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THE DEFINITIVE FAMILY GUIDE FOR WEST LONDON

SUMMER 2015 ISSUE 5 FREE SPRING 2016 ISSUE 8

SURVIVING THE SLEEPOVER

DOS AND DON’TS FOR PARENTS

WHAT’S ON BOOKS EDUCATION STYLE ACTIVITIES


Come aboard for our Easter Egg Hunt and other fun family events!

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Greenwich (zone 2)

Greenwich Pier


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ids. Trampoline. Photo shoot. What could possibly go wrong? Thankfully nothing and we have a bounce-tastic cover and an energetic fashion shoot to launch our Spring issue which is now heading to more homes than ever before. Ealing is the next place to get the City Kids treatment, while the magazine itself has had a little overhaul over the winter. We still have our inspirational What’s On guide, food with Jo Pratt, and Beverley Turner’s regular parenting insights. But we’ve listened to reader feedback and now bring you more books, extra features and our very first fashion shoot. Plus we have advice on how to survive the sleepover and possibly provide a legendary slumber party. Subscribe to City Kids Magazine via our website, pick one up at one of our family friendly outlets, or read online.

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Enjoy!

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INDEX 04 WE LOVE 07 WHAT’S ON 11 BEVERLEY TURNER 12 14 18 21 22 24 27 32 36 48 49 50

FEATURE MUM BOSS ADELLE SMITH FASHION EDITORIAL STYLE SHARKY & GEORGE FOOD JO PRATT PARENTING SURVIVING SLEEPOVERS EDUCATION BOOKS DIRECTORY BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS / LITTLE KIDS / BIG KIDS DIRECTORY HOLIDAY CLUBS DIRECTORY PARTIES EASTER PICKINGS

CITY KIDS editor Victoria Evans designer Caroline Haye contributors Beverley Turner, Sharon Fried-Jones, Jo Pratt, Sharky & George, Sophie Clowes, Lianne Kolirin, Roxzann Weston, Nikki Ward, Irena Smith & 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.


WE LOVE

BEA-UTIFUL BAGS Jem + Bea’s baby changing bags are chanelling Mulberry, Hindmarch and Burberry for SS16, with thoughtful touches and clever compartments, all new mothers need. In fact all mothers, regardless of whether there’s a baby in tow! Amber in Grey White & Black £230

www.jemandbea.com

PLAE TIME Plae is making strides with its first transactional website. This next gen

LITTLE BOX OF HOPE Danish homewares favourite, Rice, is donating a

footwear features interchangeable

portion of each sale of their Little Box of Hope

tabs, allowing kids to personalise

to the Danish Red Cross, who are helping with

their style.

the refugee crisis. Perfect for parties, there are 6 food boxes and 6 spoons in every pack. £14.99 www.rice.dk

NUBIE Nubie continue to be bang on trend using 2016’s key colour palette for kids’ spaces. The Cool Play Tent is a stylish addition to

any

playroom,

plus it folds flat for storage. £129

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MAGICAL MONSTERS

WE LOVE

A magical world created by Icelanders Signy and Helga, Tulipop is challenging gender stereotypes. Six characters feature across rucksacks, key rings, magnets, puzzles, interiors and tableware.

www.tulipop.com

TOY BOX CLUB

TOILET TRAINING If your house is anything like mine, when you show a guest to your loo, you’re never quite sure what they’ll find. Kidsflush think they have the answer.

Is there a mountain of unplayed toys in your house? We have a solution! With a subscription to Toy Box Club, you receive a monthly delivery of gender neutral toys. There’s less packaging, more convenience, and everything comes assembled. You can also borrow larger items such as sandpits and walkers. From £20 per month

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PANDA & PING Soft, British, well made and most of all fun! Florence Flamingo, Tom Toucan or elephants Edie and Elle will brighten any bedtime. Pyjamas and ever so useful towelling-backed blankets available for 2-5 years.

www.pandaping.com

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GI ANT

Harvington Join our Prep School for Girls

easter duck hunt Friday 25 March to Sunday 10 April

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And buy your own LEGO® brick duckling to build

Celebrating 125 Years in Education 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

For full details see wwt.org.uk/london Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT info.london@wwt.org.uk 0208 409 4400 A well established local school with outstanding pastoral care

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THE BEST IN

FAMILY THEATRE watermans.org.uk

Quality theatre for children of all ages at Watermans every Sunday and Half Term

WiLD! Illustration by Jacky Fleming

We prepare girls for entry into the most prestigious schools in London with excellent results and scholarships.


March

This playful retelling of the well-known Greek myth promises to be an action-packed treat. Certain dates feature post-show workshops exploring Myths and Legends. Until 2 April.

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A NEW ADVENTURE

FLOWER POWER FAMILY RAVE

Legoland Windsor

Acklam Village Market, Notting Hill

www.legoland.co.uk

www.bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk

To celebrate Legoland’s 20th anniversary, there’s a brand new 4D movie this spring. Another reason to head for this fab attraction!

Big Fish Little Fish put on family raves with all the freedom and excitement of a mini-festival – and they’re coming to west London!

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Trafalgar Square www.london.gov.uk

The Lyric, Hammersmith www.lyric.co.uk

The London St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival celebrates London’s Irish communities. Highlights include an Irish food market, children’s theatre and films.

From

Fish are disappearing…fast. Why? And how can one little girl help? Leaper follows one fish’s magical quest to overcome the natural and manmade monsters of the sea with puppets and songs. Ages 4 – 8.

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25 to 31

GIANT EASTER DUCK HUNT

ART WORKSHOP:

MAKE A MOVING ANIMATION

WWT London Wetland Centre

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THE LEGO MOVIE 4D:

ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL

From

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EASTER AT KEW Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew www.kew.org

Make chocolate and wrappers, go on a Flavour Trail or learn to combine unusual flavours for unique chocolate cookies. Until 10th April.

31 INTO THE WEST Watermans www.watermans.org.uk

wwt.org.uk

Follow the GIANT Easter duck trail around the Wetland Centre to discover where the missing birds are hiding. Egg-citing Easter activities too. Until 10 April.

Imperial War Museum www.iwm.org.uk

©

Richard Davenport

Unicorn Theatre www.unicorntheatre.com

Lego Movie © & Lego Group & Warner Bros. Entertainment

MINOTAUR

From

RBG Kew - Some of the produced with Theobroma cacao

Now

WHAT’S ON

Take part in a new family art workshop, and create your own unique spinning drawing using animation techniques. Additional dates in April.

A story of grit and magic, love and loss, hope and discovery for older kids. ‘Complex, vivid and moving… A remarkable piece of theatre’ The Guardian. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 07


April

WHAT’S ON

1 to 10

5 to 10

Until

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For enthusiastic gamers and novices, both children and adults, the London Games Festival promises to change your perception of video games.

Until

10

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

Across London www.games.london

SNOW WHITE

Rose Theatre Kingston www.rosetheatrekingston.org

THE HOGWALLOPS Jacksons Lane, Highgate www.roundhouse.org.uk Part of CircusFest 2016. Heart stopping aerial and floor acrobatics and a live score create a dysfunctional, quirky and comic family show.

Roald Dahl’s scariest book is brought to life in a tremendously terrifying treat for the whole family. Recommended for over-5s and brave adults.

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13 to 25

CLAPHAM COMMON KIDS 2K RACE

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Clapham Common www.innovationsports.co.uk

A reimagining of the popular fairy tale comes to the wonderful children’s theatre this spring. From the company behind hit show Flat Stanley.

There’s a chance for everyone – including kids – to run at this year’s Innovation Sports Race Series. Prizes available for speedy boys and girls!

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THREE KEEPERS

FULHAM FIRE STATION OPEN DAY

Imperial War Museum www.iwm.org.uk

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Fulham www.london-fire.gov.uk

To mark the 150th anniversary of the London Fire Brigade Fulham is opening to the public. Lots of fun planned for wannabe firefighters.

The SSE Arena, Wembley www.ssearena.co.uk

© Theatre Alibi

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon www.polkatheatre.com

©

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL

Mickey and Minnie commemorate 25 years of Disney On Ice in an action-packed ice adventure featuring The Lion King, Peter Pan and more.

23 & 24 OPEN WEEKEND AT

LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM DEPOT Acton www.ltmuseum.co.uk The depot houses over 370,000 objects belonging to the museum. Go behind the scenes, ride the miniature railway and take part in family workshops.


May

WHAT’S ON

Now

Now

1& 2

THE WONDERCRUMP WORLD OF

LAND OF THE LIONS

CANALWAY CAVALCADE

London Zoo www.zsl.org

Little Venice www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals

Step into the interactive lions’ lair at the new multi-million pound home of the most majestic of big cats at London Zoo.

London’s Little Venice comes to life with boats and bunting galore in this colourful annual festival over the May Day bank holiday weekend.

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ROALD DAHL

Embark on a magical and interactive journey through The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl and discover the secrets of the adored children’s writer. Until 3rd July.

7& 8

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

Colin Hutton © Hartswood Films

South Bank Centre www.southbankcentre.co.uk

NATIONAL PET SHOW

COVENT GARDEN

WiLD

ExCel www.thenationalpetshow.com

MAY FAYRE AND PUPPET FESTIVAL

Watermans www.watermans.org.uk

Courtney Reed and Adam Jacobs Photo by Deen van Meer

A firm family favourite for all animal lovers. Rabbit show jumping is a highlight.

From

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That’s the way to do it! Celebrate the anniversary of the first sighting of Mr Punch in England by Samuel Pepys in May 1662.

© Theatre Alibi

Covent Garden www.alternativearts.co.uk

Billy is nearly 11, has an untamed imagination, lives on his wits, and has a huge love of nature. This play for 8-12 year olds incorporates parkour, break dance and live music.

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ALADDIN

TROOPING THE COLOUR

Prince Edward Theatre www.aladdinthemusical.co.uk

MAJOR GENERAL’S REVIEW

It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally here! Disney’s amazing Aladdin finally gets the West End treatment, as the stage show goes live.

The Mall www.royalparks.org.uk

The depot houses over 370,000 objects belonging to the museum. Go behind the scenes, ride the miniature railway and take part in family workshops.

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IN PRAISE OF MOTHERHOOD BEVERLEY TURNER

With every baby born, the congratulations, baby-gros and stuffed rabbits flood in. Attention is lavished on the newborn. And yet, we ignore the biggest change in the room: somebody just transformed overnight from woman to mother.

This is rather like waking up on a Spring morning to discover you aren’t needed in the office that day because you’ve just been elected President of The United States – with every responsibility from mass unemployment to nuclear capabilities under your control. It’s that big. Oh, and you won’t be paid for it; your body is no longer yours alone and you will frequently wake up breathless at the weight of expectations society will suddenly place on you as a ‘mother’ (I’m really selling this aren’t I?).

and cuddle. “It takes a village to raise a child” should be printed on every nappy as a reminder not to suffer in silence. Accept every single offer of help. Particularly in London, extended family is ordinarily hundreds of miles away, or – as we have babies later – no longer with us at all. Post-natal doulas are a godsend. And we must remember to applaud ourselves for the visible and invisible acts of mothering we do every single minute of every single day. Chatting to friends with one ear on the baby’s grizzles is a valuable, inherent skill. Instinctively dropping a hand for our child to hold is a simple act of love that we do without a second’s thought – but it matters! Sitting on the tube, penning a week’s nutritious menu in our heads is an act of mothering. And nobody gives us a pat on the back.

It is only natural to wonder, on occasion, whether it was worth swapping all that to be stuck at home with a crying baby you may struggle to understand, a chaotic home and a treacherous pelvic floor.

Of course, you will probably (but not certainly) be swimming in a warm sea of amazement, love and fascination, pausing only to kiss the little creases in your tiny munchkin’s silky neck. Either way, your ghast will be well and truly flabbered: you made, grew and birthed a whole human! You’re a total goddess … so how come you’re alone, unstacking the dishwasher in your dressing gown at 2pm? Western culture is completely rubbish at celebrating and respecting new mums. We’re not much better at applauding dads, but at least they have the fun tradition of ‘wetting the baby’s head’, meeting their mates down the pub to toast their journey into fatherhood (well done – hope it goes well before you return to work in two weeks). We don’t even have that! We hit the ground running, yoked to a beating heart that depends on us to thrive – both physically and emotionally.

I have three children, a great husband and trusted childcare. Yet, I still have moments of feeling utterly overwhelmed by the responsibility of every PE kit, piece of homework, party invitation, permission slip and pair of new school shoes that require my attention. I can only assume this never ends (sob … reach for Pinot … ). But nothing makes my heart swoop like a pair of little arms gripping my neck, watching the ‘shy one’ say her lines in assembly or the ‘stroppy one’ shaking off her sulk, and the ‘distracted one’ focusing on a book. These moments are the whole point. It may not seem like much. But that’s probably because we’re conditioned not to notice that we did that. We made that happen. And that makes us awesome.

“It takes a village to raise a child” should be printed on every nappy as a reminder not to suffer in silence.

Every baby actually births a mother. And today, that mother probably has a job she enjoys that pays half the morgage, a circle of fun friends and a well-used gym membership. It is only natural to wonder, on occasion, whether it was worth swapping all that to be stuck at home with a crying baby you may struggle to understand, a chaotic home and a treacherous pelvic floor. We were never meant to raise a baby single-handedly, or even double-handedly. We are tribal; we are meant to be surrounded by grandmothers, aunts, friends and sisters to cook, clean, calm

READ ‘What Mothers Do – especially when it looks like nothing’ By Naomi Stadlen.

TIPS FOR NEW MUMS

READ ‘Nurturing New Families’ by Naomi Kemeny to consider what you need. TRY a post-natal doula such as Sarah Birtles, Chiswick-based (07775 894365) TRY www.petitpa.co.uk to get on top of your to-do list

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FEATURE

MUM BOSS:

Adelle Smith

How one woman has turned baking with her son at home into an award-winning business working alongside the likes of Google, Virgin and Nintendo. Adelle and Cai

How did it all start? BKD launched in 2014, in my kitchen in Shoreditch. What started as fun at home with my kids, swiftly grew and I had to rebase from my home, with my baking classes, to local haunts such as Hoxton Hotel, hosting corporate events, private birthday parties, creating bespoke cookies and styling photo-shoots. After establishing the events side of my business, I turned my attention to creating a collection of creative baking kits for children. I wanted to create a collection that encapsulated the BKD spirit of fun, teaching children kitchen basics and fuelling their imaginations. The collection launched in May last year and we are now stocked by lots of lovely kids boutiques, cook shops and delis, as well as bigger retailers such as Harvey Nichols, Fenwick and the Design Museum. What makes BKD stand out from the crowd? BKD’s focus is kids and design. I loved baking with Cai when he was younger, but hated all the baby blue and pink kitschness.

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We wanted to make fun, unique things like monster cupcakes! We get kids into the kitchen learning essential life skills, fuelling their imaginations, and enable families to have quality time together. Our baking kits make baking super easy, fuss-free, and are made with quality ingredients. Our unisex monochrome packaging shouts out to the crowds and has definitely given us a distinctive look in the children’s market. What’s a typical day like for you? There is no typical day! Things change week on week. Recently, there has been a lot of writing and recipe testing for my new book, Baked, and photo shoots for that too. I also make YouTube videos with my boy when we get the time. As a small business owner, I am heavily involved with day to day management, from updating our social media, emailing customers back, paying my staff wages, to helping the team get a corporate biscuit order out the door. In other weeks, I could be doing a personal appearance and demonstration at shows such as BBC Good Food Show or at Big Feastival, entertaining the kids. I really mix things up and love the variety.


FEATURE

haircut! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love BKD and what I do. I adore my family, and know in time that things will become a bit calmer.

Do you love it? 100% yes. Have you found the holy grail of work/life balance? It’s funny, as I thought that running my own business would balance well with family life. Whilst it offers me flexibility, I also have to work very hard! There are never enough hours in the day and I often find myself working at night when the kids are in bed. Cai often comes to the bakery to ‘work’. He’s our mini apprentice, always bringing so much fun, chaos and distraction to our day. The ladies are amazing with him, though I have to say, on Fridays I often get a lot less done! But I absolutely love running my own business and being creative; I get such a buzz out of it! I literally never know what’s around the corner. If you told me last year that I’d get a book deal and publish a book this year, I’d have laughed my head off! I feel tired but very lucky :) Where do you get your ideas? Our kids constantly inspire me and are, of course, my chief tasters! But I also take inspiration from everything around me, fashion, product design, toys, travel, interiors, and trips to the park; I always see something that inspires me. I picked up the sweetest metal chocolate moulds in a market in Essaouira, Morocco. I’m always on the hunt for cool things for the bakery. Do you ever have ‘me’ time? I have to say that is a very, very rare thing. Being a mum, a wife, running a business, and writing a book on top of that, it hasn’t left much time for me. I can’t remember the last time I had a

What three words would your kids use to describe you? Cuddly, fun, bit crazy. How far would you like to take BKD? What started as baking at home with my kids has now developed into a brand and business. I would love to keep developing that. It’s been a rollercoaster journey from day one. Within a few months of launching, I was thrilled and gobsmacked to hear that I’d made it into the finals in the ‘Best Loved Kids’ Food’ category of the Virgin Foodpreneur competition, where I could meet Richard Branson. So what can we expect from you in 2016? We’ve just launched a range of Baking Mixes that we hope to get into supermarkets, opening up another category for us and taking BKD to kitchen cupboard staples. I will also be doing more online video content very soon. I’m really looking forward to getting back in front of the camera. In July, my book, Baked, will be out. So, so much work has gone into it and I’m super excited about promoting it. It still feels surreal to think how far I’ve come with BKD in such a short space of time; it really has changed my life.

BAKED: Amazing Bakes to Create with Your Child (Orchard Books, £12.99) will be available from all good bookshops and online from 28th July 2016.

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SHARKY & GEORGE

WANT TO LAY ON AN EGG-CELLENT EASTER EGG HUNT? SHARKY & GEORGE HAVE SOME CRACKING IDEAS TO ENSURE YOUR TRAIL HAS THE EGGS FACTOR!

Mixed Age Hunt Most family egg hunts consist of a big range of ages taking part. To stop greedy big cousin Bruce Bogtrotter from nailing all of the booty in 10 seconds flat, colour coding is key. So buy a big bag of eggs wrapped in different coloured foil. Allocate a colour to each participant or age-group and hide the eggs accordingly. If Bruce is gold, make sure all the gold eggs are tricky to find to slow him up! Rhyming Clues If you have the time, nothing beats an Easter egg hunt with rhyming clues. This can be done anywhere, but a big garden or park is really the best. To set up, start at the end of the hunt and write your clues from there. For example, hide the final big stash of eggs under a bench, and then write a clue saying, “Well done! Last clue ‘till you find it…. Look high and low round somewhere you sit” Hide this clue folded up tight under a horse chestnut tree and write the next clue, something like:

It works well to put enough eggs for everyone playing at each clue, or every other clue, to keep everyone going! You shouldn’t need more than 10 clues or so depending on the space you’re using. Runaway Bunny If you’d like an alternative to the traditional egg hunt, hire or buy a big bunny costume. Get one adult dressed up as the Easter Bunny to hide somewhere with a basket full of wrapped eggs. Then get all the children to come out for an egg hunt, at which point the bunny legs it, flinging handfuls of eggs behind him. It’s important for the bunny to have a decent escape route so as not to be caught by the children! Little Hunters Little bit mean, but if you have a toddler who you don’t necessarily want gorging themselves on 100s of chocolates, get some plastic egg containers and put toys, biscuits and snacks in them so that they still have the fun of the egg hunt but aren’t stuffing themselves with loads of chocolate.

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FOOD BY JO PRATT

W

e should all start the morning with a well-balanced, fabulous-tasting breakfast. You’ll feel full of vitality and ready to tackle whatever the rest of day throws your way.

However, in reality – it’s usually the weekends (or holidays) when we have slightly more time on our side first thing. So make sure you plan ahead for the weekend and have plenty of healthy ingredients to hand when you know you’ll have time to enjoy eating them. Start off with an energy-giving, super-hydrating juice drink that’s great for your digestion. Packed with fresh fruit, powerful ginger and coconut water, all you do is

blend and go. Kids should love it too, and you can freeze any leftover for an ice-pop another day. For a real treat you have to have a go at pan-frying some avocado. It has a smoky flavour similar to mild smoked bacon, and is perfect served on toasted crusty bread with nutritious poached eggs and protein rich tahini.

Enjoy!

PINEAPPLE, MANGO AND COCONUT JUICE SERVES 2
 PREPARATION TIME 10 minutes 1/2 ripe pineapple / about 300g / 10 1/2 oz flesh,

peeled and cut into chunks 1/2 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and chopped

500ml / 17fl oz / 2 cups coconut water, chilled 1 tsp grated root ginger juice of 1/2 lime ice cubes, to serve (optional)

1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blitz for about 1 minute until completely smooth. 2. Pour into glasses and serve over ice, if using, or straight.

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT Not only is coconut water a great ingredient to use in juices and smoothies, but you can also use it to cook rice. It gives it a subtle flavour that works brilliantly with a number of cuisines from around the world, such as Asian, Indian, Caribbean or South American, to name a few. If you have some left over after making this recipe, why not give it a try? 22 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK


POACHED EGGS, TAHINI AND PAN-FRIED AVOCADO SERVES 4 (or 2 very hungry people) PREPARATION TIME 10 minutes COOKING TIME 5 minutes 2 tbsp white vinegar 4 eggs 2 tbsp olive or coconut oil 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and cut into 1 cm / 1/2 in thick slices 4 thick slices of fresh bread (such as sourdough or rye bread) 3 tbsp tahini, plus extra to serve 1 tsp sumac 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Bring a medium to large pan of water to the boil over a medium-high heat and add the white wine vinegar. Break in the eggs one at a time and reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Cook for 2–3 minutes until the whites are set. 2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the avocado slices and fry for about 1–2 minutes on each side until slightly golden. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper. to serve.

In the Mood for Healthy Food by Jo Pratt, published by Nourish Books.

3. Toast the bread until golden. Spread each slice with tahini, then top with the avocado slices. Remove the poached eggs from the pan with a slotted spoon. Dry any excess water with paper towels and then put the eggs on top of the toasts. Season with salt and pepper. Scatter with the sumac and sesame seeds, then serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a little more tahini.

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PARENTING

SLEEPOVER

SURVIVAL TECHNIQUE

© NHM London

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PARENTING

L

ike a third martini, the sleepover is something you say yes to when your guard is down and everyone is having fun. More often than not, both decisions heap regret on the pillow come the morning. Children, however, live in blissful ignorance of the game of consequences and love nothing better than staying up late, eating trash, watching movies and passing out on the floor. It seems we never learn…

party again!”). No one will sleep, someone will always cry and in the morning you’ll lie to all your children’s parents about how delightful their child is and how you can’t wait to do it again.

So when is your child old enough to go for a sleepover? The obvious answer is when the child is ready although I think I prefer the honest friend who proffered the response of when it suits the parents. Readiness varies according to character and circumstance and can be wildly different even between siblings. “I seem to be surrounded by mothers who start sleepovers in Year 2 and if the child is a second or third sibling, some of them even ask for the child to go for a sleepover at the end of Reception,” groans a friend. Oh hello, weary parents seeking a night of peace.

Here are some pearls of wisdom from those kind souls stupid generous enough to have hosted a slumber party. Firstly, all children must be ‘self-toileting’. It is not OK to administer Imodium to avoid dealing with another child’s poo. It is imperative to make it fun and different to the everyday. Have a midnight feast (not at midnight, obviously). Plump for popcorn over crumby biscuits or melty chocolate. Take a gamble on your guests’ intelligence and make like a Vegas casino – change all the clocks in the house so that they sleep longer. Ban all screens and gadgets. And my favourite piece of advice? Only invite children who you like - simple, but effective (the advice, not the child).

Let’s be clear here. There is a difference between a sleepover and that seemingly American invention: the slumber party. The sleepover is your friend, to be used at your convenience (or dire need) in a reciprocal manner with like-minded friends, or flowing as freely as champagne at a rich friend’s party if your children are fortunate enough to have grandparents/aunts/ uncles/fairy godparents who welcome their wit and repartee and think being bounced on at early o’clock is really rather sweet.

Of course, sleepovers are rich pickings for worst-first thinkers. While abuse is statistically more likely to be carried out by people familiar to your child, it seems that it’s older siblings and their friends who are often the most inappropriate influence. Unsuitable movies and unfamiliar people come a close second. Ask lots of questions about anything you’re worried about, agree that your child can always call you to be picked up and use your infinite wisdom that several years of parenting has bestowed upon you when deciding if it feels right.

The slumber party, meanwhile, is something to be saved for a rare occasion, undertaken with great planning and in the full knowledge that the kickback will ripple out across the households of every lucky guest. This is a time to set rules. These rules will be broken. You’ll hand out threats that you will never carry through (because you couldn’t come up with anything better than, “you’ll never have another pyjama

If you want to go the whole hog, you can take a group of children to BedBUGS at London Zoo or Dino Snores at the Natural History Museum. The Science Museum, British Museum and the Museum of London all offer sleepovers. Even Hamley’s does. And if you’re rich enough to afford that, might I suggest being selfish and keeping it cosy instead with a family stay in a childfriendly hotel with a kids’ club. Yes please to that third martini.

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EDUCATION

WHAT ARE SELECTIVE SCHOOLS LOOKING FOR? 7+, 11+, 13+, 16+

... Nope, not a maths reasoning test – though for many parents, it is possibly worse. These are the typical admissions ages for the UK’s selective schools – a veritable minefield of processes and requirements that need to be negotiated in order for your children to get into the school of your choice. It would be impossible to cover all the nuances of each schools’ admissions process, but the typical elements are: The “pre-test” – typically a proprietary or online ISEB (Independent Schools Examination Board) test sat at your child’s current school – accompanied by a reference letter from your child’s head teacher. If all goes well, then your child, and possibly you, the parents, will be asked to attend an interview and activities day with various staff members at the school. A thumbs up from them, and all that is required is for your child to achieve the appropriate pass rates in subsequent exams (most often Common Entrance). A golden ticket to a world-class education awaits. Simple. Well, sort of…. The problem, of course, is that the top schools are doing too good a job. Aided by favourable demographics and a geographically wider selection policy, they can afford to be even more selective than they have been in the past. The academic requirements they seek are, for various reasons, now achieved by so many that they no longer filter as they once did. Schools are looking for ways to see past all the polish of tutoring and understand the child’s genuine potential to fit in and thrive. In many ways, it is hugely refreshing that there is some pushback against all this teaching to “the test”. The best schools have worked out that, as the robots continue their inexorable rise, shortterm memory will be a less valuable skill for our children’s generation to succeed in life.

by HUGO SHEPHARD

Schools are looking for ways to see past all the polish of tutoring and understand the child’s genuine potential to fit in and thrive. Multiple intelligences across the spectrum, from physical to emotional, is what they are looking for. Critical, independent thinkers who can lead, but also step back and be team players. Students with creativity, enterprise, ambition, resilience and confidence, to name but a few characteristics, are being sought. Schools are also looking for enthusiasts with growth mind-sets; well-rounded, interesting, curious and passionate students. Schools are under ever increasing scrutiny to justify their fees. They realise they need to be producing graduates who can make recognisable contributions to the wider world. They do, of course, develop these qualities as part of the curriculum, but they are also acutely aware that if a student has those qualities when they arrive, they have a better base on which to build. As such their interviews and assessment days are designed specifically to unearth these characteristics. So, whilst academic grades remain a vital component in the admissions process, there is an ever-increasing requirement to ensure your child has these qualities. They can be developed in the home, at your child’s existing school and, increasingly, through specialist supplementary courses and camps. The good news is that investment into developing these qualities has the benefit helping your child conquer the admissions maze. It also gives them the best chance of prospering and enjoying their time at school. These are also qualities that, once developed, will never be wasted.

Now, more than ever, the top selective schools are looking for specific qualities that will enable the children to take advantage of the incredible opportunities on offer.

What does this all mean? Well, the head’s letter, along with the interviews and assessment day in particular, are an increasingly important part of the admissions process. Now, more than ever, the top selective schools are looking for specific qualities that will enable the children to take advantage of the incredible opportunities on offer. The new breed of heads and their visions are championed by the likes of Simon Henderson at Eton and Julian Thomas at Wellington College, both of whom, in recent press articles, have highlighted the necessity for skills and aptitudes beyond the pure acquisition of academic grades.

Hugo Shephard, Founder of Role Models, runs Confidence & Resilience and Enterprise & Creativity Courses for 8-12 year olds in the school holidays. www.rolemodels.me

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EDUCATION

SCHOOL OPEN DAYS - SPRING 2016 ARTS ED 11yrs+ co-ed www.artsed.co.uk

SIXTH FORM 27 Sept DAY SCHOOL (Yrs 7-11) 28 Sept 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 12 Mar / 14 May 10am-12pm Also private tours during the school week Telephone 020 8579 3662 admissions@cliftonlodgeschool.co.uk COLET COURT 7-13yrs boys www.coletcourt.org.uk

7+ 8+ 11+ 7 Nov ccschoolsec@stpaulsschool.org.uk

DURSTON HOUSE 4-13yrs boys www.durstonhouse.org

10 Mar 9.15am

FRANCIS HOLLAND 4-18yrs girls www.fhs-sw1.org.uk 4+ ENTRY 1 Feb / 7 Mar / 25 Apr 11+ & 13+ ENTRY Call for open events 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 FOR 2017 ENTRY 22 Sept / 27 Sept / 12 Oct 4.45-7pm no need to book HAMPTON COURT HOUSE 3-18yrs co-ed www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk EARLY YEARS 12 May 2.30pm MIDDLE & UPPER YEARS 4 May 2.30-4pm For all entries or individual tours contact Registrar Sarah Carroll 020 8614 0587 sarah@hchnet.co.uk

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HAMPTON SCHOOL 11yrs+ boys www.hamptonschool.org.uk 17 Mar 2.30-4.30pm (Call to be placed on waiting list) 26 Apr 2.30-4.30pm (If full, call to be placed on waiting list) 24 Sept 020 8979 9273 or admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk HARVINGTON PREP SCHOOL 3-11yrs girls www.harvingtonschool.com By appointment only: 020 8997 1583 HEATHFIELD HOUSE SCHOOL I4-11yrs co-ed www.heathfieldhouse.co.uk Call for appointment: 020 8994 3385 IBSTOCK PLACE 4-18yrs co-ed www.ibstockplaceschool.co.uk PREP 27 Apr / 15 Jun 9.30am SENIORS 11 May 5-7pm KEW GREEN PREP SCHOOL 4-11yrs co-ed www.kgps.co.uk Wednesdays 9:15am 16 Mar / 4 & 18 May / 22 Jun KEW HOUSE SCHOOL 11yrs+ co-ed www.kewhouseschool.com 8 Mar 9.30am / 17 Mar 6.30pm / 26 Apr 7pm 16 & 24 May 9.30am 14 Jun 7 pm / 1 July 9.30am KINGS HOUSE SCHOOL 3-13yrs co-ed www.kingshouseschool.org For admissions 020 8940 1878 KINGSTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL Book a group tour 020 8939 8822 LADY ELEANOR HOLLES 7-18yrs girls www.lehs.org.uk Contact: registrar@lehs.org.uk LATYMER PREP SCHOOL 7-11yrs co-ed www.latymerprep.org 14 Mar / 13 May 10.30am-12pm LATYMER UPPER SCHOOL 11-18yrs co-ed www.latymer-upper.org Spring dates for Y5 kids will be published on website in the spring term NOTTING HILL AND EALING HIGH SCHOOL 4-18yrs girls www.nhehs.gdst.net JUNIOR DEPT 18 Apr 1.15pm To enquire 020 8991 2165

ORCHARD HOUSE 3-11yrs co-ed www.orchardhs.org.uk 020 8742 8544 - info@orchardhs.org.uk RAVENSCOURT PARK PREPARATORY SCHOOL 4-11yrs co-ed www.rpps.co.uk 9 Mar / 5 May / 4 Jun 9.30am 020 8846 9153 ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIORY 3-18yrs girls www.saintaugustinespriory.org.uk Spring Open Day 10am-12pm 5 Mar Register to attend ST BENEDICT’S www.stbenedicts.org.uk NURSERY 10 Mar Open morning JUNIOR & SENIOR Individual visits enquiries@stbenedicts.org.uk 020 8862 2254 ST JAMES SCHOOLS 4-18yrs www.stjamesschools.co.uk JUNIOR SCHOOL Call Mrs Collins 020 7348 1793 SENIOR GIRLS’ SCHOOL 5 May 9-10.45am JUNIORS School tours 15 Mar 9.15am To book 020 7348 1793 SENIOR BOYS’ SCHOOL 13 Oct 6-9pm / 15 Oct 9.30am-1pm SCHOOL IN ACTION 5 May ST PAUL’S GIRLS SCHOOL 11yrs+ girls www.spgs.org Book tour: admissions@spgs.org March until end of summer term ST PAUL’S SCHOOL 13yrs+ boys www.stpaulsschool.org.uk 13+ FOR 2019 ENTRY 10 Sept 16+ FOR 2017 ENTRY 15 Sept Book Tour: admissions@stpaulsschool.org.uk THE FALCONS 3-13yrs boys www.falconsboys.co.uk

PRE-PREP admin@falconschool.com - 020 8747 8393 PREP 12 Mar Richmond Campus registrar@falconsprep.co.uk - 020 8948 9490

THE HARRODIAN 4-18yrs co-ed www.harrodian.com Book tour 020 8762 6321


THE TRUTH ABOUT TUTORING

EDUCATION

by CLARE PELHAM

As the competition for schools reaches staggering proportions, the number of London families employing private tutors for their children has exploded. One very experienced tutor on the books of a large agency, accurately describes the process as an arms race between anxious parents. Is this phenomenon a fad for the well heeled parent or has long term tutoring become essential for success?

Parents need to spread the net wide, rather than obsess about entry to a handful of schools. League table rankings only provide a limited picture, particularly when more and more schools, such as Eton and St Paul’s, choose to be excluded. For example, a technically lower ranked school may offer more GCSE options and activities than its higher ranked counterpart. The headmistress of a small girls’ boarding school proudly informed me that the girls decide which GCSEs are offered, not the other way around. It is important to remember that almost all independent schools have the high standards required for universities such as Oxbridge. I encourage my clients to contemplate weekly boarding, newly established and state schools, especially the new free schools and sixth form colleges. There are many good options at both the secondary school and university level if parents remain open minded.

Has long term tutoring become essential for success?

There is little doubt that gaining a place at a good independent or grammar school seems like winning the lottery. Many students make multiple attempts at several different institutions. Only a few years ago, the 11 plus exam might have consisted of a single short interview. Now, some schools, such as St Paul’s Boys, require a “pre pre online test”, as well as lengthy papers in maths, English and reasoning, along with an intense interview. To accommodate the children who miss out in the first round, a myriad of schools have added extra entry points, creating a blindingly confusing array of 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 12+, 13+ and Common Entrance papers. Is it any wonder that parents seek extra help for children straight out of nappies? Extra tuition can be very helpful if deployed with specific goals in mind. Students applying to the top secondary schools have to be pitch perfect in English and maths due to the high ratio of applicants per place. Private tutoring in the run up to the 11 plus exams often makes all the difference by correcting any weak areas. Similarly, nothing beats plodding through past GCSE and A level papers with a teacher who has done it all before. My daughter’s tutor, currently in medical school, has coaxed her through science exams so successfully that she recently received an offer to read chemistry at her top choice university. Their mentor relationship is certainly one of the main reasons for her academic turn around. Yet, excessive tutoring can be counter-productive. I meet children who have had so many different tutors, they never attempt an essay alone. They lose much of their original enthusiasm for learning and appear jaded, which is the kiss of death at school interviews. The best case is where the child himself is involved, at some level, in discussions regarding the choice of tutors and future schools. Subsequently, the child feels involved in each stage of his education, which better motivates him to work. The objective must be to develop the child’s confidence in his ability to overcome academic obstacles as the hurdles continue, long after primary school.

Alarmingly, many independent schools manipulate their A level results by replacing weaker students in the class with an intake at the start of the sixth form. Many parents wrongly assume their child has a school place until university. Thus, research on the school’s expectations for minimum GCSE grades, as well as any feedback from current students and their parents, is crucial. Selective tutoring prior to the GCSEs can alleviate the pressure. Even if the worst happens and a child loses his place at sixth form, the once named “crammers”, such as MPW and Collingham, have guided many a lost student to A level and GCSE victory. The truth is that private tutoring is only one aspect of the question, “How do we best educate our child?” While extensive tutoring might help win the battle for a place at a top secondary school, parents could lose the war if their child subsequently underperforms and is forced to change schools. A better long term strategy might be to reserve tutoring as one of the weapons in your arsenal to win the ultimate reward of a well earned university place.

The objective must be to develop the child’s confidence in his ability to overcome academic obstacles as the hurdles continue, long after primary school. Clare Pelham is a tutor herself as well as a founder of Chelsea and Fulham Tutors. Her three children have successfully navigated the London day and boarding school systems, with one each at Eton, St Paul’s and Latymer Upper. She began her career as an intellectual property lawyer with an Ivy League degree in Engineering Physics. www.chelseaandfulhamtutors.co.uk

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Tutor Agency in London with a Difference

Founded by parents with the inside scoop on schools! Specialists in 11 plus, GCSE and A Levels All our tutors are DBS checked and interviewed by us We only hire tutors that we would use for our own children

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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TELLING A TERRIFIC STORY

10 TIPS

Tired of reading the same story to your child? Then create your own!

Pick the Perfect Plot Have Fun with the Familiar Keep Quietly Quizzical Colour the Characters

1.

Pitch it Personally - Create a story between you. Personalise it. ast your child as the hero, involve their friends in the story and make the plot relevant to them. The more the child can relate to the tale, the more interested they will be.

2.

Stick with the Structure - Stick with the traditional storytelling structure. Decide characters, setting, time, plot twist and ending, in that order. Good stories need strong conflict and resolution. An ideal length is around eight minutes.

Vary the Voice

Once Upon a Time

Pitch It Personally

NIKKI WARD, ex-actress and children’s theatre director, shares some helpful hints.

Pitch it Personally

Pick the Perfect Plot Park the Pressure Stock up the Story Jar Pinch from the Pros

6. Have Fun with the Familiar - Adapt a well known tale. Take the plot and change the characters, setting or ending. Good stories to start with are The Brothers Grimm Tales, Aesop’s Fables and anything written for children by Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton or Dr Seuss. 7.

Park the Pressure - Relax! Make aspects of your story silly. Have fun. Use facial expressions and voices you and your child can laugh at. Go fo rit; there will be guaranteed giggles. Don’t just dip your toe in, dive in and have a fun story swim!

3. Pick the Perfect Plot - A strong plot is essential. Aim to base your story around your child’s favourite activities and interests. Places your child has enjoyed going to, and where they would like to go, can also create strong plot lines.

8. Vary the Voice - Use different tones in various parts of the story. Vary the pace. Play with different voices for each character. By doing this, your child will be able to follow the story and feel involved in the action.

4.

9. Keep Quietly Quizzical - Ask questions throughout the story. If your child doesn’t know the answer then have a response ready. Ask questions like: “What might happen?”; “Who should do this?”. Questions will not only sustain interest, but will help move the story on.

Stock Up the Story Jar - If you are dry on ideas, story jars can be your best friend! Write down a variety of characters and plots on different sheets of paper. Fold these and drop them into jars. Ask the child to choose one of each from the jars. This is another way of involving children in the story making process.

5. Colour the Characters - Make the characters interesting and colourful. Describe what the character is thinking, hearing, smelling and tasting in vivid detail. Ensure the characters in your story really come to life in your child’s imagination.

NEW

10. Pinch from the Pros - Pick up some further tips from the professionals. Storytelling events are happening everywhere right now: from libraries and museums, to theatres, community centres and colleges. As acclaimed storyteller and author, Robin Moore, says, “Inside each of us is a natural born storyteller just waiting to be released”. So create those stories together, let the imagination flow, and above all, have fun!

New to West London is Meet Up, Tweet Up, Swish & Act Up at The Coffee Traveller in Chiswick. Have a coffee and ‘swish’ while kids have story making fun. www.meetup.com/meetuptweetup @meetuptweetup

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BOOK REVIEW

PRIMARY

PRIMARY

JUNIOR

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Beauty and the Beast by Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard. (Penguin Random House).

I am Bear by Ben Bailey Smith and Sav Akyüz (Walker).

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend A memoir by Jacques Papier as told to Michelle Cuevas (Simon & Schuster).

Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard return with their latest fairytale caper, starring Kittie Lacey - the best hairdresser in all the land. Sticking to a winning formula of putting a quirky spin on a traditional fairytale, this time Bella is in the spotlight. Working as a painter, Bella is the official artist for Cinderella and Prince Charming’s baby’s celebration for the royal ball. She chances on the beast when she heads to his house to escape a storm and begins to do his portrait but has to hot foot it when the rain clears and the ball is looming large. Will the beast be able to find Bella and reveal the truth about how a wicked spell was put on him? Of course he does, but not only that he really saves the day when it comes to ball.

Meet bear. He’s cheeky, bold and funny. Ricky Gervais called this book ‘fun, smart and different…. I love this bear.’ He is a bit of a dude, he has purple hair and he’s not afraid of eating the odd squirrel from time to time. Oops! A real blast of a read, with larger-thanlife illustrations by Sav Akyüz that will have young readers in giggles with the naughtiness of the situations that bear gets into. If there’s trouble, he’s right in the thick of it. The rhyming verse makes this a breeze for parents to read over and over, and if you head to www.iambearbook.com you can watch the animated musical video and learn the rap recorded by Ben. Go, on tap into your inner Eminem, you know you want to.

Definitely another hit book from this super duo whose use of diverse characters breaks the mould.

invisible. Wait a minute, he is invisible. Why’s that? Because he discovers the shocking truth that he isn’t Fleur’s brother, he’s her imaginary friend. The film rights to this bittersweet story have already been snapped up and it’s no wonder why. Laced with humour throughout, Jacques has to navigate the world with his newly found status of being imaginary and it’s not an easy ride… Definitely a heart warming tale that fans of Moone Boy will enjoy.

by SHARON FRIED-JONES www.sharonfjones.com

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Imagine never getting picked for the school sports team, or the bus driver zooming off just as you’re about to get on, or when you put your hand up at school the teacher ignores you. This is the world Jacques inhabits. His sister Fleur has to remind his parents to set a place for him at dinner – he’s literally


BOOK REVIEW

JUNIOR

SECONDARY

Shackleton’s Journey Acitivity Book by William Grill

The Private Blog of Joe Cowley – Return of the Geek by Ben Davis

If you bought the award-winning Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill (Flying Eye Books), you’ll love this activity book which will keep your darlings occupied for hours. If you didn’t buy the book , make space on your shelves immediately and head to the shops on double-quick.

If all of the Wimpy Kid books have been exhausted but you’re looking for something in a similar vain but for the next age group, look no further than The Private Blog of Joe Cowley by Ben Davis and illustrated by Mike Lowery (Oxford University Press).

Following he heroic efforts of explorer Earnest Shackleton whose ambition it was to cross Antarctica, this book is a brilliant mix of factual information and creativity. Tasks range from designing outfits for the arctic (in light of the fact that Shackleton hadn’t changed for three months), drawing an ice giant, writing diary entries, writing a show (Shackleton kept boredom at bay by entertaining the men with stories and games). Beautifully illustrated, it’s educational but fun and will definitely get your child’s creative juices flowing. An absolute must-have. Almost too good for the kids.

It’s the second in this very funny serious which tells the story of Joe Cowley who is troubled by three things which ‘suck’ about his life – he’s still sharing a room with his step-brother Gav (who used to bully him at school), his mum is six months pregnant with twins and he’s about to have a brace fitted. Cor! Tough life eh? The only thing that is going well is that he has a girlfriend. Which in theory would be great if it wasn’t for the fact that her dad hates him, and now he’s facing stiff competition for her affection from Seb who’s pretty nifty with his DJ skills.

SECONDARY The Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar A simply stunning debut from Lindsay Edgar who finely blends reality with magic as she shows relationship between a young girl named Carol and her grandfather Serge who is suffering from dementia. It’s not an easy time for Carol. Whilst her friends are spending their summer holidays having a ball, 12 year old Carol is in New Mexico helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home. Not exactly a holiday to boast to your friends. But as time goes on she starts to get to know Serge and as she listens to his fantastical tales, she realises there’s more to her family than she imagined. And what about the bees she keeps seeing? What do they mean? Atmospheric, deep and written with such beauty, even the toughest of teens will be moved by this touching tale.

The jokes come thick and fast and there’s definitely plenty of LOL moments as Joe and his best friends Harry and Ad are going to enter a DJ competition and beat Seb at his own game. We all love an underdog and Joe is noexception as he battles his way various cringe-inducing situations in which you can’t help but feel sorry for him. Just the right tone for younger teens without heading into the Inbetweeners territory. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 33


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CHEL SKI by FRANCESCA YOUNG

SKIING WITHOUT THE FUSS I’ve always wanted to go on a family skiing holiday but then, remember, I’ve got five-year-old twins. The fear that we’d never get beyond the nursery slopes and the cost, coupled with a high risk of tantrums, has always put me off. So the invitation to test out Chel-Ski, the new dry ski slope as close to home as Fulham Broadway, appealed hugely — here was my chance to give the two newbies their first taste of skiing, without the risk of a week of whingeing. The set up at Chel-Ski — where two carpet-covered treadmill slopes face each other, with alpine scenes in the background — allows for two groups of up to three people per instructor; you can only ski under such supervision. Booked in for an hour, each group gets ten minutes’ skiing time and ten minutes’ rest. Our two (very over-excited) first time skiers were kitted out — no carrying skis with numb hands for me, I noted gleefully. Grouped with one other beginner, the ski schoolers were shown the basics, including the ‘pizza shape’ necessary to master snowplough. Despite only letting go of the handrail once, our junior testers enjoyed it so much they found the waiting time difficult, impatient to get back on the slope, only to fall down repeatedly, giggling.

SKIING FOR ALL LEVELS The beauty of the treadmill-style, adjustable slopes means it can accommodate all levels: from complete beginners to Olympic standard pro. One experienced (grown-up) skier confided that it’s more difficult than the real thing. But it was reassuring to see slope stops turning the second you fall — so no nasty carpet burns. At £34.95 for a junior session, it’s not cheap. However, it is more affordable and warmer, with a lot less cursed carrying of skis, than a family jaunt to Val d’Isère. Given the insistent calls for a repeat visit, our five-year-olds certainly gave it the double thumbs up — we’ll be back. APRÈS-SKI It’s also worth noting that Chel-Ski shares the old Christopher Wray lighting warehouse (just off the King’s Road) with Clip N Climb — the two are joined by a balcony café. On the Friday night we visited, the colourful climbing walls, vertical drop slide and thumping disco music made us want to join in. And at £9 a pop (for children aged 4-15; off peak) we’ll be trying that next week. If you want to get some practice in before spring skiing, or wish to avoid the hassle of passport checks and travelling with small children, Chel*ski is a great alternative to the real thing. www.chel-ski.uk CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 35


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MONDAYS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS BABY MASSAGE

CADENZA | MUSIC

CRAFT CLUB

westlondonbabies.com | 078157 42824 10.30 & 13.30 Chiswick

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

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

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

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING

KITE STUDIOS

RHYME TIME

ST NICHOLAS PLAYGROUP

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL

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

LA CAPUCINE | FRENCH lacapucine.co.uk 15.45 French for under 4s ByTheMoon, 69 Blythe Rd, W14 0PH

TUESDAYS

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

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

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 9.15 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. ByTheMoon, 69 Blythe Rd, W14 0PH

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

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

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

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 | 078157 42824 10.30 Chiswick

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

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

LITTLE RUGBY littlerugby.co.uk 14.15 2-3.5 yrs Junior Rugby Hogarth Youth Ctr, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

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

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

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL actonballetschool.co.uk | 020 8992 6891 15.30 & 16.00 2 ½-4yrs Baby Ballet Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Rd, W3 8PP

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

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

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

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC CLASS hartbeeps.com 09.30 Toddler/standing 10.30 sitting to toddling 11.30 newborn to sitting. Crown & Anchor, Chiswick High Rd, W4 5TA

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com/f/chiswick | 07967 835059 From 09.30 Newborn-5yrs. Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE balletclasseslondon.co.uk | 07813 296221 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 Road, 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 and movement toddlers 11.30 Newborn music The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ


BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS ...WEDNESDAYS CADENZA | MUSIC CLASS cadenzaclasses.com 09.45 Christ Church, Town Hall Avenue, W4 5DT

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 Road, W13 8HB

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

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

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC CLASS

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

hartbeeps.com | 0800 1488 266 14.30 Sitting 15.30 Walking Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

ANIMAL FU | PERFORMANCE MARTIAL ARTS

TEMPO TOTS | MUSIC

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

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

THURSDAYS

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

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

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

BABY MASSAGE westlondonbabies.com | 078157 42824 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

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOL OF DANCE

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE CLASSES

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

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

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-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 Road, W3 8PP

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

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

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH FRIDAY FRIENDS | PLAYGROUP gunnersburybaptistchurch.org | 020 8987 2965 09.30 0-4yrs. Term-time only Gunnersbury Baptist Church, Wellesley Road, W4 4BE

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

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

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

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

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

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

BABY YOGA westlondonbabies.com | 078157 42824 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

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FRIDAYS BABY BOUNCE

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863

11.00 Stories & Rhymes Askew Road Library, 87/91 Askew Rd, W12 9AS

CROUCHING TIGER KARATE crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk | 07734 655 057

16.00 4yrs+ Tiger Cubs Karate The Dukes Meadows Community Centre, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX

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

A2ZEN | YOGA a2zen.co | 07979 533 7500 16.00 All abilities Vihara Buddhist Centre, 309 - 311 The Avenue, W4 1UD

SATURDAYS

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

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 08.30 1½-2yrs 3mths; 9.15 2-3½ yrs; 10.15 & 11.15 3½-5yrs. Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

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

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

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

BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS PARKOUR GENERATIONS | FREE RUNNING

MINI BOARDERS | SKATEBOARDING CLUB

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

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

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

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

ROCKS LANE | FOOTBALL COACHING rockslane.co.uk | 020 8994 1313 10.30 U4yrs 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

age range 18 months - 10 years

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

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

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

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thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.00 4mths-5yrs

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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

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

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

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

HOOLLABALOO hullabaloopuppetmusictheatre.co.uk | 07787 11 3785 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 Road, W5 2RS

HARTBEEPS hartbeeps.com 12.45 Sitting to toddling 13.45 Newborn to sitting 14.45 Sitting to toddling 15.45 Walking to 4yrs The Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, W13 8PH

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

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

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

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

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

LONDON BABY SWIM

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 Newborn to sitting; 15.00 Sitting to toddling The Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, W13 8PH

ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 17.15 3-5yrs Tiny Tots Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Road, Ealing, 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 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

HANWELL PLAYGROUP

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

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

JUMPING JELLYBEANS

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

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

HANWELL ACTION SONGS AND RHYMES

HOOLLABALOO

LONDON BABY SWIM

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

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

INNOVATION DANCE

TIPPITOES

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

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, Ealing, W13 9 QD

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 4-18mnths 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, Ealing, 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 9 mths-2+yrs 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, Ealing, W5 2RS

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1062 14.30 0-2yrs Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9LG CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 39


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...WEDNESDAYS

BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS THE CREATION STATION

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS

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

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

WATERBABIES

INNOVATION DANCE

EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE

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

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

EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE

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

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

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

THURSDAYS 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

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

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

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS

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

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

GYMBOREE

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

gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 09.30 0-5yrs Music, Play and Learn, Art St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Road, Ealing, 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, Ealing, 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

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BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS SATURDAYS WATERBABIES waterbabies.co.uk | 020 8427 4012 From 08.30 Baby swim classes Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens, Ealing, W13 0DH

YOURSTAGE DRAMA yourstagedrama.com | 07580 474638 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 2-4yrs Ballet; 09.30 2-4yrs Dance. Ealing Town Hall, Telfer Room, New Broadway, Ealing, W5 2BY

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

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

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

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

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

EALING

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

ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL

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

annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 13.30 3-5yrs Tiny Tots Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Rd, Ealing, 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-hights MacFarlane Lane, Isleworth, TW7 5PN

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

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

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

Gymboree

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

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

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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

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

TH FRI SAT

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

KITE STUDIOS

7TH CHISWICK RAINBOWS

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

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

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

BADGER & EARL badgerandearl.com Knitting, sewing, craft 14A Sutton Court Rd, W4 4NG TUE SAT

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

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

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

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

LANGUAGES

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

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

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

Art Club every two weeks THU

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING

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

MUSIC 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

Acton West, West Acton Youth & Community Ctr, Churchill Grdns, W3 0JN TUE SAT Chiswick Town Hall, W4 4JN 020 8876 9954 MON TUE Ealing Broadway, St Peters Church Hall, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RU TUE THU Ealing South, Polygon Centre, St Mary’s Road, W5 5RH TUE FRI SAT Ealing West, Pitshanger Methodist Church, W5 1QP TUE THU SAT St Stephen’s Church Hall, Coverdale Rd, W12 8JJ 020 3002 0735 TUE Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR 020 3397 8581 WED FRI Northfields, Northfields Community Centre, W13 9SS MON THU SAT

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

NUMBERWORKSNWORDS

EALING JUNIOR MUSIC SCHOOL

19 Alexandria Road, W13 0NP 020 8840 8404 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

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

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

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

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

NUMERACY KUMON

numberworksnwords.co.uk 86A Chiswick High Rd, W4 1SY 020 8994 9168 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

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

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

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

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CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 3-9yrs Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS

ARCH 197 arch197.com | 020 8987 8788 Street dance, flamenco & ballet Prebend Gardens, Stamford Brook,,W6 0XT MON SAT

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

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

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

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

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

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LITTLE & BIG KIDS INNOVATION DANCE EALING

CENTRE STAGE WORKSHOPS

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

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

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

PASSION DANCE ACADEMY 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

THE ITALIA CONTI RUISLIP italiacontiruislip.co.uk | 0208 839 8747 4yrs+ Ballet, modern, tap, gymnastics Ruislip High School, HA4 0BY SAT

THE LONDON SCHOOL OF BALLET londonschoolofballet.co.uk | 07794 943 034 5yrs+ RAD and Cecchetti Ealing Quaker Meeting House, W5 2SE MON TUE All Saints Church, W5 3JH WED St Martin’s Church Hall, W3 9SQ TH

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

WEST LONDON SCHOOL OF DANCE westlondonschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 8743 3856 4yrs+ Ballet, tap, jazz, singing 58 Bulwer Street, W12 8AP Du Boisson Studios, 25 Bulwer St, W12 8AR MON TUE WED THU FRI

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

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 TH FRI

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

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

PERFORM perform.org.uk | 020 7255 9120 4-12yrs+ Drama and dance Westway Sports And Fitness, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL THU Brook Green, Masbro Children’s Centre,87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR SAT St Andrew’s Church Hall, W14 9SX THU St Mary’s West Kensington, W14 9BA FRI St Peter’s Hall,59A Portobello Rd, W11 3DB WED FRI 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 TH Brentford Methodist Church, Clifden Rd, TW8 0PB MON St Barnabas Millennium Hall, Pitshangar Lane, W5 1QG MON TUE WED SAT

St Paul’s Church Hall, W13 9XW FRI

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

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

SCHOOL OF COMEDY 07912 222 670 Stand-up, improvisation 4yrs+ Chiswick 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 4-18yrs Chiswick Strand on the Green School, Thames Rd, W4 3NX 020 3394 0818 FRI William Hogarth School, Duke Rd, W4 2JR SAT Addison Primary School, Addison Gdns, Blythe Rd, W14 0DT FRI St Barnabas &St Philips School, 58 Earls Court Rd, W8 6EJ SAT 6-18yrs Main school Kew 8487 1456 FRI

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

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


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

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

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

SCIENCE / S.T.E.M MINI ENGINEERS

mini-engineers.com 5-11yrs Lego construction & coding Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ SAT

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

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

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

SPORT

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

ATHLETICS

FOOTY FUN 4 KIDS

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

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

THAMES VALLEY HARRIERS

FULHAM FC

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

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

CLIMBING

KEW PARK RANGERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GYMASTICS & YOGA AERIALAND aerialand.com | 07737 624 296 9yrs+ Term-time aerial circus skills, trapeze, hoops, acrobatics 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 MON

A2ZEN YOGA LK BK a2zen.co | 07581 307268 All ages and abilities Vihara Buddhist Centre, W4 1UD FRI

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

ennis-gymnastics.com | 07731 393422 5-8yrs Rhythmic gymnastics South Ruislip Young People’s Centre, Victoria Rd, HA4 0JE

SHOOTING STARZ

Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NP TUE WED FRI SUN

shootingstarz.co.uk | 07549 982 243 Football, netball, multi-skills & afterschool clubs Chiswick FRI Ravenscout Park W6 TUE THU SAT Brook Green W14 THU Twyford Avenue, W3 tbc 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

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

WE MAKE FOOTBALLERS wemakefootballers.com | 020 7148 1602 4yrs+ Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN MON TH SAT CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 45


CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING 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

LITTLE & BIG KIDS 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

WLS TAEKWONDO

RUGBY

wlstkd.com | 07885 819 469 4yrs+ Brentside High School, Greenford Ave, W7 1JJ FRI

TWISTERS

Oaklands Primary School, Oaklands Rd, W7 2DP MON

ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 4yrs+ Gymnastics, ballet, judo term time only. 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

St John’s Fisher School, Sarsfield Rd, UB6 7AF TUE THU

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

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

ROCKS LANE HIGH 5

CROUCHING TIGER KARATE

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

crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk | 07734 655 057 6yrs+ St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Rd, W4 3DZ

PARKOUR & FREERUNNING

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

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

STAG LODGE RIDING

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish Centre, Greenford Rd, UB6 9AN WED

YMCA WEST LONDON

EALING RIDING SCHOOL

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

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

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

RIDING

FOUCAN FREERUNNING ACADEMY foucan.com/ffa Beginners, intermediates, advanced 7yrs+ Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF TUE THU SAT

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

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

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 LK BK 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

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

RIPPLES OF WEST LONDON 07956 410 940 Term-time classes Vanessa Nursery School, W12


LITTLE & BIG KIDS SPORTS GENERATION

TEDDY TENNIS

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

teddytennis.com | 0845 643 1173 5yrs+ classes using music and pictures Westminster Sports Ground, Hartington Rd, W4 3UH 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 Mini Red/Orange/Green/Yellow Chiswick Tennis Club, Burlington Lane, W4 3EU MON TUE WED THU FRI

DUKES MEADOWS

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

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

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

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

OTHER

HARTSWOOD TENNIS CLUB

queensiceandbowl.co.uk 5yrs+ Group and individual lessons Bayswater, W2 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

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

QUEENS ICE SKATING & BOWLING CLUB

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

SKIPLEX LK BK

North Acton Playing Fields WED THU FRI SAT

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

ROCKS LANE

W4 LACROSSE CLUB

rockslane.co.uk| 020 8994 1313 4yrs+ junior coaching Chiswick Common Rd, W4 WED SAT

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

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HOLIDAY CLUBS TO THE RESCUE PERFORMING ARTS ARTS ED

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

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

PERFORM perform.org.uk 4-12yrs | Drama, dance and singing Shepherd’s 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

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

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS chiswicktheatrearts.com 4-14yrs Chiswick

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

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

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

SONG ACADEMY songacademy.co.uk 8-12yrs | Write, produce, perform and record a song. Brook Green 48 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN

DUKES MEADOWS

musichouseforchildren.co.uk Various ages Shepherds Bush

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

THEATREBUGS CHISWICK

THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB

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

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

XBAND STUDIO SCHOOL OF ROCK POP AND MORE

ON THE BALL TENNIS

xbandstudio.com 8-18yrs Ealing

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS chiswicktheatrearts.com 4-14yrs Chiswick

ART & DESIGN BADGER & EARL

badgerandearl.com All ages | Sewing & craft Chiswick

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

EALING CRICKET CLUB ealingcc.co.uk 4-15yrs Easter, Half-term & Summer Ealing

EXCEL SPORTS CAMPS excelsports.org.uk 4-12yrs Chiswick

FIT FOR SPORT

FUN WITH FIMO CLAY

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

6yrs+ funwithfimoclay.co.uk Acton

HARTSWOOD TENNIS CLUB

KITE STUDIOS kitestudios.org Various ages | Arts and crafts Shepherd’s Bush

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE bfi.org.uk 8-14yrs | Half-term workshops Southbank

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

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

SPORT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

ARCH 197

CERAMICS CAFÉ

ST MARY’S CHURCH HALLS

CHISWICK CATHOLIC CENTRE

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

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

020 8994 9905 2 Dukes Avenue, W4 2AE

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

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

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

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

HALLS FOR HIRE

AERIALAND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PITSHANGER COMMUNITY PLAYCENTRE

MASBRO CENTRE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ST PAUL’S CHURCH

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

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

BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN LEISURE CENTRE

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

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

ST DUNSTAN’S EAST ACTON

ALL SAINTS EALING HALL

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

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Stella McCartney Kids Romper & Cotton Knit Sweater £58 www.smallable.com

Mamas & Papas Fifi Lapin Bobble Cardi £19 www.mamasandpapas.com

Patachou Bunny bib £12 www.patachou.com

our pi c k of the best bunny treats Sugar Bunny £1.40 www.hedgehogshop.co.uk

Rabbit Saving Bank £16 www.hedgehogshop.co.uk

Personalised Bunny & Chick bracelets From £29 www.mercimamanboutique.com

Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle in a Real Eggshell £4.25 www.prestat.co.uk 50 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Bunny Aloka SleepyLight in Teal £39.95 www.potwells.co.uk


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We pride ourselves on sharing this knowledge, offering advice that’s right for you, right when you need it – making the process of buying, selling, renting or letting reassuringly simple. Winkworth. See things differently.

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Winkworth Ealing & Acton

269 Chiswick High Road, W4 4PU

5-6 Station Buildings, Uxbridge Rd, W5 3NU

020 8994 7096 chiswick@winkworth.co.uk

020 8896 0123 ealing@winkworth.co.uk


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