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MAY 2014 / ISSUE 1

London-wide events, activities and shows Parenting sections Interview with so and so Highlights

May 2014

FEARLESS MAGGIE BOLGER JO PRATT’S MADHOUSE SCREEN TIME: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? WHAT’S ON LISTINGS PRIZES


Experience the life enhancing power of plants at the Kew Gardens Summer Festival

24 May – 7 September

Try the Barefoot Walk

Enjoy the Gin & Tonics Garden

Touch the heart of the Healing Giant

Book at kew.org/plantasia Kids go free Supported by

Kew Gardens

Kew Bridge

PLANTASIA is a registered trade mark of Dobbies Garden Centres Limited


WELCOME to the first issue of CITY KIDS I’m a local parent, just like you, who sometimes wonders what on earth to do with my children. Which is ridiculous. We live in London! At times, I just need a little bit of inspiration. CITY KIDS was born of my frustration to family could enjoy. We’ve done our best to provide a guide that makes it easy for you to plan your time, to book classes or courses, or tickets to shows

so I have to thank Caroline Haye of Navalis Design, Daniel Evans, Sylvia Sheridan and all my friends who gave me feedback, support and advice. And I’m thanking my Dad, the real journalist and author of the family. It’s almost six months now, but City Kids wouldn’t have made it without you. Victoria Evans editor@citykidsuk.co.uk

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We love What’s On Maggie Bolger: the story of Maggie & Rose Screen Time: How much is too much? Directory: Babies & Pre-Schoolers Directory: Little Kids Directory: Big Kids Activity centres and Saturday schools Parties Holiday clubs Jo Pratt’s Quesa–d-easies: inspiration from Madhouse Cookbook

CITY KIDS editor Victoria Evans designer Caroline Haye cover Kelly Reeves This publication may not be reproduced in whole or part by any means without prior consent of the publisher. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the content at the time of publication, the publishers shall not be held responsible in any way for any inaccuracies or omissions. The opinions of those expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher or CITY KIDS LTD. © 2014 CITY KIDS LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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We Love

HAPPY FEET Is going swimming a bit like running the hygiene gauntlet? Keep other people’s soggy tissues and unwanted hair away from your water babies - and you - with this Hygiene Mat from Huggies. It’s non-slip and folds away neatly once you’re done. Back home you can stick it in the wash with everything else. Now all you’ve got to do is not drop your knickers in a puddle. RRP £6.99 Sainsbury’s and other large stores.

FABULOUS FEET

www.hugandhatch.com

STAMPTASTIC No needle and thread – tick! No iron on labels that only last a few washes – tick! Fast, easy to use and fun – tick! Everything in our house is a moment away from being stamped! Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that are most satisfying. www.stamptastic.co.uk

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We Love SUPER SQUID The squid leaves an ink mark when the soap is dispensed and it disappears after 20 seconds of hand washing. Kids learn how to wash their hands properly, they get a squid toy to play with, and parents have clean(er) children. Everyone’s a winner. www.squidsoap.co.uk or via Amazon.

SWEET DREAMS Anyone who’s been defeated by a travel cot will want one of these. The BabyBjörn Travel Cot Light is up in a single movement and ready to use. So if you’re off trekking round South America this summer, or simply going to the in-laws, this could make life a lot easier. 6kg including carry case. RRP: £199.99

Kids love

OobEdoO

Visit www.oobedoo.com for a free ten day trial.

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May 17 & 18 LONDON PET SHOW Earl’s Court One www.londonpetshow.co.uk Steve Backshall, Ben Fogle and Chris Packham are on hand of to give advice and showcase some of the 450 animals in the Super Theatre. There are different zones - Discover Dogs, Discover Cats, Discover Small Furries, Discover Animals and Discover Aquatics, as well as showjumping rabbits and a Superdogs competiton.

illustration: Velizar Simeonovski © The Field Museum

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Another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles is guaranteed for all the family. See p 24 to win a family ticket.

If it’s anything like last year, this event will really get your taste buds tingling. There are demonstrations from chefs like Ed Baines and Angela Hartnett alongside a rows of stalls selling anything from burgers to Thai marinades. There’s also children’s Cookery Theatre too for all budding Masterchefs.

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Award-winning theatre company Travelling Light packs a whole year into one enchanting 35 minutes in this exciting piece of dance-theatre for the very young (2-5yrs).

Richmond Theatre www.peppapiglive.com

Marble Hill Park House, Twickenham www.foodiesfestival.com

Ok so we all know that we can see T-Rex and pals here, but from 23rd May you can come face to face with a Mammoth. You’ll even be able to live like one: tusk jousting, trunk moving and feeling the weight of the hundreds of kilos of food a mammoth ate each day, equivalent to 230 bags of sugar.

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon www.polkatheatre.com

PEPPA PIG’S BIG SPLASH LIVE

FOODIES FESTIVAL

www.nhm.ac.uk/mammoths

HOW COLD MY TOES

17 & 18

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

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© Astley Baker Davies/Entertainment One UK Limited 2003

What’s on

CHISWICK PIER TRUST RIVER DIPPING Chiswick Pier to Chiswick Eyot www.chiswickpier.org.uk With the help of a guide from the Thames eels, crabs and shrimps and learn how the health of the Thames has improved. Suitable for over 5s. It’s muddy, so wear wellies! Booking essential.


What’s on

June

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7&8

IGNITION

GREENDAYS

YOUNG PEOPLE’S DAY

Acton Green Common www.bedfordparkfestival.org

Wigmore Hall www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Part of the annual Bedford Park Festival. The fortnight kicks off with live music, stalls, BBQs and children’s corner.

Tickets for seated stands around Horse Guards Parade are allocated by ballot in March but if you were unlucky or simply forgot, the processions can be seen from the Mall. Events begin at past at 1.00pm.

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Aug

MOOMINSUMMER MADNESS

ALBERT & FRIENDS CIRCUS WORKSHOP

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon www.polkatheatre.com Meet the Moomins on a musical adventure! Breathtaking puppetry, live music and humour bring Tove Jansson’s much-loved Moomins to life on stage for kids aged 4-8.

Dukes Meadows, 11am www.dukesmeadowstrust.org

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LYRIC SQUARE PICNIC Lyric Square, Hammersmith www.polkatheatre.com

If you go down to Lyric Square this lunchtime, you’ll be sure of a big surprise. Themed picnic event with all the trimmings plus if you are an avid book lover, you will enjoy our 2 day Literary Festival with books galore and live poetry. 12pm - 3pm.

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5 July

VIKINGS: LIFE AND LEGEND

IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE

British Museum www.britishmuseum.org

Richmond Old Deer Park www.NightGardenLive.com

Last chance to see this major exhibition. It’s also a National Curriculum topic.

Photos by Manuel Harlan

Gary Wolff photography

THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY PARADE Horse Guards Parade

Led by Wigmore Hall Learning’s resident ensemble Ignite, collaborate with other young performers and professional musicians and perform on the Wigmore Hall stage (11-16yrs)

11 to

TROOPING THE COLOUR

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are all brought to life on stage using full-size costumes, magical puppets, enchanting music and breathtaking projections. It takes place in it’s showdome.

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What’s on

July

every day

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MEET THE OTTERS

ACTON CARNIVAL

London Wetland Centre

Acton Park www.ealingsummerfestivals.com

A carnival procession of more than 400 children and adults kick-starts the day at 12pm. Funfair rides, global food, music, markets and loads of activities for the whole family will keep the community spirit alive throughout the day. Otter feeding times 11am and 2pm.

until Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre www.openairtheatre.com

SUPER SATURDAY OF SPORT

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

Turnham Green, 11am to 3pm

Holland Park www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/ operahollandpark.aspx

In its second year, this free, sporting extravaganza is for all ages. You can try free running, basketball, football, rugby, netball, golf, cheer leading, taekwondo and gymnastics, competitive running races, a bootcamp and Tai Chi. Phew!

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Family opera by Will Todd commissioned by Opera Holland Park aimed at over 4yrs. Returns after rave reviews last year.

Aug

SCIENCE MUSEUM LIVE:

THE ENERGY SHOW Science Museum www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

LOUD! Clever show for curious young minds and parents who’ve forgotten their chemistry. Would recommend for

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Hampton Court www.www.rhs.org.uk

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TWELFTH NIGHT

The Science Museum

RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW

© RHS

Photo: Stephen Iles

www.wwt.org.uk

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EAGLE HEIGHTS Dukes Meadows, 11am www.dukesmeadowstrust.org

Eagle Heights is one of the UK’s largest Bird of Prey Centres and some of their birds will be on display today.


What’s on

August

Benjamin Ealovega

5 SCIENCE MUSEUM SLEEPOVER

CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN

Science Museum www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Chelsea Physic Garden, Chelsea www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk Mandrakes, minibeasts, medicines & microscopes.

For children 7yrs+ includes Workshop, Don’t forget sleeping bags and snacks for midnight feasts!

10.30am-2.30pm 12 yrs+

every

HUNT’S RACING DONKEYS

Sunday

ALTERNATIVE LONDON

NCT CHEEKY MONKEYS TEA PARTY

www.alternativeldn.co.uk

The Park Club, Acton

© ZSL

LONDON ZOO CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP

www.zsl.org

Street art tours and workshops every Sunday. 12yrs+

KIDSROME URBAN FARM

Dukes Meadows, 11am www.dukesmeadowstrust.org

© The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

Dukes Meadows, 11am www.dukesmeadowstrust.org

From face painting to scrumptious cakes there will be something exciting for every member of the family to enjoy. Anyone from the local community is welcome to join in.

SENSATIONAL BUTTERFLIES

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Interview

“It’s been one hell of a ride” Maggie Bolger’s journey from a small family run playgroup to two well developed family clubs with over 60 staff based in Kensington and Chiswick has been “one hell of a ride”. Not bad for a girl from New Zealand who only came to England when she got bored with university.

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but the story of this local entrepreneur and her business dream began over a decade ago in Kensington. Like most new mums, Maggie and her friend Rose would often discuss how much their lives had changed since becoming parents. They found that their old haunts were no longer suitable with the kids in tow, and the alternatives that did cater for parents and children were not that appealing.

There was just nowhere I felt that we belonged that was for families that was like-minded people, where everybody’s in the same boat. If your kid’s screaming, you get looks of sympathy rather than death stares.

The Kensington site proved that Maggie was on to something and after looking at various areas, it became clear that Chiswick was a hotspot for families. She couldn’t believe her luck when she found the property on Essex Place. “If you’d said to me a few years ago, ‘Write down all the things you want in a venue,’ when we found this one I almost cried. It’s basically got everything. It had the D1 usage for a nursery but nurseries didn’t look at it because it had a car park out the back which was hideous, and the roof terrace wasn’t done; it was just a tiny little pot hole that you went through the toilet to have a look up. So I poked my head up on a really windy wet day and it was up here?’ and he said, ‘Love, if you can get planning permission you can have a roof terrace.’ I love a challenge.”

THE PERFECT PROPERTY So, after running some classes in her front room, Maggie begged,

cafés and restaurants had become more child-friendly, she knew that her members club had to be unlike anything else on offer. Artistic Maggie had found her blank canvas and now all she had

Kensington, which would become “the original family members club.” Along the way, she learned about running a business and blagging her way through meetings with the men in suits. “I had to leave a meeting once because someone said you’re the CEO of the company and I had to go out and ‘Google’ ‘CEO’.”

a property consultant who persuaded landlords and investors to take her seriously. The scale of the Chiswick project was huge – she raised £2m to set it up - and Maggie admits she could have done a runner if she’d sat down long enough to consider it.

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Village Nursery, the

“Most people just open a members’ club, most people just open a classes franchise, most people just open a restaurant, but we’re doing all four under one roof, at one time, with a very small team and actually with not that much investment to cover everything that you’re trying to do. And if I’d thought about that, if I’d actually written down everything, we wouldn’t have done it. I would have bailed out at the last minute.” HOME FROM HOME On meeting Maggie you can’t imagine her bailing out of anything. She’s friendly, talkative and very passionate about brand M&R. She’s also clearly determined and confesses she’s an all or nothing kind of girl, but that doesn’t mean that she’s impulsive. She thinks painstakingly about decisions that will affect her business and her family. Attention to detail is key for her, it’s part of the personal approach the club takes with its members, and it’s not lost within the walls of the whopping 12,500 square feet site. The wooden discos run in a reclaimed double decker bus. There’s a cinema Village Nursery. The space has a relaxed, home from home feel, inspired by NY loft living. What makes the scale of Maggie’s achievements even more mindboggling is the fact she has four children the last of whom, Ollie, was born in the midst of planning applications and fund raising. Like many working mums she’s found the challenge of balancing work life and family life impossible at times. “I have a lot of guilt but I still feel guilty and if I had a nanny I’d feel guilty. The girls in particular get it, I remember, they had a moan because they it up and I can come back to being at home’ and they were like, ‘No! we love Maggie and Rose, don’t give it up, don’t do that. Just be nice to see you more!’” Maggie’s four children have been her greatest critics and have played a huge part in the shaping of the club. She freely admits that without them there would be no Maggie and Rose. They happen to think her business is “pretty epic” and while Ollie, 3, is a

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India, 9) help research new art classes for the holidays. The home from home feel, the friendly, unpretentious family vibe is something the staff must buy into too. Maggie & Rose place great emphasis on someone’s personality and get-upand-go, often forgoing a CV if the person seems to have the right attitude. “In some instances now, we don’t even ask for a CV, we’ve actually given up. Please don’t send us a CV, we don’t really care if you have a degree or not. Write us a covering letter, tell us who you are, tell us why you should work for us.” Staff members include Mr Maggie (or Sean as he’s otherwise known) who gave up his own career to get involved with the Maggie & Rose project.

You have to have a very, very, very strong marriage to work together. It’s marital bliss.

Opening a nursery, opening a brasserie, a restaurant, everyone was like, are you insane?

It’s also not necessarily a purely altruistic move on his part given he shares Maggie’s view that Maggie & Rose has the potential to be “massive”. THE SKY’S THE LIMIT When we got to the end of our meeting, I asked Maggie what was next on her agenda. She strikes me as someone who is always looking for the next project. Could world domination be next? She started to tell me that her stock answer is usually no, not But then she paused and admitted that she didn’t want to be quite so reserved anymore: “Everywhere in the world needs somewhere like this and it doesn’t exist. We have a great nursery; we have a great community style club thing for families…so why not?”

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Parenting

SCREEN TIME: How much is TOO much? TVs and tablets can provide parents with valuable time to get dressed, make meals and generally get stuff done. But we all have moments when we’ve wondered if they’re watching

too much or if what they’re watching is appropriate. Dr Lucinda Shoolbred takes a look at screen time and offers some tips to try to get the balance right.

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dvice from experts seems confusing and sometimes at odds with the reality of being a busy parent, so I would like to share some simple and clear facts and tips on this topic. By ‘screen time’ I imagine you’ve guessed that we mean time spent on screens: tablets, PCs, smartphones, handheld devices, television…the list is long. The American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends that babies under two have NO screen time at all. Studies have shown that unlike school-age children, infants do not have the skills to comprehend what they are watching. So while we may kid ourselves that watching something educational is better than Tom and Jerry, we’re really just pacifying our guilt rather than teaching our kids anything.

that exposure to any gadgets causes long-term developmental problems, it is generally agreed that there should be no passive screen time. That means no plopping in front of the TV or having it on in the background.

If toddlers are watching TV, it’s far better to watch with them, commenting on what they are seeing.

It has also been argued that screen time can impact on the development of language skills and the ability to process information. While

It goes without saying that we should make sure the programmes they watch are age appropriate, but it may not be so obvious what constitutes an age appropriate programme. Watching alongside your child allows you to monitor if this is the case or not. This goes for smartphones and tablets too. The website www.commonsensemedia.org is a helpful site to check for reviews and age ratings on

experts cannot provide any concrete evidence

Movies, Apps and Games.

Some tips to try to get the balance right: Set screen time limits. Don’t be afraid, this is our job as parents! Have a screen routine e.g. one hour TV after school before tea time Involve your child in reinforcing the limits: ask them to turn off the TV

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Keep TVs and computers out of bedrooms Stop Wifi at bedtime and hand over smartphones and tablets Turn off ‘background TV’ Screen free meal times, including parents! No passive watching, we must join in, ask questions Monitor what is being watched or the internet sites visited and consider blocking inappropriate websites - there is software which you can install on your home computer to control this Think about the example we are setting children through our own screen time behaviours


Parenting As children get older things get more complicated, in part due to the skills and protecting them from any negative impacts on their wider development.

The consensus amongst experts is that children, including adolescents, should ideally not have more than 1-2 hours screen time a day (excluding homework). Research shows we are a long way from this ideal, with the average 8 year old spending an eye-watering eight hours a day in front of a screen. That means the average 8 year old must be on a screen till at least 10.30pm at

Fit kids Government guidelines suggest kids need to be active for at least 60 minutes a day to stay healthy. That might busy schedules, so Amanda Frolich from Amanda’s Action Club has some ideas to get us all moving.

Visit the playground Challenge the children to play on as many pieces of equipment as they can and allow 30 seconds of short bursts of action on each one.

Walking to school

a startling 11 hours a day (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010).

If it’s just not practical to leave the car at home then park or drop your kids ten minutes away from the school gates so they get some activity into their day

This excessive screen time has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, irregular sleep patterns (also linked to obesity as fatigue increases snacking), behavioural problems, school problems and aggressive attitudes and increased thoughts about sex.

Hula hooping competitions

If your adolescent son or daughter has unrestricted internet access in their they are on their own. The potential impact of social media sites and/ or pornographic sites on suggestible teenagers has become an increased concern amongst parents. Unrestricted and unmonitored access can be a problematic combination. Some teenagers can take the need to be continually updating social media sites to an unhealthily obsessive level and to the detriment of focusing on anything else. A cyber fantasy life can be all-consuming with the inevitable consequences; school work suffers

Research into the effects of screen time in the UK is still limited and on-going, so for me, parental interest and knowledge of the internet is another element to be factored in to the important and tricky task of setting limits and house rules. As ever in this area we, as parents, need to be consistent. We need to come up with family activities that do not involve a screen, and we need to demonstrate this behaviour too – many of us are as guilty as children in our obsessive checking of mobile phones or Blackberrys! Don’t get me wrong, this is no easy task, when we are busy and the grotty British weather can limit our desires to be outside. If you have any concerns about internet content in particular, the NSPCC has an excellent site www.thinkuknow.co.uk.

There’s a lot more than you think that can be done with the humble hula hoop. Its is a great way to exercise the waist but you can also see how far you can throw it and have it roll back to you or try skipping with it around your ankle.

Limbo dancing competitions You can use a rope or a broom for this simple activity. Challenge the children to go as low as they can without touching. You can even do this at home on a rainy day!

AS A FAMILY Getting active with the kids is a great way to help you stay healthy too.

Family Disco Its amazing how much energy you can burn dancing and how letting loose can really make you feel good! Pump up the volume to a few favourite songs and boogie away. Make up dance moves as you go and get the kids to copy.

Tail Tag Use colourful scarves as tails for all the children tucked into their waistband or t-shirt. The children then run around in different directions and the adult has to catch as many tails as possible in a certain time.

Treasure Hunt

Next time Dr Shoolbred will be answering your questions. If there is any

Club class in our listings section.

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MONDAYS TWISTERS |

LITTLE STAGE ACADEMY (PSSA)

09.30 1 to 2yrs Twisters 1; 10.30 2 to 3yrs Twisters 2; 13.10 3 to 4yrs Dance Drama; 14.00 3 to 4yrs Gymkids. All abilities. Acton Baptist Church, Church Road, W3 8PP www.twisters.org.uk - Hermione 020 8933 9997 / Louise 020 8840 4452

15.00 2½ to 4yrs. Drink Me Eat Me, 250-252 King Street, W6 0SP www.pssa.co.uk - 07943 656092

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB |

15.00-17.00 10mths to approx 4yrs. £2.50. Isis Rooms & garden, St Paul’s Church, Grove Park Rd, W4 3SB www.groveparkplaygroup.org - 020 8742 8293

09.45 & 10.30 with Amanda. £45 for 5 classes or £10 pay as you go. Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN www.amandasactionclub.co.uk - 01895 623 999

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 10.00, 10.45, 14.15, 15.00 Baby Ballet 2 to 4yrs; 15.45 Pre-primary ballet 4 to 5yrs. The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

LITTLE KICKERS | 10.30 1½ to 2yrs 3mths; 11.30 2 to 3½ yrs. Check ahead as some classes have waiting lists. Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Road, W4 2JR www.littlekickers.co.uk - 07792 503571

SPANISH STORYTIME 10.30 Under 5yrs. Hammersmith Library, 181 King Street, W6 9JT (temporary site) www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries)

RHYME TIME 14.15 Under 5yrs . Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane London W12 7BF www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 384

TUESDAYS TWISTERS | 09.30 2 to 3yrs Twisters 2; 10.30 3 to 4yrs Gymkids; 14.00 3 to 4yrs Ballet. 16.00 4 to 4yrs Gym 1. All abilities. Acton Baptist Church, Church Road, W3 8PP www.twisters.org.uk - Hermione 020 8933 9997/Louise 020 8840 4452

CADENZA | 10.00 £7 per child; £5 each additional sibling. Times subject to change during May. Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Road, W6 0UB www.cadenzaclasses.com

ST NICHOLAS PLAYGROUP 10.00 term time only. St Nicholas Church, Church St, W4 2PH www.stnicholaschiswick.org - Sonia 020 8580 3806

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN 10.30 0 to1yrs Newborn music. £7 drop-in. The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherds Bush, W12 7LJ www.musichouseforchildren.co.uk - Kath 020 8932 2652

STORY AND RHYME TIME 10.30 Under 5 yrs Hammersmith Library,181 King Street, W6 9JT (temporary site) www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3820

STORYTIME 10.30 Under 5yrs. Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane London W12 7BF www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3842

GROVE PARK TODDLER GROUP

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 15.00 Baby Ballet 2 to 4yrs ; 15.45 Pre-primary ballet 4 to 5yrs. The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL 15.30 & 16.00 2 ½ to 4yrs babies ballet. Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Road, W3 9PP www.actonballetschool.co.uk - Bridget 020 8992 6891

PLEASING DANCE SCHOOL OF BALLET 15.45 Pre-primary. Hammersmith Christian Fellowship Hall, Dalling Road,W6 www.pleasingdance.co.uk - Jo Wellings 020 7794 0905

CRAFT CLUB 15.45 3 to 11yrs. Term time only 50p per child. Shepherds Bush Library 6 Wood Lane London W12 7BF www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3842

LITTLE KICKERS | 16.15 3½ to 5yrs Mighty Kickers. Victoria Hall, Shepherds Bush W12 9AH www.littlekickers.co.uk - Crawford 01932 429602

WEDNESDAYS ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE 09.30 & 10.00 2-4yrs Baby Ballet Drink Me Eat Me, 250-252 King St, W6 0SP www.balletclasseslondon.co.uk – Angela Grant 07813 296221

TWISTERS | 09.30 1 to 2yrs Twisters 1; 10.30 2 to 3yrs Twisters 2; 16.15 4 to 5yrs Ballet. All abilities. Acton Baptist Church, Church Road, W3 8PP www.twisters.org.uk - Hermione 020 8933 9997 / Louise 020 8840 4452

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN 09.45 0 to 2yrs & 10.30 2 to 3yrs Music and movement drop-in £7. The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherds Bush, W12 7LJ www.musichouseforchildren.co.uk - Kath 020 8932 2652

CADENZA 09.45 £7 per child; £5 each additional sibling. Times subject to change during May. Christ Church, Town Hall Ave, London, W4 5DT www.cadenzaclasses.com

W4 ART CLUB 10.00 16mths to 3yrs + Artabugs £5 trial/ £13.50/ 49.99 for 4 classes or £99.99 for 10 sessions. 58 Harvard Road, W4 4ED www.w4artclub.com - 07789 599931

GROVE PARK BABY GROUP 10.00 Toddler free zone. The Vicarage, Grove Park Road www.groveparkplaygroup.org - 020 8742 8293

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WEDNESDAYS continued... LITTLE ANGELS

HARTBEEPS

10.00 £3. Term time. St Michael and All Angels, Priory Avenue, W4 1T www.smaaa.org.uk - 020 8994 1380

14.30 sitting; 15.30 walking. Drink Me Eat Me, 250-252 King St, Hammersmith, W6 0SP www.hartbeeps.com - 0800 1488 266

WEST LONDON TWINS CLUB

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB

10.00 £3 members, £4 non-members. St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Rd, Ealing, W13 8HB www.westlondontwinsclub.org

15.45 with Amanda. £45 for 5 classes or £10 pay as you go. Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN www.amandasactionclub.co.uk - 01895 623 999

LITTLE KICKERS |

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL

10.00 1½ to 2.3yrs; 11.00 2 to 3½ yrs; 15.15 2 to 3½ yrs; 16.15 3½ to 5yrs. Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Road, W4 2JR www.littlekickers.co.uk - 07792 503571

16.00 4 to 5yrs Pre-primary ballet. Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Road, W3 9PP www.actonballetschool.co.uk - Bridget 020 8992 6891

HARTBEEPS

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE

13.30 newborn to sitting; 14.30 sitting to toddling; 15.30 walking to 4yrs. Piccolo Caffe, Duke Road, W4 2JR www.hartbeeps.com - 07816 859203

16.15 4 to 5yrs Pre-primary ballet. The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

YOUNG STARS

FRIDAYS

14.00 & 15.00 2 to 5yrs. The Jordans Nursery, Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Road, W6 0UB www.young-stars.co.uk - John 07920 426499

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 14.15 2 to 5yrs Tiny Tots Tap & Modern; 15.00 2 to 4yrs Baby Ballet; 15.45 4 to 5yrs Pre-primary ballet. The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

KATIE’S CLUB 15.00 First session free. Acton Green Church, Cunnington Road, W4 5ER. www.facebook.com/tinymaestros - Katherine Sayles 07885 756340

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOL OF DANCE 16.00 3 to 4yrs; 16.30 4 to 6yrs. Term time. Dukes Meadow Community Hall, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX www.carolinelesterschoolofdance.co.uk - 020 3673 9421

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY 16.00 3yrs+ Baby Ballet. IDTA Accredited School. St Michael’s & All Angels Parish Hall, Bath Road, W4 1TX www.westlondondanceacademy.com - 07771 984590

ANIMAL FU 16.15 3 to 7yrs, £5 drop in/ £4 per session a term. Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN www.animalfu.com - 07984 707777

ALBERT & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS 16.30 15mths to 7yrs with parent. £90 a term / £45 per additional sibling. Melcombe Primary School, Fulham Palace Road, W6 www.albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk - 020 8237 1170/ 020 8237 1030

TWISTERS | 09.15 6mths to 3yrs Twisters Drop in Gym; 10.30 3 to 4yrs Dance Drama; 11.30 2 to 3yrs Ballet. All abilities. Acton Baptist Church, Church Road, W3 8PP www.twisters.org.uk - Hermione 020 8933 9997 / Louise 020 8840 4452

CADENZA | 09.30 £7 per child; £5 each additional sibling. Times subject to change in May. Drink Me Eat Me, 250-252 King St., London, W6 0SP www.cadenzaclasses.com

FRIDAY FRIENDS | 09.30 0 to 4yrs Term time only. £1. Gunnersbury Baptist Church, Wellesley Road, W4 4BE www.gunnersburybaptistchurch.org - 020 8987 2965

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB | 09.45 & 10.30 with Amanda. £45 for 5 classes or £10 pay as you go. Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN www.amandasactionclub.co.uk - 01895 623999

MANDARIN PLAY CLUB 09.45 0 to 3yrs during term time. £1 per child, 50p per second child. Call in advance. Wendell Park Children’s Centre, Kinnear Road, W12 9LB 020 8746 1872

KITE STUDIOS | 09.45, 10.45 & 13.45 18mths to 3yrs Art for Little Ones. £95 per term or £9.50 for a trial session. 2b Bassein Park Road, W12 9RY www.kitestudios.org - 020 8576 6278

MINI MULTIPLES |

THURSDAYS BABY SONG 11.30 during term time. St Simon´s Church, Rockley Road, West Kensington, London W14 0DA www.stsimons.co.uk - Sonja Arnold 020 7603 1418

TWISTERS | 14.00 3 to 4yrs Gymkids; 16.00 4 to 5yrs Gym1. All abilities. Acton Baptist Church, Church Road, W3 8PP www.twisters.org.uk - Hermione 020 8933 9997 / Louise 020 8840 4452

10.00 Newborns to U5yrs. Chiswick Children’s Centre, 9 Devonshire Street, W4 2AY www.younghounslow.info - 020 8583 5603

W4 ART CLUB 10.00 16mths to 3yrs + Artabugs £5 trial/ £13.50/ 49.99 for 4 classes or £99.99 for 10 sessions. 58 Harvard Road, W4 4ED www.w4artclub.com - 07789 599931

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FRIDAYS continued... MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN

ITALIAN STORY TIME

10.30 0 to 2yrs Music and movement. £7 drop-in. The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherds Bush, W12 7LJ www.musichouseforchildren.co.uk - Kath 020 8932 2652

10.30 U5yrs. Hammersmith Library,181 King Street W6 9JT (temporary site) www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - Silvia Liverani 020 8753 3820

BABBLEBUGS

ROCKS LANE

10.45 £9 per session or £15 for twins/siblings. £70 for 10 sessions or £110 for twins/siblings. Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King St, W6 0SP info@babblebugs.co.uk

CHISWICK LIBRARY STORYTIME 11.00 0 to 5yrs term time. Dukes Avenue, W4 www.hounslow.info - 020 8994 1008

BABY BOUNCE 11.00 Stories + rhymes. Askew Road Library, 87/91 Askew Road, London W12 9AS www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3863

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN 14.00 2 to 3yrs Musical Storytelling drop-in £7. Registration required. The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherds Bush, W12 7LJ www.musichouseforchildren.co.uk - Kath 020 8932 2652

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 15.15 2 to 4yrs Baby Ballet. The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ. www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

CROUCHING TIGER KARATE 16.00 4yrs+ Tiger Cubs Karate. The Duke’s Meadows Community Centre, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2R www.crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk - 07734 655057

A2ZEN 16.00 All abilities. Vihara Buddhist Centre, 309 - 311 The Avenue, W4 1UD www.a2ze.co - 07979 533750

SATURDAYS KIDDIKICKS | 09.00 18mths to 2½ yrs Nippers; 10.30 2½ to 3½ yrs Runners; 11.15 3.6 to 5yrs Racers. April-October at Kings House Sports Ground Riverside Drive, W4 2SH www.kiddikicks.co.uk - 020 7937 7965

LITTLE KICKERS | 09.15 2 to 3½ yrs; 10.15 3½ to 5 yrs; 11.15 3½ to 5yrs. Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Road, W4 2JR www.littlekickers.co.uk - 07792 503571

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 09.15 4 to 5yrs pre-primary ballet; 10.45 2 to 5yrs Tiny Tots & Modern The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ. www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

LITTLE LUVVIES 10.00 18mths to 3yrs; 10.45 3 to 5yrs; 11.30 6 to 8 yrs. Term time only. Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Road, W4 2JR. www.pssa.co.uk - 07943 656092

PARKOUR YOUTH ACADEMY 10.00 1 to 6yrs. £10 (for parent & child). Westminster Academy, 255 Harrow Road, London, W2 5EZ www.parkourgenerations.com

16 CITY KIDS

10.30 U4yrs A, 11.00 U4yrs B. 16 week terms. All groups £160.00. www.rockslane.co.uk - 020 8994 1313

BABBLEBUGS | 10.15 £9 per session or £15 for twins/siblings. £70 for 10 sessions or £110 for twins/siblings. Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King St, W6 0SP www.about.me/babblebugs - Suzanne 07815 305107 / Aoife 07708 102289

LITTLE STAGE ACADEMY (PSSA) 10.45 2½ to 4yrs. Westside School, 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT www.pssa.co.uk - 07943 656092

RHYME TIME 11.00 Under 5yrs. Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane London W12 7BF www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3842

WILL TO WIN 12.00 3 to 4yrs Mini Tots drop-in £8. Chiswick House Grounds (A4 Entrance), W4 2RP www.willtowin.co.uk/chiswick - 020 8994 1466

ALBERT & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS | 10.30 15mths to 7yrs. £90 a term + £45 per additional sibling. St Alban’s Hall, Margravine Road W6 www.albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk - 0208 237 1170/020 8237 1030

MEN BEHAVING DADLY Last Saturday of most months. Dads’ playground £1. Gunnersbury Baptist Church, Wellesley Road, W4 4BE www.gunnersburybaptistchurch.org - 020 8987 2965

Twisters Ealing St John's church Mattock Lane, London W13 9LA Twisters Acton & Chiswick Acton Baptist Church, Church Road, Acton, London W3 8PP


MONDAYS KUMON | 15.30 Registration £30 then £55 pcm. Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN www.kumon.co.uk - 020 8876 9954

CHATTERBOOKS

ALBERT & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS 17.30 8yrs+ general circus skills. St Alban’s Hall, Margravine Road W6 www.albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk - 020 8237 1170 / 8237 1030

20TH CHISWICK SCOUT GROUP

15.45 8 to 12yrs Reading groups. Once a month term time only. Askew Road Library, 87/91 Askew Road, London W12 9AS www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3863

18.30 6 to 8yrs Beavers. Term time only. The Ranch, Chiswick House Car Park, Ellesmere Road, W4 2QN www.20th-chiswick-scouts.blogspot.co.uk

KITE STUDIOS |

TUESDAYS

15.45 6 to 8yrs Young Art Studio £140/ £14 trial. 2b Bassein Park Road, W12 9RY www.kitestudios.org - 020 8576 6278

HOMEWORK CLUB 15.45 Term-time only. Maths and English tutor provided by Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service. Shepherd’s Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane London W12 7BF www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3842

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY

CRAFT CLUB 15.45 3 to11yrs Craft Club. Term time only 50p per child. Shepherd’s Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane London W12 7BF www.lbhf.gov.uk - 020 8753 3842

HOGARTH YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE 16.00 8 to11yrs Junior Club term time only. Duke Road, W4 2JR www.hogarthtrust.org.uk - 020 8747 1999

15.45 Preparatory Ballet; 16.15 Primary Ballet; 17.00 Grade 1 Tap; 17.45 Grade 2 Tap; 18.30 Grade 4 Ballet. St Michael’s & All Angels Parish Hall, Bath Road, W4 1TX www.westlondondanceacademy.com - 07771 984590

KITE STUDIOS

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL

LITTLE STAGE ACADEMY (PSSA)

16.00 4 to 5yrs Pre-Primary; 16.30 7 to 9yrs Grade 2; 17.15 Stretch and Tone all ages; 17.45 9 to 11yrs Grade 4; 18.30 12yrs+Grade 6. Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Road, W3 8PP www.actonballetschool.co.uk - Bridget 020 8992 6891

16.00-17.00 5 to 6yrs. Drink Me Eat Me, 250-252 King Street, W6 0SP www.pssa.co.uk 07943 656092

ARCH 197

16.15 Primary; 17.00 Grade 7; 17.45 Grade 5. Hammersmith Christian Fellowship Hall, Dalling Road ,W6 www.pleasingdance.co.uk - Jo Wellings 020 7794 0905

16.00 5yrs+ RAD Primary Ballet; 17.00 & 18.00 6 to 10yrs Street Dance. Stamford Brook, W6 www.arch197.com - 020 898 78788

WESTWAY CLIMBING 16.00 5 to 6yrs Tiny Tots; 16.30 7 to 14yrs Junior. After school sessions. £6.25. 1 Crowhorne Road, W10 6RP www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk - 020 8969 0992

POP SCHOOL & STAGE ACADEMY 16.15 7 to 11yrs Junior. Commercial Street Jazz. Westside School, 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT www.pssa.co.uk - 07943 656092

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 16.15 5 to 7yrs Primary Ballet; 17.15 8 to 10yrs Grade 2 Ballet; 18.15 10 to 12yrs Grade 4 Ballet. The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ. www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

SONG ACADEMY 16.30 7 to11yrs £215 a term. Arts Educational Schools London, Cone Ripman Hse, 14 Bath Road, W4 1LY www. songacademy.co.uk - 07710 023743

CARLSON GRACIE JUDO 16.30 7 to 12yrs £5.89 89 Richford Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 7HJ www.carlsongracieteam.org.uk - 020 8748 8855

SPORTS LINX FOOTBALL ACADEMY 17.00 4 to12yrs various classes. £6. Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN www.slfootballacademy.co.uk - 020 8973 4311

16.00 4 to 7yrs Stitch & Print; 17.10 7yrs+ Stitch & Print £144/£12 trial 2b Bassein Park Road, W12 9RY www.kitestudios.org - 020 8576 6278

PLEASING DANCE SCHOOL OF BALLET

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 16.30 5 to 7yrs Primary Ballet; 17.15 7 to 9yrs Grade 1 Ballet. The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY 16.30 Grade 6 Ballet; 17.10 Grade 2 Ballet; 17.55 Grade 3 Ballet; 18.40 Intermediate Ballet. St Michael’s & All Angels Parish Hall, Bath Road, W4 1TX www.westlondondanceacademy.com - 07771 984590

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL 16.30 5 to 6yrs Primary Ballet; 17.00 6 to 8yrs Grade 1; Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Road, W3 8PP www.actonballetschool.co.uk - Bridget 020 8992 6891

CANALSIDE ACTIVITY CENTRE 16.30 9yrs+. £4. Canal Close, London W10 5AY www.rbkc.gov.uk/educationandlearning/supportservices/youthsupport/ canalsideactivitycentre/holidayprojects.aspx

POETRY CLUB 16.45 Hammersmith Library,181 King Street, W6 9JT (temporary site) www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3820

TWISTERS 17.00 5 to 6yrs Gym 2; 17.40 7yrs+ Gym2. Acton Baptist Church Hall, W3 8PP www.twisters.org.uk - Hermione 020 8933 9997 / Louise 020 8840 4452

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WEDNESDAYS KITE STUDIOS

KUNG FU KIDS YMAA ORIENT SPORT

15.40 4 to 6yrs Nature to Numbers - Art in a Story £100/£10; 16.30 9yrs+ Young Art Studio £175/£17.50. 2b Bassein Park Road, W12 9RY www.kitestudios.org - 020 8576 6278

17.30 First session free then £8. St Stephen Community Hall, 34 Gayford Road, W12 9BY www.orientsport.co.uk - Shem 07824 603261

W4 ART CLUB

18.30 6 to 8yrs Beavers. 18.45 8 to 10½ yrs Cubs. Term time only. The Ranch, Chiswick House Car Park, Ellesmere Road, W4 2QN www.20th-chiswick-scouts.blogspot.co.uk

16.00 3 to 5/6yrs; 17.15 6 to 8/9 yrs; 18.30 10yrs+ Kids Art Drawing Club. £99.99 for 10 weekly sessions (11yrs+ £124.99). 58 Harvard Road, Chiswick W4 4ED www.w4artclub.com - 07789 599931

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL 16.00 Preparatory Modern & Tap; 17.00 Grade 2 Modern & Tap. Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Road, Acton W3 8PP www.actonballetschool.co.uk - Bridget 020 8992 6891/07771 905226

PLEASING DANCE SCHOOL OF BALLET

20TH CHISWICK SCOUT GROUP |

THE 3RD CHISWICK CUB PACK 18.45-20.00 boys and girls 8 to 10½ yrs term time only. Scouthaven, Wilson Walk, Prebend Gardens, W4 1PT www. 3rdchiswickscouts.co.uk - Rob Barnard 07771 964312

THURSDAYS ART CLUB

16.00 Primary; 16.45 Grade 2; 17.30 Grade 4; 18.15 Advanced. Hammersmith Christian Fellowship Hall, Dalling Road ,W6 www.pleasingdance.co.uk - Jo Wellings 020 7794 0905

15.35 every two weeks. Hammersmith Library, 181 King Street, W6 9JT (temporary site) www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3820

WESTWAY CLIMBING

KUMON |

16.00 5 to 6yrs Tiny Tots; 16.30 7 to 14yrs Junior. After school sessions. £6.25. 1 Crowhorne Road, W10 6RP www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk - 020 8969 0992

15.30-18.00 Study programmes. Registration £30 then £55 pcm. Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, London W4 4JN www.kumon.co.uk - 020 8876 9954

ANIMAL FU

KITE STUDIOS

16.15 5 to 7yrs year olds. £5 Drop in/ £4 per session a term Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN www.animalfu.com

STORY TIME 16.30 5 to 8yrs term time only. Shepherd’s Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane London W12 7BF www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3842

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE

16.00 5yrs+ Create in Clay £120/£10, 17.15 9yrs+ Portfolio into secondary £170/£17.50 2b Bassein Park Road, W12 9RY www.kitestudios.org - 020 8576 6278

HOGARTH YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE 16.00 8 to 11yrs Junior Club term time only. Duke Road, W4 2JR www.hogarthtrust.org.uk - 020 8747 1999

16.30 6 years Primary Ballet; 17.00 7 years Grade 1; 17.30 Grade 2; 18.15 Grade 6; 19.05 Pointe class; 19.25 Grade 7. St Dunstan’s Hall, Friar’s Place Lane, W3 7AW www.balletclasseslondon.co.uk - Angela Grant 07813 296221

SONG ACADEMY

CARLSON GRACIE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

W4 ART CLUB |

16.30 7 to 12yrs £5.89. Richford Street, Hammersmith,London, W6 7HJ www.carlsongracieteam.org.uk - 020 8748 8855

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 16.30 8 to 11yrs Grade 3 Ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

HOMEWORK CLUB 16.30 Term-time only. Maths and English tutor provided by Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service. Hammersmith Library,181 King Street, 181 King Street W6 9JT (temporary site) www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3820

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOL OF DANCE 16.30 4 to 6yrs; 17.15 6yrs+ Primary Ballet; 17.45 Grade 1 Ballet; 18.30 Grade 2 Ballet; 19.15 Grade 4 Ballet. Term time. Dukes Meadow Community Hall, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX www.carolinelesterschoolofdance.co.uk - 020 3673 9421

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY 16.30 Prep Ballet; 17.00 Primary Ballet; 17.45 Grade 4 &5 Tap; 18.30 Grade 5 Ballet. St Michael’s & All Angels Parish Hall, Bath Road, W4 1TX www.westlondondanceacademy.com - 07771 984590

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16.00 7 to 11yrs £215 a term. The Holy Trinity Church, Brook Green, Hammersmith, W6 7BL www.songacademy.co.uk - 07710 023743 16.30 5 to 7yrs; 17.30 7 to 11yrs Kids Art Drawing Clubs. £99.99 for 10 weekly sessions (11yrs+ £124.99) 58 Harvard Road, Chiswick W4 4ED www.w4artclub.com - 07789 599931

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL 16.30 5 to 6yrs Primary; 17.00 8 to 9yrs Grade 3; 17.45 7 to 10yrs Contemporay Dance. Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Road, Acton W3 8PP www.actonballetschool.co.uk - Bridget 020 8992 6891/ 07771 905226

GAMES CLUB 16.30 5yrs+ (under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult). Askew Road Library, 87/91 Askew Road, W12 9AS www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3863

CANALSIDE ACTIVITY CENTRE 16.30 9yrs+. £4. Canal Close, London W10 5AY www.rbkc.gov.uk/educationandlearning/supportservices/youthsupport/ canalsideactivitycentre/holidayprojects.aspx


THURSDAYS continued... ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE

BE DANCE

16.45 6yrs Primary ballet; 17.15 7yrs+ Grade 1; 17.45 Grade 2; 18.30 Grade 3; 19.15 Grade 4. St Dunstan’s Hall, Friar’s Place Lane, W3 7AW www.balletclasseslondon.co.uk - Angela Grant 07813 296221

16.15 5 to 11yrs BE Kids. £7 per class, term time only. Fitrooms, 254-258 North End Road, SW6 1NJ www.bedance.co.uk - Becca Allen 07545 697352

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY

16.30 5 to 7yrs, 17.30 7-11+yrs. £99.99 for 10 weekly sessions. 58 Harvard Road, Chiswick W4 4ED www.w4artclub.com - 07789 599931

16.45 Grade 1 Ballet; 17.30 Primary Tap; 18.15 Grade 3 Tap. St Michael’s & All Angels Parish Hall, Bath Road, W4 1TX www.westlondondanceacademy.com - 07771 984590

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE

W4 ART CLUB

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL

17.00 8yrs+ Grade 2 Tap & Modern; 18.15 9yrs+ Grade 3 Tap & Modern The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

16.30 6 to 8yrs Grade 1 Ballet; 17.15 Irish Dance Novice; 17.45 & 18.45 Irish Dance Intermediate + Advanced. Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Road, Acton W3 8PP www.actonballetschool.co.uk - Bridget 020 8992 6891 / 07771 905226

TWISTERS

WILL TO WIN

17.00 5 to 6yrs Gym 2; 17.40 7yrs+ Gym3. Acton Baptist Church Hall, W3 8PP www.twisters.org.uk - Hermione 020 8933 9997 / Louise 020 8840 4452

17.00 8 to 14yrs Junior social drop in £12 includes pizza, crisps & squash. Chiswick House Grounds, W4 2RP www.willtowin.co.uk - 020 8994 1466

CROUCHING TIGER KARATE

PARKOUR YOUTH ACADEMY

17.00 6 yrs+ Crouching Tiger Shotokan Karate, 17.45 8 yrs+. St. Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road, Grove Park www.crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk - 07734 655057

18.45 7 to19yrs. £5. Westminster Academy, 255 Harrow Road, London, W2 5EZ www.parkourgenerations.com

HOMEWORK CLUB

SATURDAYS

17.00 Term-time only. Maths and English tutor provided by Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service Hammersmith Library, 181 King Street W6 9JT (temporary site) www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3820

THE 3RD CHISWICK BEAVER COLONY 17.40 boys and girls 6 to 8yrs term time only. Scouthaven, Wilson Walk, Prebend Gardens, W4 1PT www. 3rdchiswickscouts.co.uk - 07845 299179

FRIDAYS WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY 16.00 Preparatory Ballet; 16.30 Grade 1 Ballet; 17.15 Grade 3 Ballet; 18.00 Grade 2 Ballet. St Michael’s & All Angels Parish Hall, Bath Road, W4 1TX www.westlondondanceacademy.com - 07771 984590

CROUCHING TIGER KARATE 16.00 4yrs+ Tiger Cubs Karate £90; 16.30 & 17.15 6+yrs Crouching Tiger Shotokan Karate £100 The Duke’s Meadows Community Centre, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX www.crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk - 07734 655057

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 16.00 5 to 7yrs Primary Tap & Modern; 17.00 7yrs+ Grade 1 Tap & Modern The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

KITE STUDIOS 16.00 5yrs+ Art in Spanish 2b Bassein Park Road, W12 9RY www.kitestudios.org - 020 8576 6278

STAGECOACH 16.15 Early Stages (4 to 6yrs) dance, drama and singing £162 a term. 16.30 6 to 18yrs Main School. £324 a term. Strand on the Green School, Thames Road, W4 3NX www.stagecoach.co.uk - 020 3394 0818

Join CITY KIDS at info@citykidsuk.co.uk to keep up to date with local classes.

CHISWICK SATURDAY MUSIC CENTRE 09.10 all ages. Individual & group music lessons. Chiswick School, Burlington Lane W4 (entrance gate on Staveley Road) www.chiswicksaturdaymusic.org.uk - 07513 012373

KIDDIKICKS LIGA SOCCER | 09.15 5 to 8yrs. April to October Kings House Sports Ground Riverside Drive W4 2SH www.kiddikicks.co.uk

CENTRE STAGE WORKSHOPS 09.30 8 to 11yrs £190 per term 25% discount for siblings. Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, W4 1LW www.tabardtheatre.co.uk - 020 8995 6035

STAGECOACH 09.30 Early Stages, 11.30,14.00 & 15.30 4 to 6yrs. £162 a term. 10.00 & 14.30 Main school (6 to18yrs) Saturdays. £324 a term. The William Hogarth School, Duke Road, W4 2JR www.stagecoach.co.uk - 020 3394 0818

SPORTS LINX FOOTBALL ACADEMY 10.00 4 to12yrs £6. Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, W4 3UN www.slfootballacademy.co.uk - 020 8973 4311

GAMES CLUB 10.00 5yrs+ (under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult). Askew Road Library, 87/91 Askew Road, W12 9AS www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3863

KITE STUDIOS 10.00 6yrs+ Young Art Studio. £200/£20. 2b Bassein Park Road, W12 9RY www.kitestudios.org - 020 8576 6278

LITTLE FOXES 10.00,11.00 & 10.00 5 to 6yrs Cheeky Foxes & 7 to12yrs Super Foxes. The green opposite Turnham Green Church www.thelittlefoxesclub.com - 020 7376 0006

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SATURDAYS continued... ESTA 10.00 6 to 17yrs term time £300 per term. Southfields School, Southfield Road, W4 1BD www.estatheatreschool.com - 020 8741 2843

THEATRE STUDIO WEST 10.00 6 to 9yrs TSW Stage; 10 to13yrs TSW Youth Company. £195 term time only. Acton Baptist Church, Church Road, Acton, W3 8PP www.theatrestudiowest.co.uk - Julie Saunders 020 8616 8846

PARKOUR YOUTH ACADEMY 10.00 1 to 6yrs. £10 (for parent & child). Westminster Academy, 255 Harrow Road, London, W2 5EZ www.parkourgenerations.com

POP SCHOOL & STAGE ACADEMY 10.00 7 to 11yrs PSSA Junior Stage Academy; 11.30 5 to 6yrs Little Stage Academy; 12.00 12 to 16yrs Senior Stage Academy. Westside Community School, 8-30 Galena Road, Ravenscourt Park, W6 0LT www.pssa.co.uk - Amelia Amos 07943 656092

WILL TO WIN 10.00 8 to 10 yrs Mini Orange drop in. 11.00 10 to11yrs Green drop-in £8; Yellow Drop-in £8; 12.00 5 to 8yrs Mini Red drop-in £8. Chiswick House Grounds, W4 2RP www.willtowin.co.uk - 020 8994 1466

ALBERT & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS 10.30 15mths to 7yrs Family Circus skills £90 per term; 11.30 8yrs+ General circus skills £105 per term; 13.15 Beginner/Intermediate Aerial skills £135 per term. St Alban’s Hall, Margravine Road W6 www.albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk - 020 8237 1170 / 020 8237 1030

CHATTERBOOKS 10.45 8 to 12yrs. Reading groups. Meet once a month term time only. Askew Road Library, 87/91 Askew Road, W12 9AS www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3863

CANALSIDE ACTIVITY CENTRE 9yrs+. All day. Canal Close, London W10 5AY www.rbkc.gov.uk/educationandlearning/supportservices/youthsupport/canalsideactivitycentre/holidayprojects.aspx

CARLSON GRACIE GRAPPLE AND STRIKE 11.00 7 to 12yrs wrestling Jiu-jitsu and kick boxing. £5. 89 Richford Street, W6 7HJ www.carlsongracieteam.org.uk - 020 8748 8855

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 11.30 5 to 8yrs Gymnastic Aerobics; 12.15 9yrs+ Gymnastic Aerobics The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

SATURDAY KIDS’ CLUB 14.00 Free crafts, computers, games, music, books. Hammersmith Library, 181 King Street, W6 9JT (temporary site) www.lbhf.gov.uk (see Libraries) - 020 8753 3820

THAMES YOUNG MARINERS (TRAINING CENTRE) Sailing courses for beginners Dinghy level 1 to Youth Sailing Scheme Level 4. Powerboat courses for 8 to 11yrs. Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RX 01372 378901

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16.30 7 to 14yrs Junior. After school sessions. £6.25. 1 Crowhorne Road, W10 6RP www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk - 020 8969 0992

18.30 16yrs+ Sam McAvoy’s Master Class. Stamford Brook, W6 www.arch197.com - 020 898 78788

HOGARTH YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE INTERMEDIATES CLUB

BE DANCE

17.00 Years 7, 8 and 9. 50p entry. Duke Road, W4 2JR www.hogarthtrust.org.uk - 020 8747 1999

20.30 16yrs+ Be Adults. Beginners and keep fit. £7. Fitrooms, 254-258 North End Road SW6 1NJ www.bedance.co.uk - Becca Allen 07545 697352

POP SCHOOL & STAGE ACADEMY

WEDNESDAYS

17.15 13 to 18yrs Advanced Commercial Street Jazz. Westside Community School, 8-30 Galena Road, Ravenscourt Park, W6 0LT www.pssa.co.uk - 07943 656092

KITE STUDIOS 17.15 GCSE & A-Level Portfolio Projects £198/£22 2b Bassein Park Road, W12 9RY www.kitestudios.org - 020 8576 6278

CARLSON GRACIE JUDO 17.15 13 to 17yrs. 89 Richford Street, W6 7HJ www.carlsongracieteam.org.uk - 020 8748 8855

SONG ACADEMY 12 to 16yrs £215 a term. Arts Educational Schools London, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Road, W4 1LY www. songacademy.co.uk - 07710 023743

HOGARTH YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE SENIOR CLUB 18.45 11 yrs+, first session free, 50p thereafter. Duke Road, W4 2JR www.hogarthtrust.org.uk

20TH CHISWICK SCOUT GROUP 19.45 14 to18yrs Explorers. The Ranch, Chiswick House Car Park, Ellesmere Road, Chiswick, W4 2QN www.20th-chiswick-scouts.blogspot.co.uk

TUESDAYS CARLSON GRACIE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU 16.30 13 to 17yrs 89 Richford Street, W6 7HJ www.carlsongracieteam.org.uk - 020 8748 8855

CANALSIDE ACTIVITY CENTRE | 9 to19yrs Canal Close, London W10 5AY www.rbkc.gov.uk/educationandlearning/supportservices/youthsupport/ canalsideactivitycentre/holidayprojects.aspx

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL 17.45 12yrs+ Intermediate Class. Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Road, W3 8PP www.actonballetschool.co.uk - Bridget 020 8992 6891

WESTWAY CLIMBING | 18.00 12 to 18yrs £176 per term. 1 Crowhorne Road, W10 6RP www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk - 020 8969 0992

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 18.15 11 yrs+ Grade 5 Ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

WESTWAY CLIMBING 16.30 7 to 14yrs Junior. After school sessions. £6.25. 18.30 12 to 18yrs £176 per term 1 Crowhorne Road, W10 6RP www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk - 020 8969 0992

HOGARTH YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE INTERMEDIATES CLUB 17.00 Years 7, 8 and 9. 50p entry. Duke Road, W4 2JR www.hogarthtrust.org.uk - 020 8747 1999

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 17.30 11 yrs+ Intermediate Ballet; 18.30 11 yrs+ Grade 6 Ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL 18.00 11 to 13yrs Grade 5 Ballet; 18.45 Pointe class. Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Road, Acton W3 8PP www.actonballetschool.co.uk - Bridget 020 8992 6891/07771 905226

HOGARTH YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE SENIOR CLUB 18.45 11 yrs+. First session free, 50p thereafter. Duke Road, W4 2JR www.hogarthtrust.org.uk - 020 8747 1999

THE 3RD CHISWICK SCOUTS 19.00 10 to14yrs Scouts boys and girls. 20.00 14 to18yrs Explorers. Term time only. Scouthaven, Wilson Walk, Prebend Gardens, W4 1PT www.3rdchiswickscouts.co.uk - Neal Andrews - 07976 520747

CHISWICK SEA CADET UNIT 19.00 12 to18yrs boys and girls. The Pier House, Chiswick Pier, Corney Reach, W4 2UG www.sea-cadets.org/chiswick - 020 7654 7000

THURSDAYS CARLSON GRACIE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU 16.30 13 to 17yrs 89 Richford Street, W6 7HJ www.carlsongracieteam.org.uk - 020 8748 8855

CANALSIDE ACTIVITY CENTRE 16.30 9 to19yrs. Youth Centre with watersports. Canal Close, London W10 5AY www.rbkc.gov.uk/educationandlearning/supportservices/youthsupport/ canalsideactivitycentre/holidayprojects.aspx

SONG ACADEMY 17.00 12 to16yrs £215 a term. The Holy Trinity Church, Brook Green, Hammersmith, W6 7BL www.songacademy.co.uk - 07710 023743

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THURSDAYS continued... WILL TO WIN

CHISWICK & LATYMER CRICKET CLUB

17.00 9 to 14 yrs mini tennis green/challenger. Will to Win Chiswick, Chiswick House Grounds, W4 2RP www.willtowin.co.uk - 020 8994 1466

10.00 10yrs + Colts training. Chiswick House Grounds, Staveley Road, W4 3ES www.chiswickandlatymer.org - 020 7602 1216

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL

STAGECOACH

18.30 11yrs+ Contemporary Dance. Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Road, Acton W3 8PP www.actonballetschool.co.uk - Bridget 020 8992 6891/ 07771 905226

10.00 + 14.30 6 to16yrs. William Hogarth School, Duke Rd, W4 2JR www.stagecoach.co.uk - 020 3394 0818

W4 ART CLUB

CANALSIDE ACTIVITY CENTRE

18.45 11+yrs Kids Art Drawing Club. £124.99 for 10 weekly sessions. 58 Harvard Road, Chiswick W4 4ED www.w4artclub.com - 07789 599931

20TH CHISWICK SCOUT GROUP |

11.00 9 to19yrs. Youth centre with watersports. Canal Close, London W10 5AY www.rbkc.gov.uk/educationandlearning/supportservices/youthsupport/ canalsideactivitycentre/holidayprojects.aspx

19.30 10½ to14yrs Scouts. The Ranch, Chiswick House Car Park, Ellesmere Road, W4 2QN www.20th-chiswick-scouts.blogspot.co.uk

WILL TO WIN

FRIDAYS

CENTRE STAGE WORKSHOPS

STAGECOACH 16.30 6 to18yrs Main School. £324 a term. Strand on the Green School, Thames Road, W4 3NX www.stagecoach.co.uk - 020 3394 0818

WILL TO WIN 17.00 8 to 14 yrs Junior social drop in £12 includes pizza, crisps & squash. Chiswick, Chiswick House Grounds, W4 2RP www.willtowin.co.uk - 020 8994 1466

WESTWAY CLIMBING 18.00 12 to 18yrs £176 per term. 1 Crowhorne Road, W10 6RP www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk - 020 8969 0992

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE 18.00 11 yrs+ Senior Tap & Modern The Hayloft, 3 Bond St, W4 1QZ www.franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk - Frances Lundy 07956 312662

PARKOUR YOUTH ACADEMY 18.45 7 to19yrs. £5. Westminster Academy, 255 Harrow Road, London, W2 5EZ www.parkourgenerations.com

SATURDAYS CHISWICK SATURDAY MUSIC CENTRE 09.10 all ages. Individual & group music lessons. Chiswick School, Burlington Lane W4 (entrance gate on Staveley Road) www.chiswicksaturdaymusic.org.uk - 07513 012373

WESTWAY CLIMBING 9.30,10.30,12.30,16.00,16.30,18.00 12 to 18yrs £176 per term. 1 Crowhorne Road, W10 6RP www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk - 020 8969 0992

THEATRE STUDIO WEST 10.00 10 to13yrs TSW Youth Company; 14 to19yrs TSW Senior Company. £195 term time only. Acton Baptist Church, Church Road, Acton, W3 8PP www.theatrestudiowest.co.uk - Julie Saunders 020 8616 8846

ESTA | 10.00 7 to18yrs term time. Southfields School, Southfield Road, W4 1BD www.estatheatreschool.com - 020 8741 2843

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10.00 12 to 16yrs Challenger drop in. Will to Win Chiswick, Chiswick House Grounds, W4 2RP www.willtowin.co.uk - 020 8994 1466 11.30 12 to 16yrs £190 per term 25% discount for siblings. Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, W4 1LW www.tabardtheatre.co.uk - 020 8995 6035

POP SCHOOL & STAGE ACADEMY | 12.00 12 to16yrs Senior Stage Academy. Westside Community School, 8-30 Galena Rd, Ravenscourt Park, W6 0LT www.pssa.co.uk - Amelia Amos 07943 656092

SUNDAYS CHISWICK SEA CADET UNIT 10.00 alternate Sundays. 12 to18yrs boys and girls. The Pier House, Chiswick Pier, Corney Reach, W4 2UG www.sea-cadets.org/chiswick - 020 7654 7000

WESTWAY CLIMBING 10.30,16.30,18.00 12 to 18yrs £176 per term. 1 Crowhorne Road, W10 6RP www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk - 020 8969 0992

BRENTFORD ARMY CADET FORCE Take part in adventurous activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, archery and abseiling. Learn military skills such as drill, shooting and fieldcraft. 203 Brentford (RLC) Cadet Centre, Windmill Road, Ealing, W5 4BT www.203brentfordacf.co.uk - 020 8568 6044

THAMES YOUNG MARINERS Sailing courses for beginners Dinghy level 1 to Youth Sailing Scheme Level 4. Powerboat courses for 8-11yrs Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RX. www.surreycc.gov.uk/outdoorlearning - 01372 378901

Sign up for a 4 week beginner’s/ intermediate class (29April - 20 May 2014 12-1pm, Grove Park Studio, W4) One-to-one lessons, couples’ yoga and corporate yoga classes. www.hathayogaliving.com facebook.com/hathayogaliving contact Nicola: 07984 160578


Maggie & Rose Chiswick, 020 8994 7211 www.maggieandrose.com Soft play, cooking, art, music, dance, storytelling.

Chiswick New Pool Chiswick, 0845 456 6675 www.fusion-lifestyle.com Swimming, gym, parties.

Chiswick Theatre Arts Chiswick, 020 8742 2861 www.chiswicktheatrearts.com Ballet, tap, modern, street dance, drama, musical theatre, parties, holiday workshops.

Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre Brentford, 0845 456 6675 www.fusion-lifestyle.com Pools, gym, crèche, soft play, badminton, basketball, netball, squash, trampoline, creche.

Piccolo Play Centre Chiswick, 020 3643 2574 www.piccoloplaycentre.co.uk Indoor soft play, classes, bouncy castle, parties.

Westway Sports Centre Holland Park, 020 8969 0992 www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk Tennis, football, fives, cricket, table tennis, swimming, basketball, netball, climbing, netball, free running.

Arts Ed Chiswick, 020 8987 6666 www.artsed.co.uk Acting, singing and dance courses.

The Park Club Acton, 020 8743 4321 www.theparkclub.co.uk Indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, cricket, rugby, football, netball, martial arts, gym, crèche, indoor play area, spa, parties (open to non-members too), holiday clubs.

Laura Sevenus Chiswick, 020 8834 7442 www.sevenus.com Swimming lessons. Chiswick School Chiswick, 020 87476699 www.chiswickschool.org Outside providers supply fooball, kung fu, badminton, rugby and fitness classes.

Chinese: Czech:

Danish: Dutch:

Finnish: French:

German: Hindi:

Italian:

Japanese:

The Little Gym Chiswick Chiswick, 020 8994 3729 www.thelittlegym.co.uk Gymnastics and parties.

Roko Chiswick Bridge, 020 8747 5757 www.roko.co.uk/chiswick Gym, pool, spa, junior swimming lessons and football coaching by Sports Generation. Virgin Active Acton Acton, 020 8600 9600 www.virginactive.co.uk Swimming pools, tennis, gym, parties, crèche. Snakes and Ladders Syon Park, 020 8847 0946 www.snakes-and-ladders.co.uk Indoor soft play – due to reopen late summer. Eddie Catz Putney, 0845 201 1268 www.eddiecatz.com/putney Indoor soft play, classes, parties. Bramley’s Big Adventure Holland Park, 020 8960 1515 www.bramleysbigadventure.com Indoor soft play, parties. Gambado Chelsea, 020 7384 1635 www.gambado.com/clubs/chelsea/ Indoor soft play, parties.

Link Chinese Academy ................................

www.linkchinese.co.uk

The Czech School ........................................

www.czechschool.org.uk

Den Danske Kirke .......................................

www.danskekirke.org

De Regenboog School .................................

www.regenboogschool.org.uk

Finnish School of Kingston .........................

www.fsok.org

La Petite Ecole d’Ealing ..............................

www.petiteecoledealing.com

Deutsche Samstagschule Ealing ..................

www.germansaturdayschoolealing.co.uk

Culture Curry ...............................................

www.culturecurry.co.uk

via the Italian Consulate ..............................

www.conslondra.esteri.it

The Japanese School ...................................

www.thejapaneseschool.ltd.uk

Polish:

www.polska-szkola.org.uk Russian:

Spanish:

Azbuka ........................................................

www.azbuka.org.uk

Instituto Cervantes ......................................

www. londres.cervantes.es (Wednesday & Friday classes) CITY KIDS 23


PARTY VENUES THE LITTLE GYM CHISWICK University of Westminster Sports Ground Hartington Road, W4 3AN www.thelittlegym.co.uk 020 8994 3729 Games, music and fun activities

THE PARK CLUB East Acton Lane, W3 7HB www.theparkclub.co.uk 020 8743 4321 Parachute play, sports and themed parties

VIRGIN ACTIVE ACTON 36 Bromyard Avenue, W3 7AU www.virginactive.co.uk 020 8600 9600 Softplay & pool parties

BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN LEISURE CENTRE 658 Chiswick High Rd, Brentford, TW8 0HJ www.fusion-lifestyle.com 0845 456 6675 Softplay & pool parties

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE 1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk 020 8969 0992 Football, tennis, climbing parties

NEW CHISWICK POOL Edensor Rd, W4 2RG www.fusion-lifestyle.com 0845 456 6675 Pool parties

ARUSH King’s House School Sports Ground, Riverside Dr., W4 2SH www.arush.co.uk 07773 775 445 Outdoor Laser Combat

ARCH 197 Prebend Gardens, W6 0XT www.arch197.com 020 8987 8788 Street Dance

SNAKES AND LADDERS Syon Park, Brentford, TW8 8JF www.snakes-and-ladders.co.uk 020 8847 0946 Soft play (re-opening summer 2014)

BRAMLEY’S BIG ADVENTURE 136 Bramley Road, W10 6TJ www.bramleysbig.co.uk 020 8960 1515 Soft play, various packages

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GAMBADO CHELSEA

CHISWICK CATHOLIC CENTRE

MACBETH CENTRE

Townmead Rd, Chelsea, SW6 2PY www.gambado.com/clubs/chelsea/ 0207 384 1635 Tiger Tots, Tiger, Laser Tag and Build a Bear parties

2 Dukes Avenue, W4 2AE 020 8994 9905

Macbeth St, W6 9JJ www.hfals.co.uk (under Room Hire) From £29 per hour.

HALLS FOR HIRE 3RD CHISWICK SCOUTS Wilson Walk, Off Prebend Gardens Stamford Brook, W4 1PT 07947 354 554 Large room, kitchen and secure garden £80 for 2 hour slot. Children’s tables and chairs included.

ST MICHAEL’S CENTRE Elmwood Road, W4 3DY www.stmichaels-elmwoodroad.org Hall with stage and kitchen. Furniture for hire.

ST MICHAEL’S AND ALL ANGELS Priory Avenue, W4 1TX www.smaaa.org.uk 020 8994 1380 3 rooms available to hire from £70 per 3½ hour slot. Children’s tables and chairs for hire.

THE PIER HOUSE Corney Reach Way, W4 2UG www.chiswickpier.org.uk 020 8742 2713 Large room with kitchen facilities and river views. From £50 for 2 hour weekend slot.

PICCOLO PLAY CENTRE Hogarth Youth Centre, Duke Road, W4 2JR www.piccoloplaycentre.co.uk 07525 773 659 Choice of halls to hire from £40 per hour.

MASBRO CENTRE 87 Masbro Road, W14 0LR www.upg.org.uk - 020 7605 0800 3 halls of different sizes from £25/hour.

GROVE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE 7 Bradmore Park Road, W6 0DT 020 8741 3321 2 rooms for hirefrom £38 per hour.

ST PETER’S CHURCH PARISH ROOM Black Lion Lane, W6 9BE www.stpetersw6.org 020 8741 4848 From £30 per hour.

DORSET WHARF COMMUNITY HALL 158 Rainville Road W6 9HN www.rockingscots.co.uk/Dorsetwharfcommunityhall.html 07880 840 692 Hall and room for hire from £12 per hour.

JORDANS NURSERY Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Road, W6 0UB 020 8741 3230 2 rooms from £20 per hour

CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB 66 Upper Mall, W6 9TA www.linden-house.org 020 8748 1841

ST PAUL’S CHURCH Queen Caroline St, W6 9PJ www.sph.org/hiring 020 8748 3855 Room capacity 5-500. From £20 per hour.

ST MARY’S CHURCH HALLS 1 The Mount, Acton High Street, W3 9NW www.stmaryacton.org.uk/thechurch-halls 020 8993 0422 2 hours £95.00, 3 hours £125. Saturday availability is usually between 11.00-16.00.

ST DUNSTAN’S EAST ACTON Friars Place Lane, London, W3 7AW www.stdunstanschurch.org.uk 020 8740 1383 3 rooms for hire from £30 per hour. Kitchen facilities and furniture available.

WIN! Tickets give-away Win a family ticket to The Energy Show in London! Email: info@citykidsuk.co.uk with ENERGY in

the Closing date:

Winner chosen at random.

ST PAUL’S CHURCH 56 Grove Park Rd, W4 3SB www.stpaulsgrovepark.com 020 8994 3074 2 rooms for hire and garden.

non-transferable and are subject to availability. There are no cash alternatives, accommodation, or travel included in this prize.

CHISWICK SCHOOL

Win a family ticket to Peppa Pig’s Big

Burlington Lane, W4 3UN www.chiswickschool.org 020 8747 6699 Hall for hire.

Email: info@citykidsuk.co.uk with Peppa in

Splash! At Richmond Theatre on 17/18 May.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Closing date:

Bollo Bridge Road, W3 8AX bookings@actongreen.org Hall for hire.

Winner chosen at random. non-transferable and are subject to availability. There are no cash alternatives, accommodation, or travel included in this prize. For a full list of rules for both draws, email editor@citykidsuk.co.uk


PERFORMING ARTS

ART & DESIGN

POP & STAGE SCHOOL ACADEMY

FUN WITH FIMO CLAY

Chiswick | 4-18yrs Themed week-long camps in May half term and summer holidays. www.pssa.co.uk

PERFORM

Shepherd’s Bush & Chiswick | 4-12yrs Drama, dance and singing. www.perform.org.uk

SONG ACADEMY

Brook Green | 8-12yrs Write, produce, perform and record an original song. www.songacademy.co.uk

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN

Shepherd’s Bush | various ages www.musichouseforchildren.co.uk

THEATREBUGS CHISWICK

Chiswick | 3½-6yrs Acting, singing, dressing up. www.theatrebugs.co.uk

STAGECOACH

Hammersmith & Chiswick | 4-18yrs Summer workshops. www.stagecoach.co.uk

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE Acton & Chiswick | 4yrs+ Summer holiday classes. www.balletclasseslondon.co.uk

XBAND STUDIO SCHOOL OF ROCK POP AND MORE Ealing | 8-18yrs www.xbandstudio.com

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS

Chiswick | 4-14yrs Week long and half day courses. Performances include Matilda, Frozen, Wicked! and Tangled. www.chiswicktheatrearts.com

SHOWSTOPPERS

Chiswick | 5-11yrs God and the creative arts. 26-29th August. www.cctg.churchinsight.com

ARTS ED

Chiswick | 4-16yrs Drama, musical performances, improv & imaginative play. www.artsed.co.uk

ROCKS LANE

Acton | 6yrs+ www.funwithfimoclay.co.uk

Chiswick | 4-16yrs Multi sports and football. May half term and summer holidays. www.rockslane.co.uk

KITE STUDIOS

SPORTS GENERATION

THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE

Shepherd’s Bush | various ages May half-term and summer holiday arts and crafts. www.kitestudios.org

W1 | 7-18yrs Design workshops. www.architecture.com

Richmond | Various ages Swimming and football crash courses. May half term and summer holidays. www.sportsgeneration.co.uk Holland Park | 4-16yrs Tennis, football and climbing. May half term and summer holidays. www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk

SKATEBOARDING CLUB

SPORT

Westway | 6-14yrs May half term and summer holidays. www.chiswickschools.co.uk

CHELSEA SOCCER SCHOOLS

Barnes Summer holiday camps. www.chelseasoccerschools.co.uk

FIT FOR SPORT

Chiswick & Ealing | 3-12yrs www.fitforsport.co.uk

HARTSWOOD TENNIS CLUB Chiswick | 5-15yrs Drop-in holiday camps. www.hartswoodtennis.co.uk

WILL TO WIN

Chiswick & Fulham | 4-16yrs Week long tennis camps during May half term and summer holidays. www.willtowin.co.uk

HEATHROW GYMNASTICS

Hounslow | 4-12yrs May half term and summer holiday camps. All abilities. www.heathrowgymnastics.org.uk

RICHMOND GYMNASTICS

Kew | 5-16yrs www.richmondgymnastics.co.uk

THE LITTLE GYM CHISWICK

Chiswick | 3-12yrs 3 hour themed camps. May half term and summer holidays. www.thelittlegym.co.uk/chiswick

TWISTERS

Acton | 3-8yrs Gym, dance, art and games with healthy snacks provided. www.twisters.org.uk

MULTI-ACTIVITY CHISWICK COURSES

Acton | 5-16yrs Film making, fashion, street dance, cookery, Lego and entrepreneur workshop. Summer holidays. www.chiswickcourses.co.uk

LET ME PLAY

Hammersmith | 11-19yrs Free activities including dance, drama, sport, cookery, art, fashion and music. May half term. www.letmeplaysports2.moonfruit.com

MAD SCIENCE Various locations | 4-11yrs www.madscience.org.uk

TREEHOUSE LEARNING

Ham | 3-10yrs+ Forest school and bushcraft. www.treehouselearning.co.uk

ALBERT & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS

Hammersmith | various ages 10.30-15.30 daily. May Half Term. £25 for the whole week or £7 per day. www.albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk

MY LITTLE SEEDLINGS - GARDENING CLUB Ravenscourt Park | 3-10yrs Gardening club. May half term and summer holidays. www.chiswickschools.co.uk

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Bestselling au t h o r J o P r a t t j o i n s C I T Y KIDS to sh a r e her d e l i ci o u s and nutritious rec i p e s f o r a l l t h e f a m i l y . Madhouse C o o k b o o k b r i n g s i n s p i r a t i o n and enthusia s m b a c k t o t h e f a m i l y kitch en.

CHICKEN, CHEESE AND CORN QUESA-D -EASIES options depending on what you like and can

look a bit battered! Our household favourite and a shake of Worcestershire sauce, or grated Cheddar with sliced avocado, fresh coriander leaves and tomato salsa.

MAKES 2 adult or 4 kid-sized portions PREPARATION TIME 5 minutes COOKING TIME 12 minutes 4 flour or corn tortillas 1 handful of rocket leaves, to serve FOR THE chicken, CHEESE AND CORN FILLING 2 large handfuls of grated Cheddar cheese 2 large handfuls of leftover cooked chicken, torn into small pieces 4 tbsp sweetcorn 2 tbsp sweet chilli dipping sauce, plus extra for serving (optional) 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves

1.

ingredients. Cover with the second tortilla and cook for 2–3 minutes.

TORTILLA PIZZAS grown-ups) of all ages will enjoy. Simply spread 1 tbsp tomato purée or sundried tomato purée onto a piece of tortilla bread. Scatter over some grated Cheddar cheese (or half Cheddar and half grated

tuna, sliced olives, sweetcorn, sliced onion or halved will be top heavy. Put on a baking sheet and cook in a preheated oven at 220°C/425°F/gas 7 for 8–10 minutes until melted and just how you like it. P.S. It is well worth making one more than you think you’ll need of these as they will be gone in seconds! 26 CITY KIDS

Heat a frying pan to a medium heat. Put one tortilla in the pan

2.

Gently turn the whole quesadilla over and cook for a further 2–3 minutes until the base is golden and the cheese has melted.

3.

Remove the quesadilla from the pan and keep it warm while you cook the second one. Transfer them to a board and cut into quarters, using hot with the rocket leaves and extra chilli dipping sauce, if you like.

Taken from Madhouse Cookbook by Jo Pratt © 2013, Duncan Baird Publishers


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‘Loads of explosive experiments, fun facts and big bangs.’ (Family Travel Times)

CITY KIDS ISSUE 1  

CITY KIDS is a quarterly magazine available in Chiswick, Hammersmith, Acton and Shepherd's Bush, giving families the most comprehensive guid...

CITY KIDS ISSUE 1  

CITY KIDS is a quarterly magazine available in Chiswick, Hammersmith, Acton and Shepherd's Bush, giving families the most comprehensive guid...

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