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Everything Child and Family Related in North London

y r a i D s ’ a i Soph Summer Guide

Fun ‘n’ easy recipe by Crafty Chef

Outdoor Fun!

Everyone Outside now! Summer 2019


Welcome to Sophia’s Diary Summer issue! Is it the last half term already? Are you happy they the days have got longer and the social calendar is getting busier? It gives me great pleasure to launch Sophia’s Diary’s second online magazine. Summer is my favourite time of the year. It’s where my favourite memories are created, we have the most fun and everyone else around us is most happy. Does anyone else find that you want to socialise more and go out when the sun is shining? I was so excited editing this magazine for you, as it has so many great ideas for families and parents to do. Spend your days exploring and trying something new, regardless of what budget you have. The 6-week break lasts for such a long time too so we know some families may need some help with childcare and activities. We have some great ideas from reputable local camps in different locations. We hope you enjoy some time off and have a break too. Happy summer everyone! Enjoy some ‘me’ time and family time. Don’t forget to buy a discount card too so you can save money with our members. Happy Holidays!

Love, Andrea xx 2


Holiday Camps and Workshops


Culture in Enfield


Featured Venue to visit with the Kids




Party Planning





Enfield Town Schools partnership

Outdoor Fun by Stephanie


Kids Classes






Going Out




Hair, Beauty and Wellness


Business Services




Commmunity Events


Gift Ideas





Half Term Guide By Sophias diary

Editor: Andrea Krase

Designer: Natalie Gee

Summer 2019


Holiday Camps and Workshops


Powerleague Enfield Kids Classes Birthday Parties Football


email: Instagram: @pl.enfield Tel: 0203 823 3277

Saturday weekly sessions 10am – 12pm / Camp dates 10am-3pm Proudly presenting Powerleague Enfield: We run a mixture of weekly & half term Football coaching courses Along with our Fabulous Kids parties!!! Also Offering six state of the art 5-a-side 5G football pitches along with a full sized 5G pitch which can be used for 11-a side or Four 7-a-side pitches or even a 9v9 Pitch. our unique centre also offers a multi-sport indoor arena. Located beside Edmonton County School and easily accessible off the A10, Powerleague Enfield is the ideal choice for football, badminton, netball, basketball or aerobics – we’ve got you covered!


“My son had a fantastic birthday today. The Coach Mickey was brilliant and the kids loved him! The rest of the team were so helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Mickey, Bianca, Nicola and Dan for making it such a great experience.” Summer 2019


Powerleague Enfield

Football fun for your mini-kickers. May half term camp dates: 27 - 31 May 2019 Book online now!

Just ÂŁ11 per day 6

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YTA Young Talent Academy Kids Classes Performing Classes Summer Camp


email: Instagram: @ytaacademy Tel: 07961 782864

A Place to Thrive!

Music Video Camp!

YTA is an award winning inclusive Performing Arts School located at The Dugdale Arts Centre in Enfield Town. Students between the ages of 3- 18 years are nurtured and encouraged to build confidence and achieve to the very best of their potential. Students are taught in a warm, supportive and friendly environment by fully qualified and industry trained teachers. Coached in singing, drama and dance each week, students also have the option to join our Young Notes Pop Choir too.

Sing! Dance! Act! This summer we invite you to star in a professional music video with Young Talent Academy! It’s going to be epic! Ages 4 – 18 years When? 12th to 16th August from 10am to 3pm. Where? Chase Side Primary School, Trinity Street, Enfield EN2 6NS Book your place now as spaces are limited!

Totally Just Me Film Production Movie Making Camera Skills

Jordan Tetley

email: Facebook: @totallyjustmeofficial Tel: 07807 058654

4 groups running at different times over the summer, starting in July. 5 sessions for each group. Full details on Website. TotallyJustMe Film Production Summer Workshop is where 24 students will get the chance to shoot and edit their very own short film in collaboration a team. Work together with a real-life client to create three advertisement videos. Develop skills from pre-production to postproduction. As a group you will devise a concept, storyboard and script your short film. You will then learn about crew roles & responsibilities before rotating roles to shoot and direct your short film. You will be taught how to use Adobe Premiere Pro to edit your short film before using all the skills you have acquired to work and complete a brief from a real-life client. This Workshop is suitable for anybody interested in studying all elements of film, aged 14-17 years old. You will develop your creative and practical film making skills, whilst learning to use industry standard editing software and operate a C100 DSLR camera. Summer 2019


The Artz Kidz Drama Art Work Dance/ Singing

email: Instagram: @theartzkidz_ Tel: 07925 581057

MAY HALF TERM EVENT: May Half Term Event for children in the Primary Years age 4-11. Based on ‘Imaginary Worlds’ taking children onto magical adventures! Includes Drama, Dance, Games , A variety of Art Work, Facepainter (Wednesday) and lots more. Taught by fully qualified Musical Theatre and Primary School Teachers. Limited Spaces available. • May Half Term - Oakwood Baptiste Church: Tuesday 28th May 2019 9.30-2.30pm Wednesday 29th May 2019 9.30-1.30pm SCHOOL OF ROCK: Looking for something Fun, Educational and Theatrical to do over the summer? A weeks worth of Drama, Art, Dance and Singing. Taught by Fully Qualified Musical Theatre Teachers. 9.30-3pm Mon - Fri. There will be a performance to parents on the final Friday. Ages 5-11 • School Of Rock Summer School: 29.07.19 - 2.08.19 Brookmans Park Primary School 19.08.19 - 23.08.19 Firs Farm Primary School 10

SUMMER WORKSHOPS: Two days of Summer Workshops for ages 4-11. Fun filled activities for children in the Primary Years including Drama, Dance, Arts & Crafts and good quality Art Work. 10% Discount for both days and 10% discount for siblings. • Summer Workshops - Firs Farm Primary: Wednesday 31st July 9.30-3pm Thurs 1st August 9.30-3pm

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Worlds End Productions London Kids Classes Youth Theatre Film Production Courses Our Junior Youth Theatre Company is for young performers aged between 11-13 years old. Our Youth Theatre Company will come together at Highlands Secondary School every Saturday afternoon from 2pm-4pm to rehearse and perform a play for production. Each week, the participants will work as actors in a professional environment, culminating in a performance at a local theatre. Participation is subject to audition. Auditions for our 2019/2020 W.E Youth Theatre Junior Company are held in July/ September each year. To find out more about the company and how to audition please contact us directly on 07775776973 or email us on enquiries@weproductions.

email: Instagram: @worldsendproductions Tel: 07775 776973

Film Production Course: Star in a Comedy Short Film with W.E. Film in the May half term and develop your screen acting. Learn about Commedia dell’arte, slapstick comedy, stock characters, lazzi (stock comedic routines) & how a comedy is made. Participants will receive a DVD copy of the finished film. Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May 2019 from 10am-3pm at Highlands Secondary School, N21 1QQ.

Suitable for 8-16 year olds ÂŁ65 per participant/limited spaces available. Contact us at: enquiries@weproductions. to request a booking form or to register your interest.


Razzamataz Theatre Schools - Barnet Theatre school Drama Dance

Michael French

email: Instagram: @razzbarnet Tel: 07788 592171

Day’s classes run: Monday 19th until Friday 23rd August 2019 This summer to celebrate the cinema release of the Disney blockbuster Aladdin, we are holding our very own Arabian Nights themed summer school at Ashmole Academy. Boys and girls are invited down to build their very own performance for family and friends at the end of the week. Meet new friends, learn a show and enjoy this summer week filled with street dance, pop singing, drama and musical theatre! Contact Principal for more information.

We also hold weekly sessions on Saturdays at Wren Academy N12. To book a trial session to see how our fun blend of commercial and musical theatre styles can help develop confidence, meet new people and enjoy exciting performance opportunities at venues like Her Majesties Theatre, The O2 Arena and Disneyland Paris. Contact Principal Michael on barnet@ Summer 2019


We Make Footballers Barnet Summer activities Sport Football

email: Instagram: @wmfbarnet Tel: 07718 990849

Day’s classes run: Monday 12th until Friday 16th August 2019 Real Madrid will be coming to

North London this August, to put on a Football Clinic, based on their academies training methods! The Clinic will see players be given the opportunity to use state of the art training technology, to help test and develop their reactions and decision making. Players will also be given the chance to asses and monitor their own performance, with the use of performance tracking software in operation throughout the Clinic! If that wasn’t enough the best players from the RMFC Clinic’s will be chosen to fly out to Madrid and play a fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu, so this really is an opportunity not to be missed! For more information and to book your place head over to: wmfbarnet As well as partnering with top football teams we also hold weekly training sessions for ages 4-12 in both Finchley and Edmonton. If you wish to find out more head over to: www.wemakefootballers. com 16

Barracudas Activity Day Camps Sports Arts and Crafts Camps

email: Instagram: @barracudas_activity_day_camps Tel: 01480 467567

Barracudas Activity Day Camps has been operating for over 26 years now offering fun activity weeks and days during the school holidays for children aged 4½ - 14 years. Our Ultimate Kids Activity Camp at Queen Elizabeth Boys’ School, Barnet offers great value for money and we offer flexible hours from 8am-6pm. With our wealth of experience we offer action packed programmes with over 80 activities including aquaslide, motorsports, fencing, sports, arts and crafts and many more. Our camps always operate to the highest safety standards and we also offer high staff:child ratios to ensure children are well supervised at all times. To offer extra peace of mind for working parents during the Easter and summer holidays all of our camps are registered with Ofsted and we have been rated Outstanding more times than any other comparable provider.

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Orion Activity Camps Sports Arts & Crafts Science

email: Facebook: @OrionActivityCamps2 Tel: 07484 808301

At Orion Activity Camps our mission is to provide a high quality day camp facility to children, where they can develop and thrive in a fun, exciting and safe environment. What can we do for you? We understand that parents find it very difficult during school holidays to find a safe and fun environment at a reasonable price. Our added bonus is that not only are we very competitively priced, we provide an educational setting with not only sports but dance, drama, arts, crafts and science available to all if desired. What can we do for your child? We pride ourselves on offering a wide number of activities to suit all children. Our activities include a wide variety of sports, a variety of dance sessions, including; Street Dance, Modern and Contemporary Dance, Jazz Attack and Heartbeat Hop. We also get involved in lots of other activities, such as; arts and crafts, drama, science, nature trails and a whole range of fun and games such as parachute games, hole in the bucket and if the weather is good we have lots of fun with water! 18

Make Believe Theatre School Kids Classes Performing Arts Drama Welcome to Make Believe, your local theatre school. I’m Vanessa, the branch manager, and together with my enthusiastic team, we aim to provide our students with a great platform to grow, gain confidence and prepare for a career in Performing Arts. We encourage social development amongst students, laying the foundation for life-skills which will help no matter which path you choose to go down. Whatever your preference may be; acting, singing, or dancing – we have something for you at Make Believe. Come down for a free trial and experience the fun we have first-hand! You never know what is waiting around the corner. It could be you in the spotlight!

Review “Five Stars to Vanessa and the Make Believe team - the twins love Thursday’s and have grown with confidence in the two years they have been attending. Keep up the good work - cannot wait for the end of year show at the Theatre” – Alex (Mum)

Vanessa Bergman

email: Facebook: @makebelieveenfield Tel: 0208 360 5639

Mary Poppins is flying into Southgate!

Make Believe Summer School is taking bookings NOW! Come along and join in the fun week full of singing, dancing, acting and arts & craft activities! When: 5th-9th August Where: Osidge School, Southgate N14 5HD Ages: 3-5 years 10am-1pm £75 Ages: 6-9 & 10+ years 10am-4pm £150 Summer 2019


Culture in Enfield


Salisbury House Arts Centre Venue Hire Parties Facebook: @SalisburyHouseN9 Tel: 020 8807 6680

Salisbury House is a Grade II* listed late Tudor Manor House build in the early 17th Century and once formed part of Bury Lodge. It is situated in the beautiful Bury Lodge Gardens on the borders of Edmonton and Bush Hill. Salisbury House was Enfield’s first Arts Centre which opened in 1957. Today it still hosts many community Art Classes and provides a wonderful environment for community events. The rooms and grounds are available to hire throughout the year. The Edinburgh Room is a beautifully panelled room with 18th Century wood panelling, original fireplace and stained glass windows. It’s the perfect room for meetings up to 12 people. The Tudor Room is on the second floor of Salisbury House and features beautiful wooden beams taking you back in time. This quiet room has its own kitchen, making it the perfect away day space. The beautiful gardens are available to hire for community events including small festivals and parties. Summer 2019


Millfield Theatre & House Theatre Venue Hire Concerts and Conferences Millfield House is a Grade II* listed Georgian Villa in the Classical Style offering a number of flexible spaces capable of meeting a wide range of needs at very competitive prices. Whether it is a business meeting, training, a dance class or weekly group hire Millfield House can offer space and facilities to suit your needs, all located within a beautiful setting. We offer a wide range of audio visual, performance and conferencing equipment. We are also able to offer catering options dependent on the nature of your booking.


email: Instagram: @millfieldtheatre Tel: 020 8807 6680 Millfield Theatre is a 360 seat proscenium style theatre boasting an air conditioned auditorium, large Bar, disabled access and technical facilities. The venue has a fully trained and friendly professional staff in all areas of theatre production and management including Front of House, Box Office and Technical production. Millfield Theatre is regularly hired for the presentation of Concerts, Theatre Shows, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Dance School Productions and is also licensed for Weddings.


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Tickets: £25

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CROONERS Tickets: £24


28 nOVemBer ‘19 - 4 January ‘20


Christmas panto

Have yourself a real good time, book a ticket for a great show Box Office 020 8807 6680 Millfield Theatre Silver Street, Edmonton, London N18 1PJ Summer 2019


The Dugdale Centre Theatre Venue Hire Concerts and Conferences

The Dugdale Centre is perfectly situated in the heart of Enfield Town, served by many bus routes, the London Overground and rail services. It is the home of the Museum of Enfield and has a Studio Theatre, Cafe, Art Gallery and 5 meeting and conference rooms over its 2 floors. The Theatre at the Dugdale Centre hosts touring shows, Comedy, Dance, local productions, film screenings and conferences. The Gallery hosts a variety of artists and artforms including painting, photography, sculpture and printing. The conference and meeting rooms are situated on the 1st floor of the Dugdale Centre and are great spaces for training, meetings and conferences. They are also used regularly as rehearsal rooms and for small scale trade fairs and exhibitions.


email: Instagram: @dugdaletheatre Tel: 020 8807 6680


fRiDAY 6 SEpT, 7.45pm


COmEDY iNTimATES Ep3 Tickets: £15

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Tickets: £24 first five rows, £20 all other rows


BEST BED Tickets: £15

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Tickets: £17.50

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Treat yourself to a great night out, book a ticket for a show Box Office 020 8807 6680 Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS

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Forty Hall Wedding Venue Venue Hire Conferences

Nestled in the north of London, Forty Hall Estate is a Grade 1 listed historic building that boasts exquisite architecture and inspirational views. Unique and versatile Forty Hall Estate is available to hire for all your event planning needs. Whether you are planning a wedding, a business breakfast meeting or an evening birthday party, Forty Hall Estate is a fantastic backdrop for any event. From engagement parties to baby showers and memorial services to anniversary meals, the Hall offers a range of spaces for your special occasions. The Hall is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies for up to 80 guests and can accommodate wedding breakfasts for 70 guests. An impressive place to do business, the Hall has a number of rooms available to hire for all of those presentations, breakfast meetings, seminars, workshops and product launches. 26

email: Instagram: @fortyhall Tel: 020 8807 6680

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Featured Venue Flipout - Brent Cross


Flip Out Brent Cross Toddler Class Baby Class Keep Fit Class

email: Instagram: @flipoutbrentcross Tel: 020 8050 2391

Day’s classes run: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, term time only Mini Flipper Sessions - Perfect for Under 5s! Our energetic under 5s have the perfect place to practise all their bouncy moves! Choose from two fun options! Stay for two hours for only £7.95 or try the unlimited session for £9.95 and stay as long as you want to between 9am and 4pm! In both packages, the adult goes free, additional children are £4.95! Down the tumble track, into the foam pit, a play in the disco ball pit, there’s just so much to keep your little ones busy! The perfect indoor activity to keep under 5s on the move and enjoying themselves whilst you get a much needed break away from the ‘to-do list’! Book your Mini Flipper session online now! www.

Review ‘Fantastic endorphin-raising fun!’ London Time Out ‘Fab facilities for children and adults alike’  Mumsnet

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Featured Venue Jungle Falls

singing classes


Jungle Falls Crazy Golf Kids parties Half term camps

email: Facebook: @junglefallsadventuregolf Tel: 0208 363 3660

Day’s classes run: From 9am to dusk daily Trent Park’s Jungle Falls facility is the Premier Crazy Golf Facility in North London which offers amazing family fun for all ages. Set in the picturesque setting of Trent Park, we offer the best 18 holes of mini golf packed with life sized hungry creatures prowling lush jungle marshes, cascading waterfalls and secret giant caves nestled with a landscape of tropical palm trees. Our amazing course plays host to open play from 9am to dusk dauly with a range of family ticket offers, all inclusive kids parties and new for 2019, School holiday camps while our onsite Café is perfect for those refreshments and the post match analysis from your round.

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MumSing Singing Classes Music Classes Choir

Sophia Hutchinson

email: Facebook: @mumsingchoir

We mums are amazing, selfless, hardworking, intelligent, resourceful and amazing! Yes, I said it twice, because we just are! lol! But we are also creative and passionate and need a place where we can do the things we are passionate about without impacting the family. If you are an amazing mum who is passionate about singing then MumSing is definitely for you! Why should I join MumSing: We don’t audition and you don’t need experience. What Mum’s are saying: “This choir is the highlight of my week! Sophia is patient and passionate and guides the choir in a fun manner. I love being part of something that sounds so good when I don’t have much of a voice on my own. It’s a joyous thing to sing and meet other mums in an relaxed environment. Come! Have fun! And the little ones love listening to us practise. Perfect.” See our website for more info. Summer 2019



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Outdoor Fun! The Great Outdoors, The most simplest of Playtimes.

Hallelujah! Summer is nearly here. I can’t even put into words as to how I feel about Summer. I live for it and mourn its loss till about the first hot day of the year.

But what does Summer mean for me as a mum?

The Great Outdoors!

Bye-bye ram packed screaming softplays, dark over air-conditioned cinemas and painting yet another piece of pottery that yes, I have to return to the shop to pick up! (long). Hello gardens, parks, farms, forests and anywhere where my kids can run freely whilst unleashing their inner lunatic. (Not so much “inner” with my two - but we weren’t really expecting anything more, or less to be honest!)

The benefits of outdoor play are endless: Exploring and learning through different sensory experiences, developing motor skills and not to mention the many health benefits (both physical and mental). However, from a constantly tired mother (a whole other story), it all boils down to this one mightly important reason, which, we all know about really. Research shows that babies, toddlers and children sleep better if they’ve had some fresh air and sunshine during the day.

EVERYONE OUTSIDE NOW!!! Coming second to this is the fact that outdoor play doesn’t break the bank. Here I will share my top 4 things to do with my kids that are, you guessed it, absolutely free! And to top it off I’ll throw in some useful links to get you well on your way to some fun outdoor play.


1. Scavenger Hunt The second I gave my 6 year old Paul the sheet below, (on a clipboard with a somewhat funky pen) he was sold. Clipboards mean “this is serious stuff ” to a 5 year old and a pen that has never been seen before - well - they’re gonna be wondering what else you’ve got up your sleeve. So simple - something that’s different to them. If you regularly use clipboards and funky pens with your kids then there’s still lots more to this! (but I strongly believe in setting the scene). The below scavenger hunt sheet is available to download via: https://www. nature-scavenger-hunt-free-printable/ Whilst it was the most appropriate one I could find for my kids (aged 2 and a half and 5 and a half), there’s loads more to choose from if you’re up for something more challenging! This is such a good activity if you don’t really feel like being super active but still want to get some fresh air! My son was so hyperactive when he was younger that being outdoors meant me running... (sprinting) after him. I wish I tried this one years ago. But hands-down the best thing about this activity is that the kids are being mindful. Being one with nature and using all of their senses to just be in the moment. A brilliant one for everyone really. Being outdoors in beautiful weather makes it so much easier to just be. Also a big LOL: Watch them nearly poop (put politely) themselves when they find some of the harder items on the list. Then, return to sensible parenting and enjoy that such things can make them that excited.

Apart from actually finding the items (can a cloud be called an “item”?), both Paul and Lily really loved giving the box a big tick. I could literally see the satisfaction oozing out of them - like “I’ve got a box to tick, I have ticked it, I have accomplished something”. And they really did! I guess we’re all just trying to tick our boxes in life, whether they’re visible or not. Also, it sparked up an interesting conversation about the boxes that we didn’t manage to tick. Disappointment is natural in life and this is a really easy way to talk about it with kids. Remember, it’s not to say you won’t ever get to tick the butterfly off, it just means that you may tick that box another time, whether it be next week, month or year. We only did ours a few days ago, so believe me, i’m on a massive butterfly hunt! We did this hunt in our garden, but I strongly suggest taking them to a forest for this one. Trent park is lovely as is Capel Manor gardens for these kind of things.

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2. Super Hero Sports Day So I’ll be honest – we haven’t managed to get round to this one yet but I can’t wait to do this, obviously I’ve got it all planned out! Firstly, to set the scene, make a poster a few days before, noting your family and friends of the date, time and location of the sports day. Very serious business and a great little activity where your kid is unknowingly practicing their fine motor skills and writing through art. Hang this on the front door and rope anyone who dares visit you that week! People will feel too bad to say no (given how much effort went into the poster!) or they’ll be genuinely intrigued by the crazy seriousness of it all. Before the time arrives set up a table (with the kids) of water and oranges. My kids absolutely love helping out in the kitchen and laying tables so I’m sure they’ll like this. Place some plastic medals on the table (all supermarkets will have their own in the kids party section - a multipack for partybags cheap and cheerful). Remember - everyone gets a medal at the end! Also - mum doubles up as referee - standard procedures (everyone knows to listen to mum!). Set the games up whilst the children are getting ready in their super hero sports day outfits. The


more ridiculous the better! (And don’t forget your own one – we’ve found tea-towels tied together make great capes!). The Games are totally adaptable to you but here’s a couple that we’ve got scheduled: Classic egg and spoon race: Give everyone a real egg please. You wouldn’t cook with a plastic egg would you? (Note: Save this game till last – you don’t want to be doing a wheelbarrow race over raw eggs!) Broom Hockey: This was originally an indoor game that Lily made up and we can’t wait to play it outside! Get as many brooms as you have - we only have three so make sure people bring a broom if they can (a strange request to ask of a guest). Only play with close family and friends and still with the risk of looking a bit loopy. Form two teams; score by using your broom as a hockey stick to sweep the ball in the goal. Easy peasy. Note: the smaller toy brooms are really good for little ones to get better control! After all the games – pick your favourites, we’ll definately be adding rounders to ours - total which team won and get the mumaree to present all team memebers (not just winners) with a medal. Speeches welcome.

3. Water-play Make them useful and play Car Wash! (as long as you can safely park the car in a driveway). Give them warm soapy water, sponges and scrapers and then let them hose it down after. Whenever we’ve played this I’ve printed out some ‘Car Wash Coupons’ that I found online (good old scene setting again!). Available to download @ https://freeprintablesonline. com/2018/08/printable-car-wash-tickets/ We also blast music from the radio, everyone’s happy when the sun’s out so nobody will mind (I hope!). The kids get absolutely soaked and are happy to receive some change - the rule being, whatever money you find in the car you can keep for your “hard work”. Paul found £7 last time - I could have added a few onto there and gone to an actual carwash! (but where’s the fun in that?). To be honest, daddy always plants the money there. Sweet - I wish someone planted money where I cleaned. I’d be a billionaire!

4. Teddybears picnic This was actually something Paul did at nursery a couple of years ago. They all made invitations to their chosen teddy regarding the picnic and simply put, they all had a little snack in the garden with their teddies. Cute. Paul loved it so much that we recreated it with the addition of Lily and her collection of ducks. Firstly, make the invitation. If you want to look super cool download this one from http://kidspartyinvites. We decided to invite three teddy’s each, as, being just the three of us, we didn’t want our party to look lame, plus, we always make more food than we can actually eat so plenty to go round! Secondly, make the picnic. Paul learnt how to make a cheese sandwich (with a star cookie cutter) and enjoyed cutting up the fruit and veggies. This was great as we got to discuss some very basic knife safety tips whilst in the kitchen. Lastly, lay out lots of blankets and set the picnic up and enjoy. It’s amazing how much kids actually enjoy helping.

All fingers and toes crossed that the weather allows us to enjoy the Great British Outdoors! Summer 2019




Marios Constantas Independent Travel Expert Disney Specialist 24hr Emergency Support Worldwide Holidays If you are looking for that perfect family holiday getaway with the kids or without the kids!, I can help you with flights, cruises, car hire, self-drive holidays etc. then with my knowledge of so many holiday destinations I am sure to find you your dream holiday at a budget to suit. I am also a Disney specialist. I have my own Disney page on Facebook where you can find all the latest and greatest deals available to you in one place especially now with the FREE dining offer for 2020 to Florida, book early to avoid disappointment.

Marios Constantas

email: Facebook: @mariosdisney Tel: 07889 585859 / 0800 031 5235

You have come to the right place to speak to a Disney expert. Honest and friendly and will give you the best advice on where you want to go.

Over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry selling holidays! Summer 2019



Summer Holidays Not Planned Yet? With Summer around the corner our thoughts go to summer escapes! If you have young children, older children or maybe both or there are just the two of you. I can help. There are so many places to experience; that is often the problem; then the decision whether you are going long-haul or short haul, cruise, self-drive or anything in between. Write down all your likes and dislikes, the countries/places you have already been to and also the ones you would like to visit. It’s usually a good idea to have an idea of your budget although some are lucky enough not to have worry about this of course. Do you like villa holidays maybe? Here is one in the South of France – Languedoc area. If you like peace and quiet in combination with good food and wine – it may well be what you are looking for!

Maybe further afield with a Safari in Africa? Beach holiday in Dubai? Walt Disney world in Florida? A cruise? Cruising: you can choose one of the floating cities with four or five thousand passengers on with every type of entertainment, restaurant, bar and kids clubs you can imagine or choose one of the smaller ships, around 250 passengers, where you travel at a slower pace with more lowkey entertainment but exceedingly good food of course. River cruises are amazing and you see the world with different eyes for sure. European waterways, Vietnam, The Amazon and more. Choices Choices Choices…. We all say that the world is getting smaller, but it still takes time, effort and patience to organise that all important holiday.

I’m here to help you travel the World without costing the Earth. I have the time for YOU, can share my tips and tricks on many destinations and also being a parent will let you know what I take away to keep him entertained on the long journeys, best times to travel with young kids etc… Give me a call on 0800 031 5235/ 07889 585859 or email

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Your very best

Summer yet...


When I went on my honeymoon to Mauritius we could be served our breakfast on our own private terrace looking out over the Indian Ocean. It would have been idyllic, if it weren’t for one thing destined to ruin it for me. There were tiny birds that would flit over as soon as we were served, and sit on our table. Even I, with my lifelong fear of birds, could see how pretty these brightly coloured birds were. But I couldn’t stand to have them near me. So instead of enjoying the azure blue ocean with my breakfast each day, we ate in the room. Six months later I decided that enough was enough, and I sought the help of a hypnotherapist to address my fear of birds. I was sceptical as to whether it would really work, but in one session I found myself completely fear free. More than that, when I see a bird now I’m drawn to look at it, they make me laugh, and I find myself chatting to them. I have a distant memory that I used to have a crippling fear of anything that flies, but it is no more than that. Now I have trained as a clinical hypnotherapist, I love nothing more than helping a person to work on those areas of their life that are limiting their happiness.

There is little better than getting an update from a client that they had managed confidently in a situation that might have caused them extreme anxiety before. A client who came to me with a spider phobia recently sent me a photo of her hand beside a tarantula, taken on holiday in Ecuador. She loved her time in the Amazonian rainforest, a trip that she wouldn’t have dared make before. The change of season is often a time when people have to revisit a fear or a phobia that had laid dormant for a year. A fear of flying would be enough to limit the options for a family holiday. Wasps and bees buzzing around would, for other people, be enough to fear this time of year. And having to make a wedding speech might be overshadowing an otherwise happy time. If you have a fear, a phobia, or something in your life that you know just needs to change, hypnotherapy can bring fast and long lasting results. One or two sessions is usually sufficient to address an issue, and your very best summer yet can soon be here! I’m off to Venice. There are about 40,000 pigeons I’ve yet to meet!

Jennifer McClean is a clinical hypnotherapist for Mind Yourself in Enfield Town. She has a separate pixie house to work with children, and a calming room to work with individuals and groups of adults. Contact her via Summer 2019


Going out


Lily’s Lounge Food & Crink Events Nightlife

email: Facebook: @countryclubtrentpark Tel: 0208 363 8800

Lily’s Lounge is an idyllic restaurant that is set within Country Club Trent Park, Oakwood. Having recently launched, the menu comprises of a small plates and sides offering which encourages a relaxed, sharing feel, with a menu comprising of dishes that include Octopus with Tempura Okra & Jackfruit, Wagyu Beef Sliders, Soft Shell Crab Taco’s and Peppered Tuna with Wasabi & Blood Orange. Desserts add the finishing touch to your meal, and this is all accompanied by an extensive wine and cocktail list, making Lily’s Lounge the perfect place to eat, drink and relax in North London. On a Sunday, we serve Sunday lunch and Lily’s Lounge is open late in to the evening Wednesday – Sunday, for Lunch & Dinner.

Summer 2019


Sydney Rocks Food and drink Coffee Shop Kids friendly

email: Instagram: @sydneyrockscoffee Tel: 07739 345842

We are Open 7 days a week Monday to Friday 7.30am to 16.30pm Saturday 8.30am to 15.30pm and Sunday 9.00am to 2.30pm.

We are Sydney Rocks coffee on the Meadway in Southgate. We serve specialty coffee expertly roasted by WORKSHOP coffee and amazing sourdough bread and pastries from Margot Bakery and Fortutude Bakehouse. All our sandwiches and salads are prepped from scratch in house using local organic seasonal produce wherever we can. We always have a different selection of goodies and treats in our retail section including the amazing farm fresh Fenton Farm eggs, pump street Chocolate, organic olive oils and honeys too.

With seasonal iced coffees and teas in the summer and warming festive drinks in the winter we always have something here at Sydney Rocks to suit the occasion. No refined sugars and the emphasis on quality and health without compromising taste and indulgence we welcome kids and adults alike. 48

Going Greek Restaurant Drinks Greek food

email: Instagram: @going.greek Tel: 020 3897 7746

If you are looking for a fantastic NEW restaurant that delivers all the unique tastes of the Greece and Cyprus, then look no further. We’re dedicating ourselves (and fancy kitchen) to recapturing the glory of our national food. It’s timely, with everyone now aware of the Mediterranean diet health benefits. A lot of the menu is even veggie/vegan-friendly, too. Enjoy a scrumptious gyro wrap/souvlaki or sample some sharing platess with an ice-cold Greek beer. Choose between a traditional pastry or delightful dessert to go with your coffee.

Get yourself to Going Greek for a great experience, a laid back environment, delicious fresh food and friendly service. Opa! Summer 2019


Hair, Beauty and Wellness


Scruples Hair and Beauty Hair and Beauty Nails Waxing

email: Instagram: @scrupleslondon Tel: 0208 886 1327

We exist so as to bring pure delight and happiness to our customer through our styling and beauty treatments. Our clients know that we take the time to understand their needs, they can trust and rely on us to work with them to achieve that exact look, beauty experience that fulfils their requirements. To compliment our styling and beauty offerings we ensure that our clients experience at our salon is relaxing, enjoyable and that everything we do is bespoke to the client’s needs and wants.

Summer 2019


The Art of Beauty Nails Lashes Mobile Beauty therapist

Razi Mehmet

email: IG: @beautybyrazi Tel: 07908587597

I am a mobile Beauty therapist who specialises in nails (acrylics, gels designs etc) and Eyelash Extensions (classics, hybrid and volume) I love what I do and understand how hectic life can be for all women so I come to you to take the stress of salons and waiting around off. Don’t wait for occasion to treat yourself make yourself look and feel amazing every opportunity you can with my all year round offers.. follow my pages so you don’t miss out!

Shine and flutter from lashes to toes! 52

Theoni’s Cut Above the Rest

Hair Cut Hair Styling Lashes

Theoni Mortimer FB: TheonisHair/ Telephone: 07957504008

I have been a hairdresser now for over 20 years and I’m so passionate about it. I offer everything from hair extensions to cutting, styling colouring & perming. I also do eyelash extensions and am hoping in the future to offer more beauty services.

Summer 2019


The Jungle Shack Cosmetic Haircare Health and well-being

The Jungle Shack Ltd was created to provide top quality beauty treatments that not only make a difference but that are made from natural, organic ingredients. We at The Jungle Shack want to empower you to be the best version of yourself by sourcing and appreciating natural resources. Â This special blend of 12 natural oils found in our first product launch Holistic Hair Repair Oil, penetrate deep into the hair shaft, repairing the hair shaft, accelerating growth, preventing shedding thinning and split ends as well as treating scalp conditions such as psoriasis, dandruff, irritation and soreness. Free from Parabens, Sulphates and harmful agents, these natural oils work especially for dry, tired looking hair which may have been bleached/dyed or heat styled over time and in need of urgent care and repair. Reap the benefits of an all-natural treatment and see the results work within a few weeks! 54

email: Instagram: @thejungleshackltd Tel: 07887945335

Forever Lory

Cosmetic Skincare Health and well-being

Loredana Godfrey

email: Facebook: Forever Lory Tel: 07906 348939

Forever Lory is delighted to present you the must have products for SUMMER 2019! 1.Sunscreen Keep your whole family protected with this sunscreen blend including NATURAL zinc oxide for superior broad spectrum with SPF 30 against UVA & UVB rays, soothes and locks moisture with aloe and vitamin E and water resistant for 80 minutes!! A must have even for the most sensitive skin! 2.Sun Lips Forever Sun Lips™ is a soothing lip balm that helps to protect the delicate tissues of our lips from the sun and wind, while also offering the cooling sensation of mint! 3.Aloe First is an excellent addition to any first aid kit! The combination of aloe and herbs provide a naturally soothing, pHbalanced spray that is easy to apply to even sensitive skin. Aloe First is designed to soothe the skin after minor cuts, scrapes, burns and sunburn. 4. Clean 9 Clean 9 puts you on the path to a cleaner, healthier, happier you whilst cleansing your body of unnatural chemicals. This easy-tofollow 9-day programme will kick-start your weight loss plan, putting you on the right path to take control of your health.

Summer 2019


AK Massage Therapy Health and Wellbeing Health and Fitness Skincare Do you find yourself massaging your neck or stretching out your back while sitting at your desk? Do you go to the gym regularly, or are you training for a specific event? Do you spend hours in your garden, or are you constantly picking up your toddler? If so, then you could benefit from my treatments! Using a combination of techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release


Aileen Kennedy

email: FB: massagetailoredtoyou Tel: 07958 904438 and trigger point therapy, I will address the muscular imbalances in your body which are causing you pain, which will in turn help to prevent further build up of tension. As I’m also an independent consultant for Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic, I use some of their oils and balms in my treatments. Their wonderful award-winning products contain only pure, natural ingredients, and are available to buy either directly through a link from my website or by ordering through me.

North London Yoga Studio Health and Fitness Teen Yoga Health and well-being

email: Instagram: @northlondonyogastudio Tel: 07943 843 321

We have nearly 30 classes a week, 7 days a week, taught by 8 different teachers during the morning and evenings, please refer to our online timetable for specific times

North London Yoga Studio in Grange Park has been offering Yoga classes to people of all ages and abilities for nearly five years. We pride ourselves on having created a welcoming, friendly space and firmly believe that everyone can benefit from Yoga, whatever their level of fitness or background. We are also one of the most affordable Yoga studios in the area.

Here’s what one of our regulars says about us: “A lovely, calming and welcoming studio. Indira and her team have created a little yoga gem in north London. The studio offers a variety of yoga practices and workshops for all levels. I recommend the monthly membership which is great value for money. “

Summer 2019




Adams Dental Health care Dental Medical

email: Facebook: @tdentistlondon Tel: 0208 449 5643

Adams dental has been providing general, advanced and cosmetic dental treatments for over 35 years. With a host of experience even for very nervous patients they have an excellent reputation in the area for not only how they care for their patients but also for providing the highest quality of work. Weather you are interested in improving your smile with something like clear braces, invisalign or composite bonding, the team at Adams Dental offers the opportunity for patients to visit them for a no obligation free initial consultation, where patients can receive expert advice on the best solution for them. As well as family dentistry and free dental care for children on the NHS, Adams Dental also offer sedation for nervous patients. They also offer late evening and weekend appointments as well as 0& finance on many cosmetic treatments. Summer 2019



Summer 2019


Gift Ideas/ Home Decor


Portraits 4 U by Sabi Koz Home Shopping Gifts

email: Facebook: @sabikoz Tel: 07876 235197

Looking for a unique and creative gift for your favourite person? Mark a birthday or anniversary with a bespoke illustration created by digital artist Sabi Koz who sells her illustrations and products of Celebs and Royals in Carnaby Street and the British Library. Sabi Koz creates bespoke illustrations of your loved one, kids or special friend to present as a gift for the home. You can have design prepared in the following formats:

• Printed as a giclée (high quality art print) and framed at a framer of your choice. • Made into an art canvas (Simple send the artwork to a website such as www. • Have the design printed on a product such as a tshirt, apron, cushion or mug.

Turn your loved one into Art! Summer 2019




Lizzy and Kyri Fashion Shopping Kids Clothing

email: Instagram: @lizzyandkyri Tel: 07710 653771

All Lizzy and Kyri clothing pieces are handmade, created exclusively by excellent quality fabrics, and embroidered with fine needlework. Lizzy and Kyri focuses on children’s clothing and accessories embracing the traditional Cypriot embroidery for special occasions (Christenings, Weddings, etc). The brand amalgamates our passion for Fashion and Art and our great interest and respect for the tradition of our homeland Cyprus, along with our love and devotion to children and their needs. Lizzy and Kyri creates and offers unique, handmade, bespoke, and fashionable pieces of clothing and accessories for special occasions, such as christenings, weddings etc., for boys and girls. Our pieces are minimal, timeless and elegant, and chicly marry the Cypriot heritage with grace and luxury, revealing the uniqueness and beauty of Cypriot tradition by proposing the exceptional art of Lefkaritiko, Fervolite (Karavas), Venice Lace (Athienou) and the wellknown laces with needles (Krosiedes) through a fresh and modern look. Summer 2019


Party Planning


Canvas and Stars Parties Indoor activities Kids Classes We offer Teepee parties for both indoor and outdoor events. Whether you little one is celebrating their birthday, the kids are being treated to a cousin/ friend sleepover or you would like a children’s party area at an occasion such as wedding or family gathering- we have something for you! We have created our timeless themes and can also provide themes that are currently on trend- we are here to plan it all for you, as well as set up and collect after the event.

email: Instagram: @Canvas and Stars London Tel: 07944 887 135 Our bell tents will also be available to hire from June, and can be used to host sleepover parties (yes- adults too!!), as well as afternoon parties, hen/ stag parties, pampering boudoirs- pretty much for any event, again- with minimal planning or organisation required. We also run preschooler story time sessions locally, where under 5s are welcomed into our Teepee Village for some storytelling, reading and activities targeted at important developmental milestones.

Summer 2019


Teddy Tastic

Party planner Childrens party bear making Nominated in 2 categories in The Sophia’s Diary awards 2018! We are the ONLY children’s entertainers with our own bear stuffing machine for an awesome make-a-bear party experience and Sophia’s Diary’s first ever business! With 5 star reviews, we are unique and great value. Our parties entertain and delight the children! PLUS they take home a special bear they have made. Our parties include a great selection of animals, arts and crafts and our fun filled party games, with party bags included! We also offer our free hall in Enfield or we can come to you. We also entertain at christenings, weddings, school fetes, nursery/school parties. We have hosted over 1,000 parties and entertained thousands of children, giving them a party to remember!

Valentina Achillea

FB: /teddytasticlimited email: IG: @valentina.achillea Telephone: 07956 575 170

Some reviews from our happy little customers: “This is the best day of my life!” “This is the best party ever!” Book today for a unique party to remember! “When I say TEDDY, you say TASTIC!!!”

Review “Hi Valentina! Another huge thank you for the amazing party yesterday! The kids were all buzzing! You kept them entertained and focused throughout and not many people can do that! Everyone (especially my daughter) had a blast! Thank you!!”


KB02 Venue Hire Birthday Parties Venue Hire Soft Play

email: Facebook: @KB02Venue Tel: 0208 886 7520 www.

KB02 Venue Hire is suitable for almost any occasion and age, the venue is particularly suited for children’s birthday parties, but we have held many memorable adult birthday parties, hen nights, baby showers and company team building days etc. The tables and chairs as well as the soft seating can be arranged however is best for your event, accommodating up 50 children to eat along with 35 adults in a combination of soft seating and tables and chairs is easily done.

Whilst no food or catering facilities are available, you are able to bring your own food and drink or have it delivered from one of the many local food outlets, the choice is yours.

Summer 2019


Arts and Crafts, cupcake decorating, discos, indoor and outdoor games, plus so much more!

August Camp Dates: Tues 6th, Wed 7th & Thurs 8th Tues 13th, Wed 14th & Thurs 15th


£30 per child, sibling discount available on request Ages 4 and up – Packed lunch needs to be provided! To book your child in, call the Fairies on 07526-954-059 or email

Neverland Events Birthday Parties

email: Party Planner Facebook: @neverlandeventsuk Tel: 07526 954059 Childrens entertainment and party


Neverland Events is a bespoke children’s party company specialising in 5* children’s entertainment. We cater to any theme your child desires, nothing is too big or too small! We also offer magical party styling for all types of events, along with added sparkles such as glitter stations, teepee tents and face-painters

Summer 2019


Planning the perfect party in 5 steps! Birthday parties for your child are a big deal, especially these days! Everyone wants bigger and better, and a few balloons these days just don’t cut it. Social media can haunt you, of amazing looking parties. What’s the secret? How do you plan the most magical party without breaking the bank? Neverland Events have got you covered! Having hosted over 100 parties and events, we have put together 5 simple steps for you to follow to ensure your child has the party to remember!


Choose your theme and set a budget

Setting yourself a firm budget will help you not go overboard. You need to factor in the necessities: Entertainment, food, décor, cake and venue. Then you can factor in the added extras: Party bags, props and outfits. A great way to involve your child is to let them decide a theme! It ramps up the fun for both of you, as well and helping find cool decorations and keep to a colour scheme. Using the budget, you can find awesome decorations online. Amazon offers table wear packages, many with free delivery.

Make a mood board/Pinterest page

One of our favourite things to do for our clients is to create a mood board. It gets everyone in the creative flow. Whether it’s a cute quote you like, images with the colours you want to use, or a collection of things you want to include in the party! It’s a chance to let your imagination run wild and explore options. Making it digital helps you keep it fresh and up to date, so you can add/delete certain things. Pinterest is a really magical place full of great party Inspo.




Pick your form of Entertainment

So you have organised your styling, and now you know exactly what theme you are going for. Now is the time you realise… uh oh… what will they actually do? DO NOT PANIC! You still have budget for Entertainment (remember!) so you can now choose what style would work best for your child and their friends. Having an Entertainer is a wonderful way to add some sparkle and take the stress off you on the day. Here at Neverland, we cater to any theme and offer a bespoke party entertainment – meaning during the party you can sit back and enjoy! Our entertainers organise the games and activities, and tailor make the playlists to ensure it’s perfect. If your child is more into active play, then a bouncy castle or soft play can keep them entertained for hours! This would work well with many themes, and these days most inflatables come in all shapes and styles. For that extra sparkle or if you have a smaller party planned, book a glitter station or a facepainter! This can be set up anywhere, even the comfort of your own home.

Food, Glorious Food!

One of our biggest advice we can offer, do NOT over indulge on food. Kids are notorious for not eating much at parties. (Which is heart breaking when spent a lot of time and money on preparing it!) Keep it simple, pizzas or sandwiches with a few healthy snacks. BOOM! This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it! Depending on your theme, you can dress the food up in a cool way. Pirate theme? Pop the food in a couple of cardboard treasure chests! Fairy party? Add edible glitter to everything! Small, yet effective. Most importantly, STRESS FREE.



Neverland’s Top Tips:

*When booking entertainment and venues, book at least 2 months before to avoid disappointment * Before booking anything, double check the VIP’s can attend. Imagine your little ones bestie can’t make it. Dramas! *When ordering anything online, allow yourself plenty of time and always have a back up – just in case. *Cake – DO YOUR RESEARCH! We have seen it too often for our liking – cake nightmares. Use a cake maker from recommendation only, or if cooking from home (and love) give yourself at least two practice goes. Trust us, it’s harder than it looks!

We hope you have enjoyed our survival guide, and wish you the most magical and stress free party! Love and Fairy Dust! Neverland Events is a bespoke party planning service specialising in 5* entertainment. Check them out for anything party and fun related! @neverlandeventsuk

Summer 2019




Dr Sergis academy Kids Classes Education Childcare

Dr Sergis

email: Facebook: @thedrsergisacademy Tel: 020 8362 1398

The Dr Sergis Academy is a respected educational centre based in Enfield, North London. We pride ourselves on giving the best service to our students and their parents. We endeavour to go the extra mile for students and always set the highest standards of teaching. The Academy is a welcoming and comfortable place in which your child can learn and flourish.

Subjects taught include: • Physics • Chemistry • Biology • Mathematics • English • Biochemistry • Pharmacy • Subject levels include: • Key Stages 3,4 and 5 • NVQ • GCSE’S • AS and A-Level • BSc • MSc • PhD

Review ‘My son dId extremely well in your learning environment. Thank you very much Dr Sergis for all you have done for our family!’ ~Ms Byfield

Summer 2019


Enfield Town Schools’ Partnership The Enfield Town Schools’ Partnership (ETSP) is an exciting alliance of 20 richly diverse schools in Enfield. We work together to ensure our pupils experience an excellent, broad and balanced education. Our pupils have engaged in projects creating and exhibiting original artworks, writing and performing poetry, participating in outdoor activity days to support the transition to secondary and exploring the world of science. We have worked with professional poets, artists and scientists to ensure pupils get the most from these projects and delivered these events in local venues including Forty Hall Estate, the Dugdale Centre and Chace Community School. We encourage our pupils to think about the world we live in and how they can become the global citizens of the future. Debating competitions have promoted discussion about topical issues and encouraged independent opinion and persuasive arguments. This year we challenged our Primary pupils in our first ever ETSP Spelling Bee and were astounded by pupils’ capability. 76

We don’t just support our pupils. We also offer accredited training and workshops to our parents, carers and their families to help take their employment and educational opportunities further. In 2018 we were awarded the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) Regional Partner award in recognition of our commitment to raising education aspirations within our community.

This summer we are looking forward to our science fair. The project combines science and creative thinking to address the needs and capabilities of pupils at Waverley School or others within the local community. Year 5 pupils are already engaged in exciting workshops to develop their ideas

and inspire them to be the engineers of tomorrow. Our united approach to our pupils’ educational experience links creativity with academic excellence to make the school journey much more rewarding. All these experiences build happier and healthier pupils and schools.

To find out more about us please visit We’d love to hear from you! Summer 2019


Kids Classes


Pro Elite football academy Sport Class Kids Classes Toddler Classes

email: Instagram: Tel: 020 8360 8997

Fun filled football classes for girls & boys, aged between 18 months and 3 years old, 3 & 5 years old, 5 & 7 years old and 7 – 9 years old. Your children will have fun, make friends and see their confidence soar! Our sessions are specifically designed to build self-esteem and build confidence whilst aiding their educational development, all in a relaxed and comfortable environment. We allow them to develop a foundation of social skills whilst learning the basics of football in a fun environment.

Summer 2019


Monkey Music High Barnet, Mill Hill, North Finchley & Whetstone Music class Baby Class Toddler Class My passion for Monkey Music started when I took my son William to his first class. After a long search for baby music classes, I was impressed by the quality of the teaching at Monkey Music and to see William develop musically, socially and physically each week was amazing! Monkey Music offers award winning music classes suitable for babies from 3 months to young children of four years. Our age specific, 30 minute classes are fun, educational and include a wide variety of musical activities, games, movement, singing and song. We use fascinating

Amy Thatcher

email: IG:@monkeymusichighbarnet Tel: 020 8245 7589 sounds and absorbing musical activities to encourage learning and our weekly class songs gives familiarity to ensure the children feel relaxed and at home during the class. Watching the babies and toddler’s confidence grow week on week is a real highlight for me!

Review ‘It’s the highlight of our week, I love watching my little girls face as she plays all the instruments!’


Blue Cycle Training

Kids Classes Sports Classes Monday - Friday

Peter Farebrother

email: Facebook: @BCT66 Tel: 07949 191141

Teaching Children and Adults to Ride a bike

• Increase bike handling skills • Ride on the new cycle paths in Enfield • Ride on the road confidently and safely • Enable commuting to work by bike All Learn to Ride a Bike sessions are in quiet car parks and local parks in and around Enfield or a mutually convenient location. Twice a month, Learn to Ride a Bicycle sessions for children are held at Keble School in Winchmore Hill. Bring your own bike or use my balance, children’s or adult bikes for your session.

Review My son just had a bicycling lesson with bluecycletraining & really enjoyed it. He was very shaky to start off it but when I picked him up, he was riding around the cones & it did wonders for his confidence!! I would definitely recommend Peter & his cycling school - we will be back!

Anyone can learn how to ride a bicycle. Let me help you! Summer 2019


Empire Cheerleading Academy Gymnastics Performing Arts Dance

email: Facebook: @empirecheerleadingacademy Tel: 07930 077639

Classes run: Tuesdays and Saturdays

Empire Cheerleading Academy is a cheerleading programme based in North London, Enfield. We teach cheerleading stunts, tumbles, jumps and dance and perform at events and competitions across the UK. Our programme is aimed specifically at athletes with very little to no experience in cheerleading and we take age ranges from 4-15 years old. Classes are super fun with loads of incentives and prizes for athletes to win at the end of every session.

Review ‘She has grown so much in confidence since starting cheerleading. It’s all she talks about and she practices every day. She loves it.’ - mum 82

360 Arts

Performing arts Kids Classes Workshops 360 Arts is an award winning, part time performing arts school for ages 5 to adult. Our Saturday morning branch runs from 10am until 1pm, St Mary & St Andrew Parish Hall, NW2 6HE, catering for ages 6–11.

Carol Brophy

email: Facebook: @360artschool Tel: 07961 025582 Lots of opportunities for live performances and trips to theatre, BGT, XFactor. This year we are auditioning to perform at Disneyland Paris. Register on line at www.360arts.

Our Sunday branch at, Middlesex University, The Vine Building, Hendon caters for ages 5-Adult and runs between 10am and 2pm. If you would like to audition for our dance troupe (all ages welcome, based on ability, please contact Carol: We also provide Adult acting and singing classes. £5 for parents, £10 for non-parents. 360 Arts Management, a talent agency representing children, young performers and adults for professional work within the entertainment industry. To arrange an audition for representation please contact Carol: www.360arts. management Summer 2019


Sports 4 Kids

Toddler & Children Sports Class Kids Class Sport4Kids(S4K) have launched revolutionary, award winning children’s sports development and entertainment classes for toddlers, kids and children (from 18 months upwards) on Saturday mornings at Southgate School in Southgate & Cockfosters, Bush Hill Park Primary in Bush Hill Park, Sunday mornings at St Ignatius College and Tuesday mornings at St Andrews Parish Centre, Rugby classes  and  Football are running at these venues and we offer of course Free Taster Sessions to experience the S4K Way to help make the decision whether the classes are right for your little one! Golf, Cricket, Tennis and Dance to come later in 2019. The breadth and depth of the S4K model is significant. Endorsed by Colin Jackson, one of the Country’s most successful Olympians, this is ultimately a win for


email: Facebook: @sportsforkidsenfield Tel: 07951 932 761 children, parents, schools and nurseries in the area. It is fuelled by research and continuous development, to offer groundbreaking programmes that get better and better, allowing children and parents to engage with development and see the progress. The recent Parliamentary Review 2018 provided S4K national recognition as a Best Practice Representative - showcasing service industry standards and innovation. Highlightsinclude research-driven, Ofsted accredited curriculum, player progression pathways, practice@home books,  and much more. Children are developed through programmes based on child psychology, Montessori learning methods, and world class skills coaching.  One smile at a time. We truly believe S4K are revolutionising the Enfield & Barnet toddler and children’s sports market with this winning combination.

Rainbow Tots Messy Play

Baby Class Toddler Class Messy Play

email: Facebook: @rainbowtotsmessyplay Tel: 07894 715718

Messy Play helps babies and toddlers explore all their senses and enhances cognitive development. At Rainbow Tots, children have the space to explore each activity at their own pace in a calm, relaxed environment, while supporting interaction with their new friends.

Review “We absolutely loved Rainbow Tots Messy Play! All the colours used were so bright and eyecatching, my daughter was amazed when we first walked in. She got stuck in right away, and for one whole hour she was well and truly occupied and didn’t want to leave. I even got to enjoy a hot cup of tea! Emily, who runs the class, is so lovely and the other mums were all very friendly. There really is a lot of effort put into this class, and every single child that attends has so much fun. Our most enjoyable activity yet!” - mum

Summer 2019


Baby Sensory Muswell Hill, Finchley and Hampstead Garden Suburb Music Class Sensory Class Signing class Welcome to the magic of Baby Sensory. It’s a world filled with light shows, music, glowing bouncy balls, bubbles, bells, songs in many languages, rainbows, puppets and tickly feathers. As well as pirate adventures, gallops through snow and swimming in a sparkling sea. Our multi-award winning, carefully structured sessions provide ideas for play, exercise, massage and communication techniques, taught in simple, practical ways that can easily be repeated at home. What makes our programme unique is that every activity is carefully designed with your baby’s development in mind, based on years of educational and scientific research. And we love sharing the information with you, explaining what we’re doing and why. For we know that giving you this knowledge is one of the best ways of enhancing your baby’s precious first years of life.

Vanya Petroff FB: /BabySensoryMuswellHill email: Telephone: 07825 212 491

You’re welcome to join us whenever you want –but we’d suggest the earlier the better. Soon after birth, your baby’s brain creates an astonishing two million new connections every second and is incredibly receptive to different sensations. A Baby Sensory class is a particularly sociable event, where strong friendships are soon formed. For if you’re sitting next to a mum whose baby is just two days younger than yours, you’ll probably find you’ve got a lot in common.

Mondays: Hampstead Garden Suburb and Muswell Hill, Thursdays: North Finchley and Fridays Muswell Hill 86

Monkey Music Winchmore Hill Music Class Baby Class Toddler Class

Tonya Babb FB: /monkeymusicwinchmorehill email: Telephone: 0208 3602730

My name is Tonya and I run Monkey Music. I’m passionate about the delivery of my music classes and my goal is to make it not just the highlight of the child’s week, but for the parents, grandparents and carers too. Both my teachers and I love what we do and hope that you will too. Having grown up playing the clarinet and piano and enjoying singing and acting roles at the local theatre, I appreciate how much pleasure music can bring.  I first became interested in Monkey Music when I took my own children to classes when they were  four months and two years old.  I loved the way  the experience engaged them.  My daughters were full of smiles and learnt so much at every class.  I have been running the franchise since 2006 and have now taught thousands of children, giving me a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass on to other families. I still get that buzz when I see the child blossom and develop through attending Monkey Music and hope that you will join us soon.


“Connie loves the classes; it’s the highlight of her week! She’s been talking about Monkey Music daily to everyone who will listen” -Monkey Music mum

Please book before coming and the first class is free! Summer 2019


Crafty Chefs Party Planning Children’s entertainer Holiday Clubs

Crafty Chefs run Cookery Workshops and classes for Toddlers through to Teens. Our Toddler Cooking Classes are 1 hour , we make cooking fun and teach your children a variety of skills. Our classes develop confidence, encourage creativity, explore different foods & cultures. Each week we bake a recipe and read a story connected to our bakes. We offer a snack and drink, as well as creating some crafts while our recipe bakes. We also touch upon subjects in other areas of the curriculum such as Maths and Science. This helps the children understand the importance of rules and methods. We offer a range of scrumptious Cooking, Chocolate, Cake & Biscuit Decorating Parties, Afternoon Tea, Sleepover & Dinner Parties which are a nice alternative to your usual birthday party. Bespoke events are also catered for e.g. Hen Parties, Baby Showers, Christenings 88

Alisa O’Shea

email: IG: @ craftychefs Tel: 07771875939 & Weddings, requests are most welcome. We come into schools, nurseries and children’s centres to run healthy eating workshops in line with the curriculum. We cater for all food allergies and special dietary requirements. Children who cook not only learn a great skill for adult life but also have a much stronger awareness of which foods are healthy, and which are not. Cooking is a life skill! I have been running Crafty Chefs Cooking Workshops and Parties since 2013, with my passion for good home cooking & baking I show children how quick & easy it is to make good fresh food and let them take control. I think it is very important to educate children from an early age about food & cooking. Kids of all ages love cooking; they love the feel of food in their hands, the sense of satisfaction they get from making something themselves, but mostly they love eating it at the end.


1 egg 2 tblsp vegetable oil 2 tblsp milk half tsp vanilla extract 3 tblsp fresh raspberries half cup (60g) Self raising flour tblsp caster sugar 1 tblsp strand sprinkles 3 flat bottomed ice cream cornet cones


1. GET AN ADULT to preheat oven to 180C (fan oven)/ 200C/Gas Mark 6 2. Weigh out all your ingredients 3. Break the egg into a cup, then separate the egg by making a claw shape with one hand and pour through the whole egg and catch the yolk. Put the white in to the bowl (save the yolk for another recipe)

By Crafty Chefs 4. Whisk the egg white with a fork to make some bubbles. Add the oil and milk and mix again, then add the vanilla extract. 5. Take 6 raspberries and put them to one side. Add the remaining raspberries to the wet mixture. 6. Put the flour in another mixing bowl, then add the sugar 7. Tip the wet ingredients into the flour bowl and stir the ingredients together with a tablespoon until completely mixed. The mixture will be quite wet. Lastly add the sprinkles until evenly distributed. 8. Put the ice cream cornet cones in a muffin tray or loaf tin so they stand up straight. Add a raspberry to each one then scoop and slide the mixture into the cone using 2 spoons and add one raspberry on the top of each. 9. ASK AN ADULT to place into the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. 10. Leave to cool, enjoy! Summer 2019




Harmony At home

Childcare Events Recruitment

email: Facebook: @harmonyathomenorthlondon Tel: 0208 8869720

Our services:

We have everything you need for all of your childcare needs and parental support, from live-in nannies to housekeepers and babysitters. We have an exceptional team of qualified childcare experts offering everything from Daily Nannies to live in mother’s help. With our emergency childcare service and a whole plethora of consultancy services on offer too, you can be sure we can help you with any of your childcare needs using a unique and supportive approach. Harmony at Home Nanny Agency in North London offers childcare across the area. Wherever you are in North or North West London, we’ll make sure you get absolutely the right person to support your family. We offer the following childcare services in North and North West London:

• Live in/out Nannies • Nanny / Housekeepers • Holiday Nannies • Emergency Childcare • Mother’s Help • Babysitters (in home/hotels, events) • Event Nannies and mobile creche for events • Nursery and early year’s Recruitment Housekeepers and Household Staff

Summer 2019




Good design is a perfect balance of beauty and function We are passionate about creating bespoke designed pieces to fit our clients lives, such as carpentry and furniture. We take huge care to research suppliers that are not represented in the UK. We have a database of international companies that supply lighting, furnishings, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, tiles and anything else that would be required within four walls. This allows us to offer our clients unique and one-of-akind pieces. Our approach is to improve how we use and experience spaces The spaces around us, where we work, eat, sleep, or even bathe, have a powerful effect on our wellbeing and is an essential part of our daily lives and, most importantly, our lifestyle. We make the renovating experience fun by taking the stress away. We take care of all the details, helping clients make informed decisions. A good example of striking a good balance between aesthetics and practicalities is where you have a beautiful bathroom but can be incredibly frustrated if the mirror steams up when you have a shower and you cannot see your reflection in the mirror (happens often when co-habiting!) The solution is a de-misting pad that can be fitted behind the glass. This is easily done during installation, at little cost. However, if this isn’t thought about and you decide to do it later when the renovation works are finished, it means removing the mirror, breaking the wall tiles and can be a much bigger job than it needs to be. This is a prime example of how we can save our clients money by addressing practical issues at the beginning of their build or renovation process.



Our vision is to create functional, safe and beautiful spaces, tailor made to our clients specifications, aspirations and lifestyle, exceeding expectations.

LEIA ANASTASIOU - The Interior Design House Summer 2019


Select Agencies Southgate

Childcare Events Recruitment

email: Facebook: @harmonyathomenorthlondon Tel: 0208 8869720

Select Agencies specialize in all aspects of London’s residential Sales & Lettings market. Established since 1990 we are proud to be one of Southgate’s longest standing estate agents. We pride ourselves on the care that we take and our ability to know and understand all the current legislation which applies to residential Sales & Lettings. We Sell, Let and Manage properties for Landlords/Vendors in all areas of London with emphasis on Southgate, Winchmore Hill, Oakwood, Palmer’s Green, Enfield, Arnos Grove and New Southgate alongside surrounding counties.


With more than 40 years of combined property experience our team tries to make your property search and move as hassle free as possible. We offer our Landlords/Vendors and Tenants/ Purchasers support and guidance throughout the lettings process and fulfil all their needs and requirements. We love working with our established client base and equally we are always looking for new landlords/ Vendors to provide properties for the many professional and family applicants who contact us looking for their next move.

Choosing Your Perfect Home

By Select Agency Southgate

When choosing your perfect home there are five things you need to know: 1 LOCATION You and your family should live where you’ll be happiest. You may think that you can compromise on this, but it’s absolutely key. Remember the old adage that you’re better off having the wrong house in the right area than the right house in the wrong area. 2. BUDGET Once you’ve decided how much your new home will cost and your mortgage is all sorted, don’t forget there will always be unforeseen costs involved in moving. Make sure you have a ‘sinking fund’ in case you get hit by costs you just hadn’t anticipated. 3. THE FUTURE No-one has a crystal ball and rising property values shouldn’t be built into your retirement or expansion plans. You should look to buy a property which can be expanded to accommodate your family as it grows. Remember the value of your property is largely assessed on the square footage it covers, so if you build outwards or upwards you will usually add value. 4.MORTGAGES When you start thinking about moving your first thoughts naturally go towards how you’ll to pay for this substantial investment and which mortgage broker you’re going to use. Don’t go for the first names that pop up online. Instead speak to your friends and family who will probably already have mortgages and find out which broker they have used. Then call those brokers and compare the way they handle your enquiry, the rates they offer and most importantly how comfortable you are when dealing with them. Remember first impressions are the most important. 5. More MORTGAGES... There are 2 main types of mortgage currently offered in the UK. Although it costs more each month, a repayment mortgage will allow you to own your home outright after satisfying your mortgagor’s requirements for the period of the mortgage.

If your financial situation changes you can reduce your monthly payments by switching your mortgage to Interest Only until things pick up again. Most mortgage providers offer Interest Only mortgages, and they can be a good way to allow you to take a break from bigger payments. Summer 2019


Business Services


NK Networks Repair Services Computer Services Business services Microsoft Certified & Which Local recommended - I am here to provide advice and support on every aspect of it. From home services like professionally improving wifi coverage around your home, setting up your home music system, online CCTV, Alexa & Google, to services for small & home businesses like professional email solutions, servers, file security and backup. I also provide contract or ad-hoc support so I can fix issues with you pc or mac without even being there.

Nick Krase

email: FB: /ComputerDoctor.NK Tel: 07801-866-445

Below is a brief list of most of the services I provide: • PC / Laptop / Mac / Tablet / Mobile Phone support/repair/advice • Synchronise your phone, laptop, tablet • Virus protection & removal • Data recovery • Indoor & Outdoor Cameras/CCTV • Home voice control for lights, media etc • Server installation & office network setup • Printing & scanning solutions • Home media centres & music/movie/ picture servers

Summer 2019


Community Events


Toddler, Baby and Bump Show Shopping Event Going Out

email: Facebook: Tel: 07951 566 899

Bringing many pregnancy, baby & toddler related businesses & charities together as well as entertainment and fun for the family. ​ There will be an excellent shopping experience as well as expert advice. Enjoy the performances, activities, demonstrations, talks and appearances as well as our parenting awards; SuperMum and SuperDad 2019. ​ This once again will be the must attend event for mums & dads of babies & toddlers as well as expectant parents. 

Buy your tickets on our website today and receive a FREE goody bag. Adults £4 and kids go FREE! Summer 2019


Join the pack for a fun filled day of woofs, walking and wagging tails

Bark park in the

sunday 2 june 2019

5k Family Walk

10:00-12:00 trent park, enfield £5 entry per adult - children and dogs come along free Mystery Doggy treat bags • Medals Sponsored by:

Charity Number: 1044296


Haven House Children’s Hospice Charity Pet Owners Fundraiser Events Come and join the pack for a fun-filled day of woofs, walking and wagging tails at Bark in the Park. All in aid of Haven House Children’s Hospice. Event Details • Sunday 02 June 2019 • 10 am Start • 5K route through Trent Park with stunning views. • Starts at The Cock Inn, Chalk Lane, EN4 9HU • £5 entry per Adult – Children and Dogs come along free.

email: Facebook: @HavenHouseChildrensHospice Tel: 020 8506 3638

If you love Dogs and want to make a difference to children in your community this is the perfect event for you. The 5k walk starts at the Cock Inn and does a loop around the beautiful pathways of Trent Park before finishing back at The Cock Inn where you will be gifted with a mystery goody bag and a medal for all Dogs involved.

Summer 2019


Your Family Half Term Guide, by Sophia’s Diary What’s on in across the borough over the May Half Term Holiday? We have some great ideas to suit different interests. Visit our website and follow us on facebook ( to find more family activities. N21 Summer Festival

Following the success of last year’s event, JTT events are bringing back the award winning N21 Summer Festival on Bank Holiday weekend. There will be unlimited bounce, pony rides and fair rides. Not to mention entertainers, meet and greet characters and performances from local kids. Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11 AM – 7 PM The Paulin Ground, 149 Firs Lane, London N21 3ER

Tales from the Shed

Film Making Course

Young Stars have the opportunity to develop their acting stills and make a movie with WE Productions in Winchmore Hill. Each participants will receive a copy of the DVD too.   27th – 28th May, 148 Worlds End Lane, London N21 1QQ  


Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space children are always encouraged to make a lot of noise and to make the story happen. We guarantee that every show will be fun, really silly and that there will be plenty of colourful puppets and live songs  On till 15th June, Chickenshed 290 Chase Side, London N14 4PE

Milkshake Live

Younger Children will enjoy Milkshake Monkey’s new musical and this will be the most dazzling show they have ever seen! Little ones will learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together.   28th May, 12pm, Millfield Theatre, Silver St, Edmonton, London N18 1PJ

Stadium Tour

Are you looking for the best School holiday fun for the May Half Term? Trent Park Football have amazing Multi Activity Camps of Football, Dodgeball, Foot Pool, Crazy Golf and more while we are going to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on the Friday. Their fantastic Junior Programme on their enclosed pitches and beautiful Golf course are structured in a fun filled environment designed for all ages and abilities. They are also offering a Tour to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on the Friday 31st May with limited spaces for this amazing day tour.   28th – 31st May, Trent Park Football, London N14 4UW  

Indoor Venues

The weather cannot be guaranteed in the UK so we have ideas for indoor venues. Some of our favourite places include N20 and Coffee and Crayons in Finchley as they are child friendly and they also fun workshops and events in the holidays. Fun Junction is an amazing soft play and has an outdoor area too. Flip Out Brent Cross is the UK’s most advanced trampoline arena, trick park and ninja skills centre. The arena boasts a wide range of energy busting things and kids will love attempting the Ninja Warrior Course. All venues can the found on Sophia’s Diary

Powerleague Football Camp

Amazing half term Kids camp back here in Enfield for the May half term week, if you want something to do with the kids give us a buzz... Single days are just £11 or they offer 5 days for the price of 4. 10am-3pm Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May ( also offer early drop off & late pick up 9am-4pm) Call 0203 823 3277 or email enfield@powerleague. to secure space  

Have an amazing half term and enjoy making memories. Love Andrea and Sophia xx

Summer 2019


Sophias Diary Media Services We are now offering services to support your branding and social media presence Social Media branded content - £150

• Using the pictures and your logo and the videos to creat adverts for social media. • Square and stories format • Still images, videos and animations. • Choice of: Facebook cover, Facebook profile Square format artworks (e.g. good morning, happy weekend, Happy Friday, Happy Easter, Happy Halloween, tips, sale, special prices, offers, special announcements, quotes, ‘did you know?’). Benefits: Can be posted many times, files suitable for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

• Social Media Management - £65

Posting and sharing. Three times per week.

• One Promotional Video up to 5 minutes - £150 Introduce yourself and your business

104 your Online presence!

• 3 Short Videos up to 3 minutes each - £150 Short videos on your field of expertise.

* lighting and microphone provided. All videos have an intro, logo animation, text animation, background song and outro (contact details, website and social media).

• 2 Portrait Photography - £65

Professional photography in studio. Studio: Choice of 6 different background colors.

• 5 Product Photography - £65 Professional photography in Studio

• Location Photography

portraits, business/office, food, jewellery, restaurants, office, hair salon, therapists, makeup artists, party planner. For more information contact us:

Improve yourMedia Online Packpresence!

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