Does your child have entrepreneurial flair? My Kidsy are hosting a unique 6-week programme of interactive 90 minute workshops, which teach children entrepreneurship in a fun and practical way. Children are taught how they can take what they love and turn it into a business. They even get the chance to set up and run their very own micro company!
WHEN: Saturday 18 June 2016, 12:30 – Sat 23 Jul 2016, 2pm (can join at any date)
VENUE: Ultrakids Club – Mind Body and Soul, 25 Brixton Station Rd, SW9 8PB
Big Fish Little Fish Events are hosting a free family rave at London LGBT Pride. DJ Camanda will be playing the tunes to get everyone dancing, in addition to glitter cannons, bubbles and a giant parachute dance!
WHEN: Saturday 25 June at 4pm
VENUE: Golden Square, Soho, London W1R 3AD
AGES: All ages
The annual London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Sunday 26 June 2016. To mark the occasion the Royal China Group will be offering diners the chance to try a selection of traditional dishes served during the festival.
The London Hong Kong Dragon Boat festival takes place each year at the London Regatta Centre in the city’s Docklands, with up to 40 teams battling it out for top honours. The festival also includes live music, dragon dancing and much more!
WHEN: Sunday 26 June.
Boat Race: London Regatta Centre, City’s Dockyards, 1012 Dockside Rd, London E16 2QD.
Royal China: 30 Westferry Circus, London, E14 8RR
AGES: All ages
An interactive and educational workshop for parents and their little ones at London Nursery Schools, Bluebell Cottage. London’s Little Thinkers have teamed up with Trunkaroo to host a ‘Fine Motor Skills’ focused workshop, as it is a fundamental aspect of every child’s development. This workshop will give your Little Thinker the chance to have a go at a range of sociable and fun activities to strengthen their muscles. Parents will get the chance to gain advise on how best to strengthen their child’s fine motor skills.
WHEN: Friday 24th June, 4.30-5.30pm
VENUE: London Nursery Schools, Bluebell Cottage, 8 Horton Place, Kensington, London, W8 4LZ
Mini Harrods invites you to join them for holiday-themed storytelling and face painting. Featured books include: ‘Lucy and Tom at the Seaside’; ‘Peppa Goes on Holiday’; ‘Paddington Abroad’; ‘Mr Men on Holiday’; and ‘Happy Holidays’.
WHEN: Sunday 26 June, On the hour, every hour, for half an hour, from 12pm-5.30
VENUE: The Reading Room, Toy Kingdom, Third Floor, Harrods.
Greenwich and Eltham are overrun with street performers of all stripes, as the 21st edition of the GDIF brings a cacophony of outdoor theatre, dance, interactive art and circus shows to the borough. This weekend marks the Greenwich Fair in the town centre, where family highlights include installation/performance Ear Trumpet, a ‘sonic investigation’ of the world underground.
WHEN: Until the 2nd of July
VENUE: Around Greenwich and Docklands, London SE10
AGES: All ages
Anish Kapoor’s AcelorMittal Orbit has resembled a helter-skelter since the sculpture first went up in 2012, so it’s only fitting that it’s now been transformed into the world’s tallest tunnel slide. An ‘artwork within an artwork’, designed by artist Carsten HÃ¶ller – who previously treated Londoners to headline-grabbing slides in the Tate Modern and on the Southbank – the slide sends riders corkscrewing down 178 metres on a 40-second journey to the ground, with 12 loops around the steel structure and a breath-snatching maximum speed of 15mph.
WHEN: Open from Friday 24th
VENUE: AcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Thornton Street, London E20
VENUE: Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6YZ
A Heads Up for Next Month: Sharky & George Adventure Club!
Sharky & George are returning to Hyde Park this summer for more games and fun! They will be hosting an adventure club that includes fun-filled activities such as boating in the Serpentine, Science Madness, Water Battles, Chocolate Making, and so much more!
WHEN: 18-22 and 25-29 July.
VENUE: Will To Win, 5 South Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, SW7 1LR.
Restaurant of The Week
I’m a newly converted Bertie and Boo fan, so our restaurant of the week was an easy pick this week. Bertie and Boo’s coffee shop is based on the Northcote Road, stocking the most delicious treats for all ages. What’s more, Bertie & Boo’s interiors are inspired by the nearby historic Clapham Junction railway station.
There’s an extensive family menu, with a secure play area for children to use while you sit back and relax. There are lots of toys, a soft play area and games to entertain children of all ages, with a cool den area with the latest computer games for the big kids!
What I like most about Bertie & Boo is that there’s always a trained children’s entertainer to mind the kids, while you can enjoy a quiet meal in peace! Click here to check out their fab promo video.