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started working on City Kids Magazine three years ago, researching classes, activities and events so that you didn’t have to – aiming to provide a little bit of inspiration when all your ideas have run out. But despite how much I love this job, I admit to needing the occasional kick up the backside to keep going, and a reminder of how lucky I am. I’m only human after all. One woman who I can thank for kick-starting my motivation as we career towards winter is Jo TutchenerSharp. The brain haemorrhage survivor and creator of new brand Scamp and Dude tells her story on p14, and it will inspire you. Tissues at the ready, people, especially if you’re even the slightest bit hormonal.

PHOTOGRAPHY, STYLING, HAIR AND MAKE-UP Danielle Owen The Little Revolution Productions info@thelittlerevolution.co.uk MODEL Isabel

And as you will have seen on our cover, we are searching for a new face of City Kids Magazine. If you’d like your child to grace the cover of one of our issues next year, head to p50 to find out more as well as our website www.citykidsmagazine.co.uk. Of course with Christmas on the way we’ve got some excellent stocking filler ideas, some magical fashion and some eye popping giveaways. But as you know we’re here to keep you entertained until Spring, so don’t miss another one of our brilliant Oxygen discount codes, as well as our jam-packed What’s On Calendar which sees you through until March. City Kids, the gift that keeps on giving. Happy Holidays! Victoria Evans editor@citykidsmagazine.co.uk citykidsmagazine.co.uk 07770 370 353 citykidswest @citykidswest citykidsmagazine To receive our newsletters, please sign up via our website at www.citykidsmagazine.co.uk

INDEX 04 WE LOVE 06 STOCKING FILLERS 09 WHAT’S ON 13 BEVERLEY TURNER 14 FEATURE SUPERHERO MUM 16 STYLE 17 FASHION 20 SHARKY & GEORGE

21 INTERIORS 22 FOOD JO PRATT 26 STEAM GIFTS 28 EDUCATION 33 GIVEAWAYS 34 BOOKS 37 DIRECTORIES 50 MODEL SEARCH

CITY KIDS editor Victoria Evans designer Caroline Haye education Christen Jamar features Bonita Turner interiors Mandy Colliss contributors Beverley Turner, Jo Pratt, Sharon Fried-Jones, Sharky & George, Ahrani Logan, Lianne Kolirin, Romaine Coonghe, Shirley Khan This publication may not be reproduced in whole or part by any means without prior consent of the publisher. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the content at the time of publication, the publishers shall not be held responsible in any way for any inaccuracies or omissions. The opinions of those expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher or CITY KIDS LTD. © 2016 CITY KIDS LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. T 07770 370 353


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20 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DS Telephone 020 8997 1583 admin@ harvingtonschool.com www.harvingtonschool.com

Harvington Prep School for Girls

Celebrating 125 Years in Education We prepare girls for entry into the most prestigious schools in London with excellent results and scholarships. Harvington Nursery takes girls and boys from the age of 3 until they move into the next stage of their education.The girls then progress into our Reception class and through our Prep School. The quality of the pupils learning and achievement is EXCELLENT – ISI Report 2015

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A well established local school with outstanding pastoral care

THU 8–THU 29 DEC 2016 ‘A fantastic, utterly enchanting show.’ London Evening Standard

WATERMANS PRESENTS A LYNGO THEATRE PRODUCTION

SNOW PLAY Box Office: 020 8232 1010

Giant snowballs and lots of fun in this snowy spectacular for children aged 3–8 and their families.

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CHRISTMAS shows NOW

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FROM 26 NOV

PETER PAN

SLEEPING BEAUTY

National Theatre, South Bank www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Hackney Empire www.hackneyempire.co.uk

Photograph by Sam Robinson

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

This wondrously inventive production of Peter Pan comes to the NT after a sell-out run at Bristol Old Vic. Until 28 January.

In true Hackney Empire style, this spellbinding panto will be packed with show-stopping musical routines, magic and sparkle. Until 8 January.

Lyric, Hammersmith www.lyric.co.uk www.zsl.org

Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style, all new for 2016. Until 7 January.

FROM 6 DEC

FROM 10 DEC

FROM 10 DEC

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

CINDERELLA

POTTED PANTO Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road www.garricktheatre.org

One of the best loved books of all time is now brought to the stage in a glittering new production. Until 3 January.

Paul O’Grady, Julian Clary and Amanda Holden feature among the all-star cast of everyone’s favourite panto in the West End. Until 15 January.

13 TO 31 DEC

FROM 14 DEC

21 TO 30 DEC

MIMI AND THE MOUNTAIN DRAGON

NUTCRACKER

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS

Bloomsbury Theatre www.thebloomsbury.com

Photograph by Sam Robinson

© Theatre Alibi

The London Palladium, Argyll Street www.cinderellapalladium.com

Mimi discovers a baby dragon sleeping in her woodshed. But what happens when his mother comes looking for him?

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker - Shiori Kase (c) Jason Bell Art Direction and Design Charlotte Wilkinson Studio

Photograph by Sam Robinson

Rose Theatre Kingston www.rosetheatrekingston.org

London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane www.ballet.org.uk

CBBC presenters Dan and Jeff cram seven of Britain’s best pantomimes into an absurd and hilarious 80 minutes! Until 8 January.

FROZEN The O2 Arena www.theo2.co.uk Enter a fantastical wonderland when Disney On Ice presents Frozen in a full length production skating into London this Christmas.

Over 100 dancers and musicians bring the magical Christmas ballet to life with exquisite dancing and beautiful sets. Until 7 January. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 09


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GREAT CHRISTMAS PUDDING RACE

THE PRICE

POSK Theatre, Hammersmith www.w11opera.org

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

Covent Garden www.xmaspuddingrace.org.uk

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SAIL WITH SANTA

VISIT FATHER CHRISTMAS

MR POPPER’S PENGUINS

Tower Pier, Lower Thames Street www.citycruises.com

Ham House, Richmond www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus www.mrpopperspenguinslive.com

Santa is limbering up in the North Pole, preparing to welcome festive families for a cruise along the River Thames. 3, 4, 10, 11 & 17 to 24 December.

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Be transported to a world of magic and mishap through puppetry, theatre and music from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen. 10 & 11, 17 to 22 December.

27 to 30 CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Royal Albert Hall www.royalalberthall.com

Cadogan Hall, Chelsea www.cadoganhall.com An interactive telling of Michael Rosen’s tale followed by a screening of the Classic Christmas film, with live music. 10 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Expect indoor fireworks, lasers and atmospheric lighting, while you enjoy classics like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

© Theatre Alibi

W11 Opera for Young People premieres The Price bringing new opera to life with a cast of over 70 young people.

National Trust Images / Rob Stothard

Raising cash for Cancer Research UK, see who can get across the line first without dropping their puddings.

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© Ludovic des Cognets

Jeff Eden

Kew Gardens www.kew.org/christmas

Kew is transformed into a magical explosion of festive colour, as visitors embark on a mile long illuminated trail taking in the North Pole Village. Until 2 January.

10 & 11

Mr & Mrs Popper and their remarkable family of performing penguin puppets come to London just in time for Christmas.

28 to 30 UPSIDE DOWN CHRISTMAS The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Be inspired by the gallery’s Impressionists exhibition from Australia to make sunny works of art in this holiday activity.


January 6 to 11

NEW YEAR’S DAY PARADE

JUNGLE BOOK

Green Park to Westminster www.londonparade.co.uk

Rose Theatre Kingston www.rosetheatrekingston.org

9 & 10 GANDINI JUGGLING: SMASHED

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IRON BODY BUILDING

LEGO BRICK ANIMALS

Unicorn Theatre, Tooley Street www.unicorntheatre.com

London Wetland Centre, Barnes www.wwt.org.uk

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MAGICAL LANTERN FESTIVAL Chiswick House & Gardens, Chiswick www.magicallantern.uk

Returning to London for a second year, the theme for this year’s unique family-friendly festival is Explore the Silk Road. Until 26 February.

29 BIG FISH LITTLE FISH FAMILY RAVE Scala, King’s Cross www.bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk Alex Paterson of The Orb will be on the decks at this big boogies event in King’s Cross.

Make an Iron Man in this workshop to mark the arrival of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man to the Unicorn.

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Quiet morning sessions are ideal for young skaters of all abilities at this ice rink outside Henry VIII’s historic home.

Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

National Trust Images / Rob Stothard

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Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey www.hamptoncourtpalaceicerink.co.uk

Kipling’s great adventure is brought to the stage by Rose Youth Theatre in an exciting new musical adaptation.

Be transported to a world of magic and mishap through puppetry, theatre and music from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.

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HAMPTON COURT ICE RINK

THE FAIRY QUEEN

Peacock Theatre, Holborn www.mimelondon.com

Part of the London International Mime Festival, Smashed sees the stars of this show perform juggling acts like never before.

Until

© Theatre Alibi

Kids will love this colourful way to bring in the new year, with bands, cheerleaders, clowns, acrobats and more.

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

Jeff Eden

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An awesome trail of Lego sculputres that will sit among some of their real-life cousins at the London Wetland Centre. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 11


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WHAT’S ON

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The Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk

Science Museum, South Kensington www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

9 to 19

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

CHILD’S PLAY

A new photography exhibition which aims to raise awareness and generate debate around the complex nature of child’s play.

9 & 10

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The SSE Arena, Wembley www.strictlycomedancinglive.com

This museum sleepover features hands-on workshops, science shows, a film in the IMAX Theatre and a tasty breakfast.

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Grab your sequins and plenty of bling for the live stadium tour of every one’s favourite talent show.

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Southbank Centre www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon www.polkatheatre.com

Children take over Southbank Centre for two weeks, as Imagine returns with theatre, music, dance, film and comedy.

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National Theatre www.nationaltheatre.org.uk Shakespeare for younger audiences at half term, set against a vibrant urban backdrop bursting full of excitement, colour, dancing and live song.

15 to 17

© Theatre Alibi

THE PARTY

National Trust Images / Rob Stothard

IMAGINE

An endlessly entertaining acrobatic circus show with clowning, juggling, cycling and tumbling… and even pass the parcel.

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FAMILY ACTIVITY DAY:

THE VENERABLE VICTORIANS Fulham Palace www.fulhampalace.org

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© Ludovic des Cognets

Jeff Eden

From

Watermans www.watermans.org.uk Based on the Raymond Briggs story, and from the same company that brought you Father Christmas, this promises to be a very special half term show as an enormous snowy bear teams up with a little girl.

Richmond Theatre www.mrbloomlive.co.uk Mr Bloom and his Veggies are preparing for a very special occasion - can you help get the allotment ready?


BEVERLEY TURNER

FEAR More women are more frightened of giving birth than ever before in the history of humanity - fact. Recent surveys suggest that one in four first time mums, and one in three second timers, are terrified of what should be the best day of their lives. This is no surprise to those of us who work in the birth community. A global pandemic of fear has subsumed what must always have been a healthy trepidation towards bringing a new life into the world. It’s a massive responsibility and the sheer physics of getting “that out of that” seems insane, despite the fact that human beings (as we know them) have been managing to reproduce for 200,000 years.

Seek out the best medical support you can afford to ensure continuity-of-care in your pregnancy and labour. A known midwife has been proven to ease every pregnant woman’s fears. Work through your feelings with a hypnobirthing coach, who can help you to minimise their impact. And join an ante-natal course that will empower you with knowledge and positivity, along with other women going through the same feelings.

More women are more frightened of giving birth than ever before in the history of humanity

It’s ironic of course that, as birth has become more medicalised, with the intention of making the process safer, it has also become more frightening. This was never the aim of medical professionals (unless you live in Brazil where common tales of women being bullied in labour, and enforced caesareans will stop you in your tracks). But a consequence of hospitalising such a large majority of births is that it has become shut away; sanitised and kept out of the sight of young women.

When other women launch into terrifying tales of awful births, politely state that it’s not helpful for you to hear that with labour around the corner and change the subject. Or, put your fingers in your ears and shout, “La! La! La! I’m not listening to your awful story, you psychotic torturer!” The approach you choose will largely depend on how well you know this person, and whether you intend to remain friends.

If you think you may be suffering from Tokophobia – a genuine, debilitating fear of labour, talk to your midwife.

As with everything in life, the unknown is eminently more frightening than the real. Instead, we have our pick of dramatic, media-based births that allow directors to use their ‘thingsare-going-wrong’ music, and labour is used to signpost pain, terror, blood and near (or in some particularly disturbing scenes) actual death. It really is no wonder that more and more women are spending 40 weeks of pregnancy with their legs crossed wondering how the hell they are going to survive that shit. It takes a fierce mentality to keep those images from seeping into your mind and locking your cervix perfectly shut. So don’t think you’re alone in being frightened of labour. There is a lot that you can do to alleviate your anxieties. Founder of Natal Hypnotherapy, Maggie Howell, says that all fear is surmountable, “always remember that ‘fear is not real’ and ‘fear is a choice’. At any given time, you can make a choice to stop being scared about something which may or may not happen in the future. Just because your aunt had a terrible birth, or the section rate at your hospital is high or you’ve binge watched One Born Every Minute – does not mean that those experiences have to become your experience.”

If you think you may be suffering from Tokophobia – a genuine, debilitating fear of labour (this actually keeps some women from ever falling pregnant), talk to your midwife. Tokophobic women may be able to access therapeutic, mental health services, which will often take them on a journey to uncover the seed of their anxiety. They may be offered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or hypnosis to clear out the negative blockages at the back of the mind. It is also completely reasonable to ask for a Caesarean birth in these circumstances.

HYPNOBIRTHING oliviasouthey.com CONTINUITY OF CARER Independent Midwives imuk.org.uk

TIPS FOR DEALING WITH FEAR

JOIN AN ANTE-NATAL GROUP thebloomingbunch.co.uk GOOD BIRTH STORIES positivebirthmovement.org KNOW YOUR RIGHTS FOR BIRTH CHOICE birthrights.org.uk

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SUPERHERO MUM JO TUTCHENER- SHARP, FOUNDER OF SCAMP & DUDE, TELLS VICTORIA EVANS HOW SERIOUS ILLNESS INSPIRED HER TO HELP OTHERS There’s a quite a story behind Scamp & Dude, can you tell us about it? I had a brain haemorrhage in October 2015, then had surgery to remove a blood tumour in January 2016. While I was in hospital recovering from the surgery, and desperately missing my kids, I came up with this idea. It really struck me how difficult it must be for kids when their parents are seriously ill; the time away in hospital and the recovery time at home - it’s so hard for kids. Even though mine had their amazing dad, and my wonderful parents with them, I knew they would find it hard when I wasn’t around. I wished there was something I could have given them, something to watch over them, to keep them safe, and to make them think I was close. Hence the creation of the Superhero Sleep Buddy. It’s a Superhero comforter, in the form of a shaped dinosaur or bunny cushion, that can sit on the bed and watch over kids while they sleep. On the back is a pocket that 14 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK


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holds a photograph of the person they want to keep close. For every Superhero Sleep Buddy sold, we donate one to a vulnerable child: whether they have a seriously ill parent, have lost a parent, or are in hospital themselves and need a Superhero to have their back. We are working with some amazing charities such as Don’t Forget the Kids and Grief Encounter, as well as with London’s leading children’s hospital. How did the family cope while you were ill? My family were absolutely brilliant. After the haemorrhage, I was really unwell. I used to go back to my parents’ house, while my husband was working, and spend time with my kids. It was very scary as there was a possibility I could have had another haemorrhage at any time. So, it was hard for everyone, but they all gathered round, stayed positive, kept smiling, and we all got through it. It felt like we were all going through this together. I actually spent most of my time worrying about how they were all feeling, my kids, my husband, my parents, my sisters, and my closest friends. I knew this wasn’t easy for anyone. I kept thinking about single parents, or parents who don’t have close family around. It’s such a horribly hard thing to go through, despite having an amazing network around me, supporting me. I am very aware that not everyone has this, and it was this thought that drove me to try and help in some way. How did the link up with Liberty come about? Through the power of Instagram! I have worked in the beauty industry for many years. The beauty buyer for Liberty and I followed each other on Instagram. I sent her a direct message asking if she could

introduce me to their kids’ buyer. She replied, ‘well, as fate would have it, it’s me!’ She had taken over kids, as well as beauty, so it really was fate! She invited me in to present the collection to her. The rest is history. Liberty is my absolute favourite store in the world. I couldn’t be happier that Scamp & Dude will be there.

times when I was facing brain surgery, thinking about my kids growing up without me. It really affected me, but it gave me the strong desire to do good and help others. It was this desire that led to the creation of Scamp & Dude.

What’s a typical day like for you, or is there one? I get the boys ready, then take Sonny to school while my husband drops Jude at nursery. I then head to the office, put my head down and try to get as much done before 3pm, when I have to go and collect Sonny from school. He’s only just started school, in September, so I am still getting used to these shorter working days, which can be a challenge when your to-do list is the size of Mars. I spend my days dealing with the factories, making decisions, checking samples and providing feedback (I am a nightmare client as I’m a huge perfectionist), working with web designers, designing my next collection, dealing with all of the safety tests and legalities that come with starting a brand; the list goes on and on. What have you learned from previous business experiences, which has helped you this time? Running your own business is not for the work-shy. I become completely obsessed with whatever business I am working on. I live and breathe it. My haemorrhage was caused by stress, so I am now more aware of not getting into horribly stressful situations. I’ve changed my life in order to make it less stressful, more fulfilling and meaningful. I went through some dark CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 15


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Harvington Prep School for Girls

Celebrating 125 Years in Education We prepare girls for entry into the most prestigious schools in London with excellent results and scholarships. Harvington Nursery takes girls and boys from the age of 3 until they move into the next stage of their education.The girls then progress into our Reception class and through our Prep School. The quality of the pupils learning and achievement is EXCELLENT – ISI Report 2015

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Harvington Prep School for Girls

Celebrating 125 Years in Education We prepare girls for entry into the most prestigious schools in London with excellent results and scholarships. Harvington Nursery takes girls and boys from the age of 3 until they move into the next stage of their education.The girls then progress into our Reception class and through our Prep School. The quality of the pupils learning and achievement is EXCELLENT – ISI Report 2015

A well established local school with outstanding pastoral care

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SHARKY & GEORGE CHRISTMAS DAY CAN TEST EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY, AND IT CAN BE HARD TO KEEP EVERYONE ENTERTAINED. WE’VE COLLATED OUR BEST IDEAS AT SHARKY & GEORGE HQ TO TO HELP MAKE THIS THE BEST CHRISTMAS DAY FOR EVERYONE. challenge during the meal, without being busted by anyone. For example, “Smuggle a sprout into your neighbour’s water glass”. If you get caught, there should be a bowl full of forfeits that you have to choose from (eg. dance around the table like a chicken).

The Farmyard Carols One musical(ish) person is nominated “Conductor”. Everyone else is split into groups of 3 or 4 people. The Conductor tells each group which farmyard animal they represent for the carols, and that they should practice their sounds loudly. The Conductor then uses a stick, or spoon, as their baton to silence the choir. When the Conductor chooses a favourite carol, he or she points to a group, which then starts to sing the tune through the medium of their animal’s sound. The Conductor chooses when to point at different groups throughout the song. The overall effect is magical. Challenge under the plate One person in the family writes out a challenge for each person present at lunch, then places it under their corresponding place mats or plates. When everyone sits down to lunch, they secretly read their challenge. The aim is to execute the 20 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Decanter Banana, Banana Decanter Now, this is messy, but it is utterly brilliant! Get a decanter, or bottle, with a wide neck and pour a couple of shots of warmed brandy in. Peel a banana. Light a scrap of paper or napkin, and drop it into the decanter. Let the brandy catch fire. Then place one end of the banana into the mouth of the decanter. As the flame uses up all the oxygen in the bottle, the banana will, revoltingly, get sucked in and plop to the bottom of the decanter! Make sure you have a decent bottle brush to wash up afterwards. Christmas practical jokes The best Christmas practical joke to play on the most annoying relative is the animal game. You set up the game as “animal charades”, where the rest of the family must guess what animal the actor is portraying. When choosing the ‘victim’, make sure you select someone who is very confident in their acting ability; someone who won’t mind being teased a little. Before you take the actor (or victim!) out of the room to tell them what animal they must be, secretly tell an accomplice what animal the actor will be. When you’re outside, your accomplice then tells everyone what animal the actor will try to be. When the actor returns, everyone guesses every animal they can think of, EXCEPT the correct one! Watch

as the poor actor tears their hair out with frustration! Indoor fireworks display Always brilliant fun after Christmas lunch. Make sure you remember to do them on a foil covered plate so you don’t burn holes in the table (just google “indoor fireworks”). And, if that isn’t enough … Christmas Boxed Up We can put together bespoke boxes - one for each family member. Each box is linked to the other with corresponding contents, but the contents will vary. Base everything on a traditional Christmas theme, with an awesome twist. Whilst getting creative, the family discovers clues to crack the secret code that opens a mysterious, locked briefcase. The family needs to work together to decipher each part, to reveal the final surprise in the case! Let us know if you would like more details. Companies at Christmas We have organised and provided entertainment for children at hundreds of corporate Christmas parties over the years. If you are thinking about having a family Christmas party in your office this year, do get in touch - we’d love to help out. We love the challenge of looking after children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. With a combination of big games, a huge range of activities, arts and crafts, and, of course, our ace team of guys and girls, we will make sure that everyone joins in the fun - even the grown ups! www.sharkyandgeorge.com


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Piet Hein Eek’s delightfully distressed and super realistic Scrapwood wallpaper forms the backdrop to the room with Oeuf NYC’s contemporary white Sparrow cotbed taking centre stage. A snuggly Berber rug creates softness underfoot with Tom Raffield’s No.1 pendant sculpturally echoing the wooden theme. Night lights will add a welcoming warming glow to the nursery; the White Rabbit or lovely Lying Fawn lamps are bright enough to sit and read a book by and soft enough to gently illuminate to help your little one sleep. Dress the room with a range of enchanting wooden framed art prints, a smart toy storage bag with a splash of zingy colour and cosy cushions to complete a magical woodland themed nursery. 1. The No. 1 Pendant (oak) - Tom Raffield £295 www.tomraffield.com 2. Fiona Walker Hare Wall Mounted Animal Head - Hurn & Hurn £63 www.hurnandhurn.com 3. Piet Hein Eek Scrapwood 07 Wallpaper - Amara £199 www.amara.com 4. Circus Bruno, Circus Ruby, Circus Ellie A4 Art Prints - Seventy Tree £15 (each) www.seventytree.co.uk 5. Heico White Rabbit Light - Petit Home £41 www.petithome.co.uk 6. Oeuf Sparrow Cot (white) - Funky Little Darlings £672 www.funkylittledarlings.co.uk 7. Toy Storage Bag (cross) - Wildfire Teepees £55 www.wildfireteepees.com 8. Lying Deer Lamp - Trouva £95.99 www.trouva.com 9. Benni Rug - Plantation Rug Company £300 www.plantationrug.co.uk 10. Star Cushion (grey) - Funky Little Darlings £49 www.funkylittledarlings.co.uk 11. Tartan Stag Cushion - Funky Little Darlings £49 www.funkylittledarlings.co.uk Mandy Colliss, owner of children’s home decor site www.funkylittledarlings.co.uk and specialist children’s interior designer CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 21


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anding out some homemade edible gifts for the teachers, friends or family this Christmas is guaranteed to earn you and the kids plenty of gold stars (or a good school report next term). These festive treats are really fun to make and easy enough to get the kids involved, too. You’ll probably have all the clearing up to do, but I’m afraid that’s all part of being a parent! My advice is to save some of the goodies for yourself (especially the Chocolate Cherry Liqueur) and it’ll all be worth it!

WHITE CHOCOLATE, ORANGE AND CRANBERRY COOKIES MAKES about 12 125g butter, softened 75g caster sugar finely grated zest of 1 orange 1 egg yolk 150g plain flour 100g white chocolate drops 50g dried cranberries Preheat the oven to 180ºC/fan 160ºC/gas 4. 1.

Beat together the butter and sugar until it is pale and creamy, either in an electric mixer or if you are feeling energetic, then by hand. Beat in the orange zest and egg yolk. Add the flour, half of the white chocolate drops and cranberries. Mix until you have a smooth dough, with the only lumps being the chocolate and cranberries.

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FOOD BY JO PRATT

MAKES 26 x 8 cm biscuits (or more or less, depending on the size of your pastry cutter).

125g light muscovado sugar

375g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

1 tbsp black treacle

2 tbsp ground ginger

1 tbsp golden syrup

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp ground cinnamon

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Sift together the flour, ginger, cocoa, cinnamon and baking powder. 2. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric hand whisk until it is slightly creamy. Add the treacle, golden syrup and egg. Beat until smooth. 3. Using a wooden spoon, gradually add the flour mixture, a little at a time so the flour doesn’t go everywhere, and then finish off with your hands to form a smooth dough, kneading lightly on the worktop. 4. Roll the gingerbread dough out on a flour dusted worktop, to around the thickness of a £1 coin. Using a pastry cutter,

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PS… Once made these will keep, un-decorated, for 3 weeks in an airtight container and decorate when required. If they are decorated too soon, they will become soft.

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CHOCOLATE CHERRY LIQUEUR MAKES about 800ml 200g good quality milk chocolate, broken into pieces 300ml single cream 400ml Cherry Brandy 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Melt the chocolate and cream in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, or gently in the microwave. Stir well until the mixture is smooth, cover with cling film and leave to cool to room temperature. Once it’s cool, stir in the Cherry Brandy.

There are more recipes to suit all members of the family in Jo’s “In the Mood for Quick Family Food”

Pour the Chocolate Cherry Liqueur into 1 or 2 sterilized glass bottles and store at room temperature. Before drinking or pouring over ice-cream, shake the bottle lightly before using. The liqueur will last for a good few weeks (if it isn’t all drunk before then).

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“Every parent would say they want their daughter to develop into a happy and confident young woman. At Notting Hill & Ealing they make it happen.” Good Schools Guide

September 2017 Entry ADMISSION AT 4+ (RECEPTION) AND 7+ (YEAR 3) For details of admissions procedure, open days, occasional vacancies in other year groups or to request a prospectus, please contact the Registrar on: 020 8991 2165 enquiries@nhehs.gdst.net www.nhehs.gdst.net

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“Outstanding” in all categories, Diocesan Inspection, 2016

Spring Open Day Saturday 11th March 2017 10am – 12noon Main entry points are Nursery, Reception, 11 plus and Sixth Form with entry considered in other years, subject to availability. A school mini-bus service runs to Chiswick, Acton and Ealing. We are located close to major transport links. To book a place on one of our Open Events, please visit www.sapriory.com

Featured in the Good Schools Guide London Edition

St Augustine’s Priory, Hillcrest Road, Ealing, London W5 2JL Email: admissions@sapriory.com Tel: 0208 997 2022 www.sapriory.com Leading Ealing Catholic Independent Day School for girls aged 3-18 set in 13 acres of stunning grounds


EDUCATION XTRONAUT THE GAME OF SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION For 2-4 Players Age 7+ Xtronaut, released in September 2016 to coincide with the launch of NASA’s inaugural asteroid mission OSIRIS-REx To Bennu And Back, is the first board game grounded in actual NASA missions. The mission will only be complete when the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft brings a sample of the Bennu asteroid back to Earth in--wait for it--seven years! In the meantime, the asteroid mission’s lead scientist Professor Dante Lauretta has created Xtronaut to keep us busy on Earth whilst we wait. The game’s attention to detail and scientific accuracy are thanks to him and his highly experienced team. Dante told CITY KIDS that he hopes this game will enthuse and inspire children (and parents, too!) to delve more into space and STEM subjects. Amazon price: £51 (variable)

VIEWMASTER VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) PACK

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ALL THE WAY With Christmas around the corner, we know your attention will be turned to trees, tinsel and Christmas lists in no time. If you’re keen on your kids having a little education thrown in there’s a host of STEM/ STEAM-inspired toys and gifts on offer. Ahrani Logan has selected her favourites. BBC MICRO:BIT Age 11+

Inspiring a new generation of coders, the BBC released the micro:bit first into schools, and then from July, to the general public. Sized at 4x5 cm, it’s a fun and easy-to-use pocket-sized computer. Kids can create games, animations, and scrolling stories using this nifty programmable piece of kit. Bluetooth Smart technology means you can connect your micro:bit to other devices. USB and battery power box need to be purchased separately.

Age 8+ Virtual reality has really taken off in 2016 and this toy, released earlier this year, offers a great entry point for kids. For those of you who remember your old Viewmaster, be ready to upgrade! Using a smart phone app, the new Viewmaster offers a kid-friendly VR experience with 360-degree immersion into a range of scenarios through the Viewmaster VR “Experience Packs,” which include Wildlife, Destinations, and Space. Although Viewmaster VR works with most phones, check your phone’s compatibility first. Experience Packs need to be purchased separately. A delightful upgrade from Google Cardboard VR. Happy immersion! Amazon price: £14.99 (variable) RRP £22.99 Experience Packs: £3.99 (variable) RRP £7.99 26 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Amazon price: £14.80 (variable) RRP £14.97

HAPE DISCOVERY SPACESHIP AND LIFT OFF ROCKET Age 3+ Not your average doll’s house, this toy is designed to look like a real space shuttle. It even contains a treadmill for budding astronauts who want to recreate Tim Peake’s London Marathon in space! With 37 birch wood pieces, it requires some easy assembly, which you might want to do ahead of Christmas morning so your child can take off immediately! Amazon price: £78.99 (variable) RRP £104.99 Also available at the Science Museum


STEAMING

EDUCATION BIG BOOK OF STARS AND PLANETS

READS

by Emily Bone Age 4+

Here’s a selection of great books for all your budding scientists to get their brains whirring over the holidays.

A large interactive picture book with foldout pages featuring art based on images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. £9.99 Non-fiction Hardback

FUN SCIENCE: A GUIDE TO LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND WHY SCIENCE IS SO AWESOME by Charlie McDonnell Age 13+ By You-Tuber “charlieissocoollike” comes new Fun Science, a journey through science, written and illustrated with humour by a geeky science fan. It is designed to inspire even the least scientifically inclined teen!

THE USBORNE OFFICIAL ASTRONAUT’S HANDBOOK by Louie Stowell Age 7+ Shortlisted for The Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2016 and published in association with the UK Space Agency, this book is a stepby-step, how-to guide for budding astronauts and space scientists. With a foreword by Tim Peake, this is a fun read with fab illustrations.

£14.99 Non-fiction Hardback £6.99 Non-fiction Paperback

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by Andrea Beaty Age 6+

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The latest rhyming offering from the New York Times bestselling author of Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect. Meet Ada, another classmate asking curiosity-led questions, who loves to experiment. In the book she has to solve a household smell problem using science. A beautifully illustrated tale of perseverance.

What is Christmas without Lego? Grab some Lego bricks and use in conjunction with this great book of instruction and inspiration. It comes with its own Lego pieces to help young engineers create moving machines which can be used together to create chain reactions.

£10.99 Fiction Hardback

£12.99 Non-fiction Paperback/Box

OIDROIDS Age 5+ These cards are perfect stocking fillers: they will distract your little ones on Christmas morning whilst you get the lunch on, or provide for a little relaxing quality time after lunch over a box of Quality Street. The robots, made of high-quality, precut cardboard with colourful designs by graphic designer Jonathan Klemenze, will satisfy the artistic makers in your family. No cutting or sticking required. Winner of Brand Licensing Europe 2015 License This! Competition. Amazon price: £5.25 for a pack of 15

Ahrani Logan is CoFounder & CEO of award-winning EdTech company Peapodicity and STEM Ambassador & Mentor. Follow her on Twitter @AhraniLogan @peapodicity @AMazingSTEMM www.peapodicity.com

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THE STATE OF BOARDING

by IRFAN LATIF

A production of Henry V at Sexey’s

World Book Day at Sexey’s © Tom Balch Photography

I’m often surprised to hear that so few parents have heard of state boarding schools; but they are often recognised as the UK education’s ‘best-kept’ secret. Given that state boarding can offer a stable, caring environment and provide high-quality education, state boarding schools seem to offer the Holy Grail – all at a reasonable cost. Any student with a UK passport is eligible for state boarding. The costs are limited to the boarding element. The educational provision is, like community-based state schools, free. Therefore, state-funded boarding school fees are typically around a third of the cost of the independent sector. A state boarding school costs, roughly, £10,000 a year; a number that compares positively to private school fees, which have increased by an average of 20 per cent since 2010 – four times the rate of growth in average earnings, according to Lloyds Banking Group. That’s not a small difference, especially for London parents struggling with rising living costs, and juggling the demands of the school run and extracurriculars, while working long hours or with travel expectations. Of course, cost isn’t everything. Our children’s education is worth every penny, but pupils at my own school, Sexey’s in Bruton, Somerset 28 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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(and, no doubt, at the other 37 state boarding schools up and down the country), are also involved in their local communities. They have an understanding of how the breadth of society works, and most importantly, can converse easily with people from all walks of life. Simultaneously, they also benefit from many of the elements often valued in independent education: excellent facilities, pastoral care, and a range of extracurricular activities that promise a tailored, unique experience for each child, from music, sport, art, and drama to horse-riding and debating.

of parents by the State Boarding Forum found that over 80 per cent choose state boarding schools due to their high academic standard, and the opportunity for children to fulfil their potential.

But, what about the level of education? All state boarding schools follow the National Curriculum, and pupils take the same exams as they would in a state day school. Whilst the exams are the same, the performance typically exceeds that of many other state schools, with state boarding schools frequently featuring at the top of league tables. For example, Sexey’s achieved the best state school GCSE results in the South West this year. It was also listed as being in the Top 50 state schools across the country for their GCSE grades. The school’s A Levels this year were also strong: over 34 per cent achieving A*-A (versus 25.7 per cent nationally); and over 86 per cent reaching A*-C (versus 75 per cent nationally). A survey

Parents usually find a school that meets their requirements, no matter how specific they are. For further information, please take a look at the State Boarding Forum website www.stateboarding.org.uk.

Of course, boarding isn’t for everyone. If it is something you would consider for your child, there are 37 different state boarding schools around England - from selective to comprehensive, from co-educational to single-sex, from primary, secondary and sixth-form.

Irfan Latif is Chair of the national State Boarding Forum and Vice Chair of the Boarding School’s Association. He is also headmaster at Sexey’s School, Bruton. www.stateboarding.org.uk www.sexeys.somerset.sch.uk


EDUCATION A NEW HEAD FOR NOTTING HILL AND EALING HIGH SCHOOL Following the retirement of Ms Lucinda Hunt after eight very successful years, Notting Hill & Ealing High School are looking forward to welcoming Mr Matthew Shoults, who will be joining them in January 2017. Matthew takes over after leaving North London Collegiate School (NLCS) where he was Senior Deputy Head (Curriculum). On his appointment Matthew said “Right from my first visit to Notting Hill and Ealing, I have been struck by the school’s warm and friendly atmosphere, and how grounded and assured the girls are. The last 12 years teaching has given me a keen sense of the confidence and community which a girls’ only education can provide; I am delighted to be joining a school with such a positive and enabling ethos, which is both academic and rich in activities beyond the classroom, and with such good relations between staff and students.” www.nhehs.gdst.net

ST BENEDICT’S NEW HEAD

EXTRA CURRICULAR The Foucan Freerunning Academy is now running classes from West London Free Primary School in Hammersmith. Headed up by the founder and pioneer of Freerunning, Sebastien Foucan, kids can learn the philosophies behind his ethos as well as his belief in our connection between the natural environment and seasons of the year. And as well as the regular classes, FFA can bring their skills to your kid’s party or your corporate event. www.foucan.com

Andrew Johnson has been appointed as Headmaster of St Benedict’s School, Ealing. Andrew has been the Headmaster of Stonyhurst College in Lancashire since September 2006, and has succeeded Chris Cleugh who retired from St Benedict’s in September Andrew studied Modern Languages at Bristol University, having attended Skinners School in Tunbridge Wells. He taught at Winchester College, where he became Head of Modern Languages. He joined Birkdale School in Sheffield in September 2002 as Deputy Head before being appointed as Headmaster of Stonyhurst College in September 2006. Andrew said: “St Benedict’s begins a new chapter this year, with a significant amount of change: as well as a new Headmaster, the school has four new members of the Senior Executive Team. This is a wonderful opportunity to strive for the highest possible standards, and to build upon the many strengths the school already has.” St Benedict’s is an Independent Catholic, co-educational day school for 3 to 18 year olds.

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SCHOOL OPEN DAYS ARTS ED 11yrs+ co-ed www.artsed.co.uk Admissions secretary 020 8987 6600 AVENUE HOUSE 3-11yrs co-ed www.avenuehouse.org To book an appointment 020 8998 9981 CHISWICK AND BEDFORD PARK 3-11yrs co-ed (girls only after 7yrs) www.cbppschool.co.uk By appointment only CLIFTON LODGE 3-13yrs co-ed www.cliftonlodgeschool.co.uk Private tours during the school week Telephone 020 8579 3662 admissions@cliftonlodgeschool.co.uk DURSTON HOUSE 4-13yrs boys www.durstonhouse.org

30 June Contact Mrs Caroline Ferns, 020 8991 6532

FRANCIS HOLLAND SW1 4-18yrs girls www.fhs-sw1.org.uk 4+ 6 Feb / 13 Mar / 24 Apr / 12 June 11+ AND 13+ 22 Mar / 15 & 21 June Registrar on 020 7824 5005 or registrar@fhs-sw1.org.uk FULHAM PREPARATORY SCHOOL 4-13yrs co-ed www.fulhamprep.co.uk Call for appointment 020 7386 2444 GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER 11-18yrs girls www.godolphinandlatymer.com Usually in the Autumn Term Additional information from Mrs Lundberg, the Registrar,020 8741 1936 or registrar@godolphinandlatymer.com HAMPTON COURT HOUSE 3-18yrs co-ed www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk EARLY YEARS 9 Feb / 11 May 6TH FORM 2 Feb / 3 July GENERAL OPEN MORNINGS 4 Mar / 3 May For all entries or individual tours contact Registrar Sarah Carroll 020 8614 0587 sarah@hchnet.co.uk HAMPTON SCHOOL 11yrs+ boys www.hamptonschool.org.uk 23 Feb / 14 Mar / 20 Mar / 27 Apr 020 8979 9273 or admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk

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HARVINGTON PREP SCHOOL 3-11yrs girls www.harvingtonschool.com By appointment only 020 8997 1583 HEATHFIELD HOUSE SCHOOL 4-11yrs co-ed www.heathfieldhouse.co.uk Call for appointment 020 8994 3385 IBSTOCK PLACE 4-18yrs co-ed www.ibstockplaceschool.co.uk PREP 1 Feb / 3 May / 21 June FOR 2018 ENTRY 10 May Book via Miss Catherine Voysey 020 8392 5803 registrar@ibstockplaceschool.co.uk KEW GREEN PREP SCHOOL 4-11yrs co-ed www.kgps.co.uk 18 Jan / 8 Feb / 15 Mar / 10 May / 14 June KEW HOUSE SCHOOL 11yrs+ co-ed www.kewhouseschool.com OPEN DAYS 28 Nov / 6 Dec / 7 Dec / 13 Jan SIXTH FORM 17 Jan KINGS HOUSE SCHOOL 3-13yrs co-ed www.kingshouseschool.org For admissions 020 8940 1878 LADY ELEANOR HOLLES 7-18yrs girls www.lehs.org.uk Dates to be published shortly on web site Contact registrar@lehs.org.uk LATYMER PREP SCHOOL 7-11yrs co-ed www.latymerprep.org 13 Mar / 28 Apr / 15 May To book an appointment, email Mrs Margaret Peploe, Registrar registrar@latymerprep.org

ORCHARD HOUSE 3-11yrs co-ed www.orchardhs.org.uk Arrange visit on 020 8742 8544 or info@orchardhs.org.uk Open days are held each year in October and March QUEEN’S COLLEGE 11-18yrs girls www.qcl.org.uk 24 Jan / 3 May RAVENSCOURT PARK PREPARATORY SCHOOL 4-11yrs co-ed www.rpps.co.uk 020 8846 9153 ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIORY 3-18yrs girls www.saintaugustinespriory.org.uk WHOLE SCHOOL 11 Mar 2017 Register to attend ST BENEDICT’S 3-18yrs co-ed www.stbenedicts.org.uk enquiries@stbenedicts.org.uk 020 8862 2254 ST JAMES SCHOOLS 4-18yrs www.stjamesschools.co.uk JUNIORS Arrange tour via web site SENIOR GIRLS 17 Jan / 3 May SENIOR BOYS 7 Dec / 23 Feb / 18 May ST PAUL’S JUNIORS 7+ 8+ 11+ (previously Colet Court) www.spgs.org Usually November, call to organise a small tour ST PAUL’S GIRLS SCHOOL 11yrs+ girls www.spgs.org Open days in Autumn term only Book tour (March to June 2017) admissions@spgs.org

LATYMER UPPER SCHOOL 11-18yrs co-ed www.latymer-upper.org Admissions 020 7993 0063 admissions@latymer-upper.org

ST PAUL’S SCHOOL 13yrs+ boys www.stpaulsschool.org.uk

NOTTING HILL AND EALING HIGH SCHOOL 4-18yrs girls www.nhehs.gdst.net Admissions 020 8991 2165 enquiries@nhehs.gdst.net

THE FALCONS 3-13yrs boys www.falconsboys.co.uk registrar@falconsprep.co.uk

13+ and 16+ 9 & 23 Feb / 16 Mar Book Tour admissions@stpaulsschool.org.uk

THE HARRODIAN 4-18yrs co-ed www.harrodian.com Contact the Admissions Office on 020 8762 6321 or admissions@harrodian.com


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SCHOOL DIARIES

In the last couple of issues we’ve followed two schools with differing agendas, as they go from the planning stage to finally opening their doors. Falkner House Boys’ School prepares to select its first cohort for 2017 entry. While at Ealing Fields, staff and pupils are in the swing of things after a rather explosive start to term!

by ELEANOR DIXON

We always knew that, rather than integrating boys into Falkner House, we wanted to open a separate boys’ school. Falkner House has existed in a girls-only format for over sixty years, and we wanted to keep to what we do well. Subsequently, the new Falkner House will be a brother school to the girls’ school, with the boys and girls joining up for clubs and schoolwide events. Hopefully the best of all worlds for families.

What makes us favour single sex? Ultimately, we feel that most boys learn differently from most girls. Generally, boys make for a classroom with a tad more mess, muddle, noise and energy; there may be somewhat shorter attention spans, but also extraordinary depth of concentration. We see these traits as something to work with, not against, and have worked to find teachers that find these classic characteristics of small boys, endearing. They are specialists in getting the very best from young boys. The spiked nature of many boys’ intellectual profile is seen as a challenge rather than a problem: brilliant at English but possibly poor co-ordination; untidy handwriting but fantastic general knowledge; amazing at maths but shy. Falkner House, as with any good school, will emphasise a truly bespoke approach to each pupil. Sport and outdoor play are important for all children, but crucial for boys. Falkner House believes that free time in the playground is of huge benefit, while sport can simultaneously generate camaraderie, teach fair play and channel competitiveness. We are just now starting the exciting process of assessing our prospective 2017 Reception boys. We are looking for potential and indications of talent, rather than achievement. Working collaboratively with the boys we assess focus, concentration, working memory, a seeming wish to learn and, of course, the all-important “character.” At this young age, over thirty years of experience tells us that assessment at 4+ is an inexact science and we are well aware that if judgements are fallible for girls they are even trickier for boys-boys are different! Our team are confident though that, whilst there will be “false negatives”, there will not be “false positives”. Over the next few weeks we look forward to meeting over 60 boys before we start making the ever difficult decisions. So many great boys, but limited places …

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It was always going to be a beginning full of surprises, but when Ealing Fields opened its doors on Tuesday, 6th of September, we had no idea what was in store only a couple of days later. We still had builders at school that week wrapping up some site details; and on Thursday, they uncovered a bomb. Not a metaphorical bomb, but a real phosphorus by LEE FAITH bomb that had fallen in 1942! Although the bomb had exploded, the disturbed phosphorus still smoked - a characteristic of phosphorus - and that gave us some concern. But, once all necessary precautions had been taken, we took the experience as a good reminder that opportunities for learning can be found anywhere; and so an already memorable inaugural week gave us all accidental lessons in chemistry (properties of phosphorus!) and history (Ealing was in German bombers’ sites during the Blitz!). Since then, our days have been quieter, though we are ever busy. We took our 120 year 7 students for a three-day, two-night residential in Kent; where we balanced thoughtful, group-bonding exercises with high-adrenaline challenges such as the Leap of Faith, where students (in harnesses, for those of you thinking of health and safety!) leapt off a telegraph pole to grasp monkey bars that were just out of reach. And, as with any start of secondary school, we’ve worked hard to help the students acclimate to their new environment, implementing practices that are central to Ealing Fields’ mission, such as family dining and prep. Just last week, the last bit of signage and wayfinding went up; and I must confess to heaving a sign of relief. After so many months of hard work, Ealing Fields is up and running with everyone students and staff alike - walking along familiar paths and seeing familiar faces. But that doesn’t mean that we’re resting! As we put the finishing touches on the school, we hosted an Open Evening, attended by about 1,000 people, and 2017 applications are already coming in. Meanwhile, we’re looking past half-term to embed and consolidate what we’ve started. Students will be handed more responsibilities during family dining (where each student has a duty such as setting tables, serving, clearing, etc.); we are finetuning our selection of after-school clubs, which will include chess, cross country and coding, among others; and finally we’ve trained students to participate in our Values Shout-out, where they can commend a fellow student or member of staff for exemplifying one of our three values: Curiosity, Integrity and Courage.


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BOOK REVIEW

W

ith Christmas just around the corner, here’s the perfect excuse to splash out on those sumptuous hard backs you’ve been eyeing up all year.

PRE-SCHOOLER Dogs In Cars by Emmanuelle Walker (Flying Eye Books)

Felix

Massie

PRIMARY and

This is a super fun counting book which incorporates a huge variety of four legged friends all going for a ride in their cars. The illustrations are stylish and cheery as well as being very detailed - perfect for little fingers to try and count all of the dogs. Plus, it’s not just dogs you have to find but bones, mosquitos, and umbrellas amongst other things. Not only will this help your child with their counting, you’ll also learn the difference between a xoloitzcuintlis and a utonagans - perfect knowledge for the pub quiz.

Pandora by Victoria Turnbull (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) This is an absolutely beautiful gem of a book with a touching message about hope and new beginnings. Pandora lives on her own in a ‘land of broken things’ where other people’s trash is her treasure and she makes a home out of lost things, giving them a new lease of life. Her world is transformed when she discovers a bird with a broken wing. With plenty of TLC the bird is soon back to full health. Only to fly away. Forever. Leaving poor Pandora alone again, but in time she learns that life is worth living again. This is such an excellent book on so many levels, Victoria Turnbull’s illustrations have a retro quality to them and her use of a dark palate convey the sense disillusion of Pandora’s world.

by SHARON FRIED-JONES

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PRIMARY Illuminature by Carnovsky and written by Rachel Williams (Wide Eyed Editions) Make space on your shelves for this big beauty of a book. Using the three magic viewing lenses which are included in every edition, this is a real shared experience as you discover which animals inhabit which environment. This is a really technicoloured experience as the colours literally jump out of the page. Designed by Milan-based partnership Carnovsky and written by Rachel Williams (also author of the brilliant Atlas of Adventures) it’s jam packed with facts from animal from all over the world. This is a really visually arresting book for those curious about nature.


BOOK REVIEW

JUNIOR The White Fox by Jackie Morris (Barrington Stoke) Inspired by a true story of an Artic fox who climbed into a rubbish truck and ended up in Seattle, this is a real heart-warming wintery story which covers grief, bullying, and a road trip which finally bonds a father and son. And all because of a fox. Since the death of his mother, Sol lives alone with his dad, but the weight of grief is so all pervading that the dad has become distant from Sol as he comes to terms with the loss of his wife. School isn’t a happy place either and he spends his days trying to dodge the bullies who tease him, because of his ‘black hair and dark eyes,’ calling him Shamon boy. So Sol spends his time down at the docks and it’s there he spies a white fox – a fox the dockers manage to catch. A fox, he, along with his dad decide to return back to the wild in Alaska, which is where is grandparents live. A place which holds painful memories for the dad but happy memories for Sol. Dreamy illustrations accompany this cleverly woven tale that will really get young minds thinking.

JUNIOR

SENIOR

A Year Full of Stories 52 Folk Tales and Legends from All Around the World by Angela McAllister and illustrated by Christopher Corr (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)

The Song from Somewhere Else by A.F Harrold and illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Bloomsbury)

Travel the world without leaving the sitting room with this fantastic treasury celebrating 52 stories from across the globe. There’s a tale for every week of the year and each one ties in with popular celebrations, events and seasons including Valentine’s Day, Easter, Harvest, Christmas plus many more. There are stories from every continent, gathering folk tales, myths and traditions which have been bought to life by the award-winning Angela Mcallister. Short enough to keep attention spans going, but long enough to ponder the message and meaning which lies within each story, coupled with Christopher Corr’s beautiful and colourful illustrations, this book is a real must-have that will entertain children and adults alike.

From the same author as The Imaginary, A.F Harrold returns with another story mixing dark with light, this time looking at the theme of bullying. When Frank’s bike is thrown into stinging nettle by the local bullies, an strange boy called Nick saves the day. From here the pair strike up an unlikely friendship and when Frank finds something magical in Nick’s basement, it all makes sense about his mysterious background. The illustrations are stunning, dark and brooding and compliment this story of differences and what it means to fit in. Quirky and beautiful.

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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BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS MONDAYS

CHISWICK FRENCH CLUB chiswickfrenchclub.co.uk 09.00 0-5yrs French breakfast Ravenscourt Park, W6 0TH

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

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 0-5yrs 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 0-5yrs Various classes 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 Rd, 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

ARTFUL TODDLER | ARTS & CRAFT artfultoddler.com/chiswick-london 15.00 & 16.00 Chiswick Methodist Church, 52 Sutton Court Rd, W4

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

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


CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH

...WEDNESDAYS GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 0-5yrs 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

ARTFUL TODDLER | ARTS & CRAFT artfultoddler.com/chiswick-london 9.45 & 10.30 Chiswick Methodist Church, 52 Sutton Court Rd, W4

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

BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL

GYMBOREE

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

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

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

BOOKTIME BABIES | READING & MESSY PLAY booktimebabies.co.uk 11.15 & 14.30 Sitting age to 18mths St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Rd, W4 3DY

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

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE

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

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

UN’ORA INSIEME | ITALIAN 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

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

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOL OF DANCE

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC

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

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

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BABY SONG

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.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 | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 0-5yrs. 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

CHISWICK FRENCH CLUB chiswickfrenchclub.co.uk 09.30 0-5yrs French Nursery Rhymes & First Adventure 11.30 Comptines en français 12.30 French-speaking families meet-up & picnic Ravenscourt Park, W6 0TH


BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS FRIDAY FRIENDS | PLAYGROUP

CROUCHING TIGER KARATE

KIDDIKICKS | FOOTBALL

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

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

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

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

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

KITE STUDIOS | ART

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

ITALIAN STORYTIME mammaalinglese.wordpress.com 16.00 Over 2yrs Also one Saturday per month St Peter’s Church, Southfield Rd, W4 1BB

SATURDAYS

ROCKS LANE | FOOTBALL COACHING rockslane.co.uk | 020 8994 1313 10.30 Under 4yrs A 11.00 Under 4yrs B. 16 week terms.

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

RHYME TIME

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

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

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

PLAY MANDARIN

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL

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

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

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS

MINI MULTIPLES | TWINS/ TRIPLETS CLUB younghounslow.info | 020 8583 5603 10.00 0-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

willtowin.co.uk/chiswick | 020 8994 1466 12.00 3-5yrs Mini Tots drop-in Will to Win Chiswick, Chiswick House Grounds (A4 Entrance), W4 2RP

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

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

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 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 Acton Park, Ravenscourt Park & Turnham Green

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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 ,TW7 5EH

QUACKERS PLAYGROUP stjohnandstjames.org.uk 09.45 Under 4yrs Term time only St James Church, 32 St James Avenue, 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 Gardens, W13 0DH

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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

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

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

WEDNESDAYS

LONDON BABY SWIM

YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM

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

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

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

INNOVATION DANCE 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

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

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, 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

THE CREATION STATION 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

FF4K MINI KICKERS footyfun4kidslondon.com | 07957 360 742 09.45 2-4yrs Football and Multi skills Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR

JUMPING JELLYBEANS 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

GREAT AND SMALL STAY & PLAY 10.00 Under 4yrs St Paul’s Church, Ridley Ave, W13 9XW

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

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 9mths-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


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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 18mths-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, 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, 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, W13 9 QD

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

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

JUMPING JELLYBEANS

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

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

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

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, W5 2BY

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

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GYMBOREE

WILL TO WIN

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

willtowin.co.uk 09.15 3yrs football drop in 09.45 4-5 yrs football drop in 12.00 & 12.30 3-5yrs Mini tots tennis drop in Pitshanger Park, W13 8DJ 09.15 3 yrs football drop in 09.45 4-5yrs football drop in 13.00 3-5 yrs Mini tots tennis drop in Lammas Park, Ealing, W13 9NJ

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

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

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LITTLE KICKERS

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

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, 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, W13 9 QD

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

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

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

SUNDAYS GRASSHOPPERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB 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 , TW7 5EH

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

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

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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

CUBS, SCOUTS, BROWNIES 1ST CHISWICK BROWNIES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Oxford Rd North (Scout Hut) THUR

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

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

11TH CHISWICK BROWNIES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only St Michael’s Church, Elmwood, W4 3DY FRI

6TH CHISWICK RAINBOWS 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 TUE

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

CHISWICK FRENCH CLUB chiswickfrenchclub.co.uk FRI

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

LIBRARIES ASKEW ROAD LIBRARY lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863 8-12yrs Chatterbooks term-time only MON SAT

8-12yrs Games Club once a month THU

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING

HAMMERSMITH LIBRARY lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3820 Poetry Club TUE

NUMERACY

Homework Club THU

kumon.co.uk Acton Central, St Mary’s Church Hall, 1 The Mount, W3 9NW 020 8998 3379 MON WED

Art Club every two weeks THU

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

KUMON

Acton West, West Acton Youth & Community Ctr, Churchill Grdns, W3 0JN TUE SAT Chiswick Town Hall, W4 4JN 020 8876 9954 MON TUE

Storytime WED

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

MUSIC

Ealing South, Polygon Centre, St Mary’s Road, W5 5RH TUE FRI SAT

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 TUE SAT

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

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN ACTON BALLET SCHOOL 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

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 FUNKY MOVES DANCE

URBAN ACES

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

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

INNOVATION DANCE EALING

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

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

ARTS ED

NEW DANCE VENTURES

ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL

WEST LONDON SCHOOL OF DANCE westlondonschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 8743 3856 4yrs+ Ballet, tap, jazz, singing 58 Bulwer Street, W12 8AP

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

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

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

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOL OF DANCE

PASSION DANCE ACADEMY

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS

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

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

DANCE GALLERY 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

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

EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE 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

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

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

PLEASING DANCE SCHOOL OF BALLET 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

SA DANCE www.sa-dance.co.uk | 07863 555 817 Ballet, modern, tap, jazz, contemporary and pilates. Classes for children & adults. Blossom & Bee, Rear of Welsby Court, Eaton Rise, W5 2EX WED Ealing Town Hall, W5 2BY THU SAT

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

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

ESTA 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

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

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

THE ITALIA CONTI RUISLIP

MAKE BELIEVE

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

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

PERFORM perform.org.uk | 020 7255 9120 4-12yrs+ Drama and dance Westway Sports And Fitness, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL THU

All Saints Church, W5 3JH WED

Brook Green, Masbro Children’s Centre,87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR SAT

St Martin’s Church Hall, W3 9SQ THU

St Andrew’s Church Hall, W14 9SX THU St Mary’s West Kensington, W14 9BA FRI St Peter’s Hall,59A Portobello Rd, W11 3DB WED FRI

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Askew Road Church, W12 9RN TUE Arch 197, 75 Prebend Gardens, W6 0XT THU Arts Educational Schools, 14 Bath Rd, W4 1LY SUN Chiswick Town Hall, W4 4JN TUE Ark Priory Primary Academy, Acton Lane, W3 8NR MON All Saints Church, Elm Grove Rd, W5 3JH THU Kew Community Centre, St Luke’s in the Avenue, TW9 2AJ THU 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 schoolofcomedy.com | 07912 222 670 Stand-up, improvisation 4yrs+ Chiswick Notting Hill

SONG ACADEMY 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

STAGECOACH stagecoach.co.uk | 020 8398 4709 4-18yrs Drama, Dance and Singing Chiswick Strand on the Green School, Thames Rd, W4 3NX FRI William Hogarth School, Duke Rd, W4 2JR SAT


LITTLE & BIG KIDS STAGECOACH

RICHER EDUCATION

stagecoach.co.uk | 020 8398 4709 4-18yrs Drama, Dance and Singing Addison Primary School, Addison Gdns, Blythe Rd, W14 0DT | 020 8398 8106 FRI

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

St Barnabas &St Philips School, 58 Earls Court Rd, W8 6EJ SAT

THE BUILD IT WORKSHOP

6-18yrs Main school Kew 020 8487 1456 FRI

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

Kensington United Reformed Church, Allen Str, W8 6BL SAT

SPORT

THEATRE STUDIO WEST

ATHLETICS

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

YOUNG PERFORMERS watermans.org.uk Course for 8-12yrs and 13-18yrs to build theatre skills such as devising, script work, voice work, ensemble, physicality and new writing. Watermans, Brentford, TW8 0DS WED

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

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 chelseafc.com/soccer-schools Barnes SAT

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

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

SHOOTING STARZ shootingstarz.co.uk | 07549 982 243 Football, netball, multi-skills 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

KIDDIKICKS LA LIGA SOCCER

WE MAKE FOOTBALLERS

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

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE

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

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

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 3-10yrs. Drop in and term-time courses Lammas Park, Ealing, W13 9NJ MON WED THU SAT Pitshanger Park, Ealing, W13 8DJ SAT

GYMASTICS & YOGA AERIALAND aerialand.com | 07737 624 296 5yrs+ Term-time aerial circus skills 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 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 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

MARTIAL ARTS 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

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 LET’S PLAY NETBALL letsplaynetball.co.uk 6yrs+ Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN

ROCKS LANE HIGH 5 rockslane.co.uk Term-time junior netball league Chiswick Common Road, W4 FRI

WILL TO WIN NETBALL willtowin.co.uk High 5 and 7-a side term-time courses 7-11yrs (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) Chiswick House Grounds (off A4), W4 2RP FRI Lammas Park, W13 9NJ TUE Pitshanger Park, W13 8DJ MON

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

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

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 TENNIS willtowin.co.uk 3yrs+ Mini Tots / Mini Red / Organge / Green / Yellow Drop-in, courses and free court time for kids Chiswick House Grounds (off A4), W4 2RP Lammas Park, Ealing Pitshanger Park, Ealing MON TUE 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 / 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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artsed.co.uk 4-16yrs | Drama, musical performances, improv & imaginative play. Chiswick

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

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS

POP & STAGE SCHOOL ACADEMY

chiswicktheatrearts.com 4-14yrs Chiswick

pssa.co.uk 4-18yrs | Themed week-long camps Chiswick

ART & DESIGN

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

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

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

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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 3-16yrs | Week-long tennis, football & netball camps Chiswick, Ealing

ON THE BALL TENNIS

EXPLORATION SOCIETY

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

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

EXCEL SPORTS CAMPS 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

SPORTS GENERATION

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

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

TEAMSPORT IN ACTON

DUKES MEADOWS

ALFRED & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS

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

THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB

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

albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk Circus and creative arts Hammersmith

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

MULTI-ACTIVITY

EALING CRICKET CLUB

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

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

CHISWICK COURSES

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.

BLUE{shift} blueshiftcoding.com 5-12yrs | Everything from Robotics and Coding to Minecraft and Python. Notting Hill & Hammersmith


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

WILL TO WIN willtowin.co.uk Tennis, football, netball & sports-themed parties Chiswick House Grounds (off A4), W4 2RP 020 8994 1466 Lammas Park, W13 9NJ 020 8840 0888 Pitshanger Park, W13 8DJ 020 8991 9844

AERIALAND aerialand.com | 07737 624 296 Aerial circus and acrobatics skills 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

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

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

ST MARY’S CHURCH HALLS

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

stmaryacton.org.uk/the-church-halls | 020 8993 0422 1 The Mount, Acton High Street, W3 9NW

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

SNAKES AND LADDERS

ST DUNSTAN’S EAST ACTON stdunstanschurch.org.uk | 020 8740 1383 Kitchen facilities and furniture available. Friars Place Lane, W3 7AW

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

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

3RD CHISWICK SCOUTS

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ST MICHAEL’S CENTRE

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

stmichaels-elmwoodroad.org Hall with stage and kitchen. Furniture for hire. Elmwood Road, W4 3DY

HANWELL METHODIST CHURCH HALL

ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

hanwellmethodist.info | 020 8991 1913 Methodist Church, Church Rd, W7 1DJ

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

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

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

07947 354 554 Wilson Walk, Off Prebend Gardens, Stamford Brook, W4 1PT

smaaa.org.uk | 020 8994 1380 Priory Avenue, W4 1TX

THE PIER HOUSE chiswickpier.org.uk | 020 8742 2713 Corney Reach Way, W4 2UG

PICCOLO PLAY CENTRE piccoloplaycentre.co.uk | 07525 773 659 Hogarth Youth Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

ST PETER’S CHURCH PARISH ROOM ST PAUL’S CHURCH 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

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

CHISWICK CATHOLIC CENTRE 020 8994 9905 2 Dukes Avenue, W4 2AE

BRENTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

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

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

MACBETH CENTRE

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

CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB

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

ALL SAINTS EALING HALL

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

CERAMICS CAFÉ

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

PITSHANGER COMMUNITY PLAYCENTRE

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

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

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

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