From toy box subscriptions and sustainable interiors to family adventures and all-day brunches, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.
Maximum fun, minimum clutter: Whirli’s toy box
Forget a cupboard full of toys that never get used, Whirli is opening up its toy box to everyone. Choose the toys you want and Whirli send them along to you. Whenever the kids get bored with something — which they undoubtedly do — return it and receive a replacement. If you keep anything for longer than nine months, it becomes yours. For only £9.99 a month, it’s a no-brainer for saving on space and waste.
Find out more on Whirli.com
A day at the races! Summer Mile Family Race Day at Ascot
Relax into a day at the races on Ascot’s dedicated family day with activities catering to every age group. For the children, clip-clop pony, fairground rides, a teddy bear’s picnic and magicians will guarantee an exciting day out. Adults can enjoy live music, picnic lawns, champagne and, obviously, the races. Taking place Saturday 13th July at Ascot Racecourse.
Book online on Ascot.co.uk
For a Hollywood smile (and super-fresh breath)… Beverly Hills Formula
Activated charcoal isn’t something that’s going away: from cleansers to face masks, it’s famed for drawing away dirt and impurities, so it’s no wonder it’s made it into our mouth products. Beverly Hills’ ‘shake to activate’ charcoal mouthwash, looks counter-productive — cleaning your teeth with something black — but leaves your mouth feeling as fresh and clean as when the dentist gives your pearly whites a good scrub.
Shop the range on Superdrug.com
As pretty as a picture: all-day brunch at the National Gallery Café
We thought it was only art on the agenda but it turns out The National Gallery has been getting creative in the kitchen too. Take a seat at Oliver Peyton’s gallery restaurant, the National Gallery Café, for an all-day brunch after a morning (or afternoon) of exploring the artwork. The dining room a bright and spacious — a good space for families. Brunch is healthy and modern with dishes including, avocado on sourdough toast, shakshuka, and duck hash. Be sure to order fresh orange juice and champagne.
Find out more on PeytonandByrne.co.uk
Summer dreaming… Boomtown Festival
Dive into a five-day festival experience of music and theatre at Boomtown this summer. Enter into the immersive world of Boomtown that transforms a field in Hampshire into a fictitious city complete with 12 uniquely themed districts and a theatrically-led storyline. Kidztown, the new district for the little ones will bring together music, mayhem and adventure through skill and craft workshops, circus and science tents, forest school and much more. Festival headlines include Chase & Status (RTRN II JUNGLE), The Streets, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Prophets of Rage.
Book tickets now on BoomtownFair.co.uk
Sustainable and simple interiors from Cam Cam Copenhagen
For timeless, sustainable and premium furniture, Cam Cam Copenhagen covers all bases. From chairs and cots to shelves and wardrobes, each of the pieces is designed simply for the modern-day life of children with a view to providing calm in a world filled with distraction. The Harlequin collection is our particular favourite with its signature Harlequin pattern that fits beautifully into any nursery.
Shop online on CamCamCopenhagen.com
Izmi Toddler Breeze Carrier
Keep carrying your toddler from nine months onward with the Izmi Toddler Carrier. If you love the practicality of a baby carrier, there’s no need to stop once your little one gets heavier. The Izmi Toddler Carrier supports your growing toddler and keeps your child in the best possible position to ensure you’re both comfortable and your back is getting the support it needs.
Shop online on IzmiBaby.co.uk
New adventures at Bicester Village
For visiting families and children, Bicester Village has opened its long-awaited new play area. Designed by Touchwood, whose motto is ‘our work is play’, this is a truly exciting new play space. Set against the backdrop of the Village, the playground embraces the natural elements and surrounding countryside, with a carved-out tree trunk, fun lookout tower and tubular slide. The dynamic new playground is sure to delight and will encourage our younger guests to explore this fun new world this summer.
Find out more on BicesterVillage.com