Weekly Scoop, 10th November 2014



London is certainly looking a lot like Christmas. From Oxford Street, Kings Road all the way to Covent Garden. We will posting some beautiful pictures captured by some of our readers over on our Facebook Page later on this week. Do have a peek and share your pictures with us using #kensingtonmums. In this weekly scoop, we have included details of some Christmas music workshops for your little ones, kids club cinema as well as some Christmas shopping in South bank Centre. Pictures of our last Kensington Mums and Bumps coffee morning are out and the countdown to our 3rd blog anniversary dinner has begun. If you would like to join us and celebrate over a seated dinner with your other half, mum, friend or partner we would love to see you there. We have lots of fun surprised for the night including an exclusive VIP goody bags to take home. Places are limited, glam up and enjoy a well deserved night out. Do check out our competitions, as this is the last week to enter and win ticket for the Royal Albert Hall and Winter Wonderland.

Pictures of our Kensington Mums and Bumps at Patisserie des Reves are out. Check them our right here and thanks so much for all the Mums and little ones who came along. We were truly spoiled by all the cakes and pastries.


The rain may have dampen our socks but did nothing to dampen our Christmas cheer when Kensington Mums was invited to Chelsea Duke of York square annual Christmas lights switch on. Real-life reindeer, elves, candy floss, popcorn and face painting kept the children happy while the adults enjoyed a sip of mulled wine with their minced pies singing  festive favourites carols with the local choir. Top it all of with a invite to Santa’s grotto makes for a magical evening.


Kensington Mums was invited to the pre-opening Friends and family skating at Somerset house with Fortnum & Mason. Skating at Somerset house will not disappoint with stunning backdrop of the grand eighteenth-century courtyard, music to electrify the air while you skate around the large 900 metre square rink. For young children there is a training rink perfect for them find their skating feet. Celebrate the festive season in style at London’s most Magical ice rink.

Yesterday, remembering remembrance Sunday in one picture, shared with us by Jihane a Kensington Mum.

Kensington Mums competition

Last week to enter. Win Family Tickets to Winter Wonderland Ice Rink. Click here to enter.





Last week to enter. Win Tickets for Frozen Sing Along at the Royal Albert Hall. Click here to enter.




Have you entered? Win 2 Christmas Boxes with the Rainy box. Click here to enter




Kensington Mums events


Happening today! For all eco-conscious Mums. Keeping a Green Home with Ecover. November 10th at Whole Foods Kensington.Ecover and Method will be visiting the Wholefoods High Street Kensington store on the 10th November to share some hints and tips on green living around the home exclusively with Kensington Mums. £5. Registration necessary. Click here for booking.

Only a few more places are available. Children Safety with the Kensington and Chelsea Metropolitan Police. Keeping our Kensington Community Safe. Nov 20th from 7-8pm at Whole Foods Kensington. This  talk will cover school safety as well as playground safety in parks. Please click here to RSVP. FREE event.


 We are delighted to have you join us to celebrate Kensington Mum’s 3rd blog-anniversary on Monday 1st of December 2014 at the Kensington Hotel. The evening will include a 2 course meal and wine and a chance for you to glam up, make friends and meet like minded parents. Kensington Dads are also welcome. We will be handing out VIP goody bags for all attendees and lots of surprises organised for the night. Please click here to book. Limited places available.


Kensington Mums and Bumps Coffee mooring at Gambado. Monday 8th December 2014 from 10-12pm. £10. Clickhere to book, limited places available.




 Kensington Mums and Bumps New Year coffee morning at Roof Gardens, Kensington. 26th January 2014 from 10-11:30am. Click here to book and kick start your new year!


What is on for you and your little ones?

Dolphin Tale 2 at Electric Cinema, Portobello. Kids Club. Saturday 15th Nov 2014. Click here for more information.




Chelsea Quavers Christmas Music Workshops (Aged 4-12) Monday 15 to Friday 19 December from 9am to 4pm. Home cooked lunch providedFun, inspired, educational music puzzles and games to teach your child to read, write, perform & compose music, sight sing and develop vital aural skills.  Private tuition in trombone, trumpet, drum kit, piano and bassoon.  Lots of singing carols, improvisation, classic, traditional and jazz songs. Small Tutor groups combine effective group learning and 1:1 attention. Hear and learn about instruments & families of the orchestra and various composers’ lives and works.  For more information, please check their website.
Lively Letters at Victoria and Albert Museum. Sunday 16 November. FREE. Search the Museum for unusual letters – you will find them on lots of surfaces including glass, tapestry, ceramics and marble, as well as in old hand-written books. Then create your own marvellous monogram masterpiece. Click here for more information.


SouthBank Christmas Centre Market. Festive Food, Drinks, gifts and treats open until 4th Jan 2015. Make this a great family day out!


A bear called Paddington. 14 Nov 2014 – 4 Jan 2015 at the Museum of London. FREE. As the much-loved, well-mannered bear gets set for his big-screen debut in the new film PADDINGTON, this autumn we celebrate the small stowaway from Darkest Peru and his London adventures, with a small exhibition of objects charting his journey from page to screen. Suitable for all ages. Click here for more information.