Weekly Scoop, 13th October 2014



In this week’s scoop we have selected fun family days out to explore with your little ones including mummy and baby cinema, as well as a family workshop on making your own musical. Sounds like fun! Stay tuned for our next coffee morning taking place in November, this is based on first come first served, so make sure you are subscribed so you will always be the first to know. We have our healthy eating event taking place this week, if you would like to attend we still have a few places left and as always babies and toddlers are always welcome. Our pamper evening is sold out and this is taking place next week. Until then, wishing you and your little ones are good start of the week.

coffeemorningA big thank you to everyone who came to our Kensington Mums and Bumps coffee morning and especially to Helena for hosting it. We received a surprise treat for all Mums attending from Ella’s kitchen. Click here to see more pictures in our KM gallery.



We had a great talk with Dr Shazia Malik from the Portland Hospital. Stay tuned for pictures.




Kensington Mums events

***Places still available*** Kensington Mums, bumps and their little ones are invited to join Kensington’s Healthy Eating Specialist Maura as she shares tips for quick & healthy meals. She will also demonstrate delicious & nutritious dishes for you to sample while you enjoy a nice cup of tea courtesy of Pukka.  £5 per Mum or Bump. Click here for bookings.



Our pamper evening with the Cadogan Clinic is sold out. All mums who have registered will be emailed with their time slots for the VISIA skin analysis and mini facial and hand massage. Make sure you are registered with us for more pamper events exclusively for Kensington Mums. Because we are worth it! Click here to learn more.


 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.


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. Kesnington Dads are also welcome. Please clickhere to book. Limited places available.

Kensington Mums competition


***Last week to enter***. We have two competitions over on the website. Win tickets to Chocolate Show. Click here to enter.





Win tickets to the Baby Show at Kensington Olympia. Click here to enter.




What’s on for you and your little ones


imageParent & Child Activity Workshop. 15th October 2014. Parents’ Centre at Maxilla Children Centre from 9.45am-11.15am.  Making musical instruments.  Enjoy play and learning activities with your child in these interactive and informative workshops – Particularly suitable for parent/carers and children aged 18m-4yrs. Booking necessary. Please see Alexia or Lisa in reception or Tel: 020 8962 3070. Make sure you tell them Kensington Mum recommended you. Check their  website for more information.


The lovely team at Duck and Dry are offering an exclusive discount to all Kensington Mums,  20% off blow dries and updos Mon – Weds 10.30 – 15.30 throughout October. All you need to do is Quote “KensingtonMums”. They are also offering a special package for Halloween. Kensington Mums, Dina recently was treated by Duck and Dry for some well deserved mummy time with the lovely yummy mummy Tamara Beckwith. Check out the result for yourself here.

The Big Draw Event. Giant Dolls House workshop Sat 18th October from 10-12pm and 2-4pm. An open workshop which is part of exhibit of a large Kitchen Island and growing installation of hand-made ‘dolls houses’. A participatory workshop as part of an exhibit of an installation of dolls’ houses made from shoe boxes portraying the participants’ individual ideas of what a home means and looks like to each of them. For two months leading up to the event they will be working with community groups to build up a display of ‘dolls houses’ which will be exhibited in the venue alongside the kitchen island.This Big Draw workshop invites a larger audience to join and develop the extensive installation at the event and encourages the audience to build, make, draw and design there own ‘homes’ using a wide range of materials. If you would like to make a dolls house, please bring your own box (shoe boxes are ideal size) if you have one to the event. Other activities will include drawing and responding to the installation. This is taking place at 33 Parkgate Road
London SW11 4NP. Click here for more information.


Chocolate Week, the nation’s favourite themed week, returns for a tenth consecutive year, celebrating the world of fine chocolate from 13th to 19th October, 2014. The week culminates with the Chocolate Show London at Olympia West from 17th to 19th October, bringing the best of the industry together all under one roof. Don’t forget to enter our competition and win tickets to the Chocolate Show.


Taking place today. Parent and Baby Screening: Effie Gray at 11.30am at Barbican Centre. Click here for more information.



Rug Rhymes at SouthBank Centre. Alternative Fridays until 19th December. FREE. Under-fives and their carers are invited to join the Poetry Library puppets, Federico and Firebird, on their poem rug to find out. A short session of nursery rhymes, poems and rhyming stories is followed by the opportunity to look at and borrow books from our ever-growing children’s collection. This takes places from 10.30am – 11am at The Saision Poetry Library. Click here for more information.