Absolutely Mama select 5 of the best child-friendly events in London for you and your little one to enjoy
Words Helen Baron
WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY
Last Saturday of every month
Walthamstow’s finest hosts Creative Kids events each month, inviting families to enjoy all kinds of imaginative fun around the gallery. April’s event is all about Africa, and will involve South African map-making, authentic Kenyan artefacts and the chance to make your own Tanzanian tinga-tinga painting.
THAT PLACE ON THE CORNER
This East London venue specialises in regular events for young children and toddlers, with sessions that focus on foreign language skills, arts and crafts, dance, singing and live music. The common theme throughout is fun – check the website for a full rundown of what’s on.
THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Created with under-fives and their carers in mind, Busy Bees offers different activities each week including creative play, stories from around the world, simple arts and crafts, songs and a whole lot of Horniman-style fun. Sessions are free but ticketed, see the website for details.
Ongoing at The Portland Hospital
Antenatal specialist Lulubaby launches its acclaimed classes at London’s Portland Hospital from the end of April. Open to anyone and priced £525 per couple, the core course consists of six evening classes run by a bevy of healthcare professionals – so you can be sure of getting balanced answers to all your burning birth questions.
lulubaby.co.uk / theportlandhospital.com
Every Monday morning
Award-winning Putney nail bar London Grace now provides a complimentary babysitting service every Monday morning for those in search of a spot of pampering. With coffee (and even cocktails) in the offing, indulge in some all-important ‘me’ time to start the week: you might go back to changing dirty nappies afterwards, but your nails will look lovely doing it…