year. Created by the Lyric for HammersmithLondon, bringing Lyric Square to life this summer. Check website for full schedule. Available until 13th July 2016.

 

 

 

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Little feet: discover sunny Sicily at the British Museum.  5th July 2016. Find out about this sunny Mediterranean island through sight, sound and smell and make a little souvenir to take home. For under 5s and their parents and carers. FREE drop in. Check website for more information.

 

 

 

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Festival of Love at SouthBank Centre. Until 31st August 2016. This summer at Southbank Centre, Festival of Love celebrates the greatest human emotion with performance, music and art. Catch free events, summer shows and  or marvel at the installations across the site as hundreds of artists, communities and partners join forces to create an unforgettable summer.

 

 

 

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Littles ones will love being around Sensational Butterflies at Natural History Museum. Until 11 Sept 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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School holiday family activities at London Transport Museum. Every school holiday parents, carers and children can make-and-take in  craft workshops, and join in with the latest storytime tales. Enjoy the family play zone. Check website for full schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Strawberries & Screen returns the Duke of York Square. The screen takes centre court on the grass of the gorgeous running track to broadcast the nail-biting Wimbledon finals and men’s semi-finals from 8 to 10 July. Don’t miss out!