What’s On For Families In London This Weekend | My Baba

Another week is finally drawing to a close (hurray weekend!), so here are our top picks for those of you out and about in London this weekend.

Workspace Creche Open Day

We’re excited to announce that Workspace Creche is launching this Friday with its opening day, a drop-in session for families. Supported by crowdfunding and mayor Sadiq Khan, V22 has created an affordable workspace for both children and parents. The environment celebrates the importance of play. Go down and check it out — it could be your children’s new favourite hang out!

WHEN: 22 September, 9am-12pm
WHERE: V22 Workspace Crèche, 10-16 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
GREAT FOR: All the family

Mini Beat Music

Specially designed for under fives, these super fun music sessions help to engage children in sound and get creative making their own music. With plenty of instrument, teddy and parachute fun to choose from, we guarantee Mini Beat Music will offer a morning of fabulous fun.

WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays (see website for times)
WHERE: Belsize Community Library, Antrim Grove, NW3 4XN
GREAT FOR: Up to 5 years

Autumn Term at Art Barn

If you’ve still not had chance to head over to Art Barn, never fear as you can still get in on all the arty action this week. This Friday is the First Messy Art Class, which allows your child to get creative and have lots of fun with a wide range of art materials.

WHEN: 2 Sept, 10am-(see website for full schedule)
WHERE: Saint Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road, SW7 4RL
GREAT FOR: 18 months-4 years (varies depending on session)

Toddler Picassos

This drop-in session allows the little ones to get creative Picasso-style with the opportunity to paint, draw and create their very own sculptures.

WHEN: Various dates, see website for details
WHERE: Mini Picassos, 8 Station Terrace, NW10 5RT
GREAT FOR: 15 months-3 years

Gem Diffuser and Bracelet Workshop

If you’re fancying something a little different, this workshop is for you. The children will have the chance to learn about essential oils and make their own bracelet to diffuse them. The workshop also teaches the importance of essential oils for health and wellbeing.

WHEN: 22 Sept, 10-12pm
WHERE: SALT Lounge, 269 West End Lane, West Hampstead, NW6 1QS
GREAT FOR: All ages

Wobble and Kick Teenies Football Sessions

Once your toddler is on their feet and toddling about, football is a create way for them to hone their balance skills and get active. These football sessions are so much fun for the little ones and comprise of exercise, imaginative play, football drills, music, and competitions.

WHEN: 23 Sept, 9.30-10.15am
WHERE: St Hugh’s Church, Porlock Street, SE1 3PT
GREAT FOR: 2-3 years

Brixton Design Trail

Combine art and creativity on the Brixton Design Trail. Children will have the chance to experiment with wearable technology and light up their own simple electronics on fabric.

WHEN: 23 Sept, 2-4pm
WHERE: Effraspace, 21 Effra Parade, SW2 1PX
GREAT FOR: 9-12 years

Keynotes Music Lessons Trial

Continue your child’s music lessons outside of the school time with Keynotes. This trial day is a great opportunity for children to explore music and piano lessons to decide if they would like to pursue musical composing and performance.

WHEN: Saturdays, 9-9.30am
WHERE: La Retraite Secondary School, Atkins Road, Balham, SW12 0AB
GREAT FOR: 4-6 years

Pre School Football Classes

Keen to get your kids into football? SoccerDays is definitely the place. They’ll learn basic football skills and the rules of the game. In addition, they also offer children a free trial!

WHEN: Sundays
WHERE: Forest School, Snaresbrook, E17 3PY
GREAT FOR: 2-5 years

Cat & Hutch Drama Extravaganza

Storytelling company Cat & Hutch are dedicated to bringing children’s stories to life. Through imaginative play, the storytellers spark children’s creativity and help them truly dive into tales including The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

WHEN: 24 Sept and Sundays throughout October (see website for details)
WHERE: The Bright Emporium, 103-105 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SY
GREAT FOR: 3-5 years 

Further afield: Daylesford Harvest Festival

Autumn has finally arrived so there’s no better way to say goodbye to the summer than at the Daylesford Harvest Festival. Join Daylesford on their Cotswolds Farm for the annual harvest festival and offer thanks for the beautiful summer weather and produce. With plenty of family activities and fabulous food, it’s worth a trip out of London!

WHEN: 23 September
WHERE: Kingham, Cotswolds
GREAT FOR: All the family

About The Author

Lauren Hyland
Assistant Editor

Lauren keeps our readers up-to-date with the latest London events: from family outings to workshops for children to date nights in the city, she knows exactly what’s on and where. Contact lauren@mybaba.com

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