Weekly Scoop 3rd November 2014

 

Welcome to our November weekly scoop. We’ve had a busy half term break with our little ones. Check out what we have been up to with a few Christmas events happening around the Capital and your chance to win 4 premier shopping tickets to Boutique de Noel. The countdown has begun for our 3rd blog anniversary dinner, we hope you can make it! Please save the date and book your places for the 1st of December 2014 at the Kensington Hotel.

We are organising VIP goody bags for our 3rd blog anniversary, if you would like to take part please get in touch with us as deadline for inclusion is 17th November 2014.

 

We had a great time trick and treating around Chelsea. How was your Halloween?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a sneak peak at the Baby Show this year, it is definitely the place to be if you are expecting and need to catch some great bargains. Congratulations for our 3 winners who won our Baby Show competition.

 

 

Kensington mums enjoyed a wonderful sunny day during half term onboard the world famous Cutty Sark. The ship has been beautifully restored back to its original elegances. Kids got to explore and play with the new onboard interactive app game by Gamar where they can be Captain Woodget’s Apprentice for the day helping with important jobs throughout the ship like ringing the bell, steering the ship and unfurling the sails, or catch mischievous monkeys who like to steal the Captain’s sugar all on a mobile or tablet. On the lower deck there is a cafeteria where you can enjoy a coffee and cake whiles admiring the elegant lines of the ship golden hull suspended above. The Cutty Sark is a family friendly fun place where children can learn and explore.

Kensington Mums was honoured to be invited to be part of Family Friendly Britain during family friendly week at the House of Commons Parliamentary group for parents and families.

 

 

Kensington Mums attended Boo at the Zoo thanks to London Zoo. Children were given activity passports where they can go around the Zoo to gain stamps for trying activities like enter the Black Widow’s Lair to face a mystery feely-box challenge and in the Aquarium draw and have it included to the Underwater world UV mural part of The Big Draw 2014. After collecting six stamps kids can enter to win a prize pack of creepy treats. London Zoo is a perfect place to take the family with many child friendly entertainment like incredible owls demonstrating and daily animal show.

Kensington Mums events

 *** Sold out*** Kensington Mums and Bumps coffee morning is taking place at Patisserie des Reves. Thursday 6th November 2014, 10-12pm £5. Click here to book your place. Limited places available.

 

 

 

 ***Last chance to book*** 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 and Bumps Coffee mooring at Gambado. Monday 8th December 2014 from 10-12pm. £10. Click here 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!

 

 

Kensington Mums competition

***Flash competition***. Win Premier Shopping Tickets for Boutique de Noel on the 12th of November. Click here to enter.

 

 

 

***New competition***. We are ready for Christmas. Win Family Tickets to Winter Wonderland Ice Rink. Click here to enter.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Win 2 Christmas Boxes with the Rainy box. Click here to enter

 

 

 

 

 What is on for you and your little ones?

 

With Kids in cuisine your children will share a unique and a fun-filled experience at home. We believe it is important to learn the benefits of a healthy and balanced diet from a very early age.  Children will be invited to work in team, recognize different measurements used in the kitchen, try new flavors and follow instructions in a recipe to ensure to make it successful through entertainment. Your home is a really factor for enjoying cooking lesson because kids know the environment and can have fun. We bring all things we need to cook dishes. Don’t wait and book your session now.  For more information, please click here.

Shop for a good cause at the Junior League of London’s 35th annual charity fundraiser, Boutique de Noel (BdN), taking place at Kensington Town Hall. BdN begins with a Premier Shopping Evening on Wednesday, 12 November, which includes live and silent auctions, canapés, drinks and shopping. The fun continues on Thursday, 13 November featuring unique vendors offering a variety of art, fashion, toys, gifts and more! Funds raised at BdN support the Junior League of London, a UK registered charity committed to promoting voluntary service, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Click here for more information. We have 4 tickets to give away for the Premier Shopping Evening valid on 12 November. Check out our competition here to enter!

Save the date for the Marylebone Christmas Lights 2014on Wednesday 19th November from 3.00pm – 6.30pm taking place at Marylebone High Street, London W1. Make this a great family day out. Activities include: Main stage – live music and performances Father Christmas Grotto – free gifts for children Real reindeer, Christmas Card Competition – viewing area Street Entertainers, Snow, Fireworks, Cabbages and Frocks Market, Street stalls, Retailer Discounts and Promotions, Christmas Lights Event Tombola. Click here for more information.

Calling all budding artists for a Christmas Card Contest. This is not to be missed! Last year the market office team held a Christmas card design contest for local children, with a such a great response that they’re doing it again.This year’s theme is: Buying your presents at Portobello and Golborne Market.The contest is open to all local children aged 4 to 11.The winning artist (chosen by a panel of market traders and council officers) will be asked to switch on the Portobello Square Christmas Tree lights at the official lighting up ceremony on Saturday 15th November. Click here to read more.

Nour Festival in Kensington and Chelsea Until 30th November 2014. Click here to see schedule for events taking place.

 

 

 

Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks. Saturday November 8th 2014. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

Christmas light switch on at the Duke of York Square on Saturday 8th November 2014 at 3pm will also include real reindeers. We love it! Don’t miss your chance to meet Santa too.