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THE DEFINITIVE FAMILY GUIDE FOR WEST LONDON

SUMMER 2015 ISSUE 5 FREE AUTUMN 2016 ISSUE 10

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN

THE MOTHER OF ALL LISTS WHAT’S ON EDUCATION FASHION BOOKS ACTIVITIES


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hen my daughter was two she marched into nursery and never looked back. No tears, no clingy-ness, no trauma for either of us. I was pleased, if a little smug that my little girl was so self-assured. So it came as quite a shock that school was a different matter entirely. As babies, toddlers, little kids, and big kids make the transition from home to nursery to little school and big school, we speak to the experts to see how to make it as smooth a journey as possible, for everyone. As Beverley Turner reminds us on p11, having kids isn’t a learning curve, it’s “a reverse bungee from a cannon”, which is why we have the mother of all lists to guide you through the minefield that is parenting. On top of all this there’s street cool fashion, Halloween party fun, great giveaways, events galore and easy recipes from Jo Pratt for time-strapped parents. Enjoy! Victoria Evans

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WE LOVE

Ready-made heaven West Londoners, Els and Bels, create and cook nutritious, homemade dishes for children, delivering them across London. With Chicken and Pesto nuggets, 7 Veggie Pasta Bake, Fish Pie, Veggie Shepherd’s Pie, Butternut Squash and Carrot Risotto or Cottage Pie all on the menu, this new service will save you time and

From £5

fend off the fussiest of eaters.

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Top Teether It’s now possible to wear jewellery that’s not going to injure you or your baby, plus it’s useful too! Lara & Ollie’s silicon designs are bang on trend, baby-proof and perfect for sensitive gnashers.

From £8.95 www.laraandollie.co.uk

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WHAT A GEM! Avery Row’s Go Everywhere Mat (GEM) is stylish, practical, luxurious and made in the UK. It’s suitable from newborn and designed to appeal to both parents and baby. And with intentional unisex prints, the mats can be passed down.

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WE LOVE

High fives all round to West London mum Kathryn BaldreyChourio. The former primary school teacher took it upon herself to design cutlery that children could actually use, after watching them struggle during school lunchtimes. Thanks to support through crowd funding, the first sets are ready to purchase this month.

£18.00 per set www.nanasmanners.com

MAGICAL SLEEP Forivor’s reversible duvets and blankets come with a set of illustrated character cards, encouraging children to explore and understand the world around them. One side of the bedding depicts a British woodland, and on turning it over, a nighttime world full of wonder and fantasy is revealed.

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Doodle fest You’ll soon be buried under a pile of artwork brought home from school or nursery. If you can’t get away with secreting it into the recycling bin, order an art box from Doodle Nest. Fill it with your favourites and send it to the team who will work their magic and deliver you a bespoke hardback book.

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September

WHAT’S ON

Now

Now

DISCOVER GNOMES

HARRY POTTER

Hampton Gourt Palace www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace

AND THE CURSED CHILD

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Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

Head off on a family hunt for 15 colourful and specially commissioned gnomes hiding around the Hampton Court estate. Until 2 October.

Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue www.harrypottertheplay.com

The Old Vic, Southwark www.oldvictheatre.com Tim Minchin sprinkles his musical magic over the hit 1993 film, in this stage adaptation. Promises to be great fun. Until 17.

Harry’s huge stage debut has been extended. Over two nights, watch Harry grapple with the past as his son struggles with the family legacy.

15 to 24

15 to 19

OUTDOOR SCREENING:

CHISWICK BOOK FESTIVAL

ET

Chiswick www.chiswickbookfestival.net

Take a picnic to watch Spielberg’s classic tale of a homesick alien befriending a little boy, beneath a star-studded sky.

The live extravaganza promises cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and all your favourite Marvel characters.

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25

25TH ANNIVERSARY

Chiswick House & Gardens www.chiswickhousedogshow.org.uk

Chiswick Town Hall www.amandasactionclub.co.uk

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The Children’s Festival sees Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Cressida Cowell & The World of Norm’s Jonathan Meres top the bill with plenty of stories and sneak previews in the offing.

23 & 24 ARCHIKIDS

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB

The most energetic woman in pre-school classes hosts a celebration with the ultimate party.

© Theatre Alibi

The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX www.MarvelUniverseLive.co.uk

Belgrave Square, SW1 www.whereisthenomad.com

©

Richard Davenport

Now

Chiswick House Dog Show is a fun day out for everyone, particularly families and their furry four-legged friends.

Venues across the City of London www.open-city.org.uk

Archikids is a free family festival. Explore London’s iconic buildings while completing scooter trails, building Lego landscapes and designing skyscrapers!


1 to 30

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FAMILY TRAVEL SHOW

THE BIG DRAW

BOOKSTORY

Olympia www.familytravelshow.com

Venues across London and nationwide www.thebigdraw.org

Watermans, Brentford www.watermans.org.uk

A month-long celebration of arty activities taking place all over London and indeed the country. See website for further details.

A pioneering puppet musical that tells the story of books vs tablets in the digital age. Is the library a thing of the past and do people not care about books anymore?

21 to 23

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THE BABY SHOW

A JACQUELINE WILSON

Olympia www.thebabyshow.co.uk

SUPER FAN SPECIAL

Whether you’re a beach lover or an adrenaline junkie, the Family Travel Show is the place to explore new destinations.

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

1 &2

15 AFRICA ON THE SQUARE

Rose Theatre Kingston www.rosetheatrekingston.org

© Theatre Alibi

Trafalgar Square www.london.gov.uk Celebrate African arts and culture with a fantastic day of entertainment, a market, food stalls, fashion and loads for kids.

Listen to expert speakers, watch demonstrations and do some shopping at the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event this autumn.

24 to 28

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CELEBRATING OSIRIS

MY GREAT ORCHESTRAL ADVENTURE

IN THE RAILWAY CHILDREN

Royal Albert Hall www.royalalberthall.com

King’s Cross Theatre www.railwaychildrenlondon.com

A unique concert introducing kids to classical music with the help of a supernatural baton and a fun, varied score.

Watch Mr Tumble transform into the equally loved Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E Nesbit’s classic novel.

The British Museum www.britishmuseum.org

A week of fun half term activities to accompany the British Museum’s current exhibition, Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds.

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October

WHAT’S ON

The much-loved author will be talking about some of her most enduring characters and taking questions at this one-off event.

Until

30

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November

WHAT’S ON

5

5

10

FIREWORKS AT LEGOLAND

UNDERNEATH A MAGICAL MOON

ZSL LONDON FIRE WALK

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

For the first time Legoland’s end of season fireworks spectacular will light up the night skies on Fireworks Night itself.

London Zoo www.zsl.org

Lyric Hammersmith www.lyric.co.uk

Wendy Darling gazes out her window, dreaming of blue lagoons and magical moons in this reimagining of Peter Pan.

You may not want your kids to participate, but why not watch these red hot antics at the zoo?

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11 to 13

11 to 20

STEVE BACKSHALL’S WILD WORLD

BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW

EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

Royal Geographical Society www.stevebackshall.com

Olympia www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com

Venues across London www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

Demonstrations from well-known chefs including Tom Kerridge and Michel Roux Jnr, Bake Off winners and shopping. All under one roof.

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From

15

© Theatre Alibi

Steven Backshall, adventurer and wildlife presenter of CBBC’s Deadly 60, takes the audience on a tour of his inspiring expeditions.

Get the family singing and dancing at the London Jazz Festival. Highlights include Jazz for Toddlers and Family Jazz Allstars.

19 & 20

CHINESE STATE CIRCUS

BABYTO TODDLER SHOW

Richmond Theatre www.chinesestatecircus.com

ExCel www.babytotoddlerevents.co.uk

BADDIES: THE MUSICAL Unicorn Theatre www.unicorntheatre.com World class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and the legendary Shaolin Warriors are coming to Richmond for one night only. 10 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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Legoland, Windsor www.legoland.co.uk

After a sell-out run last Christmas, the baddest musical is back in town. Don’t miss your chance to see it again! Until 31 Dec.

Inaugural shopping event for parents of 0-4 yr olds with big and lesser-known brands. Plus advice from exhibitors on money, education, classes and holidays.


NEWS AMANDA’S BIG BASH

HATLEY CELEBRATES 1ST BIRTHDAY!

Amanda Frolich is celebrating 25 years of Amanda’s Action Club with a party at Chiswick Town Hall on 23rd September. She’ll be joined by Alison Wheeler, former lead singer of The Beautiful South as well as Lil Tim who was part of the choreography team at London 2012. Amanda is well-known for providing entertainment to thousands of children, but it’s her passion for giving kids a healthy and active lifestyle which keeps her motivated. She told us, “With alarming statistics about the obesity crisis in primary school children, we are here to encourage the next generation to enjoy physical development from the very start.”

DENTAL KIDS

HATLEY WILL BE CELEBRATING A YEAR IN CHISWICK THIS AUTUMN WITH A PARTY ON 1ST OCTOBER. During the day you can expect entertainers, face painting, balloons, party snacks and free gifts as well as discounts off your shopping. The Canadian brand was founded in 1984 by Alice Oldland and her husband John and began life in a small lakeside village in Quebec called Hatley. Alice’s paintings of farmyard animals were transformed by John into aprons, which led to more clothing lines and gifts. When Alice and John retired, they handed the reins to their three sons who have developed the Hatley brand worldwide.

West London’s newest dental centre is just for kids and teenagers. Dental Kids, led by Professor Dimitris Emmanouil, takes a holistic approach to wellness and child development and provides the latest prevention and treatment options. The Professor lectures at Kings College London, the University of Athens Dental School and Harvard, meaning that his patients have access to the very latest developments in dentistry for children, as well as his years of valuable experience. The practice has a bespoke playground in reception, plus a tv above the dentist’s chair.

The company is now well known for its line of children’s clothing which includes rain gear and swimwear as well as classic and comfortable women’s day wear and accessories. The three brothers Nick, Jeremy and Chris work hard to maintain the principles on which the company was founded by their parents: family, good design, quality and loads of laughs!

COOK LIKE JAMIE OLIVER This Autumn sees the launch of the latest class at Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School. Big Chef, Little Chef is a 90 minute parent and child class where you share in the creation of a dish. The first session will be on 11th September and teaches the secret to making the best pasta dough and filling. All lessons take place at Jamie’s Italian at Westfield.

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FEATURE

What

I Wish I’d Known

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by SOPHIE CLOWES

O BE A PARENT IS TO BE BLINDSIDED BY QUESTIONS such as, why do men have nipples? Do the people at the bottom of the world fall off it? Is the orange man with the weird hair going to be president of America? The parent charter reads that you will have ready answers. This is why Google and Siri are up there

with A&E staff and good teachers as vital parent go-tos. (As regards Donald Trump, your child’s judgement will be every bit as valid as any psephologist’s.)

When we have children we are told to follow our intuition. Might that be the same intuition that tells us tequila slammers are a good idea? As the new school year starts City Kids brings you the best pieces of parenting advice that we have gleaned from friends, family and those we admire.

Babies

Parenting

You will not go to hell for not being able to breastfeed.

You will treat your first baby like Granny’s fine china, the last one like a rugby ball. Both are ok.

Try not to judge the actions of fellow parents. Particularly if they have children older than yours.

Parenting books have the capacity to induce panic rather than quell it.

When a child asks you a difficult question, buy yourself some time and ask them, ‘What do you think?’

Cinderella got it right (in the 2015 film version with Lily James, at least). The tenets to being a good person are to have courage and be kind. Twofold, simple and yet über clever.

Children make mistakes. You need to figure out how to pick up the pieces.

Nature and nurture – the debate still rages. What is important is that the nurture fits the nature.

Children will copy what you do, not what you tell them to do.

Children are people. Often their ideas, unfettered by the negativity of age, will be better than yours. Often they will be terrible.

If you’re going to call a girl bossy, make sure the same behaviour in a boy warrants the same adjective. Swap the child’s gender in your head and save them from negative gender stereotyping.

Treat siblings as a team, not as competitors.

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Place a coverless hot water bottle on a wet mattress to dry it out.

Marketeers are good at their jobs. Do not listen to them. You do not need special pots for freezing baby food. Ditto nappy bins that stop the smell. A baby bath? WTF…

If you have a daughter, Google the comedic genius Tina Fey’s Prayer for My Daughter. She provides no answers but knowing that Tina Fey fears the same stuff as us is comfort enough.

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FEATURE

Practical Stuff

Education

A rolled-up towel, blanket or swimming noodle placed under the sheet on the side of a bed is the perfect alternative to a plastic bed rail. A pillow on the floor softens any fall.

Release yourself from the burden of homework by finding a local sixth-former with gumption to lead your child through this minefield.

Instead of buying a bigger car when you have your third child, try buying narrower car seats.

Write your phone number on your child’s arm or get temporary tattoos with it on for when you are in a crowded place.

The subject of schools will dominate your conversation for years. You will worry that you haven’t got it right. You will make the best decision possible at the time.

Tutors. Eventually you will realise that every child you know is being tutored. The price is exhorbitant.

Getting a secondary school place in London is up there with moving house and divorce as far as stress levels go.

School clothes do not need to be washed and ironed every day for who is to know if it is today’s dirt and creases or yesterday’s?

Get your babysitter to come early enough to cover tea, bath and bed. It’s called getting your money’s worth…

The first time you encourage your small child to try fizzy water, lemon and/or ice cream they will pull the best surprised face of their life. This is permitted cruelty.

Kitchen roll when upright makes an exemplary ice cream cone stand.

A balloon is a winning present every time. It fits in an envelope, can be used for tennis, football, volleyball or wet farting noises.

If you choose/are offered a poor fit of secondary school when your child is 11, you may get a second stab at 13.

Academic achievement is overrated. Education is a much broader, rounded effort.

Where you come in a family, oldest, youngest or in the middle, will inform much of your life. It is impossible to know what it’s like to be someone of a different rank.

Never go the beach without talcum powder - it cleans all sand off sticky, salty bottoms, balls (both kinds) and feet.

If you can (sort of) afford private education for a few years only, make it the middle ones. The longer days and extracurricular activities will help stem teenage boredom and keep your kids out of trouble.

The positive power of sport is jaw-droppingly brilliant. Friendships are born this way. Sport is fun.

Wipes. Handbag, kitchen table, car. They are indispensable.

Expensive holidays are wasted on children younger than eight. However, they may not be a waste for the exhausted parents.

Sport is for girls too. Read sports journalist Anna Kessel’s Eat Sweat Play to learn why.

A simple guideline for holidays is that it has to be easier, better and more comfortable than home. The Luxury Family Hotels range in this country is popular for a reason.

Good mental and physical wellbeing can, for the most part, be maintained with three things: a good diet, enough exercise and sufficient sleep. This is the non-negotiable holy trinity.

Technology •

Technology is wonderful when used wisely. If you don’t want your children playing certain games, don’t give them access. Simple…

Try to get your child into a sport or hobby when they are young so that they have an interest to distract them from screens when they are teens.

…except if you are being a stick-in-the-mud luddite. Get with the programme.

You will know you are old when you ask your children how to work every piece of tech you own. Live with it.

The bedroom is a sanctuary for sleep and, as such, should be a screen- and homework-free zone. (We repeat) sleep is the basis of good physical and mental health. For life.

Have a family computer in a living space where the screen can be seen by everyone. You can see what your children are doing online and they will learn the vital skill of being able to work with background noise.

Let your children read your phone messages and know your access code. This will give you leverage with their phones. Do as you would be done by.

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his list is not meant to be dictatorial and is certainly not exhaustive. Being a parent, however, is exhausting. Sometimes it all becomes overwhelming. That is when you need to call on your friends and slam those tequilas. You can then discuss the important things in life, such as why do men have nipples? And if you can explain the appeal of an orange man with a seedy comb-over then you have drunk too much. Call a babysitter for the morning after. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 13


BEVERLEY TURNER

LEARNING CURVES

In education or corporate speak a ‘Learning Curve’ is officially the rate at which one progresses in gaining new skills or experience. When it comes to parenthood, can we please ditch the gentle, enticing ‘curve’ bit for a sheer, terrifying, vertical ascent, endured at a G-force-inducing speed that rollercoaster scientists can merely fantasise about? This isn’t a learning curve. It’s a reverse bungee from a cannon holding hands with Tim Peake. There you were, your substantial brain power absorbed all those years by study, work, social diary management and office gossip, when suddenly your periods stop, your boobs get big and your mind becomes imbued with words, facts and NHS protocol previously unimagined, and all usual means of control are rendered obsolete. “What do you mean I must wait an hour for my midwifery appointment? What is a low-lying placenta? What is Braxton Hicks? Why the hell is everyone I meet doing Hypnobirthing? Will we ever cope as parents?”

You’re sent home to teach yourself how to breast-feed thanks to appalling postnatal support for new mums and weep at the desperate crossroads of carrying on or giving up. You had no idea how hard this would be. On top of this, you’ve signed up to a hands-on crash-course of baby care including modules on nappy-changing, dressing, bathing, swaddling, winding, rocking, pushing and slingwearing with extra credits for mollifying two sets of grandparents; placating potential Godparents and updating well-meaning friends on Facebook who send sad faces if you haven’t posted a baby picture in the last five minutes.

[Parenthood] isn’t a learning curve; it’s a reverse bungee from a cannon holding hands with Tim Peake.

But you read, you listen, you attend groups and soak up knowledge with an absorbency that ‘Always’ would be proud of. Yes, you’re on the ‘curve’ with your over-head harness strapped on, but – brace yourself – Mother Nature’s finger is merely hovering over the button. One day you yell from the loo, “I think I lost my mucus plug!” and hubby mumbles, “Where did you last see it?” (he also learnt a tonne of stuff…just maybe not quite as much as you) and a baby arrives! It’s that simple. As if.

It seems that everyone else is breezing along, dipping their fingers into a cool stream of contentment while you lurch from hour to hour, unsure of every…little...god-damn…thing and straining to remember who you used to be and what that life felt like. There is no graduation ceremony; pay-rise or commendation. But there is a heart-melting, inexplicable, species-ensuring love that keeps you getting up in the night and smiling at the scent of their lips, even when they’ve crapped over three consecutive babygros at 2.45am.

During labour you learn that there are incredible, unknown people catching babies with kindness and compassion (you may also learn that there are some who do so without such qualities). You experience sensations that are purely unique to birth and discover exactly what the human body is capable of. You look in your partner’s eyes and know that whatever happens in the future you went through this shit together. Then your seconds-old baby looks you in the eye and the turbo-power of the knowledge ‘curve’ is given a time-bending boost. But for a moment you’re no longer flying skyward but falling into a deep and terrifying love for this new human who you must keep alive.

Can I offer any words of comfort? Does the ‘curve’ ever slow and bend or the pressure lift? Not really. But you will never feel that same terror of transformation that comes with a first baby. All major sacrifices have been made by the time number two comes along (lie-ins, spontaneity, impromptu sex) and the chances are you will enjoy the experience of getting to know your baby infinitely more. But no matter how old our children become, it seems that we never hop off the ‘curve;’ it merely changes as we cram our frazzled brains with facts on childcare, schools, friendships, exams, music lessons, sports teams…and on, and on and on…So perhaps, given that we spend so much time educating our kids about the world, we should take a moment to consider how much they teach us – and acknowledge that although we’re knackered - we’re a lot wiser for it.

... you will never feel that same terror of transformation that comes with a first baby.

Suddenly you learn that it never actually mattered if your bosoms looked good in a t-shirt (damn those years of self-doubt!) as they were intended all-along to feed a hungry little munchkin looking for antibodies. Who knew?! And, perhaps you learn that after years of being quite fond of your vagina you now view it with a certain anger as you lower yourself into yet another soothing bath.

Beverley Turner runs www.thebloomingbunch.co.uk and hosts Sunday Mornings on LBC Radio at 10am.

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SHARKY & GEORGE

HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ALL ABOUT TRICK OR TREATING. INJECT SOME MORE NOVELTY FUN WITH SOME OF SHARKY & GEORGE’S GHOULISH GAMES.

George Whitefield (left) & Charlie Astor

Ghostly Loo Roll Bowling Get 10 new loo rolls and in black marker draw some scary eyes on each one. Stack them up in a pyramid with five on the bottom row, then 4, 3, 2 and 1 on the top. Depending on the age of the players take 10 paces back and create a line behind which to throw from. Each child has three pumpkins to throw down the ‘alley’ and knock as many of them down as possible. Mummies Split the group into two teams and give them 5 loo paper ghosts each. The teams then nominate a ‘Mummy’ who, on the word ‘go’, must be completely wrapped in as much loo roll as possible. The winners are the team which has wrapped their mummy the most effectively in two minutes. A second quick competition is to challenge the teams to unwrap their mummy and sit down the fastest. Giants, Wizards and Trolls This game is very similar to the ever-popular “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, but much more active! The game is best played in a gym or other similar room. Divide the children into two teams. The teams gather at opposite ends of the gym and decide which creature they want to be for the first round: either Giants, Wizards or Trolls. The whole team must be the same creature. When both teams have decided, they line up, facing the other team, in the middle of the space. Everyone together yells “Giants! Wizards! Trolls!” and then whatever creature their team has decided to be. For example, a team who is Giants would yell: “Giants! Wizards! Trolls! GIANTS!” Now here’s the catch: Giants step on Trolls (i.e. Giants beat Trolls), Trolls tickle Wizards, and Wizards zap Giants. In each round, whichever team “beats” the other team must chase the losers 20 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

back towards their side of the gym. For example, if one team yells “Giants!” and the other yells “Trolls!”, the Giants have won (remember Giants step on Trolls). So the Giants chase the Trolls back to their side of the gym. Anyone on the losing team to be tagged before they can touch their wall of the gym now belongs to the other team. In rounds where both teams end up being the same creature, consider it a tie and start over. Play the game until most of the children are on one team. In addition, there are actions to do for each of the creatures during the yell that starts off each round. Giants: raise arms high overhead; Wizards: arms in front of body as if throwing a magic spell; Trolls: hunch down curl arms inwards. Pumpkin Pop Get enough orange balloons so that each child has two. Tie an elastic band into the knot when inflating them and place the ‘pumpkins’ around each ankle of each child. Choose some cool Halloween music and when you press play the children must dash around trying to smash the other children’s pumpkins. The last few children with unsmashed pumpkins are the winners! Witches Hat Rings For this you need six witches hats and a packet of glow bracelets. Place the six hats in a triangle close together, make up lots of magic glowing circles (quoits) with two of the bracelets making up one circle and finally make a line behind which the children can throw the magic circles. The children get a point for each ring the get over the point of the witches hats. You can score this in teams or individually and add a few bracelets to the rings to make the game easier if needs be. www.sharkyandgeorge.com


STORAGE FOR

10 TIPS

COMPACTSPACES 1.

To the top - think vertically and take it up to the ceiling. Most people neglect their ceiling height... a triple bunk bed takes up the same floor footprint as a single bed leaving valuable additional space. Children love sleeping stacked one above one another, and with more room space for them to play in, it’s win win.

2.

Build it in - it’s amazing how much you can pack into a small area if you go bespoke. It needn’t cost the earth, but the big advantage is you can utilize every millimetre of space to best advantage (and no nasty gaps where things don’t quite fit!). A cabin bed can have cupboards and drawers tucked underneath, a bookcase and wardrobes at one end (or both) and even a desk if designed well. It’s worth thinking about future needs too when going bespoke so you get the best out of the process.

3.

Off the floor - wall mounting furniture will make a room feel bigger - it’s all about seeing under and around things that tricks the eye into thinking a space is bigger than it is. If you can, mount cupboards so they sit off the floor, the look is really quite dynamic.

4.

Take storage to the ceiling - buy wardrobes and storage that go all the way up to ceiling height to give as much storage as possible. The more you can pack away into cupboards, the less cluttered a room will feel. Seasonalising wardrobes enables you to keep current clothing within easy reach for little ones, whilst those not needed can be popped at the top until needed.

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Bookshelves - if there is limited space in the bedroom for a bookcase, and your little one is a bookworm, is there space on the landing for a one? Selecting a nightly read on their way to bed could also be a great way of creating into a good night time routine.

6.

Truckles - are fab space savers, but they don’t have to accommodate a spare bed for an occasional sleepover. If space is at a premium, use a truckle drawer to house extra clothes or to keep your child’s precious things close at hand. You can always keep a blow up single mattress and pump handy in the drawer for sleepovers... and what child doesn’t like sleeping on an airbed

7.

Trunks v chairs - in a compact room, a trunk will win any time. It provides valuable storage, takes up little space and you can pile cushions on top to transform it into a snug little seat. Multipurpose furniture is a must in small-scale spaces.

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Keep the detailing simple - sleek, flat fronted, handle-less storage looks far less cluttering than fussy detailing with lots of colour. They are easy to wipe clean and if you paint the walls the same colour as the units, they will recede into the background, making the room feel larger than it is.

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Shelves or bedside tables - both, if you can spare the room. A bedside table can house a little night light and a safe place for a glass of water and a bedtime book (as well as valuable storage space). But consider also a slim wall shelf mounted next to the bed. It isn’t taking up precious floor space but still provides access for night time comforts.

Build it in

Trunks vs Chairs

Off the Floor

10. ... and finally - although not strictly storage, keep colour to a minimum and use it where it will be a key focus. Too much colour will always make a small room feel more enclosed and messy. The adage “less is more” is so true! How about using a funky wallpaper or fluorescent paint inside a wardrobe for a surprising wow factor! Who knows, it may even encourage little ones to tidy up regularly...

Regularly de-cluttering a room can be cathartic; be ruthless with old playthings by giving quality items to charity, and if you can’t part with precious, memory filled toys and clothes, find space in the loft for them. You’ll then have fresh space for creating new memories. Mandy Colliss, owner of children’s home decor site www.funkylittledarlings.co.uk and specialist children’s interior designer. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 21


FOOD BY JO PRATT

A

fter the summer holidays, getting back into the swing of nursery or school runs, work and general day to day jobs can be a bit of a shock.

Here are two time-busting recipes to ease the pain and make light work in the kitchen. My Fish Finger Tortillas is what I call a flexi-recipe – either a family meal, or one where the kids eat earlier and the adults enjoy the meal (perhaps with a glass of wine) when the kids are in bed. Prepare and freeze the fish fingers ahead of time, then just cook when you need them.

And what better than a fast restaurant-style pudding that will beat having plain fruit or yogurt for dessert any day of the week. Of course, if you have a kitchen blowtorch, using that will be quicker than putting it under the grill, and adds drama to the recipe. The best bit of all is cracking the top of the brûlées with the spoon – the kids love it (and so do I!).

FISH FINGER TORTILLAS MAKES 2 adult or 4 kid-sized portions PREPARATION TIME 10 minutes COOKING TIME 6 minutes 250g / 9oz thick fish fillet, such as salmon, cod, haddock, pollock or other white fish 2 tbsp plain/all-purpose flour 1 egg, lightly beaten 75g/2.oz / 3/4 cup breadcrumbs 2–3 tbsp olive oil a pinch of sea salt (optional) 1.

Cut the fish into 12 finger shapes and season lightly with salt, if you like.

2.

Put the flour, egg and breadcrumbs into three separate medium sized sandwich bags or shallow bowls. First, coat the fish fingers, a few at a time, in flour, then egg and finally turn gently in the crumbs so they are evenly coated. (The fish fingers can be prepared to this stage and kept in the refrigerator for a day or frozen for up to 3 months.)

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In the Mood for Quick Family Food by Jo Pratt, published by Nourish Books


FOOD BY JO PRATT

FRUIT AND YOGURT BRULÉES MAKES 2 adult or 4 kid-sized portions PREPARATION TIME 5 minutes COOKING TIME 2 minutes 100-150g / 3-5oz fresh soft fruit, such as plums, berries, banana or mango a few drops of vanilla extract, rosewater or orange flower water 300ml / 10fl oz / scant 1 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 50g / 1oz / scant 1 3/4 cup caster sugar 1.

If the fruit is large, cut it into smaller pieces and spoon into the base of individual ramekin dishes. Mix the vanilla extract into the yogurt and spoon on top of the fruit. Smooth over the surface, cover and keep in the refrigerator if not eating straight away.

2.

Preheat the grill to its hottest setting. Sprinkle the caster sugar over the yogurt in a thick, even layer. Put the ramekins onto a baking sheet and grill for 1–2 minutes until the sugar melts and is golden and bubbling. Remove from the grill and the sugar will set almost straight away. Serve immediately.

3.

4.

To cook, heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the oil. If you plan on cooking just a few, use less oil. Once hot, add the fish fingers and cook for 2–3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through. Alternatively, if you have the oven on, lightly toss the fish fingers in the oil, put on a hot baking sheet and cook for about 6 minutes until golden, turning halfway. (If cooking from frozen, add a couple of minutes on each side, and fry or bake until completely cooked through.) Once the fish fingers are cooked, either warm your tortillas in the microwave or lightly toast under the grill/broiler, then tailor-make your tortillas to everyone’s liking. Serve hot.

TO SERVE

Tortilla bread or wraps Choose any accompaniment, including: T¿ shredded lettuce or rocket T¿ tomato salsa, hot pepper sauce, ketchup T¿ mayonnaise (flavoured with garlic, lime or lemon juice), sour cream T¿ sliced tomatoes T¿ sliced avocado T¿ Home-made or shop-bought guacamole

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EDUCATION

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES How to survive the first term The first sign may have been the Thomas train hurled across the room; the book slammed shut; or the lovingly prepared pasta pesto on the floor: it’s early September and things at home are not as they should be. Your darling - just starting nursery, primary or secondary - is struggling. Welcome to the world of a child in their first term of an educational step-change. The symptoms are remarkably similar across the ages: exhaustion, sulks, the occasional tantrum. And that’s just you. Imagine what it’s like for your poor kid. For all those struggling, we’ve pulled together a first term survival guide with tips from teachers and educational experts. Let’s face it, we all do the prep: we read starting-nursery picture books with our toddlers, we play word games with our four-year-olds, and we practice the bus route with our 11-year olds. But no matter what we do, there’s always a moment, however brief, where we think, is this the new real? The answer, obviously, is no; but here are some tips to refer to in the next month or two.

Park Tuition and Education Consultants. Give your little one a kiss and cuddle and make your exit quickly; if you’re worried call the nursery later to check in. In most cases, children settle very quickly once their parent leave. Ask if your son or daughter can bring in a special toy as a transition object. 2.

Keep an eye on how tired your child is. It’s not unusual that children have to drop a nap when they start nursery, so allow your son or daughter to miss a day occasionally if necessary. If childcare doesn’t permit that, go for an early bedtime. Regardless, just being at nursery can be exhausting, so be as flexible as possible. “You want it always to be something to look forward to, so play it by ear, and see how they are handling it,” Hook says.

3.

Encourage independence. Children are empowered by small acts of independence: maybe it’s putting on their shoes, or their coats, or simply parking their scooter in the scooter park. Those small moves can go a long way to making the child feel in control. You’ll also likely be reinforcing what they are being encouraged to do at nursery.

4.

Remember, it’s nursery, not school. Not a few parents worry that nursery isn’t academic enough. Sarah Raffray, headmistress at St. Augustine’s Priory, an all-through girl’s school in Ealing, says, “We’re not looking at output when they are so little. Nursery is about learning through play, about learning to learn.” Hook adds that every school introduces reading and phonics at Reception, so don’t worry too much about anticipating that in Nursery. “When they’re ready, they’re ready,” she says, adding that I-Spy and reading picture books together can lay a strong foundation for phonics and reading.

FROM HOME TO NURSERY Moving from the security of home to a room filled with at least a dozen other two- and three-year-olds is a shock to the system.

by CHRISTEN JAMAR

FROM NURSERY TO PRIMARY This can be an easier transition, particularly if the child is going to primary in the same setting as their nursery; or if the child has an older sibling at the school. Still, it can be quite a change. 1.

Manage the separation sensitively. If the nursery offers a period of transition, where you can sit in the room while your child gets comfortable, by all means take advantage of it. However, at some point you will need to leave, and for many kids, anticipating that moment is the hardest part. “Every teacher will tell you that [a child] will keep crying as long as his or her parent is in sight,” says Sabine Hook, former primary teacher and early years educational consultant at Holland

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1.

Talk to your child about how Reception is different from nursery. Ask your child’s teacher if you can have a copy of the weekly timetable, and talk to your child about what the plan is that day, Rebecca Leviston, Head of Lower School at Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School (RPPS), recommends. In some schools, children may travel to a different room for an art class - and the simple act of navigating a bigger space can seem overwhelming.


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2.

Keep an open line of communication with your child’s teacher. “It’s best to open up and talk to us about your child. It’s really important that as teachers that we really understand them as people,” Leviston says. She points out that some children make it very clear that they are struggling, which can make a teacher’s job easier. However, others keep their emotions in check at school and express them at home. Make sure you raise any concerns to the teacher.

3.

Keep increasing your child’s independence. Make sure that their toilet use is as independent as possible; go back to old training routines should there be any regression, Leviston says. Also, encouraging the use of a knife and fork at home can increase confidence at school lunchtime.

4.

Remember they all get there in the end. Reception is really about physical development, communication, understanding rules, and working with others, Hook reminds us. Be patient with the academics: some children gallop ahead while others take it more carefully. Raffray cautions parents not to compare their children to others. Advancing through the reading scheme, for example, “is not trophy-hunting,” she says. Educators also advise to not worry too much about homework. “You can actually hinder their learning by putting that subtle pressure on children,” Leviston says. Again, the message is, trust the school. “No matter what your child goes through, we have seen through a diversity of experiences that they always get there in the end,” Leviston says.

PRIMARY TO SECONDARY The move to secondary marks a dramatic shift in independence, which can make for a tricky transition for both child and parent. 1.

Big kids are small again. The most obvious change in secondary is physical. “A lot of youngsters come into secondary having been a big fish in small pond [at primary]; they are suddenly swamped in terms of the size of the school

and the size of students,” says Camilla Smiley, secondary school consultant at Holland Park Tuition and Education Consultants. St. Augustine’s Priory’s Raffray agrees: “Moving up is a challenge. It’s the sense of being one child in the midst of hundreds.” Add to this that now your Year 7 child is moving from class to class for different subjects, and they are often overwhelmed. “The learning curve is very sharp,” Smiley says. 2.

Help your child get organised. Here a little help goes a long way. Help them get their backpack ready the night before. Smiley recommends printing out a copy of the timetable and hanging it near where your child stores his or her bag so they have it to hand when they pack. Help them think through what homework is due the next day, later in the week and next week to foster basic study skills.

3.

Be proactive with the teacher. Compared to the cozy relationship that you may have had with your child’s primary teachers, secondary teachers are necessarily much more removed. For one, your child has different teachers for each subject; and secondly, as your child is likely to be getting to school on their own, you don’t have the daily interaction of drop-off. Smiley recommends reaching out early to the form teacher by email or in person to establish a relationship.

4.

Keep an eye on homework. Year 7s tend to be very keen to get things right in all aspects of school (Smiley says not to expect this to last past Year 9!) and can overwork their homework. Most teachers will recommend an amount of time to spend on a particular assignment. Review that timetable with your child, and speak to the teacher if they consistently go over the recommended time.

By Christmas, hopefully, you’ll have been through the worst of it. In fact, as often as not, the simple act of returning after the first halfterm makes what was once so strange and scary seem familiar. Regardless of when it happens, though, remember, as Raffray says “Every child really is unique; that’s not just the school talking.” CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 25


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STEAM-ING HOME Three at-home experiences for your budding scientist by AHRANI LOGAN

As the nights draw in, try these fun, indoor, at-home STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) activities. These three simple experiments encourage curiosity using objects sitting around the house.

FLOATING FIREWORKS With Guy Fawkes around the corner, you can create your own spectacular display of colour without lighting a single sparkler!

WHAT YOU NEED T¿ T¿ T¿ T¿

Clean empty jam jar Water Bowl Food colouring

Fill the jar with water. Measure out three to four tablespoons of oil (whatever is handy in the kitchen) into the bowl. Add drops of different food colouring to the oil and mix gently with a fork. Then, carefully pour the oil/food colouring mix into the jar of water. The food colouring slowly sinks out of the oil and dissolves in the water, creating a mini firework visual effect.

HOW IT WORKS The food colouring dissolves in water and not oil. As the oil is less dense than water; it floats to the top; while the droplets of food colouring sink to the bottom; dissolving and dispersing in the water on the way. TOP TIP Food colouring will mix so don’t over-stir!

GROW THE GUMMY BEAR

BUILD A BRIDGE

Any gummy bears sweets leftover from Halloween? Prepare to make them grow.

Building is always fun; try this nifty little engineering project without the risk of stepping on any blocks!

WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU NEED

T¿ Glass or bowl T¿ Water T¿ Gummy Bear

T¿ Three paper cups T¿ Paper T¿ 12 x 1p coins

Place the gummy bear in a glass or bowl of water. Record what it looks like over time. Leave for four to ten hours. Has your gummy bear grown?

HOW IT WORKS The gummy bear absorbs water, a bit like a sponge, through osmosis. Osmosis is a process by which molecules (in this case water) move from an area of high concentration (the glass/bowl) to an area of low concentration (the gummy bear), causing the bear to swell. If you leave the bear long enough it will completely dissolve.

Place two cups on a solid surface and set the sheet of paper on top to build a bridge. Place the third cup on the centre of the paper. Does it hold? Add coins one by one to the balanced cup. Count how many are needed until the “bridge” gives way. Now take a second sheet of paper and fold it so it resembles a concertina. Repeat the experiment with this piece of paper. How many coins can be added to the balancing cup until the bridge gives way? This is a fun challenge to do with friends. The concertina “trick” will always win. Check out the difference between many, smaller folds and fewer, larger folds.

HOW IT WORKS Everything exerts a force, including the cup. The cup exerts a downward force on the flat paper; as it gets heavier with coins, the paper gives way. Folding the paper spreads the force across more paper, allowing it to support more weight than a flat piece of paper. Larger, fewer folds work better than many, smaller folds to support the weight of the cup as it is filled with pennies. Try it and see! CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 29


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SCHOOL OPEN DAYS ARTS ED 11yrs+ co-ed www.artsed.co.uk

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EDUCATION

SCHOOL DIARIES

In the last issue we introduced you to two new schools meeting demand for places in West London: Falkner House Boys’ School and Ealing Fields. For the next year we’ll be following the Heads of both as they give us a behind the scenes look of how they’ve built their schools. In this issue we discover that finding a building to house a school is not a straight-forward task.

by ANITA GRIGGS

For four years, our family dreams of starting a boys’ school centered on finding the right property. After many false starts, on 2nd November 2015, we learned of a building for sale in Earls Court. On paper, it seemed perfect: educational planning, right size, right feel, right area, playground. Could this finally be it?

Just two days later we had a family tour of the property. It was love at first sight; and we decided then and there to go for it. It was going to be tight: the sellers wanted final offers in only a few weeks and contracts exchanged by Christmas. The competition was intense and we knew from experience that buildings like this were scarce. By mid-November we had a positive meeting with the bank but there was still no concrete financing. We needed a business plan and to determine the conversion costs. How we were going to finance it all? We were moved by a heart-warming offer of financial support from Falkner House families but decided to press on with external bank financing. Bidding on the property started mid-December, and as luck would have it, it went to a second round of bids just as we were off on a long-haul holiday with minimal access to communications. We placed our final offer over a bad line from the Recife airport café; and then we received the very exciting confirmation over an island breakfast. What relief and celebration! We spent our holiday en famille happily debating: what would be the approach to maths, which reading schemes and history topics? House names? Uniforms? Sports? It was becoming very real. Then in January, after a tense month of financial wrangling, the deal was done. Falkner House Boys’ School would open in September 2017 with a co-ed Nursery and a small initial Reception class, moving gradually to a two-form entry with 36 boys per year group. We began clearing the building, and as it opened up there were more exciting questions to answer. Should there be a dining room combined with a hall? Should the Nursery be on the ground floor? Should we replace the staircase? We spent hours and hours thinking about staircases—why am I so rubbish at thinking in 3D? There were sketches on backs of envelopes everywhere. But by March, with the aid of an architect, we had a clear plan; and on 1st July building work commenced…

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As you read this, Ealing Fields has opened its doors. It’s not been an easy path from the dream of opening a new secondary school in Ealing, to welcoming our first cohort of students; but now there are 120 11-year-olds making their way to school, wearing their Ealing Fields’ school colours of purple and grey.

by LEE FAITH

We knew early on what sort of school we wanted to open - one that encouraged students to love challenges and approach them calmly, confidently and with creativity. One where they enjoy effort and keep on learning – even when the going gets tough. So our immediate challenge was finding a home that would accommodate this vision. With a widely acknowledged dearth of available sites throughout London, we have moved into temporary accommodation for our early years at the Eversheds Sports Grounds (which are also our permanent playing fields). I won’t pretend it is ideal as it isn’t our permanent home. But it’s a solid structure with room for what we consider to be essential to our mission. And sitting on four and half acres of green space, set against a nature reserve and the River Brent, we have a remarkably rural space for an urban school. Education budgets are tight; and a temporary site is often afforded what is less than the bare minimum. Still, pushing against the bureaucracy, we have managed to build in a fully operational kitchen, with meals cooked on site, which will enable us to have family dining for students and teachers, and gastronomy lessons that explore everything from food nutrition to the ethical sourcing of food. Another difficult space to achieve in a temporary site is a science laboratory; but, again, understanding that as key to achieving our mission, we have squeezed money out of our temporary site budget to manage that as well. It’s not all been fighting over our budget needs though. Recently we had the fun of choosing our House names, all after Ealing notables: Byron, for Lady Byron, Lord Byron’s widow and founder of Ealing Grove School; Perceval, for Prime Minster Spencer Perceval (18091812); Yeats, for William Butler Yeats, who lived in Ealing during his school years; and Chambers, for Dorothea Chambers, multipletime Wimbledon Ladies Singles champion in the early 20th century.


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his Autumn, Ga Ga Theatre tours the South East with their latest show – Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave by Quentin Blake. We have a family ticket to give away for any of the shows. The show is perfect for all the family and particularly aimed at kids under eight. Eager young minds will be swept along with Mrs Armitage and her custom-built surfboard and dog, Breakspear as they search for the big wave.

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To celebrate the launch of its tasty new snacks Organix Goodies is giving away three hampers for your little ones to munch, crunch and nibble away at the new foods. There’s also a lunch bag, a hat and water bottle for your little explorer’s adventures. The new snacks include puffcorn, a fun bite sized alternative to popcorn, with no hard kernels, and mini cheese and chive breadsticks packed in handy portion sized bags. All the foods come with the Organix No Junk Promise, a stamp of reassurance they are made with the very best organic ingredients and contain nothing unnecessary, so your little one gets great tasting snacks without the junk. To enter the draw go to www.citykidsmagazine.co.uk Entries close at midnight on 30th September. www.organix.com #bigtastesforlittleadventures CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 33


BOOK REVIEW

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he holidays have whizzed past and with the kids going back what better time to head to your local bookstore and stock up on some new reads.

PRE-SCHOOLER

PRIMARY

PRIMARY

Hiding Heidi by Fiona Woodcock (Simon & Schuster)

Everybody Feels… Sad! by Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling (QED Publishing)

Nature’s Tiny Miracle: Bee by Britta Teckentrup (Little Tiger)

This gorgeous debut by picture book author and illustrator Fiona Woodcock weaves in a lovely theme of friendship and compromise. Young Heidi loves to play hide and seek and is the mistress of disguise much to the annoyance of her friends. So when she throws a party and decides on the usual party game, her pals search high and low but she’s so good at hiding they continue the party without her making Heidi realise that it’s time to include the games all her friends like to play.

Great for tackling emotions, the Everybody Feels series explore different feelings children may be experiencing in an approachable and relatable way. In Everybody Feels…Sad! the book is divided into two separate stories told from the child’s point of view. One features a girl called Chloe who has lost her toy elephant and the other is about a young boy called Omar whose cat has to be put to sleep. Both stories look at why the characters are sad and how that sadness is resolved (Chloe’s pet is found, Omar gets two kittens), but it also gives brilliant practical advice for parents on how to work through sadness, whatever the situation. This includes tips on discussion points, using art and roleplay to help facilitate their emotions. With warm illustrations that bring to life very real circumstances this is a must for helping children navigate the ups and downs in life.

Another stunning book by the uber talented Britta Teckentrup. A joy to read on so many levels it charts the amazing work of the not so humble bee. With ever decreasing numbers, this book is a stark reminder of the vital work they do as we follow our bee from flower to flower. Teckentrup’s work is a visual delight and every page features a cut out where you can peep through and see our bee in action.

Beautifully illustrated by Woodcock who has worked on animated films, commercials, and West End shows, her whimsical style still packs a punch whilst subtly celebrating the skills that all children possess.

The series also includes feeling scared, happy, and angry.

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Coupled with her intricate collage work the tale is told through rhyme with the closing sentences summing the whole book up nicely: “As the bees fly on through buds and burrs, a tiny miracle occurs. For every plant and flower you see was given life by one small bee.”


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JUNIOR Alpha, Bravo Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes by Sara Gillingham (Phaidon) Nonfiction topics are going through a much-needed resurgence and this visually arresting reference book takes the subject of nautical codes to a whole new level and brings them to life. Any child with a love of boats will find this hugely fascinating as it details the phonetic alphabet, morse code, flag meaning, semaphore facts about a variety of boats. I’m not sure how handy it would be knowing the ‘Keep clear of me: I am engaged in trawling’ flag will be on a day trip down the Thames, but there is plenty of flags which could be made on a rainy day to reenact any given circumstance. One for geeky girls and boys who loves facts and hand signals.

JUNIOR

SECONDARY

The Other Alice by Michelle Harrison

Here I stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom

Everyone can relate to writing a story and not finishing it – imagine if that story held the clues to a mystery. That’s the premise of this gripping drama written by the award-winning Michelle Harrison. When Alice goes missing, it’s down to her brother Midge to find her. But where to begin? When he discovers a novel she hadn’t completed, The Museum of Unfinished Tales, it’s down to him to uncover the clues and track her whereabouts. The problem is the villains in her tale have come to life and are loose in the town. Can Midge and his friends Gypsy and Piper (also characters from the story) find Alice before it’s too late?

For those young adults who are socially aware and politically-minded this collaboration between Amnesty International and Walker will be just the ticket. Written by twenty-five celebrated authors and illustrators including Neil Gaiman, Matt Haig, Sarah Crossan, Chris Riddell and Frances Hardinge, this collection of stories and poems keeps alive the debate around human rights.

This is a genuinely, page turning read. Harrison keeps the story moving on at a fast pace, there’s also enough intrigue and suspense by the bucket load. Plus, there’s enough magic realism to add another layer of interest. A cracking read.

Despite the fact that many rights and freedoms have been won, there’s still a long way to go and this book reminds of that fact. Told with a mix of humour, sadness and truth, they all have a powerful and poignant theme running through them as they explore topics such as execution, war and people who are marginalised in society. An truly thought-provoking read for teens and adults alike. All royalties go to Amnesty International and you can follow the debate on #hereIstand

by SHARON FRIED-JONES Sharon Fried-Jones is a west London mum, who by day is the Head of Marketing and Digital for the charity Book Trust which inspires a love of reading in children, and by night is an aspiring children’s author with a love of clashing clothes and picture books who longs for a good night’s sleep.

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THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 Various classes 4mths-5yrs Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com/f/chiswick | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 Newborn-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 09.30 1-2yrs Twisters 1 10.30 2-3yrs Twisters 2 13.10 3-4yrs Dance Drama 14.00 3-4yrs Gymkids Acton Baptist Church, Church Rd, W3 8PP

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB | FUN, FITNESS & MUSIC amandasactionclub.co.uk | 01895 623 999 09.45 & 10.30 with Amanda Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

THE BUILD IT WORKSHOP thebuilditworkshop.com 09.45 16mths-2yrs Loose Parts 10.45 2-3yrs Build Workshop 16.00 4-6yrs after school drop off club Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 10.00, 10.45, 14.15, 15.00 Baby Ballet 2-4yrs; 15.45 Pre-primary ballet 4-5yrs The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

TALK WITH TASHA | COMMUNICATION talkwithtasha.com | 07973 860 051 10.00 0-18mths 11.00 18mths-3yrs Mothercare, Kew Retail Park, TW9 4AD

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 10.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Printworks, Beaconsfield Terrace Rd, Brook Green, W14 0PP

LA CAPUCINE | FRENCH lacapucine.co.uk 10.00 French for under 4s Drink Me Eat Me, 250-252 King Street, W6 0SP

SPANISH STORYTIME

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.30 Under 5yrs. Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7AT

musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 09.30 0-3yrs The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

BABY MASSAGE westlondonbabies.com | 078157 42824 10.30 & 13.30 Chiswick

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 10.35 1½-2yrs 3mths 11.30 2-3½ yrs. Check ahead as some classes have waiting lists. Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

RHYME TIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 14.15 Under 5yrs Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 12.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 13.45 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 14.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 15.45 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub, 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

LA CAPUCINE | FRENCH lacapucine.co.uk 15.45 French for under 4s Betty Blythe 73 Blythe Rd, W14 0PH

TUESDAYS HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 9.15 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 10.15 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.15 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Printworks, Beaconsfield Terrace Rd, Brook Green, W14 0PP

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 09.15 2-5yrs Tiny Tots Tap & Modern 15.00 2-4yrs Baby Ballet 15.45 4-5yrs Pre-primary ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

LA CAPUCINE | FRENCH lacapucine.co.uk 09.15 French for under 4s. Betty Blythe 73 Blythe Rd, W14 0PH

THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 Various classes 4mths-5yrs Hartington Road (off A316), W4 3A

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 Various classes. 0 to 5yrs Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 09.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 10.30 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.30 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Barn Church Atwood Ave, TW9 4HF

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 09.30 2-3yrs Twisters 2 10.30 3-4yrs Gymkids 14.00 3-4yrs Ballet. All abilities. Acton Baptist Church Hall, Church Rd, W3 8PP

CADENZA | MUSIC cadenzaclasses.com 10.00 Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Road, W6 0UB

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING oxygenfreejumping.co.uk | 0208 992 2211 10.00 2-5yrs Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Ind Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF

ST NICHOLAS PLAYGROUP stnicholaschiswick.org | 020 8580 3806 10.00 Term-time only St Nicholas Church, Church Street, W4 2PH

RHYME TIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.30 Under 5yrs Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7AT

BABY YOGA westlondonbabies.com | 07815 742 824 10.30 Chiswick

STORYTIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.30 Under 5yrs Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH STORY & RHYME TIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863 10.45 Under 5yrs Askew Rd Library, 87/91 Askew Rd, W12 9AS

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 14.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 15.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 16.00 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub, 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

LITTLE RUGBY littlerugby.co.uk 14.15 2-3½ yrs Junior Rugby Hogarth Youth Ctr, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

TEMPO TOTS | MUSIC tempo-tots-sw.com 14.30 3-18mths 15.20 18mths-4yrs Mothercare, Kew Retail Park, TW9 4AD

GROVE PARK TODDLER GROUP groveparkplaygroup.org | 020 8742 8293 15.00-17.30 10mths-3yrs Isis Rooms & Garden, St Paul’s Church, Grove Park Rd, W4 3SB

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL actonballetschool.co.uk | 020 8992 6891 15.30 & 16.00 2½-4yrs Baby Ballet Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Rd, W3 8PP

CRAFT CLUB lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 15.45 3-11yrs. Term-time only Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

KITE STUDIOS kitestudios.org | 020 8576 6278 16.00 1½-3yrs Art for Little Ones 2b Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RY

WEDNESDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 4mths-5yrs. Various classes Hartington Road (off A316), W4 3AN

CHISWICK FRENCH & ITALIAN CLUBS | BILINGUAL CLASSES spag.org.uk | chiswickfrenchclub.co.uk 09.30 1 to 4yrs French 10.30 1 to 4yrs Italian St Peter’s Church, Southfield Rd, W4 1BB

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 09.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 10.30 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.30 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) Chiswick Theatre Arts, 2a Belmont Rd, W4 5UH CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 37


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...WEDNESDAYS GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com/f/chiswick | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 Newborn-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE balletclasseslondon.co.uk | 07813 296 221 09.30 & 10.00 2-4yrs Baby Ballet Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 09.30 1 to 2yrs Twisters 1 10.30 2 to 3yrs Twisters 2. All abilities. Acton Baptist Church, Church Rd, W3 8PP

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 09.45 1-2yrs Music & movement babies 10.30 2-3yrs Music & movement toddlers 11.30 Newborn music The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

CADENZA | MUSIC CLASS cadenzaclasses.com 09.45 Christ Church, Town Hall Ave, W4 5DT

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 10.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Commander, 47 Hereford Rd, Notting Hill, W2 5AH

LITTLE ANGELS | TODDLER GROUP smaaa.org.uk | 020 8994 1380 10.00 Term-time only St Michael & All Angels Hall Priory Ave, W4 1TX

WEST LONDON TWINS CLUB westlondontwinsclub.org 10.00 St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Rd, W13 8HB

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 10.00 1½-2yrs 3mths 11.00 2 -3½ yrs 15.30 3 ½ -5yrs 16.20 5 to 7yrs Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

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BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS PANDEMONIUM | MUSICAL WORKSHOP watermans.org.uk 10.30 0-24mths 11.30 2-4yrs (term-time only) Watermans, 40 High Str, Brentford, TW8 0DS

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com/f/chiswick | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 Newborn-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

BOOKTIME BABIES | READING & MESSY PLAY

BABY SONG

booktimebabies.co.uk 11.15 & 14.30 Sitting age to 18mths St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Rd, W4 3DY

stsimons.co.uk | 020 7603 1418 09.30 Fortnightly playgroup with cake, play, bible story & singing time. Play Café, Rockley Rd, W14 0DA

PARENTS & BABIES SCREENINGS | CINEMA

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING

watermans.org.uk 11.30 Parents & carers with babies up to 1yr Watermans, 40 High Str, TW8 0DS

oxygenfreejumping.co.uk | 0208 992 2211 10.00 2-5yrs Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Ind Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE

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franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 14.15 2-5yrs Tiny Tots Tap & Modern 15.00 2-4yrs Baby Ballet 15.45 4-5yrs Pre-primary Ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOL OF DANCE carolinelesterschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 3673 9421 16.00 3-5yrs. Term-time only Dukes Meadow Community Hall, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY westlondondanceacademy.com | 07771 984 590 16.00 3yrs+ Baby Ballet. IDTA Accredited St Michael and All Angels Parish Hall, Priory Avenue, W4 1TX

ANIMAL FU | PERFORMANCE MARTIAL ARTS animalfu.com | 07984 707 777 16.15 4-8yrs Kung Fu Fitness Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

ALBERT & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS | FAMILY CIRCUS SKILLS albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk | 020 8237 1170/ 020 8237 1030 16.30 15mths-7yrs with parent Melcombe Primary School, Fulham Palace Rd, W6 9ER

THURSDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 4mths-5yrs Various classes Hartington Road (off A316), W4 3AN

mammaalinglese.wordpress.com 10.00 Under 2s Also one Saturday per month from September 24 St Peter’s Church, Southfield Rd, W4 1BB

BABY MASSAGE westlondonbabies.com | 07815 742 824 10.30 & 13.20 Chiswick

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 11.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 12.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) St Stephens Parish Hall, Coverdale Rd, Shepherds Bush, W12 8JJ

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 13.30 Baby Beeps (newborn to sitting) 14.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 15.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 020 8840 4452 14.00 3-4yrs Gymkids. All abilities Acton Baptist Church, Church Rd, W3 8PP

TEMPO TOTS | MUSIC tempo-tots-sw.com 14.30 3-18mths 15.20 18mths-4yrs Mothercare, Kew Retail Park, TW9 4AD

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE www.balletclasseslondon.co.uk | 07813 296 221 15.45 2½-4yrs pre-school ballet Victoria Hall, Victoria House, Becklow Rd, W12 9HB

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB | FUN, FITNESS & MUSIC amandasactionclub.co.uk | 01895 623 999 15.45 with Amanda Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL actonballetschool.co.uk | 020 8992 6891 16.00 4-5yrs pre-primary ballet Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Rd, W3 8PP

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 16.15 4-5yrs pre-primary ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

FRIDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.15 4mths-5yrs Various classes Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 09.15 6mths-3yrs Drop-in gym 10.30 3-4yrs Dance Drama Acton Baptist Church Hall, Church Rd, W3 8PP

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com/f/chiswick | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 Newborn-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

CADENZA | MUSIC cadenzaclasses.com 09.30 Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 09.30 0-3yrs The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

FRIDAY FRIENDS | PLAYGROUP gunnersburybaptistchurch.org | 020 8987 2965 09.30 0-4yrs. Term-time only Gunnersbury Baptist Church, Wellesley Rd, W4 4BE

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB | FUN, FITNESS & MUSIC amandasactionclub.co.uk | 01895 623 999 09.45 & 10.30 4mths-4yrs 11.30 4-2mths Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN


BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS BRIGHT STARS

UN’ORA INSIEME | ITALIAN

brightstarsuk.com 09.45 & 15.00 0-2yrs Sing & Sign St Saviours, Wendell Park, Church Hall, Cobbold Rd, W12 9LN

mammaalinglese.wordpress.com 10.00 Under 2s Also one Saturday per month from September 24 St Peter’s Church, Southfield Rd, W4 1BB

KITE STUDIOS | ART kitestudios.org | 020 8576 6278 09.45, 10.45 & 13.45 18mths-3yrs Art for Little Ones 2b Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RY

PLAY MANDARIN lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.00 0-4yrs 2nd & 4th Friday of the month Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

MINI MULTIPLES | TWINS/ TRIPLETS CLUB younghounslow.info | 020 8583 5603 10.00 Newborn-Under 5yrs Chiswick Children’s Centre, 9 Devonshire Street, W4 2AY

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 10.00 0-2yrs 10.45 2-3yrs Musical and Movement The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

BABY YOGA westlondonbabies.com | 07815 742 824 10.30 Chiswick

BABBLEBUGS | MUSIC info@babblebugs.co.uk 10.45 0-3yrs Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

CHISWICK LIBRARY STORYTIME hounslow.info | 020 8994 1008 11.00 0-5yrs. Term-time only Dukes Avenue, W4 2AB

BABY BOUNCE lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863 11.00 Stories & Rhymes Askew Road Library, 87/91 Askew Rd, W12 9AS

CROUCHING TIGER KARATE crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk | 07734 655 057 16.00 4yrs+ Tiger Cubs Karate The Dukes Meadows Community Centre, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 15.15 2-4yrs Baby Ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

SATURDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 08.30 Various classes 4mths to 5yrs Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 08.30 1½-2yrs 3mths 09.15 2-3½ yrs 10.15 & 11.15 3½-5yrs Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 09.15 4-5yrs Pre-primary Ballet 10.45 2-5yrs Tiny Tots & Modern The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

LITTLE RUGBY

ROCKS LANE | FOOTBALL COACHING

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH

rockslane.co.uk | 020 8994 1313 10.30 U4yrs A 11.00 Under 4yrs B. 16 week terms.

SUNDAYS

LITTLE STAGE ACADEMY (PSSA)

thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.00 4mths-5yrs Various classes Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

pssa.co.uk | 07943 656 092 10.45 2½-4yrs Westside Community School, 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT

RHYME TIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 11.00 Under 5yrs Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

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

THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS

RICHMOND GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION richmondgymnastics.co.uk | 020 8878 8682 09.00 4yrs+ General class 1 Townmead Road, Kew, TW9 4EL

MINI BOARDERS | SKATEBOARDING CLUB mylittleboarders.co.uk | 07801 824 688 14.30 4-5yrs Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, W10 6RP

ALBERT & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS | FAMILY CIRCUS SKILLS albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk | 020 8237 1170 / 020 8237 1030 10.30 15mths-7yrs St Alban’s Hall, Margravine Rd, W6 8HJ

littlerugby.co.uk 09.30 2-3½yrs Junior Rugby 10.30 3-5yrs Mighty Rugby Hogarth Youth Ctr, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB | MULTI-SPORT CLASSES thelittlefoxesclub.com | 0207 376 0006 18mths-4 yrs Football & Rugby Classes 10.00 - 11.00 & 11.00 - 12.00 Acton Park, Ravenscourt Park & Turnham Green

PARKOUR GENERATIONS | FREE RUNNING parkourgenerations.com 10.00 1-6yrs (for parent & child) Westminster Academy, 255 Harrow Road, W2 5EZ

Sports Generation

KIDDIKICKS | FOOTBALL kiddikicks.co.uk | 020 7937 7965 10.30 2½-3½ yrs Runners 11.15 3.6-5yrs Racers April-October Kings House Sports Ground, W4 2RZ November-March Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, TW8 0HJ

ITALIAN STORY TIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3820 10.30 Under 5yrs Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7AT

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MONDAYS YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.00 0-3yrs Merry-go-round 11.20 3-4yrs Gym Kids 12.45 3-5yrs Toddler Football 15.00 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch Term time only 25 St. Mary’s Rd, W5 5RE

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

QUACKERS PLAYGROUP stjohnandstjames.org.uk 09.45 Under 4yrs Term time only St James Church, 32 St James Avenue, West Ealing, W13 9D

HOOLLABALOO hullabaloopuppetmusictheatre.co.uk | 07787 113 785 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 Under 18mths A Puppet Music Theatre Class The Duke of Kent, Pitshanger, Scotch Common, W13 8DL

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 12.30 0-5yrs Play& Learn St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

HARTBEEPS hartbeeps.com 12.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 13.45 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 14.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 15.45 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

INNOVATION DANCE innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 14.00 2-3yrs Melody Bear Tip Tap Toe & Groovy Moves (Modern and tap syllabus). Drop in Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

NOAH’S ARK PLAYGROUP stmaryshanwell.org.uk | 020 8567 6185 14.45 Under 4yrs. Term time only. Drop in, stay with your children St Mary’s Church Hall, 62 Greenford Ave, W7 3QP

WATERBABIES waterbabies.co.uk | 020 8427 4012 16.00 & 16.30 Baby swim classes St Ann’s School, Springfield Rd, Hanwell, W7 3JP Castlebar School, Hathaway Gdns, W13 0DH 40 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS SWIM EXPERT

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

THE CREATION STATION

swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1080 11.30 0-2yrs Norholt Leisure Centre Library, Eastcote Lane North, Northolt, UB5 4AB

TUESDAYS

GYMBOREE

thecreationstation.co.uk | 0844 854 6964 09.45 15mths-5yrs 10.50 5-14mths Arts and Crafts classes St. Mary’s Church Hall, 62 Greenford Ave, Hanwell, W7 3Q

YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.30 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch 10.25 1-2yrs Tinies Tumble 11.20 0-2yrs Baby Explorers 13.15 3-4yrs Gym Kids 14.15 2-3yrs Toddler Drumbeat Term time only. 25 St. Mary’s Rd, W5 5RE

TIPPITOES tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 2yrs 10.30 & 14.00 Under 4yrs Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, W13 9QD

HOOLLABALOO hullabaloopuppetmusictheatre.co.uk | 07787 113 785 09.30 Under 4yrs & 10.30 Under 18mths A Puppet Music Theatre Class Plough Inn, Northfields, 297 Northfield Ave, W5 4XB

gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 14.00 0-5yrs Music St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

HARTBEEPS hartbeeps.com 14.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 15.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 16.00 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL

GREAT AND SMALL STAY & PLAY

ccslibraries.com | 0203 700 1052 10.00 2-4yrs Ealing Central Library, 103 Broadway Centre, W5 5JY

swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

WEDNESDAYS ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.15 2-3yrs Tiptoe with Me 11.10 0-2yrs Baby Explorers 13.00 3-4yrs Tiny Tiptoes 14.00 3-4yrs Gym Kids. Term time only. 25 St. Mary’s Rd, W5 5RE

stjohnandstjames.org.uk 10.00 Under 4yrs. Term time only St John’s Church Crypt, Mattock Lane, W13 9LA

HANWELL PLAYGROUP

JUMPING JELLYBEANS

HOOLLABALOO

jumpingjellybeans.co.uk | 07970 106 888 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 4 -18mths. Drop in music class Northfields Community Centre, 71A Northcroft Rd, W13

hullabaloopuppetmusictheatre.co.uk | 07787 11 3785 09.30 Under 4yrs & 10.30 Under 18mths A Puppet Music Theatre Class Plough Inn, 297 Northfield Ave, W5 4XB

HANWELL ACTION SONGS AND RHYMES

LONDON BABY SWIM

innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 10.30 18mths-2yrs Melody Bear Baby Ballet (Melody Movement syllabus) Drop in Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

jumpingjellybeans.co.uk | 07970 106 888 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 4-18mths Drop in music class Northfields Community Centre, 71A Northcroft Rd, W13

SWIM EXPERT

YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM

INNOVATION DANCE

JUMPING JELLYBEANS

10.00 Under 4yrs St Paul’s Church, Ridley Ave, W13 9XW

londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

stmellitushanwell.com | 020 3067 0035 10.30 under 5yrs. Term time only St Mellitus Church, 1 Church Rd, W7 3BA

footyfun4kidslondon.com | 07957 360 742 09.45 2-4yrs Football and Multi skills Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR

annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 17.15 3-5yrs Tiny Tots Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

LONDON BABY SWIM

SNIPS PLAYGROUP

FF4K MINI KICKERS

hanwellmethodist.info | 020 8991 1913 09.30 Under 5yrs Methodist Church, Church Rd, W7 1DJ

londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx.2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

TIPPITOES tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 4yrs 14.30 Under 2yrs Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, W13 9 QD

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1065 10.30 Babies and toddlers West Ealing Library, Melbourne Avenue, W13 9BT

INNOVATION DANCE innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 10.30 9 mths-2yrs+ Action Kids (Singing and Dancing). Drop in. Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

BABY BUMPKIN YOGA innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 11.10 6wks-1yr Innovation Dance Studios, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1059 11.30 0-2yrs Southall Library, 1e Green, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 4BQ

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 14.00 0-5yrs Music, Singing and Signing, Art. St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1062 14.30 0-2yrs Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9LG


BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS

EALING

EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE

INNOVATION DANCE

EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

ealingschoolofdance.co.uk | 07885 417 542 16.00 2½-4yrs Nursery Ballet Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Rd, W5 2BY

ealingschoolofdance.co.uk | 07885 417 542 14.45 18mths-2½yrs Little Footsteps 15.30 2-4yrs Nursery Ballet Ealing Green Church, W5 5QT

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1078 10.00 2-4yrs Northolt Library, Church Rd, UB5 5AS

waterbabies.co.uk | 020 8427 4012 16.00 & 16.30 Baby swim classes St Ann’s School, Springfield Rd, Hanwell, W7 3JP Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens, W13 0DH

innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 10.00 1-2+yrs Little Shakers (Music & Movement) 10.45 2yrs+ Little Shakers (Music & Movement) 14.00 18 mths-2yrs Melody Bear Baby Ballet (Melody Movement syllabus) Drop in Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

SWIM EXPERT

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1084 10.30 0-2yrs Wood End Library, Whitton Avenue West, Greenford, UB6 0EE

SWIM EXPERT

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1076 10.30 Babies and toddlers Hanwell Library, Cherington Rd, W7 3HL

THURSDAYS

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1090 10.30 Babies and toddlers Perivale Library, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NT

WATERBABIES

YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.15 1-2yrs Tinies Tumble 10.20 3-4yrs Tinie Tiptoes 11.20 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch 13.00 5wks-pre-crawlers Baby Massage 14.10 3-4yrs Gym Kids. Term time only 25 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RE

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 09.30 0-5yrs Music, Play and Learn, Art St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

SOUND GENERATION EDUCATION soundgeneration.org.uk | 020 3344 2310 09.45 0-2yrs 10.30 2-4yrs Music sessions. Drop in. St Paul’s Church, Ridley Ave, W13 9XW

JUMPING JELLYBEANS jumpingjellybeans.co.uk | 07970 106 888 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 4-8mths Drop in music class Northfields Community Centre, 71A Northcroft Rd, W13

SNIPS PLAYGROUP stjohnandstjames.org.uk 10.00 Under 4yrs. Term time only St John’s Church Crypt, Mattock Lane, West Ealing, W13 9LA

THE CREATION STATION thecreationstation.co.uk | 0844 854 6964 10.00 15mths-5yrs 11.00 5-14mths Arts and Crafts classes The Grosvenor Pub, 127 Oaklands Rd, Hanwell, W7 2DT

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1090 10.30 Babies and toddlers Perivale Library, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NT

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1088 11.00 0-2yrs Jubilee Gardens Library, Jubilee Gardens, UB1 2TJ

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1082 11.00 0-2yrs Northfields Library, Northfields Avenue, W5 4UA

FF4K MINI KICKERS footyfun4kidslondon.com | 07957360742 13.45 2-4yrs Football and Multi skills Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1059 14.00 2-4yrs Southall Library, 112 The Green, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 4BQ

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1062 14.30 2-4yrs Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9LG

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1086 14.30 2-4yrs Pitshanger Library, 143-145 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1RH

swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

FRIDAYS YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.30 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch 10.25 3-5yrs Toddler Football 11.15 3-4yrs Gym Kids 12.10 1-2yrs Merry-go -round 14.00 3-5yrs Gym Kids (Advanced) 15.00 1-2yrs Tinies Tumble. Term time only 25 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RE

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane, Isleworth, TW7 5EH

TIPPITOES tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 4yrs 11.00 Under 18mths Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, Ealing, W13 9 QD

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1088 14.30 2-4yrs Jubilee Gardens Library, Jubilee Gardens, UB1 2TJ

BABY BUMPKIN YOGA innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 16.30 2½-6yrs Innovation Dance Studios, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

SATURDAYS WATERBABIES waterbabies.co.uk | 020 8427 4012 From 08.30 Baby swim classes Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens, W13 0DH

HULLABALOO

YOURSTAGE DRAMA

shbchurch.org.uk | 020 8840 3855 09.45 Under 4yrs Toddler & Babies playgroup South Hanwell Baptist Church, Boston Rd, Hanwell, W7 2HJ

yourstagedrama.com | 07580 474 638 09.00 3-5yrs Dance & drama . St Augustine’s Priory, Hillcrest Rd, W5 2JL

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1078 10.00 2-4yrs Northolt Library, Church Rd, UB5 5AS

JUMPING JELLYBEANS jumpingjellybeans.co.uk | 07970 106 888 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 4-8mths Drop in music class. Northfields Community Centre, 71A Northcroft Rd, W13

GYMBOREE

SA DANCE sa-dance.co.uk | 07863 555 817 09.00 3-4yrs Early Ballet/Modern 09.30 4yrs Early Modern Dance University of West London, St Mary’s Rd, W5 5RF 09.30 3-4yrs Tiny Steps Ealing Town Hall, Telfer Room, New Broadway, Ealing, W5 2BY

EALING JUNIOR MUSIC SCHOOL ejms.org.uk | 020 8930 0579 From 09.00 From 3yrs Musicianship – Introduction to Music Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, W3 9PP

gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 10.00 0-5yrs Art, Play and Learn. St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1052 10.00 0-2yrs Ealing Central Library, 103 Broadway Centre, W5 5JY CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 41


EALING

BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS

SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS

LITTLE KICKERS

GRASSHOPPERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 09.05 18 mths-2yrs 3 mths Little Kicks 09.50 2yrs 3mths-3.5yrs Junior Kickers 3.5yrs-5yrs Mighty Kickers Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, Queen’s Drive, W3 0HW

FOOTY FUN 4 KIDS (FF4K) footyfun4kidslondon.com | 07957360742 09.15 2-4yrs Saturday Morning Club Drop in. Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Beginners Toddler; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

TIPPITOES tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 2s; 10.30 Under 5s Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, Ealing, W13 9 QD

grasshoppersrfc.com | 020 8568 0010 09.30 3-6yrs Knee-highs MacFarlane Lane, Isleworth, TW7 5PN

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Beginners Toddler; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

EALING TRAILFINDERS RUGBY CLUB ealingrugby.co.uk | 020 8799 0404 12.00 3-4yrs Castle Bar, Vallis Way, West Ealing, W13 0DD

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1088 11.00 0-2yrs Jubilee Gardens Library, Jubilee Gardens, UB1 2TJ

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1084 11.00 4-7yrs Wood End Library, Whitton Avenue West, Greenford, UB6 0EE

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1082 11.00 2-4yrs Northfields Library, Northfields Avenue, W5 4UA

DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 13.30 3-5yrs Tiny Tots Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1086 14.30 2-4yrs Pitshanger Library, 143-145 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1RH

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ON FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER we will be holding a free stay and play session at our Acton venue for children aged 6 months to 4 years from 9.15am - 12 noon. Come along and while the children play have a chance to meet new friends and old. You can also chat to us about our range of classes and have the opportunity book a trial. For existing customers you're also welcome to book for next term if you haven't yet done so. We look forward to seeing some familiar faces and new ones. For any other information please email

twisters@btinternet.com


LITTLE & BIG KIDS ADVENTURE BRENTFORD ARMY CADET FORCE 203brentfordacf.co.uk | 020 8568 6044 Adventurous activities & military skills 203 Brentford (RLC) Cadet Centre, Windmill Rd, W5 4BT SUN

ART BROOK GREEN ART CLASSES brookgreenart.com | 07951 845 180 8yrs+ term - time portfolio & scholarship preparation THU FRI SAT

IMAGINE ART CLUB imagineartclub.co.uk | 07534 240 509 Art classes for 5-12yrs, guided museum visits for children. St Gregory’s School, W5 MON Montpelier School, W5 TUE WED Hanwell Community Centre, W7 SAT

KITE STUDIOS kitestudios.org | 020 8576 6278 5yrs +Young Art Studio M W, Stitch & Print T, Nature to Numbers – Art in a story W, Create in Clay TH, Portfolio into secondary TH, Art in Spanish F, GCSE & A-level Portfolio, Duke of Edinburg 2B Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

MAKERS AND SHAKERS makersandshakers.co.uk | 07773 795 654 5-8yrs Arts & Crafts Our Lady & St John’s Church, Boston Park Rd, Brentford, TW8 9JF TUE St Gregory’s School, Ealing, W5 THU Mount Carmel School, Little Ealing Lane, W5 4EA FRI

CRAFT CERAMICS CAFÉ ceramicscafe.com | 020 8810 4422 6 Argyle Rd, W13 8AB

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING

6TH CHISWICK BROWNIES

HAMMERSMITH LIBRARY

girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Chiswick Methodist Church, Sutton Court Rd, W4 4HH TUES

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3820 Poetry Club TUE Homework Club THU

NUMERACY

7TH CHISWICK BROWNIES

Art Club every two weeks THU

KUMON

girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only St Albans Hall, South Parade, W4 5LG MON

11TH CHISWICK BROWNIES

SHEPHERDS BUSH lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 Homework Club term-time only MON

kumon.co.uk Acton Central, St Mary’s Church Hall, 1 The Mount, W3 9NW 020 8998 3379 MON WED Acton West, West Acton Youth & Community Ctr, Churchill Grdns, W3 0JN TUE SAT

girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only St Michael’s Church, Elmwood, W4 3DY FRI

Craft Club term-time only TUE Storytime WED

Chiswick Town Hall, W4 4JN 020 8876 9954 MON TUE

6TH CHISWICK RAINBOWS

MUSIC

Ealing Broadway, St Peters Church Hall, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RU TUE THU

girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Oxford Rd North (Scout Hut) WED

7TH CHISWICK RAINBOWS girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only St Albans Hall, South Parade, W4 5LG MON

6TH CHISWICK GUIDES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Chiswick Methodist Church, Sutton Court Rd, W4 4HH TUES

20TH CHISWICK SCOUT GROUP 20th-chiswick-scouts.blogspot.co.uk Term time only Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers The Ranch, Chiswick, House Car Park, Ellesmere Rd, W4 2QN MON WED THU

BROWNIES stmellitushanwell.com | 020 3067 0035 7-10yrs St Mellitus Church, 1 Church Rd, W7 3BA WED

LANGUAGES

LINK CHINESE ACADEMY linkchinese.co.uk | 020 3665 3942 SAT

CUBS, SCOUTS, BROWNIES

LIBRARIES

1ST CHISWICK BROWNIES

ASKEW ROAD LIBRARY

girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Oxford Rd North (Scout Hut) THUR

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863 8-12yrs Chatterbooks term-time only MON SAT 8-12yrs Games Club once a month THU

CHISWICK SATURDAY MUSIC CENTRE chiswicksaturdaymusic.org.uk | 07513 012 373 All ages, individual and group music lessons. Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN SAT

DAVE DJEMBE DRUMMING 07539 323 590 African drumming 4yrs+ CTA Chiswick, Belmont Rd Hogarth Youth Centre WED FRI

THE BAND PROJECT 07771 456 955 8-11yrs & 11yrs+ live performance and band-based course Arch 196, W6 0XT SAT

EALING JUNIOR MUSIC SCHOOL ejms.org.uk | 020 8930 0579 3yrs+ Term-time classes Twyford C of E High School SAT

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk |020 8932 2652 Drop-in and instrumental tuition 0-14yrs 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 St John’s, Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NN

PELICAN MUSIC pelican-music.co.uk | 07540 494 929 Choir, instrumental tuition and performance. 8yrs+ St Stephen’s CE Primary W12

QUESTORS YOUNG MUSICIANS CLUB qymc.org Instrumental tuition and concerts Little Ealing Primary School, W5 SAT

Ealing South, Polygon Centre, St Mary’s Road, W5 5RH TUE FRI SAT Ealing West, Pitshanger Methodist Church, W5 1QP TUE THU SAT St Stephen’s Church Hall, Coverdale Rd, W12 8JJ 020 3002 0735 TUE Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR 020 3397 8581 WED FRI Northfields, Northfields Community Centre, W13 9SS MON THU SAT

NUMBERWORKSNWORDS numberworksnwords.co.uk 86A Chiswick High Rd, W4 1SY 020 8994 9168 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 19 Alexandria Road, W13 0NP 020 8840 8404 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

PERFORMANCE DANCE ACTON BALLET SCHOOL actonballetschool.co.uk | 020 8992 6891 Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Rd, W6 0XT MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE balletclasseslondon.co.uk | 07813 296 221 After-school RAD Ballet St Dunstan’s Hall, Friar’s Place Lane, W3 7AW WED The Park Club, W3 7HB TUE Drink Me Eat Me, W6 0SP WED Victoria Hall, Becklow Rd, W12 9HB THU CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 43


CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING

PERFORMANCE DANCE

LITTLE & BIG KIDS FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 4yrs+ Ballet,Tap & Modern; Gymnastics The Hayloft, 3 Bond St. W4 1QZ MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL FUNKY MOVES DANCE annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 3-9yrs Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS

funkymovesdance.com | 07810 431 101 Street dance Itsu Butterfly Bar, 100 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3QA

ARCH 197

INNOVATION DANCE EALING

arch197.com | 020 8987 8788 Street dance, flamenco & ballet Prebend Gardens, Stamford Brook,,W6 0XT MON SAT

ARTS ED artsed.co.uk | 020 8987 6666 4yrs+ Ballet, street jazz, hip-hop, flamenco 14 Bath Rd, W4 1LY SAT

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOL OF DANCE carolinelesterschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 3673 9421 4yrs+ ISDT syllabus Dukes Meadow Community Hall, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX WED

innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 4yrs+ RAD syllabus ballet, tap, jazz, modern and street dance Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

NEW DANCE VENTURES newdanceventures.com | 07766 816 308 11yrs+ contemporary dance Grove Park Studios, W4 3HR TUE

PASSION DANCE ACADEMY

St Martin’s Church Hall, W3 9SQ THU

St Mary’s West Kensington, W14 9BA FRI

URBAN ACES

St Peter’s Hall,59A Portobello Rd, W11 3DB WED FRI

urbanacesuk.com 4-7yrs Dance & Drama Club. Little Aces 8-12yrs Urban Movers 13-17yrs The Dance Crew; 11-17yrs The Drama Club Askew Rd Church, Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RN SAT

WEST LONDON SCHOOL OF DANCE westlondonschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 8743 3856 4yrs+ Ballet, tap, jazz, singing

All Saints Church, Elm Grove Rd, W5 3JH THU

THEATRE

Kew Community Centre, St Luke’s in the Avenue, TW9 2AJ THU

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS chiswicktheatrearts.com | 020 8742 2861 Term-time musical theatre, ballet, modern, tap, street dance MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

ESTA

DAKODA’S DANCE ACADEMY dakodasdanceacademy.com | 020 8579 8268 2yrs+ RAD ballet, street jazz, jazz, commercial Ealing Dance Studio, above Sainsbury’s West Ealing W13 9DJ TUE

pleasingdance.co.uk | 020 7794 0905 2.5yrs+ RAD ballet Hammersmith Christian Fellowship Hall, Dalling Rd, W6 TUE WED Ellen Wilkinson School, Queens Drive, W3 SAT

DANCE GALLERY

SA DANCE

Ealing Town Hall, W5 2BY THU SAT

dynamicdance.org.uk | 07879 206 417 3-13yrs Modern dance New Chiswick Pool, W4 2RG

University of West London, St Mary’s Rd, W5 5RF TUE SAT

EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE

THE ITALIA CONTI RUISLIP

ealingschoolofdance.co.uk | 07885 417 542 4yrs+ (2yrs ballet) RAD syllabus ballet and tap Town Hall, Uxbridge Rd, W5 2BY Ealing Green Church, W5 5QT WED THU

italiacontiruislip.co.uk | 020 8839 8747 4yrs+ Ballet, modern, tap, gymnastics Ruislip High School, HA4 0BY SAT

THE LONDON SCHOOL OF BALLET londonschoolofballet.co.uk | 07794 943 034 5yrs+ RAD and Cecchetti Ealing Quaker Meeting House, W5 2SE MON TUE All Saints Church, W5 3JH WED

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Chiswick Town Hall, W4 4JN TUE

Du Boisson Studios, 25 Bulwer St, W12 8AR MON TUE WED THU FRI

PLEASING DANCE SCHOOL OF BALLET

DYNAMIC DANCE

Arts Educational Schools, 14 Bath Rd, W4 1LY SUN

58 Bulwer Street, W12 8AP

CENTRE STAGE WORKSHOPS

www.sa-dance.co.uk | 07863 555 817 Ballet, modern, tap, jazz Blossom & Bee, Rear of Welsby Court, Eaton Rise, W5 2EX WED

Arch 197, 75 Prebend Gardens, W6 0XT THU

Ark Priory Primary Academy, Acton Lane, W3 8NR MON

passiondanceacademy.com | 07882 413428 4yrs+ Acro gymnastics Alec Reed Academy, Norholt, UB5 5LQ TUE SAT

www.dancegallery.co.uk Tap, street, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre St Stephen’s Church, St Stephens Rd, Ealing W13 8HB MON TUE WED THU

Askew Road Church, W12 9RN TUE

tabardtheatre.co.uk | 020 8995 6035 8-11yrs Tabard Theatre, Bath Rd, W4 1LW

estatheatreschool.com | 020 8742 2843 6-17yrs Ravenscourt Park Prep, W6 0SL SAT

HAYA watermans.org.uk 8-12yrs Youth Theatre with voice & speech training, audition technique, stage combat Watermans, 40 High St, TW8 0DS THU FRI

LOVE IT PERFORMING ARTS loveitperformingarts.co.uk | 07595 470 865 Salvation Army Hall, 21-23 Dalling Rd, W6 0JB FRI

MAKE BELIEVE makebelievegroup.co.uk | 020 8550 1888 Term-time drama 3-18yrs

Brentford Methodist Church, Clifden Rd, TW8 0PB MON St Barnabas Millennium Hall, Pitshangar Lane, W5 1QG MON TUE WED SAT St Paul’s Church Hall, W13 9XW FRI

POP SCHOOL & STAGE ACADEMY pssa.co.uk | 07943 656 092 5-6yrs Little Stage Academy; 7-16yrs PSSA Stage Academy & 11-16yrs Commercial street jazz Westside Community School, 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT SAT 5-7yrs PSSA Drink Me Eat Me, King St, W6 0SP TUE

QUESTORS questors.org.uk 6-18yrs Questors Youth Theatre 12 Mattock Lane, W5 5BQ MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

SCHOOL OF COMEDY 07912 222 670 Stand-up, improvisation 4yrs+ Chiswick

PERFORM

Notting Hill

perform.org.uk | 020 7255 9120 4-12yrs+ Drama and dance

SONG ACADEMY

Westway Sports And Fitness, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL THU Brook Green, Masbro Children’s Centre,87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR SAT St Andrew’s Church Hall, W14 9SX THU

songacademy.co.uk | 07710 023 743 8+yrs Song writing Arts Ed, 14 Bath Rd, W4 1LY MON Holy Trinity Church, Brook Green, W6 7BL THU


LITTLE & BIG KIDS STAGECOACH

THE BUILD IT WORKSHOP

EXCEL SPORTS SOCCER SCHOOL

stagecoach.co.uk 4-18yrs Chiswick Strand on the Green School, Thames Rd, W4 3NX 020 3394 0818 FRI

thebuilditworkshop.com After-school drop-off club Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN MON

excelsports.info | 07956 151 559 4yrs+ Kings House Sports Ground TUE WED

William Hogarth School, Duke Rd, W4 2JR SAT Addison Primary School, Addison Gdns, Blythe Rd, W14 0DT FRI St Barnabas &St Philips School, 58 Earls Court Rd, W8 6EJ SAT 6-18yrs Main school Kew 020 8487 1456 FRI

THEATRE STUDIO WEST theatrestudiowest.co.uk | 020 8616 8846 6yrs+ Acton Baptist Church, W3 8PP SAT

THE BUNBANTER THEATRE COMPANY bunbanter.com | 020 313 7 7914 4-16yrs Term time only. 29a Junction Rd, Ealing, W5 4XP SAT

YOURSTAGE DRAMA yourstagedrama.com | 07580 474638 6-16yrs Dance & drama St Augustine’s Priory, Hillcrest Rd, W5 2JL SAT

READING / STORYTELLING MEET UP, TWEET UP, SWICH & ACT UP meetup.com/meetuptweetup Drama storymaking workshops with Swishing for grown ups. Starts 19 April. The Coffee Traveller, 58 Thames Rd, W4 3RE TUE

WATERSTONES CHISWICK waterstones.com/bookshops/chiswick 5yrs+ storytelling WED

SCIENCE / S.T.E.M MINI ENGINEERS mini-engineers.com 5-11yrs Lego construction & coding Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ SAT

RICHER EDUCATION richereducation.co.uk | 020 3059 7907 5yrs+ Science; 7yrs+ Robotics; 8yrs+ Civil engineering Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ SAT

SPORT ATHLETICS ST MARY’S RICHMOND AC smrac.org.uk 8yrs+ term-time St Mary’s University Running Track,TW1 4SX THU

THAMES VALLEY HARRIERS thamesvalleyharriers.coom | 07951 927 724 8yrs+ Linford Christie Centre, W!2 SAT

CLIMBING WESTWAY CLIMBING westwaysportcentre.org.uk | 020 8969 0992 5yrs+ after-school sessions; 12yrs+ Westway Sport Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, W10 6RP

CRICKET CHISWICK CC chiswickcc.co.uk 6yrs+ Riverside Drive, W4 2SP TUE SAT SUN

CHISWICK & WHITTON CC chiswickandwhitton.org 11yrs+ Whitton Park & Chiswick House

COACHING CRICKET EXCELLENCE coachingcricketexcellence.co.uk | 07958 981 919 6yrs+ Twyford Sports Centre SUN (AND OTHERS)

EALING CRICKET CLUB ealingcc.co.uk 7yrs+ Girls and boys Corfton Rd, W5 2HS SUN

INDIAN GYMKHANA indiangymkhanaclub.co.uk Colts and girls 8yrs+ Thornbury Avenue, TW7 4NQ TUE THU SUN

FOOTBALL CHELSEA FC SOCCER SCHOOL

University of Westminster Sports Ground, Hartington Rd, W3 3UH SAT

FOOTY FUN 4 KIDS footyfun4kidslondon.com | 0795 7360 742 4-12yrs Saturday Morning Club Drop in. Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR SAT

FULHAM FC soccerschools.fulhamfc.com | 0870 442 5432 Boys & girls 3-14yrs Bishops Park, SW6 MON SAT

KEW PARK RANGERS kewparkrangers.co.uk | 020 8940 9882 Under 4/5, U10 boys & U10 girls. September to May North Sheen Recreation Ground, TW9 4HA

KIDDIKICKS LA LIGA SOCCER kiddikicks.co.uk 5-8 yrs April to October King’s House Sports Ground, W4 2RZ November to March Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, TW8 0HJ

LITTLE KICKERS littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 5yrs+ Chiswick Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR WED SAT

MAURICE JULES 020 8969 1365 / 07850 764 583 5yrs+ training Westway Sports Centre, W12 MON TUE WED THU FRI

QPR SOCCER SCHOOL qprcommunitytrust.co.uk | 020 8735 4900 Phoenix Fitness Centre, W12 Trailfinders Sports Club, W13 TUE WED

RAVENSCOURT PARK RANGERS k4academies.com | 020 3740 2988 4yrs+ Ravenscourt Park TUE SAT

ROCKS LANE MULTI-SPORT CENTRE rockslane.co.uk | 020 8994 1313 4yrs+ Team training and matches Chiswick Common Rd, W4 FRI SAT

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING SHOOTING STARZ shootingstarz.co.uk | 07549 982 243 Football, netball, multi-skills & afterschool clubs Chiswick FRI Ravenscourt Park W6 TUE THU SAT Brook Green W14 THU Twyford Avenue, W3 TUE THU SAT SUN

THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB thelittlefoxesclub.com | 020 7376 0006 5yrs+ Tennis, football & Foxes FC Brook Green Tennis Courts WED Turnham Green Church (on the green) SAT Ravenscourt Park SAT

WE MAKE FOOTBALLERS wemakefootballers.com | 020 7148 1602 4yrs+ Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN MON THU SAT

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE sports.westway.org | 020 8969 0992 4yrs+ classes and goalkeeper training Crowthorne Rd, W10 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

WILL TO WIN FOOTBALL willtowin.co.uk Drop in and term-time courses Lammas Park, Ealing THU SAT Pitshanger Park, Ealing SAT

GYMASTICS & YOGA AERIALAND aerialand.com | 07737 624 296 5yrs+ Term-time aerial circus skills, trapeze, hoops, acrobatics 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 MON THU

ENNIS GYMNASTICS ACADEMY ennis-gymnastics.com | 07731 393422 5-8yrs Rhythmic gymnastics South Ruislip Young People’s Centre, Victoria Rd, HA4 0JE Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NP TUE WED FRI SUN

chelseafc.com/soccer-schools Barnes SAT CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 45


CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING HEATHROW GYMNASTICS heathrowgymnastics.org.uk | 020 8569 5069 4yrs+ Green Lane, TW4 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

LITTLE LUMIS lumipoweryoga.com/little-lumis | 020 8846 8504 6-11yrs 121 King St, W6 9JG TUE

LONDON TRAMPOLINE ACADEMY londontrampoline.com | 07950 267655 4yrs+ Trampoline training Acton High School, Gunnersbury Lane, W3 8EY MON TUE THU SAT

RICHMOND GYMNASTICS richmondgymnastics.co.uk | 020 8878 8682 4yrs+ Term-tIme Townmead Rd, TW9 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING oxygenfreejumping.co.uk 6-11yrs; 12yrs+ Beginners & intermediates Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF TUE THU SAT

THE LITTLE GYM thelittlegym.eu/Chiswick | 020 8994 3279 6yrs+ Beginners to advanced, aerials, gymnastics, dance, karate and tumbling Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

TWISTERS twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 Chiswick & Acton 4yrs+ Ballet & Gymnastics Acton Baptist Church Hall, Church Rd, W3 8PP TUE WED THU

YMCA WEST LONDON

LITTLE & BIG KIDS CROUCHING TIGER KARATE crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk | 07734 655 057 6yrs+ St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Rd, W4 3DZ Dukes Meadows Community Hall W4 2RX St Luke’s House, Kew, TW9 3NP WED THU FRI

ILYEO TAEKWONDO CLUB Ilyeotaekwondo.com | 07872 932 223 5yrs+ Beginners welcome Russian Orthodox Church, Harvard Rd, W4 4ED MON SAT

KUNG FU KIDS YMAA ORIENT SPORT orientsport.co.uk | 07824 603 261 St Stephen’s Community Hall, 34 Gayford Rd, W12 9BY WED

PEEWEE KARATE peeweekarate.co.uk 4yrs+ Scout Hall, Station Avenue, Kew Village, TW9 3QA MON TUE

WLS TAEKWONDO wlstkd.com | 07885 819 469 4yrs+ Brentside High School, Greenford Ave, W7 1JJ FRI Our Lady of the Visitation Parish Centre, Greenford Rd, UB6 9AN WED St John’s Fisher School, Sarsfield Rd, UB6 7AF TUE THU Oaklands Primary School, Oaklands Rd, W7 2DP MON

NETBALL JUNIOR HIGH 5 NETBALL CLUB willtowin.co.uk 9-11yrs 17.00 Will to Win Chiswick House Grounds (off A4), W4 2RP FRI Pitshanger Park, Ealing MON

ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 4yrs+ Gymnastics, ballet, judo. Term time 25 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RE MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

LET’S PLAY NETBALL

MARTIAL ARTS

ROCKS LANE HIGH 5

CARLSON GRACIE carlsongracieteam.org.uk | 020 8748 8855 7yrs+ Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kick-boxing 89 Richford St, W6 7HJ MON WED SAT 46 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

letsplaynetball.co.uk 6yrs+ Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN

rockslane.co.uk Term-time junior netball league Chiswick Common Road, W4 FRI

PARKOUR & FREERUNNING FOUCAN FREERUNNING ACADEMY foucan.com/ffa Beginners, intermediates, advanced 7yrs+ West London Free School Primary Cambridge Grove, W6 0LB MON TUE WED SAT Boston Manor Park (until mid-October) FRI

PARKOUR GENERATIONS parkourgenerations.com 7yrs+ & youth Freerunning, in & outdoor Various locations, check website. WED FRI SAT

RIDING EALING RIDING SCHOOL ealingridingschool.net 5yrs+ group & private lessons and pony days 17-19 Gunnersbury Avenue, W5 3XD TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

STAG LODGE RIDING ridinginlondon.com | 020 8974 6066 Group and private lessons and weekend pony club Robin Hood Gate, Richmond Park

RUGBY BARNES RFC barnesrfc.org 5yrs+ term-time Queen Elizabeth Walk, SW13 SAT

CHISWICK RFC JUNIORS chiswickrugby.co.uk 4yrs+ boys and girls Dukes Meadows, Dan Mason Drive, W4 2SH SUN

EALING RUGBY CLUB ealingrugby.co.uk | 020 8932 6936 / 07941 861293 4yrs+ all standards training and matches Trailfinders Sports Club, West Ealing, W13 0DD SUN

GRASSHOPPERS RFC grasshoppersrfc.com | 020 85680010 4yrs+ training and matches Macfarlane Lane, off Syon Lane, TW7 5PN SUN

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM RFC fulhamrugby.co.uk 5yrs+ training & matches Hurlingham Park, SW6 3RQ SUN

LITTLE RUGBY littlerugby.co.uk 5-7yrs Mega rugby Hogarth Youth Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR SUN

LONDON SCOTTISH londonscottish.com | 020 3397 9551 5yrs+ training and matches Richmond Athletic Ground, TW9

LONDON WELSH londonwelshminis.org | 020 89402368 5yrs+ minis, tag, touch London Welsh RFC, Old Deer Park, Kew Rd, TW9 2AZ SUN

WASPS FC pitchero.com/clubs/waspsfootballclub | 020 8993 8384 4yrs+ boys and girls coaching and matches Twyford Avenue Sports Ground, W3 9QA SUN

SKATEBOARDING BAYSIXTY6 baysixty6.com | 020 8969 4669 7yrs+ beginners/intermediates 65 Acklam Rd, W10 SAT SUN

MY LITTLE BOARDERS mylittleboarders.co.uk | 07801 824 688 6yrs+ intermediate & advanced Westway Sports Centre, W10 6RP SUN

SWIMMING AQUATOTS BABY SWIMMING aquatots.com | 020 8688 6488 Up to 6yrs term-time Chiswick

BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN LEISURE CENTRE fusion-lifestyle.com 4yrs+ term-time group & individual classes 658 Chiswick High Rd, TW8

JANET ADEGOKE SWIMMING POOL better.org.uk | 020 8735 4900 Phoenix Fitness Centre, W12 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

KENSINGTON LEISURE CENTRE better.org.uk | 020 3793 8210 Silchester Rd, W10 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

LAURA SEVENUS sevenus.com | 020 8834 7442 11 Wilson Walk, W4 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

NEW CHISWICK POOL fusion-lifestyle.com | 0845 456 6675 Edensor Rd, W4 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN


LITTLE & BIG KIDS POOLS ON THE PARK

ROCKS LANE

springhealth.net/Richmond Old Deer Park, TW9 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

rockslane.co.uk| 020 8994 1313 4yrs+ junior coaching

RIPPLES OF WEST LONDON

teddytennis.com | 0845 643 1173 5yrs+ classes using music and pictures Westminster Sports Ground, Hartington Rd, W4 3UH SAT SUN

07956 410 940 Term-time classes Vanessa Nursery School, W12

SPORTS GENERATION sportsgeneration.co.uk Roko Chiswick Bridge, W4 SAT SUN

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

SWIMFARM 4strokeswimming.co.uk | 020 8969 6758 4yrs+ term-time classes Westway Sports Centre, W10 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

TEDDY TENNIS

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE sports.westway.org | 020 8969 0992 4yrs+ mini tennis & pay and play MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

WILL TO WIN willtowin.co.uk 3yrs+ Drop-in (Sat only), courses and free court time for kids Mini Red / Orange / Green / Yellow Chiswick House Grounds (off A4), W4 2RP Lammas Park, Ealing Pitshanger Park, Ealing MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

SWIMMING NATURE swimmingnature.com 1:1 or 1:2 ratio Fitness First Hammersmith, W6 7HA TUE THU FRI SAT Kensington Close Hotel, W8 5SP MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

SWIMWAY swimway.co.uk | 020 8871 3972 Term-time 1:1 or small classes Kew Gardens, TW9 4HH Kensington W8 7QG MON TUE WED THU FRI

TENNIS CHRISTIAN GALLAN’S LOVE TENNIS love-tennis.co.uk Chiswick Tennis Club, Burlington Lane, W4 3EU MON TUE WED THU FRI

DUKES MEADOWS dukesmeadows.com | 020 8994 3314 5yrs+ Term-time Group, individual, beginner to elite. Indoor & outdoor MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

HARTSWOOD TENNIS CLUB hartswoodtennis.co.uk | 020 8746 1390 5yrs+ term-time Hartswood Gardens, 31-33 Hartswood Rd, W12 9NE MON WED THU SAT

ONTHEBALL TENNIS WITH MAHMUDA ontheballtennis.co.uk | 07813 163 430 4yrs+ group, individual and camps Ravenscourt Park Tennis Courts, W6 0UA MON TUE SAT North Acton Playing Fields WED THU FRI SAT

WATER SPORTS CANALSIDE ACTIFITY CENTRE rbkc.gov.uk 9yrs+ Kayaking, canoeing, raft building Canal Close, W10 5AY TUE THU SAT

CHISWICK SEA CADET UNIT 12yrs+ Sailing & adventure training The Pier House, Corney Reach, W4 2UG WED SUN

THAMES YOUNG MARINERS 01372 378 901 Sailing courses for beginners Riverside Drive, Ham, TW10 7RX SAT SUN

OTHER QUEENS ICE SKATING & BOWLING CLUB queensiceandbowl.co.uk 5yrs+ Group and individual lessons Bayswater, W2 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

ST PAUL’S FENCING CLUB stpaulsfencingclub.com | 07961 061 662 8-10yrs 17.30 Lonsdale Rd, SW13 9JT TUE

SKIPLEX LK BK skiplex.co.uk | 020 8994 3314 3yrs+ Indoor moving slope for skiing and boarding Dukes Meadows, W4

W4 LACROSSE CLUB info@w4lacrosse.com 11yrs+ Term time only Astro pitches, Hartington Rd (by Roko), W4 2UH

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HOLIDAY CLUBS TO THE RESCUE PERFORMING ARTS

THEATREBUGS CHISWICK

ON THE BALL TENNIS

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

ontheballtennis.co.uk 5-15yrs | Daily drop-in tennis camp Ravenscourt Park

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

XBAND STUDIO SCHOOL OF ROCK POP AND MORE

EALING CRICKET CLUB

ARTS ED

POP & STAGE SCHOOL ACADEMY pssa.co.uk 4-18yrs | Themed week-long camps Chiswick

SONG ACADEMY songacademy.co.uk 8-12yrs | Write, produce, perform and record a song. Brook Green

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk Various ages Shepherds Bush

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

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

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS chiswicktheatrearts.com 4-14yrs Chiswick

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

POP & STAGE SCHOOL ACADEMY pssa.co.uk 4-18yrs | Themed week-long camps Chiswick

PERFORM perform.org.uk 4-12yrs Drama, dance and singing Shepherds Bush & Chiswick

SONG ACADEMY songacademy.co.uk 8-12yrs | Write, produce, perform and record a song. Brook Green

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk Various ages Shepherds Bush 48 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

xbandstudio.com 8-18yrs Ealing

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS chiswicktheatrearts.com 4-14yrs Chiswick

ART & DESIGN FUN WITH FIMO CLAY 6yrs+ funwithfimoclay.co.uk Acton

KITE STUDIOS kitestudios.org Various ages | Arts and crafts Shepherds Bush

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE bfi.org.uk 8-14yrs | Workshops Southbank

YOUNG FILM ACADEMY youngfilmacademy.co.uk 8-19yrs | 1- 4 day courses in film-making Chelsea, St John’s Wood, Wimbledon

THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS architecture.com 7-18yrs | Design workshops W1

SPORT

WILL TO WIN willtowin.co.uk 4-16yrs | Week-long tennis camps Chiswick, Ealing

SPORTS GENERATION sportsgeneration.co.uk Various ages | Swimming and football crash courses. Richmond

DUKES MEADOWS dukesmeadows.com 5yrs+ | Golf & Tennis camps Chiswick

THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB thelittlefoxesclub.com | 0207 376 0006 18mths-12yrs | Football, Tennis & Rugby Acton, Chiswick, Hammersmith

CHISWICK COURSES

ealingcc.co.uk 4-15yrs Premier Cricket Coaching

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

EXCEL SPORTS CAMPS

EXPLORATION SOCIETY

excelsports.org.uk 4-12yrs Chiswick

FIT FOR SPORT fitforsport.co.uk 3-12yrs Chiswick, Acton, Barnes

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

HEATHROW GYMNASTICS heathrowgymnastics.org.uk 4-12yrs | All abilities. Hounslow

RICHMOND GYMNASTICS richmondgymnastics.co.uk 5-16yrs Kew

ROCKS LANE rockslane.co.uk 4-16yrs | Multi sports and football Chiswick

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE westwaysportscentre.org.uk 4-16yrs | Tennis, football and climbing Holland Park

SKATEBOARDING CLUB mylittleboarders.co.uk 6yrs+ Westway, Westminster Academy, Royal Oak

THE LITTLE GYM CHISWICK thelittlegym.co.uk/chiswick 3-12yrs | 3 hour themed camps Chiswick

MULTI-ACTIVITY

EALING RIDING SCHOOL ealingridingschool.biz 5yrs+ | Riding & stable management days Ealing

TEAMSPORT IN ACTON team-sport.co.uk 8yrs+ | Karting Acton

explorationsociety.co.uk Get a group of 6 friends together to take part | Shelter building, climbing, swimming, sailing, high ropes.

LET ME PLAY letmeplaysports2.moonfruit.com 11-19yrs | Free activities incl. dance, drama, sport, cookery, art, fashion and music Hammersmith

ROYAL INSTITUTION rigb.org.uk 7yrs+ | Various science-based workshops Mayfair

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

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

BEAR GRYLLS SURVIVAL ACADEMY beargryllssurvivalacademy.com 8-12yrs Ealing, Barnes

PICCOLO PLAYCENTRE piccoloplaycentre.co.uk 4-11yrs Chiswick

HIGH FLIERS high-fliers.org.uk 4-11yrs | Themed fun weeks which include creative writing, ICT, scientific enquiry and sports team-building Ealing

MINIVERSITY miniversity.com 4-12yrs | Creative learning clubs Chelsea

ROLE MODELS rolemodels.me 8-12yrs | Confidence & Resilience and Enterprise & Creativity Courses Chelsea & Notting Hill

SHARKY & GEORGE sharkyandgeorge.com 5-8yrs | Fun Days: Kites and plane flying, boat racing, art attack, nerf battles, adventure races, survival skills, science madness.


PARTIES PARTY VENUES GAMBADO CHELSEA gambado.com | 020 7384 1635 Tiger Tots, Tiger, Laser Tag & Build a Bear parties Townmead Rd, SW6 2PY

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

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

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CERAMICS CAFÉ

ST MARY’S CHURCH HALLS

CHISWICK CATHOLIC CENTRE

ceramicscafe.com | 020 8810 4422 6 Argyle Rd, W13 8AB

stmaryacton.org.uk/the-church-halls | 020 8993 0422 2 hours £95; 3 hours £125. Saturday availability is usually between 11.00-16.00. 1 The Mount, Acton High Street, W3 9NW

020 8994 9905 2 Dukes Avenue, W4 2AE

HEATHROW GYM heathrowgymnastics.co.uk | 020 8569 5069 Green Lane,, Hounslow, TW4 6DH

SNAKES AND LADDERS snakes-and-ladders.co.uk | 020 8847 0946 Soft play Syon Park, Brentford, TW8 8JF

PARTYMAN WORLD OF PLAY partymanworld.co.uk | 020 8904 9044 Vale Farm, Watford Rd, Wembley, HA0 3HG

arch197.com | 020 8987 8788 Street Dance Prebend Gardens, W6 0XT

HALLS FOR HIRE

AERIALAND

upg.org.uk | 020 7605 0800 3 halls of different sizes from £25 per hour. 87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR

aerialand.com | 07737 624 296 Aerial circus and acrobatics skills Includes kitchen and large cafeteria area for refreshments. 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT

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

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

THE LITTLE GYM thelittlegym.co.uk | 020 8994 3729 Games, music and fun activities Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

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

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

BLOSSOM & BEE blossomandbeelondon.co.uk | 07932 954 436 Rear of Welsby Court, Eaton Rise, W5 2EX

PITSHANGER COMMUNITY PLAYCENTRE

MASBRO CENTRE

GROVE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE 020 8741 3321 2 rooms for hire from £38/hour. 7 Bradmore Park Rd, W6 0DT

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

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

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

MACBETH CENTRE hfals.co.uk (under Room Hire) From £29 per hour. Macbeth Street, W6 9JJ

stdunstanschurch.org.uk | 020 8740 1383 3 rooms for hire from £30 per hour. Kitchen facilities and furniture available. Friars Place Lane, W3 7AW

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHISWICK SCHOOL chiswickschool.org | 020 8747 6699 Hall for hire. Burlington Lane, W4 3UN

allsaintsealing.org.uk | 07507 624 949 Elm Grove Rd, Ealing, W5 3JH

EALING GREEN CHURCH HALL ealinggreenchurch.org.uk | 020 8810 0136 Ealing Green, W5 5QT

ST ANDREW’S UNITED REFORMED CHURCH CENTRE standrewsealing | 020 8566 9642 Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS

ST BARNABAS CHURCH HALL barnabites.org | 020 8998 0236 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QG

BRENTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL ealing.schoolbookings.co.uk | 0333 011 0476 Greenford Ave, Hanwell, W7 1JJ

HANWELL METHODIST CHURCH HALL hanwellmethodist.info | 020 8991 1913 Methodist Church, Church Rd, W7 1DJ

DOMINION CHAPEL CHURCH HALL dominionchapel.org.uk | 020 8574 5979 Off Lady Margaret’s Rd, Southall, UB1 2BZ

KINGSDOWN METHODIST CHURCH HALL kingsdownmethodist.org.uk | 020 8567 0172 Kingsdown Ave, West Ealing, W13 9PR

SOUTH HANWELL BAPTIST CHURCH shbchurch.org.uk | 020 8840 3855 Boston Rd, Hanwell, W7 2HJ

ST JAMES CHURCH stjamesealing.org.uk | 020 8840 2586 St James Ave, West Ealing, W13 9DL

ST JOHN’S CHURCH stjohnsealing.org.uk | 020 8566 3507 Mattock Lane, West Ealing, W13 9LA

CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB linden-house.org | 020 8748 1841 6 Upper Mall, W6 9TA

ST PAUL’S CHURCH

pitshangerplaycentre.co.uk | 020 8998 1918 Meadvale Rd, W5 1LU

sph.org/hiring | 020 8748 3855 Room capacity 5-500. From £20 per hour. Queen Caroline Street, W6 9PJ

BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN LEISURE CENTRE

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

fusion-lifestyle.com | 0845 456 6675 Softplay & pool parties 658 Chiswick High Rd, TW8 0HJ

ST DUNSTAN’S EAST ACTON

ALL SAINTS EALING HALL

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

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