The Christmas Holidays are coming. If you are staying in the capital this Christmas, you will find loads of things to keep little and older ones entertained and happy this festive season. Just wrap up warm and enjoy the fun! Here is a run down on what’s on. We have picking our favourite places to do and have left no stone unturned that will tick all boxes for the whole family to enjoy. All you need to do is PLAN!
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Pictures and video of our 3rd blog anniversary dinner are out. Thanks to the lovely team at Danno Scordino Productions. Check out the pictures in our Gallery.
Pictures are out of out festive face painting as part of the High Street Kensington late night Christmas shopping night. Click here to see them in our Gallery.
Kensington Mums was invited to celebrate an early Christmas at the italian restaurant Acciugia in the heart of Kensington. The food was lovely and the staff very friendly, worth trying if you are staying in the Capital this holiday season.
Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
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Kensington Mums 2015 events
Let us celebrate the New Year in style. Our first 2015 Kensington Mums and Bumps New Year coffee morning will be taking place at the luxurious and breathtaking Roof Gardens, Kensington. Monday 26th January 2014 from 10-11:30am. Click here to book and kick start your new year!
What’s on this Christmas for you and your little ones?
Christmas Carols at Kensington Palace. 15th December 2014. Enjoy a festive evening of singing Georgian inspired carols at Kensington Palace as you promenade through the State Apartments. Click here for more information.
Meet Santa at London Zoo. Until 24th December 2014. Click here for more information.
Looking for some family activities this Christmas? If so come on down to Westway Sports & Fitness Centre and have a family climb. Or if the kids are driving you up the wall, then bring them along for a junior climbing session and leave them in the hands of one of our highly qualified instructors! There are plenty of other activities for parents too including adult tennis sessions and a whole range of fitness classes from Ashtanga Yoga to Zumba. For more information contact us on 020 8969 0992 (sports) or 020 8962 5753 (fitness) or visit our website.
Create your free Christmas Card at Westfield London from Frozen, The LEGO Movie, Amazing Spider-man 2 or Muppets Most Wanted movies to share with your friends & family. Running until 30th December 2014.
Join the festive fun and take part in allsorts drama for children’s ‘Play In. Two Days’ on the 18th & 19th December in SW1.The children devise the script and then use music, props, costumes and their imagination to create, entertain and surprise family and friends with a seasonal show at the end of the two days. No experience necessary – all they need is lots of enthusiasm! If your child can’t make the workshop then you can book now for a free trial class in January for their term times drama classes in Notting Hill, Chelsea and Hampstead. Tel 02087675298 www.allsortsdrama.com
Dashing through the Snow at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden.Monday 29 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015. From storytelling to arts and crafts workshops. Covent Garden is always a great choice. Don’t forget to see the lego reindeers parked outside. Not to be missed!
Christmas at Kew is a unique night-time experience. Guided by snowflakes, you follow a new one-mile glittering trail as it winds its way through the world-famous botanic gardens in a magical after dark experience. Until 3rd January 2015.
Christmas Arcade at Somerset House with Fortnum and Mason. Until 11th January 2015.The Christmas Arcade transforms into a pop-up version of Fortnum & Mason’s flagship Piccadilly store. Occupying the West Wing of Somerset House, overlooking the ice rink The Christmas Arcade will be beautifully decorated by Fortnum’s award-winning Visual Display team and feature an edited selection of festive gifts, so savvy skaters and spectators can get ahead with their Christmas shopping
Stagecoach Kensington and Hammersmith provides quality down-to-earth training for 4-18 year olds in the three performing arts disciplines of dance, drama and singing in a safe and happy environment. They aim to nurture and develop young potential, stretch children’s imaginations and build on their self-esteem and confidence. The skills learnt by Stagecoach students don’t disappear they are skills for life. Classes run weekly during term time from two locations on Friday’s after school and Saturday’s throughout the day.Holiday workshops are also available and we provide children’s themed parties. Click here for more information.
Family Art Workshop: Christmas Celebrations at the National Portrait Gallery. 21 December 2014, 14:00-16:00. FREE. This will be a Christmas activity exploring how families have celebrated Christmas through the ages from Tudors to the present day. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited to 20 tickets per session for children, plus an accompanying adult. For ages 3+.
Christmas at Brompton Library. Christmas craft session for children this Friday. Check with the library for more information.
Lots of festive fun at Winter Wonderland, you will never leave disappointed.
Under 5s festive story time at the Museum of London. Monday 22 December, 11-11.30am, 12-12.30pm & 2.2.30pm. FREE, Drop-in. A fun and interactive festive story, told using puppets, museum objects and music.Suitable for over 1. Click here for more information.
Chelsea Young Writers is a flourishing local club run by award-winning children’s writers, theatre actors, and professional debate coaches with proven ability to inspire and enhance children’s creative writing, public speaking, and debating skills. What better way can there be to develop such skills than from an expert in the craft? Programmes are thoroughly prepared by the CYW team. Age groups: 5&6Yrs; 7-11Yrs; 11-13Yrs. After School & Holiday workshops in various K&C locations. Prior booking is essential. Check their website for more information.
Visit Santa in his whimsical Grotto in Canary Wharf and also enjoy lots of free festive activities, including cupcake decorating, face painting and much more. We go there every year and the kids love it. Activities start from 20-24 December 2014.
WinterVille at Victoria Park until 2nd of Jan 2015. Lots of attractions, rides, food for the whole family to enjoy.
Pop-up Performance – Christmas & New Year 2014 at Victoria and Albert Museum. – Discover the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with interactive workshops.Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, gingerbread soldiers and the Mouse King, and become principal dancers at the museum inspired by characters from the story. Various times.
Looking to get the kids off their tablets this Christmas? Then give the gift of creativity to all ages with art materials from Cass Art. From beautiful sketching sets for teenagers to a Giant Colouring Roll Atlas perfect to keep younger ones busy, there’s something for everyone to explore their artistic side. Shop a selection of activity books including the new Marion Deuchar’s Draw Paint Print, get crafty with our menagerie of decopatch creatures, or buy a professional quality art set for the artist in your life. Visit Cass Art in Kensington at 220 Kensington High Street, London, W8 7RG.
Skate under the Stars at the Natural History Museum.
In case you haven’t been, we love the Duke of York Square. With something for the whole family to enjoy. Little ones will enjoy visiting Santa Grotto’s until 23rd December, book early to avoid disappointment.
Christmas is not always candy and sweets, we love this picture of healthy festive treats. Try it with your little ones and have a wonderful Christmas.